I have been to Hoi An in Central Vietnam countless times and one thing that always impresses me is the relative degree of comfort and quality my money can get me here. US$40 per night can easily get you a nice, modern looking hotel with welcome drink/fruit basket and breakfast while US$100 will already get you close to 5-star level of luxury. This is why I love coming back and each time I am here, I try a different place to stay.
In Hoi An, there are 3 general areas to stay. The most popular area is just outside the ancient city where plenty of boutique hotels are situated. The second general area is at the outskirts of the town where plenty of quality accommodations can be had for a cheaper price than those nearer to the ancient city. The third area is the most exclusive one – generally near the coast facing the South China Sea. Many luxury resorts with their own beachfront are located here. Hotels in this area are mostly low-rise and come with plenty of space to roam around.
In this guide, I show a mixture of hotels from these 3 areas – ranging from cheap to midrange to luxurious ones that you can book for your next Hoi An trip.
Lantana Riverside Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa
If you don’t mind staying just a bit farther from the old town, you can get roughly similar quality hotels for almost half the price. One such option is Lantana Riverside Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa which is located along the same riverside road that leads to the old town. It is roughly 1km to 1.5km away which entails a 25 minute walk or 7 minute bike ride. You can easily rent a bike from the hotel for US$1 per day. Rooms are decked in the same elegant Vietnamese aesthetic and what I love about the rooms here is that they all come with a balcony – yes, even the entry level rooms! If you choose to stay here, I recommend going for the river view rooms to make the most out of the balcony.
Prices start from US$30. Check for best deals here
Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoi An
Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoi An is another budget option to consider if you don’t mind staying slightly farther out of the old town. It is located roughly 25 minutes by walk from the Japanese Covered Bridge or 8 minutes by bike. In contrast to most hotels in town, the Lasenta offers a different vibe given its location just at the town’s edge with some rooms offering views of rice fields that extend out into the horizon. Rooms here exude a more neutral and modern aesthetic, with less of a Vietnamese flair.
Prices start from US$50. Check for best deals here
Mad Monkey Hoi An
The Mad Monkey Hoi An is the place to be if you aspire to stay somewhere with plenty of chances to meet other travelers from around the world. You can choose between dorm beds or private rooms. Make no mistake about it – this is not a typical hostel as the property also has a swimming pool and inhouse restaurant. This place is always buzzing and guests can easily join in activities, even for those who are traveling solo. Although the hostel is not located near the ancient town, its location along the main road of Cua Dai means that dining and other commercial establishments are just within reach.
Prices start from US$15. Check for best deals here
1 Stop Dory Hotel Hoi An
If you are looking for a relatively new budget-friendly hotel in Hoi An that’s situated close to the old town, you can’t go wrong with the favorably-rated 1 Stop Dory Hotel Hoi An. Rooms are rather spartan but are new and clean. There’s not much in the way of facilities and the hotel does not serve breakfast but it’s easy to find breakfast options outside and the room prices are hard to beat for the location.
Prices start from US$15. Check for best deals here
Allegro Hoi An Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
This is one of the best options in Hoi An if you prioritize being near to the old town. The Allegro Hoi An is just 7 minutes walk to the Japanese Bridge. Guests may also borrow the hotel’s own bicycles for the short ride to town. Rooms here are decked with elegant Vietnamese aesthetic with a dedicated sofa area. The bathrooms come with standalone tubs. The breakfast buffet here is served in the restaurant overlooking the pool with a spread consisting of local and international delights.
Prices start from US$90. Check for best deals here
Little Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa
The Little Hoi An Boutique Hotel was one of the earlier hotels that popularized the elegant Vietnamese aesthetic that now permeate several boutique hotels in the UNESCO World Heritage town. This is another good option if you are looking for a hotel to stay that’s accessible to the old town. The Little Hoi An Boutique Hotel is located in the island of An Hoi, connected to the mainland by the oft-congested, pedestrian-only Cau An Hoi bridge which is lit up at night. For a boutique hotel, the gym here is rather decent with a good array of exercise machines.
Prices start from US$68. Check for best deals here
Mulberry Collection Silk Village
Mulberry Collection Silk Village is a charming hotel located in the outskirts of Hoi An, Vietnam. The hotel is situated in a peaceful and serene area, surrounded by lush gardens and rice paddies. The hotel features 131 well-appointed rooms and suites, each of which is beautifully decorated with traditional Vietnamese furnishings and amenities. All rooms include air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi. The suites also feature a private balcony or terrace with stunning views of the gardens.
Prices start from US$60. Check for best deals here
Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel & Spa
Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel & Spa is a beautiful hotel located just a short walk from the ancient town of Hoi An. The guestrooms are decorated with beautiful Vietnamese ornaments. Think: colorful fans, lanterns and latticed sliding panels. The outdoor space is limited in size but is landscaped with plenty of green around the swimming pool. Other facilities include a gym and spa.
Prices start from US$67. Check for best deals here
Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery
In contrast to the unabashedly Vietnamese aesthetics of several hotels in Hoi An, the Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery aims to distinguish itself by showcasing a harmonious blend of Indochine sensibilities with Japanese touches. The property comes with 187 well appointed rooms and suites, a rooftop pool and bar with sweeping views overlooking Hoi An and Thu Bon river, an outdoor pool on the ground level built in art nouveau style, a Japanese restaurant and spa.
Prices start from US$95. Check for best deals here
Anantara Hoi An Resort
Located within walking distance to the ancient town, the elegant 94-room Anantara Hoi An Resort features colonial-style architecture, beautifully landscaped gardens and a spa offering traditional Vietnamese treatments. Guests can also enjoy a variety of dining options, including a riverside restaurant serving fresh seafood. Rooms range from 36 square meter affairs to 84 square meter suites with separate living areas and a front porch with lounge chairs.
Prices start from US$230. Check for best deals here
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An
This stunning beachfront Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An boasts luxurious villas, a world-class spa, three tiers of cascading swimming pools and a variety of dining options. Guests can enjoy complimentary yoga and tai chi classes, as well as a range of water sports and cultural activities. The resort is located off the main road between Da Nang and Hoi An.
Prices start from US$980. Check for best deals here