I will be visiting the Ljubljana area for three nights in September and will have a car. Rick states that Ljubljana is not car friendly and that parking is expensive. Looking for suggestions on where to stay. If I choose a place away from the city, how difficult is it to find a parking place, or will we have options for public transportation? Does anyone have recommendations for places where they have stayed? Thanks!
I didn't have a car while I was in Ljubljana, so I can't help much, but you can go to booking.com and set "Parking" as one of your filters. That would be just the first step, because I don't think it necessarily means right on the hotel's property or that it would be free. You'd need to look at the individual property listings (try the "Facilities" tab) for more information, at the very least.
I also find the reviews on booking.com very helpful, because you can only leave a review if you've stayed at the property (and made the reservation through booking.com).
We stayed in Hostel Celica in 2011. They had parking. All of the cities of FRY (former Repub Yugoslavia) are small, with tiny streets. Driving in them is crazy.
The Grand Hotel Union is in the city center and has (paid) underground parking. It is a very few steps from the main "square" in the center.
Driving into town was not particularly difficult. Just make sure you recognize the sign that indicates a pedestrian only area.
I made reservations this fall for City Hotel based on reviews, location, and price. I notice they have parking available for a fee.
We stayed at the City Hotel, and I noticed that the hotel offered parking [ we did not have a car] but I THINK you may have to reserve a space in advance, as the garage was not that large.
The hotel was 2-3 blocks from the pedestrian area, and was quite nice, very contemporary. Make sure you do not have a room on the inner courtyard: no fresh air and noise echoes from the lobby continually. We asked to be moved after the first night, and then were quite happy. The breakfast was great, and I think they offered free bikes [it rained for us, so no bikes.]
Safe- and healthy- travels!
In July 2017 we stayed at the Hotel Allegro. Parking was included for $18 day and just a short walk from the hotel. The hotel was in a good location just a few blocks/easy way from the triple bridge. We liked the hotel and thought Ljubljana was great!
We stayed at Hotel Cubo (highly recommended) in June 2017. We had a car and they had parking on the street dedicated to the hotel (self or valet) and I don't remember it being very expensive, maybe 10 - 12 euro p/day. Of course expensive is relative and I live near Boston where we pay $40-$50 p/day for valet parking when we visit for a weekend. Hotel is convenient walking distance to everything, so you will only need to take it out for day trips.
In 2016, I stayed in a 10 room B&B/guest house called Penzion Pod Lipo. It was inexpensive and very comfortable in a good location for walking places and with cafes immediately at hand.. I did not have a car, but their webpage says parking can be arranged for 7 Euro per day.