Top 20 Cool and Unique Hotels in Vienna 2023

Located on the Danube River and once home to Mozart, Beethoven, and even Sigmund Freud, charming and creative Vienna has long been a magnet for artists, musicians, poets, and intellectuals. Now you just need to find a hotel befitting of such an extraordinary city, so from intimate boutiques to grand and modern, here are my favourite cool and unique hotels in Vienna, Austria…

Our Top 3 Best Cool and Unusual Hotels
25hours Hotel beim MuseumsQuartier l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Millennials and Gen Z
25hours Hotel beim MuseumsQuartier
SO Vienna l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Instagrammable Decor
SO/ Vienna
Hotel Gilbert l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Boutique
Hotel Gilbert
Best For Millennials and Gen Z

25hours Hotel beim MuseumsQuartier

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At this quirky hotel, guests immerse themselves in the colorful circus world of clowns, artists, and elephants! Cushioned from the noise of the busy Museumstrasse by the Weghuberpark, the hotel sits just outside the western edge of Vienna’s historic heart, with monuments and fashionable shopping experiences at your fingertips.

25 Hours offers a variety of fun, entertainment, and diverse possibilities. A playful, hipster tone is set in the lobby, offering a pinball machine, a coin-fed passport photo booth for your retro selfies, and a ceiling-hanging bench where you can sit and relax. Electronic music trickles out of the speakers, and the hotel’s rooftop hives produce organic honey, which can be bought at the small kiosk.

It is not your average hotel. Surreal and exotic, sexy and surprising, this one-of-a-kind lodge is individually vintage, with exclusive wallpaper by Berlin illustrator Olaf Hayek, which spreads into the design of the 183 guestrooms and 34 suites. The 12 rooms in the Gigantic Panorama category have up to 54 sqm of open living space, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering tremendous views to leave a lasting impression on visitors.

The in-house Italian restaurant, 1500 FOODMAKERS, is a popular hub for local Viennese. A fan favorite is the square-based white pizza topped with sweet potatoes, pancetta, and rosemary from the on-site herb garden. At breakfast time, you can feast on the signature homemade ‘Kipferl Koch’, made from apples, raisins, cinnamon, and breadcrumbs.  Perched above the city’s rooftops is the Dachboden bar, a highlight of Vienna’s nightlife scene.

In the basement, the Mermaid’s Cave and a spa & gym area offering regular yoga classes and a steam bath.


Artistic and Insta-worthy decor

Great location

Onsite spa and gym

Live music


rooftop bar and great views


Some noise from the rooftop bar

Breakfast is not included

Not aimed at all ages

Best For Instagrammable Decor

SO/ Vienna

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At So/Vienna, the lively, expressive energy is there to keep guests constantly fascinated. Here, luxury comes with a playful and consciously rebellious interpretation, making this quirky hotel a dazzling addition to the local scene. A 10-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral and across the street from the Schwedenplatz Underground Station, the hotel sits in the city’s beating heart.

Designed by the famous architect Jean Nouvel, the property is clad head to toe in timeless elegance. It expresses a fascinating combination of old and new, with modern architectural features in a traditional building, a common theme in Vienna. You’ll find feature walls, a vertical garden, ambient lighting systems, and dazzling velvet elements dotted around, with each space filled with abundant natural light through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

The young, aspiring scene at the SO/ Vienna is perfect for those art lovers. The 156 rooms and 26 suites are all opulent and monochromatic. With windows overlooking the bustling cityscape and a crisp, white-washed in-room aesthetic, whether you choose a ‘Cosy’ room or an ‘Urban’ room, you can return to your peaceful cocoon each night and revel in a blissful, intimate atmosphere. 

On top of this, it offers award-winning cuisine at an entirely glass-walled Restaurant and Bar, Das Loft. Situated on the 18th floor, this esteemed eatery provides impressive panoramas over Vienna, with uninterrupted St. Stephen’s Cathedral vistas.

You can use the gym and the 750 m2 spa area to re-energize.


Fabulous on-site restaurant and bar

Stylish designer rooms

Magnificent views from floor-to-ceiling windows

Close to underground station


Some rooms are quite dark

No onsite swimming pool

Best For Partying

Jaz in the City Vienna

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The true Viennese vibe meets romantic beats with a futuristic vision, located between the neighborhood’s own Naschmarkt and the shopping streets at Jaz in the City. It sits 700 meters from Leopold Museum, with the Natural History Museum, Vienna State Opera, and Kunsthistorisches Museum close by.

For a perfect blend of Grätzel culture, Viennese charm, and a constantly optimistic beat, Jaz in the City is all you need. The hotel mixes up the traditional cityscape of Vienna with a euphoric, local mash-up of design, art, and cuisine.

You will sleep on cloud 9 in one of the In-Tune Rooms, boasting a Bluetooth-enabled sound system, a cosy box-spring bed, and a Jazzy color scheme. If you want to party like a rock star, the 45 m2 Backbeat Suite offers separate living and sleeping areas and a wellness oasis with a rain shower and bathtub. There’s also the Offbeat Loft, where you can enjoy your private terrace and unwind, overlooking Vienna’s vibrant cityscape.

The hotel’s Rhythms Bar & Kitchen is your perfect spot for exhilarating after-show parties or backstage drinks for those who want to remain ever closer to the music, which typifies this one-of-a-kind hotel. This eclectic hub offers a cosmopolitan twist and invites guests to rejoice in the beats of live DJs and artists.

You will also find a wellness area on-site featuring a unique fitness center enlivened by Jazz beats.


Unique music themed decor

Live music and onsite DJs

Tasty onsite restaurant and daily breakfast

Some rooms have a terrace


No onsite spa

No onsite swimming pool

Extra charges for pets

Best For Boutique

Hotel Gilbert

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Hotel Gilbert is an open-minded house, thriving on diversity and celebrating community in all its undertakings. The hotel is conveniently situated between the picturesque Spittelberg neighborhood and the internationally renowned MuseumsQuartier.

Whether traveling alone, for work, or with others, at the Gilbert, you will be constantly surrounded by elegant artwork, vibrant pops of nature, and plenty of light, complementing the dazzling assemblage of lavish, boutique décor.

The hotel boasts 57 rooms in 3 categories, every one of which is in a class of its own and tailor-made to provide plenty of charm and character. Whether you opt for a Fancy Flat Single, a Fancy Flat Double, or a Classy Suite, you will be granted a whole new perspective of the city and pampered with top-notch amenities. You can also book one of the Epic Lofts, which come with their terraces, and an outdoor spa.

The delicacies of the Flora Restaurant & Bar beckon guests, locals, and passers-by to a delightful evening courtesy of Chef Parvin Razavi. Combining Austrian and Nordic influences, every dish here is homemade, and the atmosphere is fun-loving, cosmopolitan, and graceful.

This family-run, close-knit community is always on hand to assist guests with the highest standards, and places a profound priority on well-being.


Cool and stylish boutique and vibe

Various room options on offer

Great location in the trendy 7th district

Complimentary wine in the evenings


No fridge in some rooms

No onsite parking

Best For Rooftop Bar


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Through the gates of this stucco-fronted hotel, you almost enter the Golden Age in Paris. Boasting countless urban stories, Hotel Motto is a space for people who long for a new attitude toward the simple art of ‘living’. It sits in the trendy 6th district, on a corner site on one of Vienna’s main shopping thoroughfares, Mariahilfer Strasse. The underground station is beside the hotel, with the U3 line taking you directly to Vienna’s inner town and its wealth of attractions like St. Stephen’s Platz, the Albertina, and the Hofburg Palace.

Here, uncompromising authenticity meets multifaceted charisma. The Japanese purism, the touch of Scandinavian coziness, and the French flair are reflected in the beautiful interiors, which inspire guests to dream, linger, and feel at home.

Sensual, detailed, passionate, and relaxed, the rooms tell the dreamy and creative love stories of Vienna and Paris. There are 91 in total, categorized into Petit, Chic, Deluxe, and Suites. The décor, consisting of smart herringbone floors offset by custom-made furniture, brass and velvet, and fringed lampshades, exudes coziness and intimacy. Some of the larger options boast balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, affording glorious street views, and the suites offer kitchenettes, dining tables, and baths. In each room, you’ll find Roberts radios, tea and coffee-making facilities, cocktail kits, and smart televisions.

Chez Bernard, the hotel’s showpiece restaurant and bar, is an Instagrammer’s dream. It is housed in an impressive new dome dressed in dripping foliage and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The hotel bridges the gap between a bygone decade’s elegance and a self-confident society’s urban culture.


Stylish and elegant boutique gem

Romantic vintage-chic French vibe

Unique dome housed restaurant

Trendy Rooftop bar


Bar closes early

No gym

Best For Funky Vibe

Pentahotel Vienna

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A sacred space is provided just for guests at the gorgeous Pentahotel. Situated in Vienna’s 5th district, The Naschmarkt, the Vienna Secession, and the Theatre an der Wien are just one stop away by metro.

Upon arrival, you will immediately step into the spacious Pentalounge, a space that seamlessly blends lobby, hotel and bar. The chilled music playlist you’ll hear around the property is carefully curated and changes every month, so forget what you know about ‘lobby music’ and get ready to jam along. Moody-toned and glamorous, the modern design will captivate you and fill your stay with elegance.

All of the 117 rooms are commodious and boast a modernist design. They are decked out with contemporary amenities, allowing you to feel rested and restored for what lies ahead. There are plenty of room formats to choose from, ranging from the standard double rooms to the opulent Player Pad Suite, and each private haven is stocked with luxurious bathroom amenities.

You can sample Haute comfort cuisine at the Pentalounge and mingle with locals while letting the good times roll. It’s not just a restaurant and bar; it’s also a place to sit down with a book or challenge yourself with a game or two.


Soundproofed guest rooms

Located close to the metro

Cosy corner for book readers and gamers

International cuisines and wines

Onsite modern gym and sauna


No fridges/minibars in the rooms

Air Con can be temperamental

Best For Couples

Max Brown 7th District

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This gorgeously appointed hotel is a grand home base for your Viennese adventure, situated mere steps from all of Vienna’s main highlights. The surrounding 7th District is known as the young, vibrant, and creative heart of the city.

Local and particularly female artists are exhibited throughout the hotel. With giant potted palms lining the entrance and corridors, greenery is a strong motif here, perfect for an Instagram shoot. Industrial-chic polished concrete, exposed brick, and more quirky touches like a floral velour sofa in the lobby lounge combine to form a truly unique aesthetic.

The rooms, categorized into Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large, maintain a bright and playful design theme. A red retro phone, a dark green textured back wall, and a toy basketball and hoop are just some of the many unique touches on offer. The bathrooms are draped in geometric tiling and gold detailing and boast eco-friendly pump dispensers.

The food at the hotel’s Seven North restaurant is sharing-style with a Middle Eastern lean. The bar is a vibrant hub for crafted cocktails, craft beers, and biodynamic wines, with plenty of Austrian options. Breakfast is also served here, comprising a standard cold buffet plus a good selection of teas and fresh juices.

The hotel makes a huge effort with every small detail and truly desires to make guests feel like locals rather than tourists. The hotel has mastered the art of hospitality with fresh bread delivered daily by local suppliers, fantastic coffee from the neighborhood, and classic, plush bedding.


Instagram worthy quirky-chic decor

Cool onsite bar

restaurant and daily breakfast

Charming garden and billiards

Airport Shuttle


WiFi is intermittent at peak times

Some rooms have better views than others

Parking is extra

Best For Luxury

Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere

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Situated close to Belvedere Palace in the 10. Favoriten district, Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere is an Instagrammer dream, inviting you to immerse in the history of Prince Eugene.

This chic masterpiece is where imaginative and contemporary interiors and furniture stimulate creative minds and artistic spirits. Here, guests can embark on a journey of discovery and indulge in the creative soul of the hotel, as well as its distinctive art collection. The hotel is permeated head to toe by a contemporary local design inspired by the impressive architecture, diverse cuisine, and irresistible charm of one of Europe’s grandest capitals.

The hotel’s 303 urban guestrooms boast imaginative interior designs, with high-end amenities to make guests feel at home. To top this off, the floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms provide stunning views over the Palace Belvedere and the city.

Dining is a buzzy affair here, with an innovative approach to restaurants and bars and an emphasis on local artisans’ produce. First, the trendy Viennese tavern Eugen21 offers a modern twist on high-level Austrian cuisine, embracing tradition and modernity. The Nordic-designed Aurora Rooftop Bar on the 16th-floor beckons guests to snuggle next to the open fire pit and listen to DJ sounds late into the evening. Last, the Cyclist Café & Bistro offers sandwiches, salads, and sweets amid a graceful urban charm.

If none tickle your fancy, you can use the room service menu or recline on a comfy sofa in the Lobby Lounge Bar.


Trendy rooftop bar with music

Very cool and hip design and vibe

Multilingual staff members

Modern spa

gym and bar

Two fine restaurants and daily breakfast


Parking is extra

Breakfast is not included

No onsite swimming pool

Best For Historic Charm

Hotel Josefine

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Hotel Josefine, built in 1896 and revitalized in the glamour of the 20s and 30s, is the perfect, special place to immerse yourself in elegance and forget time and space. Owing to its supreme location, from the hotel, you can enjoy quick access to many of the city’s most famous museums, including the Leopold Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

The hotel is inspired by Josephine de Bourblanc, a young aristocrat who found a home here on the run from the Russian Revolution. Poems, artist soirees, and gramophones from which jazz music emanates are dotted around the property, forming an elegant fusion of old-world charm and mystery.

The 49 rooms combine the traditional architecture of a Viennese Gründerzeit building with modern comfort. The surrealistic design in the art deco style, the crystal chandeliers, the tiles with 3D effect, and the headboards covered with traditional Viennese wickerwork are perfectly appointed to guide guests to stop, think, and bathe in beauty.

The rooms boast Box spring beds with regionally handcrafted mattresses, cuddly down duvets and pillows, and modern bathrooms equipped with care products from the sustainable, vegan cult brand Votary. For an elevated experience, you can opt for the Maisonette Suite, offering terraces over the roofs of Vienna that will take your breath away.

In the hotel’s basement, the lively Barfly’s Club is defined by its polished whiskey tumblers, elegant martini glasses, and tall champagne flutes. Intimate yet electrifying, the velvet-covered bar stools, sofas, and walls of green marble and brass elements transport you back to a club in the roaring twenties of thirties.

There’s also Phonotek, where more than 3000 vinyl records await.


Stunning vintage-chic design and decor

Environment sustainable products

Complimentary wine for guests

Great location close to popular museums


Limited storage space in rooms

No kettle in rooms

No coffee machine in rooms

Best For Trendy Design

Ruby Lissi Hotel Vienna

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Ruby Lissi Hotel lies just a short walk from Vienna’s most popular attractions, with Schwedenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral both around the corner. Wien Mitte station is also just a three-minute subway ride away, making this eclectic hotel the perfect base for exploring the city’s sights.

Named after the well-traveled Empress Elisabeth, the Ruby Lissi has taken designs from old train wagons, hot air balloons, and steamships. These features are combined with many imperial accents to create the optimum ambiance. In the lobby, guests can relax on leather benches, armchairs, and exclusive couches.

All of the rooms in the Lissi reflect a lean luxury style and feature large, comfy beds, dimmable lights, a Marshall amplifier and a rain shower. You can book the Wow Room, the sleek Luxurious Room, the more peaceful Cosy Room, or the Nest room. The only disparity is size, so whichever you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll always have access to premium amenities.

To kickstart the day, you can tuck into regionally produced and fresh goods, barista coffee, organic tea, and homemade patisserie. For your evening escapades, there’s a 24-hour bar inspired by the travels of Ruby Lissi herself. The result is an inspiring space where people from all walks of life gather to share stories, and the bar menu has been carefully tailored to modern tastes.

A welcome touch is the galleys on the 2nd floor and mezzanine, where you will find complimentary tea and coffee, as well as a vending machine with a whole host of goodies.


Fun vibe and cool retro design

Regionally produced breakfast

Close to station

Rentals of electric guitars and bikes


Some rooms are compact

Lack of privacy from glass bathroom doors

Best For Great Breakfast

Arthotel ANA Boutique Six

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At the Arthotel, contemporary style meets historical flair in an urban, hip environment. Surrounded by Wilhelminian-style buildings in the 6th District, this chic boutique hotel provides the perfect platform to dive into excellent shopping experiences in Vienna’s elegant Mariahilfer Strasse, where big names pay homage.

Brimming with character and charm, the interior aesthetic is characterized by smooth finishes, where white and pink complement each other perfectly. Luxury materials, bright modern décor, and soul-soothing vintage furnishings encapsulate the abundance of natural light, setting a positive, ambient tone on arrival.

The expression of boutique flair and homely harmony also radiates into the comfortably furnished rooms and suites, whose interiors form a pleasant symbiosis of form and color.

The in-room comforts include large double beds and cosy sofa beds, bespoke furnishings, and tech-savvy amenities. All this in the comfort of a green courtyard haven, which will certainly ensure a good night’s sleep.

The breakfast offer is one of the city’s best, consisting of a varied buffet with hot and cold dishes, including fresh fruit, muesli, a great selection of bread and spreads, and cheese and sausages. The pancake machine is especially popular! You can enjoy all this on the marble tables, black leather chairs, or the softly upholstered benches at the high tables.

Drinks and snacks are offered at the bar and the reception, and if you’re in the mood to explore the city like a local, rent a bike from here!


Modern guest rooms with underfloor heating and soundproofing

Located close to a shopping center

Free on-site parking

Garden view and fabulous buffet breakfast


Air Con is temperamental at times

Spotty Wi-Fi at times

Some outside noise

Best For Stylish

Zola Hotel

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Zola Hotel boasts a fantastic location in the vibrant and dynamic 2nd district, yet conveniently away from the hustle and bustle.  With only 600 meters separating the hotel from Messe Wien, 1.1 km from the Vienna Prater, and 2 km from Ernst Happel Stadium, there are many landmarks to enjoy.

An exclusive hotel experience is available here, owing to its secluded setting and laid-back atmosphere. The grand architecture and high ceilings evoke an ‘Old Palazzo’ vibe, which is complemented by the hotel’s personality, vision, and style. A bohemian, chic ambiance underscores the property and exudes a free-living, creative character. Guests at Zola Hotel feel like they are on a voyage of discovery through the interplay of different epochs, textures, and inspired materials.

The room classifications are Tiny, Classic, Superior, Plus, Suite, and Two Bedroom. All blur the lines between chic and industrial, and boast luxurious amenities that induce total relaxation. They are dressed in individual color schemes, so you can choose a room type to suit your mood. Plush velvet headboards, smooth wooden finishes, and elegant bathrooms complement the in-room experience.

Zazatam, the hotel’s esteemed eatery, is the perfect spot to combine culinary highlights with creative drinks. Also, the variety in dishes offers a true ‘journey around the world’ experience.

All in all, this hotel is a true destination to get lost and wander.


Unique and creative drinks

Trendy onsite eatery

Chic and unique bohemian decor

Onsite sauna and fitness centre


Bar closes early

Gym closes early

No onsite swimming pool

Best For Fun Vibe

The Student Hotel Vienna/ The Social Hub Vienna

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This is more than just a hotel; it is a hub for co-living and co-working. It is a place where travelers, students, and locals get together to stay, learn, work, and play. Located close to the Augarten and the iconic Prater Park, it is also the perfect base for leaving your mark in this endlessly inspiring city.

This student-centered hotel features a signature bold and beautiful design and is great value for money. Eccentricity reigns supreme here, with elegant statement furniture harmonizing with the industrial flair, topped with splashes of vivid color. Stepping into this hub is a step into a passionate community where you’ll form lasting friendships and put all your ideas into action.

The modern rooms are suitable for any traveler, and the workspaces are designed to allow freelancers and business leaders the optimum space to think. Each unit has a coffee machine; some include a kitchenette with a fridge, dishwasher, and microwave.

Eating, drinking, and celebrating are at the core of this hotel, with laid-back bars and restaurants providing plenty of options to refuel throughout the day and carry on well into the night. Whether you want to relax, party, or chat, there will be an option to suit your needs.

The hotel’s flexible, fully equipped spaces are ideal for productive meetings and events, and the overall vibe is a creative, buzzing, and welcoming atmosphere. There’s also an on-site gym, allowing you to keep up with your fitness routine.




sociable and youthful vibe

Onsite fitness center

Great modern tech and onsite games

Tasty daily breakfast with gluten free and vegan options


Breakfast is charged extra

No fridge in rooms

Not aimed at all ages

Best For Cool Vibe

Hotel Topazz & Lamée

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Hotel Topazz & Lamée boasts the most central space out of all the hotels in the urban metropolis of Vienna. Most blockbuster sights are a stroll away, including the Stephansplatz and its crowning glory Gothic cathedral, the Danube Canal, and the giant imperial treasure chest that is the Hofburg Palace.

It is a gem beyond all conventions and was beautifully inspired and shaped by Hedy Lamarr.

Overlooking St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the long history of Vienna can be captured instantly. The hotel’s unique architecture and luxurious design create a symbolic fusion of the grand past and modern present. The colossal furnishings and the sustainable philosophies set a standard that sees visitors returning regularly.

In the rooms, the overall look is understated with glimmers of opulence. The subtly gold-kissed hand-painted wall coverings, the rectilinear fabric patterns, and the dark wood paneling complement the Moroccan hammered brass tables, Porta Romana duck-footed lamps, and marble and chrome elements.

You can tuck into a hearty breakfast in the downstairs lounge, consisting of juices, freshly baked bread and pastries, Alpine cheese, organic muesli, and some of Vienna’s delights. In the evening, you can cross the street, head up to the colorful roof terrace of Hotel Lamée, and enjoy an apéritif or cocktail as the sun sets over St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

The hotel’s breathtaking cityscape backdrop invites guests to enjoy, chat, and linger in a supreme setting.


Great central location close to attractions and shops

Stunning and Instagrammable rooftop bar

Chic guest rooms with hip custom-made furniture

Modern upscale vibe


No onsite spa

No onsite restaurant

No onsite swimming pool

Best For Great Location

Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna

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Surrounded by impressive art and music houses, we have the rather opulent Hotel Am Konzerthaus. Owing to its central location, you can reach many points of interest with a short walk. The Karlsplatz and Stadtpark underground stations are just a 5-minute walk away, as are many Art Nouveau attractions such as Belvedere Palace and the Secession building.

The hotel was beautifully inspired by the enchanting history and music & opera scene in Vienna, one of the most renowned in the world. Plush red seats, velvet patterned rugs, and intricate wall embellishments add an abundance of glamour to the moody-lit interiors.

Tastefully decorated in an Art Noveau style, fine works from famous Austrian painter Gustav Klimt feature in the rooms. The comfort and elegance of each unit reach the highest standards, courtesy of the classic style elements mixed with striking eye-catchers from the world of theatre and stage. Walking through the corridors to your room will help you reminisce of a bygone era.

Apron, the Michelin-starred on-site restaurant, enchants with modern interpretations of Austrian cuisine. It truly embodies ‘bistronomy’ at its finest. Head Chef Stefan Speiser is ranked among the 50 best chefs in Vienna, and the opulent atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to indulge in a high-end dinner. The bar also has something for everyone, from gorgeous cocktail creations to glasses of fine wine.

Furthermore, the charming staff presence at the hotel means individual Vienna programs can be tailored to guests’ wishes.


Stylish and intimate boutique style with renowned chef

Great central location near Ringstraße boulevard

Three on-site trendy restaurants and bar

Art galleries located nearby


Parking is extra

No pool or spa

Breakfast is extra

Best For Innovative

grätzlhotel Karmelitermarkt

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This hotel is unique in that old shops have been reborn as suites, bearing the slick, understated hallmark of Viennese BWM architects. It is set in one of the most picturesque districts in Vienna, the Servitenviertel, located between Währinger Straße, Schottenring, and Rossauer Lände. There are cultural institutions, monuments, and culinary delights at every turn.

The live-as-a-local concept that runs through the hotel is rather imaginative, and the huge level windows are the perfect spot for people-watching. Forward-thinking architects have worked their minimalist magic on this property, fully immersing guests into the heart of this quirky neighborhood.

The rooms boast Nespresso makers, quality Samovar teas, a minibar, and bathrooms honeycombed in white hexagonal tiles with rain showers and Saint Charles soaps. Whether you choose a budget-friendly Street Junior Suite, a more spacious Street, or a Garden Street overlooking quiet, green inner courtyards, each space leaves nothing to be desired.

There’s no restaurant on-site; however, there’s a breakfast and vibrant evening bar. For your meals, you can take advantage of the bountiful options close by. A popular choice amongst guests is the Risottobox.

Anyone who craves a personal, authentic experience will be in their element at grätzlhotel.


Trendy rooms with Nespresso machines

Suites located in renovated workshops and stores

Underground station located nearby

Some rooms have private kitchenettes


Aircon is temperamental at times

Street entrance

Best For Organic Food

AZIMUT Hotel Vienna

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Located only a few minutes walk from Belvedere Palace and the main train station, the graceful boutique hotel AZIMUT welcomes guests following an entire rebirth in 2017.

Now, it is a well-known spot for business and leisure travelers and provides a relaxing haven to return to after spending exciting hours in the Danube metropolis.

The hotel is officially certified as eco-friendly, but this certainly does not compromise comfort and quality. The 180 rooms boast everything you need for a rejuvenating stay and are dressed in a funky flair with patterned carpets and colorful décor. Complimentary Wi-Fi and comfortable bathroom amenities are offered in each unit. 

Every morning, an organic breakfast is served, which includes fresh coffee. The atmosphere is both upbeat and relaxing at the same time. Quirky wooden seating areas topped with small potted plants induce an elegant, homely style, and the food consists of top-notch hot and cold dishes.

The spacious onsite bar serves carefully crafted cocktails and typical Austrian coffee specialties such as Melange and Einspänner. However, owing to the hotel’s flawless location, the many eateries and bars that make Vienna a world-class destination are right on your doorstep!


Environmental friendly products

Tasty organic food on-site

A young

Instagrammable and modern gem with a fitness center and soundproofed rooms


Some street noise

No swimming pool

Lack of onsite spa

Best For Families

Parks 73 The Townhouse Hotel

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Here we have a little paradise in the form of an apartment hotel, situated less than 1 km from the Belvedere Palace and a 10-minute tram ride from the city center.

The lavishly designed garden lounge, the gorgeous countryside views, and the installation of the most modern equipment with high-quality materials make Parks 73 a beautiful utopia. The charming design makes it the perfect spot to gossip with friends and relax while discovering Austrian art and culture.

Parks 73 has spared no expense in creating its 49 residential units. All these stylish and comfortable accommodations invite guests to a peaceful sanctuary amidst a historical city. The Deluxe Terrace Suite is a popular choice, offering a 40-inch TV, a spacious bathroom with shower, and a high-quality kitchen with branded appliances. If you want to fall asleep under the starry sky, the Sky Apartment is your ultimate choice. It is located under an electronically opening roof window and offers two terraces from which you can relish awe-inspiring views of the city.

The garden with bar and the 600 m² roof terrace with sunroof and lounge area offer further spaces to unwind and relax in pure serenity. This eclectic space serves a wide range of traditional and regional wines, almost all from Viennese wineries.

Despite the pulsating life of the capital, it is important to prioritize downtime now and then, and Parks 73 is the perfect pad for just that.


On-site private parking

All-suite hotel with private kitchens

Coffee and tea machines

Perfect for families or longer stays


No microwaves in the kitchens

Extra charges for pets

No onsite laundry

Best For Great Views

BASSENA Wien Messe Prater

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BASSENA Wien Messe Prater - one of the best city views hotels1

The first of two BASSENA hotels in Vienna, the BASSENA Wien Messe Prater is located in the trendy district of Leopoldstadt and offers a perfect combination of a relaxing retreat and a lively, trendy abode. A look out of your bedroom window is enough to glimpse the hustle and bustle of Vienna’s vibrant 2nd district.

The design is flamboyant and funky, with various colors adorning each light-filled space. You’ll also see exposed beams evoking an industrial flair, with beautiful, comfortable furniture dotted around.

The 241 rooms are all perfectly appointed and decorated, retaining an alluring vibe where guests can linger relaxedly. They come with a mini-fridge, a coffee maker, a kettle, and many tech-forward amenities, including a 55″ HD TV with mobile and desktop compatibility (Google Chromecast), a digital guest folder, and USB ports.

The BASSENA kitchen table is a café, lounge, and bar, but more so, a place for embracing togetherness. The hotel cooperates with the Too Good To Go app, allowing them to sell surplus food from the restaurant at a very reasonable price.

The property is highly acclaimed for its sustainability credentials, and all its intentions are rooted in a strong desire to respect the greenery and nature of the peaceful surroundings. At the BASSENA, your stay will be transformed into a special and memorable experience.

There’s also a gym on-site, a kiosk, and an e-charging station.


Funky contemporary design with two hip restaurants

Pet-friendly and stunning city views

E-charging station

Nespresso machine in rooms and daily breakfast


Parking is extra

Only two elevators

Some rooms are compact

Best For Budget-Friendly

Zoku Vienna

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Here at Zoku Vienna, business travelers who want to live and work in the city for any amount of time are provided with a beautifully re-invented apartment hotel. Vienna Central Station is only 4 metro stops away, and you can ride this very metro to all of the city’s historic sights and business district.

Zoku is in a category of its own in that it is a kind of home-office hybrid while still being a spacious, relaxing place to live and socialize with like-minded people.

The Zoku Rollercoaster Loft is a popular guestroom, with one of the most loved attractions at the Prater, the Megablitz, right outside your window! You can watch this adrenaline-fueling rollercoaster from the comfort of your sofa. Alternatively, you can opt for the Zoku Balcony Loft, if you’re looking to embrace your inner Romeo or Juliet, with its pristine balcony facing the Perspektivstrasse.

The rooftop social area offers several charming spaces. The Kindred Spirits bar, open from dusk ‘till dawn, is a great spot to nip in for an energizing coffee, while the living room is a homey space designed for relaxing around comfy couches. There’s also the Living Kitchen Restaurant, coworking spaces, and plenty of outdoor terrace space to cater to an international mix of residents.


Unique apartment loft style suites

On-site bar and daily breakfasts

Close to metro station

On-site fitness centre


Parking is extra

Breakfast is extra

Best Hotels In Vienna Compared

In the table below, we have compared the top 20 cool and unique hotels in Vienna. You can sort the table based on different factors like location, distance from attractions, price per night, and restaurants nearby: 

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance to Attractions (km)Nearby Restaurants
25hours Hotel beim Museums QuartierLerchenfelder Straße 1-3$174-$431Yes0.553
SO/ViennaPraterstraße 1$394-$1326Yes13
Jaz in the City ViennaWindmühlgasse 28$225-$490Yes0.83
Hotel GilbertBreite Gasse 9$359-$687Yes0.63
Hotel MOTTOMariahilfer Straße 71a$283-$472Yes0.83
Pentahotel ViennaMargaretenstraße 92$147-$245No1.43
Max Brown 7th DistrictSchottenfeldgasse 74$150-$317No1.23
Andaz Vienna Am BelvedereArsenalstrasse 10$229-$2859Yes2.23
Hotel JosefineEsterházygasse 33$178-$697No13
Ruby Lissi Hotel ViennaFleischmarkt 19 / Laurenzerberg 2$178-$283No0.83
Arthotel ANA Boutique SixWebgasse 23$138-$329No1.33
Zola Hotel - Palais de Bohème Adults OnlyVorgartenstraße 217$168-$254Yes1.53
The Student Hotel Vienna47 Nordbahnstraße$157-$873Yes1.33
Hotel Topazz & LaméeLichtensteg 3$351-$546No0.653
Hotel Am Konzerthaus ViennaAm Heumarkt 35-37$198-$345Yes0.93
grätzlhotel KarmelitermarktVarious addresses in Vienna -02$142-$235No1.33
AZIMUT Hotel ViennaSonnwendgasse 8$138-$189Yes0.953
Parks 73 The Townhouse HotelRennweg 73$312-$953No0.93
BASSENA Wien Messe PraterMessestraße 2$311-$574Yes2.73
Zoku Vienna6 Perspektivstraße$312-$466Yes2.63

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