17 Unbelievable Hotels in Krakow [2018 Insider Guide]

Krakow is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland. A city filled with history and charm – travelers find themselves falling head over heels for Krakow.

Because of its popularity, Krakow hotels are often booked ahead of time, so it’s important for you to book a room as quickly as possible. This is exactly why we created this bargain guide to the best hotels in Krakow.

Our team of expert travel writers has put together the most unbelievable hotels in Krakow – for all budgets and travel styles!

This will help you find a perfect hotel – and quickly! So you can be guaranteed a room for your stay in this amazing Polish city. Let’s explore the best hotels in Krakow.

Additional reading – the 15 Most Awesome Things to Do in Krakow, and Where to Stay in Krakow, Poland

Best Hotels in Krakow

Quick Answer – Best Hotel in Krakow

 

Overall Best Hotel in Krakow

Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow

Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow

Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow

  • $$
  • 5-Star Hotel
  • Childminding Services
  • Fitness Centre

The overall best hotel in Krakow is Radisson Blue Hotel Krakow. This 5-star hotel is a great find and offers everything modern travellers could possibly need while on the road. The facilities at Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow are pretty impressive. In addition to a fantastic business centre, they have a great gym and spa complex. The treatment menu at the spa is extensive and the environment is suitably relaxing.

Radisson Blue Hotel Krakow is family-friendly in every way. They offer spacious family rooms and suites too. There is a childminding service, ideal for those evenings when you want to explore Krakow’s nightlife scene.

Every room at Radisson Blue Hotel Krakow features a generous sized ensuite bathroom complete with a shower unit and bathtub. There is a flat-screen TV in every room complete with cable channels. Guests have access to free and unlimited WiFi throughout their stay.

 

Best Hotel in Krakow Near the Airport

Vinci Hotel Airport

Vinci Hotel Airport Krakow

Vinci Hotel Airport Krakow

  • $
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Luggage Storage
  • Airport Shuttle Service

The best hotel in Krakow near the airport is Vinci Hotel Airport. Located less than a 10-minute drive from John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice, Vinci Hotel Airport is the perfect place to stay for travellers who need to be able to access the airport with ease.

There are just 28 rooms and all have been recently refurbished. The rooms are simple but modern and feature everything a whistle-stop traveller could need. An ensuite bathroom, free WiFi and a comfortable bed. An airport shuttle service is available on request.

 

Best Hotel in Krakow Near Downtown

PURO Krakow Stare Miasto

PURO Krakow Stare Miasto Krakow

PURO Krakow Stare Miasto Krakow

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Room Service
  • Childminding Services

PURO Krakow Stare Miasto is the best hotel in Krakow near Downtown. Set in the heart of the city, stay at PURO makes exploring Krakow as easy as can be. The whole hotel is modern and features stylish decor. The rooms are generous in size and, of course, all come with a private ensuite bathroom.

PURO Krakow Stare Miasto offers an express check-in and check-out service in addition to childminding, airport shuttle and laundry services. What more could you ask for?! There is even an in-house coffee shop with an outdoor terrace.

 

Best Hotel in Krakow for Families

Novotel Krakow Centrum

Novotel Krakow Centrum Krakow

Novotel Krakow Centrum Krakow

  • $
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club

The best hotel in Krakow for families is, without a doubt, Novotel Krakow Centrum. Offering both a kids club and childminding services, Novotel Krakow Centrum is the perfect place to stay as a family in this historic Polish city.

The family rooms on offer at Novotel Krakow Centrum are spacious and bright. All rooms feature a cosy seating area and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

The indoor swimming pool is a great place to cool off after a long day exploring Krakow and the sauna is a real treat in the winter months especially.

 

Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in Krakow

Sleeping in Krakow Main Market

Sleeping in Krakow Main Market Krakow

Sleeping in Krakow Main Market Krakow

  • $$
  • Whole Apartments
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Free WiFi

The best pet-friendly hotel in Krakow is actually a new-fangled ‘aparthotel’. Sleeping in Krakow Main Market offers travellers the opportunity to live like a local in Krakow.

Each apartment features a bedroom and ensuite bathroom. This is in addition to a kitchenette that features everything you could need to prepare a decent meal.

There is free WiFi in each of the apartments at Sleeping in Krakow Main Market and there is a flat-screen TV for cosy nights in. This aparthotel can be found in the gorgeous Old Town neighbourhood.

 

Best Cheap Hotel in Krakow

Legend Krakow

Legend Krakow

Legend Krakow

  • $$
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Express Check-In/Out

Legend Krakow is the best cheap hotel in Krakow, no doubt about it. Offering super affordable room rates even in the summer high season Legend Krakow is a little gem. The whole place is modern and light, featuring stylish decor and great facilities.

All rooms at Legend Krakow feature a laptop safe, a flat-screen TV and complimentary bottles of water. Guests have access to their own private ensuite bathroom complete with full-sized bathtub. Legend Krakow has both a relaxed bar and restaurant in-house. Childminding services are available on request.

 

Best Hotel in Krakow Near Old Town

Antique Apartments Plac Szczepanski

Antique Apartments Plac Szczepanski Krakow

Antique Apartments Plac Szczepanski Krakow

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Minibar
  • 24-Hour Reception

The best hotel in Krakow near Old Town is Antique Apartments Plac Szczepanski. These luxury apartments offer guests the best of both worlds, the hospitality and service of a hotel with the space to feel at home offered by a holiday rental. Winning! You can hire bicycles and arrange day trips with the help of the wonderful staff at the reception.

In each apartment, you will find a kitchenette and a lounge space. The bedrooms feature exceptionally comfortable beds and ample blankets for the chilly winter nights. There is a minibar in every room too, perfect to warm the cockles!

 

Best Hotel in Krakow Near Wawel Castle

Hotel Senacki

Hotel Senacki Krakow

Hotel Senacki Krakow

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Coffee Bar
  • Gym

Hotel Senacki is the best hotel in Krakow near Wawel Castle. Just a matter of steps away from the city’s iconic landmark, Hotel Senacki is a great find. Offering modern facilities like a coffee bar and a decent fitness centre too, Hotel Senacki ticks all the right boxes. The hotel has authentic period decor and a real sense of style.

The rooms each feature a generous ensuite bathroom with a walk in shower unit. You are welcome to order room service or head to the ground floor to dine at Hotel Senacki’s in-house restaurant.

 

Best Hotel in Krakow Near Wieliczka Salt Mine

Turowka Hotel

Turowka Hotel Krakow

Turowka Hotel Krakow

  • $$
  • Restaurant In-House
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Swimming Pool

The best hotel in Krakow near Wieliczka Salt Mine is Turowka Hotel. The famous Wieliczka Salt Mine is a 30-minute drive from the centre of Old Town and is well worth exploring. Staying at Turowka Hotel offers you the chance to admire some of Poland’s picturesque scenery.

Turowka Hotel has their own tours and travel desk and they can arrange your trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine for you, transport and all. The rooms are cute and cosy. They offer just the right amount of space and feature a decent-sized ensuite bathroom.

 

Best Hotel in Krakow Near St Mary's Basilica

 Hotel Elektor

Hotel Elektor Krakow

Hotel Elektor Krakow

  • $$
  • Express Check-In/Out
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Restaurant

Hotel Elektor is the best hotel in Krakow near St Mary’s Basilica. This locally run hotel has a boutique feel and just 15-rooms.

There is a relaxed and welcoming feel to Hotel Elektor and the staff are extremely accommodating. The rooms feature neutral tones and modern decor. Some rooms offer city views and all come with free WiFi.

As a guest of Hotel Elektor, you are invited to dine at the in-house restaurant and experience some authentic Polish dishes. Alternatively, the are a number of other great restaurants within a short walk of Hotel Elektor.

 

More Best Hotels in Krakow

Couldn’t find anything that takes your fancy in that list? No worries! Here are some more best hotels in Krakow to give you some more food for thought!

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Krakow

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Krakow

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Express Check-In/Out

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel is an exceptional 4-star hotel that can be found within an easy reach of Izaak Synagogue.

With a stylish design and wonderfully welcoming staff, Metropolitan Boutique Hotel is one of the best hotels in Krakow. Each room comes with tea and coffee making facilities and there are complimentary bottles of water on arrival.

There are dozens of fantastic bars and restaurants within a short walk of the Metropolitan Boutique Hotel but their own in-house diner is not to be missed by any stretch.

 

Vienna House Andel’s Cracow

Vienna House Andel's Cracow

Vienna House Andel’s Cracow

  • $$
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bicycle Rental

Vienna House Andel’s Cracow is a superb hotel in the centre of Krakow. This is a great hotel for travellers who like to stay fit while they travel. As a guest of Vienna House Andel’s Cracow, you are welcome to enjoy a workout in the fitness centre or rent bicycles from front reception and explore the city on two wheels.

The rooms at Vienna House Andel’s Cracow are bright and modern. All feature colourful decor and stylish furniture. The suites are particularly spacious and are very reasonably priced. Every room comes with a minibar and room service is available.

 

Columbus Hotel Krakow

Columbus Hotel Krakow

Columbus Hotel Krakow

  • $
  • 3-Star Hotel
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Express Check-In/Out

Columbus Hotel Krakow is one of the most affordable family-friendly hotels in Krakow. Offering both family rooms and a childminding service, Columbus Hotel Krakow is the perfect hotel for families travelling to Poland on a budget. The staff are really accommodating and will go out of their way to ensure you have a great stay.

Columbus Hotel Krakow is set right in the heart of the city and all the must-visit attractions are within a short walking distance. If you don’t fancy the walk, however, the lovely staff can arrange a taxi for you.

 

Hotel Matejko

Hotel Matejko Krakow

Hotel Matejko Krakow

  • $
  • 3-Star Hotel
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Sauna

Hotel Matejko is a fantastic budget-friendly hotel in the Kleparz neighbourhood. Set a little out from the touristic hub of Krakow, Hotel Matejko is a great place to stay for travellers who want to experience a more authentic side of Krakow.

The rooms are arguably a little dated but they provide everything an un-fussy traveller could need, a comfy bed, an ensuite bathroom and free WiFi.

Reception is open 24-hours and the staff are happy to help in any way that they can. An airport shuttle service can be arranged on request and for an additional charge.

 

Privilege Suites

Privilege Suites Krakow

Privilege Suites Krakow

  • $$
  • 5-Star Hotel
  • Complimentary Bottle of Wine
  • Tours & Travel Desk

Privilege Suites seemingly never puts a foot wrong. Receiving nothing but the highest of praise from everyone who stays Privilege Suites is one of the best hotels in all of Poland, let alone just Krakow! You will be welcomed not only by a complimentary fruit bowl but a complimentary bottle of wine too. What a treat!

Privilege Suites features super stylish interior design and the most luxurious of linens. There is both slippers and fluffy bathrobes so you can feel right at home. You’re welcome to cook for yourselves in the apartment’s fully equipped kitchen.

 

Inx Design Hotel

Inx Design Hotel Krakow

Inx Design Hotel Krakow

  • $
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Fitness Centre

Inx Design Hotel is a modern yet comfortable hotel that can be found within a two-minute walk of the Galicia Jewish Museum.

Guests are welcome to work out in the Inx Design Hotel’s decent fitness centre or relax in the library. There are both rooms and suites available at Inx Design Hotel and all feature stylish design and high levels of comfort.

You can arrange all your tours and day trips in Krakow direct at the hotel, should you wish. Chat with Inx Design Hotel’s lovely staff at the tours and travel desk.

 

Wentzl

Wentzl Krakow

Wentzl Krakow

  • $$
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Childminding Services
  • Minibar

Wentzl is one of the best-located hotels in Krakow, set right in the heart of the Old Town. Many of the rooms at Wentzl offer impressive views of the city, some even feature a four-poster bed. With a subtle sense of class and outstanding hospitality, Wentzl is a top pick in Krakow.

This is a family-friendly hotel that offers rooms suitable for families and a childminding service too. Although Wentzl is set in the heart of bustling Old Town the rooms are quiet and a good night’s sleep is guaranteed.

 

Bonus Hotel!

Art & Garden Residence

Art & Garden Residence Krakow

Art & Garden Residence Krakow

  • $
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Garden
  • Express Check-In/Out

Art & Garden Residence is a fantastic little boutique hotel in Krakow that is often overlooked in favour of big chain hotels. Offering heartfelt Polish hospitality and excellent facilities, Art & Garden Residence is a little gem. As a guest, you are welcome to dine on the lawn for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Art & Garden Residence is set a little away from the Old Town which makes for a quiet and relaxing stay. It is easy to get to the touristy Old Town by bus and the staff can fill you in with all that you need to know.

 

Final Thoughts…

Krakow is such a joy to explore. We can’t wait for you to get checked in to your hotel and get out there exploring!

Are you having a hard time deciding? We hear you. Keep it simple and stress-free. Take our advice and book the overall best hotel in Krakow Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow. With such fantastic service, you will be well looked after.

Already made up your mind? Excellent! Remember, the best hotels in Krakow do get fully booked pretty far in advance. We recommend you book today to avoid disappointment.

What do you think? Which of our top picks takes your fancy? Perhaps we have missed a hidden gem off this list. We’re only human! Comment below and let us know!

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