The Best Hotels in Warsaw for Every Traveller

Stay in the heart of Warsaw's Old Town
Stay in the heart of Warsaw's Old Town | © Jan Tadeusz / Alamy Stock Photo
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9 January 2021

No matter what your plans for Warsaw are, one thing stays the same – you need a place to stay. Since World War II, the Polish capital has become a major business hub with a rich history in art and classical music. It’s often overlooked in favour of Gdańsk and Kraków, but there is plenty to explore in Warsaw – from the Unesco-listed Old Town to the arty Praga neighbourhood with quirky cafes and bars. Whether you are looking for a luxurious suite or a budget room, we’ve compiled a list of hotels to meet every traveller’s needs in Warsaw.

Hotel Bristol

Large double bed with crisp white sheets, dusky blue headboard with an inset circular mirror in stylish, modern room at Hotel Bristol Warsaw.
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The five-star Hotel Bristol is undoubtedly the best place to stay in Warsaw. It is located in the most strategic spot, next to the Presidential Palace and very close to Warsaw’s Old Town, Castle Square, and the National Theatre opera house. The aesthetic quality of the hotel’s neo-Renaissance facade is complemented by the elegant art deco interiors. Celebrities would stay here when visiting Poland: the hotel has hosted Pablo Picasso, Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Rubinstein, Woody Allen and many others. Facilities include a swimming pool, gym, spa, tennis court, restaurant and lounge.

Warsaw Marriott Hotel

Large double bed with white sheets in simple room with large window and sleek armchairs at Warsaw Marriott Hotel.
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Warsaw’s Marriott Hotel is a refined five-star hotel in the city centre, known for its beautiful Panorama Bar & Lounge with a great view of the city skyline. Rooms feature extremely comfortable pillow-top mattresses and crisp bed linen. Apart from the lounge, spa and fitness centre, you should visit the famous restaurant Parmizzano that offers top quality Italian meals and wine.

H15 Boutique

Large double bed with white sheets and yellow cushions in sleek, minimal room with large windows at H15 Boutique.
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H15 Boutique is a five-star hotel situated in a beautiful 19th-century art deco building that itself has an interesting history: it once served as the Soviet Union Embassy and then, during World War II, as quarters for the Wehrmacht. The 46 rooms are decorated in modern style, while the on-site restaurant, Signature, specialises in contemporary international cuisine.

Mamaison Hotel La Regina

Large double bed with white sheets under decorative sleek dark wood panelled unit with inset with floral design at Mamaison Hotel La Regina.
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Located in the historical Mokrowski Palace on the edge of Warsaw’s beautiful Old Town, Mamaison Hotel La Regina has a romantic, elegant feel. Each of the 58 rooms are decorated with modern “antique” frescos, created by Polish artist Anna Pabisiak. Italianate furniture and fantastic views only add to the romance. Make sure you book a table at the wonderful restaurant La Rotisserie with its fusion of Italian and French cuisine, prepared by the award-winning chef Andrzej Strzelczyk.

Polonia Palace

Folded robes on a large double bed with white sheets in minimal, beige-toned room with a window looking out onto the city at Polonia Palace.
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Looking for luxury on a budget? Polonia Palace offers reasonably priced rooms on the famous Jerozolimskie Avenues – near the Palace of Culture and Science, the National Museum and Warsaw Central Station. The hotel prides itself on being one of the city’s oldest, having functioned since 1913. Guests will appreciate the tasty, diverse breakfast and, in general, the food at the Strauss Restaurant.

Novotel Warszawa Centrum

Double bed with white sheets and patterned cushions under wall art of a maze in minimal room at Novotal Warszawa Centrum.
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For easy access to the main railway station, stay at the Novotel Warszawa Centrum Hotel. This modern, stylish hotel has simple rooms, but the real draw is the sauna and fitness centre. Other perks include on-site parking, plus Novotel is pet-friendly, so your four-legged friend can join you for your stay. Finish your day with a beer in the bar from Polish brewery Żywiec.

Puro Warszawa Centrum

Double bed with large white pillows in minimal, sleek grey-toned room with wooden shelving unit and large window at Puro Warszawa Centrum.
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Puro Warszawa Centrum is ideal for anyone wanting to stay just a few minutes from Warsaw’s Centrum metro station. Puro prides itself on huge comfortable beds, all supplied by Swedish mattress specialist, Hilding. The interiors of all rooms are a typical modern and minimalist style. Downstairs, you’ll find an Italian restaurant and the onsite Prisma Spa offers aromatherapy, saunas, pilates, steam baths and massages.

SleepWell Apartments Nowy Swiat

Boutique Hotel
Large double bed with printed cushions flanked by two wooden shelved units in warm, earth-toned room with above-bed lights at SleepWell Apartments.
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SleepWell on Nowy Świat (New World Street) is located on Warsaw’s Royal Route. The biggest charm here is the style of the rooms. Housed in a converted tenement building, each room has original red brick walls, four poster beds and tiled floors, plus an LCD TV and Nespresso machine. SleepWell is a five minute walk from a plethora of bars, cafes and restaurants, containing food options from all over the world.

Hotel Bellotto

White and grey sofas and chairs in large off-white airy lounge area with decorative plants and low black coffee table at Hotel Belloto.
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If you have ever dreamt of sleeping in a 16th-century palace in the heart of Warsaw’s Old Town, then you can now live your dream. Hotel Bellotto has twenty exclusive rooms, all with spacious, bright interiors and a design which mirrors the history of this charming palace. Hotel Bellotto is a perfect place to explore the iconic Old Town. As a bonus, it has an Italian restaurant, saunas, a massage parlour and a confectionary store, all within the building.

Chopin Boutique B&B

A large wooden double bed with white sheets under Renaissance-style painting in a simple room with wood panelled flooring at Chopin Boutique B&B.
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Classical music enthusiasts will enjoy a stay at the Chopin Boutique B&B. Named after Warsaw’s most famous pianist, Frederic Chopin, this place has nightly piano concerts – 2,000 and counting since 2013. Located in a pre-World War II building in central Warsaw, the hotel is a short walk from the National Museum, Nowy Świat street and some of the city’s inventive Chopin benches.

Arthotel Stalowa 52

A large double bed against an exposed brick wall decorated with a painting in a rustic chic room at Arthotel Stalowa 52.
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If you feel like spending a few nights in a less touristy part of Warsaw, look no further than Arthotel Stalowa. This hotel is located on the east side of the Vistula River in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Praga. There are 19 rooms here, all with their own individual style. Once a month, the hotel has private exclusive displays from young Polish artists. Some of these local paintings adorn the walls of the hotel’s excellent Artbistro restaurant.

B&B Autor Rooms

Large double bed with white sheets and overhead lights flanked by geometric sculpture-esque night stands at B&B Autor Rooms.
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Autor Rooms is a brand new boutique hospitality concept, founded by well-known Warsaw-based graphic design firm Mamastudio. The aim is to furnish the interior using strictly Polish design, furniture and art, giving the hotel an authentic Warsaw feel. Niche-wise, it also bridges the gap between a cheap hostel and a private hotel. Vegetarians and vegans will find plenty of breakfast options here.

Additional reporting by Jonny Blair.

These recommendations were updated on January 9, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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