Finding an ideal accommodation in Hanoi is not so tricky; from simple homestays near Hanoi Opera House or Ngoc Son temple to luxury hotels a few minutes away to Hanoi Old Quarter; you can easily catch some names as long as already getting an idea of how much you would spend for a stay.

If you are going to have an affluent trip here, the list of 5 high-quality hotels below can be useful in picking up your best places to stay in Hanoi. They can be hotels with international awards for its modern architecture which can offer you nice swimming in the panoramic rooftop pool to the city center, or ones existing more than 100 years, retaining ancient Hanoi’s designs mixed with neo-classic French style.

1. JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi

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– Address: 8, Do Duc Duc Street, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem, Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh, Ha Noi.

– Price: from 134.4$

JW Marriott Hotel is lying right on the campus of My Dinh National Convention Center; not only near the Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, but also rather convenient to Hanoi Old Quarter.

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The hotel was built on the idea of “The Legendary Dragon” – a symbol of elegance, nobility, and robustness, which was architecturally shown by the image of a dragon lying on the banks. Moreover, the interior is super impressive with vast high ceilings and an immense marble corridor. The unique design helped JW Marriott Hanoi honorably receive an International Property Award for the Best New Hotel Construction and Design in the Asia-Pacific region in 2014.

Guests can find abundant recreation facilities here including an indoor pool, relaxing spa, a vintage jazz club, and a 24/7 fitness center. Besides JW Café serving various international cuisines of Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and the Mediterranean, visitors can have other dining options in an exquisite setting at Lounge, French Grill, and Akira Back restaurants.

2. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel

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– Address: 15, Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

– Price: from 216$

Located at the heart of Hanoi, only 2 minutes away from Trang Tien or Hanoi Opera House, Sofitel Legend Metropole was built in the French colonial period (1901). It is the first five-star hotel in the city to hold numerous prestigious events and business workshops, as well as to welcome illustrious persons from pretty long ago, like novelist Graham Greene and movie star Charlie Chaplin to recent time world-famous figures, such as former US President Bill Clinton, former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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The hotel’s architecture is a perfect combination between exquisite French beauty and the taste of old Hanoi expressed through old-fashioned middle stairs and polished wood furniture. The hotel offers 364 rooms, in which, two types of suites, the Metropole wing and Opera wing, inspired by French neoclassical architecture, giving an extreme splendor look. There are also five fancy restaurants of both authentic Vietnamese and French cuisines, a nice indoor heated swimming pool, on-site bars, convention rooms, two ballrooms, a fitness center, and a full-service spa center.

3. Apricot Hotel

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– Address: 136 Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

– Price: from 90$

Apricot hotel should be ranked first in the top Hanoi hotels with perfect locations; only 300 meters from Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, The Huc Bridge, and St. Joseph Cathedral, 13 minutes away from Noi Bai International Airport, more especially, you can easily walk across the street to reach Hoan Kiem Lake. Thanks to that, every place in the hotel offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the Lake.

The hotel is designed according to luxury neoclassical architecture; the rooms are small, but reasonably designed with a glass wall between the bathroom and the bedroom. In addition to the room being super nice and more spacious than expected given the vintage of the hotel, the bathroom and shower are also comfortable with plenty of hot water and good water pressure.

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There is a rooftop swimming pool with an open bar and a panoramic fitness center. The meals here are delicious and plentiful. If you are too lazy to go out, you can choose to have dinner right at the hotel with two dining choices between Vietnamese and Western dishes. Also, special diet meals can be prepared upon request.

The professional receptionists here are willing to help guests with laundry services, currency exchange, car rentals, tours or even meeting arrangements any time in the day. One more notable thing, the 9th-floor library with an open view looking at the lake is extremely perfect for those who wish for a quiet reading moment.

4. Pan Pacific Hanoi Hotel

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– Address: 1, Thanh Nien street, Ba Dinh District, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.

– Price: from 117 $

Towering in the middle of the city with views of West Lake, Truc Bach Lake, and Red River, Pan Pacific Hanoi, with 20 floors as well as 263 rooms and apartments, is just 3 km and 10 minutes away from the dynamic Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ba Dinh Square, and Dong Xuan market.

The rooms here have a Vietnamese design style with neutral yellow tones and modern furniture, providing comfort and lightness.

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The hotel also features a service complex of an indoor heated four-season swimming pool with a pull-in roof. On the floor 20, guests can have a dreamy evening watching spectacular sunset scenery over West Lake while sipping a cocktail at Summit Lounge. In terms of dining, guests have multiple options, such as enjoying Chinese dishes at Ming Restaurant or joining other buffet parties with a variety of menus. Finally, it’s the staff here who made the hotel more special; many commented that they were extremely helpful, professional, and sophisticated, and even offered you more than you could ask for.

No matter how you spend your trip, you will always find the best places to stay in Hanoi. Looking for an oasis of calm and relaxation in a well-furnished room overlooking West Lake or the city center? These 5 Hanoi luxury hotels above will provide you all the best they have and also be your trusted travel companion for your upcoming trip to the capital.