One of the country’s most charming cities, deciding where to stay in Lisbon on your journey can be difficult. It’s perfect whether you’re sitting in sunny plazas admiring the view over bacalao, or walking cobbled alleyways to treasures. It’s also close to a number of fascinating historical sites, including Fátima and its religious history. Lisbon has an energy that’s difficult to shake off. Throw in 290 days of sunshine a year, and you’re sure to have a great time in the Portuguese capital. We’ve curated a list of the best things to do near Lisbon if you can’t make up your mind! Check out our favorite hotels below, or our full list of hotels in Lisbon for more choices.
Where to Stay in Baixa
Roughly in the center of Lisbon, Baixa was rebuilt after the great earthquake of 1755 left it rubble and hasn’t looked back since. A lively district with more than its fair share of attractions, as a visitor you’re likely to be spending much of your time here, so it makes sense of find a hotel in or around Baixa too.
1908 Lisboa Hotel
Named after the year of its construction, the stone façade of the award-winning four-star 1908 Lisboa Hotel is as elegant today as it was one hundred years ago. Fully renovated within, its interior pulses with art nouveau style, and each bedroom boasts a Juliet balcony and double-height windows. Breakfast is included in the room rate, as is the chance to explore the hotel’s small gallery, or enjoy the ambiance of its bar. You can find this hotel in many selected Portugal packages.
Largo do Intendente Pina Manique 6, Arroios, Lisbon
As Janelas Verdes
A short stroll from the Tagus and the Museum of Ancient Art, As Janelas Verdes is a boutique hotel set firmly in the traditions of Portuguese hospitality and décor. Dating back to the eighteenth century, its charming public spaces lead to an inner courtyard where guests are able to enjoy breakfast in the summer months, while a balcony terrace and library with comfortable seating is free to use all the year round. Read more about As Janelas Verdes.
Rua Janelas Verdes 47, Estrela, Lisbon
H10 Duque de Loulé
Impressively close to the center of Lisbon, H10 Duque de Loulé has its origins in an eighteenth-century town house that has been converted into bright rooms of blue and white that blend traditional Portuguese crafts with modern furnishings. An outdoor terrace faces out over the Tagus, while the bar provides an alternative space in which to relax. Check out H10 Duque de Loulé.
Avenida Duque de Loulé 81-83, Santo Antonio, Lisbon
Hotel Lisboa Plaza
The family-run Hotel Lisboa Plaza has an excellent location within minutes of a number of sights and transport connections, while having the ambiance of a private home. In addition to rooms decorated in a traditional regional style with stone bathrooms and solid wood furniture, guests are able to make use of a large lounge, outdoor terrace, fitness center, and library complete with open fire. See more about Hotel Lisboa Plaza.
Travessa Salitre / Avenida Liberdade, Santo Antonio, Lisbon
The Lumiares Hotel & Spa
Looking towards São Jorge Castle from one side and the Tagus from the other is this luxury hotel. The Lumiares Hotel & Spa offers crisp modern interiors with added splashes of color that have been created alongside local artists and brands, including street artist Maser, who’s rapidly making a name for himself in the art world. Its rooms come complete with small kitchenette, while the hotel also has a spa and 24-hour gym. See more of The Lumiares Hotel & Spa.
Rua do Diario de Noticias 142, Misericordia, Lisbon
The Vintage Hotel & Spa
The Vintage Hotel & Spa is located close to one of Lisbon’s most important thoroughfares, Avenida da Liberdade, in an impressive multistory building with sleek mid-century interior design. Rooms come with a seating area and complimentary snacks throughout the day, while shared facilities include an indoor pool and spa with treatment rooms. Check out The Vintage Hotel & Spa.
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 2, Santo Antonio, Lisbon
Where to Stay in Alfama
Bordering Baixa to the east, Alfama is home to São Jorge Castle. Perhaps the most atmospheric of all Lisbon’s neighborhoods, it was among the fishermen of Alfama that Fado developed. Largely surviving the earthquake that destroyed Baixa, many of Lisbon’s oldest streets and best things to do can be found here. Many tours of Lisbon pass through the district.
Memmo Alfama Hotel Lisboa
Exquisite views of the city combine with pared back modern design at Memmo Alfama. This hotel is only five minutes away from São Jorge Castle and the shimmering waters of the Tagus. Guests can make use of the outdoor pool and terrace before heading out to enjoy a romantic evening of Fado music alongside authentic Portuguese cuisine. To ensure guests get the most out of their stay, they also offer a complimentary walking tour. See more Memmo Alfama.
Travessa das Merceeiras 27, Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon
Solar do Castelo
Inside the walls of São Jorge Castle within a two hundred year old mansion liberally decorated with traditional painted tiles, Solar do Castelo certainly doesn’t compromise on location. Nor does it compromise on its green credentials with this eco-hotel doing all it can to limit its impact on the environment. However, this doesn’t prevent guests from enjoying its classic modern interior design, nor the original features on display. Check here for more about Solar do Castelo Hotel.
Rua das Cozinhas 2 (ao Castelo), Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon
Where to Stay in Belém
West of Baixa, Belém is a relaxed neighborhood dotted with small areas of parkland and a string of good seafood restaurants along the riverfront. When it comes to landmarks, visitors to Belém should check out the sixteenth-century Belém Tower and Discoveries Monument. This insider tour shows you all the highlights. Stop at a Pastéis de Belém, home of the Portuguese custard tart.
Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
Located within an ultra-contemporary low-slung building running along the waterfront between the Torre de Belem and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Altis Belém Hotel & Spa doesn’t disappoint. From its spacious and airy rooms with panoramic views across the River Tagus to its Michelin-starred restaurant and excellent spa facilities, this is how hotels should be. See more about Altis Belém Hotel & Spa.
Doca do Bom Sucesso, Belem, Lisbon
Pestana Palace Lisboa
A former palace as its name suggests, the mint green, perfectly-symmetrical edifice of Pestana Palace Lisboa appears from its attractive gardens with breathtaking effect. Elegantly furnished throughout as befits such a space, guests are also welcome to use either of the two swimming pools, sauna, and wellness center. Check out Pestana Palace Lisboa for more.
Rua Jau 54, Alcântara, Lisbon
Choosing Where to Stay in Lisbon
Lisbon offers a great selection of hotels and accommodation options with different areas of the city providing a truly different experience. Explore the city through our travel guide, or dive into its culture with our design guide. Our selection of Lisbon hotels includes a range of properties and there is something for everybody visiting Portugal.