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 moody property is every American's fantasy of a 10th-century castle in the Wachau.
Revived 1870 Belle Époque building near the boutique-filled street Kohlmarkt.
Situated five minutes from the Lech slopes, two and a half hours from Zurich, the Kristiania Lech Hotel is a family-owned ski lodge known for its plush guest rooms, excellent service, and incredible attention to detail.
Another new hotel, the Levante Parliament, incorporates a gallery exhibiting glasswork by Romanian artist Ioan Nemto.
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.
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.
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.