Prague is absolutely perfect as a city break! If you’re looking at where to stay in Prague for 2020, these are the best hotels & neighbourhoods for you!
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and it is absolutely perfect for a romantic weekend away.
However, with 8 different Prague neighbourhoods split by the Vltava River running through the middle of the city, there are so many options of where to stay in Prague. Don’t worry though, I’ve got your back in this blog post!
Prague is well-known for its ornate examples of Baroque, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture. It is home to one of the best-preserved historic centres in all of Europe, boasts hundreds of cultural attractions worth visiting, and attracts millions of tourists every year.
If you are looking for a European destination that offers a mix of natural beauty, culture, history, and a buzzing nightlife, you’ve definitely come to the right place.
Where to go in Prague
Whether you wish to explore the fabulous Jewish Quarter and take a walk across the famous Charles Bridge or admire the St Vitus’ Cathedral, Prague offers plenty of tourist attractions to keep you entertained throughout your stay.
Travellers who want to go shopping and enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife should head out to the Nové Město (New Town) which spans the largest area of the city.
Or if you are planning on visiting Prague during the winter holidays, expect to find hundreds of small pop-up markets and a bunch of winter activities to enjoy.
One of the things I loved about the city is it’s really easy to get around. Most places are walkable which makes it the perfect place for sightseeing.
If you’re looking where to stay in Prague, these are some of the best hotels for 2020. Stay at one of these and you’re bound to have an amazing time in the city.
If you’re thinking of visiting Prague for a few days then I’d really recommend my ‘3 days in Prague‘ itinerary for all the best things to do in the city!
The different neighbourhoods in Prague
Check out these cool neighbourhoods to see where abouts you want to stay in the city. I’ve also featured some of the best hotels in Prague from each neighbourhood further below in this post.
- Stare Mesto & Josefov: For travellers who wish to be in the centre of the action and close to historical attractions.
- Nove Mesto & Vyšehrad: Within walking distance from Vltava River and home to many cool restaurants, markets and bars.
- Hradcany (Castle District): The quietest area in the city, but still close to major attractions including Prague Castle, Saint Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and Golden Lane.
- Mala Strana: Ideal neighbourhood for visitors who wish to admire beautiful historic buildings.
- Vinohrady: Quiet and central residential district. It is packed with restaurants and bars and popular with expats.
- Smichov: Bordering Mala Strana and Vltava River, this neighbourhood is home to the largest shopping centre in the city. It has plenty of beer gardens and pubs.
- Karlin: A trendy district with many art galleries and bars located next to the Vltava River.
- Žižkov: Budget-friendly neighbourhood with an edgy appeal.
– The Best Hotels in Prague –
From 5-star hotels to boutique properties with luxury amenities, there is an abundance of accommodation options to choose from here in Prague. So you’ve got it, here are my top picks for the best place to stay in Prague!
Situated inside a palace and located just a short walk from the Prague Castle, Hotel Questenberk is one of my favourite hotels in Prague city centre. There is a nice terrace on-site that offers magnificent views of the city so make sure you check that out.
Hotel Questenberk is an ideal place to stay in Prague for travellers who are into architecture and history. The restaurant of the hotel is situated inside a Baroque chapel and offers a delicious breakfast. Also, there is an on-site bar where travellers can unwind with a drink in the evenings. Some of the rooms have gorgeous views too so I’d definitely recommend this place on a weekend away.
Romantik Hotel U Raka is one of the top-rated hotels in Prague and offers cosy accommodation with complimentary Wi-Fi access. What’s great about this hotel is it’s close to several picturesque parks and gardens. The Prague Castle is easily reachable by foot and there is a tram stop close to the hotel too.
The rooms at Romantik Hotel U Raka are fantastic and some of them even have a private winter garden. All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV, en-suite bathroom, and air conditioning. Think of this place as a little home away from home – it really is that cosy. The rooms at Romantik Hotel U Raka are fantastic and some of them even have a private winter garden. All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV, en-suite bathroom, and air conditioning. Think of this place as a little home away from home – it really is that cosy.
Conveniently located in the historic centre of Prague and just a short walk from both Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, Vintage Design Hotel Sax is an ideal accommodation for travellers who are looking for a retro hotel in Prague. The interior of this place will take you back to the ’60s and ’70s and the vintage furniture looks awesome.
A standard double room at Vintage Design Hotel Sax comes with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. A-la-carte breakfast is offered to guests and there is room service available. As you can probably tell, this really is one of the trendiest hotels in the city.
The Golden Well boutique hotel is all about the location. Prague Castle is basically just around the corner and attractions like Lesser Town Square and Charles Bridge are easily walkable. The rooms are extremely nice and spacious and you get complimentary bathrobes and slippers which is always a welcome treat.
Head out to the 4th floor of the hotel where you will find the on-site restaurant that offers both International and local cuisine. However, it’s the spectacular views of the city from the outdoor terrace that will keep making you want to come back. If you’re looking at where to stay in Prague then you really can’t go wrong with the Golden Well!
BoHo Prague Hotel is a really cute place that is always a firm favourite with travellers. This fabulous property is located close to the Old Town Square and boasts air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, and tea/coffee making facilities. It’s also pretty trendy and alternative too.
If you wish to relax after a long day of sightseeing, there is an on-site spa and wellness centre where you can get a massage or other treatments, just perfect after clocking up all those steps from walking around. If you wish to relax after a long day of sightseeing, there is an on-site spa and wellness centre where you can get a massage or other treatments, just perfect after clocking up all those steps from walking around.
On one of my last visits to the city, I’ve stayed at the recently renovated Art Hotel Prague. It’s an ideal place to stay in Prague for travellers who are looking to escape from all the hustle and bustle of the historic city centre.
Some of the rooms offer views of the Prague Castle and there is a nice bar at the hotel that offers cool cocktails and has an extensive wine list. One of the best things about this place is the price. It’s definitely on the budget side of things without skimping on amenities or feeling cheap.
Where to stay in Prague if you want to have access to a cool massage centre? The answer is simple. Book a room at the ICON Hotel & Lounge, a lovely hotel that offers nicely designed rooms with anti-allergenic down duvets and pillows and a home cinema system.
The hotel is located a short walk from Wenceslas Square and boasts an amazing ROOM Tapas Bar which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To be honest with you, this is a fantastic place to eat even if you’re not staying here so make sure you add it to the list!
Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague is one of the best hotels in Prague city centre for visitors who wish to be close to all the cultural attractions. The hotel boasts a fantastic spa centre with a hot tub and a sauna on-site. Some of the treatments are magical too, so if you’re looking for a hotel with a spa then this is definitely a fantastic option.
The hotel also houses an excellent restaurant that offers both International and local cuisine. Buddha Bar hotels are always well known for their vibrant bars too and this one is no different.
Situated inside a historical building that dates back to 1924, Wellness & SPA boutique Hotel pod lipkami Prague is definitely one of my favourite hotels in Prague. Located outside the historical city centre, this property is a great place to spend a night or two and get away from the busy streets of the centre of Prague.
The thing that makes this place exceptional is the extraordinary spa and wellness centre where you can get a massage or relax in a hot tub. The even do the infamous beer spas too! Yes, it’s a spa that involves a lot of beer (including a beer bath!)
Do you want to stay in the centre of Prague in a seriously amazing 4-star hotel for just £35? Then check out the Deminka Palace, a lovely hotel with individually designed rooms, free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour front desk. I really think this is one of the best deals you’ll find in the city.
The on-site restaurant offers local cuisine and there is a nice terrace with a bar where travellers can enjoy drinks and snacks. Attractions like Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square are easily reachable. If you’re on a budget, then I definitely recommend this as one of the best places to stay in Prague.
Travelling to Prague city centre from the airport
Traveling to the city centre from the Prague airport is a breeze.
The airport is located 17 kilometres away and it usually takes about 30/40 minutes to reach the city centre. Keep in mind that during the rush hour it may take you a bit longer to get to the centre.
There are a few different ways to travel from the airport to the centre of the city. The cheapest option is to use regular public bus transport. You will find the bus station in front of Terminal 2 (Exit D) and a ticket which is valid for 90 minutes will set you back £1.10 (32 CZK) per person.
Uber is also an option when traveling from the airport to the centre and costs around £18. This is ideal if there’s a group of you but I found the bus really cheap and easy. Oh, and you can buy multi-day tickets too if you’re travelling around the city a lot!
Where are some of your favourite places to stay in Prague? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add them to this blog post!
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