If you're on a budget, this place is my pick in the main tourist area. Named after the city's most famous painter, who lived just around the corner, the Murillo is officially only a two-star hotel. Beats me as to why. The only reason I could find is that it doesn't have a separate staff lift. It has a bright, airy reception area with an ornate, original carved ceiling and some ancient Roman columns. Rooms are simply furnished, but comfortable and clean. Some are a little on the small side, but all have good- quality bathrooms, televisions, and hairdryers. There are several superior rooms on the upper floors which have their own terraces and a junior suite with a raised bed area and small lounge. The hotel's roof terrace is perfect for a sundowner beer while looking out across Seville's rooftops toward the cathedral. For the busy sightseer, the location is ideal—it's right in the heart of the tiny, winding passageways that make up Barrio Santa Cruz. The only drawback is you can't reach the hotel by car, and have to walk the last five minutes or so on foot.