Hotels in Vietnam
When the trade embargo was lifted in the 1990s, Vietnam saw an influx of international hotel developments, although you will still find fewer chain brands and monster resorts than in neighbors like Thailand and China. Vietnam hotels run the gamut from luxury spots like the Park Hyatt Saigon and the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi – a stunning, half-historic, half-modern property that has played host to everyone from Bill Clinton and John McCain to Mick Jagger – to the sleek Nam Hai resort, considered one of the best hotels in Vietnam. French architect Reda Amalou helped design The Nam Hai's 100 minimal-chic villas, which are spread out around the expansive beachside property; there's also a world-class spa, pan-Asian dining, and complimentary shuttles to the UNESCO World Heritage Site town of Hoi An.
In charming Hue, the design and feel of La Residence Hotel & Spa, set along the Perfume River, pays homage to the building's former life as the home of French Colonial governors. Other top luxury brands like Banyan Tree and Six Senses also have resorts in Vietnam; the former has an establishment along the East Sea, while the latter has two locations, in the Con Dao archipelago and in Ninh Van Bay.
Set on the banks of the Hau River in the Mekong Delta, this colonial-style hotel embraces its surroundings with riverboat tours and panoramic water views.
The resort offers simple, ligh-filled rooms set in a tropical garden.
In a prime setting where Dong Khoi Street meets the Saigon River, this 1925 French colonial landmark, like its sister “heritage hotels,” the Continental and the Grand, is managed by Saigontourist, Vietnam’s state-run tourism authority, which is—well, decidedly not the Four Seasons.
The Furama Resort is located on China Beach, the famous 18-mile stretch of coastline in central Vietnam. A combination of colonial-era and traditional Asian design defines this 198-room beachfront property.
This high-design property arrived on the South China Sea in 2006, and its sleek style is a testament to the impressive talent behind its inception.
Located across from the U.S. and French embassies, the Sofitel Saigon Plaza is a 10-minute walk from the center of downtown.
Formerly Grand Mercure La Veranda Resort.
Situated on the Saigon River, the Legend Hotel Saigon is about a 15-minute walk to the Ho Chi Minh Zoo, and a five-minute walk to the Dong Khoi shopping district. The hotel houses 283 large rooms with city or river views. Amenities include heated toilet seats.