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10 Best Hotels in Istanbul

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
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34.46 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (195 reviews)

"During a very stressful time this hotel provided a clean and friendly safe haven. Staff were very helpful amid increasing unsure time of major flight cancellations and flight restrictions."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
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34.46 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (135 reviews)

"Hotel within the airport, convenient clean and unique rooms."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
5 out of 5
Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
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AU$161
per night
14 Apr. - 15 Apr.
5.59 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,005 reviews)

"Great stay, Aysel from guest relations was super helpful and professional"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
Mercure Istanbul Taksim
4 out of 5
Omer Avni Mah Inonu Caddesi, No 42 Gumussuyu Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
AU$136
per night
3 May - 4 May
3.43 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (532 reviews)

"Pleasant front of house staff, super room cleaner very pleasant would leave me little extras, looked after me well. Typical type of business hotel for business people, few minutes walk from Taksim square but on a very steep hill, bit of a climb to get into town."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Mercure Istanbul Taksim
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
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AU$315
per night
3 May - 4 May
4.06 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,244 reviews)

"View is good but you should close the curtains for neighbors. 😞"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Raffles Istanbul
5 out of 5
Zorlu Center, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
AU$766
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
7.37 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (150 reviews)

"I thank you for celebrating my birthday with a special kind of rememberable gift and a great Stay in Raffles Hotel it was amazing to celebrate with them."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Raffles Istanbul
Titanic Business Golden Horn
5 out of 5
Yenidoğan mah. Erciyes Sokak No:7, Bayrampasa, Istanbul
AU$92
per night
2 May - 3 May
6.78 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Great hotel friendly staff nothing to much trouble"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Titanic Business Golden Horn
Rixos Pera Istanbul
5 out of 5
Kamerhatun Mah.Mesrutiyet Cad.No 44, Tepebasi Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul
AU$193
per night
3 May - 4 May
2.86 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (840 reviews)

"The amazing view from the roof top restaurant and the excellent breakfast. Location is also unique."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Rixos Pera Istanbul
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
5 out of 5
Orta Mahalle, Anit Sokak: No: 1, Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Istanbul
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AU$85
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28 Apr. - 29 Apr.
5.22 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (575 reviews)

"Thae down of the property that it’s located in an industrial area..but inside the property in pristine"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
5 out of 5
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Sisli, Istanbul
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3.8 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (916 reviews)

"I would recommend it, is good hotel and good location"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Grand Hyatt Istanbul
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Visiting Istanbul

History buffs will enjoy exploring Istanbul, and visitors give high marks for the abundant cafés, shopping, and fascinating museums. This city also attracts tourists with its cathedral, restaurants, and architecture. Top sights in the city include Mall of Istanbul, Mixer, and Suleymaniye Mosque.

  • There are 2294 hotels and other accommodations in Istanbul
  • The closest major airport is in Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) 18.7 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) 47.4 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Istanbul

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Mixer, Hagia Sophia, and Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Families come for attractions such as TurkuaZoo, Vialand, and Miniaturk. Its historic sites and cathedral are notable and landmarks include Suleymaniye Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern.

In Istanbul, there are 2294 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday getaway. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hammamhane - With a stay at this aparthotel in Istanbul City Center, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with an in-room kitchenette. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this hotel. This 5-star hotel in Old City features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Raffles Istanbul - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Besiktas can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 2 restaurants, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and proximity to shopping.

Other favorite sights in Istanbul include Mall of Istanbul, Hippodrome, and Blue Mosque.

Getting Around Istanbul

With so many ways to get around, seeing Istanbul is a breeze. Nearby metro stations include Mescid-i Selam Station, Cebeci Station, and Sultanciftligi Station. If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Istanbul Halkali Station, Istanbul Kanarya Station, or Istanbul Soguksu Station.

Dressing for Istanbul

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 56°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 36°F
  • From April to June, the average is 78°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 81°F during the day and 57°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 70°F as the daytime average and 38°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Istanbul is 32.09 inches
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 79°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 37°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Istanbul?
Hotel DeCamondo is a favourite with Expedia customers. This hotel is steps from Galata Tower, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Witt Istanbul Hotel and Tomtom Suites as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Istanbul, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Istanbul.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Istanbul?
Based on reviews, Hotel Amira Istanbul is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Arven Boutique Hotel and Dosso Dossi Hotels & Spa Downtown.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Istanbul?
Rixos Pera Istanbul is a top 5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 3 restaurants and laundry facilities. Other good options for your stay with the children include Sirkeci Mansion and Basileus Hotel. Also, attractions such as Isfanbul Theme Park and Miniaturk are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Istanbul?
Sumahan on the Water - Special Class is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features late-night room service and an al fresco restaurant. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Deluxe Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel and Levni Hotel & Spa.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Istanbul?
Agva Masal Evi is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Airport Best Hotel and Antea Hotel - Special Class.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Istanbul?
Hotel DeCamondo is a top 4-star beach hotel with free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options for your beach trip include Bakirkoy Tashan Business & Airport Hotel and Istanbul Dedem Hotel 1. Head to Florya Beach or Kilyos Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Istanbul?
Rixos Pera Istanbul is a 5-star hotel with 3 restaurants and 3 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Pera Palace Hotel and Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Istanbul?
Gezi Hotel Bosphorus - Boutique Class is a favourite 5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features an ocean-view restaurant and a bar. Georges Hotel Galata and Tomtom Suites are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Istanbul?
Art Deco Suites Istanbul is a hotel featuring free breakfast and in-room kitchenettes, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Another good option is Kemer Country Hotel if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Istanbul Golf Club during your trip.
What's the best accommodation in Istanbul to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Pera Palace Hotel is a top 5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class and GLK PREMIER Sea Mansion Suites & Spa. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Square and Blue Mosque.
How is it to stay in Istanbul?
History buffs will enjoy exploring Istanbul, and visitors give high marks for the abundant cafes, shopping and fascinating museums. This city also attracts tourists with its cathedrals, restaurants and architecture. Top sights in the city include Blue Mosque, Taksim Square and Hagia Sophia. In Istanbul, there are 3908 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

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