Best Places to Stay in Bucharest Old Town

Where to stay in Bucharest

A complete guide to where to stay in Bucharest, Romania (including the best hotels and apartments in the Old Town).

Where to stay in Bucharest

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Located in the southeastern part of Romania, Bucharest is the capital city of the country. It’s a dynamic city with a vibrant nightlife scene and gorgeous examples of Art Nouveau architecture. Bucharest is a great base to explore this part of Romania or a few days stop on the way to Brasov.

Visiting Bucharest for the first time? Then take a look at my travel guide for a perfect one day in Bucharest. It includes a map with all the must-see communist attractions, plus where to try authentic Romanian food.

The city is close to the border with Bulgaria, a beautiful and cheap country in Eastern Europe. There are regular buses (FlixBus) that connect Bucharest and Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. If you also plan to visit Sofia, check out my hotel guide to where to stay in Sofia for tourists.

Heading to Bucharest but still have no idea what is the best area to stay for sightseeing? Check out this guide to find the best location to stay and to choose the perfect hotel for you.

Where I stayed

I visited Bucharest for a long weekend. It was my first time in the city, so I wanted accommodation at a walking distance to the historic sights, restaurants and bars. And there is no better place to stay, but the Old Town of Bucharest!

My favourite place to stay in Bucharest is Europa Royale. The location is ideal for sightseeing, easy to access all places of interest, restaurants and the metro. Rooms are spacious with comfortable beds.

If you’re visiting Bucharest for sightseeing and partying, I’d totally recommend staying in the Old Town. You’ll be at a walking distance to everything, including hipster bars and restaurants.

Most popular hotel in Bucharest

In a hurry? Looking for a nice hotel with a great location in the heart of Bucharest Old Town?

Then check out Hilton Garden Inn – it’s the most popular hotel.

Hilton Garden Inn – Most popular

Excellent location, right in the heart of the Old Town, surrounded by cafés and restaurants. At a walking distance to all tourist sights. The breakfast is fantastic, featuring homemade waffles and live-cooking.
Why book – ideal location, modern spacious rooms, buffet breakfast with homemade waffles


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Old Town – the best area to stay in Bucharest

Where is the best area to stay in Bucharest?

The best area to stay in Bucharest is the Old Town. This is the heart of historic Bucharest. You can pretty much walk everywhere and explore the city on foot. No matter if you come for nightlife or sightseeing, you can’t go wrong by choosing accommodation in the Old Town.

In fact, the Old Town is the most charming part of Bucharest. The cobblestoned streets are pedestrian-only and full of great restaurants, bars and hipster coffee shops. Here you’ll find most of the tourist attractions, too.

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Also, most of the hotels are located in and around this area. And the best part is that they are a lot cheaper in comparison to Western Europe.

Benefits of staying in Bucharest Old Town

  • Old Town is the best area to stay for sightseeing and partying
  • you’ll be just a short walk from all the must-see sights, restaurants and bars
  • see the most famous building in all of Romania, the Palace of the Parliament
  • visit the famous bookshop Cărturești Carusel
  • stroll along the city’s most charming street, Pasajul Victoria
  • try the gelato at Cremeria Emilia Romania – the best gelato in Bucharest

Most popular tours

Old Town

Where to stay in Bucharest Old Town

Hotels in the Old Town (Best for couples)

Capitol Hotel – Most popular

Capitol Hotel occupies a beautiful historical building from 1901. Located in the north part of the Old Town, is a great base to explore Bucharest. Everything is at a walking distance – metro, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants. Rooms are modern and spacious with comfortable beds. Plus, there is an ATM machine inside the hotel, so it’s easy to get local currency.
Why book – central location, spacious rooms with comfy beds, nice breakfast with many choices


Concorde – Best rated

If you look for the perfect location, this is the place. The back door of the hotel leads to the pedestrian area of the Old Town. In addition, there is a mall, a huge Carrefour branch and many shops in a few minutes walk. It’s the best place to stay in Bucharest for restaurants and sightseeing. Excellent breakfast with plenty of healthy options, homemade cakes and biscuits.
Why book – central location, next to metro station, large and well-equipped rooms, secured parking on site


Hotels in Bucharest Old Town (Best for families)

Hilton Garden Inn – Most popular

For a quiet central location, choose Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel is right in the heart of the Old Town, surrounded by cafés and restaurants. The breakfast is fantastic, featuring homemade waffles and live-cooking.
Why book – ideal location, modern spacious rooms, buffet breakfast with homemade waffles


K+K Hotel Elisabeta – Central location

K+K Hotel Elisabeta has a great location, central but on a quiet street. It’s right next to University Square, close to public transport and the Old Town. Rooms are comfy, spotless and newly furnished. The breakfast features a very good selection of foods. Plus, there are a lot of restaurants within minutes of walking.
Why book – central location, next to a metro station, comfortable beds, helpful staff, tea and coffee making facilities


Best luxury hotels in the Old Town

Grand Hotel Continental – Best rated

It’s a very elegant 5-star hotel in the middle of downtown. You can walk pretty much everywhere. The interior is exquisite with vintage furniture. Rooms are comfy and soundproofed – all you need for good night sleep. The spa facilities include a hot tub, sauna and massages.
Why book – ideal location for sightseeing, 2 exquisite restaurants on-site, superb breakfast


Intercontinental Hotel – Most popular

Intercontinental Hotel is located at University Square and offers a spectacular view of the downtown. The rooms are tastefully furnished with nice touches. Plus, the location is great – you’re only 300m away from public transport and the historic centre.
Why book – perfect location next to a metro station, an Italian restaurant, lobby piano bar, excellent wellness centre


Apartments in Bucharest City Centre

Matisse Bucharest Old Town – Most popular

These are the best-rated vacation rental apartments in Bucharest. Tastefully decorated and well equipped, it’s a great base to explore the capital of Romania. The location is awesome – right in the city centre.
Why book – a 2min walk to the Old Town, spacious and modern interior, convenient supermarket nearby


Colțea Residence – Convenient location

Colțea Residence is on the edge of the Old Town, very close to the metro. It’s an excellent location – 5 minutes walk from restaurants and bars. The apartments are spacious and comfortable with nice views of the city centre.
Why book – ideal location, next to a metro station and the airport bus stop, air-conditioning, comfy beds


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2 Replies to “Best Places to Stay in Bucharest Old Town”

  1. We just returned from Bucharest, stayed in Concorde Hotel for 3 days. I highly recommend! The location is fantastic – we walked to everywhere!

    1. Hi Janet,
      I’m glad you enjoyed your time in Bucharest! 🙂

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