The Best Hotels to Book in Ostend, Belgium

Make the most of the water when you stay at a hotel in Ostend
Make the most of the water when you stay at a hotel in Ostend | © imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo
Natasha Holt

Tourists flock to Ostend for its beautiful beaches, but there’s so much more to keep you hooked. Chill out by the harbour, check out the art in the Mu.Zee or explore the Napoleonic fort and floating Mercator museum. Ostend also has an impressive array of awesome hotels to choose from, but we’ve made your job easier by picking out the very best places to stay – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. La Passion Interdite B&B, for a great location

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A double bed in a silver-and-grey room at La Passion Interdite B&B, with a radiator by the window

Located on the Oostendse Ramblas – close to the marina, station and shopping centre – La Passion Interdite is a great place to stay if you want to immerse yourself in everything Ostend has to offer. The B&B contains three homely rooms, all with rainfall showers, Nespresso machines, bathrobes and Rituals bath products. You can also enjoy the honesty bar and access to free bikes, or just chill on the sunny terrace.

2. Hotel Monarc, for historic-turned-modern style


A double bed in a large room at Hotel Monarc, also with three soft chairs
Courtesy of Hotel Monarc / Expedia

It took two years to transform this historic townhouse into an exclusive hotel, and that attention to detail is certainly paying off. The 21 elegant rooms – all with queen-size beds and walk-in showers – can cater for couples or families. Dip your toes in the sea, just 100m (328ft) away, before curling up in the lounge with a book from the library. There’s also a bar where you can enjoy a cool Belgian beer.

3. Hotel Cardiff, for a spot of tea


A double bed facing a TV in a room at Hotel Cardiff
Courtesy of Hotel Cardiff / Expedia

Dig into delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and artisan jam, and a ton of delicious pastries when you try Hotel Cardiff’s legendary afternoon tea. The hotel offers single, double, triple and quadruple rooms and is just around the corner from Ostend’s shops and lively nightlife. But after all that cake, you might prefer to walk it off on the beach – just 250m (820ft) from the hotel.

4. Sable d'O, for coastal charm


A large bed in a room at Sable dO, also containg a table, chair and sofa
Courtesy of Sable d'O / Expedia

Cheese lovers will be spoilt for choice with the generous buffet breakfasts at Sable d’O. The hotel is just a stone’s throw from the sand dunes of Mariakerke beach and the calm and tasteful decor reflects the tranquility of a seaside escape. After a relaxing day by the water, you can enjoy a well-deserved drink in the hotel’s honesty bar.

5. Prado Next Door, for boutique chic


Two adjoining single beds in a room at Prado Next Door, with tropical wallpaper
Courtesy of Prado Next Door / Expedia

Offering singles, doubles and family rooms, Prado Next Door is a boutique hotel that doesn’t hold back on luxuries such as box spring beds, walk-in showers and Scandinavian linen so crisp you won’t want to get up in the morning – especially as a delicious breakfast is delivered to your door. When you do rise, however, Kursaal Casino, Leopold Park and the promenade are all nearby.

6. Hotel Prado, for central convenience


Two adjoining single beds in a Hotel Prado room, also containing two soft chairs
Courtesy of Hotel Prado / Expedia

Set on Marie-Joséplein – with its bust of former Prime Minister August Beernaert and the last gas lanterns in Ostend – Hotel Prado is the place to stay if you want to be in the heart of the city. The hotel has a range of double and family rooms and is 100m (328ft) from the casino and Leopold Park and close to Wapenplein Square. Don’t miss the chance to walk along the sand on Oostende Beach.

7. Vayamundo Ostend, for beachfront views


The large, tiled indoor pool area at Vayamundo Ostend
Courtesy of Vayamundo Ostend / Expedia

Soak in views of the North Sea from the comfort of your room in the Vayamundo hotel, opposite the beach. If the water is a bit chilly for your liking, take a dip in the indoor pool – fitness fans will also love the gym, sauna and hot tub. There are plenty of activities available for guests of all ages and there’s also a restaurant and bar.

8. Hotel Louisa, for unwinding in the games room


A dining area at Hotel Louisa with a buffet bar in the middle, surrounded by tables and chairs
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When you have your breakfast in Hotel Louisa’s airy dining room, don’t forget to look up and admire the art deco glass ceiling. There’s also a games room – complete with billiard table and PS4 – if you want to relax after a hard day’s sightseeing. The hotel can accommodate single travellers, couples and families, and is a seven-minute walk from the train station. It’s also the perfect location for the beach, shopping and enjoying Ostend’s many bars and restaurants.

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