Lively, colorful, and chaotic, a trip to New Delhi is unlike any other travel experience you can have. This is a truly unique place to visit if you love to admire the architecture, shop for gifts and garments, try new foods, and watch amazing live performances. With everything going on in the city, it’s certainly nice to come home to a peaceful and fun place to stay, which is why choosing the right hotel is so important. These are a few highly rated and recommended accommodations for your trip to New Delhi!

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The Claridges New Delhi Lovely dining area at The Claridges
Lovely dining area at The Claridges

The Claridges New Delhi (Prices & Photos)

The Claridges is an elegant hotel with a lovely lawn and one that has been around since 1952. This is an iconic five-star hotel and a popular spot for special events and meetings, but it’s also a great choice if you’re traveling for pleasure. Sevilla is an alfresco restaurant onsite that serves Spanish and Mediterranean dishes. Other dining options here are Ye Old Bakery for fresh breads and cakes, Dhaba for Punjabi favorites, Jade for Chinese Cantonese cuisine, and Pickwicks for an international buffet. Aura has 55 brands of vodka and is great for jazz music. Meanwhile, there are also three large banquet halls that can accommodate up to 300 guests, a fitness center, and a pool. The Claridges Suite has four rooms if you’re looking for ultimate luxury.

Metropolitan Hotel & Spa Happy hour at the Metropolitan Hotel New Delhi
Happy hour at the Metropolitan Hotel New Delhi

Metropolitan Hotel & Spa (Prices & Photos)

Another upscale hotel option for your stay in New Delhi is the Metropolitan Hotel & Spa. This is a great place for business travelers since it’s in the heart of the city’s commercial hub. You’ll be near the major banks and corporate headquarters of many businesses when you stay here. But it’s also stylish and convenient for leisure travelers with places of interest nearby, like India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, and Pragati Maidan. Chutney Bar + Tandoor is a modern Indian eatery here, Zing serves international cuisine, Sakura serves Japanese cuisine, and the Zing GourMET shop has cakes and pies. The NeoVeda Spa features traditional Indian therapies, and the Craft House is a nice place to shop for souvenirs. In total, there are 178 guest rooms and suites here, Wi-Fi internet, and an outdoor pool.

The Leela Palace New Delhi Al fresco dining at Leela Palace New Delhi
Al fresco dining at Leela Palace New Delhi

The Leela Palace New Delhi (Prices & Photos)

The Leela Palace is a luxury hotel that is modern and has 191 Grand Deluxe/Premier/Royal rooms, 42 Royal Club Rooms, and 18 suites. There are also banquet venues spread out over 21,000 square feet, a spa, salon, and an infinity swimming pool onsite. For dining, guests can stop by The Qube for all-day dining, Jamavar for signature Indian dishes, Megu for Japanese fare, or Le Cirque Signature for fine dining French and Italian-style. There’s also the Library Bar for wine and cocktails, a fitness center, sauna, seven spa treatment rooms, and a couple’s spa suite. Package deals are offered for business travelers, bed and breakfast options, and more.

The LaLiT New Delhi Outdoor lounge at The Lalit New Delhi
Outdoor lounge at The Lalit New Delhi

The LaLiT New Delhi (Prices & Photos)

The LaLiT is a ritzy place to stay in New Delhi with 461 rooms and suites. Inside the hotel, you’ll also find quite a few shops, an art gallery, and several restaurants, including Baluchi, The Grill Room, and 24/7. This is also home to the Kitty Su nightclub, a pastry shop, coffee shop, and lots of conference and banquet space. This is a very welcoming an inclusive hotel that embraces diversity and aims to make all guests feel welcome and at home. Guests here enjoy the all-weather pool that is temperature controlled and has underwater music and a café nearby. As the only New Delhi hotel with its own art gallery, guests can browse the works of over 5,000 artists while staying here. Rejuve, the onsite spa offers massages and body treatments, while the fitness center is open from 6am to 10pm.

Haveli Hauz Khas Brightly decorated room at Haveli Hauz Khas
Brightly decorated room at Haveli Hauz Khas

Haveli Hauz Khas (Prices & Photos)

For more of a boutique bed and breakfast vibe, stay at the Haveli Hauz Khas, which is a lovely guesthouse in South Delhi. There are six traditional rooms here, and it is close to some great restaurants and in a quiet and safe residential area. Included amenities are ensuite bathrooms, in-room lockers, daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, and a choice of a continental or Indian breakfast. This is a favorite place to stay among solo women travelers and families because of its location and services. Laundry facilities are provided and the overall décor is beautiful with hand-woven durries, carved wood, and traditional fabrics. The large Banni room, for example, is designed with the Banni handicraft region of Kachchh, Gujarat in mind.

The Oberoi, New Delhi Soothing spa at The Oberoi, New Delhi
Soothing spa at The Oberoi, New Delhi

The Oberoi, New Delhi (Prices & Photos)

Another luxury hotel worth mentioning is the Oberoi, which is about 45 minutes from the international airport and 30 minutes from the domestic airport. The hotel prides itself on clean air technology and design that’s an interpretation of Sir Edwin Lutyen’s architecture. There are 220 rooms and suites here with lovely artwork and furnishings. You’ll be close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb when you stay here. The threesixty° main restaurant serves all meals, while Omya serves authentic Indian specialties, Baoshuan serves Chinese cuisine, the Club Bar serves cocktails, and the Cigar Lounge has a great selection of cigars. For relaxation, there’s the Oberoi Spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi Room with a view at the Eros Hotel, New Delhi
Room with a view at the Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi (Prices & Photos)

Shangri La’s Eros Hotel is another highly recommended hotel, with large outdoor lawns and architecture inspired by Edwin Lutyen. You’ll be about 30 minutes from the airports when you stay here, enjoy the 24-hour tea lounge, and savor Italian, Sichuan, Cantonese, and multi-cuisine restaurants. There are 320 rooms and suites here, as well as an onsite spa, yoga by appointment, pool, Jacuzzi, beauty salon, sauna, and steam room,

Madpackers Hostel Hanging out in the common room at Madpackers Hostel
Hanging out in the common room at Madpackers Hostel

Madpackers Hostel (Prices & Photos)

If you’re looking for more of a budget-friendly hostel scene than a luxury hotel, then Madpackers Hostel is a great choice. This South Delhi district hostel has bicycles and cars available for rent, a sunbathing terrace, shared bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and free parking. There’s also a game room, shared kitchen, laundry, library, and garden area that are perfect for getting social and making new friends while you’re in New Delhi.