Some familiarity with each Lisbon district will help when planning your trip and deciding where to stay in Lisbon. Each central Lisbon neighbourhood has something different to offer for sightseeing, shopping, museums and art galleries. You can use our guide to help you choose the best area to stay in Lisbon according to your interests especially useful if you are planning where to stay in Lisbon first time.
We have made a selection of the best places to stay in Lisbon so you don’t have to waste your time trawling through unsuitable options. Our Lisbon Portugal accommodation guide focuses on the best boutique hotels in Lisbon offering value for money, as well as Lisbon’s best apartments and family friendly accommodation.
Where to stay in Alfama Lisbon?
Alfama is the best area to stay in Lisbon for sightseeing if you like to do so on foot. The oldest Lisbon district with winding streets tumbling downhill towards the river that recall the Moorish era. Home to the towering Castelo de Sao Jorge, it is also known for its fado houses. You can find some of Lisbon’s best viewpoints in Alfama, Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia, that offer sweeping views over the city. Our Alfama Lisbon accommodation guide focuses on some of the best boutique hotels in Lisbon.
Palacete Chafariz D’El Rei
One of the best hotels in Alfama, Lisbon. A small boutique hotel with six luxury suites offering unique views of the river and city. The building dates from the end of the 19th century. It has been beautifully redecorated preserving all the original features, stainglass, stuccoed ceilings, chandeliers and antiques. A cool place to stay in Lisbon.
Santa Clara 1728
An enchanting 18th century building an ideal base if you fancy staying in Alfama Lisbon with stunning views of the river. Surrounded by monuments, beautiful palaces and a lovely park. The inside is very much a design hotel. The six suites pay homage to 21st century design while respecting features of the 18th century house.
Alfama – Lisbon Lounge Suites
Located in Alfama a short distance walk from São Jorge castle on the 28 tram route. These Lisbon apartments and rooms are spacious and modern.
Where to stay in Chiado Lisbon?
Best area in Lisbon for shopping and grand squares home to some of the city’s oldest shops and cafés. Many of the areas original Belle Époque buildings were destroyed by fire in 1988. However, many have since been restored by award winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Viera.
The AlmaLusa is one of the best boutique hotels in Baixa/ Chiado Lisbon. Housed in a listed building it is also the best location to stay in Lisbon, just a stone’s throw from the waterfront and sightseeing opportunities of Chiado and Baixa. The 28 rooms are all different, some suites, some with small kitchenettes, and some with an extra bed. The best overlook the beautiful, quiet square at the front of the building.
Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites
If you are wondering where to stay in Lisbon with a family, Martinhal Chiado provides luxury self-catering accommodation in the heart of the city. There’s a kids club available on site open day and night covering 6 months to early teens and an opportunity to prebook baby equipment.
Living Lounge Hostel
Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon is located in the heart of the city, on one of the quieter streets between Baixa and Chiado. This boutique hostel in Lisbon provides singles, doubles and dormitory accommodation. Everything feels fresh and stylish, you’ll feel at home in the friendly atmosphere. It offers excellent value and comfort.
Lisbon Rentals Chiado
Modern and spacious self-catering apartments located in a renovated 18th century building in Chiado.
Casas da Baixa
Stylish self-catering apartments in the historic centre of Lisbon between Comércio and Rossio squares in a renovated 18th century building.
Staying in Baixa Avenida
The main area between the riverfront Praça do Comércio with the busy Rossio Square and Parque Eduardo VIII. Avenida da Liberdade is fashioned on Paris’s Champes-Élysées. It is still the city’s most up market area lined with grand 19th century mansions and a tree-dotted central strip.
Heritage Avenida Liberdade
Boutique hotel located on Lisbon’s main avenue Avenida da Liberdade perfect for sightseeing and shopping. The hotel occupies an artfully restored townhouse. There is a small pool with water jets, a gym and a library. The are 26 rooms spread over 6 floors are simply decorated to preserve original features. While the hotel is probably more suited to adults, children are welcome and baby-sitting services can be arranged if parents want to enjoy a night out on the town.
One of the best budget hotels in Lisbon where you won’t have to sacrifice location and comfort. This family run hotel is located in the historic centre parallel to Avenida de Liberdade, a short walk from Rossio train station. There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, an ideal base for shopping and sightseeing.
Turim Iberica Hotel
One of the 4-star Lisbon hotels located in Avenida 5 de Outubro within walking distance of the Campo Pequeno metro station. Modern decor with bedrooms that are spacious and comfortable. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum with beautiful landscaped gardens is just a short distance walk from the hotel. Families are welcome and babysitting services are available.
Hotel White Lisbon
This 3 star boutique hotel is modern, comfortable and good value for money. There are 41 rooms and suites at the hotel and a lovely rooftop terrace with a pool. Although a bit away from the main tourist attractions, the metro is very close by providing easy access to the sights.
Lisbon City Apartments & Suites
These Lisbon apartments and rooms are a short walk from a metro station that takes you to the centre in a few minutes. A good option for anyone looking to avoid the crowds and rising prices of the historic centre.
Why stay in Bairro Alto ?
The Bairro Alto is Lisbon‘s nightlife district. By day it’s tranquil, but by night the neighbourhood comes alive with restaurants, cafés and bars that spill out into the streets until the early hours.
Lumiares Hotel & Spa
Looking for hotels near Barrio Alto? Lumiares Hotel and Spa with is a stylish boutique hotel with 53 luxurious suites varying in size from studio to penthouse. The rooftop restaurant and bar is open all day and offers great views across Lisbon. The spa is small but elegant and offers a range of treatments and there is also a well equipped gym. The kitchenettes contain all mod cons making it easy to cater for small children.
Lisbon Rentals Real
Modern and spacious self-catering apartments in the trendy Principe Real district.
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