The first time I visited Vietnam I researched just about every hotel trying to figure out where to stay in Hoi An. It was exhausting! On my second trip I was a little bit more savvy about the best area to stay in Hoi An, but booking the perfect Hoi An hotel still takes time and patience. Especially if you are looking for the best price. I’m currently planning my third trip to Hoi An and I thought I would enlist some help from my fellow travel bloggers to recommend some of the best places to stay in Hoi An. I love all of their suggestions!
Best Area To Stay in Hoi An Overview
Hoi An is a compact town on the mid coast of Vietnam. There are no shortage of places to stay in Hoi An. Visitors can choose from hotels, villas, resorts, hostels and home stays. A quick search on Agoda reveals 900+ results so whittling the choices down to just one is no easy feat. Most accommodation in Hoi An is concentrated either in the city centre near the UNESCO world heritage listed Ancient Town or on the coast. Deciding which is the best area to stay in Hoi An for you will depend on if you want to be close to town which boasts riverfront properties, some of the best restaurants in Hoi An and a vibrant shopping district or if you prefer to laze away the days on the sands of some of Vietnam’s best beaches. The distance between the two precincts is about 15 minutes by road. On my first visit with The Hubs we rented a scooter and it was easy to ride between the two. On my second trip with a group of 10 other ladies we relied on taxis to get around. My preference is to stay in the city centre given this is where I spend most of my time. I always get clothes tailored at BeBe and shoes made at Friendly Shoes when I visit so being able to pop in easily for fittings makes sense for me. Once you have decided which area of Hoi An you want to stay in, you then need to choose the style of accommodation that will work best for you. Obviously budget will play a big part in your choice and Hoi An caters for all wallets. I find hotels in Hoi An are great value and you can secure a decent hotel room for around AUD$50 a night, budget hotels start from about AUD$25 a night, hostels will set you back around AUD$7 a bed, a room in a home stay starts at around AUD$20 a night and a suite with a private pool in a fancy resort can set you back in excess of AUD$1,500 a night. To help you narrow down your choice, I listed some options that myself and my fellow travel bloggers personally recommend.
#1 Sincerity Hotel Hoi An
The Hubs and I stayed at the Sincerity Hotel on my first visit to Hoi An. We flew in from Hanoi on Vietjet and our private transfer whisked us straight to the door. The Sincerity Hotel is about a 10 minute walk from Ancient Town, but we hired a scooter from Ms B across the road and scooted back and forth. The Sincerity Hotel is a recently built heritage inspired 4 star hotel with a choice of 4 room types. We chose a deluxe room with breakfast, but were upgraded on arrival. Yay! Our room was spacious and clean and the tiny balcony offered spectacular sunset views. The Sincerity Hotel has a central pool, a well equipped gym, a quaint bar, a luxurious spa and and a restaurant which grows many of the ingredients served in the onsite garden. The staff at the Sincerity Hotel were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and they greeted us by name every time we walked past reception. The Sincerity Hotel in Hoi An is excellent value for money and rooms start at around AUD$50 a night.
Allison @ Flights to Fancy
#2 TTC Premium Hotel Hoi An
On my second visit to Hoi An I travelled with a group of ten other ladies. We flew in from Bangkok on Bangkok Airways and used a private transfer to get from Da Nang to Hoi An. We needed 6 rooms as most were sharing. We spent two weeks travelling around Asia and most of the hotels we stayed in had two single beds. One of the big draw cards of the TTC Premium Hotel was that the family balcony rooms contained two king size beds. TTC Premium is located about a ten minute walk from ancient town, but our group mostly used taxis to get into town. The fare was usually about AUD$5. There are two sections to the TTC Premium Hotel and the rooms at the rear are not quite as polished. The ladies in our group who were assigned rooms at the rear requested to be moved and this was handled without fuss. Breakfast was included which was served at the restaurant near the sparkling pool. The choices were limited, but there was just about enough to get by. The staff at the TTC premium hotel were very helpful. They accepted our deliveries of tailored clothes, arranged numerous taxis and always greeted us with a smile. TTC Premium Hotel represented excellent value for money and is typical of mid range hotels in Hoi An.
Allison @ Flights to Fancy
#3 Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
Hoi An is one of our favourite places to visit and most recently we spent 6 nights at Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An. This was the perfect destination for a family beach break in Vietnam. The Sunrise is a luxury resort with a private secluded beach and multiple swimming pools. The infinity pool looks out to the ocean, making it the perfect place to watch the sun setting over the water. The Sunrise Premium Resort has several restaurants on site, so you don’t have to leave the resort at all if you don’t want to. However, they also offer a complimentary transfer into Hoi An Ancient Town so you can explore and enjoy the beautiful sights. We recommend doing a Vietnamese cooking lesson during your stay. We had a lot of fun learning some popular recipes and cooking methods. For families, there is a kids club and playroom. Our daughter loved spending time there, playing with the toys and on the playground equipment. There are also plenty of activities you can do at the resort, such as bicycle hire, non-motorised water sports and tennis. They offer full spa services and treatments. We enjoyed treating ourselves to massages during our stay. The resort is a beautiful place to stay for families or couples visiting Hoi An.
Holly @ Four Around the World
#4 Vinh Hung Emerald Hoi An
If you’re visiting Hoi An, the Vinh Hung Emerald Resort promises the best of both worlds. Its peaceful riverside location is perfect for a spot of rest and relaxation yet you’re just minutes away from all the attractions and hustle and bustle of Ancient Town. The hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the tranquil Thu Bon River, an on-site restaurant, spa and even a library. All rooms are elegantly decorated, with outstanding views towards the gardens, pool and river. The hotel also runs a number of tours and experiences for guests, including its very own authentic cookery class. Every evening, guests can enjoy freshly-made Vietnamese street food and live music out on the lawns. As the sun sets, you can watch the local fishermen on the river or sit back with a cocktail from the outdoor bar, under colourful lanterns strung from the trees. The Vinh Hung Emerald Resort has a magical way of making you feel like you’re a million miles away! Whether you’re wanting to kick back and relax for a few days or make the most of Hoi An’s many activities and attractions, this is the perfect oasis from which to base yourself and enjoy the charms of Vietnam’s ancient city.
Jules @ Part-Time Passport
#5 Koi Resort & Spa Hoi An
KOI Resort & Spa Hoi An is a symbol of Vietnamese heritage and culture. The resort has both rooms and suites available and every stay includes housekeeping, satellite television, a luxurious walk-in shower, a coffee and tea maker, as well as air conditioning. The resort has a pool, free high-speed internet, free guest parking, breakfast and a well-stocked bar. Flanked by the De Jong River, KOI is a tranquil space and the on-site spa offers a wide range of treatments to ensure a truly stress-free stay. Their aromatherapy massages are sensational, and the wellness centre also offers an outdoor massage area, workout room, and plunge pools. The Vong Restaurant serves a selection of foods, including traditional Vietnamese foods, and Chopstix Restaurant serves buffets with international meals. Guests enjoying the pool can enjoy tapas and refreshments at the Poolside Bar. KOI enjoys a fantastic location with access to the private beach area and there is a free shuttle to and from Hoi An Old Town.
Chrysoula @ Travel Passionate
#6 Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoi An
When we visited Hoi An with kids, we divided our time between the city and the beach. We chose Ally Beach Boutique Hotel for the beach part of our holiday, which is located only four kilometres from ancient Hoi An in Cua Dai. We chose Alley Beach for it’s proximity to the Ancient Town and the fabulous beach location. It meant we could spend a day on the beach or in the swimming pool, and go into Ancient Town in the evening. The hotel has free bicycles which are a perfect way to get to Hoi An, or alternatively if you don’t want cycling, there is a shuttle bus which can get you to the town. The second reason I chose Ally Beach Hotel was that it had a bathtub. I love a long bath and it’s not as easy to find a reasonably priced hotel with a bathtub in Vietnam. The bathroom in my room had a big freestanding bath with a glass partition which allowed you to have a bath and look at the sea. Additional perks of the hotel beside a great breakfast was a nice spa where you can get a massage or a pedicure.
Ania @ The Travelling Twins
#7 Vinci Villa Hoi An
Located in a quiet street no more than ten minutes walk from the Japanese Bridge in the middle of Hoi An, the Vinci Villa Hoi An is a great choice for good budget accommodation. It is family run, so the service is always attentive and helpful. The small size means that it is not busy or crowded, so it is the perfect retreat from the sometimes crazy streets. The rooms are modern and airy, and come with all the features you could want, including air-conditioning, a flatscreen tv and a big, deep, bathtub! Wifi at the property was some of the best I have encountered in all of South East Asia. The property has a swimming pool for cooling off in, and a delicious breakfast is included with your room. There are bicycles available to borrow for free, and if you want to travel further afield, the staff can provide suggestions for activities in Hoi An, help to arrange tours and organise transport. There is a family room available too if you are travelling with children. Vinci Villa Hoi An is amazing value for money in this busy tourist town.
Josie @ Josie Wanders
#8 Golden Pearl Hoi An
After visiting Hoi An several times over the last few years and seeing all different areas of the city, we have finally found the best place to stay in Hoi An for us. You’ll find this diamond in the rough a good 30 minute walk from the beach and about a 15 minute walk to Ancient Town. Newly built and immaculate rooms will leave you refreshed and relaxed. The noise typical of Hoi An is almost non-existent here, and the beds are luxurious and comfy compared to the standard rock hard beds you’ll come across in the country. When it comes to service, you best believe the staff will pass your test with flying colors! The hotel will gladly take care of any requests and if you need a free and easy way to get around, use one of the bikes provided. When you return to Golden Pearl after a day of sightseeing unwind in the beautiful inground pool and order a cocktail and do what you came here to do…RELAX!
Jim @ Executive Thrillseeker
#9 Villa of Tranquility Hoi An
During our two months in Hoi An, we stayed in several hotels and homestays. Our absolute favourite was definitely the Villa of Tranquility! It is a small family-owned hotel with beautiful rooms that are very affordable. The location is great. It is not right in the city centre, so nice and quiet at night, but still close enough so that you can easily ride one of the free bicycles into Hoi An or to the beach. Besides the convenient location, the Villa of Tranquillity has everything one could ask for; clean and comfy rooms, a great breakfast included, a pool to cool down and incredibly lovely owners. Because we stayed there for a few weeks, we really got to know the family who own the hotel. They gave us great tips for things to do in Hoi An, places to eat, helped us out with everything we needed and even invited us to a family party once, with tons of delicious food. We truly felt at home here and I can only recommend the Villa of Tranquility to anyone visiting Hoi An.
Valerie @ Valerie’s Adventure Time
#10 Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa
Located along Cua Dai Beach, Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa is a short 15-minute drive from Hoi An’s Ancient Town. Not only is this 4-star accommodation perfect for exploring the city, it also makes for an ideal vacation destination. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or simply wish to escape the busyness of it all, its tranquil atmosphere and beachfront views will make you never want to check out. There are a total of 109 rooms and 5 different room types all with spectacular views. Additionally, there is an infinity pool and a private beach, which is an incredible sunrise spot. Breakfast is complimentary and guests can enjoy a wide range of options from western style sausage and eggs to local Vietnamese dishes like a warm bowl of pho noodles. After a hearty meal, feel free to book yourself in for a relaxing massage or challenge your friend to a tennis match. For those feeling a little more adventurous, the resort offers complimentary shuttle services to Hoi An Ancient Town as well. Better yet, book a sidecar trip and roam the city in a vintage sidecar!
Jasmine @ My Suitcase Journeys
The Final Word On The Best Places To Stay In Hoi An
I was very happy with both the hotels that I stayed at in Hoi An. Choosing where to stay is Hoi An is not easy, but hopefully the suggestions in this post will point you in the right direction. If you do stay at any of the properties featured I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Until Next Time …
Pin “Where To Stay In Hoi An” for later
Disclosure Statement: This review is not sponsored and I paid for my accommodation in Hoi An in full. The information in my contributions in this article are based on my own personal experiences and have not been influenced in any way by the brand(s) featured. The contributions included from other writers has been accepted in good faith that the information is accurate. This post may contain affiliate links which if clicked may earn me a small commission on purchases at no extra cost to you.