If this is your first time visiting Romania, then Bucharest is a must! Bucharest is a beautiful city full of history and culture. In fact, since the early 1900s, Bucharest has been known as “little Paris”. The beautiful art-deco buildings, abundance of cafes and cobblestone streets really make it reminiscent of the French capital.
Whether this is your first time in Bucharest or your twentieth, you are going to need to find suitable accommodations for your travels. Check out the list here of the best hotels for your 2020 vacation in Bucharest!
Near the Airport
If you are only going to be staying in Bucharest for a day or for a long layover, then it might be in your best interest to stay somewhere very close to the airport. One of our top picks is Hotel Otopeni. This hotel has all the basics that you would for your stay. It is nothing fancy, but is clean and has good service. Even better, it is close to Water Park Otopeni which is one of the nicest water parks in Romania! If you have a short overnight stay in Bucharest but want a fun activity, Water Park Otopeni is a great option.
Vienna House Easy Airport Bucharest
The next hotel on our list is Vienna House Easy Airport Bucharest. This is literally the closest hotel to the airport, so if you are looking for something close you cannot get better than this. This is also a slightly fancier hotel, with prices reflecting this. However, the hotel has a lot of offer, such as a restaurant, a sauna and fitness center, laundry and dry cleaning, air conditioning, free wifi and so much more! They also provide free airport transportation.
Close to the City Center
Hotel Ibis Palace of Parliament
This is a very nice, modern hotel that has everything you need. This hotel has a wonderful location as it is right across the street from the Palace of Parliament. Actually, at the hotel you can get some rooms that offer a view of Bucharest’s Mammoth Building. In addition, they offer an amazing breakfast, so be sure to stay in the morning to eat at the hotel! There are two Hotel Ibis in Bucharest, so be sure to choose the Palace of Parliament one – the other one is by the train station, which is not a bad location, but it is not as close to the city center.
This is a higher-end hotel, but still is very affordable. It is in a quiet neighborhood, but it is walking distance from many of the main attractions, such as Cismigiu park, old town, and the National Museum of Art. The rooms are large, there is a beautiful restaurant inside, and this is a 4-star hotel, so you can expect very high quality service!
Relax Comfort Suites Hotel
This hotel is on a busy street, so if you have a hard time sleeping then maybe ask for a room that does not face the street. However, if you like being walking distance from all the best bars and restaurants, then this is the place for you! You are going to be right in the middle of the action. In addition, this is a nice and modern hotel, so you will be able to relax comfortably here!
Epoque Hotel Relais & Chateaux
This is one of the nicest and highest rated hotels in all of Bucharest. If you want the luxury experience, this is the place for you! What’s amazing is that this hotel is not even that expensive compared to luxury hotels in the US, Canada or Western Europe. It’s still located in the city center and comes complete with a beautiful restaurant and a cozy spa!
The Grand Hotel Continental
This is a beautiful hotel located on Calea Victoriei, which is still near the city center and has been the center for the Bucharest elite since the 1800s. This hotel was built in 1886 and designed by the known architects, Enil Ritten Forster and I.I. Rasnovanu in German Renaissance style. It is a classic building and has recently been restored. They have a spa, restaurant, breakfast buffet, and so much more!
Hotel Duke Romana
If you are looking for a nice budget hotel, this one might be it for you. It is not exactly in the city center, but it is still walking distance from many of the city center’s attractions. What is good is that the hotel is very close to the Romana metro station, so you will not have to walk far at all for public transportation. The hotel is not very modern, but still has all the basics for you to have a comfortable stay.
Bucharest Center Guest House
This hotel is right in the middle of the city and is extremely affordable. It has good reviews and is quiet and convenient. The rooms are smaller and the beds are twin size beds, but this is a cozy hotel that feels homey. You will get something much nicer than a hostel, but definitely not a luxury hotel experience. If you are looking for a hotel on a budget that will still feel like a hotel, this is the place for you!
Choosing Your Hotel
Bucharest has so much to offer its curious tourists. When it comes to accommodations in the city, your options are plentiful. If your time in Bucharest is limited, consider finding a hotel that is closest to the sites you want to see. If you only have a day or two in Bucharest, consider staying near the airport. The wonderful thing is that hotels in Bucharest are relatively affordable, so your options are quite wide.