The 6 Best Hotels in Vienna (Updated 2024)


A sunny day in the city center of beautiful and historic Vienna, Austria
Posted: 03/21/24 | March 21, 2024

I think Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city’s historic core is a vast UNESCO World Heritage Site full of incredible museums, beautiful galleries and sprawling Baroque palaces.

The city is a history buff’s dream and there is so much more to see and do here. There’s an incredible cafe culture, a nearby wine region, tons of great restaurants, great live music (including world-class opera), and much more.

I’ve been coming here for years and never tire of visiting. (I love the city so much that I used to organize tours here!)

Of course, I stayed in countless hotels during my visits. Here is my list of the best hotels in Vienna:

1. Hotel-Pension Wild

A hotel room with a blue carpet in the Hotel-Pension Wild in Vienna, AustriaA hotel room with a blue carpet in the Hotel-Pension Wild in Vienna, Austria
This two-star hotel is one of the few affordable accommodations in the city center. It features simple but bright rooms with comfortable beds, plenty of space and large windows that let in lots of natural light. The design is a bit dated (the carpeted rooms don’t look particularly stylish), but everything is clean and functional. Rooms include basic amenities such as flat-screen TVs, work desks, and free Wi-Fi. The bathrooms are quite small but clean and the showers have good water pressure. The hotel offers a hearty continental breakfast and the owner is friendly and welcoming. If your budget is tight, small, simple single rooms with shared bathrooms are also available.

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2. Hotel domicile

A charming hotel room with antique furniture in the Hotel Domizil in Vienna, AustriaA charming hotel room with antique furniture in the Hotel Domizil in Vienna, Austria
This boutique four-star hotel has small, clean rooms with decor that makes you feel like you’ve stepped back into Vienna’s imperial past. The rooms have lots of light and many antique details such as wooden desks and tables and upholstered armchairs. Rooms also feature free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and coffee/tea makers. The bathrooms, while not particularly modern (the tiles are a bit ugly), are very spacious and the showers have excellent water pressure. Breakfast, which can be included in the price, offers a wide selection, including many different types of fresh bread and cheese.

The city center location is, in my opinion, one of the best value for money accommodations if you want to be right in the middle of the action.

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3. Hotel Mozart

A spacious and airy hotel room at the Hotel Mozart in Vienna, AustriaA spacious and airy hotel room at the Hotel Mozart in Vienna, Austria
This budget three-star hotel is one of the few hotels in the Rossau district (northwest of the city center) and has large rooms with lots of natural light. The spacious rooms are decorated in light colors and feature hardwood or parquet floors. There are also many other wooden elements such as desks/tables and large wooden headboards. Free Wi-Fi is included, as is a flat-screen TV and air-conditioning (a must if you’re visiting in the summer). Some rooms have coffee makers. The hotel offers a rich breakfast every morning with lots of fresh fruit and pastries. There is also a bar on site and staff are happy to provide tips and advice.

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4. Hotel Johann Strauss

A large, comfortable bed with artwork above it at the Hotel Johann Strauss in Vienna, AustriaA large, comfortable bed with artwork above it at the Hotel Johann Strauss in Vienna, Austria
This stylish four-star hotel in the Wieden district is named after the 19th-century Austrian composer of the same name. The hotel is located in a historic Art Nouveau building that has been completely renovated. The rooms have plenty of natural light and a soft, inviting color palette. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV, minibar, coffee/tea maker, desk and sofa. I really like that there is a lot of art around the property, including in the rooms (of course a lot of the art is about music). The tiled bathrooms are huge, with lots of light and great water pressure. I particularly like that the breakfast buffet is huge and varied. The staff are also extremely friendly and will be happy to help you make the most of your stay.

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5. Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna

An elegant, modern hotel room at the Hotel Am Konserthaus in Vienna, AustriaAn elegant, modern hotel room at the Hotel Am Konserthaus in Vienna, Austria
Located on the country road near the famous Belvedere Palace, this luxurious four-star hotel is more reminiscent of a five-star hotel. It has a chic lobby and large, bright rooms with super comfortable beds. Everything is fashionable and trendy, with lots of rich colors from a darker palette. The large bathrooms are decorated with dark tiles, well-lit, and feature fluffy bathrobes and relaxing rainfall showers. Rooms also feature a flat-screen TV, a work desk, and coffee/tea makers. The breakfast buffet is huge and offers many options, but I particularly love that the in-house restaurant has a Michelin star (it offers amazing modern takes on traditional Austrian dishes).

The hotel is the perfect choice for travelers who want some luxury without breaking the bank.

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6. The Ritz-Carlton Vienna

A huge, spacious hotel room at the Ritz in Vienna, AustriaA huge, spacious hotel room at the Ritz in Vienna, Austria
This is probably the fanciest hotel in town. This five-star hotel, right in the heart of the city, is spread across four historic palaces (yes, real palaces). While the hotel feels palatial, it features simple decor with chic, minimalist design (think lots of white space with pops of color or artwork). The marble bathrooms are huge and the showers have perfect water pressure. The rooms are also huge and have large, comfortable beds (as well as desks, air conditioning, sofas and kettles).

There’s also a huge breakfast buffet every morning and a free glass of champagne upon check-in. The hotel also features a pool with underwater music, a fitness center, a sauna, a steam room, and three different spas on-site. In short, it is the pinnacle of luxury in the city and the best choice for travelers who want to treat themselves to an elegant stay.

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Vienna is a beautiful city. I always enjoy coming here. While it can be pricey, if you stay at one of the hotels above, you’re sure to get value for money, whether you’re on a budget or want to treat yourself to a luxury stay.

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