Budapest is a fascinating city to visit with a rich history, quirky spirit, and excellent nightlife scene. The architecture here is stunning, the photo ops are perfect for your Instagram account, and you can party the night away with unforgettable new friends. Many of the top attractions in Budapest are free to visit, which means you can spend a little extra on a great place to stay in town. There are lots of luxury hotel options in Budapest to choose from, and here are eight top choices to help you narrow down your decision.
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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest (Prices & Photos)
If you’re looking for luxury accommodation in Budapest, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is a top choice. This downtown hotel has 351 rooms and 35 suites with large bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. There are also two restaurants, two bars, and a coffee shop on site. Nobu serves fusion dishes, ÉS Bisztró serves Hungarian-Viennese fare, and the ÉS Deli serves sandwiches and cakes. Guests can also use the luxury spa here, which spans 525 square meters and offers massages, herbology treatments, Finnish saunas, an indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center. Kids and pets are welcome here, and the hotel offers amenities just for your little travelers. Complimentary services include a pillow menu, overnight shoeshine service, coffee and tea service, iron and ironing board, and safe deposit boxes.
Aria Hotel Budapest (Prices & Photos)
We also love the Aria Hotel Budapest for a stay in the city because this is a boutique hotel with a music-inspired design. Guests here enjoy the complimentary breakfast each morning and the complimentary wine and cheese in the afternoons. The Aria is next to St. Stephen’s Basilica and has a year-around rooftop garden, pool, fitness center, steam bath, whirlpool, and sauna. The hotel has its own musical director who is a performing artist and composer, the perfect asset to enhancing your stay with the beauty of music. Sip cocktails at the High Note SkyBar or enjoy farm-to-table fare at Stradivari Restaurant, then unwind at Satchmo’s Bar & Library.
Pest-Buda Hotel (Prices & Photos)
The history of the Pest-Buda Hotel dates back to 1696, making it the oldest hotel in Budapest’s Castle District. There are 10 lovely and charming rooms here in this historic hotel, as well as a bistro that serves traditional Hungarian cuisine. On the menu, choose among beef goulash, Hungarian stuffed cabbage, seafood dishes, and other local specialties. You’ll love spending time on the terrace in Hess Andras Square and next to the St. Mathias Church. The rooms here have a retro-modern vibe with limestone bathrooms and vintage touches. In just a ten-minute walk, you can reach many of the best tourist sites in the city.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest (Prices & Photos)
The Corinthia Hotel Budapest is a highly rated hotel that originally opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal. This is a grand hotel indeed, with its majestic exterior and state-of-the-art features inside. Here you’ll find multiple eateries and bars, large conference facilities for meetings, a 19th century-era spa, complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, and car wash services. Guests here can also enjoy the fitness room, heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, and spa treatments. Business travelers love staying here because of the great business center with support staff, dedicated events planner, computers for rent, and copy/print services available. For dining, enjoy Orient-inspired meals at Rickshaw, eclectic dishes at Bock Bistro, happy hour at Le Bar, afternoon tea time, and musical acoustic sessions on Fridays.
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge (Prices & Photos)
There’s also a great Sofitel hotel in Budapest that stands eight floors high and is near the River Danube. The hotel is very accessible by public transportation and committed to sustainable development. There are 357 rooms and suites here, as well as 54 suites and two imperial suites. Guests can also dine at the two restaurants and breakfast daily at Terrasse Restaurant. The fitness center has a heated indoor pool, there’s a beauty salon onsite, and family amenities here include babysitting on request, baby beds, and pets allowed. Private indoor parking is available here too.
Hotel Moments Budapest (Prices & Photos)
Situated in an Andrássy Avenue World Heritage Site, the Hotel Moments Budapest is a hotel with 99 rooms. Rooms fall into three different categories, and there’s a cozy bistro onsite for Hungarian and international cuisine. Guests who stay here enjoy the delicious breakfast buffet, free coffee 24/7, high-speed Wi-Fi, and onsite fitness room, and sauna. The daily breakfast includes hot dishes, cold cuts and cheese, grilled and fresh veggies, bakery items, and seasonal fruits. There’s also a hotel bar inside Bistro Fine that serves small bites and many Hungarian wines. Nearby sights to visit during your stay in Budapest include the Hungarian State Opera House (0.14 miles away), Gozsdu Court (0.17 miles away), and St. Stephen’s Basilica (0.19 miles away).
Hotel Palazzo Zichy (Prices & Photos)
Hotel Palazzo Zichy is a charming place to stay in Budapest that became a four-star hotel in 2009. It was a former 19th-century palace and was built for Count Nándor Zichy and his family. Today, the hotel has 80 contemporary-rooms for guests to stay in. It’s in the Palace District and near the Great Synagogue, Great Market Hall, Holocaust Memorial Center, and Hungarian National Museum. Complimentary breakfast is served, high-speed Wi-Fi is offered, and coffee and tea are served in the lobby lounge until 5pm. For business travelers, there are also conference rooms and boardrooms available to use at the Hotel Palazzo Zichy.
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace (Prices & Photos)
One of the most iconic places to stay for a trip to Budapest is the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. This five-star luxury hotel is right on the Danube River and filled with historic grandeur. The Kollazs Brasserie & Bar here serves European cuisine, while the lobby lounge bar serves great martinis and wines. Guests here enjoy the infinity edge pool, fitness center, 24-hour in-room dining, valet parking, and dry cleaning and laundry services. Families with kids are welcome here, and children receive welcome gifts, child toiletries, complimentary books and games, and child-size bathrobes. Babysitting services are available for families too.