The Best Luxury Hotels in Vienna

Patti McCracken | February 06, 2018

In Vienna, luxury comes first. The Ringstrasse is studded with gems, exclusive, sprawling hotels in Grand Old Dame buildings that were once palaces for emperors and dukes. Other priceless lodgings are tucked onto quiet squares, or behind unassuming facades. Whether its five-star accomodations you are looking for, or simply that which is impossible to classify, this city has it for you.

#5

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Why it made the list

The sleek skyscraper on the Danube Canal holds within a certain restrained splendor. The ultra-modern rooms are in black, white, or gray motifs, and the theme is carried through most of the open spaces; an avant-garde stamp on a tradition-laden town.

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#4

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

Why it made the list

This heritage-listed building was originally built for the 1873 World Expo and later ended up being used as a police station. Today, it takes its seat among the top luxury lodgings in the city. State-of-the-art technology is integrated into the function of the rooms, including ipad-room controls. Pampering is boundless, proof being in the pillow menu.

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#3

Ritz-Carlton

Why it made the list

Four palaces strung together make up what is today the Ritz Carlton. Located on the Ringstrasse just steps from the Stadtpark, the rooms blend 19th Century charm with contemporary style and convenience.

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#2

Park Hyatt

Why it made the list

The newest luxe hotel sits on the oldest and possibly most quaint square in old Vienna, the Am Hof. Formerly the headquarters for Bank of Austria, aspects of the bank were cleverly featured in the design, as were elements of Vienna’s Werkstatte movement. Fine Art, on loan from the local museum, graces the walls and downstairs in “the Vault,” is one of the Vienna’s most splendind hotel spas. Perhaps best of all, the hotel opens onto the city’s new GoldenesQuartier, the exclusive district for upmarket shoppers.

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#1

Sans Souci Hotel

Why it made the list

Great care has been taken to come off as “carefree;” every touch of whimsy — from the 12 ft. sunflower lamps to the chandeliers dangling above the pool, to the purple sculptures that dot the central areas — has been thought out to the last detail. Guests will enjoy this eclectic luxury, a modern take on traditional Vienna.

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  • 5. Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
    Praterstrasse 1, Vienna, Vienna, 1020, Austria
  • 4. Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
    Schottenring, 24, Vienna, Vienna, 1010, Austria
  • 3. Ritz-Carlton
    Schubertring 5–7, Vienna, Vienna, 1010, Austria
  • 2. Park Hyatt
    Am Hof 2, Vienna, Vienna, 1010, Austria
  • 1. Sans Souci Hotel
    Burggasse 2, Vienna, Vienna, 1070, Austria

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