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Much more than a bureaucratic hub, Brussels is a hip, happening and historic city, perfect for a wonderful weekend away. There is a wide range of accommodation on offer, from simple B&Bs to luxurious townhouse hotels catering to a vast array of budgets. Whether you’re on the hunt for exposed brick walls and trendy bars, an elegantly restored Dominican Abbey or a skyscraper with panoramic city views, our pick of the best places to stay in Brussels has you covered.

Brussels is an exciting, multicultural metropolis with plenty to keep travellers occupied from dawn til dusk. Wander from the centuries-old Grand Place past Flemish architecture, Art Nouveau buildings, intriguing galleries and museums, or hit the boutiques on exclusive Avenue Louise, a hugely popular shopping destination. Don’t miss the National Basilica or the René Magritte Museum, located in the famous painter’s home. The birthplace of some of the world’s best-known surrealist art, Brussels is home to street paintings aplenty, with several pieces for keen-eyed amblers to spot on buildings and metro stations. There’s an abundance of historic and art-focused walking tours, too, whether with a guide or following routes available to download for free online — highly recommended as a way to discover the city.

With a cosy pub scene, lively cafe culture and no shortage of buzzing street-side bistros, Brussels is brimming with fun food and drinks spots to sample, including some very cool restaurants. The city’s African district, Matongé, is testament to its diverse identity, and a real hub of community and creativity, with a thriving cafe and bar vibe.

Many of the best places to stay in Brussels are within walking distance of the old city centre, where there are a profusion of cultural and culinary delights to explore. With everything from slick, contemporary city hotels to romantic boutique townhouses, family-friendly retro stays and intimate B&Bs, Brussels is, unsurprisingly, a hugely popular destination — do book your stay well in advance to avoid missing out!

The best places to stay in Brussles

For a city break

  • Made in Louise boasts smart, minimalist rooms in a restored townhouse with lots of natural light. Choose this spot for a top-notch location near the Abbey of la Cambre, the National Geographic Institute and the Avenue Louise, as well as a taste of the best Belgian beers, served in the conservatory/bar. Unfussy elegance for a fun city break.
  • Le Dixseptieme promises refined style in a seventeenth-century building. Expect four-poster beds, fireplaces, wooden floors and a soothing colour palette. Most importantly for city breakers, it's only two minutes’ walk from the Grand Place, so definitely one to book if you like to be in the centre of things.
  • The Augustin is a stylishly renovated townhouse with 47 rooms and suites. An excellent location within walking distance of the Grand Place, contemporary decor and big cosy beds makes this a great city break or business trip option.
  • Jam Hotel boasts a seriously cool industrial-chic vibe, with 79 rooms in the Saint-Gilles district. Highlights include the outdoor pool, a lively restaurant and fun urban art. Pick this hotel for funky decor and a quirky restaurant.
  • The Hotel, Brussels is a chic, high-rise property in the centre of the designer shopping district. Think smart rooms with soothing cream palettes, a trendy bar and gourmet restaurant. Choose this place for the incredible city views — book a panorama room for at least two striking vistas.
  • Sofitel Le Louise offers contemporary luxury in an excellent central location within walking distance of the old town and the boutiques of Avenue Louise. Modern rooms are simple and well-appointed, whilst bathrooms boast great rain showers. Ideal for a smart city break, whether as a couple or business traveller.
  • Aloft Brussels is a 157 room hotel with great facilities — including a fitness area and a live music venue. Rooms are simple and modern, with pops of bright colour in the communal areas. Great work spaces and a central location just 500m from the European Parliament make this a fun business or city break choice.

For romance

  • Hotel Amigo is one of the city’s top properties for chic, contemporary-classic style. Elegant rooms are beautifully decorated, the onsite Italian restaurant has won a number of awards, and the service has a reputation for excellence. A real romantic treat in the heart of Brussels.
  • Odette en Ville is an impressive townhouse hotel with cool black and white photography, black lacquered furniture and fabrics in soothing shades of grey. The free-standing bathtubs add an extra touch of luxury. Nestled near the popular nightlife and shopping of the Chatelain quarter, this is a sophisticated spot for a couples’ escape.
  • The Dominican promises characterful rooms in an elegantly restored 15th century cloister five minutes from the Grand Place. There’s an onsite gym, a spa, and a wonderful courtyard bistro. Grown-up luxury, ideal for fashionable couples.
  • The Hotel Des Galeries is a boutique hotel inside the Galleries Royales Saint-Huber, with 23 rooms and suites — some spread over two floors. Think parquet floors, wooden shutters and warm, mellow tones for a romantic, intimate feel. The cool, modern Belgian restaurant is a highlight.
  • Manos Premier is a beautiful property in the centre of town, with 50 chic, contemporary rooms. Expect lots of natural light, lush gardens, a fully equipped spa and a fantastic French restaurant. With everything on site, this is perfect for a romantic weekend escape.

For families

  • The Vintage Hotel, with large rooms sleeping up to six, is a lovely choice for families. The funky 1960s decor — and vintage Airstream caravan — should prove popular with the whole family, whilst the central location makes exploring with the kids much easier.
  • The Stanhope is an elegant hotel, boasting a gourmet restaurant, library bar and beautifully-appointed rooms just a 10-minute walk from the European Parliament. Whilst the decor is grown-up, family rooms make this a great place to stay with little ones, and the big buffet breakfasts are sure to be a hit with the whole team!

For a B&B

  • X2Brussels promises a wonderfully intimate stay, with just 3 bright and airy bedrooms on a quiet street in the heart of Brussels. The decor is clean, crisp and almost all white, whilst breakfasts are excellent and the hosts are full of local recommendations. A private, romantic choice.
  • Urban Rooms are a collection of three contemporary suites with garden views and a neutral colour palette. Simple, spacious and well located, with buffet breakfasts each morning. 

For great value

  • Brussels Welcome Hotel offers 16 quirky rooms based on the owners’ travels across the globe: from the golds and blues of Egypt to the marvellous mural in India. Creative, magical decor in the historic city centre. Pick this place for great value with a friendly feel.
  • Pantone Hotel is an excellent value option for a central stay, right next to the famed Avenue Louise. Contemporary rooms are simple, with clean lines, crisp white sheets and bright splashes of colour. Breakfasts are top-notch and there are bikes to rent for city explorations.
  • Be Manos is a trendy hotel in the city centre, offering great value for smart monochrome suites. Think bold lighting, bright modern furnishings and a fun party vibe. The bar and restaurant are very good, whilst the terrace is a lovely place to chill out.

For an Apartment

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Brussels Airport is located nine miles from the centre of town at Zaventem, and is well connected to the centre by regular trains, which take about 20 minutes.
  • Alternatively, the Eurostar offers connections by rail from Brussels to London, or you'll find rail connectons available across Europe.
  • If you would like to hire a car, we suggest that you contact our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Brussels is most popular with visitors during the summer months (July and August). Travel in spring or autumn for pleasant weather and fewer crowds.

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Best Hotels in Brussels

  • Pantone Hotel Brussels 61 rooms from £56

    Value chic
    City Style
    Views  -  Many of the bedrooms have great city views
    Sights nearby  -  Located close to the Avenue Louise
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Simple contemporary hotel with bright splashes of colour and lots of natural light. Bright rooms and suites without clutter, some with private balconies. Excellent breakfasts and bikes to rent. An understated spot. See More

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  • Aloft Brussels Brussels 157 rooms from £65

    City Style  -  Just over a 5-minute walk from Jubelpark and the Cinquantenaire Museum.
    Sights nearby  -  Leopold Park and European Union Parliament Building.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    Centrally located, super contemporary chic, this hotel offers great working space, is light and airy with great facilities, including fitness area. The bar provides light snacks while you listen to music with a DJ in the evenings, live music on certain dates. The European Parliament is 500m away. See More

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  • Brussels Welcome Hotel Brussels 16 rooms from £74

    Sights nearby  -  Grand-Place - extravagant gothic and Baroque town hall and guildhalls
    Local markets  -  including Grand Sablon antiques market
    Private Hot Tub

    Quirky, fun and colourful hotel in 19th century city mansion with 16 individually themed ensuite rooms filled with original artworks and antiques. Located in historic St Anne quarter close to city sights, restaurants and cafes. Great for a city weekend escape. See More

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  • Vintage Hotel Brussels 38 rooms from £91

    Families  -  Family rooms sleep 6.
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from Avenue Louise and 10 mins from the Grand Place
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A funky and light-hearted modern retro hotel. Rooms, suites and family rooms have faux 60s style murals and big comfy beds. Smart parquet floored living areas and a lovely terrace. A refreshingly different choice. See More

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  • Manos Premier Brussels 50 rooms from £95

    Luxury
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Notre Dame du Sablon.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A beautiful hotel in the city centre. Contemporary chic rooms and suites have lots of natural light and sophisticated furnishings. Fantastic French restaurant and terrace, luscious garden, and a fully equipped spa. Perfect for the stylish city visitor. See More

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  • Sofitel Le Louise Brussels 169 rooms from £97

    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    City Style
    Private Hot Tub  -  Book the best suite and get your own hot tub and private hammam
    Designer  -  Theatrical interiors by renowned architect Antoine Pinto
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A Five Star hotel with contemporary interiors. Bedrooms and suites have modern furniture, all the mod cons and splashes of modern art. Trendy bar and restaurant, and excellent business services. A great choice for the luxury business traveller. See More

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  • Jam Hotel Brussels 79 rooms from £103

    City Style  -  A totally unique and uber cool spot- think tetra packed loft style beds, cocktails on the roof and urban art.
    Value chic  -  One of Brussels coolest hotels, a stylish and suave spot- at a fantastic price!
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the beautiful Egmont Palace, head to the Grand Place or check out the King's House
    Full of character

    The contemporary Jam Hotel is located in the Saint-Gilles district of Brussels. Featuring plenty of wood and exposed brick walls, it offers shabby chic and uniquely designed accommodation. Enjoy the outdoor pool during the summer months and be sure to visit the restaurant! A fun and unique stay. See More

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  • Be Manos Brussels 60 rooms from £103

    City Style  -  A seriously chic option with monochrome interiors and statement lighting
    Sights nearby  -  Just a fifteen minute walk from some of Brussels' highlights
    Spa  -  Free entry to the wellness centre if you book a suite
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, CN Traveller

    Trendy, contemporary retro hotel in the city centre. Monochrome and bold lighting effects throughout the interiors, bar and excellent restaurant. Contemporary rooms and suites in black and white with all the mod cons. Lovely outdoor terrace too. A chic spot. See More

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  • Urban Rooms Brussels 3 rooms from £104

    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of Brussels this prpoerty is located ideally for exploring town.
    Sights nearby  -  Grand-Place

    Urban Rooms offers guests contemporary suites with garden views and free WiFi. Bedrooms are bright and airy and decorated in neutral palettes in a minimalist style. The perfect location if you're looking to get out and explore the city, or visiting for work. Simple, intimate and spacious. See More

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  • Made in Louise Brussels 48 rooms from £112

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Abbey of la Cambre and the National Geographic Insititute.
    Local markets  -  “Aperos du Chatelain”.
    Traditional

    Stylish home-from-home in one of the city’s trendier districts; cool colours, funky wallpapers, big rooms and a relaxed atmosphere. Peaceful courtyard, too. Understated and chic. See More

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  • X2Brussels Brussels 3 rooms from £113

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Grand-Place, the Manneken Pis.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Gorgeous boutique B&B with big bright airy rooms. White washed walls, modern furnishings, subtle lighting. A more personal choice for a romantic break. Family friendly too. See More

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  • The Augustin Brussels 47 rooms from £125

    City Style  -  This recently renovated property offers a stylish base perfectly located to explore the best of Brussels on foot.
    Value chic  -  With rooms from as little as €89 per night including breakfast, it's excellent value for money
    Sights nearby  -  Just a short walk from Grand Place, the best bits of Brussels are very close by.

    Recently renovated townhouse hotel just ten minutes from the Grand Place and within easy walking distance of the city highlights. Spacious rooms which are contemporary in style and feature seriously comfy beds make the ideal choice for a city break or for those here on business. Great value too. See More

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  • The Stanhope Brussels 125 rooms from £130

    Families  -  7 apartments, some sleep up to 6.
    City Style
    Groups
    Sights nearby  -  10 minutes walk from the European Parliament
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Understated luxury and traditional elegance in a former convent. Classical furnishings, antiques, and floral fabrics adorn rooms, suites, and apartments. Bedrooms have four poster beds and marble bathrooms. Excellent restaurant and spa. A great choice for any traveller. See More

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  • Le Dixseptième Brussels 37 rooms from £130

    City Style
    Luxury
    Sights nearby  -  2 minutes walk from the Grand Place. All major sights are at most 15 mins on foot from the hotel.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Fodors

    Elegant 4* 17th-century hotel with a low-key sense of luxury and a choice of historic or more contemporary rooms some with four poster beds. Lovely breakfast courtyard, excellent meeting rooms, and business centre. It caters perfectly to the business visitor. See More

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  • 9Hotel Sablon Brussels 34 rooms from £131

    Local exploring  -  Ideally positioned to access the Grand Place, shops, markets and many of the main museums by foot
    Sights nearby  -  Wander through the Grand Place and admire the extravagant gothic and Baroque town hall and guildhalls
    Local markets  -  Peruse the Place du Jeu de Balle fleamarket and try and pick up a bargain
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool

    A chic and contemporary hotel tucked down a quiet street minutes from the smart shops and cafes of Place du Grand Sablon. Rooms are minimalist cool with bright white walls, sharp lines and plenty of light. An indoor pool and honesty bar are a real plus. See More

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  • The Hotel, Brussels Brussels from £134

    Views  -  The views are simply superb....book a panorama room and you'll get at least two different angles!
    Sights nearby  -  Great central location for exploring Brussels
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Spa

    Modern high rise luxury hotel in the centre of Brussels' designer shopping area. Smart rooms decorated in creams offer stunning views over the entire city. Gourmet restaurant and chic bar which also does a great line in afternoon tea! A sophisticated stay for sightsee-ers or shopaholics. See More

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  • The Dominican Brussels 150 rooms from £134

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Grand-Place - extravagant gothic and Baroque town hall and guildhalls
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A luxury hotel in a renovated cloister. Traditional facades encase elegant contemporary furnishings and works of modern art. Rooms, suites, and serviced studios have all the modern gadgetry and lots of natural light. The bar and dining-room of this central hotel are a fashionable meeting-place, too. See More

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  • Hotel Des Galeries Brussels 23 rooms from £144

    City Style  -  Hotel with as much character as the city itself, and friendly staff are enthusiatic to give exploring tips and help hire bikes
    Sights nearby  -  Cathedral of St Michael & La Grand Place
    Designer  -  Fleur Delesalle and Camille Flammarion
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Boutique hotel inside city landmark Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Rooms have parquet floors, wooden shutters, unique furniture and very chic bathrooms. Suites are in the eaves over two floors. Modern Belgian cuisine in cool restaurant. Superb location, characterful and good value. See More

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  • Odette en Ville Brussels 7 rooms from £191

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Museum of Fine Arts - from 15th to 20th-centuries, including René Magritte section
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, CN Traveller

    Sophisticated and smart townhouse hotel. Sultry interiors combine black lacquered furniture, black and white photography, and spotless white walls. High tech bedrooms are similarly classic and have stand alone bath tubs. Fashionable bar and restaurant and extensive library. A grown up spot. See More

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  • Hotel Amigo Brussels 172 rooms from £225

    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the heart of the city. Most sights are within walking distance.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Five-star luxury in the city’s best location with restful, classic-contemporary rooms, a choice of dining areas and tip-top service - including concierges who know all the city’s best secrets. Refined, classic, indulgent. See More

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