Recommended Hotels in Budapest

Did you know that there are thousands of hotels and other accommodations in Budapest? If you don’t want to spend hours looking for the best place to stay at, then check out my recommended hotels in the city – all centrally located and within walking distance from the best cafés, bars, restaurants, the main sites, museums and more. Have a great stay in Budapest!


Hajnalka Módis
Founder of Budapest Local

Hotel Rum Budapest

5th district, central Pest
Rooftop bar, industrial design

Modern, minimalist decor and a breathtaking rooftop bar await you at this boutique hotel tucked away within the gothic churches and university buildings of the 5th district. This old townhouse turned hotel still leaves traces of its original structure and design while creating a contemporary and bolder approach.

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Brody House

8th district, Pest
Unique design, access to the Brody Studios members club

Boho chic meets artist’s residence at one of the most popular hotels in Budapest. From upcycled furniture to quaint décor, it’s no surprise that Brody House plays host to artists calling Budapest home while shooting a feature film or modeling in a fashion shoot.

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Lánchíd19 Design Hotel

1st district, Buda
Recently refurbished, view over Pest, designer furniture

Situated on the banks of the Danube on the Buda side, the multi-award winning and newly renovated Lánchíd19 Design Hotel is carefully crafted and it’s hugged by an undulating glass exterior that basks in natural light by day but is illuminated by colored lights by night.

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Hotel Moments Budapest

6th district, Pest
Beautifully restored palace, clean design

Located within the stunning rows of neo-Renaissance buildings and upscale shopping of Andrássy Avenue (also a World Heritage Site), Hotel Moments is ideal for travelers wanting to be in the heart of the city center. If these 19th-century palace walls could talk they would tell you of their days as the city’s first cinema, a hardware shop, a bank and a series of nightclubs.

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Prestige Hotel Budapest

5th district, central Pest
In-house Michelin star restaurant

Neoclassicism is alive and well in this 19th century townhouse turned 21st century hotel in the heart of the bustling metropolis’ 5th District. If you are looking for simple elegance then the Prestige Hotel offers just that, from the pristine white open-atrium lobby with gold velvet wingback couches and black stone floors to its teardrop chandeliers and glass elevators.

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Buddha-Bar Hotel

5th district, central Pest
In-house Asian fusion restaurant, oriental design, great bar

If you’ve always thought you might be related to royalty then it’s time to feel like royalty when you stay in the fully restored 19th-century Klotild Palace, better known as the Buddha-Bar Hotel. It’s hard to miss this towering neo-baroque structure turned luxury hotel on bustling Váci Street near Elizabeth Bridge.

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Hilton Budapest

1st district, Buda Castle
Castle District location, view over Pest, recently refurbished

While you could choose the Hilton that’s right in the cosmopolitan bull’s eye of the Pest side, if you are looking to escape and enjoy a more unique Hilton experience then this 13-century church turned hotel situated on quiet but beautiful Buda in the popular Castle District is sure to provide you with the relaxing retreat or romantic getaway you’ve imagined.

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Hotel Clark Budapest

1st district, Buda
Rooftop bar, view over Pest, recently opened

Hotel Clark truly offers the best of both worlds, being that it’s housed on the Buda side but Pest’s array of attractions are just over the Chain Bridge. Enjoy a morning trek to Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion, two top attractions in the Castle District. After which, you may want to tackle the famous Gellért Hill for what some say offer the best views of the city.

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art’otel Budapest

5th district, central Pest
View over Pest, artworks, proximity to the Castle

Who says the Pest side has to have all the fun? Enjoy the serene beauty of the Buda side with incredible views of Pest and the Danube River when you stay at the art’otel Budapest. This upscale, contemporary hotel is nestled directly below the majestic Buda Castle and welcomes you with over 500 vibrant works of art from the well-known contemporary painter Donald Sultan.

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Aria Hotel Budapest

5th district, central Pest
Rooftop bar, music-themed rooms

The chiming bells from the neighboring St. Stephen’s Basilica aren’t the only musical influence you’ll experience when you stay at the Aria Hotel Budapest as this 5-star hotel creates a symphony of elegance and upscale relaxation while paying homage to greats such as Liszt, Bob Dylan and Count Basie.

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The Ritz-Carlton Budapest

5th district, central Pest
Interior design, top-notch service, location

While being an American hotel chain, the stylings of Ritz-Carlton Budapest provide a more local, European feel, with blue-and-white swirled carpeting made to look like the flow of the Danube and a display case of historical Hungarian paraphernalia such as old advertising posters and a Rubik’s Cube to pull at your nostalgic heartstrings.

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Kempinski Hotel

5th district, central Pest
In-house restaurants, refurbished rooms

Your elegant urban escape awaits at the conveniently located Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, where you’re only a short walk from the Danube, Chain Bridge and many of the city’s most popular attractions. This modern building, erected in the early 90s, used to be the top accommodation for high-profile guests such as Michael Jackson.

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Hotel Palazzo Zichy

8th district, Pest
19th century palace, complimentary coffee and tea during the day

If you received a tourist map of the city don’t be surprised if the hotel’s street, Lõrinc pap tér, isn’t on there. But don’t let that deter you, as Palazzo Zichy is in one of the city’s prime locations if you wish to be surrounded by stunning mansions, restaurants, attractions, sites and cafés.

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Corinthia Hotel

7th district, Pest
This is the hotel that inspired Wes Anderson’s movie!

If you loved Wes Anderson’s film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” then you have to stay in the hotel that inspired it all, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. One look at the creamy neoclassical exterior and you’ll quickly see why this hotel is one of the most beautiful accommodations in the city.

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Four Seasons Budapest

5th district, central Pest
Art Nouveau interior design, best view over Buda

This Art Nouveau palace turned upscale hotel offers the best seat of the house facing out into a serene park near the famous Chain Bridge and Danube River.
The lobby beckons with stained glass and a mosaic-tiled floor illuminated by bohemian chandeliers specially crafted by Preciosa.

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Ambra Hotel

7th district, Pest
Proximity to the Jewish District and ruin bars, good value for money

Only minutes from the esteemed Opera House, the Ambra Hotel is right in the hustle and bustle of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter (7th district) but remains on a quieter street so you can get a little shuteye. The contemporary, spacious lobby beckons you to grab a book from the bookshelves and unwind on one of the plush, velvet-like couches.

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Paulay House

6th district, Pest
Serviced apartments, unique design, quiet but central location

BrodyLand is at it again with another blockbuster accommodation known as Paulay House, which provides clean-lined and rustic apartments located right in the center of the city. No matter if you are just visiting Budapest for a night or you’ll be calling Budapest home for several months, Paulay House is perfect for both short- and long-term stays.

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Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux

5th district, central Pest
Local experience, great café downstairs, central but quiet location

Directly above the famous Parisian-style Gerlóczy Café and up the iron-laden spiral staircase is a romantic getaway in the heart of Budapest. This is not your traditional hotel but rather a sneak peek into a more local experience. Gerlóczy pays homage to its Old World architectural bones while providing upgraded, modern-day amenities and features.

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