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Vienna Lodging Suggestions

My husband and I (74 & 68 respectively), will be staying in Vienna for three days prior to meeting up with the Rick Steve's tour "Best of the Adriatic" September 6-19, 2022. We will not have a rental car, and would like to stay in or close to the City Center, in order to walk to some of the sites on our list...Belvedere Museum, Third Man Museum, Hapsburg Heritage Museum, Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen's Church. We hope to stay under $200 USD per night. I would love some suggestions for quaint, clean lodging suggestions (I'd rather not stay in an international-chain brand Hilton or Marriott), that might have an outdoor dining/seating area, across from a park, with beautiful gardens, etc. An older boutique hotel with antiques is fine with me. Thanks in advance!

Posted by
4690 posts

First, there is no need at all to walk everywhere as the public transportation here is cheap and very easy to understand. You can buy a 72 hour pass during your stay, which will be good on all forms of transportation for 17.10 Euro.

I would also hope that the Schonbrunn Palace is on your list.

There are gardens in Vienna - Stadtpark, Burggarten and Volksgarten are notable ones in the city center, but there are no hotels that are not chain hotels that are nearby. Outdoor space in Vienna is a luxury for any building - many have good rooftops.

I plugged your dates into and have a few recommendations within your price range. 1 - Boutique Hotel Das Tyrol, just off the leafy Mariahilferstrasse. 2 - Hotel Kaiserin Elisabeth, really great first district location. 3 - Hotel Spiess & Spiess, has a green area and near to my home market - Rochusmarkt - which is a cool place to be on a Saturday. 4 - Hotel Beethoven, a classic right next to the Naschmarkt and very central. 5 - Hollmann Beletage Design & Boutique Hotel, would probably be my #1 choice given the great location and that is is a very high end hotel at a good price.

Posted by
1488 posts

If you want to stay in an apartment, I can recommend this one:

Several friends and relations stayed here already. It has a perfect interior with all amenities and has excellent access to public transport right at the corner of the block.

Posted by
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Emily - We're really leaning towards booking at the Hotel Tyrol. The decor is more to my liking, and we may possibly splurge for a balcony studio. From comments in their reviews, it looks like there's construction going on across the street from the hotel...but most of our stay will be from Friday evening to Monday morning, when (hopefully) there will not be work going on. Thank you so much for your thoughtful response!

Posted by
3024 posts

I like Pension Suzanne, and it is great for budget travel, but it is not across from a park, let alone one with beautiful gardens. The building and the entrance to the building are sterile, if not ugly. While the furnishings/decor of the pension itself (which takes up only part of the building) are quaint, I will respectfully submit that I don't think the full inside and outside Pension Suzanne experience aligns very well with what the OP is seeking.

Posted by
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Dave, it doesn't match everything on her want list, but it is very close to the Opera House, was clean, is under $200, and the breakfast area and our room were quaint with antiques. But, I agree, if she can find something with all her wants for under $200 or close, she should go for it, instead.