Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

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When figuring out where to stay in Rio de Janeiro you’ll find a lot of oceanfront high-rises, with the prime zone being Copacabana and the prime rate... Read More

When figuring out where to stay in Rio de Janeiro you’ll find a lot of oceanfront high-rises, with the prime zone being Copacabana and the prime rates going for rooms with ocean views. But for a more authentic experience, check out the gems off the beaten path. Hotel Santa Teresa, a chic hideaway tucked in a hilly bohemian neighborhood away from the beach scene, is the city’s only Relais & Chateaux property, and one of the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Its sexy terrace is a favorite spot for upscale weddings, and the rates are surprisingly reasonable. The most luxurious and trendy hotel on the beach is Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, a Philippe Starck-designed masterpiece that attracts international jet-setters and celebrities to bask in the mountain views from the rooftop pool. Or if you’re after a truly majestic get-away-from-it-all experience, try La Suite by Dussol Hotel, a beyond-grand mansion nestled into a cliff in Joatinga Hills. Gourmet meals and impeccable design inside; a secluded surfer’s paradise outside.

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  • Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel
    The Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel

    The landmark French Riviera-style palace dates back to 1923, with a modern, all-suite annex that overlooks one of the world's most famous stretches of... Read More

  • Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro Ipanema Hotel Courtesy of Sofitel
    Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro Ipanema

    On a prime spot on famed Ipanema Beach, the Caesar Park is a favorite with top executives and visiting dignitaries. Known for its outstanding service... Read More

  • Casa Mosquito Hotel in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Casa Mosquito Hotel
    Casa Mosquito Hotel

    This restored mansion in Ipanema Hills is walking distance from the beach, but has a distinct bohemian feel that sets it apart from the mega hotels... Read More

  • Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
    Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa

    Visitors making the two-hour car ride from Rio to Buzios, the resort town made famous by its biggest fan, Brigitte Bardot, will find this stylish and... Read More

  • Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel Courtesy of Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro
    Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro

    This brand-new hotel is the first Hilton in Rio, built in the heart of the Olympic Zone, just a short walk from the Olympic Park and Athletes' Village.... Read More

  • Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
    Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

    Restaurateur Rogério Fasano established himself as a tastemaker par excellence with his flagship Fasano hotel in São Paulo. And now, the opening of the... Read More

  • Hotel Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Hotel Santa Teresa
    Hotel Santa Teresa

    The only Relais & Chateaux property in Rio, Hotel Santa Teresa's art-filled rooms and lush grounds are secluded in a picturesque neighborhood with... Read More

  • Insolito Boutique Hotel & Spa Buzios in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Insolito Boutique Hotel & Spa
    Insolito Boutique Hotel & Spa

    Just a two-hour drive from Rio is Buzios, the small fishing village turned millionaires' playground. And nestled into a mountain overlooking the famous... Read More

  • JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro
    JW Marriott Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

    Judging simply by the stately building in the heart of Rio's famed Copacabana Beach, this might seem like any other Marriott elsewhere in the world.... Read More

  • La Suite by Dussol Hotel in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of La Suite by Dussol
    La Suite by Dussol Hotel

    Nestled dramatically into the cliff in Rio's exclusive Joatinga Hills, La Suite is more of a millionaire's mansion than hotel. Each of the seven color... Read More

  • Mama Ruisa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Mama Ruisa Hotel
    Mama Ruisa Hotel

    Far away from the crowds on Copacabana, Mama Ruisa is a small yet sophisticated boutique hotel tucked into the hills of Santa Teresa, Rio's burgeoning... Read More

  • Miramar Hotel by Windsor in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Miramar Hotel by Windsor
    Miramar Hotel by Windsor

    Don't be turned off by the dim facade: Guests are greeted with Champagne in the plush marble lobby of this 200-room, beachfront gem. Keep going to fully... Read More

  • Novotel Rio de Janeiro Parque Olimpico Hotel Courtesy of Novotel Rio de Janeiro Parque Olimpico
    Novotel Rio de Janeiro Parque Olimpico

    Built in 2014 in the heart of Rio's most modern neighborhood, this contemporary hotel offers great value for business travelers who want to be near the... Read More

  • Pestano Rio Atlantica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Pestano Rio Atlantica
    Pestana Rio Atlantica

    This Portuguese-owned beachfront hotel has a prime spot on the Copacabana strip and a deep commitment to customer service, making it a solid option for... Read More

  • Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts
    Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

    One of Copacabana's top beachfront hotels, Porto Bay has 117 stylish rooms—many with private verandas, all reasonably-priced and luxurious. Though small... Read More

  • Serena Boutique Hotel in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Serena Boutique Resort
    Serena Boutique Hotel

    Just a two-hour drive from Rio's crowded beach scene is the town of Buzios, a jet-set destination that still maintains glimpses of its sleepy past. And... Read More

  • Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
    Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

    After just completing a two-year, $50 million renovation of all 538 guestrooms, the lobby, and fitness center, Rio's Sheraton is now a well-appointed... Read More

  • Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Hotel Courtesy of Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
    Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

    A top pick for business travelers, the Sofitel sits right on the famed Copacabana Beach. Its 388 rooms all have balconies, many with views of the nearby... Read More

  • Windsor Atlantica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Windsor Atlantica Hotel
    Windsor Atlantica Hotel

    Reopened with a complete renovation in 2011, the Windsor Atlantica is located on the Eastern end of the famed Copacabana Beach, and just a 10-minute... Read More

  • Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Windsor Barra
    Windsor Barra Hotel

    For those who want to be in Barra da Tijuca—an upscale neighborhood that will host most of the venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics—the Windsor Barra... Read More

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