Last updated on January 09th, 2022
Few cities have as many twists and turns in their history as Krakow does, a history that can be seen in its traditions, architecture and museums. Sitting alongside this is a contemporary vibrancy that definitely puts Krakow in Poland on any city break shortlist.
In our opinion, the top hotels in the city are the Bachleda Luxury Hotel or the Unicus Palace Hotel. If, however, you like your hotels to have a more boutique feel, then book a few days at the Balthazar Design Hotel. We’ve also added some accommodation suggestions in the city centre, the Old Town and near the airport.
Best Area to Stay in Krakow Poland For First Time Visit ?
When it’s your first time in a city and you only have a few days to explore, it’s best to stay in a central district where everything is right on your doorstep. If this is your first visit to Krakow, we recommend finding a hotel in the Old Town near Main Square. From here, all the main sights and tourist attractions are within walking distance. Read more
What is the most expensive hotel in Krakow Poland ?
It’s always good to indulge yourself with a little luxury especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion. If this is the case, then why not treat yourself to a few days at the Bonerowski Palace Hotel. It’s one of the best and the most expensive in Krakow Poland and is certainly luxurious!
What are the Best (Luxury) Hotels in Krakow City Center?
2. Hotel Stary
5. The Loft Hotel – Adults Only
6. PURO Kraków Kazimierz – Good Value
7. Hotel Indigo Krakow – Old Town
8. Grand Ascot Hotel – Good Value
9. Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto – Good Value
What are the 4 Best Boutique Hotels in Krakow ?
What’s the Best Hotel with Spa & Pool ?
What’s the Best Hotel near Krakow Airport ?
Kraków John Paul II International Airport (KRK) is located approximately 11 kilometres west of the city centre. The airport, an important hub for Ryanair, has undergone a process of modernisation in recent years and has good train and bus links to the city centre. There is one terminal with a range of facilities that include parking, car hire desks, banking services, shops, cafes and restaurants. Several excellent hotels are located near Krakow Airport. The best hotel is listed below.
What’s the Best Cheap or Affordable Hotel in Krakow Poland ?
Best Value Hotels in Krakow City Center
From the Tatar invasions of the 13th century to occupation under the Nazis and Communists in the 20th-century, Krakow in Poland has had a troubled and varied history but today it shows a revitalised face that welcomes visitors from around the world. It is proud to show off its architectural beauties and city parks while in the evenings a vibrant nightlife and hearty Polish cuisine adds to the pleasures of a city break. Many tourist attractions are focused in the Old Town or Kazimierz, the former Jewish Quarter but time should be found for a tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mines and the Stanisław Lem Science Garden.
Good Value Accommodation
- PURO Kraków Kazimierz – Luxury
- Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto – Great Value
- Golden Tulip Krakow Kazimierz – Great Value
- Vienna House Andel’s Cracow – Great Value
What are the Best Hotels in Krakow Old Town near Main Market Square ?
Krakow Old Town is a distinct district surrounded by lightly-forested parkland. Called the Planty, this parkland marks where the Old City walls and moat used to be. At the centre of the Old Town is the Main Market Square or Rynek Glowny. from which all streets radiate. Wawel Castle, one of the most beautiful in Central Europe, lies on the Wawel Hill. It was where royal coronations took place and is the burial place of many distinguished Poles. Among other Old Town attractions are the Sukiennice or Cloth Hall originally built in the 14th century, the Barbican and the Florian Gate. The Old Town is also home to dozens of churches, several palaces and many world-class museums such as the Krakow Historical Museum and the Bunker of Art.
Finest Hotels in Old Town area
- The Loft Hotel Adults Only – Luxury Boutique
- Hotel Stary – with Spa & Pool
- Hotel Maltański – Affordable
What’s the Top Accommodation in Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) ?
Up until the Second World War, there was a vibrant Jewish community in Krakow who lived and worked mainly in the Kazimierz district, north of the River Wisla. During the war, the Jewish population was relocated to the ghetto of Podgórze or the nearby death-camp of Auschwitz, both of which can be visited. Due to the bravery of factory owner, Oskar Schindler, several thousand Jews survived the Holocaust. Discover his story at the Schindler Factory Museum.
Outstanding Hotels in Jewish Quarter
- Privilege Suites – Top Rated Aparthotel
- Metropolitan Boutique Hotel – Luxury
- Dada Boutique Home Hotel – Great Value