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.
The Intercontinental Vienna is located opposite the Stadtpark and is within minutes of the Ringstrasse and Vienna Hofburg. The basic, white exterior of this 458-room hotel encloses a surprisingly elegant lobby with dark wood paneling and eye-catching chandeliers.
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.
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).
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.
Grand 19th-century hotel with lavish fin de siècle interiors and Restaurant Bristol, serving some of the city’s best Wiener schnitzel, in a prime location—just opposite the State Opera.
A 1990s-era Sir Terence Conran–designed hideaway at the edge of baroque Karlsplatz, Das Triest is emblematic of the city’s no-frills, economic approach to environmentalism.
Ideally located next to the main gondola, the hotel is housed in a 100-year-old building and delivers a taste of the Austrian countryside with claw-footed tubs and ceiling frescoes in its 10 guest rooms.
Down the block from Mozart’s former residence, with Austrian-made furniture (most crafted from oak) in all 69 guest rooms.
Amid the lakes, mountains, and glaciers of a small Austrian village, architect Niki Szilagyi provides a new image of holistic hospitality at the Mavida Balance Hotel & Spa.
The property balances stately grandeur with Alpine kitsch.
Located within walking distance of boutiques and St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Radisson BLU opened in 1960 as the first designer boutique hotel in Vienna's city center.