Three of us will be in Vienna from Dec. 10th to the 13th. We would like to stay close to the ring and will be going to the opera in the opera house while there. Does anyone have an idea of a nice hotel that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Like around $150/night or so? Thanks!
You might look at Hotel Zur Wiener Staatsoper. It's close to the opera and inside the ring. We stayed there before and will be staying there again in December ourselves. It looks like the price is about $351 for 3 nights for 3 people on booking.com if they still have rooms for those dates.
Hotel Beethoven. Stayed last year and was wonderful, I would imagine in the Christmas season it may be even more lovely. Not inside the ring, but one block off and 50 metres from the Natschtmark.
I've been staying at K&T Boardinghouse the last couple of trips. If it's good enough for Rick Steves (personally), it's good enough for me. And the rooms are huge.
The Neubuegasse Metro Station is 50' (across the street), and they're 100' from Mariahilfer Strasse. It's 1 Metro stop or 5 minutes from The Ring.
The double room is 79 euros and the triple room is 99 euros.
Last summer we stayed at the Hotel City Central, Taborstrasse 8, Leopolstadt. Just outside the ring on the opposite side of the Opera House (if that makes sense). We walked right into the city center in 10 minutes, close enough that we went back to the hotel during the day for whatever. Booked through booking.com. Very reasonable and had a fabulous breakfast spread. Ate enough to tide us over till 3-4:00 when we would eat dinner. We discovered while eating an early dinner at the PalmenHaus at the Hofburg Palace (great food, limited choices) that some restaurants charge a linen fee, sometimes 15%, for dinner as opposed to lunch when they use paper placemats. Same quality food, why pay more.
As you want to be close to the State Opera, I can't imagine a better choice than Pension Suzanne. I stayed there a few weeks ago, and it was a wonderful hotel and highly recommended. More importantly it's only about half a block from the Opera and from Kartner Strasse, which is a large pedestrian shopping street. The Karlsplatz Metro stop is also easily accessible from there.
That's a tough bill to fill. A triple, during high season, near the Opera for $450?
I did some searching. On hotels.com, there is a rate of $109 per night, which I'd snatch up. I know that hotel well, been in the rooms as my parents stay there when they visit. Location is very good and they have a great breakfast.
Unfortunately, I didn't see availability at any of the hotels listed above.
I just realized I didn't name the hotel above. Imperial Riding School Hotel. It is a Renaissance property.
Thank you all so much for your suggestions. As soon as I posted this request my son went and got us an apartment (Airbnb) for the three of us. $118 per night and this is what the owners have written: 'In center of Vienna with a great view of impressive Augarten. A 15min walk to the city center & many public transp. stations. Our home is perfect for a family but also great for a couple or a few friends to stay in, as the location is ideal for both.' After we stay there I'll let you all know how it worked out. Thanks again for your help!
Well, the Augarten isn't in the center...which I find misleading. Still an ok area. Be sure to go to the Karmelitermarkt while you are in that district.
I can recommend the Motel One Vienna Staatsoper. It is new, luxurious and the prices for a double room are around 110 dollars per night. It's just a couple of meters away from the ring and the Staatsoper is a 3 minutes walk. I reviewed the hotel on my blog in more detail here: http://andrewcarley.com/2015/10/17/motel-one-staatsoper-wien-vienna-review-rating/
I was in Vienna three weeks ago. The weather was still pleasant in the evening so you can watch the Opera live on a gigantic screen outside the Opera House. They set up many rows of seats for the public to sit and watch.
That's the large screen and the seating at the Staatsoper where you see the opera performances, across from the Hotel Sacher. I saw those performances (glimpses) back in May. Good to know that the weather in Vienna end of Sept./Oct was still pleasant.