The hotel scene in Lisbon is expanding with recent openings in the best neighbourhoods, which makes the process of choosing the right hotel a trying task.
Price, quality and location are three of the top criteria, which we were able to marry together to make it easier for you to find the best hotel in Lisbon.
In terms of location, the best areas to stay in Lisbon are Baixa and Chiado, Avenida da Liberdade and Marquês de Pombal, Saldanha, Belém and Parque das Nações, close to Lisbon’s main attractions and with easy access to public transport.
We have used booking.com to select hotels in these areas with the best value for money. We have considered only hotels with a score higher than 8 obtained from 1,000 or more guest reviews, a criterion that we consider reliable, since less prone to false comments and popularity peaks. All hotels have free Wi-Fi.
Hotels in Baixa/Chiado
The Baixa and Chiado are two of of best neighbourhoods to stay in central Lisbon. Baixa has one of the busiest pedestrian shopping streets in Lisbon; Chiado is an area known for its Paris-style shops. Several major tourist attractions are here such as the Santa Justa Lift, the Carmo Convent, the Modern Art Museum or the São Carlos National Theatre. The area is not far from the riverfront, where you can take a stroll along the Tejo, between Terreiro do Paço and Cais do Sodré. This is one the areas in Lisbon best served by public transport.
Lisboa Carmo Hotel
Located in the Chiado district, this hotel features luxury rooms, some of which (on the upper floors) offer views of the River Tejo and the historical buildings. Bairro Alto, a traditional neighborhood during the day, which becomes the centre of Lisbon’s lively nightlife, is just 3 minutes away. However, the Lisboa Carmo Hotel is located on a quiet street. This is an excellent choice for all those who want to stay in the heart of Lisbon’s historic districts.
Dear Lisbon – Charming House
This Bairro Alto’s B&B offers themed rooms with panoramic views over the city. Each room has its own private bathroom, air-conditioning and heating. Guests can enjoy a garden with pool and a private terrace. Dear Lisbon B&B provides a unique experience in a traditional neighbourhood in Lisbon. Bairro Alto’s nightlife is a few meters away, and the commercial streets of Chiado are within walking distance. From close-by Cais do Sodré, you can catch the train to Cascais or to one of Lisbon’s beaches.
This one is a classic in Lisbon’s Baixa area, having undergone renovation in 2016. Rooms are furnished in traditional style. Breakfast is included in the rate. The Varanda de Lisboa Restaurant and the rooftop bar offer panoramic views of the city and Lisbon’s Moorish castle, the Castelo de São Jorge.
Rossio Garden Hotel
The Rossio Garden Hotel is a 3-star boutique hotel set in a renovated building dating from 1900. It’s located in the heart of Lisbon’s Baixa, near Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, a pedestrian street known for its seafood restaurants and traditional shops, and one minute away from the Rossio train station, where you can catch the train to visit the beautiful village of Sintra. The Rossio Garden Hotel is one of the top value for money choices in this area.
Avenida da Liberdade & Marquês de Pombal
This is one of the most central areas in Lisbon, also known as the city’s financial district, with probably the highest concentration of luxury hotels. The Baixa and Chiado neighbourhoods are a short metro or bus ride, and a few minutes’ walk on the Avenida da Liberdade, a plane and palm tree French-style avenue.
Located on a 1930s building, the Tivoli Lisboa is a 5-star luxury hotel with a rooftop bar offering panoramic views of the city. Rooms overlook the courtyard or Avenida da Liberdade. The hotel has an outdoor pool and two restaurants.
On a quiet street, 500 m away from Avenida da Liberdade, the Eurostars Letras has themed rooms with marble and timber furnishings. Some rooms offer views of Lisbon’s Castle. The hotel has a fitness centre and a sauna.
On Avenida da Liberdade, within walking distance from Praça dos Restauradores and from Baixa and Chiado’s commercial areas, rooms at the BessaHotel are decorated in a vintage style. The hotel offers a fitness centre, a Turkish bath, a sauna and an indoor pool.
Also known as Avenidas Novas, the Saldanha area streches from Marquês de Pombal Square. It’s a residential area with good local services and shops. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and Park are located in this neighbourhood. Here, you’ll find hotels with quiet rooms, yet close to Lisbon’s main attractions.
Real Parque Hotel
The Real Parque Hotel is a 5 minutes’ walk from El Corte Inglès, Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon’s largest city park, and shopping centres at Praça do Saldanha. There are three metro stations at about the same distance from the hotel (5 minutes): São Sebastião, Parque and Saldanha. Rooms are decorated in a classic style, and some have a private terrace or patio.
Jupiter Lisboa Hotel
This is a recently opened hotel, located on one of Lisbon’s main avenues, near the Campo Pequeno Square, where there is a shopping centre, a bullring and a metro station. Behind an original 1906 façade, Jupiter’s rooms are modern and soundproof. There’s also a rooftop pool and bar offering panoramic views of Lisbon. The BluSpa features an indoor pool, a sauna and a steam bath.
EVOLUTION Lisboa Hotel
The EVOLUTION is a modern hotel located in Saldanha Square, near a shopping centre and literally seconds away from the metro station. The hotel provides clients with automatic check-in, which can be useful for late arrivals.
To reach the Baixa and other parts of the city, you can take the fast tram 15, or one of several buses. This area offers mainly recent hotels in the luxury range, having at the time of writing less than 1,000 reviews on booking.com. For this reason, hotels in this area were selected based on 400 or more reviews.
Palácio do Governador
Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
With a unique waterfront location, all rooms at Altis Belém Hotel & Spa offer panoramic views of the River Tejo. The hotel’s spa includes a dynamic indoor pool, sauna, a Turkish bath and a variety of treatments. The hotel’s restaurant, Feitoria do Altis Belém, is a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Parque das Nações
The 21st century Parque das Nações, built for the Expo98 event, represents the modern Lisbon. This is a great neighbourhood for those seeking quiet surroundings and outdoor activities. There’s a five-kilometre long waterfront promenade. Lisbon’s Oceanarium is located here.
The Gare do Oriente (Oriente Station) makes the area one of the best served by public transport in Lisbon.
MYRIAD by SANA Hotels
Perfectly situated on the bank of the River Tejo, MYRIAD is a 5-star futuristic hotel. Rooms offer stunning views from one river’s end to the other. From MYRIAD, your eyes can reach the entire Vasco da Gama Bridge’s length, Europe’s longest bridge to drive across. The hotel has a restaurant and a bar, as well as an indoor pool with spa and fitness facilities.
TRYP Lisboa Oriente Hotel
The TRYP Lisboa Oriente Hotel features bright rooms overlooking Parque das Nações’s futuristic buildings, and some (on the upper floors) overlooking the River Tejo. Lisbon’s Oceanarium and Casino are within walking distance.