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Historic Hotels & Resorts in Vienna

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There are many things to love about Vienna. Home to great restaurants, a thriving arts scene, and plenty of outdoor spaces, there are truly an unlimited number of ways to enjoy your holiday. In addition to its modern-day marvels, Vienna is also known for its rich history. Choose to immerse yourself in local life firsthand by booking your stay at one of the best historic hotels in Vienna.

Historic accommodation in Vienna will lend an air of glamour to your stay. As you stroll through the lobby, notice the refined lighting fixtures and intricate floor detailing that have been preserved over the years. The elegant amenities extend to your room, where you may enjoy vintage styling and opulent touches that make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. After taking the time to unpack and relax in your room, venture out into the streets of Vienna to explore the many landmarks and museums that also bring you back to yesteryear.

Whether you spend your time brushing up on local lore or simply want to experience the stately atmosphere of a Vienna historic hotel, we’ve got you covered. We have an array of properties offering the amenities and vintage vibes you crave, and that are well-suited for both solo travel and for meeting the needs of you and your entire travel party. Boasting contemporary luxuries as well as well-preserved pieces of history, we have Vienna accommodation in a historic setting that will make your next holiday one for the books.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect on my historical trip to Vienna?
The rich history of Vienna is well known so be sure to visit the cathedral, especially if you love history. And while you’re here, you can check out the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums.
What's the best accommodation in Vienna that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien is a top 4.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a full-service spa and a restaurant. Hofburg Imperial Palace is a short walk away. A couple of other options near historic sites include Hotel Austria and Hotel de France.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in Vienna?
Vienna is home to 2343 hotels and other accommodation options bookable on Expedia, including 486 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Vienna?
Vienna is notable for its a cathedral and monuments, and landmarks include Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna State Opera and Belvedere. Known for its museums and art, cultural venues include Stephansplatz, Albertina and Museum of Natural History. Other popular sights include Spanish Riding School and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
What is a historic hotel like in Vienna?
Guests who choose historic hotels have the opportunity to stay in a building recognised with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in Vienna often retain original characteristics like traditional architecture and period features in guestrooms or communal spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
The two are similar. “Historic hotel” is a term often used in the US, while you’ll often hear “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to put more importance on the physical building and architecture. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the cultural value and how it inspired the surrounding community.
Do historic hotels in Vienna have modern facilities?
Yes, every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Visitors can expect the amenities from a contemporary hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, and updated bathroom facilities. When you book a historic hotel in Vienna, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing a place that’s rundown or uncomfortable for guests.

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