Vienna hotel location
If you fancy a luxury hotel in Vienna, look in the Innere Stadt - based there you'd be just steps away from city's major sites as well as many great restaurants, bars and music halls. You can also find a number of mid-range hotels in the Innere Stadt, therefore the place is highly popular among tourists and definitely requires a reservation ahead of time. You'll find quite a few cheap deals on Kartner Strasse, Graben and Kohlmarkt as well as in Jewish Quarter which also has upscale midrange hotels.
Ringstrasse is the home to the most top-notch Vienna hotels - Grand, the Bristol and Imperial. The Gurtel offers wide ranging options - from cheap pensions to mid-range hotels, and unlike Innere Stadt it's not so crowded with tourists, so it's easier to get a room there for a lower price and major sites are still within easy reach. If you choose a hotel in the residential suburbs outside the Gurtel, you will be far from the buzzing central Vienna, but, on the other hand, you'll be among the real Viennese. You'll also be closer to Vienna's attractions such as Wienerwald (Vienna Woods) and Lainzer Tiegarten.
Vienna accommodation styles
Unless you prefer luxury accommodation, you will mostly have to choose between mid-range and budget hotels and Pensionen. The hotels are usually bigger than Pensionen, offering a better range of amenities such as parking and restaurants, as well as room service and laundry. Pensionen are often located in apartment houses with larger rooms and more personalized treatment.
Budget Vienna hotels will charge you less than 80 euros a night, a decent double room in a Pension will usually cost you 100 to 150 euros and midrange hotels are from 80 to 200 euros. A top-end hotel can cost anything above that price - there is no limit for luxury in Vienna. Breakfast is usually included in the room rate, but be ready to pay extra for parking - from Euro 6 for 24 hours.
Booking a hotel in Vienna
Low season in Vienna starts in November and ends in March, with the exception of Christmas and New Year's Eve. July and August are also quiet in Vienna, because Austrians tend to go on vacations during these months, instead the tourists take over the city, so don't expect discount at this time. The rest of the year is high season so it's especially important to book well in advance.
Booking for Vienna hotels online is a great way to save time and money and plan your trip at ease. Not only you will enjoy the special online discounts, but also you'll be able to choose from an impressive hotel database, allowing you to make the best choice with the minimum of your time.