Hanoi is the bustling capital of Vietnam. This storied city is known for showcasing a stunning array of centuries-old buildings with impressive architecture, and a rich culture blending Southeast Asian, Chinese, and French influences.
From the historic Old Quarter, where visitors can take in the scenes of centuries past on the narrow streets to the many temples, and the Đồng Xuân Market, which offers goods ranging from household items to delicious and authentic street food, there’s no shortage of activities for visitors to enjoy in town. Here’s where to spend the night in Hanoi.
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Address: 32 Lo Su Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Rates from: $52 per night
This property is located in Hanoi’s Old Quarter Area, just a few minutes walk from attractions like Hoan Kiem Lake, St. Joseph Cathedral, and the Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution. The name ‘La Nueva’ means “new” in Spanish, inspired by this property’s wishes to breathe life into the Hanoi Old Quarter.
Dine at Momento Restaurant, which serves a range of Vietnamese and Western cuisine — or admire the views from Estrella Sky Bar, which serves cocktails with a breathtaking view of the Hoan Kiem Lake. The elegant wooden furnishings make the indoor spaces feel cozy, classic and tastefully old-fashioned. Rooms are air-conditioned and feature a dedicated seating area, a mini-bar, and a flat-screen TV. The hotel has its own library for guests to read or enjoy some peace and quiet, as well as a spa for booking a massage treatment or enjoying a sauna session.
Address: 45 Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Rates from: $52 per night
This boutique, 25-room and suite property is located a short walk from the town center and attractions like the Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi Old Quarter night market, Hoan Kiem Lake, and many other restaurants and attractions.
Rooms are clean and bright, and each of the elegant rooms is equipped with air conditioning, a 32-inch TV, WiFi, and a minibar. Other perks that come with an overnight visit include a welcome drink and room upgrades upon arrival (depending on availability).
Address: 94 Ma May, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Rates from: $92 per night
Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa is located in the Old Quarter, walkable to attractions like Old City Gate, Ngoc Son Temple, and Dong Xuan Market. The property feels peaceful despite its bustling location and hosts cozy guest rooms and suites with their own seating area, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are outfitted with flat-screen cable TVs, a safe, an electric kettle, and a mini-bar.
Dine at Red Bean Ma May, which features a traditional Southeast Asian design — including a wall decked out in rich-colored tapestries, and serving traditional Vietnamese dishes. Grab a drink at Moonlight Sky Bar, which boasts stunning city views, and features a menu with classic and signature cocktails, fine wines and spirits, and authentic Vietnamese bites. Other unique on-site amenities include a well-equipped fitness center, a sauna, a spa, and a movie theater room.
Address: 84 Tran Nhan Tong Street, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, Vietnam
Rates from: $80 per night
The upscale Hôtel du Parc Hanoï is surrounded by Thong Nhat Park in Hai Ba Trung district in Hanoi, blending Vietnamese charm with Japanese hospitality. It’s within a 10-minute drive to attractions like Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Old Quarter area.
The property features two on-site restaurants, an outdoor pool, a business center, a fitness center, and a spa. Dine at the iconic Voyage on the lobby floor, which hosts nice views of the city scenes, outside or grab a cocktail at Le Salon. There’s also AZABU which serves world-class Japanese cuisine. At The Cakeshop, indulge in homemade bakery items including cakes, chocolates and cookies.
The large guestrooms are bright and spacious, boasting plenty of natural light and their own private bathrooms. Additional amenities like air-conditioning, a dedicated seating area, a safe, a cable flat-screen TV, a tea and coffee maker, and a mini-bar.
Address: 7 Ngo Gach Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Rates from: $75 per night
This property is tucked away into the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, within walking distance of attractions like Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, and St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
Book a treatment at the spa, or dine at the on-site restaurant, which serves breakfast each morning. The hotel feels like a classic and luxurious place to spend the night. Guest rooms feature their own private bathrooms and in-room amenities like air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a mini-bar and tea/coffee-making appliances.
Address: 54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Rates from: $116 per night
The 300-plus room Lotte Hotel Hanoi is located between the Old Quarter and the New Business District. The property hosts a modern and luxurious experience, blending the graciousness of Korean hospitality with the vibrance of Vietnamese culture. It’s less than a mile from the Giang Vo Exhibition Center, one mile from the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and about a mile and a half from the famous One Pillar Pagoda.
Guests can enjoy a range of upscale accommodations and over-the-top on-site entertainment including an outdoor and an indoor pool, a fitness center with a spacious yoga room, an indoor golf range, a sauna facility, and a spa. Rooms are clean, bright, and artfully furnished — featuring scenic city views from large floor-to-ceiling windows. Each has its own private bathroom — as well as air-conditioning, a safe, a flat-screen TV, a mini-bar and tea and coffee-making appliances.
There are multiple top-notch restaurants on-site, but be sure to stop at the famed rooftop bar “Top of Hanoi,” which sits atop the roof of the property feeling as if it’s floating in the sky — surrounded by glass walls with a 360-degree view of Hanoi’s surrounding cityscape.
Address: 42A Hang Cot Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Rates from: $56 per night
Hanoian Central Hotel & Spa is located in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, just a few minutes walk from Dong Xuan Market and the weekend night market. The property feels like a blend of traditional old-world Hanoi, with a modern twist.
The air-conditioned rooms offer private bathrooms and views of the street and come with amenities like a cable TV, a fridge, and an electric kettle. Dine at the on-site restaurant which serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine, or book a wellness treatment at the on-site spa. There’s a fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment, and guests can inquire about the on-site airport transfer services.
This 58-room hotel is located in a great spot in the center of Hanoi near landmarks like St. Joseph Cathedral, Hoan Kiem Lake, Trang Tien Plaza, and Hanoi Opera House. The property works with the best tours lineup of local and travel and tour operators to set up excursions for guests that can range from Hanoi city tours to Halong Bay cruises, among others.
Air-conditioned rooms feature a window that opens, with a view of the city or the lake, a desk, a flat-screen TV, an electric tea pot, a minibar, a safe, and a private bathroom with a shower.
Additional offerings on-site include a fitness center, a spa hosting a lineup of relaxing services, a free continental breakfast, and a restaurant serving local specialties and international dishes.
The hotel features rooms that are elegantly decorated with warm cherry wood furniture and rich tones of royal blue and dark brown. The air-conditioned rooms offer private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, a separate comfortable living area, and a mini-bar. Some rooms boast their own private balconies with views of the city.
Book a treatment at the spa and wellness center or get some work done in the property’s business center. Dine at the on-site restaurant which serves a menu of Western and Asian dishes.
Address: 15 P. Ngô Quyền, Street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
Rates from: $272 per night
This 300-plus room 5-star property has been a timeless and luxurious landmark since 1901. It’s located in central Hanoi, near the Old Quarter just steps from the famous Hanoi Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is known for its upscale atmosphere and fabulous on-site amenities — including stellar spa services that blend Eastern and Western therapies, 24-hour room service, and a heated swimming pool. There’s also an on-site fitness center with classes, and a gift shop.
The property has been updated to feature modern amenities like air conditioning and flat-screen TVs — but still manages to maintain its original, traditional grandeur. It’s divided into two wings with the historic Metropole side combining the traditionally French and Vietnamese styles — while the more modern Opera wing features neoclassical inspiration.
There are multiple dining options on-site — including Spices Garden, which boasts a menu of Asian and Vietnamese specialties and has its own private dining room and outdoor terrace. There’s also angelina, which features classic and modern cocktails, an impressive world-class whisky collection, and European and New World recipes amongst Scottish highlands feeling decor of gold, green and blue.
Hanoi, which is also spelled Ha Noi city, is the capital of Vietnam. It’s situated in northern Vietnam on the western bank of the Red River, located about 85 miles inland from the South China Sea. It’s the second-most populous city in Vietnam, made up of 12 urban districts, one district-leveled town and 17 rural districts.
What time is it in Hanoi, Vietnam?
Hanoi, Vietnam is 11 hours ahead of New York City and eight hours ahead of Los Angeles.
What is there to do in Hanoi?
This city is extremely historic, dating back to the third century BCE. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam boasting sights of beautiful and real French colonial architecture, Buddhist, Catholic, Confucian and Taoist religious sites, and several educational museums.
Explore the Old Quarter, which has preserved the history of the city and feels like a trip back in time. There are also many temples — including Bach Ma, honoring the legendary horse, and the Đồng Xuân Market which is fun to wander around and sells many household goods and tasty street food.
Also be sure to see the Hanoi Opera House, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Vietnam Military History Museum, or the Hoàn Kiếm Lake.