15 Best Hoi An Boutique Hotels In & Around Old Town

Hoi An Boutique Hotel

Wondering where to stay in Hoi An Vietnam? The beautiful ancient town is filled with everything from luxury hotels to beachside villas, and even hostels. Yet, our favorite option over the years has been the Hoi An boutique hotels! After many trips to this special town in Central Vietnam we’re happy to share helpful information about accommodations. Here’s how to find the best hotels in Hoi An, our favorite boutique options, and more fun tips from our own experiences.

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How Long Should You Plan to Spend in Hoi An?

We recommend at least 3 days for your trip to Hoi An. However, the longer you have the better! 

Honestly, it’s hard to explain how much we love this town. We make sure to stop here on practically every visit to Vietnam to experience the magic of Hoi An.

First of all, the entire town is a Unesco World Heritage Site. From the bustling local market to the rice paddies and historic architecture, there’s something for every traveler in Hoi An. Still, we’d be lying if we didn’t admit our favorite part is the food.

Be sure to try the famous Cao Lau noodles (this is the best spot) which can only be found in Hoi An. Also, make a stop at Queen Banh Mi, and check out some of our favorite rooftop bars and cafes

You can even make a day trip to My Son Sanctuary or Marble Mountain to see some truly incredible scenery and history. Read our complete guide below for more awesome activities in Hoi An! 

→  21 Amazing Things to Do in Hoi An Vietnam

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Which Area is Best to Stay in Hoi An?

When it comes to where to stay in Hoi An, know that it is quite large. Many of the best hotels in Hoi An can be found right around Old Town or just a short walk away. Life here is centered around the Thu Bon River which runs directly through all the action. 

You can stay on either side of the river, but we prefer the market area which has more Hoi An boutique hotels, restaurants, and cafes. Just across from here is a small island called An Hoi connected by a bridge. This is where the Hoi An Night Market takes place and is filled with more accommodation options.

If you’d prefer you could also stay near Cua Dai Beach for easy access to the water. Many Hoi An hotels even have a private beach area to enjoy!

Where to Stay in in Hoi An

Is It Better to Stay in Hoi An or Da Nang?

That all depends on what you want to see and do in Central Vietnam. If you have time you should stay a few days in both to truly have the best experience. 

Da Nang is Vietnam’s 3rd largest city, and the coastline plays host to some of the country’s best beaches. You can also stop by the fire breathing Dragon Bridge which comes alive on the weekends.

Da Nang International Airport is where you’ll likely be flying into anyway if you plan to visit Hoi An. If this is part of your itinerary, we recommend staying in Da Nang for at least a couple of nights before heading off to the ancient town.

If we HAD TO choose between the two we would definitely pick Hoi An. As you’ll see in this article, the boutique hotels in Hoi An are part of what makes it such a special place in Central Vietnam. 

Luckily, wherever you choose to stay, it’s easy to make a day trip from Da Nang to Hoi An. The drive is only 30 minutes by taxi or shuttle bus, and about 45 minutes if you’re renting a motorbike. 

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Why Do We Recommend Hoi An Boutique Hotels?

First, we should tell you there are endless options for where to stay in Hoi An. Vietnam is perfect for any budget, but you can specifically find amazing deals on higher end properties. 

Some of the best boutique hotels in Hoi An will only cost you between $30 to $45 USD a night. Many have a convenient location in Old Town with an outdoor pool, air conditioning, and a delicious buffet breakfast.

If you’re really trying to save some money you can easily find something under $20 USD. However, we much prefer the spacious rooms with all the amenities you’d expect at 3 or 4-star hotel. Below are some of the best hotels in Hoi An for both a short or extended stay! 

Best Hoi An Boutique Hotel

Hoi An Boutique Hotels Near Old Town

Old Town is made up of small walking streets and colorful two-storey wooden houses. The Hoi An Boutique hotels in this section are just outside of this famous pedestrian-only zone.

That means you’ll be just a short stroll away from all the great restaurants and shopping! All of Hoi An is super walkable and you can get around easily on foot. 

1. Hoian Central Hotel: This great hotel is near the tourist area of Hoi An. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool on a hot day and free bicycles to get around town. 

2. Little Riverside Hoi An: A luxury hotel & spa with river views. Highlights include a rooftop swimming pool, fitness center, and breakfast at their in-house restaurant. 

3. Hoi An TNT Villa: Guests will love this central location just 300 meters walking distance from the Japanese Covered Bridge. Also, features free wifi, large balconies, and a tour desk to book excursions. 

4. Riverside White House Hotel: One of our favorite Hoi An Boutique hotels by the river! Take in the stunning views from the patio seating area while being close to all the popular points of interest. 

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Hoi An Boutique Hotels on An Hội

​As we mentioned earlier, this area is just a quick walk over a small bridge. At night the streets are blocked off and the night market stars up.

We’ve stayed in this part of Hoi An several times and appreciate how close everything is. Walking out of your hotel and right into the mix of the night market is priceless, too!

5. Hoianan Boutique Hotel: Located just across the river from the main part of town on the small island of An Hoi. Take advantage of the free bikes to get around and buffet breakfast every morning.

6. Little Hoi An: This boutique hotel & spa has its own restaurant and a unique wooden decor. You can get a full spa or beauty treatment, grab a drink at the pool bar, and even take a local cooking class at Little Hoi An.

7. Lan Uyen Homestay: Highly-rated Hoi An hotel which comes at a great value. Spacious rooms and in close proximity to the river and night market. 

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Hoi An Boutique Hotels A Quick Bike Ride Away

You might have noticed in our descriptions that many of the hotels in offer Hoi An free bicycles. That’s because one of the best things to do in Hoi An is to jump on a bike and explore outside of the town. There are massive rice paddy fields to explore which make for a fun day of cycling outside of town.

8. Son Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa: This is a beautiful property with free use of bicycles not far from the main area. The 24-hour front desk can help arrange tours and airport transfers to Da Nang. 

9. Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel & Spa: This large luxury hotel is perfect for families or couples visiting Hoi An. Enjoy the solid location and comfortable beds, while being close to the city center. 

10. Shining Riverside Hoi An Boutique & Spa: About 1.5 km from Hoi An ancient town out in nature. Take in the views of the rice paddies from your balcony and have a swim in the pool to cool off. 

11. Lantana Riverside Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa: Lantana offers accommodation with big balconies facing the river. Great spot to be if you’re renting a motorbike and planning to adventure around outside of Hoi An.

12. Hoi An Riverside Villas & Apartments: One of the best hotels in Hoi An for couples or solo travelers. Bed and breakfast style with a swimming pool in a tropical setting. 

Hoi An Boutique Hotel Guide

Unique Hoi An Boutique Hotels

There are also plenty of nice Hoi An hotels away from the city center if you’d prefer. These are also closer to the Hoi An beach area so you’ll quickly get to the water. Typically, know that your money will go a bit further being outside of the town center.

13. Hoi An Chic – Green Retreat: Serene location in between Hoi An and Cua Dai Beach. Here you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous green rice paddies and the nature of Hoi An. 

14. Maison Fleur Luxury Hoi An: One of the most beautiful Hoi An boutique hotels around. Relax in the air-conditioned rooms and take in the scenery. Also, just a quick motorbike ride from the ancient town. 

15. Ahoy Hoi An Boutique Resort & Spa: Amazing luxury hotel with all the amenities you’ll need for a great stay. Perfect for guests that would like to stay at a resort on the outskirts of town, while still being close to the beaches.

Unique Hoi An Boutique Hotels

Have any questions on this article or want to share your favorite Hoi An boutique hotels? Leave us a comment below!

Safe Travels,
Brigitte & Jake

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Transportation: 12Go is what we use to book ferries, trains, buses, and transfers while traveling through Vietnam.

 Flights: For cheap flight deals check out Skyscanner and Kayak. That’s how we found flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc for $20 USD and Vietnam to Thailand for less than $50! 

 Accommodation: Compare multiple sites for hotels such as Booking.com and Agoda. Also, Hostelworld should be your go-to source if you’re traveling on a budget. 

Tours: Get Your Guide is an amazing place to find fun activities all over Vietnam! There is everything from a Hanoi Cooking Class and market tour to a Mekong Delta Pagoda & rowing boat trip, and even the Phu Quoc Cable Car Ride with three island snorkeling tour! 

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2 Comments

  1. Carmilla
    January 30, 2024 / 8:25 am

    Great! Next week, I’ll be visiting Hoi An, and when searching for a place to stay, I found this. My reservation at the Hoian Central Hotel has already been made. I’m looking forward to using the outdoor swimming pool on hot days and the free bicycles to get around in town.

    • Brigitte & Jake
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      January 30, 2024 / 8:51 am

      That’s great to hear! I’m sure you’ll love the great location near old town. Enjoy!

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