Bucharest hotels offer incredible glimpses upon a city nicknamed “Paris of the East”. Once home to Vlad the Impaler, or Vlad Dracula, Bucharest today is known for its Art Nouveau architecture, its grand municipal buildings, its French-designs, its stuffed cabbage rolls, its museums, its parks and gardens and its monasteries. Keep in mind that waiters and waitresses in this city are generally paid low wages, so tips are greatly appreciated. Good to know is that relative to other European cities, Bucharest is fairly inexpensive. The best times to visit this city are late spring or early winter, though summertime can be pleasant as well. Before we get to Bucharest hotels, let’s take a look at some background information on the city to help you along the way.
Bucharest, Romania’s capital and largest city, is located in the country’s southeast, on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, and has a population of close to 2 million people. A center for Romania’s media, culture and art, Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459, and became Romania’s capital in 1862. Rooted in Nicolae Ceaușescu’s program of Communist systematization from the 1960s through the 1980s, Bucharest has since become one of Europe’s fastest-growing, high-tech cities. The Romania Blockchain Summit, for example, boasts “the largest Summit of the industry organized in South-Eastern Europe”.
Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula, ruled Wallachia three times between 1448 and his death in 1477 as Voivode of Wallachia. The second son of Vlad Dracul, Vlad III and his brother Radu were held hostage by the Ottoman Empire in 1442 to secure their father’s loyalty. Vlad’s father earned the name “Dracul” during his membership in the Order of the Dragon, a militant fraternity founded by Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund that was dedicated to halting Ottoman advance into Europe. Vlad III ruled Wallachia three separate times, was imprisoned in Hungary and died fighting against Basarab Laiotă, who had dethroned his brother Radu, in late December 1476 or early January 1477. Vlad III had a reputation for cruelty, and quite possibly was a real-life inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. His place of burial is unknown.
Today, Bucharest is home to landmarks, visual and performing arts, music, nightlife, cultural events and festivals. The city’s climate is considered subtropical, with average July and August highs at around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and average January highs at around 37 degrees. Major points of interest include Palace of the Parliament, Romanian Athenaeum, Calea Victoriei, Old Town, Downtown Bucharest fountains, Herăstrău Park, Palace of Justice, Unirea Shopping Center, AFI Cotroceni, Victoriei Avenue, Unirii Boulevard, Magheru Boulevard, Floreasca City Center, Unirii Square, Arcul de Triumf, Cărturești Carusel Bookstore, National Library of Romania, National Museum of Art of Romania, Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, Odeon Theatre, Old Town, Romanian Athenaeum, Village Museum, Palace of the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate, University of Bucharest, Arena Națională and Romexpo Dome. Popular foods include Sarmale, or cabbage rolls, Turta Dulce, or gingerbread, smoked meats, potato soup, bean soup, Murături, which are pickles, Covrigi, or pretzels, cheeses, sausages and meat pies. Romania’s national drink is ţuică, which is a type of potent moonshine distilled from plums. Now that we have some background information, it’s time for Bucharest hotels that will help make for a memorable experience.
Dinamo Bucharest FC
Athina Suites Hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a tour desk, free WiFi, private parking at an extra cost, air conditioning, a seating areas, flat-screen TVs, kitchens, dining areas, hairdryers, city views, balconies, desks, electric tea pots and a continental or buffet breakfast. Nearby you’ll find Artemis Mediterranean Restaurant, Osteria Ciao Niki (restaurant), Beca’s Kitchen (restaurant), Lokal (bistro), PLAN’OR (bar), Degusteria Francesca (gourmet grocery store), Shiva Coffee & Tea (coffee shop), Atelierul de Tuns (barber shop), Teatrul Metropolis (performing arts theater), Club 99 (comedy club) and more.
This location is 0.2 miles from Ion Voicu Park, 0.3 miles from Ştefan cel Mare Building, Bulandra Theatre – Toma Caragiu Hall and Gradina Icoanei Park, 0.4 miles from Dinamo Bucharest FC, Darvari Skete, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and State Circus Park, 0.7 miles from Museum of Art Collections, National Museum of Art of Romania, Revolution Square and Bucharest National Theater TNB, 1.4 miles from Gara de Nord Metro Station and 8.6 miles from Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom suite): $127
Cost per person (four people): $32
Stavropoleos Church Bucharest
Located in a renovated historical building, The Mansion Boutique Hotel has minimalist to eclectic, French-inspired to Moroccan-themed, design, free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, slippers, a tour desk, car hire, a lounge with a glass roof, an Italian restaurant and a breakfast buffet. This hotel is close to Il Peccato (Italian restaurant), Gioelia Cremeria (ice cream shop), Coffeöl Bucharest (cafe), Kilkenny Irish Pub, Curtea Veche (historical place – Vlad III Dracula’s palace), Shoteria (bar), Oktoberfest Pub (brewpub), Curtea Berarilor (pub), Nomad Skybar (restaurant), Arcade Cafe (restaurant) and more.
From here Stavropoleos Church Bucharest, Old Princely Court, The Old Princely Church, National Museum of Romanian History and Caru’ cu Bere are 0.1 miles, Carturesti Carusel Bookshop, Cocor Luxury Store and Bucharest Financial Plaza are 0.2 miles, Unirea Shopping Centre is 0.3 miles, Patriarchal Cathedral is 0.4 miles, Bucharest National Theater TNB is 0.5 miles, Revolution Square is 0.6 miles, Cismigiu Gardens and National Museum of Art of Romania are 0.7 miles, Romanian National Opera and Museum of Art Collections are 1.1 miles and Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is 9.8 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $148
Epoque Hotel offers spacious rooms, air conditioning, free on-site parking, free WiFi, a spa with a Finnish sauna, a wet sauna, a hot tub, an indoor pool, a fitness center, Neo-Romanian architectural style, french balconies, garden views, pillow menus, luxury toiletries, well-lit work desks, comfortable living areas, overstuffed sofas, flat-screen TVs and a French restaurant. L’Atelier Relais & Chateaux (restaurant), Real Escape Room (amusement center), Bianca Georgescu (shoe store), Cismigiu Orchid Garden, Dahlia Couture (bridal shop) and more are in the vicinity.
Cismigiu Gardens and Bulandra Theatre – Izvor Hall are 0.2 miles, Izvor Park and Radio Hall are 0.3 miles, Romanian National Opera, The Silver Church Club and Opera Center are 0.4 miles, National Museum of Art of Romania, Kretzulescu Church and Revolution Square are 0.5 miles, Museum of Art Collections is 0.6 miles, Stavropoleos Church is 0.7 miles, Bucharest National Theater TNB and Gara de Nord Metro Station 0.9 miles, Museum of Romanian Peasant is 1.2 miles, Carol Park is 1.7 miles and Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is 9.3 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (VIP suite): $442
Cost per person (five people): $88
The Herastrau Park of Bucharest
Featuring free WiFi, spacious rooms, air conditioning, classical designs and furnishings, living rooms, flat-screen TVs, kitchens, dining areas and a continental breakfast, My Hotel Apartments is close to Progear Tactical & Outdoor (clothing store), Baneasa Events (event venue), Capricciosa (Italian restaurant), Glamour Restro Cafe, FineStore (liquor store), Bistro La Boieru (restaurant), PilotShop (shopping mall), Neby Fitness Baneasa (fitness center), Atelier Petitenget (tattoo shop) and more.
You may find Petrom City and S-Park 0.7 miles, Bucharest Business Park and Victoria Park 0.8 miles, IKEA Romania, Băneasa store 1 mile, The Herastrau Park of Bucharest and City Gate Towers 1.1 miles, Baneasa Business & Technology Park 1.4 miles, Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum 1.5 miles, Arcul de Triumf and Ceausescu Mansion 1.9 miles and Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport 5.3 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (three bedroom apartment): $237
Cost per person (four people): $59
Patriarchal Cathedral Bucharest
With a shared lounge, free WiFi and a tour desk, Mil Pasos Penthouse Hostel sits near Enya Beauty Salon, Cofetaria Agapitos (dessert shop), Salon El Studio Unirii (beauty salon), Zoomserie (dessert shop), Berezka (Russian grocery store), 5 to Go (cafe), Ana Pan Coposu (bakery), One Models Romania (modeling agency) and more.
State Jewish Theater and Cocor Luxury Store are 0.2 miles, Unirea Shopping Centre, Colțea Hospital and The Old Princely Church are 0.3 miles, Carturesti Carusel Bookshop, The National Library of Romania and Old Princely Court are 0.4 miles, Patriarchal Cathedral Bucharest is 0.7 miles, Revolution Square is 0.8 miles, Tineretului Lake is 2.3 miles and Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is 9.8 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night: $42
Carol Park Bucharest
Offering a 24-hour front desk, check-in service, free WiFi, balconies, seating areas, elegant interiors, an à la carte restaurant, a terrace, a garden and bike and car hire, Suter Palace Heritage Boutique Hotel is in the vicinity of Erato Beauty Salon, Bella Sposa (bridal shop), ELITE MARIAJ (dress store), Zodiac Fountain (tourist attraction) and more.
You’ll find Carol Park Bucharest and The Roman Arenas 0.4 miles, Central Business Park and Patriarchal Cathedral 0.5 miles, Bucharest Christmas Market and Constitution Square 0.6 miles, Palace of the Parliament, Tineretului Park and Ministry of Justice 0.7 miles, Cismigiu Gardens and Romanian National Opera 1.3 miles, Museum of Art Collections 1.8 miles, AFI Cotroceni and Gara de Nord Metro Station 2.1 miles and Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport 10.5 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (royal suite): $453
Cost per person (four people): $113
Museum of Romanian Peasant
Penthouse Orhideea provides a restaurant, river views, air conditioning, spacious bedrooms, living rooms, dining areas, flat-screen TVs, fully-equipped kitchens, working desks, terraces, city views, a restaurant, a buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Orhideea Sky (restaurant), Orhideea Sport (sports club), Lucky Point Pub, Fatum Wine (food store), Orhideea (shopping mall), Carrefour (hypermarket) and more are in the area.
From this penthouse Carrefour Orhideea is 0.1 miles, Bucharest Botanical Garden is 0.5 miles, National Military Museum, National Institute of Public Health and Bucharest Emergency University Hospital are 0.6 miles, Carol Davila University of Medicine is 0.7 miles, Romanian National Opera is 0.9 miles, Museum of Romanian Peasant, National Museum of Natural History “Grigore Antipa” and AFI Cotroceni are 1.1 miles, Museum of Art Collections and Cismigiu Gardens are 1.3 miles, Stavropoleos Church is 1.9 miles and Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is 8.8 miles.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse apartment): $313
Cost per person (four people): $78
Museum of Senses
With air conditioning, free WiFi, private parking, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen and a balcony with garden views, Plaza Residence Penthouse is situated close to Pix Club (event venue), Parcul Timișoara (park), World Class București Plaza Romania (gym), Chanh miam miam (Vietnamese restaurant), Movieplex (movie theater), DM (cosmetics store), Smart Arena Plaza (soccer field) and more.
Anchor Plaza is 0.2 miles, Plaza Romania Mall is 0.3 miles, Museum of Senses is 0.5 miles, AFI Cotroceni is 0.7 miles, Drumul Taberei Park is 0.8 miles, Sema Park is 1 mile, National Museum Cotroceni and Ghencea Stadium are 1.2 miles, Bucharest Botanical Garden is 1.3 miles, National Museum of Art of Romania and Patriarchal Cathedral are 2.9 miles and Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is 9.9 miles from this penthouse.
Approximate cost per night: $64
Cost per person (four people): $15
Patriarchal Cathedral Bucharest
Providing two-bedrooms, free WiFi, free private parking, air conditioning, a living room with a sofa bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, a terrace, three flat-screen TVs and central heating, Bucharest City Center Penthouse is close to Patiseria Misionarul (restaurant), The Wine Club And Bistro (wine bar), Angel Rose (beauty salon), Sandal SPA, Andree Salon (bridal shop), Adora Sposa (dress store), CAPODOPERA (clothing store), Avon (cosmetics store), Alouette (restaurant), The Harp (Irish pub), The Harp Bakery, Eva Salon (hair removal service), NutriLand (vitamin and supplements store), Bucharest Artesian Fountains (tourist attractions) and more.
This penthouse is 0.2 miles from Patriarchal Cathedral Bucharest and Unirea Shopping Centre, 0.3 miles from Old Princely Court and The Old Princely Church, 0.4 miles from Cocor Luxury Store, National Museum of Romanian History, Carturesti Carusel Bookshop, Stavropoleos Church and Bucharest Christmas Market, 0.8 miles from Bucharest National Theater TNB, 0.9 miles from Revolution Square, Revolution Square and Cismigiu Gardens, 1.8 miles from Olympia Tower, 6.2 miles from Herestrau Lake and 10.1 miles from Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse apartment): $452
Cost per person (seven people): $65
Bucharest Shopping Mall
Dreamtime Apartments has air conditioning, balconies, free WiFi, kitchens, flat-screen TVs, ironing facilities, desks, seating areas, sofa beds, hairdryers and bicycle and car rental service. Museum of Romanian Records, Chaya TeaHouse, Noeme (restaurant) and more are nearby.
You may find State Jewish Theater 0.3 miles, The National Library of Romania 0.4 miles, Bucharest Art Theatre, Unirea Shopping Centre, Cocor Luxury Store and Rosetti Square 0.6 miles, The Old Princely Church and Colțea Hospital 0.7 miles, Bucharest Shopping Mall 0.8 miles, Arcul de Triumf 3.2 miles and Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport 10 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe two-bedroom): $115
Cost per person (six people): $20
So there they are, Bucharest hotels that are sure to help make for an amazing trip. We hope you have found this information valuable and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in Romania!