The Best Hotels in Hoi An

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Updated: June 12, 2024
By Santorini Dave

Our Favorite Hotels in Hoi An

• 5-star: Hotel Royal
• 4-star: Laluna
• 3-star: Riverside White House
• New: Delicacy
• Boutique: Little Riverside
• Cheap: Red Flower
• For families: Victoria
• Couples: Little Riverside
• Pool: Emerald

Hoi An Hotels – My Advice

  • The main attraction in Hoi An is the Old Town, but there are very few hotels there. Mid-range boutique-style hotels cram the outer edges of the Old Town, mainly to the south and west and within walking distance.
  • Many boutique hotels just outside Old Town along its southern edge boast “river views” of the narrow offshoot of the Thu Bon River. Quieter and cheaper hotels are being built along the main stretch of the Thu Bon River, which is far more impressive and still only a 10-minute walk from Old Town.
  • Some people stay at the beaches within 5 to 7km of the Old Town, which are easily accessible by taxi or even bicycle with recent improvements to the roads. These beaches are Cua Dia (the most developed, with a patchy beach), An Bang (a little further away from Hoi An), and Hidden Beach (quieter but not as accessible as the others).
  • It’s also popular to day-trip from Danang, a city with better facilities and a glorious beach.
  • There are ticketed entrance gates on the main road into the Old Town from the west and at the bridges from the south. The money goes to preserving the town and temples. You can pay once (around $7) and gain entry into various Old Town historical sites for the duration of your stay. However, it’s sporadically enforced, and many people get by without paying.
  • Danang (30km away) has the nearest airport and train station. It’s easy to reach by tourist minibus; buy tickets from travel agencies around the Old Town. Otherwise, take a taxi.
  • Hoi An is well-connected to Hue and elsewhere by comfortable tourist buses and minibuses.
  • There are many well-stocked minimarts in Hoi An, but for malls head to Danang. Hand crafted items are a specialty around the Old Town but bargain hard.

The 9 Best Hotels in Hoi An

1. Laluna Riverside

A white bed with silk pillows and a dark wood headboard with a gold circle.
Hotel phone: +84 235 3666 678
Luxury hotel west of the Old Town facing the river and An Hoi Island. The rooms are a mix of classic and modern styles with patterned tiled floors, dark wood, white walls, and gold accents. The outdoor swimming pool offers a floating breakfast, and the lights in the smaller indoor pool are especially lovely for a night swim. There’s also a gym. The spa offers healing stone, Swedish, deep tissue, Thai, and Shiatsu massage, facial and body treatments, and special packages for children. Moon River restaurant offers excellent views of the River and serves Vietnamese, Asian, and international cuisine. The Pool Bar serves an a la carte menu with drinks, cocktails, and happy hour. Through a cooking class, attendees go to the market to shop for ingredients and return to make an authentic Vietnamese meal. If coming or going to the Airport, the hotel offers private transport for a fee with a range of vehicle options from a car to a passenger van.
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2. Hotel Royal

A plush purple bed in a large hotel room.
Hotel phone: +84 235 3950 777
Riverside convenience west of Old Town. The seven-story European-style hotel in ancient Hoi An seems incongruous, but its riverside setting is perfect. All balconies at the front are angled to ensure maximum river views. Standard rooms are undersized; better are the Royal Deluxe, which features dark wooden flooring, an elegant desk, and a curved sofa facing the balcony. Even the bathtub has fine views of the river below. Suites are even more opulent. The courtyard pool features Mediterranean tile work and lounge chairs that seem to float in the shallow end. There’s a rooftop pool, as well. With an edge-of-the-city feel, the Royal Hoi An is squeezed between two quiet streets only a three-minute walk from the Old Town.
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3. Victoria

A tan sand beach with an umbrella shading a chair on a hill.
Hotel phone: +84 235 3927 040
Family-friendly beachfront resort at Cua Dai Beach. The Victoria faces the riverside road and backs into a rocky shoreline at Cua Dai Beach, about six kilometers from Hoi An by taxi. It’s beautifully presented, with a pagoda-style entrance, swinging lanterns along a village-like path, and gardens of fish ponds and lilies. All rooms are in low-level blocks, some semi-detached and others offering genuine ocean views. Garden View Rooms have wide floor-to-ceiling windows facing extensive palm-fringed lawns and a gorgeous bathroom with a tub. Some even offer glimpses of the sea. Perfect palms line the splendid square pool, and several other resorts share a broad sandy bay. It caters moderately well to families, with a playground, games room, tennis courts, and water sports counter.
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4. Wyndham Garden

Hotel phone: +84 235 3751 888
Luxury hotel on the Cua Dai Beach peninsula between the ocean and the river. This hotel is an excellent choice for families with family suites and rooms offering bunk beds. Enjoy ocean or river views from balconies and the best view from the Deluxe Rooftop Room with Riverside View and Balcony. Modern rooms have patterned tiled floors, dark wood, and colorful accents. There’s a large outdoor pool with towels, lounge chairs, a bar, and a shallow section for kids. Across the street is Silk Beach Club, or there’s the beach with chairs for rent. The fitness center is a good size, and there’s a sauna. Ocean all-day restaurant serves Vietnamese and Western cuisine. The hotel also offers babysitting services, airport shuttle, and bicycle rental.
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5. Lantana Riverside

Hotel phone: +84 903 948 777
East of the Old Town on the river with views. Bright, colorful rooms feature charming patterned tile floors and private balconies that provide city or river views. For those needing extra space, there are executive and family suites. The hotel features a stunning wading pool with cabanas, a small fitness center, and complimentary bike rentals. Getting to and from Old Town is a breeze with the hotel’s free shuttle bus service. For added convenience, there’s an on-call doctor and babysitting services available. Lantana’s Restaurant & Bar serves a delightful mix of international and local cuisine and even offers cooking classes for guests. At Laelia Spa, there’s a variety of massages, including hot stone, foot, Thai, bamboo, and more. It’s conveniently located and just a 15-minute walk from the Old Town.
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6. Allegro

Hotel phone: +84 235 3529 999
North of the Old Town with city views. The hotel offers vibrant rooms adorned with Vietnamese accents and private balconies with city views. For those needing more space, there are two-bedroom, two-bath connecting suites. Guests can savor traditional dishes at Melody Fine Dining, which also hosts cooking classes, or enjoy a refreshing drink at the pool bar. The hotel features a large swimming pool with sun loungers, a mini golf course on the grounds, and the Ozone Spa, which provides Thai body massages, a sauna, and a steam bath. Additionally, there’s a fitness center and babysitting services available. There are free bike rentals and a complimentary shuttle bus to Old Town and An Bang Beach. The hotel is conveniently close to the Night Market and the Museum of Folklore.
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7. Royal Riverside

Hotel phone: +84 235 3666 979
Luxury hotel West of the Old Town along Hoai River. The vibrant rooms feature patterned tile floors and private balconies with city or river views. The small, partially-covered swimming pool is perfect for relaxation, with lounge chairs both in the sun and within the pool. For dining, the Silver Riverside Restaurant serves Vietnamese and international cuisines, while the Royal Riverside Bar and Café offers cocktails, drinks, and light bites. The Royal Spa offers traditional massages, skin treatments, flower baths, a sauna, a steam room, and hot tubs. Guests can enjoy the convenience of an on-call doctor and babysitting services. The hotel also offers free bike rentals. It’s less than a mile from the Museum of Folk Culture and the Hoi An Historic Museum.
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8. Anantara

A chair on a swing sits on a balcony next to a river.
Hotel phone: +84 235 3914 555
World-class elegance east of Old Town. This graceful 1920s-style hotel is well-located in the quieter eastern end of the Old Town, surrounded by a classier selection of shops and riverside cafés than where the bus congregates to the west. Split-level rooms and suites in the two- and three-level blocks are similar inside, with the main difference being views of the river, gardens, or pool. Deluxe River View Rooms feature a divine sofa on the porch, elegant Colonial-style décor, a sunken lounge room, and a massive bathroom with a tub. Some suites are even more spacious, with superb river views (soon to be spoiled by an island hotel). Other attractions include the lengthy tiled terraces, immaculate gardens, delightful riverside courtyard pool, and the open-air library/kids’ activities area.
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9. Hoi An Beach Resort

A pool next to a river.
Hotel phone: +84 235 3927 040
Family-friendly, with beach and river access in Cua Dai. The resort is on the peninsula between the beach road and the river, six kilometers from Old Town. Rooms are in classy two-level buildings. Newer Superior Rooms are less appealing, facing the conference hall, so go for one of the Deluxe Rooms, which feature lovely floorboards and large balconies. While a few rooms do face the impressive river, most overlook gardens. It’s not on the river; it’s across the street, but there are great river views, two pools, and a delightful breakfast café. The public beach across the road is fairly uninviting, but the hotel’s kids’ club, games room, and activities make it ideal for families. Improved roads make Old Town easy enough to reach by bicycle.
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