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

Hotel

A bed in a hotel room at PURO Łódź Centrum, with a floor-to-ceiling window with a view of pretty city buildings
Courtesy of PURO Łódź Centrum / Expedia

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

Hotel

A bed, chair and floor lamp in a hotel room at Qubus Hotel Lodz
Courtesy of Qubus Hotel Lodz / Hotels.com

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

Hotel

The blue-tiled indoor pool at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lodz
Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lodz / Hotels.com

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

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
Courtesy of Stare Kino Cinema Residence Hotel / Expedia
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

Hotel

A bed, desk and chair in a hotel room at Tobaco Hotel, with an exposed brick wall
Courtesy of Tobaco Hotel / Expedia
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

Hotel

The indoor pool, with floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides, at Andels Hotel in Łódź
Courtesy of Andel's Hotel / Expedia
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
Courtesy of Łódzki Palacyk / Expedia
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

Hotel

A couch, piano, desk with chair and TV in a sitting area at Hotel Grand, with a large rug and a chandelier light fixture
Courtesy of Hotel Grand / Expedia
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

Hotel

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
Courtesy of B and B Hotel Lodz Centrum / Expedia

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
Courtesy of Hotel Daria / Booking.com
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

Hotel

Two beds with olive green bedspreads in a hotel room at Stacja Nowa Gdynia
Courtesy of Stacja Nowa Gdynia / Booking.com
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.

landscape with balloons floating in the air

KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?

Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Edit article