The Best Hotels in Łódź

Experience a unique side of Łódź with a stay at a former factory
Experience a unique side of Łódź with a stay at a former factory | Courtesy of Tobaco Hotel / Expedia
Peggy Lee

Łódź, the third-largest city in Poland, has played a considerable role in the history and economy of the country. It was once a titan of manufacturing, a history you can explore at the Central Museum of Textiles or the shopping centre Manufaktura, which is housed in a former industrial estate. It’s served by a hearty selection of hotels – former factories included – the best of which are found below.

1. PURO Hotel Łódź Centrum


A bed in a hotel room at PURO Łódź Centrum, with a floor-to-ceiling window with a view of pretty city buildings
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True to the name, PURO Hotel Łódź Centrum stands in the centre of town, diagonally opposite Staromiejski Park and facing the grand former palace, now a museum. Modern yet homely minimalism rules in the rooms while their temperature- and light-adjusting tablets lend a slice of slightly gratuitous tech. Public areas are almost showy: decorative filament bulbs and bulbous pendant lamps illuminate textured walls, coffered ceilings and carpets swirling with vegetal patterns. For foodies, there’s a so-called healthy snack lab along with a bowl-only Thai restaurant.

2. Qubus Hotel Łódź


A bed, chair and floor lamp in a hotel room at Qubus Hotel Lodz
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The red brick-style exterior may remind you of an office block, but inside you’ll find a practical, comfortable retreat suited to weekend breakers. An industrial-chic look pervades the public areas and the small Polish-centric restaurant, all faced with pleasing floor-to-ceiling windows. Compact rooms are unfussy and practical with cream-white walls, dark wood-veneer furniture, striped tub chairs and patterned carpets.

3. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Łódź


The blue-tiled indoor pool at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lodz
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Opposite Poniatowskiego, one of the largest parks in the city, the gleaming glass-fronted DoubleTree is an angular beacon of modernity. The high-rise looks and feels like an upscale business hotel, but with sufficient leisure tints to snag tourists. Rooms are straightforward and almost stylish, while public areas have enough groovy lighting and arty design to tick the urban-cool box. The lofty indoor infinity pool has rim-to-ceiling windows with satisfying bird’s-eye park views.

5. Stare Kino Cinema Residence Hotel


Two beds, separated by bedside tables and tea set out on a table in a quirky hotel room at Stare Kino Cinema Residence Hotel; the artwork on the walls looks like drawers
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It’s no coincidence a hotel of this name is located at this address: 120 Piotrkowska Street is where the first Polish cinema opened in 1899. To preserve the heritage, the rooms and apartments are decorated in line with Polish films shot in Łódź, which makes walking through the hotel like strolling from one film set to the next. Not only is the decor remarkable, but the hotel is conveniently located in the city centre – plus the price won’t break the bank.

6. Tobaco Hotel


A bed, desk and chair in a hotel room at Tobaco Hotel, with an exposed brick wall
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Why name a hotel after tobacco? This impressive building was a cotton mill in the 1870s before being transformed into a tobacco and cigarette factory after World War I. The building has – thankfully – since been renovated, and the red brick walls and colourful 1950s design give it a cheerful atmosphere. The rooms are compact but have everything you need, making it a great base from which to explore Łódź.

7. Andel's Hotel


The indoor pool, with floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides, at Andels Hotel in Łódź
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Andel’s Hotel was once a textile factory, which explains the industrial facade and bare-brick walls – but the decor is fresh and modern, displaying contemporary art. Slightly more upmarket, this hotel has a top-floor spa with a swimming pool, sauna and fitness room. There’s also a well-regarded restaurant dishing out fusion cuisine, plus a rooftop bar with a panorama over Łódź.

8. Łódzki Palacyk

Hostel, Hotel

A bed with a chintz frame and an armchair in a hotel room at Łódzki Palacyk, with exposed brick walls
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This charming hotel, decorated in a 19th-century style, is perfect for a romantic weekend away. Indulge in embroidered bed covers, chandeliers and antique furniture imported from European castles and palaces. The building itself is a lovely old mansion and is situated near the centre. There’s also a hostel attached with shared dorms and private rooms.

9. Hotel Grand


A couch, piano, desk with chair and TV in a sitting area at Hotel Grand, with a large rug and a chandelier light fixture
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Hotel Grand is the longest-running hotel in Łódź, welcoming guests for more than 120 years. Over the decades it’s hosted a who’s who of Poland’s great and good – you might even spot some former guests on the Hollywood-esque Łódź Stars that wrap around the building. Inside, its history can be seen in hanging chandeliers and period furnishings; book a Luxury Suite for a decadent stay.

10. B&B Hotel Łódź Centrum


Two beds and a desk with chair in a hotel room at B&B Hotel Lodz Centrum, with artwork of art nouveau architecture on one wall
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In the heart of Łódź, this no-frills hotel offers cheery, snazzy accommodation tinged with a bit of minimalist Scandi-cool. Functional yet still equipped with desks and TVs, the rooms have a simplicity that is almost jovially offset by tinted wall-sized images of classical facades behind the beds. There’s a small breakfast cafe and a meeting room, too, but the hotel really wins on location – placing guests within easy walking distance of most of the main sights.

11. Hotel Daria

Hotel, Lodge

The exterior of Hotel Daria in Łódź, nestled among trees and with a timber frame, chalet-style exterior and a tower
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Hotel Daria is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Łódź – and looks like it’s been plucked straight from a fairytale. The beautiful mansion is tucked in the forest of Łagiewniki and is surrounded by walking and cycling paths. It has six double bedrooms and four singles, all ensuite, plus there’s a continental or vegetarian breakfast served each morning.

12. Stacja Nowa Gdynia


Two beds with olive green bedspreads in a hotel room at Stacja Nowa Gdynia
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Away from the busy city centre, set in a forest next to a small lake, this hotel is a paradise for sport lovers. There’s a fitness centre with a swimming pool, jacuzzi and slides right next door – and the surrounding gardens are perfect for a stroll. This is a great place to come with children as there’s a play park and plenty of space in the natural surroundings.

Amar Grover contributed additional reporting to this article.

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