Home to one of Europe’s most beautiful Old-Town centres, Innsbruck is the capital of Austria’s Tirol region and is renowned worldwide for its tremendous history as a winter sports haven. Innsbruck also offers some of Central Europe’s most unique and character-filled hotels. From slope-side boutiques to heritage buildings with designer interiors, here are my personal favourite cool and fun hotels in Innsbruck, Austria…
While staying at The Adlers in Innsbruck, I loved the way it perfectly captured the alpine-urban essence of this unique city. The location provided me with stunning views of Innsbruck and Tyrol.
My stay began with a thrilling elevator ride to the 12th floor, where I was greeted by breathtaking panoramas of Innsbruck’s sparkling buildings. The themed interior of the hotel exuded elegance and sophistication. The vibrant lighting system and plush furniture in the 75 guestrooms created a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
One of the highlights of my visit was the on-site spa. I tried out the two saunas and indulged in a range of massage treatments, leaving me feeling completely rejuvenated.
Sauna with mountain view
75 plush and vibrant rooms
Authentic Austrian menu
Panoramic Views of the City
Paid limited parking
No concierge services
While staying at Hotel Innsbruck, I experienced the incredible blend of Austrian Alps tranquility and urban vibrancy. This place truly reflects the city’s charm through its stylish design.
Located on the historic foundations of the city wall, the guestrooms here are where I felt the enchantment of Innsbruck. The high-quality materials used in the decor create a unique fusion of urbanity and nature that’s hard to miss.
I had the chance to unwind in the expansive 400 m² spa area. This spa provided the perfect setting leaft me completely reenergized.
400m² spa and wellness area
24/7 opened Golden Pool
Skiing available on sight
Free Wifi available
I love this design-forward hotel. While visiting, I experienced a razor-sharp eye for detail, and the place is steeped in an urban-cool vibe filled with bright, stylish textures.
The 1950’s structure has been creatively transformed to create a playful ambiance. I tried the eye-catching lighting, decadent tiles, and a vintage mix of old and new décor. Each room features a large mural of the namesake Nala, a primordial mother figure.
I adored the in-room designs that included mosaic embellishments, dark parquet flooring, and minimalistic monochrome hues. The mountain-facing balconies allowed me to enjoy nature’s beaming presence. During my stay, I found many chillouts and workspaces, and there’s even a garden hemmed in by ivy-draped walls and gorgeous lanterns.
Terrace with mountain view
Free wifi available
No swimming facilities
Hotel Grauer Bär
While visiting Innsbruck, I had the opportunity to stay at Hotel Grauer Bär. The hotel’s location near the Golden Roof and the Imperial Palace made it the perfect starting point for my exploration.
The guestrooms were a peaceful urban retreat, and I was particularly impressed by the panoramic windows that offered a clear view of the Tyrolean mountains.
During my stay, I experienced the 5th-floor panoramic swimming pool, which was a 45 m² oasis of relaxation with a counter-current system.
What’s even more exciting is that the hotel offers various packages. So, not only did I enjoy an elegant guestroom, but I also had the opportunity to indulge in exquisite dining and even received a pass to the nearby ski slopes.
Facilities for disabled guests
Bar with mountain view
45 m² panoramic swimming pool
Can get booked up
Rufi’s Hotel Innsbruck
I love this unique customer experience at Rufi’s Hotel. I had the chance to fully concentrate on my well-being and leave the stresses of life behind. The hotel’s location at the West gate of the Tyrolean capital is very convenient, and their check-in via app added a functional touch to the experience.
I was impressed with the elegant and well-lit rooms. These rooms are perfect for couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway or families in need of a spacious retreat. What’s more, each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV that allows screen mirroring.
During my visit, I tried the in-house restaurant and bar, both of which provided a modern twist in an eclectic setting. They truly captured the majesty of Innsbruck, setting the tone for an exciting and memorable evening.
Free shuttle service
Continental and buffet breakfast
No complimentary bathroom kits
I love this eclectic gem in Innsbruck, where I experienced the flair of the Middle Ages. This family-run Austrian inn has been welcoming travelers for over 100 years, and it seamlessly blends modern living with Tyrolean coziness.
While staying at this historic inn surrounded by walls rich in history, I found the spacious rooms to be the perfect haven for relaxation.
I tried the finest alpine specialties in the cozy restaurant parlors and enjoyed them on the beautiful sun terrace. In the evening, I experienced the romantic and rustic ambiance of the medieval vaulted cellar bar, where they offered a fine selection of crafted drinks.
Hiking facilities available
WiFi is spotty
Some small rooms
Altstadthotel Weißes Kreuz
I stayed at Altstadthotel Weißes Kreuz, a historic hotel in Innsbruck. Dating back to 1465, it has been a meeting place for famous personalities. The hotel impressively combines chic, baroque, and elegance.
This hotel, set within ancient walls, offers 48 individually designed chambers with vibrant colors and cozy patios or balconies. I particularly enjoyed the special accommodations like ‘The Golden Roof’ with its breathtaking views and the ‘Mozart Suite,’ which housed the composer in 1769 and comes with a billiard table.
I also visited ‘The Blue Brigitte,’ the hotel’s loft bar, which provided a new perspective of the city and served regional dishes.
Hiking and Skiing
No parking available
No concierge services
STAGE 12 Hotel by Penz
I love this place. While visiting Stage 12, I immediately felt the playful and urban ambiance. The glass-walled rooms offer captivating pop-up views of the Alps.
As I passed through the vaulted tunnel and entered the garden courtyard, I was pleasantly surprised by the easy-going and intimate mood that enveloped me. This mood extended into the 120 guestrooms, which featured solid oak parquet floors and luxurious linens. I couldn’t help but notice the lampshades adorned with hummingbirds, and the neutral colors that exuded a chic sophistication from the moment I walked in.
The breakfast was served in a charming bistro-style room, adorned with globe lights, creating a cozy atmosphere. The cocktail bar was a real highlight, with its sapphire-blue velvet sofas and terrace seating areas, providing a refined and enjoyable social experience.
Spa lounge and relaxation area
24/7 front desk
Balcony with breathtaking views
Some small rooms
The PENZ Hotel
I loved this place, The PENZ Hotel. While visiting, I experienced an air of timeless elegance that resonated throughout the modern building complex of the Rathaus Galerie. The international architecture and sophisticated interior design perfectly complement each other.
I noticed handpicked and carefully crafted décor that adorned the entire property. The in-room furnishings were adaptable to the wishes and needs of guests, adding a personal touch to my stay.
One highlight of my visit was the stunning 5th-floor American rooftop bar. The panoramic views over the city were breathtaking. The convenience of being only a few steps away from Innsbruck’s Old Town and the ski slope further enhanced my stay.
Facilities for disabled guests
24-hour front desk
No kettle in rooms
TV has limited English channels
While staying at the Marktbar Studios, I found myself just a few steps away from the vibrant market square, where I could enjoy sipping cocktails in the warm sun or dance my way through the lively streets of the old town.
I was pleasantly surprised to find myself nestled within the stunning mountains. The hotel offered breathtaking views of the colorful Maria-Hilfer-Ufer, which is considered the city’s most Instagrammable spot. I couldn’t resist capturing some stunning photos during my stay.
One of the standout features of the guestrooms was the Green Earth sleeping system. It’s 100% natural and incredibly comfortable. The hotel’s check-in system was a breeze. All I had to do was receive a simple code sent straight to my mobile phone.
Restaurant and Bar onsite
Some rooms can be small
No complimentary bathroom kits
I love this 15th-century townhouse. I was struck by how lovingly it had been restored, and its storied past was etched into the very fabric of the hotel.
While staying at this graceful boutique, with its 12 exquisitely furnished rooms, I experienced a combination of nature, sustainability, and quality.
I tried their on-site café. They spoiled me with organic, seasonal, and regional products for breakfast. In the evening, I enjoyed a sparkling gin and tonic.
One unique feature of this hotel that stood out to me was the use of loudspeakers from the Vienna Loudspeaker Manufactory. They brought the Philharmonic into my guestroom. The bathrooms were impressive too, decked out with organic care products from the Tyrol region. These products complemented the expansive walk-in rainfall showers.
Homemade regional and organic breakfast
Some small Rooms
No air conditioning
Alp Art Hotel Götzens
While visiting this sunny plateau in the Western low mountain range, I fell in love with the surroundings, enveloped by numerous skiing and hiking areas. The Alp Art Hotel offered a unique treat for my senses.
During my stay at this beautiful destination, I couldn’t help but notice the feel-good factor that pervaded the atmosphere. The Alp Art Hotel seamlessly blended tradition and modernity.
One of the highlights of my visit was the recently renovated dreamlike rooms. They offered breathtaking panoramic views, and the quirky décor added a charming touch to the interiors. The artfully painted rustic furniture perfectly complemented the use of Tyrolean natural materials, resulting in a creative fusion of sophistication.
Steam room and sauna
Free ski and hiking stops
Public parking available
All Hotels in Innsbruck Ranked
The table compares the top 12 cool and fun hotels in Innsbruck.
Hotel Name Location Price Range (per night) Fitness Facilities Distance to Attractions (km) Nearby Restaurants
ADLERS Hotel Innsbruck Bruneckerstr. 1 $424-$2084 Yes 1.1 3
Hotel Innsbruck Innrain 3 $310-$589 Yes 1,0 3
Nala Individuellhotel Müllerstraße 15 $279-$434 Yes 0.85 3
Hotel Grauer Bär Universitätsstraße 5-7 $271-$358 No 1.4 3
Rufi's Hotel Innsbruck Fischnalerstraße 28 $396-$797 No 1.4 3
Weisses Rössl Kiebachgasse 8 $366-$986 No 1.1 3
Altstadthotel Weißes Kreuz Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 31 $322-$727 No 1.1 3
STAGE 12 Hotel by Penz 12 Maria-Theresien-Straße $366-$819 Yes 1.1 1
The PENZ Hotel Adolf-Pichler-Platz 3 $351-$814 No 1.1 2
Marktbar Studios 2 Innrain 1. Stock $430-$1086 No 0.95 3
Faktorei 36 Mariahilfstraße $300-$400 No 0.75 1
Alp Art Hotel Götzens Burgstraße 7 $168-$303 Yes 7.0 1
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