Where to stay in ho chi minh city: best areas & hotels

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Vietnam"s largest city, once again called Saigon by locals, offers a wide range of accommodations lớn choose from. The central part of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is divided inlớn 19 districts. The best area khổng lồ stay for tourists is District 1, in the heart of the đô thị. Most tourist attractions and places of interest are here, as is the city"s central business district.

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Hotels in Vietnam have sầu very reasonable prices compared lớn other cities in Asia, so you may want lớn go for a luxury khách sạn, lượt thích the Park Hyatt or the sumptuous Reverie. Even budget accommodations, like the Hotel Equatorial, have sầu clean, stylish hotel rooms và amenities lượt thích a swimming pool, Búp Phê restaurant, và full fitness center. It"s in District 5, a good place lớn stay for tourists, as it includes Cholon, the city"s Chinatown neighborhood.

Families may want to lớn stay in the vibrant District 3, a historic area of Saigon now peppered with embassies & several of the city"s universities. Here, you can find serviced apartment accommodations like the Sherwood Residences, each with multiple bedrooms và their own kitchen. Couples looking for an old-school romantic stay in Saigon should check out the Hotel Des Arts Saigon MGallery with its luxurious Indochine-Francaise rooms complete with red clawfoot soaking tubs.

Plan your trip with our menu of the best areas & hotels lớn stay in Ho Chi Minc City.

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Where lớn Stay in Ho Chi Minh for Luxury

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Street at night in Ho Chi Minh


The InterContinental Saigon Hotel is a high-rise luxury hotel in the core of District 1. It"s located right next to one of the city"s must-see sites, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, which was constructed entirely from materials imported from France. There"s a small shopping mall inside the khách sạn (with a food court). Rooms are large và well-appointed with all the usual luxury amenities.

The InterContinental has a second tower, called the InterContinental Residences Saigon, which also offers khách sạn rooms. It"s an apartment building, so the units are quite large, with full kitchens. Prices are about 25 percent higher than the room prices in the khách sạn building.

The Reverie Saigon is Vietnam"s only thành viên of The Leading Hotels of the World group of luxury hotels. The opulent property takes up the top floors of the city"s iconic Times Square building in District 1.

The Italian style of the hotel is bold và almost over the top (think Vietnamese Versace or Dubai palace), but the rooms are lượt thích showrooms of the best in Italian kiến thiết. About 19 different top Italian suppliers are used, an example being leather couches made by the company that supplies Ferrari for its car interiors.

Each of the hotel"s sumptuous suites highlights the products of a different Italian firm. There"s a large và luxurious spa, which includes several pools và a fitness center. Like the InterContinental, The Reverie also has apartments, The Reverie Residence, & these larger units can be rented nightly as khách sạn rooms.


Where to Stay in Ho Chi Minch City: Mid-Range

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District 1 view


The highly-rated Pullman Saigon Centre delivers a rather luxurious experience at a mid-range price. The khách sạn (part of the giant Accor hotel company) is cđại bại lớn the vast Ben Thanh khô Market, a mandatory sightseeing stop for Saigon visitors.

Inside the large, modern rooms, there are luxury amenities lượt thích a rain shower and a 40-inch flat-screen HDTV that mirrors your phone or tablet. You also get không tính tiền high-tốc độ Wi-Fi, a large outdoor pool, and a nice-sized thể hình.

The hotel also boasts a full spa làm đẹp with a range of massages and beauty treatments. Although the khách sạn is in District 1, museums & other sightseeing require a car or other transportation.

The Rex Hotel is one of Saigon"s historic Art Deteo hotels, built in 1927 at the height of the French Colonial period. The hotel is most famous as the site of the American military command (and its daily press briefings) during the war between the two countries.

The Rex is a decent, mid-range option in a great location at the very core of District 1. The rooms are modern but can be a bit sparse. Accommodations are available as Deluxe pháo or Premium (bigger with more amenities) or as suites.

Two swimming pools và a café with sweeping views of the đô thị are found on the roof. There"s a full fitness center và even a tennis court.

If you"re looking for something modern & contemporary, the Fusion Suites Saigon is a great place to stay. The all-suite property focuses on wellness, separating it from most bland mid-range options. Products, food, và even the construction materials are all chosen carefully for their benefit to guests & their impact on the environment. There"s a very nice spa chăm sóc sức khỏe và làm đẹp with a range of healing treatments. One treatment is included in most room rates, as is a free breakfast.

Foodies and vegans will enjoy the hotel"s restaurant (with a take-away area) và a rooftop café, both serving extremely healthy, fresh local fare. Try to get one of the corner suites with two walls of windows. This part of District 1 is a great area lớn stay, as the khách sạn is very cchiến bại to lớn the Ben Thanh Market & a 10-minute ride away from attractions lượt thích the War Remnants Museum and the 19th-century Central Post Office.

With mid-range pricing yet luxury amenities, accommodations, & service, the Hotel Nikko Saigon is always a good place to stay in HCMC. The Hotel Nikko exudes the brand"s typical contemporary Japanese style, focused guest service, và luxury. Some rooms can be small, but are all beautifully designed, with high quality materials & finishes, making it feel lượt thích a much more expensive hotel.

Dining options include a French-inspired buffet, a Chinese and dyên sum buffet, and a lobby lounge. The Nikko is connected khổng lồ the city"s NOWZONE Fashion Mall, which has stores, places lớn eat, và a movie theater. When it"s time to lớn relax, work out, or be pampered, the Nikko has a spa làm đẹp, fitness center, và an outdoor swimming pool.


Where lớn Stay in Ho Chi Minh City on a Budget

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City Hall


The Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minc City is typical of the many corporate, budget hotels located throughout the đô thị. The Equatorial is centrally located in District 1, near the historic Saigon Post Office. Rooms have sầu air conditioning, a safe, and a large HDTV.

For that budget price, you also get a nice outdoor pool (with a separate kiddie pool), an Equinox Fitness Center with a sauna and jacuzzi tub, & miễn phí Wi-Fi. This budget khách sạn also has several dining options: a popular seafood restaurant, an all-day cafe, and a lobby lounge.

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An interesting budget choice is the Alcove Library Hotel, which is the best place to lớn stay in HCMC for avid readers. The boutique hotel really is a library, with walls of books in the pubic spaces. Guests are encouraged khổng lồ take the books khổng lồ their rooms khổng lồ read during their stay.

Rooms are basic, but very stylish và modern with nice touches lượt thích a rain shower, không tính tiền bottled water & snacks, and a satellite TV with HBO & Cinemax. Wi-Fi and breakfast are included, adding khổng lồ the value. The hotel is in the Phu Nhuan district, a good area lớn stay in the geographic center of Saigon, but requiring a car or bus to get lớn the tourist attractions in District 1 a few miles away.

Hotel L"Odeon is a small, inexpensive hotel with a caring, helpful staff and clean rooms. You get không tính tiền breakfast và không tính phí in-room Wi-Fi. Try lớn get a room with a balcony; the outdoor space is large & there"s a comfortable seating area out there too.

The khách sạn is in District 7, known as Phu My Hung, and requires a 20-minute ride into lớn District 1. Travelers should always remember that Saigon traffic can be horrendous & a 20-minute ride could take two hours. This area in HCMC is a bit quieter than other areas lớn stay & has more green space khổng lồ enjoy within walking distance.


Where lớn Stay in Ho Chi Minh City for Families

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Buu Long pagoda


The Sherwood Residence is in District 3 but offers large, spacious apartment units, with full kitchens and washer/dryers. These are a great place lớn stay for families traveling together, và cost about the same as a small hotel room in central Saigon.

There are one-, two- và even three-bedroom apartments available. The hotel has a miễn phí shuttle lớn five sầu different stops in District 1, leaving every hour. Kids will love the large pool & the large game room. Parents will love sầu that breakfast is included.

With family room options, the Park Hyatt Saigon is another kid-friendly choice in Ho Chi Minh City. This five-star hotel has an elegant French-colonial-era look about it. There are 254 rooms & suites, which are luxurious & contemporary in decor.

The area is a great place khổng lồ stay, right on Lam Son Square in District 1. It faces the Opera House and is within walking distance of many top đô thị attractions. Amenities at the Park Hyatt khách sạn include the relaxing Xuan Spage authority, which offers a range of treatments, a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, và a restaurant.


Where to lớn Stay in Ho Chi Minch City for Romance

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City view at dusk


The Hotel Des Arts Saigon MGallery is a boutique khách sạn perfect for romantic getaways. The public spaces và guest rooms are filled with art pieces, and the overall kiến thiết is colonial French Indochine. The rooms and suites have custom-crafted furniture in a beautiful Art Deteo style with Vietnamese influences. Premium Grvà Deluxe pháo rooms (và the suites) have sầu spa-like bathrooms with red clawfoot soaking tubs.

The khách sạn offers changing thắm thiết getaway packages that normally include round-trip airport transfers in their luxury car, a couples mát xa, amenities on arrival, breakfast in bed, và a late check-out. The location is also ikhuyễn mãi giảm giá, about a bloông xã from the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a popular tourist attraction in Saigon.

Another romantic option is Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spage authority. The hotel is on Le Tkhô hanh Ton Street, known as "Little Tokyo," in District 1. The boutique property has a Japanese onsen vibe, & the soundproof rooms và suites are done up in minimamenu elegant style. Bathrooms have sầu glass walls & a jetted soaking tub.

Amenities on-site include a stylish rooftop swimming pool and hot tub, free breakfast buffet in the restaurant (after breakfast it serves sushi), & a spa làm đẹp with a variety of Vietnamese and Japanese treatments. One other plus lớn staying here is the hotel is near Tan Son Nhat International Airport, & airport transportation is offered.


If you want accommodations near Saigon"s Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN), the ibis Saigon Airport hotel is a great place to lớn stay. It"s so close khổng lồ SGN that if you"re traveling light, you can walk there. The surprisingly modern và inexpensive sầu hotel has a lot of amenities. Rooms and mini-suites are available, as are one- and two-bedroom serviced apartments for long-term stays. The kiến thiết is very clean and modern, with IKEA-like furniture.

Travelers arriving very early or very late will enjoy the hotel"s 24-hour room service or its café, also open 24 hours a day. There is a rooftop infinity pool khổng lồ enjoy, along with a fitness center complete with a steam room & sauna. The hotel offers không lấy phí airport pickup & has a day rate if you have a long layover and want to nap.

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Another great place to stay near SGN airport is the Holiday Inn và Suites Saigon Airport, an IHG khách sạn. The newly opened hotel is the first Holiday Inn in Vietphái nam & is about 10 minutes from the airport. Some rooms face the interior courtyard; ask for a room that faces the đô thị skyline. Room design is very modern, colorful, and contemporary but basic. Suites are also available with large kitchenettes.

There"s a không tính phí airport shuttle, không lấy phí Wi-Fi (for IHG Rewards members), & miễn phí bottled water and coffee. The khách sạn is a great place to stay for families, as kids stay & eat free. There are two dining options: a lobby deli café & an Italo-Vietnamese restaurant called MANJA MANJA, which serves both Italian & Vietnamese specialties. For fun, there"s a big outdoor swimming pool and a large well-equipped fitness center