Large Hotels in Vienna's old city - our top 10
Choosing the perfect hotel in Vienna can make or break your vacation! This list may hopefully give you some inspiration and ideas for your next trip to Vienna. Down below you will find our top 10 of large Hotels in Vienna’s old city. These hotels include well known brands and lesser known local hotels.
1. Steigenberger Hotel
If you want to breathe in historic air, if you want to listen to the whispers of old Vienna, this is the place to be. Located on Herrengasse 10, this hotel is located perfectly in the heart of the inner city. Within a minute you can reach the famous Café Central as well as the Hofburg. No matter which place you want to reach in Vienna, you can easily do so from here. In 1914 the Café Herrenhof was opened up at this spot. This is where the young literature moved from the neighboring Café Central after the First World War. In the 1960s the coffee house was closed down, making room for the hotel. Today the hotel offers a fitness area and individually designed rooms. The styles range from baroque to art deco.
We highly recommend this hotel to anyone interested in an authentic stay in the center of Vienna.
2. Radisson Blu Style
Next to the Steinberger you can find the Radisson Blu Hotel, Herrengasse 12. From here you can easily find your way back to the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or to the Freyung. The Herrengasse is a historic steet. It’s one of Vienna’s oldest ones, and as the name suggests, it was once the seat of the nobility. The hotel building once used to be a bank, and is now one of Vienna’s famous, staple hotels. Near the hotel you will find a U3 metro station, which you can use to reach other landmarks in Vienna. Due to the close location of the Café Central and the Home Office it is a very lively spot.
3. Hotel Bristol
Adjacent to the State Opera the Hotel Bristol is a truly luxurious spot. The hotel’s history traces back to the 1890s, it was once known as Hotel am Ring. After the Second World War the Hotel Bristol was assigned to the Inter-Allied Zone and occupied by the USA. After the withdrawal of the US occupiers, the banqueting hall in the basement and the oval Biedermeier salon were redesigned by Otto Mayr. Today it lives up to every Viennese high-quality standard. Even the Bristol Bar is a somewhat historic spot, since it’s the first American Bar in Vienna. Within minutes you can reach the Karlsplatz and the Stephansplatz from there. The rooms are designed in an Art Deco style, allowing the historic atmosphere to linger in every room.
4. Hotel Le Meridien
This design hotel is the spot-to-stay for any art and design lover. It’s located at the Robert-Stolz-Platz 1, close to the KHM and NHM, but also to the Hofburg. The hotel houses travellers, conference guests and those that want to experience Vienna with a modern touch. No matter which street you turn to from here, you can explore numerous creative spots, tying the hotel’s love for art closer to its surroundings. Within minutes you can reach the Albertina, the KHM or the Dorotheum. And if you want to visit the State Opera, you just have to cross the street to get there.
5. Austria Trend Hotel Europa
Opened in 1956, the hotel is set on combining contemporary touches with a historic feel. Located at the Neuer Markt, this hotel is set right in the heart of the inner city. The Neuer Markt traces back to 1300, it used to be an important spot for flour and grain exchange. Close to the hotel you will find the Kapuzinergruft, where the Habsburgs are buried. The Donnerbrunnen, which can be found at this spot, dates back to the 1730s. The fountain was the first artistic commission of a profane character for a public square in Vienna. You can easily reach St. Stephen’s, the Albertina and the State Opera from here.
6. Capricorno Hotel
The Schwedenplatz is a true historic spot. Here you can stumble upon Vienna’s oldest church, walk along the Rotenturmstraße, which used to be an important connecting road. You can find your way to the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben or the Hofburg within minutes. The hotel Capricorno is also located near Vienna’s famous party-/bar-hotspot, the Bermudadreieck. But this lively area also used to be an important spot of Vienna’s jewish history. The hotel’s mission is to adapt to modern changes, with colourful touches.
7. Do&Co Hotel
If you want to wake to the view of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, this hotel is the perfect one for you. Located at the Stephansplatz, you can easily reach the Kärntner Straße, the Opera or the Hofburg. The hotel is situated on the Graben, which once used to be part of the Roman military camp Vindobona. From 1300 on, the Graben was used as a market, and is now one of the must luxurious spots in Vienna. The hotel’s Onyx Restaurant is famous in Vienna, and is definitely worth the rather luxurious visit. Even though the hotel has a modern touch to it, you certainly can feel the historic atmosphere lingering.
8. Arthotel ANA Amadeus
Close to the traditional coffee house Korb, the first coffee house women were allowed to visit without their husbands, you’ll find the ANA Amadeus Hotel, Wildpretmarkt 5. The Wildpretmarkt is a historic street, dating back to the 1300s. Within minutes you can reach the State Opera, the Stephansplatz, or the Schwedenplatz. The hotel manages to combine modern, luxurious touches, while staying true to the atmosphere of the historic area it is located in.
9. Hotel Mercure Wien Zentrum
At the Fleischmarkt 1A you’ll find this modern hotel. Its location allows you to reach all important spots within minutes. Let it be St. Stephen’s, the Karlskirche or even the KHM. The Fleischmarkt (meaning meat market) dates back to the 1200s, carrying the name ever since. Once used as a hotspot for butchers, the street is especially famous for the Griechenbeisl, located a minute away from the hotel. The famous Austrian singer Augustin (from the song “Oh du lieber Augustin) used to frequent this spot in the 1600s. No matter what important landmark you want to visit, you can easily do so from here.
10. Marriott Hotel
This very spot wants to combine the spirit of the past with new, modern touches. Located at Parkring 12, you can easily reach the Haus der Musik, St. Stephen’s or the Hofburg. Right vis-a-vis the Stadtpark, dating back to the 1860s, you can relish in the calmer atmosphere of the inner city, while still being close to the buzz of the city. Make sure to check out their Golden Tree spa, to unwind after a hectic day of exploring Vienna’s secrets. The spa is a partner of ours, so make sure to read through our partners page.
We hope this list of the best large hotels in Vienna’s inner city will help you choose the perfect hotel for your stay in our beautiful city. And after choosing your hotel, it’s time to plan your activities! Are you looking for an exciting tour in Vienna?
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