The Best Hotels In Linz's Altstadtviertel

Austria Linz Centre Hauptplatz
Austria Linz Centre Hauptplatz | ©Rolf Süssbrich / Wikipedia
Laura Pioli

A charming city with many cultural events happening every day, Linz is a city worth visiting if you’re travelling around Austria. Extending on both sides of the Danube River, the city has a superbly preserved Old Town with historical churches and the characteristic Renaissance vaulting in the inner courtyards of many of its buildings. If on your visit to Linz you’d like to stay in the quaint old town, the Altstadtviertel, check out our list of the top 5 hotels in the area.

Austria Linz Centre Hauptplatz

1. Hotel Am Domplatz


With its stunning views of the Cathedral and standing out among the old district streets with its impressive contemporary architecture, the Hotel Am Dompltaz is an ultra-modern hotel featuring stylish monochrome décor and furnishings. The hotel is conveniently located ten minutes away from the train station. The rooms and the bathrooms are tastefully decorated and have floor to ceiling windows with the most amazing views, especially at night. While staying at this hotel you’ll have many restaurants, cafés and clubs at your doorstep.

Price: Luxury

Watch out for: Stunning views

2. Hotel Zum Schwarzen Baeren


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Perfectly located in the center of Linz, the modern family-run hotel Zum Schwarzen Baeren is situated on a quiet side street, offers small yet comfortable rooms. They come equipped with all the basic mod-cons and the interior rooms are particularly quiet. The hotel serves a buffet breakfast daily and it’s also hosts a cozy old-fashioned restaurant which serves some fine French cuisine specialties. The friendly staff will welcome all of their guests with the aim to make them feel at home

Price: Mid-range

Watch out for: The cozy atmosphere.

3. Dom Hotel


With spacious, simply decorated rooms and an extremely friendly staff, the Dom Hotel is located close to Linz’s New Cathedral. The four-star hotel has its own garden and offers 4o rooms, some of which feature their own terraces, winter gardens, balconies and open fire places, and all come equipped with desirable modern amenities including Wi-Fi, cable TV and minibar. Guests can make use of the sauna, solarium, fitness facilities and a small pool. The hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant but it has a 24h snack bar, and there are many great cafés and Austrian or international restaurants nearby.

Price: Budget.

Watch out for: Buffet Breakfast



Danube in Linz
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Located in a green area by the Danube River, the ARCOTEL has 169 double rooms which range from basic comfort rooms to exclusive suits, offering first-class features and amenities which vary depending on the price. Some of the rooms have stunning views of the Danube. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and has an amazing restaurant in which you can dine with views to the river. It also features conference rooms and a spa area with sauna and a relax room. The breakfast buffet includes local, fresh and homemade items.

Price: Mid-range

Watch out for: Views of the Danube

5. Hotel Kolping


Centrally located yet nestled in a quiet area, the three-star Hotel Kolping is a great place to stay in the Altstadtvierter, close to the New Cathedral. The clean and well decorated rooms all have air conditioning and Wi-Fi, satellite TVs, refrigerators and desks. Their highly praised buffet breakfast features some delicious options, using organic ingredients. Aside from a self-service restaurants, the hotel is home to the Restaurant Trevi which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. There is a bar and a bowling track for entertainment, and they have a well-equipped multi-functional conference room for hosting events.

Price: Mid-range

Watch out for: Bowling track

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