Although the range of three star hotels in Vienna has improved in quality it is still a slippery road. While there is lots on offer you need to select carefully as places in this category can vary considerably in price and quality. To help you find value for money gems in the Golden Middle check my list of favourites below. Click on the links for each hotel below which will take you to several hotel deals to choose from.
1. Motel One Wien Staatsoper
Why it’s a good choice among three star hotels in Vienna: Did they get the stars wrong? This looks so glamorous. Budget chain Motel One has topped its own league with this ultimately affordable design hotel in best city center location. You will be sleeping in a refurbished town palace with tasteful references to Vienna.
Address: Elisabethstrasse 5, A-1010 Wien
Nearby attractions: Vienna State Opera, Ringstrasse boulevard, Karntner Strasse highstreet, Vienna Secession, Naschmarkt;
Where to book: check best rates and reviews for Motel One Wien Staatsoper
2. Pension Suzanne
Why it’s a good choice among three star hotels in Vienna: This little gem is situated in a fabulously central location, boasts original 19th-century Viennese furniture and has a lovely story to tell: In Vienna 1900, Fräulein Suzanne ran her fashion salon and small Bed and Breakfast there. Her customers: the friends and wives of none other than Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, Gustav Mahler, Otto Wagner, and Stefan Zweig. Guests love Suzanne’s delicious breakfast.
Address: Walfischgasse 4, A-1010 Wien
Nearby attractions: Vienna’s main shopping area, the Vienna State Opera and St. Stephen’s Cathedral; local nightlife;
Where to book: check best rates and reviews for Pension Suzanne;
3. Ruby Marie Hotel Vienna
Why it’s a good choice among three star hotels in Vienna: Almost shockingly stylish for a three-star hotel, the new Ruby Marie makes a bold design statement inside and out: Imagine a shiny cylinder with windows like in a picture gallery. Inline with the hotel’s lean luxury concept, the inside displays clear designs with crisp white linen and generous glass showers. However, the stunning highlight awaits guests right on the top at Ruby Marie’s rooftop garden – a colorful urban space packed with plants and deckchairs for a post sightseeing hangout.
Located at the upper end of shopping high street Mariahilfer Strasse, the hotel is in a great spot for shopping and close to Westbahnhof (Western railway station). By metro U3 you will reach the city center in just three stops.
Address: Mariahilfer Strasse 120, A-1070 Wien
Nearby attractions: Vienna’s bustling shopping street Mariahilfer Strasse; local nightlife;
Where to book: check best rates and reviews for Ruby Marie Hotel Vienna
Why it’s a good choice among three star hotels in Vienna: The Austria Classic Hotel usually offers great family packages. It is located just three minutes walk to Prater and has a great reputation for good service and cleanliness. You have good access to public transport links from there. For example, it will take you five minutes to the city centre by the nearest underground.
My tip: Make sure you get a quiet room facing the inner courtyard; ask for one of the recently renovated rooms with smart interiors.
Address: Praterstrasse 72, A-1010 Wien
Nearby attractions: Prater with Giant Ferris Wheel and new Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.
Where to book: Check best rates and customer reviews for Austria Classic Hotel
5. Hotel Am Stephansplatz
Why it’s a good choice among three star hotels in Vienna: one of most popular three star hotels in town; top location next to Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) in city centre; simple, clean-style interiors.
My tip: Ask for a room facing the inner courtyard if you are a light sleeper; room sizes vary, so make sure you get the size you want.
Address: Stephansplatz 9, A-1010 Wien
Nearby attractions: Stephansdom; shopping boulevards Kärntnerstrasse and Graben; State Opera; Spanish Riding School; Hofburg (Imperial Palace); Mozarthaus.
Where to book: Check best rates and customer reviews for Hotel Am Stephansplatz
6. Most Popular of Three Star Hotels In Vienna
Why it’s a good choice among three star hotels in Vienna: Especially among families, the Hotel Austria is a highly sought after three star hotel with a nice local touch; Read more about the Hotel Austria Vienna.
7. Hotel Zur Schwalbe
Why it’s a good choice among three star hotels in Vienna: This is a private, family-run traditional hotel in the city’s up and coming district Ottakring; it has a good reputation for its charm, atmosphere, cleanliness and good service; there is a direct underground line to the city centre nearby; a great family hotel if you visit Vienna with kids.
Address: Degengasse, A-1160 Wien
Nearby attractions: the city’s oldest wine tavern 10er Marie; romantic fin-de-siècle Villa Aurora (restaurant) with lovely garden and great views over Vienna; Brunnenmarkt (oriental and Austrian farmers’ market);
Where to book: Get best rates and review for Hotel Zur Schwalbe.
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