In this article, you’ll see some of the best Krakow hotels, areas to stay and other Krakow accommodation as suggested by myself.
As an expat living in Warsaw, I travel to Krakow regularly. Both for business, pleasure, and generally showing my friends who are visiting around the city. It’s without a doubt, one of the most beautiful Polish cities you can visit year-round.
As a result, I’ve spent a lot of time there. I’ve also stayed in many hotels there on my visits. I’ve hand-picked a few of my favourite Krakow stays and mentioned them in here, as well as a few others for you to sift through and check out.
As Poland’s culture capital, Krakow is a must-see for tourists. With so much history and vibrance happening in this city, it’s easy to see why it’s a top tourist destination all year round.
If you’re planning a trip to Krakow but aren’t too sure where to stay, you’re in the right place.
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Let’s take a look at some of Krakow’s best accommodation!
Best Hotels in Krakow
There are some stunning places to stay in Krakow. Some have fantastic views of the Wisła river, some are in the old town, some have a traditional vibe while others have a modern twist.
Here are some of them!
The Loft is a stunning hotel in Krakow, just to the north of the Old Town. It’s got a stunning modern look and has beautiful views all over Krakow – not to mention a jacuzzi to enjoy on a long summer evening!
The Novotel Centrum is the first hotel chain that you’ll read about here.
That’s because the Novotel Krakow Centrum is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out. It’s just a 5-minute walk from the old town, and some rooms have a stunning view of the castle from their own balcony.
The Hotel Bachleda is, without a doubt, one of the most picturesque places in Krakow. Each room is intricately decorated with the highest attention to detail.
Leather bound chairs, black marble fireplaces and a giant bathtub are just some of the highlights of the Executive King Suite – a must if luxury is what you’re after!
5-star hotels in Krakow
If 5-star luxury is what you’re after, this elegantKrakow accommodation will keep you nice and comfy for the time you’re here.
The Radisson Blu Krakow is just 7-minute walk away from the very heart of Krakow, making it a great stay for location-conscious travellers.
All rooms have a bathtub for you to relax in after your long day of sightseeing, and you can start the day with a free buffet breakfast.
Some of the superior rooms have a beautiful view of Krakow old town and have a small sitting area for you to take in the serenity.
The Sheraton line of accommodation is known for having some of the classiest rooms in the world, and The Sheraton Grand Krakow is no different.
With the riverfront just 40 meters away from the entrance, you can casually stroll along the side of the river into the heart of Krakow.
With 4 different bars and restaurants, you can easily find exactly what it is that you’re after. The Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow also has a gym and sauna for you to build up some sweat.
Hotel Dwor is a beautiful example of 5-star luxury in the outskirts of Krakow. If you’ve ever wanted to experience Polish nature as well as luxury, Hotel Dwor is the place for you.
Manor-style rooms and antique furniture adorn each room, and the restaurant specialises in Polish home cooking – not the mass-produced stuff aimed at tourists, but true home cooking like grandma made.
Guests can easily catch a tram right into the heart of Krakow and explore the city and its surroundings.
Located in a quiet part of Krakow Old Town, the boutique Hotel Grodek has individually designed rooms that have been furnished with a meticulous eye for detail.
With a stunning rooftop view and comfortable rooms, you won’t feel like you’re staying right in the heart of a large European city
Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa
Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa is a stunning example of 5-star accommodation in Krakow.
Located right on Krakow’s riverbank, you can wake up in the morning and enjoy a view of the river and it’s Krakow stunning architecture.
All rooms are naturally bright meaning you can enjoy the sun from the comfort of your room or the hotel’s upper balcony.
Best place to stay in Krakow
Whether you want to stay close to the old town, in the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, or the outskirts, here are some of the other best places to stay around town:
Located in a central yet quiet part of central Krakow, Qubus is an absolute hidden gem or Krakow accommodation. Boasting stylish, modern rooms with large TVs and air-con, these rooms feel more like apartments and can help make your stay feel homier. A large open foyer and beautiful indoor swimming pool will make your stay in Krakow feel like a home away from home.
Premier Best Western
The Best Western Hotel Krakow is a great example of old meets new. Modern rooms with a traditional Polish design make sure you feel at home, but know that you’re not.
Located in the northern part of Krakow, it’s easy to get to Krakow Old town via public transport. It’s also very easy to get to from Krakow airport.
Just out of the Jewish District of Krakow, Galaxy Hotel Krakow offers 4-star accommodation as well as a spa treatment centre. With a large indoor swimming pool, saunas and a fitness centre, you won’t be struggling to find something to do.
Galaxy Hotel is a great place to stay if you want to check out the bustling nightlife of Krakow’s old town and it’s bars, pubs and cafes.
Hotel Copernicus is without a doubt some of the most unique and best accommodation in Krakow. Based in a traditional Renaissance building in the heart of Krakow’s Old Town, guests can enjoy rooms with wood ceilings, historic interiors and 14th-century decorations.
But this historic look doesn’t come at an expense – all rooms have large TVs and airconditioning and guests can enjoy the panoramic view from the hotel’s terrace.
Best Area to stay in Krakow
Old Town? Kazimierz? Warszawskie? Krakow is a pretty large city, each area giving you a different feel of the historically rich place. Here are some details about each area:
Hotels in Krakow Old Town/Stare Miasto.
Right in the heart of the tourist district:
Based in a 15th-century tenement in the old town, Hotel Wentzl is a fine example of a traditional European hotel. Just a few meters away from St. Mary’s Basilica, you’ll know you’re staying in the heart of Krakow here.
Hotel interiors are all adorned with art from various Polish artists, and the hotel houses Wenztl restaurant, one of the most famous eateries in Poland.
Decorated in an Art Nouveau style with furniture of the same style, Hotel Francuski is one of many stunning accommodations in Krakow Old Town. The location is perfect for travellers who are interested in food, history, and generally relaxing in stylish comfort.
A grand hall with red carpets and large staircases that lead onto a balcony overlooking Krakow’s narrow streets is just one of the stunning details of Krakow’s hotel Francuski
Places to stay in Kazimierz, Krakow
Take in the nightlife of Krakow’s Jewish district:
Krakow’s Hotel Perfect is a bright, modern hotel based in the heart of Krakow’s Jewish district.
See the best Castles in Poland to explore while you’re here.
This is the perfect destination to start your tour of Krakow, as it’s a gentle 1.9km walk from here into the old town, passing Wawel Castle along the way.
Located in a 15th-century residence, Hotel Rubenstein Residence is located just around the corner from Krakow’s Old Synagogue. Many rooms bost impressive wood ceiling from the 17th and 18th centuries and have a dated but not ‘old’ feeling about them. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy and absorb the history, culture and vibrance of Krakow’s Kazimierz district.
Accommodation near Krakow Airport
Hilton Garden Inn
If you’ve got a layover in Krakow and need to stay near the airport, the Hilton Garden Inn is the ideal place for you.
Just a 5-minute walk from Krakow’s Balice Airport, this 4 star Hilton Garden Inn Krakow has everything you need for a business trip to Krakow.
Air-conditioned rooms will keep you comfy in the summer, and a fully stocked fitness centre can keep burning those extra calories found in Polish food.
Hotels in Dębniki, Krakow
Stay on the outskirts of Krakow
Hotel Wolksi is a large complex on the outskirts of Krakow in the Dębniki district. If you have appointments out of Krakow but still want to experience the inner city, this is the ideal place for you to stay.
Enjoy free private parking and a stunning terrace, and is close to the forest, meaning you can enjoy a morning walk through Polish nature. Beautiful in both summer and winter, Hotel Wolski is great for travellers who want to experience both inner and outer Krakow.
In the quiet, untouched area of Salwator, you’ll find Hotel Vistula. Guests can enjoy a private marina on the Vistula River or a walk through the pristine gardens around the building.
Hotels in Old Town, Krakow
Stay deep in the heart of Krakow Old town. These places keep you right in the most beautiful part of Krakow, and you’ll wake up right on the old town square.
Krakow’s Hotel Stary is one of Krakow’s most elegant hotels, thanks to it’s Sky Bar, rooftop terrace, and gorgeous outfittings in all rooms. Many rooms feature a spa bath, have elegant marble benchtops and are the perfect place to withdraw and unwind for a little. The restaurant serves traditional Polish cuisine to make your stay that little bit more authentic.
Hotel Europejski is a beautiful hotel in Krakow Old Town. Each room is elegantly decorated in a period style, and feature handwoven rugs, vintage decorations and large bathrooms.
Hotel Europejski also has an on-site nail salon, spa centre and sauna, meaning you can truly relax in the heart of Krakow!
Hotel Pugetow is ideally located halfway between Krakow’s market square and the Kazimierz district, making it a great place to stay for travellers wanting to check out all of Krakow’s landmarks.
This quaint hotel is located within the walls of the castle, creating a unique intimacy and history. Each room is decorated in a different style according to history, but all rooms have air conditions and other modern conveniences.
Hotels in Centrum, Krakow
Need a Hotel in Krakow city centre? Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, these stays in the middle of the Krakow business district are a great place to rest and recover.
If the stunning sights of Krakow come after work, then B&B Hotel is an affordable place for you to stay and get some work done while being close to the centre of Krakow. Each room has its desk, a TV and everything else you need to get work done!
The Ibis Krakow Centrum
The Ibis Krakow Centrum is a hotel in Krakow just out of the old town but located right on the river. Only 10 minutes to the old town, but located right in the business district, the Ibis is a great place to stay for both business and pleasure!
Krowodrza is a modern hotel that’s located outside of the middle of Krakow. This is the ideal place to stay if you have appointments in the outskirts of Krakow, as from Krowodrza, it’s easy to catch a tram into the middle of Krakow, but also close to the motorway that goes around Krakow.
Rooms are all equipped with modern features like TV, wifi and private parking. Guests also have access to a fitness centre and a bar – great for a late-night drink after a long hard day!
Cheap Accommodation in Krakow
Travelling to Krakow on a budget? These cheap stays in Krakow are the perfect way to save money and still see one of Poland’s most beautiful cities.
Ibis Budget Stare Miasto
The Ibis Budget Krakow Hotel is a fine example of affordable accommodation in the heart of Krakow. In the middle of Krakow old town, it’s a quick and easy walk to all the attractions of the old town.
Rooms are simple, quiet and comfortable for travellers that want nothing more than a shower and a place to rest.
Zielony Zakatek is a hotel located well out of Krakow, but close to Wisla Krakow’s Stadium and the National Museum of Krakow.
The hotel has free parking, wifi and a playground for kids. It has a shared kitchen and is ideal for travellers on a budget wanting to stay well outside of Krakow City Centre.
Hotel Secesja is a cheap hotel in Krakow located right in the centre of the Kazimierz district.
Ideal for travellers who want to explore Krakow in all its glory. Rooms have a TV, wifi, some have a bathtub and travellers can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the morning.
A fantastic choice for travellers on a budget wanting to see Krakow’s unique gems.
Hotel Fortuna is a stunning example of affordable accommodation in Krakow that’s great value for money. Located just a 5-minute walk to the market square, Hotel Fortuna’s rooms are beautiful.
Classically designed with wood furniture and wooden desks, these rooms make you feel like you’re taking a step back in time – but still with the modern luxuries of today.
Other places to stay in Krakow
Still haven’t found the best place to stay in Krakow? Here are some other notable places to stay:
Hotel Polski Pod Białym Orłem
This hotel is without a doubt one of the best stays in Krakow, a true untouched gem.
Located opposite Florian’s gate, one of Krakow Old Town’s attractions, it’s got large, spacious rooms with periodical finishes and modern facilities. This warm, cosy hotel is located in the heart of Krakow making it easy to get to all the top tourist attractions.
Hotel City SM Business & Spa
Located on the outskirts of Krakow, Hotel City SM Business & Spa is a great place to mix business and pleasure. Just 2.5kms away from the city centre, the hotel has a wellness centre, day spa and other luxury treatments.
An on-site restaurant and stunning gardens add to the luxurious charm of the facility, and local forests and nature reserves are a short walk away.
Pick your hotel and head to Krakow!
You’ve just seen some of the best hotels and accommodation in Krakow. Whether you want to take a slow tour of the city, of pack everything into your trip in a day or two, these places can add to your Krakow experience and help you get a real feel for the city.
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