Anybody have a favorite hotel, B&B, or Pension they like?
The Parma Hotel is one we found when we drove into San Sebastien with no hotel booked. It was perfect for us, and there is (was, at any rate) an underground parking facility just across the street.
We stayed in Pension Amaiur last summer. We paid $60 euros per night for each of the two balcony rooms that we reserved. I guess that they could be louder but we stayed up pretty late ourselves. I saw the back room and it was very nice. Another room looked small. It was directly across from a great Tapas bar but the whole historical center is one big Tapas bar scene. For us it was a great location and after four days of walking all over I am sure that I could not prefer any other zone. Virginia is sweet and there are fresh flowers everywhere. They had a shared kitchen, computer room, plenty of clean bathrooms and when Virginia isn't there she has someone else to help you. Not that you asked but we took the train from Madrid and I got a great early bird booking rate for first class. It wasn't that much more and for a longer ride it was great. Fantastic service, great breakfast and a special waiting room in Madrid's train station that was full of complementary snacks and drinks and a hostess and nice especially that early in the morning.
Thanks Karen will check it out.
Hotel Monte Igueldo is reasonably priced and offers a commanding view of the area as it sits probably 500' above the city. It is easy to get to the beach, etc.
My wife and I stayed at Pension Bellas Artes near the Train Station and the owner and her mother were great,she knows the restaurant scene very well and can help with directions for different attractions,we really enjoyed it. www.pension-bellasartes.com
We stayed at the Pension Edorta in the old part of San Sebastian. It was lovely and very reasonably priced. Check the current reviews on Trip Advisor.
We stayed here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187457-d620061-Reviews-Pension_Bellas_Artes-San_Sebastian_Donostia_Guipuzcoa_Province_Basque_Country.html The owners are incredibly accomodating and the room was one of our nicest in Spain, but also the most expensive at 117 euro (high season rate). There was a downside. It was Spring Break for the French and there was a ton of street noise all night as there must be a nightclub very close to it. Even with the noise, we still rated it very highly but might opt for a room on the inside of the building next time.
Thanks for all the suggestions. Very much appreciated.