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This charming coastal hotel is located just 492 feet from Salve Beach in Laredo and is set within beautiful gardens. The colonial-style El Ancla serves breakfast at any time of day. The classic rooms at Hotel El Ancla feature free Wi-Fi and a TV. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer upon request. The hotel offers guests an inviting lounge with a large wood fire and flat-screen TV. It also has an attractive bar upon request. Guests can choose from the daily menu or à la carte options. Gluten-free meals are available on prior request. Cabarceno Natural Park and Altamira Caves are just 40 minutes’ away by car. The cities of Santander and Bilbao are 31 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

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Room Type
Number of guests
3 twin beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Khiuk
    United States of America United States of America
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Some staff can speak English. Comfortable bed. Great location. Close to the beach and a great seafood restaurant around the corner. Old town in walking distance. Beautiful garden where you can have a drink or have...
  • Elia
    United States of America United States of America
    Charming property and great customer service. Good breakfast.
  • Christine
    United States of America United States of America
    Location, ocean breezes, spacious grounds, beautiful garden area, and delicious breakfast

Hotel area info

Amenities of El Ancla

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Beach
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Basque
  • French

House rules

El Ancla takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Visa Diners Club Carte Bleue American Express Cash El Ancla accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that drinks are not included in the half-board service.

Accessible with assistance: The establishment is partially accessible to people using a wheelchair. Guests should contact El Ancla in advance using the Special Request box when booking or contact the property.

License number: G.5409

FAQs about El Ancla

  • El Ancla is 1,950 feet from the center of Laredo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from El Ancla. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at El Ancla is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • El Ancla offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Beach

  • The prices at El Ancla may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at El Ancla include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Triple