Hotels in Austria
Hotels in Austria range from five-star ski resorts and luxury city accommodations to minimalist boutique hotels, short-term apartment rentals and budget hostels, satisfying the needs of virtually any traveler. When evaluating Austria hotels, consider what kind of travel experience you’re looking for. Skiers will, of course, feel more comfortable in one of the nation’s many quaint resort towns. Travelers looking for a more cosmopolitan adventure should stick to the slick and modern boutique hotels scattered about the cities.
Some of the best hotels in Austria include the Hotel Sacher Wien in Vienna, a five-star property located near the Vienna State Opera that boasts an on-site spa and health club; the avant-garde Spitz Hotel in Linz, whose ultra-modern design is a nod to Linz’s burgeoning arts scene; the Hotel Zum Dom in Graz, which is located near the historic Graz Cathedral and whose charming suites boast steam showers and whirlpools; the Augarten Hotel Art & Design, also in Graz, a slick and modern building that houses a luxurious spa and health club; and the Spa Hotel Schloss Weikersdorf in Baden, which boasts a full-service spa and offers views of Europe’s largest French-style rose garden, with more than 600 varieties of roses.
Located among vineyards in the Wachau Valley of Lower Austria, the Loisium Resort is all about wine. American architect Steven Holl designed the airy structure that sits atop an extensive maze of wine cellars dating back 900 years.
The hotel occupies the top four floors of Haas Haus, a cylindrical, concrete-and-mirrored-glass postmodern landmark dropped into the heart of the centuries-old former capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Hans Hollein.
On the edge of Lake Wörth, in a pocket of the Carinthia region known as the Austrian Riviera, Schloss Velden has lived many lives. It began in 1603 as a manor house and was rebuilt in 1890 as a turreted château.
A palace turned hotel for the 1873 World’s Fair that’s also known for an at-the-ready concierge department (staffers are adept at securing last-minute opera tickets).
Built atop the old walls of Vienna in the 1840’s, the former summer residence of Ferdinand von Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was turned into a hotel in 2003.
Centrally located in Vienna's Spittelberg quarter, the Altstadt offers 42 unique rooms and suites in a renovated Patrician house. Colors and themes vary from one accommodation to the next, with bold reds and yellows in some, and shades of grey and black in others.
With its gabled architecture, traditional rooms, and popular cocktail lounge, the hotel—set in the heart of the pedestrian base village—harks back to skiing’s sophisticated heyday.
At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn, just a short walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, gilded mirrors, boldly graphic wallpaper, and chandeliers ensure that no two rooms are alike.