Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is known for its vibrant, spirited events like Carnival — and beautiful beaches like Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Visitors can admire landmarks like the Christ the Redeemer Statue, visit Tijuca National Park, or check out the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro — among other attractions. Here’s where to spend the night in this spirited city.
The 10 Most Romantic and Convenient Rio de Janeiro Hotels
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Royal Rio Palace Hotel
- Address: R. Duvivier, 82 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22020-020, Brazil
- Rates from: $192 per night
This property is set in a fantastic location close to Copacabana Beach in a neighborhood featuring plenty of restaurants, shops, and entertainment and easy access to public transportation.
Check out the rooftop pool and cocktail bar, which boasts sweeping views of the city and water. Dine at the complimentary fresh buffet breakfast each morning, which features an assortment of bread, juices, and fruits. Guest rooms are clean, spacious, and air-conditioned — and include a private bathroom, a mini-bar, and an LED TV, with beautifully decorated tiled floors.
WiFi is available in all areas of the property, and there’s a business center for those who need to get some work done. Exercise in the well-equipped gym or decompress in the sauna. Employees on-site are known to be friendly and speak multiple languages, including Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
- Address: Av. Atlântica, 1020 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22010-000, Brazil
- Rates from: $574 per night
This five-star property sits across from the blue clear waters of Copacabana Beach. Nearby, guests can explore a variety of charming shops, restaurants, and bars. On-site amenities include an upscale spa with various treatments and a pool. Or, head to the fitness center to work out or enjoy a sauna session.
Rooms are bright and contemporary, with modern wooden furniture and decor and welcoming earth tones. Rooms also offer air conditioning, a TV, and a mini-bar — and most rooms feature awesome ocean views. Guests can dive into a buffet breakfast each morning, including fresh fruit and pastries.
Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro
- Address: Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 1430 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22775-040, Brazil
- Rates from: $154 per night
This property is located in the center of Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant Barra da Tijuca district — which is roughly four miles from Barra Beach. Guests can enjoy a rooftop swimming pool boasting scenic lake views, a well-equipped fitness center, and an on-site restaurant, Abelardo Restaurant and Bar, which serves Brazilian cuisine. The lobby lounge feels like a smart place to spend time — and drinks are worth the splurge at the rooftop pool bar.
The guest rooms are clean and modern, feeling sophisticated while outfitted with welcoming décor and private bathrooms. Additional amenities include WiFi access, 24-hour room service, and a 24-hour business center.
Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro
- Address: Av. Lúcio Costa, 9600 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22795-007, Brazil
- Rates from: $447 per night
This property showcases the best of Brazilian culture — with an outdoor pool, a spa, and a location in the heart of Barra da Tijuca (guests can even take advantage of chair service, parasols, and towels on the beach).
It sits right between the ocean, the lake, and the mountains, and just across the street from Reserva Beach. The spa offers a sauna, steam room, and various treatments, including massages.
Enjoy amenities like free WiFi, a relaxing sauna, and a fitness center — which features a yoga studio. Dine at one of the three restaurants. Guest rooms are air-conditioned, offer a relaxing bathtub, and have a furnished balcony.
Prodigy Santos Dumont
- Address: Av. Alm. Silvio de Noronha, 365 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20021-901, Brazil
- Rates from: $279 per night
This property is directly connected to one of the busiest airports in the country, Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro. Guest rooms are outfitted in earth tones, a flat-screen TV, and come with a private bathroom.
Dive into the luxurious infinity pool, dine at one of the multiple restaurants, or inquire about anything at the on-site 24-hour desk.
Windsor Florida Hotel
- Address: R. Ferreira Viana, 81 – Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22210-040, Brazil
- Rates from: $81 per night
This 4-star property is just steps from Flamengo Beach and offers easy access to attractions like the city center and Copacabana Beach. Guests will enjoy upscale accommodations for a reasonable cost in this charming area steeped in tradition and blended with the vibrance of this lively city.
Dine at Babuska Restaurant, which is located in the lobby and specializes in Brazilian cuisine. The restaurant hosts a breakfast buffet each morning. There are multiple types of room accommodations on-site, equipped with air conditioning and an attached bathroom. Each room is clean and bright and features a window letting in plenty of natural light.
Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro
- Address: R. Riachuelo, 124 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20230-014, Brazil
- Rates from: $153 per night
This property is located in the historic and bohemian center of the city — home to many artists and musicians. It feels bright and tropical and is close to attractions like Carioca´s Aqueduct and
Lapa´s bohemian center. Guests can enjoy spending time at the outdoor pool, in the wellness center and spa area, or at the fitness center. There’s also free WiFi access and a 24-hour front desk.
Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro features two restaurants and two bars — Versatil Restaurant, which is the property’s main restaurant serving a buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinner service. At Massa Fina, dine on artisanal pizzas for dinner. At Fidelio Bar, admire views of the inner courtyard and garden while enjoying drinks and light bites. ‘At Vinicuiys Moraes Bar by the pool, enjoy a snack or a refreshing cocktail.
There are nearly 300 guest rooms, and the property is separated into two wings — the Collection Wing, which is a building resulting from the restoration of old 19th-century palace housing rooms with a preserved, historic charm — and the Lapa Towers Wing, which is a 13-story tower with more modern feeling rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a private bathroom, a TV, and a mini-bar.
Orla Copacabana Hotel
- Address: Av. Atlântica, 4122 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22070-002, Brazil
- Rates from: $275 per night
This 4-star property faces Copacabana Beach and is about 0.5 miles from Ipanema Beach. Guest rooms at Orla Copacabana are outfitted in natural Earth tones and contemporary decor — outfitted with amenities like free WiFi, air-conditioning, a TV, and a mini-bar. Some even boast impressive ocean views.
Work out at the fitness center, which hosts scenic ocean views, or relax in the sauna. Swim at the trendy rooftop pool with panoramic views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and the ocean. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant’s extensive breakfast buffet, which is served daily, and features international and regional dishes.
Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
- Address: Av. Niemeyer, 121 – Leblon, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22450-220, Brazil
- Rates from: $330 per night
This 5-star oceanfront resort sits on the white-sand Leblon Beach facing the Atlantic with sights of Brazil’s majestic mountains in Rio’s South Zone. Visitors can enjoy a revamped pool area with a lively, tropical-feeling environment with a spacious deck and a Jacuzzi boasting an ocean view. Off-site, take the complimentary shuttle to Leblon Beach.
On-site amenities include free WiFi, a well-equipped gym, and a relaxing spa. In one of the 500-plus elegant rooms, relax in a spacious and contemporary space with modern decor as well as air conditioning and a private balcony showcasing beach views.
There are multiple restaurants on-site to visit. Dine at Casarão Restaurant is located in the pool area in an upscale but approachable atmosphere. There’s also Bene Restaurant, which serves tasty Italian food. At The Casa da Cachaça, enjoy classic snacks and cocktails. On the 26th floor, dine at L’Etoile, a French restaurant with panoramic ocean views.
Selina Lapa Rio de Janeiro
- Address: R. Visc. de Maranguape, 9 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20021-390, Brazil
- Rates from: $183 per night
This 58-room boutique hotel and hostel property is located in the hip, bohemian Lapa district amongst a spirited nightlife scene. The property is within walking distance from landmarks like the mosaic stairs and the Arcos da Lapa.
Dine at the on-site South American-inspired restaurant, which is said to serve some of the best burgers in Rio. Explore the sunny and warm rooftop terrace, or relax on the yoga deck. See a movie in the 25-seat on-site cinema room or cook in the communal kitchen. There’s also a co-working space with 15 desks, a Wi-Fi network, and dedicated meeting rooms. There’s a restaurant and bar that seems to draw both locals and travelers to mix and mingle.
There are four, six, and eight-person dorms and four different types of private rooms. The room decor feels stylish and artsy, and the vibrancy felt within the entire property is felt in the atmosphere and spied in the bright decor.
How much are hotels in Rio de Janeiro?
According to Statista, the average price of hotels in Rio averaged roughly $89 U.S. dollars in June of 2023.
What time is it in Rio de Janeiro?
Rio de Janeiro is on Brasilia Standard Time, one hour ahead of New York City and four hours ahead of Los Angeles.
Where is Rio de Janeiro?
Rio is located on the South Atlantic Ocean in the southeast of Brazil. It’s 220 mi (355 km) east of São Paulo and 580 mi (930 km) southeast of Brazil’s capital city, Brasília.