Hotels in Istanbul

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Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 29 — Nov 302
Istanbul, Turkey
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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Istanbul:$118/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$5/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$93 - $179
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$107 - $126
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Istanbul

About Istanbul

Istanbul is a hospitable city beloved for its sweeping skyline of impressive Byzantine architecture, culinary heritage and warm provision of art, music and film. One of Turkey’s most populated economic and cultural hubs has many namesakes including Byzantium and Constantinople.

Things to do

The city offers several beautiful sights, but there are a few gems that you should not overlook on your first visit. The Topkapi Palace is one of the most impressive displays of Byzantine architecture in the world, decked with opulent pavilions and painted in colourful mosaics that provide interesting glimpses into the lives of Ottoman royalty.

Hagia Sophia is an iconic landmark of Istanbul and is a feast for the eyes. The impressive domed structure encompasses chambers of mural masterpieces and conveys historical and religious significance. Spend a couple of hours here strolling through the seemingly endless winding corridors.

If you need rest and rejuvenation after a day of sightseeing, be sure to stop by Deraliye for a taste of pomegranate flower juice and stuffed vine leaves, or you can sample traditional Turkish cuisine at Balıkçı Sabahattin or Asitane. The street corners are also lined with delectable cuisine options, making it impossible to make the wrong choice.

Istanbul’s retail opportunities span from historic to modern, encompassing traditional covered markets such as the Mahmutpasha Bazaar to Akmerkez, awarded “Europe’s best shopping mall”. There are more than 200 stores to choose from and exquisite exhibitions on display from artists around the world.

Getting around

Public transportation is the easiest way to get around Istanbul, comprised of a network of buses and metros. Hop a ferry to commute like a local, or stretch your legs and explore the city on foot.

Istanbul travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Istanbul?

    You can find several places worth visiting in Istanbul. Esenyurt, Zeytinburnu, and Beylikduzu are some of the most popular amongst our users.

  • What are the best hotels in Istanbul?

    Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center is a very popular hotel in Istanbul with a score of 8.6 from 4,727 reviews. Ciragan Palace Kempinski (9.0 from 1,478 reviews) and Intercontinental Istanbul, An IHG Hotel (8.6 from 3,628 reviews) are also highly rated Istanbul hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Taksim Square?

    With a rating of 8.6/10 from 3,628 reviews, Intercontinental Istanbul, An IHG Hotel is a hotel close to Taksim Square that is well recommended by HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Istanbul near Taksim?

    Intercontinental Istanbul, An IHG Hotel is a hotel near Taksim that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.6 from 3,628 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Sultan Ahmet Camii?

    Close to Sultan Ahmet Camii you will find Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel, which has a rating of 8.3 over 1,190 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Istanbul cost?

    Hotels in Istanbul cost an average of $84/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Istanbul had higher average prices of $83/night and $173/night respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Istanbul?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Istanbul starting from $6 per night in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Istanbul tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Istanbul tonight are about $86 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as $6 for tonight in the last 3 days. The best price found for a 4-star hotel in Istanbul tonight is $18.

  • What are the best hotels on Istiklal Street in Istanbul?

    Istiklal Street is one of the longest streets in Istanbul, running all the way from Taksim Square to the landmark Galata Tower. The street houses several bookstores, boutiques, music stores, other shops, and hotels. Demirören İstiklal Palas and Luxir Hotel Taksim are some of the cheap hotels in Istanbul located on Istiklal Street. If you book a room at the Luxir Hotel Taksim, you will be able to travel conveniently from the Istanbul Airport using either private or public means of transport. The Blue Mosque, Galata Tower, and Hagia Sophia are just some of the exciting destinations close to this hotel. At the Demirören İstiklal Palas, you will enjoy stylish rooms as well as other amenities, such as bars and restaurants on-site. The Topkapi Palace Museum, Grand Bazaar, and the Hagia Sophia are all conveniently located nearby this hotel. Guests in this hotel can also take advantage of free parking.

  • Are there kid-friendly hotels in Istanbul?

    When traveling to Istanbul with children, it is important to find a hotel that is kid-friendly. There are several kid-friendly Istanbul hotels that are conveniently located close to parks, museums, and gardens where families can take their kids. Bucoleon By Cheers, a three-star hotel, is a cheap and kid-friendly hotel that traveling families should consider. Booking a room in this hotel will help you save money in your budget, with its low nightly rates and free hot breakfast buffet every morning. The breakfast, which is served in the rooftop sunroom, will provide you and the kids an amazing view of the city. The Istanbul Archaeological Museum, which is within walking distance from the hotel, is a good place to take the kids and experience the country’s rich archaeological heritage. The Marmara Pera is another good kid-friendly hotel in Istanbul. This hotel is located near the Istanbul airport, so it is easily accessible to families traveling via plane. In addition, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Sultanahmet Square are all located nearby this hotel.

  • How do I find a peaceful and quiet hotel in Istanbul?

    If you are looking for quiet and peaceful hotels in Istanbul, consider booking accommodations in the lovely Kuzguncuk district. This beautiful neighborhood filled with large trees make the area an ideal option for those seeking a more tranquil environment. We recommend The Stay Bosphorus and Marmara Esma Sultan, both good hotel choices in the area. Marmara Esma Sultan, which is a waterfront hotel, provides amazing water views and is very close to the Grand Baazar, so you can easily walk from the hotel to shop for jewelry, gifts, and more. The Stay Bosphorus, which is located on the European side of the city, also provides a more peaceful and quiet environment for guests. From this hotel, you will be close to classic tourist destinations in Istanbul, such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

  • What neighborhoods in Istanbul have the best restaurants?

    Galata is one of the best neighborhoods in Istanbul, with restaurants that offer a wide range of dining options. The Dükkan Galata, Guney Restaurant, and F&B Culture are some of the restaurants in Galata that are popular among the locals. In each of these restaurants, you will be served freshly prepared, locally sourced meals. At Guney Restaurant, you can enjoy Turkish cuisine prepared by professional Turkish chefs while taking in views of Galata Tower. On the European side of the neighborhood, we recommend Istanbul Kitchen Café Restaurant, where you will find delicious meals and exceptional customer service. Hidden Garden and Mivan Restaurant & Café are also great dining options in this neighborhood.