Which are the best luxury hotels in Vienna in Austria? The best hotels include Park Hyatt Vienna, Hotel Bristol, Hotel Imperial, The Ritz-Carlton, Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel, Le Meridien Vienna, The Renaissance Wien, Vienna, and Vienna Marriott Hotel.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Past residents include Mozart, Beethoven, and Sigmund Freud. It is a wonderful and historic city to visit. The city is known for its baroque streetscapes, imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence, its coffee-house culture, and vibrant design scene. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and other artists.
Wherever you decide to stay, in Vienna in Austria, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more.
Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Below we have outlined the top 10 best luxury hotels in Vienna, which will give you the best possible experience during your stay in this cultural capital.
1. Park Hyatt Vienna
I love luxury Park Hyatt hotels, with their blend of elegant design, local flavor, sophistication, and gracious service they are in a class apart. The Park Hyatt Vienna (pictured above) promises a decadent weekend away. This gorgeous luxury hotel is set in a tasteful conversion of the headquarters of an Austrian Hungarian Monarchy Bank, right in the heart of The Golden Quarter.
Everything from The Opera to The Spanish Riding School, museums, cafés, and the best designer label shops (including Vuitton, Burberry, Hermes) is within easy strolling range of this palace of good taste. The conversion retains many features of the 100-year-old Neo-classical building including marble staircases polished by the leather of countless bank clerks’ scurrying brogues.
The shape and size of the guest rooms and suites are determined by the layout of the offices and here there were some very important customers, so the proportions are generous and the top-notch toiletries in the bathrooms are by Blaise Mautin. Double height ceilings and vast mirrors again amplify the feeling of space. The standard or deluxe rooms are very generous, with a very good bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. All lights, blinds, and curtains can be controlled from touch-sensitive switch panels which are easy to find and all important controls are repeated on the bedside table.
One of our favorite aspects of this hotel is the swimming pool, situated under the barrel ceiling of the old bank vault. The original vault door (think one-foot thick plate steel like a James Bond movie) is still in place though you now access the pool via a different route. The pool itself is lined with golden tiles in the shape of gold bricks and with calming piped music under the water, the pool is both warm enough for relaxing and large enough for exercise.
Bank restaurant is a glorious space, with 8m high ceilings and opulent decor. The breakfast offering is of very high quality with many locally sourced ingredients (try the Styrian honey). We experienced some inconsistencies of service at breakfast time but in the evening, everything was flawless. The restaurant has a completely different ambiance in the evening with lower lighting and the backlit stained glass panels in the roof.
2. Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel is a Rewards Category 7 Marriott Bonvoy hotel, situated opposite the Vienna State Opera. Architecture and history buffs adore the interiors, from the original Austrian artwork to the fin de siècle antiques.
The guestrooms, suites, and public areas offer modern comforts, including Internet access. The Prince of Wales Suite is one of the largest in Austria, with a library, dining room, and fitness room. Dining options include the Bristol Lounge and the cozy Bristol Bar, both featuring meticulously restored interiors. The hotel has undergone an extensive renovation of all public spaces, as well as ten additional rooms and suites.
3. Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel is a Rewards Category 7 Marriott Bonvoy hotel, standing in the very city center of Vienna, the heart of Europe, next to the famous Musikverein Concert Hall. This former palace was personally inaugurated by Emperor Franz Joseph I in April 1873.
The building’s architectural details exemplify the neo-renaissance style. The Hotel Imperial features 106 renovated guest rooms and 32 suites, including 2 famous Royal Suites. On the 5th floor, the hotel offers suites with a stunning view over the city of Vienna. For a century this symbol of hospitality has received the city’s most distinguished visitors.
The deluxe Restaurant Opus – Vienna´s new gourmet address and Vienna’s most famous Cafe Imperial Vienna as well as the outstanding meeting and banqueting halls complement the services on offer. Imperial Torte has also been awarded a Michelin star and three toques by Gault Millau.
The hotel reached new heights of luxury after the last renovation in the year 2011 of the upper floors. 19 Rooms and Suites overlooking the historical city of Vienna have been refreshed and is now one of your best Marriott Bonvoy choices in Vienna.
4. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
Located next to Stadtpark, directly on the famous Ring Boulevard within the city center, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna combines the charm of four historical buildings with contemporary interior design. Whether visitors are looking to explore history or want to indulge in a day of local flavors, the hotel offers the perfect location with easy accessibility.
From one of the largest standard rooms in the city to the luxurious Presidential Suite, all 159 rooms and 43 suites offer individual touches, and many of them private terraces or balconies.
Hosting the most luxurious Club Lounge in Vienna, it remains unique in the city and is specifically designed for the luxury-seeking traveler.
Guests can rejuvenate at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, including Health Club and Fitness area or enjoy the 60ft.-long indoor pool with underwater music.
Atmosphere Rooftop Bar on the 8th floor is the hot-spot with its spectacular views over the city whether as a lounge in summer or as the most exclusive Christmas Market in winter.
The hotel’s Dstrikt Steakhouse became the leading steakhouse in town and offers the best selection of Austrian meats cooked on a “Josper” charcoal grill. Guests can also experience Vienna’s most creative afternoon tea at the Melounge Lobby Lounge for a memorable time. This is definitely one of the very best luxury hotels in Vienna.
Club rooms currently include a complimentary one-way airport transfer, extra spacious rooms with complimentary Internet access (average room size – 43m²) a luxurious marble bathroom with a separate shower, oversize bathtub, and heated floors and Asprey bath essentials.
The Club Lounge offers a personalized Concierge service and all-day food and beverage presentations, more than enough to fill you up.
5. Hotel Sacher Wien Vienna
In 1876, the Hotel Sacher Wien was opened by Eduard Sacher, son of the creator of the Original Sacher-Torte and soon achieved worldwide renown as a meeting place for the nobility, international high-society, politicians and artists.
Today, Hotel Sacher is a Viennese institution, comparable to St. Stephan’s Cathedral or the Vienna Boys’ Choir. As the only luxury hotel in Vienna which is privately owned and run and has a unique and personal ambiance with the old-world charm of the former Habsburg monarchy. Located directly across from the Vienna State Opera and along Vienna’s main elegant pedestrian zone Kärntner Strasse, it is just minutes away from the Hofburg Imperial Palace with its Spanish Riding School and from all other culturally important attractions.
All 150 rooms and suites are individually designed and offer luxury 19th century feel combined with contemporary state-of-the-art comfort. Many rooms and suites provide magnificent views on the State Opera House, Imperial Palace, and Albertina Museum, the ones on the top floor are the rooms to pick as they have private terraces overlooking the city.
The exclusive Sacher Boutique Spa is located on the 5th floor and features a sauna, aroma salt steam room, herbal bath, vital sensory showers, ice fountain, and cozy relaxation areas. Treatments can be arranged in private spa suites with product labels of La Prairie and Ligne St. Barth. To indulge your love of chocolate without piling on any pounds, the hotel’s very own „Time-to-Chocolate“ bathroom and spa amenities provide unique experiences. Hotels guests can also enjoy complimentary access to the fitness room.
The famous restaurant Rote Bar offers authentic Viennese cuisine with live piano music and Opera views, whilst the fine-dining restaurant Grüne Bar serves creative international dishes in the most unique atmosphere. The hotel bar Blaue Bar is well known as a sophisticated pre- or post Opera drink hot-spot.
Hotel guests can also enjoy a piece of the Original Sacher-Torte at the Café Sacher or the Sacher Eck, which still serves this culinary experience according to the closely guarded hotel recipe of 1832.
6. Palais Coburg Residenz
Palais Coburg Residenz is located in the heart of Vienna, just behind the Parkring. Palais Coburg Residenz offers views over the park, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the old city.
A stately palace dating back to 1844, it was turned into a hotel in 2003. Behind the recently restored neoclassical façade, it combines historical ambiance and skillfully incorporated medieval features with contemporary design elements, and state-of-the-art technology.
Spacious guest accommodations, all in suites, are light-filled and appointed with a handsome blend of classic and modern furnishings, museum-quality period pieces, fine artwork, and crystal chandeliers. The hidden treasure of the hotel is its secluded garden, a green oasis of towering trees and fragrant flowers, offering a serene escape within the city.
7. Vienna Marriott Hotel
The Vienna Marriott Hotel is a Rewards Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy hotel located downtown in the historic city center, on the breathtaking Ringstrasse. Unwind in modern guest rooms and suites that have been recently renovated and many have incredible city views.
There’s a fully-equipped Health Club and a heated indoor pool to enjoy after exploring Vienna. With an ideal location, guests can easily reach famous attractions like the Vienna Opera House or St. Stephen’s Cathedral, as well as celebrated shopping and dining.
The executive lounge is on the upper floor and is a nice lounge. The breakfast is standard lounge fare and evening dinner tends to be a mix of hot dishes and cold cuts. The hot dishes include offerings like chicken with rice, and spring rolls as well as small sandwiches and potato salad.
The Renaissance Wien (near Schonbrunn), the Hotel Bristol Luxury Collection, the Hotel Imperial Luxury Collection, and Le Meridien Vienna do not have executive club lounges here so your choice of hotel with a club lounge is somewhat limited within the Marriott brand.
8. Le Meridien Vienna
Le Méridien Vienna is an inspiring design hotel in Vienna. This is a Rewards Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Le Méridien Vienna is located in the heart of Vienna, and this design hotel is at the hub of the city’s artistic jewels.
Spacious and newly designed guest rooms and suites have roomy bathrooms and offer a view out on Vienna’s splendid Ringstrasse, the serene Schillerplatz, or the sun-filled courtyard. Here you can sleep regally and dine magnificently. Afternoon coffee wafts in tandem with sinful pastries all year round. In the summertime, they have barbeques in the garden. In wintertime, they offer mulled wine in the park.
9. InterContinental Vienna
The InterContinental Vienna hotel places you moments away from the world-renowned Vienna State Opera and stylish shopping on pedestrianized Kärntner Strasse. Behind its functionalist 1960s exterior, the hotel’s magnificent wood-paneled lobby is hung with chandeliers and is softened by Persian-style rugs.
In terms of location, The hotel is just a short walk from Vienna’s compact historic center, and it overlooks the green trees of Stadtpark, a lovely park with a river threading through it and a great place to jog or stroll. Immediately behind the hotel is Vienna’s main concert hall which is fronted by an open-air ice-rink (in the winter) and an urban beach with a beach bar in the summer.
Within the hotel, you can work out in the state of the art fitness center, dine on gourmet cuisine in our chic Parlor restaurant, or savor classic cocktails in the refined Intermezzo Bar.
Our top tip here is to enjoy the live piano music and jazz concerts in the bar on selected evenings: with its opulent crystal chandelier, exquisite drinks, and bar food until 2 am, the legendary Intermezzo Bar is great fun…
You can see what we have experienced in terms of food and drink at the club lounge at InterContinental O2 in London and the club lounge at InterContinental Park Lane which will give you an idea of what to expect. This InterContinental club lounge will undoubtedly be one of the best, with a substantial hot and cold buffet and a la carte breakfast and evening canapes and alcoholic drinks.
10. Hilton Vienna Plaza
The Hilton Vienna Plaza is the best Hilton in Vienna. It is beautifully designed, has excellent staff, and is found in the best location for tourism. The club lounge is attractive and has good breakfasts too.
Rooms are large and well-appointed with large bathrooms, and a generous welcome girt with wine, water, and some sweets if you are a Platinum Hilton Honors member.
The executive lounge on the second floor is fairly large, and very comfortable, with breakfast and happy hour food and alcoholic drinks, as well as an afternoon tea with delicious Viennese cakes.
Everything in the hotel is very modern, clean and the staff are great. The hotel location is right next to the U-Bahn line, and right on the ring in the 1st district, so ideal for touring the city.
Hilton Vienna Plaza has a really nice bar and in fact, a good tip is to ask if you can eat breakfast in the bar area rather than the busy restaurant, which can get a bit overrun on busy mornings.
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