Where to Stay in Hoi An

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Updated: May 24, 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

Colorful small wooden boats sit on a clay shore next to a green river.

View of An Hoi Island from the boat terminal at the Central Market in the eastern part of the Old Town.

The Best Areas to Stay in Hoi An

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UNESCO recognizes the remarkable riverside town of Hoi An for its historic importance as an international trading port and is now one of Vietnam’s premier tourist destinations. There are no accommodations in the Old Town, but plenty of hotels are nearby, and each area is different. Would you like to stay in a high-rise hotel facing the river or a tranquil yet lively area near the market? Maybe, think about somewhere with a rural or village vibe? Perhaps you can stay overnight at a beach within a bicycle ride from the Old Town or even in a city that is only 30 minutes by taxi?

The overwhelming attraction is the Old Town, a stunning collection of beautifully restored buildings (but no hotels due to regulations). Within a delightful stroll of the river and attractions is the area immediately north of the Old Town, where the busy main streets are crammed with facilities as much for locals as tourists. Some of Vietnam’s finest boutique hotels are just east of the Old Town. This area is quieter than the north, except around the pulsating market and boat terminal. Overlooking the river just west of the Old Town are some grander hotels, including high-rises offering superb views from rooms and rooftop bars open to the public.

South of the Old Town is a tiny island called An Hoi. Laneways barely wide enough to push a motorbike provide a loveable village vibe, and areas in the south are spacious enough for resorts. Also conveniently attached to the Old Town by a vehicle bridge is Cam Nam Island,
which is quieter, cheaper, and more rural than the rest of Hoi An.

Some visitors seek the best of both worlds: enjoy Hoi An during the day and stay at a pleasant beach nearby. Less than 6km from the Old Town, Cau Dai and An Bang beaches are easily accessible by taxi, motorbike, or bicycle.

Danang is Vietnam’s third-largest city, and a day trip to Hoi An is about 25 km to the Old Town and connected by taxi, public bus, or tourist shuttle bus. Danang offers far more facilities than Hoi An, including the regional airport, train station, and countless resorts along one of Vietnam’s premier beaches.

Getting Around Hoi An

A bright green taxi van drives on a street outside the Old Town.

Old Town is for pedestrians only, so taxis congregate in several areas just east and north of the Old Town.

Although Hoi An is comparatively small, mass tourism has ensured that transport is quite good, but the nearest airport and major train station are in Danang, about 30km away. Vehicles aren’t allowed into the Old Town. Taxis congregate outside the Museum of History and Culture (more officially known as the Hoi An Cultural Heritage Reservation Management Center) north of the Old Town and at the eastern end of Nguyễn Thái Học street just north of the market. The good news is that they use meters. Book private cars through your hotel or with a travel agency for day trips to My Son, Ba Na Hill Station, or Danang.

People sit and wait in the seat of cycle rickshaws.

Large groups can organize their own cycle-rickshaw convoys around the Old Town.

Cycle-rickshaws are not as common as probably imagined, but a few hang around major attractions, upscale hotels, and at the taxi ranks mentioned above. The open-air and electric-powered taxi/shuttle bus service is fun and ideal for a group – book online.

Safety in Hoi An

Hoi An is generally safe, but take the usual precautions – especially around crowded streets and markets where opportunistic petty crimes like bag-snatching and pick-pocketing are not uncommon.

The real danger is simply crossing the street, so take much more caution than you would at home and make two assumptions: everyone ignores road rules, and pedestrians have absolutely no rights. However, traffic is not nearly as manic as in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, although still somewhat chaotic in Danang, Vietnam’s third-largest city.

The Best Places to Stay in Hoi An

A gold painted ornate railing overlooks a green river and colorful houses.

Our balcony facing the river at Hotel Royal provided excellent views of An Hoi island.

Best Areas in Hoi An for…

  • Best Areas in Hoi An for First-Time Visitors: Cau Dai and An Bang Beaches

    A couple sits in lounge chairs on the sand by the ocean.

    An Bang beach where we rented umbrellas and lounge chairs. Find them in the area past the T-junction on the main road from Hoi An.

    Although Hoi An has fewer crowds, noise, and traffic than other major tourist destinations across Vietnam, the areas outside the Old Town, where most visitors stay, can be unnerving. The central regions of Hoi An also have floods and a lack of sidewalks. This can be easily avoided by staying at either of these two enjoyable beach areas less than 6km from the Old Town.

    A woman on a bike rides into yellow-brown flood waters.

    We got wet navigating the flood waters while crossing the pedestrian bridge to the Old Town.

  • Best Area in Hoi An for Sightseeing: Old Town
    Most visitors want to spend as much time as possible exploring the Old Town and Hoi An’s major attractions. Colorful temples, fascinating museums, antiquated assembly halls, and seemingly endless places to eat, drink, and shop jam the Vehicle-free streets and narrow alleyways. Once accessible by sea, this ancient port is now a living museum and should be explored over several days at different times by foot, bicycle, or, perhaps, organized tour (see later). Spend hours strolling along pencil-thin lanes, relish a meal or drink at a riverfront café, and visit the incredible Central Market (see later) next to the terminal for chartered boat trips along the network of rivers.
  • Best Area in Hoi An for History: Old Town
    A yellow sign reads, "Museum of Folklore in Hoi An."

    Our trip to the delightful Museum of Folklore (Culture) found it worth visiting for its historical context. It’s also located in a charming restored building in the Old Town.

    From the 16th to 19th centuries, the thriving commercial port once known as Faifo was easily accessible by traders from as far as Japan, China, and Europe. Mostly unaffected by the Vietnam/American War. Some of Old Town’s Historical attractions include the photogenic Japanese Covered Bridge, numerous Chinese temples, and many French colonial homes and workshops, which are now beautifully renovated and converted into boutiques and restaurants. Museums worth visiting within the Old Town include the Museum of Folklore (Culture) and the Museum of Sa Huynh Culture. It’s also worth a short walk north of the Old Town to the Museum of History and Culture (more officially known as the Hoi An Cultural Heritage Reservation Management Center). History buffs may want to book a walking tour where a local can explain history that is not written in guidebooks or shown on plaques.
  • Best Areas in Hoi An for Families: An Hoi Island, and Cau Dai and An Bang Beaches
    Hoi An is an ideal destination for families because it’s comparatively small and has much to do. There are a handful of resort-style hotels in the southern part of An Hoi island, such as Emerald Riverside Resort and Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa. Otherwise, families should consider staying at Cau Dai or An Bang beaches less than 6km from the Old Town. Resorts there offer spacious gardens, huge outdoor pools, special family accommodations, and, sometimes, package deals for those traveling with children.
  • Best Area in Hoi An for a Romantic Holiday: East of the Old Town
    Small boats lit with lanterns at night sit waiting for guests to ride.

    Between the Old Town and An Hoi Island, charter an after-dark boat ride for a romantic cruise along the rivers around Hoi An.

    The Old Town is historic, charismatic, and packed with quaint boutiques and riverfront cafés. Maybe take a trip along the river after dark on a boat laden with lanterns, enjoy sophisticated dining at an upper-floor restaurant at a hotel just west of the Old Town, stroll around the lively Night Market on An Hoi Island, or people-watch from a waterfront café in the Old Town. Within walking distance of all the attractions and amenities within the Old Town, but far quieter than other inner regions, is the area just east of the Old Town. Some of Vietnam’s most gorgeous boutique-style hotels are located there, many offering extensive river views and spacious gardens not possible elsewhere in Hoi An.
  • Best Area near Hoi An for Beaches: Danang
    Thatched umbrellas shade lounge chairs on a beach with palm trees.

    Lounge chairs on Danang.

    Cau Dai and An Bang are enjoyable beach areas less than 6km from the Old Town. While both have recently improved after years of neglect and erosion, the sand is rough, and there is little shade and few seats and umbrellas to rent. The upside is that the beaches are underdeveloped and ideal for long walks, and there is a decent range of places to eat, drink, and stay. However, the beach at Danang, about 25km from the Old Town, is a standout. The coastline between Hoi An and Danang, which includes China Beach (made famous from TV series and movies about the Vietnam/American War), is primarily white sand with fluttering palms and thatched umbrellas and feels like a classic tropical beach holiday.
  • Best Areas in Hoi An for Views: West of the Old Town and the Beaches
    Fabulous views of the Old Town and river can be enjoyed from several high-rise hotels just west of the Old Town such as Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel & Spa and the prominent Hotel Royal with Hoi An’s highest rooftop bar. Glorious panoramas of the South China Sea and Cham Islands are offered at resorts and even from some modest hotels at Cau Dai and An Bang beaches, both less than 6km from the Old Town. Cau Dai has the advantage of a river (more of a backwater) only about 200m from the ocean, so some hotels offer river views. Facing both the river and sea are Hoi An Beach Resort and Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort.
  • Best Area in Hoi An for Peace and Quiet: East of the Old Town
    A red, white, blue, and yellow boat rides along the light green river waters.

    Boat trips are popular along the extensive network of rivers in and around Hoi An.

    Streets east of Old Town are devoid of traffic, and many buildings are also painted a mustard color like Old Town. Cafés and shops are laidback and quietly distant from the crowds. Some hotels face the river—and all are close to the terminal for chartered boat trips along the network of rivers. Yet all of this tranquility is still within a 10-15-minute stroll of the numerous attractions and amenities within the bustling Old Town.
  • Best Areas in Hoi An for Vibe and Culture: An Hoi and Cam Nam Islands
    For a slice of real Vietnam, visit these two areas. An Hoi Island across the pedestrian bridge is touristy in parts (especially the Night Market), but the crisscross of laneways provides an endearing and genuine village vibe. For a loveable rural ambiance, walk or cycle around the nearby island of Cam Nam. Most facilities on Cam Nam, including riverfront cafés, are designed more for locals than tourists although visitors are always welcome. And, of course, the Central Market is a pulsating hive of activity.
  • Best Areas in Hoi An for Markets: Old Town and An Hoi Island
    Dishes of food sit behind glass at a food stall at a Market.

    Authentic Vietnamese food at a stall in the Central Market.

    The sprawling Central Market in the eastern part of the Old Town is almost entirely used by locals and is truly authentic. The market has long since outgrown the main building, so stalls are spread across several nearby streets and up to the boat terminal along the river. It sells vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, and spices. Visitors can spend hours watching the unloading of heavily laden carts, devouring phở noodle dishes, and observing locals haggling with a smile. It’s a great place for inexpensive gifts and souvenirs, as traders aren’t too pushy, and prices are not that overinflated. The fascinating and wonderfully positioned Night Market is set up at about 4 pm daily along a main street through An Hoi Island. It starts just over the pedestrian bridge from the Old Town. This market is also an excellent place for authentic street food and to enjoy a beer (or three) while facing the river at the southern end during sunset.
  • Best Areas in Hoi An for Stalls and Boutiques: Old Town and North of the Old Town
    Colorful dresses and scarves fill a boutique.

    Many of the mustard-colored buildings in the Old Town have been beautifully converted into boutiques selling quality gifts and souvenirs.

    There are few towns or cities in Southeast Asia with as many boutiques in an area as compact, historic, and vibrant as the Old Town. All sorts of quality gifts and souvenirs are available. Some visitors take home conical nón lá hats, exquisite silver jewelry, colorful lanterns, and intricately handcrafted items like miniature replicas of old sailing ships. Hoi An is also renowned for its tailor shops for hand-made suits, skirts, and shirts. Tailors offering competitive prices pepper the main streets just north of the Old Town.
  • Best Area in Hoi An for Food and Restaurants: Old Town
    Cafés in Old Town offer predominantly Vietnamese cuisine with a few Western delights. Most eateries are compact, family-owned, and delightfully decorated within magnificently restored buildings. Not only is the choice impressive, but competition ensures that prices are pleasingly low. Especially inviting and romantic are places facing the river and within converted stores, houses, and workshops along the backstreets. These include Chu An Café (perfectly positioned facing the pedestrian bridge to An Hoi Island); Tiệm Cà Phê Nhà Mình (pleasantly located along a quiet stretch of riverfront); and Lanterns Coffee (adorably decorated within an old home). Otherwise, try some real Vietnamese food (not sanitized for Western palates) at stalls in and around the Central Market in the eastern part of the Old Town. Choose from the menu in ‘Vietglish,’ watch the lady cook directly before you, and slurp noodles while juggling chopsticks.
  • Best Area in Hoi An for Nightlife: An Bang Beach
    Two terrific places that offer some nightlife in and around the Old Town are the jazz-style Urban Cafe (just over the pedestrian bridge from An Hoi Island) and The Shamrock Irish Pub (facing the river on An Hoi Island.) Otherwise, the collection of bars and beach clubs along the southeastern edge of An Bang Beach offers something more exciting (and loud). Only about 5km from the Old Town are energetic jaunts such as Esco Beach, Barefoot Beach Club, and Double Cat Bar. They offer live music and are popular with the younger set, including locals. The excellent website Hoi An Now is great for finding what to see and do after the sun goes down.
  • Best Area in Hoi An to Organize Tours: North of the Old Town
    A travel agent sits at a desk with walls filled with signs showing options for tours.

    Bà Trưng and Bà Triệu streets form a backpacker hub where travel agencies sell organized tours, outdoor activities, and tickets for onward travel.

    Tours help visitors fully explore the Old Town and truly experience the culture. Whether on foot, by bicycle, or, for example, on a tour, visiting the market, buying ingredients, and cooking Vietnamese dishes. Popular day trips from Hoi An include China Beach at Danang (although this is easy to arrange independently); the incredible and ancient religious center of My Son (recognized by UNESCO); the stunning Cham Islands (a Global Biosphere Reserve); and charming Ba Na Hill Station (built by French colonialists). Tours can be arranged at any travel agency, although they are usually just one person at a desk. Try agencies along and around Hai Bà Trưng and Bà Triệu streets just north of the Old Town. This backpacker hub is also convenient for being picked up and dropped off at your hotel – usually included in the cost of a tour. Check out the excellent website Hoi An Now.
  • Best Area in Hoi An for Outdoor Activities: North of the Old Town
    Adventure-seeking visitors can enjoy various activities, including scuba diving and snorkeling around protected reefs at the Cham Islands, cycling to Cau Dai and An Bang beaches independently or with a tour via rice fields, or kayaking along several nearby rivers. Some companies even offer a combination of outdoor activities in one action-packed day. As explained above, these activities are best organized at travel agencies just north of the Old Town, where picking up and dropping off passengers is easy to arrange (usually included in the cost). However, always do some research online, especially regarding safety, and definitely check out the excellent website Hoi An Now.
  • Best Area in Hoi An for Walking: Old Town
    Streets and laneways around the compact Old Town are perfect for exploring on foot and, to a lesser degree, by bicycle (see below). No vehicles other than motorbikes are allowed within the Old Town. The network of thoroughfares is easy to follow, so getting lost is not an issue, especially with the river as an easy landmark. There are many tourists, careering motorbikes, and crowded footpaths, so start early and visit several times at different parts of the day and evening for a total experience. Joining an organized walking tour will help explain the significance of the numerous temples, merchant homes, and assembly halls. There are also many adorable cafés where you can stop for a meal or drink.
  • Best Areas in Hoi An for Cycling: Cam Nam Island and the Beaches
    Two women ride bikes on a wide sidewalk.

    Traffic-free paths around sections of Cam Nam Island are ideal for cycling.

    Around Hoi An, bicycles are easy to rent and a few hotels offer free use to guests. Some visitors join a cycling tour booked at a local travel agency. Cam Nam is an extended island with minimal traffic, some bike paths, and a rural feel. The vehicle bridge joining Cam Nam with the Old Town is a bit hectic, but a two-wheel exploration around the island is an absolute pleasure. Those with more energy may want to cycle to Cau Dai and/or An Bang beaches, within about 6km of the Old Town and accessible along one straight, flat road. However, the area around the Old Town isn’t the best for riding, and finding somewhere to leave a bicycle while shopping or dining is a hassle.
  • Best Area in Hoi An for the Airport: North of the Old Town
    The closest airport is in Danang, about 30 minutes by taxi or private car (with a driver) from the Old Town. Danang Airport offers a wide range of services nationwide and across Asia. Taxis are easy to find at the airport or can be pre-arranged at a set price through Hoi An Private Car. (The driver will meet you at the airport and accept cash at the end of the trip.) The easiest place to find a taxi in Hoi An and the most convenient area to get picked up or dropped off is just north of the Old Town.
Yellow walls surround a small fountain with lily pads.

We could spend hours strolling about the Old Town and stumbling across majestic buildings, including Chinese temples.

The 9 Best Areas in and near Hoi An for Tourists

1. Old Town

Vendors at a produce market sit under canopies with piles of fruits and vegetables.

Our trip to the Central Market where vendors sell fruits and vegetables.

Golden yellow buildings line the streets and define the area. The original part of the Old Town stretches from Trần Phú Street to the river and between the pedestrian bridge to An Hoi Island and the vehicle bridge to Cam Nam Island. Ancient temples, museums, and crumbling buildings pack the narrow lanes, which are fabulous for walking and cycling. It’s also the finest area in Hoi An for eating and shopping, including the remarkable Central Market, which sprawls across several blocks to the east.

While Old Town is a top area for visitors to Hoi An, there are no hotels here. Travelers looking to stay near Old Town should consider the areas North of the Old Town and West of the Old Town.

2. North of the Old Town

A fabric shop with mannequins dressed in tailored suits and dresses.

North of the Old Town, especially along Trần Hưng Đạo street, are many quality tailors where visitors can be measured for any sort of clothing.

The closest area to the Old Town is to the north, along the north-western edges. The main streets are crowded and authentic: facilities such as cafés, shops, and banks for changing money (not found in the Old Town) cater more to locals than tourists. The quietest areas in Hoi An and the best for budget-priced accommodations are around Hai Bà Trưng Street and a side street called Bà Triệu. This compact area has a backpacker vibe, where travel agencies sell organized tours, outdoor activities, and onward tickets; laundries offer same-day washing; and tailors measure up tourists for skirts and shirts. North of the Old Town is also the best place to arrange transport, especially taxis to the beaches and the Danang airport. There are some adorable boutique hotels and a few luxury options here, but most accommodations are simple, comfortable guesthouses.

A blue pool with dark sits next to green grass and brown lounge chairs.

The Lion King Hotel provides an outdoor pool, gardens, and plenty of lounge chairs. Facilities rarely available at other nearby hotels.

3. East of the Old Town

Colorful boats sit tied to the shore, waiting for passengers.

Near the Central Market in the eastern part of the Old Town is a boat terminal to charter trips along the rivers in and around Hoi An.

Considerably quieter than other parts of Hoi An, this area is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet, especially on a romantic holiday. Most of the limited selection of hotels are boutique-style and more expensive because they face the river (or are close to the water). Hotels are within a 10-15 minute stroll of the Old Town via the extraordinary Central Market and boat terminal that charters trips along the network of rivers.

A large square blue-green pool sits next to palm trees.

The pool at Anantara.

4. West of the Old Town

A row of bikes outside a hotel.

The area just west of the Old Town has sidewalks terrific for cycling. Bike rental is open to guests and the public from the River Suites Hotel to explore the Old Town and nearby islands of An Hoi and Cam Nam.

Several beautiful, peaceful high-rise hotels sit along the river west of Đường Cao Hồng Lãnh Street. Most offer outstanding views, convenience to the Old Town, and riverside eateries and bars across the water. Along Đào Duy Từ street behind the major parking lot (mainly used by tourist buses) are a string of inexpensive and comfortable guesthouses, an increasing number of boutique hotels, and terrific facilities for budget-conscious travelers.

View looking down from a top floor at a pool with a floral pattern and lounge chairs.

Hotel Royal has two pools, one on the rooftop and this one on the ground floor.

5. An Hoi Island

Colorful lanterns for sale hang on strings at a night market.

Lanterns are synonymous with Hoi An and can be bought from many stalls at the Night Market.

Connected to the Old Town by a pedestrian bridge and two vehicle bridges, this compact little island is reminiscent of a village even though tourist facilities fill most of the crowded laneways. Riverside bars and cafés line the island’s northern section facing the Old Town. A glorious night market sets up along the extension of the pedestrian bridge. The luxury hotels and resorts along the southern part of the island provide views of a different river and space with gardens ideal for families. Most of the numerous guesthouses are comfortable and inexpensive. They are often just a handful of rooms above the home of a friendly family, so guests can experience some local culture.

A large blue pool extends from the hotel to the edge of the river.

In the southern part of An Hoi Island, Emerald Hoi An Riverside Resort has our favorite hotel pool.

6. Cam Nam Island

A man rides a bike.

Just across a busy vehicle bridge from the eastern part of the Old Town, Cam Nam Island provides a slice of genuine Vietnamese life.

The island offers a genuine rural vibe. It’s just east of An Hoi Island and joined by a vehicle bridge to the Old Town. Most facilities are for locals, although visitors are always welcome. With plenty of space, a few paths alongside the river, and an unhurried (and safe) feel, Cam Nam is ideal for families and first-time visitors. Exploring the island on two feet or by two wheels distant from the tourist crowds feels fabulous. Areas further east along the island are less convenient to the Old Town. Most hotels are unfussy but comfortable guesthouses and a few larger hotels and villa complexes.

A bright blue pool sits next to tall hotel room balconies.

Offering flourishing gardens and an outdoor pool, hotels on Cam Nam Island, such as Gem Riverside, are perfect for families and those visiting Hoi An and Vietnam for the first time.

7. Cua Dai Beach

Brown wooden lounge chairs sit on the sand next to the blue ocean.

While most of the beach at Cau Dai is untidy and lacks shade, the beach in front of Hoi An Beach Resort is well-maintained and inviting.

With the improvement of access roads, tourists can easily visit Hoi An during the day and stay overnight at a nearby beach. Cua Dai is more developed and closer to Hoi An than An Bang (see below). It’s a fabulous option for families and those visiting for the first time. The beach is nice, with a few palms, and great for walks on the sand. The river and backwaters add appeal because some hotels face the river while a few resorts overlook the sea and river. You will need a vehicle to get around as facilities are spread out. The easiest way to get there from Hoi An is by metered taxi (10 minutes), but only a few taxis are around the beach areas. Those with more energy might want to cycle there (less than 6km).

Families swim a a pool lined with palm trees next to the ocean.

With a stunning pool and fabulous position between the beach and river, Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort is great for families.

8. An Bang Beach

Wood lounge chairs sit on the beach under thatched umbrellas.

A few thatched huts and rented umbrellas offer shade along the beach.

Some visitors love enjoying all that Hoi An offers while staying at a spacious hotel or resort on a beach within a 10-minute taxi ride. There are two main areas in An Bang. The first is a crowded section immediately after the T-junction on the road from Hoi An. There are many seafood cafés and budget-priced accommodations.

A thatched-roof open-air seafood restaurant sits next to the sand and ocean.

Just past the T-junction along the main road from Hoi An is a cluster of laidback cafes that face the sea.

The second is a string of boutique hotels, family-oriented resorts, boisterous bars, and beach clubs about 1km southeast of the T-junction via the road or beach. The area has an easy-going vibe that is popular with younger crowds, but An Bang is also terrific for families and first-time visitors. It’s also fun to rent a bicycle for the 6km ride to Hoi An along a flat road with little traffic.

A light blue pool.

The pool at AIRA Boutique Hotel is particularly inviting.

  • The Best Hotels at An Bang Beach:
    The Watermark Hotel phone: +84 935 493 907
    Sea’lavie Hotel phone: +84 888 893 909
    Seaweed Hotel phone: +84 375 995 179
    Sol An Hotel phone: +84 235 3937 579
  • Best Boutique Hotels:
    AIRA Hotel phone: +84 235 3926 969
    Hideaway Hotel phone: +84 359 049 593
    Stilt House Hotel phone: +84 774 414 527
    Athenia Hotel phone: +84 235 3927 999
    Blue Alcove Hotel phone: +84 235 6516 516
    Shala Hotel phone: +84 869 168 380
  • Best Family Hotels:
    KA Hotel phone: +84 906 177 182
    Sol An Hotel phone: +84 235 3937 579
    The Watermark Hotel phone: +84 935 493 907
    Lama Hotel phone: +84 973 770 405

  • Best Cheap/Moderate Hotels:
    Red Flower Hotel phone: +84 769 444 567
    Cashew Tree Hotel phone: +84 78 860 8909
    The Happy Bird Hotel phone: +84 963 390 513
    Dolphin Hotel phone: +84 944 512 187

9. Danang

An aerial view of the beach and green hills in the distance.

All hotels along the coast in Danang offer rooms with sweeping views of the beach and islands.

It’s simple enough to day-trip to Hoi An while staying in Danang, Vietnam’s third-largest city. Well-connected to Hoi An by taxi, public bus, or tourist shuttle bus, Danang is home to the regional airport and train station, as well as malls and other modern facilities not offered in Hoi An. Also, the extended white-sand beach is far superior to Cua Dai or An Bang (see above).

A thin hotel rises tall above the beach.

Dominating one stretch of the esplanade is the remarkable Grand Tourane Hotel.

There are three main areas for accommodation in Danang: (1) the inner-city, where most hotels cater to business visitors; (2) the city-side beach, where the skyline of high-rise hotels is reminiscent of Miami; and (3) the 25km-long stretch of superb beach between Danang and Hoi An where resorts are massive, but some are along a busy road and less convenient to both Danang and Hoi An.

A light blue pool sits next to the beach separated by lush palm trees.

The location, layout, and size of the main pool are amazing at Premier Village Danang Resort.

  • The Best Hotels in Danang:
    Peninsula Hotel phone: +84 236 3816 666
    Le Hoang Hotel phone: +84 236 3688 886
    Diamond Sea Hotel phone: +84 236 3939 777
    Premier Village Hotel phone: +84 236 3919 999
  • Best Boutique Hotels:
    Minh Hotel phone: +84 903 515 415
    Legend Hotel phone: +84 236 3569 666
    Thi Hotel phone: +84 905 036 122
    Fivitel Hotel phone: +84 236 3929 668
    The Leaf Hotel phone: +84 236 3669 333
  • Best Family Hotels:
    Sel de Mer Hotel phone: +84 236 3868 288
    Camellia Hotel phone: +84 981 325 505
    Diamond Sea Hotel phone: +84 236 3939 777
    Premier Village Hotel phone: +84 236 3919 999
    Grand Tourane Hotel phone: +84 236 3778 888
  • Best Cheap/Moderate Hotels:
    Minh Khang Hotel phone: +84 28 3933 0055
    Marigold Hotel phone: +84 763 794 559
    Melody Hotel phone: +84 236 3977 999
    Meraki Hotel phone: +84 905 161 011

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