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The Austrian capital has always been dignified, but there's a thick layer of whipped cream around almost every corner. Its baroque architecture, art galleries and museums, rich musical heritage and café's and cakes have been magnets for tourists since the days of the Grand Tour. Our selection of the best places to stay in Vienna varies from the Hotel Sacher, an institution where old world charm meets modern luxury to the Pension Suzanne, a family run guesthouse with superb service and an unbeatable central location. If it's an apartment you're after, check out the choice with our online partner,

Part of the city's appeal is its compact centre ('innere stadt'), which forms the 1st District. All the sights, restaurants and cafés and best places to stay in Vienna are within an easy walk. The medieval city is contained by a broad horseshoe-shaped road of 19th-century palaces, the Ringstrasse, where all the grand old hotels are found.

Although a 1st District address is plum, the neighbouring districts, such as 4th, 7th and 8th, are still convenient and the hotels often better value. Viennese hotels are, almost without exception, well-run and pristine (even the most modest pension has good quality linen), but many are decorated in an oppressive Biedermeier style. We have tried to ferret out the elegant ones, as well as recommending a number of fresh, contemporary boutique hotels.

Its popularity has continued to grow and now, with budget airlines flying directly to the city, and to nearby Bratislava, Vienna has never been cheaper or easier to get to. The best places to stay in Vienna reflect this with an increasing number of properties popping up to suit even the strictest of budgets.

The Christkindlmärkte always draw crowds when, from the end of November to Christmas, little huts spring up on streets throughout the city, selling presents, food and warming Glühwein. The city becomes a magical destination at this time of year and the best places to stay in Vienna get booked up well in advance, so get organised and plan well ahead.

Best places to stay in Vienna

Central Vienna

  • The Grand Hotel Wien has been a Viennese hub since the early 20th century and still exudes class and style.
  • The Hotel Imperial, Vienna's grand dame, opened its doors in 1873 and is still in fantastic condition with massive suites and marble everywhere!
  • An alternative to these old faithfuls would have to be The Ring a new "casual luxury" hotel, all slick style and cool unfussy rooms.

Best places to stay in Vienna - contemporary

  • Our pick of the best contemporary places to stay in Vienna includes the Hollman Beletage - hard to find, but persevere, it's worth it!
  • Do&Co a chic property with the best location in town and fresh modern architecture and design.
  • Alternatively check in to the Altstadt. This hotel is just outside the Ring, but offers a great mix of styles from classic to avant-garde and houses the owner's stunning art collection.

Best budget place to stay in Vienna

  • A good choice for those trying to save their Euros is the Pension Nossek, a traditional and great value guesthouse with a superb central location. Take note it's hugely popular, so book well in advance!

Best places to stay in Vienna for Christmas Markets

  • Das Triest, a Conran designed property, one of Vienna's first "boutique" hotels
  • Konig Von Ungarn, a classical style hotel ideally located very close to St Stephens Cathedral in a 16th century building.

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  • If you've decided that you'd prefer a city centre apartment, then we recommend you check out the wide range with our online partner,

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  • Saint Shermin


    A boutique bed and breakfast hotel in the heart of Vienna with a personal atmosphere and welcoming staff. A home away from home with large rooms and everyday comforts. Close to lots of local bars and restaurants, a good spot to explore this culture filled city and great value too.

    10 rooms from $66
    Great walks  -  Spend a day in the Vienna Woods
    Sights nearby  -  Belvedere Palace
  • Hotel Daniel


    A refreshing hotel. Minimalist, earthy, and focused on saving the environment. All white rooms speckled with neutral colours, fantastic bakery and restaurant, lovely terrace, beehives on the rooftop and vespas to rent. A modern traveller's dream and great value - but think Green Peace hip.

    116 rooms from $77
    Sit-out Terrace
    Value chic
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  15 mins walk to the city centre. Schloss Belvedere and the Botanical Gardens are close by.
  • Hotel Karntnerhof


    A lovely bright hotel with classical elegance. Airy rooms and suites in ice blues and white with elegant furniture and pretty paintings. Library filled with oil paintings and antique furniture. A crisp hotel in a great location.

    44 rooms from $122
    Sights nearby  -  3 minutes walk from St Stephens Cathedral
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Pension Suzanne


    A charming family run pension with impeccable service in a good central location. Cosy and relaxed, with charming 19th century atmosphere. Lavish breakfast spread. An ideal base for exploring the city.

    25 rooms from $129
    Local exploring  -  A historic property located in the heart of Vienna within walking distance of the main sights.
    Sights nearby  -  Just a short walk from Saint Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and the Spanish Riding School.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers
  • 25 Hours Hotel


    Quirky, contemporary, playful hotel. Contemporary bedrooms have funky wall murals, light wood floors and private balconies. A large sitting room or study area, restaurant and a lively bar. A young person's choice for fun in the city.

    219 rooms from $131
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of the Museums Quartier
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Hotel Rathaus - Wein & Design


    A stunning boutique hotel in the city centre. A historic building with unique contemporary interiors. Enormous rooms and family suites have lots of natural light, sloping ceilings, and big bath tubs. City style for couples and families.

    39 rooms from $146
    City Style
    Quirky  -  The theme that runs through the hotel is wine! Everything hints at wine, from the room products to the shape of your plate!
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
  • Levante Parliament


    Behind a traditional facade sit contemporary designed spaces with Air, Fire, Water, and Earth themes. Modern bedrooms and suites in browns, creams and oranges. Excellent restaurant and large terrace, gym, and wellness. Ideal for large groups or weddings.

    67 rooms from $163
    Local markets  -  A stone's throw from Rathausplatz which hosts Vienna's Christmas Market and much more.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Austrian parliament and Vienna city hall
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Pension Nossek


    A Family-run pension with character and traditional charm. The rooms are airy with large windows, antique style furniture and polished parquet floors. The great locality and reasonable price makes this the ideal base for a Viennese adventure.

    30 rooms from $185
    Local exploring  -  Right in the thick of Vienna's premier cultural district, perfect for exploring on foot or two wheels.
    Sights nearby  -  Saint Stephens Cathedral is within a 5 minute walk and well worth checking out.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
  • Altstadt Vienna


    A thoroughly contemporary hotel encased in a traditional shell. Each room is entirely unique and individually designed by designers and architects. The owner's adorned the walls with contemporary art including Warhole's and Prachensky's. The food is excellent and locally inspired. A chic option.

    45 rooms from $212
    Romantic Break  -  Couples should pick one of the Boudoir-inspired suites- decked out with mural-sized photographic nudes and sultry red velvet.
    City Style  -  A renovated townhouse nestled in the arty district of Spittelberg, with chic modern interiors.
    Great walks  -  Get out and explore the hip young district of Spittelberg on foot.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels
  • Topazz


    Modern, uncluttered, no frills attached. Simple contemporary rooms and suites with clean lines and funky oval windows. Open plan living areas, a good bistro, and access to its sister hotel's excellent restaurant across the street. Refreshingly simple.

    33 rooms from $220
    Sights nearby  -  Superb location right in the heart of the city. Walking distance to most major attractions.
    City Style
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Hollmann Beletage


    A stylish modern boutique hotel in a converted townhouse. Rooms are minimalistic with quirky features. Think bathrooms found in cupboards. The owner is a professional chef so expect to dine well. The location is central and the rates affordable. An excellent find.

    25 rooms from $232
    City Style  -  Nestled in a quiet quarter of the old city centre, full of character and charm with orginal artwork and quirky details.
    Sights nearby  -  The nearby Hofburg Palace complex houses the National Library and the Presidential Office amongst other sites.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • König von Ungarn


    16th-century building transformed into a classical hotel with charming traditional style. Large rooms, antiques, plenty of atmosphere in central position. Good value.

    33 rooms from $247
    Sights nearby  -  Only 50 m away from the beautiful Saint Stephen's Cathedral.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Fodors
  • Sans Souci


    A luxurious and sophisticated hotel with sunny interiors. Beautiful creamy rooms and suites with parquet floors and splashes of modern art. Gourmet restaurant, fabulous spa, and beauty centre. Understated but very special.

    63 rooms from $257
    Spa breaks
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Opposite the Museum Quarter
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Hotel Lamée

    Vienna (01. Innere Stadt)

    Sumptous 5* hotel in city centre. Interiors have stunning views from full length windows, enormous dark marble bathrooms and luxurious fabrics. Roof terrace for panoramic cocktails. Restaurant offers Austrian specialities in glamorous dining room. Romantic, intimate and superb location.

    32 rooms from $263
    Romantic Break  -  Dark veneers, taupe silks, velvet furniture and marble bathrooms, enjoy returning to hotel after wandering this glorious city
    Sights nearby  -  St. Stephen's Cathedral
    Great walks  -  In Viennese City Park
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
  • The Guest House


    Contemporary 5* hotel. Large bedrooms have modern furniture, Bang & Olufsen electronics, stunning city views and big grey marble bathrooms. Delightful brasserie designed by Sir Terence Conran offers updated traditional dishes. Private, chic and central.

    39 rooms from $264
    Local exploring  -  With the feel of a private apartment, but with 5* hotel service, a chic base to explore Vienna's streets
    Sights nearby  -  Hofburg Imperial Palace & St Stephen's Cathedral
    Great walks  -  Five minute walk from Burggarten Park
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • The Ring


    Casual luxury on Ringstrasse, a younger sibling to the Grand, with pared down facilities and a chic intimacy. Cool, sophisticated rooms range in size but all offer luxuries of a 5*. Lively bar to start the evening and an award winning restaurant. Enjoy the spa, sauna and gym. Great downtown location

    68 rooms from $276
    City Style  -  Antique furnishings, rainfall showers, trendy bars and extensive wine cellar- right in the centre of the city.
    Total relaxation  -  Revive with unique spa treatments, plush bedding and warm attentive service, you won't want to leave!
    Sights nearby  -  Vienna State Opera is around the corner, be sure to check out what is on during your stay.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection
  • Das Triest


    A Conran-designed boutique hotel. The minimalist design has striking architectural features. Rooms are simple, crisp and clean with state of the art mod cons. Excellent Italian cuisine is on offer. Placed in the trendy Fourth district makes this one ideal for a city break.

    72 rooms from $285
    City Style  -  Individully styled rooms with furnishings by Philippe Starck, Wittmann, and Minotti achieve effortless elegance and style.
    Foodies  -  Enjoy award winning cuisine in the inner courtyard garden, mouthwatering Italian flavours crafted from local produce.
    Sights nearby  -  The fourth district holds St Charles's Church with the Karlsplatz Square which has an enchanting Christmas market.
    Local markets  -  A short walk from the famous Naschmarkt, a haven for foodlovers.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
  • Palais Hansen


    An exquisite Five Star hotel. A traditional neoclassical facade encases modern architecture and contemporary comforts at the highest level. Beautiful rooms and suites, Michelin starred restaurant, lively bars, and a state of the art spa. A great choice for the luxury traveller.

    152 rooms from $315
    Foodies  -  Michelin starred restaurant.
    Spa breaks  -  Sate of the art spa.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    City Style
  • Grand Hotel Wien


    This luxurious five star is truly the Grand Dame of Vienna. The sumptuous rooms feature classic interiors, oozing elegance and opulence. The dining is second to none, with everything from traditional Viennese to Japanese. A one of a kind experience.

    205 rooms from $370
    Foodies  -  Foodie heaven from the traditional Japanese restaurant Unkai to the the Michelin-starred Le Ciel by Toni Mörwald.
    Total relaxation  -  With a sauna, steam bath and spa treatments plus relaxation zone and knockout cocktails its hard not to realax.
    Full of character
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
  • Ritz Carlton


    A stunning Five Star hotel with a neoclassical facade and mid-century modernist interiors. Palatial rooms and suites, Art Deco in style, with all the mod cons. State of the art spa, excellent restaurants, and a roof top bar with panoramic views over Vienna's skyline.

    202 rooms from $398
    Roof terrace  -  Stunning views from the roof terrace bar.
    Foodies  -  Fantastic restaurant options.
    Romantic Break
    City Style
  • Do&Co


    A chic contemporary hotel with an unbeatable location. Stunning views from the bar stretch across the city. Impressive glass walled meeting rooms also take advantage of the location. Rooms feature modern open bathrooms. The restaurant follows the contemporary theme. Ideal for a stylish city break.

    43 rooms from $421
    Foodies  -  The restaurant is sure to knock your socks off with an impressive traditional Austrian fare plus top notch sushi and sashmi bar.
    City Style  -  Sleek and understated chic design, impeccable service and unbeatable location with views over Stephansplatz.
    Local markets  -  Have a culinary adventure at nearby Vienna Naschmarkt, packed with stalls and restaurants.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the impressive St. Stephens Cathedral or simply admire its facade from the terrace.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
  • Hotel Imperial


    Prince of Württemberg's Palace turned luxury hotel in 1873 offers grandeur, history and comfort. Massive rooms and suites are classic in style. Enjoy the award winning restaurant, the popular bar and the live music entertainment. With metres upon metres of marble, this is a truly majestic stay.

    138 rooms from $492
    Romantic Break  -  A truly spoiling stay, treat yourselves to champagne breakfast in the ballroom or private dinner in your sumptuous suite.
    City Style  -  Location on the Ringstrasse, with suites adorned with chandeliers, swagged fabrics, orginal art and private butlers.
    Sights nearby  -  Just down the road from the Vienna State Opera, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, and St. Stephen's Cathedral.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
  • Hotel Sacher


    Old world charm and modern luxury. An 'institution' in the heart of Vienna. Chic white rooms with marble bathrooms and large sash windows. Ornate living rooms and restaurants are the place to be seen. An excellent concierge service. A spa with a wide range of treatments. Pure indulgence.

    149 rooms from $555
    Spa breaks  -  A luxurious spa using only the best products including including La Prairie, Ligne St. Barth and their unique Time to Chocolate.
    City Style  -  Lavishly decorated in damask, silks, gold, brass and marble- this hotel has become and institution of classic style.
    Sights nearby  -  Positioned opposite the State Opera and right next to the Kärntner Straße.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
  • Palais Coburg


    Splendour and elegance in Five Star luxury. A grand hotel with magnificent suites, ballrooms, fantastic food, extensive spa and one of the best wine cellars in the world. For the luxury traveller.

    34 rooms from $780
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    City Style
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, CN Traveller
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