When it comes to picking hotels in Warsaw, Poland variety is not an issue. There is something for everyone, regardless of your budget, expectations, and time of stay. Still, it is a bit confusing at first. Everything sounds so great, but surely some hotels are better than others? Yes, absolutely they are.
Poland, like so many other Eastern European countries, offers great value but it comes with a bit of risk. You can’t always be sure you will get what was promised. Hence, our article on the best hotels in Warsaw, Poland to help you pick the actual awesome places and avoid the money suckers that scam unsuspecting tourists.
Located in the very heart of Warsaw, this luxury hotel gives you everything you could ask for and more. The Sofitel Victoria was designed by the infamous Didier Gomez Studio. The attention to detail is spectacular, and every little thing has been thought about.
The toiletries in your bathroom are by Lanvin. The breakfast buffet at the charming Kitchen Gallery is all home-style foods with a nod to Polish cuisine. The rooms all have a beautiful view and you are within walking distance to all the popular landmarks. And after a long day of sightseeing, the Victoria Lounge cocktail bar is the place to relax with a drink in hand.
The central Sródmiescie neighbourhood is where you find the city’s best hotels so it’s no wonder this is where the Mercure Warszawa is. It’s the perfect choice for a leisurely city vacation but it is even better if you are here for work. Located in the business heart of the city, the Mercure is close to huge commercial buildings like Warsaw Financial Center, Warsaw Towers, and the Rondo ONZ 1.
The wellness centre features a hot tub and a spacious sauna, as well as state of art fitness centre.
If you are looking for a place to have your business lunch, how about the Winestone restaurant?
The interior is gorgeous and they have one of the best wine selections in the city. Not to mention their menu that always features fresh local ingredients and visually pleasing dishes served on stone plates or the so-called les planches.
Not a couple of minutes away from the main train station, this is the affordable luxury hotel you need in your life. Unlike other hotels in our best hotels in Warsaw, Poland list, the Golden Tulip is neither snobbish nor does it feel like budget accommodation. It truly is the best of both worlds.
The hotel is warm and welcoming, with staff always willing to help. Rooms are always clean and are remarkably spacious. Check out the museum of the Warsaw Uprising which is only a few minutes walk along the road. It might not be on the must-do in Warsaw lists—but it is still well worth a visit.
One thing you will notice about hotels in Warsaw, Poland is not all of them are super pet-friendly. Not only are you more than welcome to take your dog (or pet turtle) to the H15, but the boutique hotel offers some unique and luxurious amenities.
There is a kitchenette area in every room with a Nespresso coffee maker and free Fair Trade coffee for you. The hotel restaurant offers futuristic molecular kitchen creations. All the drinks at the bar also feature a quirky modern twist.
Finally, the building of the H15 is a sight in itself. It used to house the Soviet Embassy during pre-war times. Needless to say, these corridors have seen quite a lot of scheming and drama. Some say the ghosts still remain.
Don’t be too spooked, the staff is super friendly and always ready to scare the spirits away.
This 5-star SPA hotel is almost unbelievably affordable (hint: it’s because life is generally cheaper in Warsaw). With spacious and luxurious rooms as well as one of the city’s best wellness centres, there is nothing not to like at the InterContinental.
The warm indoor swimming pool and the hot tub both have a spectacular view over the city. There is also a huge steam room and a sauna, as well as a fitness centre if you get inspired to keep those workouts up. Try getting a room with access to the Executive Lounge – there are so many perks at the InterContinental Warsaw.
Yet another affordable luxury hotel, the Marriott stands out in all senses of the word. It is huge and the people behind it have decades of experience running the business. Once reserved only for important foreign guests of the state, today commoners like you and I can also stay at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel.
You are in the very centre of the city and if you have not noticed, the building is huge. Most rooms have spectacular views over the city centre. There are various amenities, too, including a swimming pool, a hot tub, and a sauna. You can also gamble the night away at the casino or spend a couple of hours sipping a beer and enjoying the game at the Champions sports bar. If you are a foodie, make sure you check out the Italian restaurant, Parmizzano’s. Despite the corny name they say it is one of the best in town.
Hampton is a Hilton-owned brand, but this is actually one of the most affordable hotels in Warsaw, Poland. The location is nothing short of excellent. You are right in front of the central railway station and a couple of tram stops away from the city centre. And trust me, the trams are one of the best things about Warsaw in the first place.
At the Hampton Inn, you can enjoy super comfortable beds, rooms that are surprisingly big, high-speed Wi-Fi, and 32-inch HDTV televisions to enjoy your favourite movies after a long day of exploring Warsaw. There is a fitness centre that you can access free of charge and a 24/7 snack area if you get hungry. Seriously, why do more hotels not have a 24-hour snack area? It sounds like the best idea ever.
Tradition and contemporary luxe are the name of the game at the Hotel Polonia Palace. Situated just across the street from the Palace of Culture and Science, you could not ask for a better location at the Polonia Palace. It is no wonder the hotel has won multiple awards for the quality of their service in the last couple of years.
Relax at the wellness centre and the beautiful lounge area. They have a sauna and a fitness centre and you can even get a massage to help those sore feet. The Polonia Palace is the perfect place if you have any special needs. They have allergy-free rooms and are happy to accommodate their menu to your dietary requirements. The kid’s menu and the babysitting/ child services are perfect for families with young children. What a wonderful chance for mom and dad to get some much-needed time for themselves.
The Hotel Metropol might not be the most famous of hotels in Warsaw, Poland but it is indeed one of the best. With an enviable location right in the centre of the city and outstanding amenities, the Metropol could not be a better choice for business and leisure travellers alike. It is surprisingly affordable, although not as luxurious as other accommodation options on this list.
So far, our favourite thing about the Metropol Hotel has definitely been the breakfast. You expect moderate quality from a mid-range hotel’s breakfast buffet but at the Metropol, they definitely exceed those expectations. They feature a lot of Polish specialities as well as some international favourites.
If the food at breakfast impresses you as much as it impressed us, why not have dinner at the Metro Jazz Bar & Bistro. There is live music on most nights and the food is decidedly Polish—but it will please even the most Eastern European cuisine-hating of your friends. To me, however, the Metro Jazz Bar & Bistro is, more than a casual hangout spot, an intimate and exciting venue for a date. Nothing says romance like delicious food, quiet and cosy atmosphere, and a piano softly playing in the background.
Warsaw is an up-and-coming tourist destination. Not all accommodation is as great as it seems online but still, give Warsaw hotels a try. Our picks are definitely a good starting point, but don’t despair if it turns out the one you wanted is all booked for your dates. As long as you are double checking the reviews online and using a reputable booking platform (we like HotelsCombined), you will be perfectly fine. And don’t be surprised at the low prices – Poland is still a very affordable destination.
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