Hotels in Vienna offer incredible glimpses upon a locale aptly nicknamed City of Dreams. Once home to legendary demigods Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, Vienna is known for its architecture, imperial traditions, opera balls, porcelain, glassware, classical music, coffee houses, wine bars, night clubs and wiener schnitzels. When traveling to Vienna, keep in mind that white wine is most common and served in one eighth or one quarter liter sizes, and that beer comes in “Seiterl” (large) or “Kruegerl” (very large) sizes. Its parks, its woodlands and its vineyards help make Vienna one of the most livable and lovable cities in the world. Hotels in Vienna are undoubtedly some of the best in all of Europe. Before we get to hotels in Vienna, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Originally settled by Celtic tribes, the land that was known as the kingdom of Noricum and that is now Austria was claimed by the Roman Empire, which made it into a Roman province. Bavarians, Slavs and Avars invaded the area following the collapse of the Roman Empire. Christianity was introduced circa AD 788 by Charlemagne, King of the Franks. The name Ostarrichi dates to 996, and is the first record of the name Austria. From the late 13th century until World War I, the area was ruled by the Habsburgs. Archduke Franz Ferdinand‘s assassination in 1914 was the catalyst for World War I. Anschluss, or the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany, occurred on March 12, 1938. During World War II, Austria was renamed briefly to “Ostmark”. Following World War II, the city was divided into American, British, French, and Soviet zones. Austria regained full independence on May 15, 1955 by way of the Austrian State Treaty.
Vienna, with a population of around 1.9 million people, is the largest city and federal capital of Austria. Referred to as the City of Music, Vienna is also called the City of Dreams due to its famous past inhabitants. Known for its high quality of life, this Austrian city has been ranked multiple times as the world’s most livable city. Vienna’s superior livability derives also from its stability, healthcare, culture, environment, educational system, infrastructure, innovation and markets. Drawing in over 6.8 million tourists per year, Vienna experiences summer high temperatures at around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter highs average in the high 30s. Major points of interest include Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, Tiergarten Schönbrunn Zoo, Riesenrad Ferris wheel, Burgtheater, Theater an der Wien, Wiener Staatsoper, Volksoper, Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, spanische Hofreitschule, Albertina, Belvedere, Leopold Museum, KunstHausWien, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Naturhistorisches Museum, Technisches Museum Wien, Zentralfriedhof, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Deutschordenskirche, Jesuitenkirche and Karlskirche. The last bastion of the 19th-century ball, Vienna has a long-standing tradition of ballroom dancing. One of the highlights of the Viennese carnival season is the Opera Ball, which takes place at the Vienna State Opera on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday. Vienna’s professional football clubs include FK Austria Wien and SK Rapid Wien, which play in the Austrian Bundesliga, as well as its oldest European football team, First Vienna FC, which started play in 1894. The city is also home to an American-style football team, Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna, which has won five Eurobowl titles. Popular Viennese foods include Tafelspitz, which is boiled veal or beef in broth, Kaiserschmarrn, a sweet, fluffy, shredded pancake dessert, Wiener Schnitzel, Sachertorte, or chocolate cake, and Käsekrainer, a cheese-stuffed pork sausage. Austrian beers include light lagers and Hefeweizen. Now that we have a little background information on the city, it’s time for hotels in Vienna that will help make for an unforgettable trip.
Hotel Sans Souci Wien boasts a spa, a sauna, a steam bath, a modern fitness center, an indoor pool, free WiFi, a bar, a restaurant, spacious rooms, elegant designs, air conditioning, parquet floors, mini-bars, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, bathrobes, hairdryers and valet parking.
This hotel is 0.1 miles from Volkstheater Vienna, Spittelberg Christmas Market, Spittelberg and Museumsquartier, 0.2 miles from Natural History Museum, Leopold Museum, Zoom Children’s Museum and Kunsthistorisches Museum, 0.3 miles from Vienna Volksgarten, 0.4 miles from Vienna City Hall and Rathausplatz and 11.1 miles from Vienna International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (master suite): $877
Cost per person (three people): $292
Located in a former bank building dating back to the early 1900s, Park Hyatt Vienna has a wellness area, an indoor pool, a 24-hour reception, an à la carte restaurant, free WiFi, air conditioning, elegant furnishings, modern appliances, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, hairdryers, various dining options, a fitness center and a meeting space.
From this location you may find Judenplatz Square, St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Freyung Square 0.1 miles, Graben, Spanish Riding School, Sisi Museum, Hofburg and Jewish Museum Vienna 0.2 miles, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Imperial Treasury Vienna, Austrian National Library and Vienna Volksgarten 0.3 miles, Rathausplatz 0.4 miles, Ernst Happel Stadium 2.4 miles and Vienna International Airport 10.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (ambassador suite): $3,423
Sigmund Freud Museum
With 2 restaurants, a cigar lounge, a bar, a spa, a sauna, a hydro pool, a fitness center, high-quality fabrics and carpets, Nespresso coffee machines, in-room tablets, city and courtyard views and on-site parking, Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna can be found near
European Union House, Sigmund Freud Museum, Judenplatz Square and Freyung Square are 0.3 miles, Schauspielhaus Vienna and University of Vienna are 0.4 miles, St. Peter’s Catholic Church is 0.5 miles, Graben, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Rathausplatz and Vienna City Hall are 0.6 miles, Vienna Volksgarten and Austrian National Library are 0.7 miles and Vienna International Airport is 11.1 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (Palais suite): $1,072
Cost per person (three people): $357
Vienna State Opera
Having opened in 1892, Hotel Bristol features an award-winning restaurant, a bar, luxurious rooms and suites, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, elegant marble bathrooms, 24-hour room service, complimentary mineral water upon arrival, a breakfast buffet, afternoon tea with pastries, mini sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, organic cakes and jams and homemade sweets, a business center, a gym and concierge service. Nearby you may find Bristol Bar, Lindt Schweizer Maître Chocolatier (chocolate shop), Ristorante San Carlo (Italian restaurant), HUMANIC (shoe store), AGRANA Studiobühne (performing arts theater), BIG BUS Tours Vienna, Arcadia Opera Shop, Opernbrunnen (fountain), Vienna State Opera, Chilai (restaurant), Triumph Lingerie and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Vienna State Opera, Karlsplatz Metro Station and Albertina Museum, 0.2 miles from Casino Vienna, Musikverein, House of Music, Secession, Kunsthalle Wien, The Imperial Crypt and Burggarten, 0.3 miles from Austrian National Library and Karlskirche, 0.4 miles from Imperial Treasury Vienna, Graben and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, 0.9 miles from Belvedere Palace, 2.3 miles from Ernst Happel Stadium and 10.5 miles from Vienna International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (junior penthouse suite): $532
Musikverein Golden Hall
Located directly on Ringstraße boulevard, Hotel Imperial boasts a gourmet restaurant, a 24-hour rooftop fitness center with a sauna, precious antique decorations, silk walls, air conditioning, sound systems, extra-large TVs, bathrobes, slippers, spacious marble bathrooms, personal butler service and an on-site business center. Cafe Imperial, 1873 HalleNsalon (bar), Ticket Office of the Vienna Philharmonic, YogaKula (yoga studio), Ludwig und Adele (restaurant), Café Mendez (Mexican restaurant), Arthouse (museum), brut Wien (performing arts theater), Quo Vadis Fitness (gym), Atelier im Musikverein Wilfried Ramsaier-Gorbach (violin shop), Society of Friends of Music in Vienna (museum), Palais Wertheim (function room facility), SPAR Gourmet (supermarket) and more are within range.
From here Musikverein Golden Hall is within feet, Wien Museum is 0.1 miles, Schwarzenbergplatz, House of Music, Karlsplatz Metro Station, Christmas Market Karlsplatz, Akademietheater, Konzerthaus, Vienna State Opera and Karlskirche are 0.2 miles, Albertina Museum is 0.3 miles, Austrian National Library is 0.4 miles, St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Leopold Museum are 0.6 miles and Vienna International Airport is 10.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night (imperial suite): $2,922
Cost per person (three people): $975
Housed in a historic building, Palais Coburg Hotel Residenz provides air conditioning, a gourmet restaurant, free WiFi and wired internet access, an exclusive spa with sauna, steam bath, hot tub, indoor pool and sun terrace, a fitness center, a bottle of champagne, fruit and chocoloate, a flower bouquet and free mini-bar access. Near here are Restaurant Clementine im Glashaus, Weinarchiv im Palais Coburg (wine store), Silvio Nickol (fine dining restaurant), Le viet (vietnamese restaurant), Loca (restaurant), Restaurant Al Borgo (Italian restaurant), Club Porgy & Bess, Puerstner (Austrian restaurant), Philigrano (Mediterranean restaurant), Magazin 3 Hacken (restaurant), Restaurant Jonathan & Sieglinde, Gasthaus “Zu den 3 Hacken” (restaurant), Beauty in the City (beauty salon), Shoyu Ramen (Ramen restaurant), Ribs of Vienna (Austrian restaurant), Tina Blue (dress store), Beverly Hills Club (night club), Joh. Springer’s Erben (gun shop) and more.
Ronacher Musical Theater is 0.1 miles, Kursalon Wien, Stadtpark, Mozarthaus Vienna, Stubentor Metro Stop, House of Music, Stadtpark Metro Stop and Bürgertheater are 0.2 miles, Department Store Steffl, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and St. Stephen’s Cathedral are 0.3 miles, Graben, Musikverein, Albertina Museum, St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Vienna State Opera are 0.4 miles, Austrian National Library and Imperial Treasury Vienna are 0.5 miles and Vienna International Airport is 10.3 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (bastei suite): $2,703
Cost per person (five people): $540
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships
With spacious and modern apartments, terraces, soundproof windows, free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens, LED TVs, large living rooms, lounge furniture, laptop safes, washing machines, hypoallergenic bedding and eco-friendly heating and cooling, Vienna Grand Apartments DANUBE sits near AIDA (pastry shop), Da Giovanni (Italian restaurant), Sonnenstudio 21 (tanning salon), Gasthaus zum Schwaigerwirt (restaurant), Renia Boutique (women’s clothing store), Max Style (barber shop) and more.
You’ll find Floridsdorf Metro Stop 0.2 miles, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 0.7 miles, Millennium Tower and Danube Tower 1.2 miles, United Nations Office at Vienna 1.7 miles, Kaiserwasser Lake 1.9 miles, Danube Island 2 miles, Rathausplatz 3.6 miles and Vienna International Airport 12.1 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (supreme two-bedroom): $377
Cost per person (four people): $95
St Stephen Cathedral Vienna
Offering air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms with rain showers, laptop safes, Nespresso coffee machines, tea facilities, Chopard cosmetics, private saunas, bars, balconies, terraces, fridges with free alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, free WiFi, free parking, market-fresh gourmet breakfast, a professional kitchen, a meditation room and a parlor, House of Time can be found close to in good shape (gym), ZWE (jazz club), Schank zum Reichsapfel (restaurant), Bahur Tov (restaurant), Chi’s Vietnamesisches Restaurant, SPAR (supermarket), Zum Friedensrichter (restaurant), CrossFit District 2 (fitness center), Los Mexikas (Mexican restaurant), Feinste Burger (restaurant), Zimmer 37 (restaurant), wein.laden (wine store), Wulfisch (restaurant), Altenberg (bar) and more.
This hotel is 0.2 miles from Taborstraße Metro Stop, 0.3 miles from Schottenring Metro Stop, 0.4 miles from Schwedenplatz Metro Stop and Nestroyplatz Metro Stop, 0.5 miles from Kammerspiele Theatre and Roßauer Lände Metro Stop, 0.6 miles from Judenplatz Square and European Union House, 0.7 miles from Wien Praterstern, St Stephen Cathedral Vienna, Kunst Haus Wien – Museum Hundertwasser, St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Graben, 0.9 miles from Imperial Treasury Vienna and Austrian National Library and 10.8 miles from Vienna International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (love boat suite): $1,615
Cost per person (four people): $403
Imperial Crypt Vienna
Featuring air conditioning, free WiFi, classic furnishings, soundproofed rooms, heated floors, antique art, panoramic city views, butler, private chef, daily maid and laundry service upon request and a restaurant, Imperium Residence is in the vicinity of Mamaramen (Chinese noodle restaurant), Miss Maki (restaurant), La Cure Gourmande Vienna (grocery store), J. & L. Lobmeyr (glass manufacturer), Rituals (cosmetics store), Peek & Cloppenburg (clothing store), FURLA CORNER (fashion accessories store), SWAROVSKI Kristallwelten Store Wien (jewelry store), Kapuzinerkloster (monestary), Capuchin Church, Kaisergruft (historical place) and more.
From here Imperial Crypt Vienna and Casino Vienna are within feet, Department Store Steffl, Albertina Museum, Augustine Church and Jewish Museum Vienna are 0.1 miles, House of Music, Austrian National Library, Vienna State Opera, Stephansplatz Metro Station, Graben and Imperial Treasury Vienna are 0.2 miles, Vienna Volksgarten is 0.4 miles, Karlskirche and Leopold Museum are 0.5 miles, Belvedere Palace is 1.1 miles and Vienna International Airport is 10.6 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $1,475
Cost per person (ten people): $148
Belvedere Palace Vienna
With multiple penthouse rental options that feature fully-equipped kitchens, flat-screen smart TVs, free WiFi and panoramic city views, SKY9 Penthouse Apartments are found near Bakery Strock (bakery), Oberlaa (cake shop), OBB (lounge), der Ringsmuth (restaurant), Gelateria Marini (ice cream shop), ADMIRAL Sportsbar, Gulten Karagoz (hair salon), Wurstelstand em Sudtiroler Platz (diner), 15 sube Minuten Wien (cafe), Piccolo Bar (escort), Tatiana Krajca (hair salon), La Bonita Beauty Salon and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Vienna Main Train Station, 0.4 miles from Austrian Gallery Belvedere, 0.5 miles from Belvedere Palace Vienna and Belvedere 21, 0.7 miles from Museum of Military History, 0.8 miles from Karlskirche, Christmas Market Karlsplatz and Rennweg Train Station, 1.1 miles from Vienna State Opera, 2.6 miles from Ernst Happel Stadium and 9.8 miles from Schwechat Airport.
Approximate cost per night (XL penthouse): $200
Cost per person (five people): $40
So there they are, hotels in Vienna that will help make for a memorable trip. We hope you have found this information useful and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in Austria!