Whether you’ve been before or this is your first trip, deciding where to stay in Budapest has great importance. Choosing the right place can make or break a holiday and Budapest offers an endless variety of accommodations from cozy, budget friendly options to spacey, luxurious residences. To help you find the right one for your needs, we’ve compiled a short list of Budapest hotels for every occasion.
Budapest Mariott Hotel*****
Built in 1969, the Budapest Marriott Hotel is the only hotel in Budapest offering magnificent Danube river views from all of its 364 rooms. Apart from their spectacular panorama, the newly renovated rooms offer an extraordinary combination of style, innovation and comfort. While Marriott’s Fitness and Health Club caters to all your wellness and fitness needs, their all-day restaurant is equipped with an exciting show kitchen and a dining deli counter offering the best produce of Hungary. Inspired by the local cuisine and adding a light Mediterranean touch, the menu contains simple and healthy foods from high-quality ingredients.
The Ritz Carlton, Budapest*****
Located in the very heart of the Hungarian capital, a short walk from St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest’s shopping street and the River Danube, this luxury hotel blends the elements of tradition with modern touches. Five-star amenities include Hungarian-inspired cuisine at Deák St. Kitchen, a cocktail bar serving innovative cocktails, residential-style accommodations and a spa offering pampering body treatments, a hot tub, a steam bath, and a natural-lit swimming pool. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and has the latest equipment. The Ritz Carlton is one of the best hotels in Budapest.
The 5-star Intercontinental Budapest enjoys an excellent location on the Danube riverbank next to Chain Bridge, offering spectacular views of the river and the Buda castle. This legendary hotel offers elegantly furnished suites and rooms featuring sleek interior design, an Executive Lounge awaiting you with a selection of snacks and beverages, free internet and a working corner, plus an indoor pool and a 24-hour gym. Guests can savor Hungarian cuisine or modern fusion dishes at the on-site restaurant while their Corso Terrace offers a barbecue during the summer season.
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Aquaworld Resort Budapest****
Located a bit further away from the city center but offering a free shuttle service to Heroes’ Square, this Budapest hotel takes you and your family on a fantastic tropical holiday. One of Europe’s biggest indoor water theme parks await you and your family with 11 giant water slides, wave and surf pool, various saunas and thermal baths while the hotel offers 309 highly comfortable, modern rooms and family suits. There’s a separate entertainment center connected to the hotel featuring a cinema room, a card games room, a billiard and gaming room, while the youngest guests can have fun in a playhouse under adult supervision.
Atrium Fashion Hotel****
Located just a few steps away from the Grand Boulevard near the busy Blaha Lujza Square metro station, Atrium Fashion hotel is ideal for your whole family. The city’s main historical sites and shopping districts are easily reached on foot or by public transport as both the tram and M2 metro station are nearby. The totally non-smoking hotel offers connecting rooms, extra beds and baby cots, as well as a generous complimentary buffet breakfast.
Mamaison Residence Izabella****
Just 20 meters away from the historic Andrassy Avenue, Mamaison Residence Izabella Budapest is a great choice for families. This Budapest hotel offers 38 spacious suites with a fully equipped and elegantly designed kitchenette, a rich buffet breakfast as well as a spa and gym with sauna to relax. All suites feature separate bedrooms and living rooms, a DVD player, access to the DVD library and a sound system. Breakfast is provided with discount for children under 12 years old. Moreover, they have a children’s corner and offer childcare services.
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Thomas Hotel ***
Thomas Hotel is an excellent 3-star budget hotel situated in a quiet street, yet close to Grand Avenue with various means of public transport. It’s in about a 5-minute walk from Corvin Negyed M3 Metro station and not far on foot from the city center either. There’s also a good choice of pubs, bars and restaurants in the neighborhood to choose from. Rooms are simply furnished but spacious, some of them have a balcony. The private bathrooms all have a shower. The hotel offers a rich breakfast buffet and gladly welcomes larger groups as well. Great value for money.
Marco Polo Top Hostel
Well located near Blaha Lujza Square and inexpensive, this Budapest hostel offers rooms with private and shared facilities as well as a nice breakfast. There’s a coffee machine for cappuccino, espresso and hot chocolate in the breakfast room and a 24-hour bar. Some rooms come with a terrace. Plus, you can rent bicycles and use the bicycle storage room in case you want to explore the city on four wheels. The front desk is also open 24 hours and features a luggage room. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Opt for a roomy, city center apartment
If you’re looking for a good value for money accommodation and don’t mind buying your own breakfast, then instead of booking a hotel or hostel room, you should consider renting an apartment as well. On Airbnb and Booking.com, there are plenty of suitable options to choose from. It’s best to opt for the downtown area, for example the 5th, 6th and 7th districts are all great starting points to discover the city without having to rely on public transport too much.
For the current list of flats available hop over to AirBnb or Booking.com or simply browse the Facebook marketplace for available apartments, but make sure that you rent from a reliable owner before paying.
Boscolo Autograph Collection in New York Palace *****
The 19th century baroque New York Palace Boscolo Hotel is one of the most luxurious of all hotels in the Hungarian capital. Although it stands in one of Budapest’s less exclusive neighborhoods near the buzzing Blaha Lujza square, when you step into the large, marble-floored lobby with a spectacular glass ceiling that opens up to the sky, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world. This Budapest hotel offers the highest quality accommodation, a luxurious spa and a special package for romantic travelers including champagne and chocolate upon arrival, a relaxing bath with roses, candles and bath oils, a 3-course candle light dinner in the hotel’s restaurant and transfer from/to the airport.
Petneházy Club Hotel Superior***
For those looking for a more budget-friendly Budapest accommodation, Petneházy Club Hotel Superior is located in a green and hilly nature reserve area of Budapest, offering wellness facilities, a swimming pool, a sauna and a tennis court on site. The city center is a 15-minute drive away and a regular shuttle service takes guest to the Széll Kálmán square metro station Sightseeing tours and transportation tickets can be obtained at the 24-hour reception. Free Wi-Fi is available. The apartments feature a kitchenette and are equipped with wired internet access. The tennis court are available for a surcharge and can be used all year round. The hotel is ideal for a weekend getaway for nature-loving couples.
Perfect for a budget-friendly weekend getaway, Medosz Hotel is located near elegant Andrássy Avenue, just 100 m away from Liszt Ferenc square and the Oktogon Metro Station. Some of Budapest’s main sights are reachable within a 5- to 10-minute walk such as the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Basilica. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. All rooms are air-conditioned, and some have a balcony with views of the city. Wi-Fi is available for free.
Ibis Budapest City hotel***
If you are heading to explore Budapest and looking for a budget option, Ibis Budapest City Hotel is a good choice. Located in the 7th district which is famous for its ruin pubs and vibrant nightlife, the 3-star Ibis Budapest hotel awaits you with excellent public transportation accessibility, recently refurbished modern guestrooms with private bathrooms, a generous breakfast and free Wi-Fi. A member of the Accor Hotel chain, this hotel is spotlessly clean and has a friendly helpful staff. As the main landmarks and tourist attractions can be reached easily, it can be ideal starting point both for business travelers and Budapest visitors.
Arguably the most famous hostel in Budapest, Wombats is a great choice when it comes to holidays on a budget. This hostel is more than just an accommodation in the city center. With a bed (or a private room) in Wombats, you also get an induction into one of the most revered hostel communities in Budapest as a bonus. Although you can retreat any time to the confines of your peaceful quarters, an in-house bar and a club area offers infinite opportunities to mingle with fellow travelers and local fun-lovers.