Vienna is often described as a magical city, and it’s easy to see why. Austria’s bustling capital, which houses two million residents, lies on the Danube River and its legacy has been shaped by the likes of prolific composers Mozart and Beethoven, as well as the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
Historic buildings such as Schönbrunn Palace, The Hofburg and St. Stephen’s Cathedral attracts visitors from the world over, and now that international travel is opening up (as of February 2022, visitors travelling to Austria need to have negative PCR test results and proof of vaccination to cross the border) it may just be time to start planning those long-awaited trips.
The first, and arguably the most important, aspect of planning a trip to any destination is finding the right accommodation for you and your fellow travellers if you are visiting Vienna with others. Two of the more popular options are to rent your own elegant Luxury-Vienna apartment in the city, which provides privacy and sense of a home from home or opt to stay in one of the city’s five-star hotels.
If you’ve decided that it just has to be a hotel for this trip, then we’ve outlined below six of the best options the city has to offer.
The Guesthouse Vienna
Located at the very heart of the city and with views of State Opera, The Guesthouse Vienna is only five minutes away from Heldenplatz Square and Burggarten Park. A boutique, pet-friendly hotel founded in 2013, it’s very homely and warm, and guests can enjoy pastries from an on-site bakery and delicious home-brewed coffee each morning.
Prices start from $327 for one night for two adults in a luxurious double room. This hotel is the best option if you’re in the city for a solo trip or with a partner as the rooms boast glass doors in the bathroom and complimentary bottles of wine for guests to enjoy throughout their stay.
Hotel Sacher Wien
An upmarket establishment in the city centre, Hotel Sacher Wien is admired by tourists who want to feel the spirit of the old Vienna. Opened in 1876, the hotel boasts antique furniture, well-maintained rooms, and an overall elegant interior with amenities including a fitness centre, spa, massage services, a great sauna, and delicious breakfasts.
The hotel is a perfect choice for guests who want a luxurious stay close to the city’s main tourist spots. Excellent cuisine at the on-site restaurants, multilingual employees, amazing views and those amenities listed above are sure to make your stay in Hotel Sacher Wien unforgettable. The hotel is among the most luxurious of hotels in Vienna and so expect the price to correspond this with a deluxe room costing $637 and stunning suite costing $5,688.
Park Hyatt Vienna
This five-star hotel is a 20th-century building located at Goldenes Quartier, formerly home to a bank vault and now one of the most elegant, lavish places for tourists and business travellers to reside during their travels to Vienna. Park Hyatt is a hotel chain known all over the world for its grandeur and impeccable attention to detail in customer service and expect nothing less at this hotel. The building overlooks Am Hof, a large, popular square marking Vienna’s historical centre.
The hotel has more than 140 rooms and is one of the largest in the city. Bed and breakfast rates for a king room start at $581 per night, and a complimentary taxi from the airport is provided for guests.
Boutique Hotel am Stephansplatz
Located by St Stephen’s Cathedral, Boutique Hotel am Stephansplatz radiates a cosy, home-like charm with warm pastel colours dominating the interior. The rooms are spacious, well-furnished, comfortable to be in, and are a great option for business travellers, coming in at $180 for a single room or $329 for a classic suite for two.
Boutique Hotel am Stephansplatz is an excellent choice for those who want to ensure a comfortable vacation or a work trip to the city with nearby hot spots including St. Peter’s Church, the Golden U pedestrianised shopping area, and Hofburg Palace.
Hotel Imperial is a historical place located on the Ringstraße boulevard that traces back to the Prince of Württemberg, who occupied this building as a private residence. The city’s top attractions are nearby and rooms include marble bathrooms with inviting bathtubs – ideal for soaking in after a long day exploring the city, while a small gym is the perfect place to get in a morning workout and spend your evenings listening to wonderful live piano concertos.
Even the smallest room feels luxurious in Hotel Imperial and prices start from $462 from the said smallest room and can reach $1,000 per night for the Elizabeth Suite, which comes complete with butler service.
Hotel Altstadt Vienna
Altstadt Vienna is a lovely pet-friendly four-star hotel in the Spittelberg quarter and is a work of art, from the art lining the walls to the interior décor. The fireplace in the lounge makes for the perfect meeting point for an afternoon tea with mouth-watering cakes, while rooms are just as inviting.
All rooms are decorated with modern or classic furniture and are equipped with a minibar, Wi-Fi, air conditioners, and a TV, while guests enjoy delicious breakfasts included in their room rate. Prices start from $244 and go up to $974 per night depending on the suite and facilities.