Prague is chock-full of charming places to stay. From beautifully restored monasteries to a capsule room at the top of the communist-era television tower, there’s a remarkably wide range of choice for all budgets. Increased competition among hoteliers means that staff are almost invariably charming and knowledgeable, and speak excellent English. The best areas to stay are the Old Town (Staré
Město), the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana), the Castle Area (Hradčany), and the New Town (Nové Město). The center of Prague is reasonably small, so staying outside of the center doesn't mean a massive slog to the castle. Neighborhoods like Smíchov, Žižkov, and Vinohrady are easily accessible by Prague’s inexpensive, highly efficient metro and tram system.
Recent years have seen a drop in prices, even during high season (May–September). In winter rates can fall by a third or even half. The majority of hotels accept online bookings, so the best deals are found by searching a few months in advance of a trip and snapping up deals as soon as they're offered. It's best to book directly with the property.
Most hotels now offer free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, and many of the high-end spots also offer extras, like complimentary afternoon tea, welcome drinks, or free airport transfers.