Hotels in Istanbul

Adrien Glover

The Ajia Hotel, a waterfront property in Kanlica, Istanbul, is housed in an 1870s Ottoman mansion. The intimate hotel’s 16 rooms and suites are... Read More

A stylish hotel with 10 crisp, airy rooms; book those with Golden Horn views. Read More

Nestled in a protected bend of the Bosphorus, Bebek is perhaps the most exclusive neighborhood in the city, with luxurious apartments running up the... Read More

Local and international trendsetters flock to the bar at the 50-room Bentley Hotel, where on weekends lounge music plays well into the night. Milanese... Read More

Near Taksim Square, with a new spa that features a glass-walled circular relaxation room overlooking the Bosporus. ... Read More

Staying at this former Imperial Ottoman Palace—an elaborate, Arabian-style compound that the empire’s sultans called home—may easily... Read More

A counterpoint to Istanbul’s historic, grand dame hotels, this 144-room property by the Istanbul-based hotel brand Divan is done in muted colors... Read More

An aquarium occupies an entire lobby wall at Edition Istanbul. But that’s only one of the design flourishes—silver-foil ceilings; glassed-in... Read More

Equally close to Sultanahmet’s major tourist sites as the Four Seasons, this boutique hotel is both quirkily charming and easy on the wallet.... Read More

Set in the heart of Sultanahmet—a few minutes' walk from Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and Topkapı Palace—this property’s century-old... Read More

Though it's been open for almost a decade, the Four Seasons' second Istanbul property (the original Four Seasons Istanbul occupies a former prison in... Read More

The Grand Hyatt Hotel near Taksim Square in Istanbul has a lot going for it. With 360 luxury rooms, suites, and apartments, two restaurants, a Gaia Spa ... Read More

Sandwiched between the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this hotel complex consists of nine pastel-colored clapboard buildings along a narrow,... Read More

Turkey’s first 5-star hotel is a 499-room complex surrounded by lush gardens in the heart of the city. Set on the European side of the Bosphorus,... Read More

Les Ottomans' clientele includes state dignitaries and celebrities—evidenced by its concierge offerings, including entrance to exclusive nightclubs and... Read More

Historical glamour and contemporary design meet in this five-story Ottoman mansion turned boutique hotel located at the foot of the Bosphorus bridge.... Read More

Twenty-one soundproof rooms are available by the night or by the hour ($140) in this hotel’s bland but comfortable Departures Terminal wing ... Read More

The 12 generously sized rooms and studios (with kitchenettes) in this unsigned hotel just a short walk from the Old City just might be Istanbul's best... Read More

Dedicated to the ancient Hittite goddess Kybele, this boutique hotel in Sultanahmet presents a lavish, jewel-box like interior design highlighted by... Read More

Manzara means “view,” and that’s just what you’ll get at most of these 50 short-term-rental apartments, which occupy several... Read More

To stay in the center of it all, try the Marmara Pera, which hosts Mikla, one of Istanbul’s chicest restaurants, on its top two floors. Mikla... Read More

Visitors to Sultanahmet might believe Mavi Ev (blue house) had absorbed its color from the adjacent Blue Mosque. Although the 26-room guest house is... Read More

The seven-suite, boutique MiSafir Suites is located in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. The hotel is housed inside a repurposed historic building, and... Read More

Opened last year in an Ottoman-era building near Taksim Square, the Public features 52 timber-floored rooms furnished with bright Smeg fridges, Philippe... Read More

Located in the posh neighborhood of Nisantasi and set within two buildings, one of which is a 1922 Neoclassical beauty that houses 90 Art Deco&ndash... Read More

The plush contemporary rooms at this two-year-old venue—among the largest in Turkey—boast floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies overlooking the... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton features 244 Ottoman-inspired rooms and suites across 34 floors of the city’s tallest skyscraper, as well as 2,403 square meters... Read More

Located just outside the Sultan’s Palace in one of the most ancient neighborhoods in Istanbul, Seven Hills Hotel gives guests easy access to the... Read More

No hotel quite captures the energy of Istanbul quite like the Soho House in Beyoğlu, set in a cluster of buildings that includes the former... Read More

With just 13 rooms and suites, Sumahan is perhaps Istanbul's most intimate boutique lodging. Located on Istanbul's Asian side, the two-story property... Read More

Contemporary hilltop hotel in a residential quarter behind the Dolmabahçe Palace, with Istanbul's largest spa.... Read More

Istanbul’s lyrical qualities find literal manifestation at the Hotel Poem on the southern edge of the historic neighborhood Sultanahmet. Each of... Read More

No neighborhood in Istanbul exudes more European chic than Nisantisi. The Sofa Hotel is a prime example. Designed by renowned Turkish architect Sinan... Read More

Situated in central Karakoy, the Vault, a 19th-century former bank, underwent a $40 million restoration before opening as a House Hotel in 2015. The... Read More

The W doesn’t have staff, it has insiders (that’s really the title on their business cards). Flanked by designer boutiques and minutes away... Read More

The modern interiors created by Turkish firm Autoban are attracting design aficionados to the new 17-room hotel. Laser-cut floral motifs, reflective... Read More

By the late 1970s, this former manor of a prominent Ottoman official was in such a state of decay that it was demolished and rebuilt from scratch.... Read More

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