16 Dreamy Hotels and Resorts in Hoi An to Stay at This Year

The best hotels in Hoi An are a welcome place of rest if you’re traveling to the city from hectic Saigon, Hanoi, or even Da Nang.

Home to several boutique hotels, luxury resorts, and homestays, the former Silk Road trading post is one of the best destinations in Vietnam if you’re seeking history, culture, and relaxation.

Stroll the Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or escape to monuments such as the Marble Mountains nearby before retiring for the night at 4- and 5-star hotels in Hoi An that embody the city’s heritage.

A bed at Bel Marina Resort, one of the best hotels in Hoi An.

Picking the right hotel is crucial if you’re getting custom clothing made at one of the many Hoi An tailors—all those fittings are no joke. I can’t count how many times I ran between my hotel, the Bel Marina Hoi An Resort, and the four tailors and cobblers I ordered from for fittings. Having a hotel just a five- to ten-minute walk away was a lifesaver.

After visiting the city myself and spending countless hours trying to figure out what was absolutely the top hotel, I learned a lot about what to look out for when selecting your accommodation. I hate spending money on subpar experiences and being in a less-than-amazing hotel can really add unnecessary stress when traveling.

Based on my experience and research, these are the best hotels in Hoi An:

Best Hotels in Hoi An

A hotel pool in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Image: Hotel Royal Hoi An, MGallery

1. Hotel Royal Hoi An, MGallery

As mentioned in my guide to boutique hotels in Saigon, MGallery is behind some of Vietnam’s most unique, design-forward properties. Hotel Royal Hoi An, the group’s Hoi An property, is no different.

Situated on the banks of the Thu Bồn River, the hotel blends Vietnamese and Japanese culture with 187 rooms inspired by the 16th-century love story of Sotaro and Wakaku. In this ancient tale, Sotaro Araki, a Japanese silk trader, falls in love with Princess Ngoc Hoa, who eventually moves to Japan and takes the name Wakaku.

The love story is one of Hoi An’s oldest, rooted in the city’s popularity with Japanese traders, who eventually influenced its culture and architecture. According to Raetus Balzer, the hotel’s general manager, guests are “”whisked back in time to a bygone era of imperial traders and princesses” at the property.

Cool off at the hotel’s chic outdoor pool or take in views of the city at the highest rooftop bar in Hoi An. The old quarter of the city is just a 5-minute walk away when you’re ready to explore.

Woman walking at a luxury resort in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Image: Anantara Hoi An Resort

2. Anantara Hoi An Resort

Anantara Hoi An Resort is the best of both worlds. Located right at the end of Hoi An Ancient Town, the colonial 93-room property gives visitors a taste of the resort experience without the need to stay out in the farmland outside of the city or near An Bàng Beach.

Serene rooms have private balconies and daybeds for laying out and classic decor. If that isn’t enough to heal your tired feet, book a four-hand massage at the resort’s spa (that’s right, two masseuses for every person).

The resort’s private dock takes guests on river cruises down the Thu Bồn River, where the property is located. Guests looking to reach the resort in style can hop on the Vietage, Anantara’s luxury train service between Da Nang, Quy Nhon, and Nha Trang.

Pool and villa rooms at Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai in Hoi An.
Image credit: Reto Guntli / Four Seasons

3. Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An

I don’t know if I knew what “destination property” really meant before setting eyes on the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An.

I discovered the property on social media years ago, and ever since, it’s lived in my head rent-free. The secluded estate’s beachside villas pay homage to nhà vườn, garden homes in Central Vietnam.

Luxurious villas are a slice of bliss, soaked in sunlight and designed in a contemporary style that honors Vietnamese history.

Wellness is a way of life at this property, whose approach is guided by the teaching of Thích Nhất Hạnh, a Vietnamese monk and peace activist. Complimentary activities include kayaking the East Sea, several types of yoga classes, cocooning meditation, and a crystal singing bowl experience.

Located a 15-minute drive from Hoi An’s old quarter, The Nam Hai isn’t the most convenient hotel for guests trying to do it all. However, the resort has shuttles available to transport guests.

A bed with a towel animal at one of the best hotels in Hoi An, Vietnam.

4. Bel Marina Hoi An Resort (Silk Marina)

Overwhelmed by the number of well-priced, luxury hotels in Hoi An, my decision to book a stay at the Bel Marina Hoi An Resort wasn’t one I took lightly.

I’m glad I did—the large property is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Hoi An and is often under $80 USD a night. Its 202 rooms and suites, dripping in color, are influenced by European design and Vietnamese culture.

The 5-star resort is located on An Hội, the small island where the Hoi An night market takes place. Visiting this island doesn’t require a ferry—Bel Marina is just a five-minute walk away from the Hoi An Ancient Town via Cầu An Hội (An Hội bridge).

Start your day with steamed bánh cuốn and a mouthwatering display of tropical fruit at the resort’s complimentary breakfast. End it with a dip in the pool, surrounded by papaya trees and overlooking the Thu Bồn River.

Hotel in Hoi An with a view of the Old Town.
Image: Bay Resort Hoi An

5. Bay Resort Hoi An

There’s hardly a Hoi An hotel more convenient than Bay Resort Hoi An. At the entrance to Cầu Cẩm Nam (Cẩm Nam Bridge) on Cẩm Nam, a large island in the Thu Bồn River, Bay Resort Hoi An is just a five-minute walk to Hoi An’s old town.

Take in views of ancient Hoi An along the Hoài River, a narrow stretch of river where at night, boats float down with lanterns and lights.

Rooms stick to crisp lines and a neutral color palette that soothes the mind, going hand-in-hand with the resort’s focus on wellness and spa experiences.

Breathe Spa combines Eastern and Western therapies, while the resort’s fitness center boasts a high-end gym with river views. A tiled pool nestled along the Hoai River—complete with a children’s area for families—allows guests to unwind while watching a gorgeous sunset.

6. Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort

A short walk from Hoi An’s Old Town, Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort takes its name seriously. The wellness-focused resort offers a robust spa menu, yoga and Tai Chi classes, and herbal tea meditation.

The complimentary activities don’t end there. Vietnamese lessons, fish feeding, and an international art gallery with rotating exhibitions are also available to guests.

Unlike many of the other wellness resorts in Hoi An, the Almanity Organic Garden provides a farm-to-table dining experience in the city without the need to head out to the Trà Quế Vegetable Village (though if you do, definitely grab lunch at Baby Mustard).

Chua Cau, a Japanese Bridge in Hoi An's Old Town.
Chùa Cầu is one of Hoi An’s most recognizable landmarks.

7. Allegro Hoi An, A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa

Less than a 10-minute walk away from Chùa Cầu, an iconic Japanese bridge in Hoi An, you might smell Allegro Hoi An before you see it. A succulent aroma fills the air of the hotels’ rooms and suites.

Rooms are grounded in Hoi An’s heritage, decorated in tiles inspired by the Indochine period and golden drapery. Air conditioning keeps them cool without being too powerful.

The hotel is more than willing to accommodate vegetarians and vegans at its complimentary buffet breakfast, offering substitutions like soy milk.

Aerial view of one of the best hotels in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Image: Marriott International

8. Renaissance Hoi An Resort & Spa

Though I’m usually one for one-of-a-kind boutique hotels myself, I understand the appeal of staying at a well-known, established hotel chain.

Large hotel groups like Marriott, which operates the Renaissance Hoi An Resort & Spa are able to provide a consistent level of quality and service, keeping guesswork about safety out of the equation.

Rooms are simple and neutral, not unlike those at a typical business hotel. What makes them stand out isn’t the decor, but the stunning views of the East Vietnam Sea. Some rooms have private balconies, allowing guests to fully take it in—order room service or delivery from Grab  for a scenic dinner in.

A fixture of Cửa Đại, a quiet neighborhood in Hoi An known for its beach, the Renaissance is a 15-minute drive to the ancient town. Walking is not recommended—it would take just under two hours to do so.

Luxury hotel room at La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Image: La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa

9. La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa

Staying in the terraced rice fields of Sapa is among my most memorable experiences in Vietnam—but it took some time and coordination to reach.

If you don’t have time to escape into the mountains of North Vietnam, La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa might be your next best option. The oh-so-chic boutique resort is surrounded by green rice fields—just not of the terraced variety.

Despite its solace, the resort is a 15-minute walk from the Hoi An Ancient Town. If you stroll in the other direction, eventually you’ll reach the 15th-century Thanh Ha pottery village.

Tropical gardens surround the property, which boasts three accommodation wings consisting of classic hotel rooms and townhouse villas complete with verandas, terraces, and private balconies. Rooms are decorated in dark teak wood furniture and soft white linens.

Four pools are on the property—an infinity pool overlooking the rice fields, a freshwater pool, a saltwater pool, and a children’s pool.

Food is never far away—the resort’s restaurants offer menus of Vietnamese, pan-Asian, and European plates. Cooking classes for making bánh cuốn and craft cocktails are also held at the property.

If your legs are tired from strolling Hoi An, opt for the resort’s complimentary shuttle instead. Bicycles are also available for guest use.

Villas rooms and the pool at the best hotels in Hoi An, Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort and Wellness.
Image: Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness

10. Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness

Down the coast from Hoi An’s old quarter is Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness, a resort focused on rejuvenation in the quiet neighborhood of Bình Minh.

A 30-minute drive from the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town, this resort is solely for travelers who want a true beach vacation. The property operates on the motto, “your bliss, our wish,” striving to provide guests with a luxury stay.

Rooms, villas, and bungalows fully embrace Vietnamese art and design, featuring beamed ceilings, deep carved wood furnishings, and yellow and teal accents.

Activities for exploring Chợ Cá Bình Minh (Binh Minh Fish Market) and kite flying allow travelers to experience a different side of the region.

Hotel room with a white bed and dark wood furniture in Hoi An.
Image: Little Riverside Hoi An, A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa

11. Little Riverside Hoi An, A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa

Little Riverside Hoi An is in prime real estate. Less than a five-minute walk from the Old Town, the boutique hotel is unabashedly Hoianese, effortlessly mixing local flair with contemporary creature comforts.

As one of the best hotels in Hoi An, Little Riverside prides itself on attentive service and an attractive list of included amenities.

In the morning, indulge in a sprawling breakfast buffet at Traders Waterfront Restaurant, which highlights both Vietnamese and international dishes.

In the afternoon, take the hotel’s shuttle to An Bàng Beach, check out a bike to explore the Old Town, or call home with the complimentary WiFi.

Hotel room in Hoi An with a view of the garden.
Image: Rivertown Hoi An Resort & Spa

12. RiverTown Hoi An Resort & Spa

Close enough to the markets, far enough away to get a quiet night’s sleep—these are the criteria for a perfect hotel location in Hoi An. On the An Hội island, RiverTown Hoi An Resort and Spa fits the bill.

An 11-minute walk from the Japanese footbridge, rooms take inspiration from the Ancient Town nearby, set on a property filled with lush, well-maintained gardens and amenities like a large outdoor pool.

A generous buffet breakfast gets guests ready to start their day, and the spa helps them relax at the end of it.

Request a room that doesn’t overlook the Children’s Pool, as noise from the bridge nearby sometimes seeps into rooms.

Hotel restaurant at Mulberry Collection Silk Village in Hoi An.
Image: Mulberry Collection Silk Village

13. Mulberry Collection Silk Village

Mulberry Collection Silk Village invites visitors to Hoi An to discover the city’s distinct history and centuries-old traditions.

The beautiful property is one of the most unique hotels in Hoi An. Rooms and villas, most with private balconies, are filled with light and decorated in Hoianese style.

Guests are invited on a complimentary tour of the Silk Village Museum. Constructed in the traditional Quang Nam architecture style, the tour allows guests to explore Hoi An’s history of silk manufacturing by connecting with local artisans, visiting ancient silk houses, and learning about the weaving process.

Several restaurants and bars are on-site, like the moody Amber Tea and Coffee House, a true piece of eye candy with teak beams sprayed across the ceiling and tile floors.

A 23-minute walk from the Ancient Town or a 4-minute drive away, Mulberry Collection Silk Village’s peaceful oasis isn’t too far from the top things to do in Hoi An.

Boutique hotel lobby in Hoi An.
Image: Anio Boutique Hotel Hoi An

14. Anio Boutique Hotel Hoi An

Anio Boutique Hotel Hoi An is one of the best hotels in Hoi An for travelers looking for a stylish stay on a budget.

The affordable Hoi An hotel is instantly recognizable thanks to the signature shade of aqua blue seen across its rooms and common spaces. Often under $60 a night, the hotel looks more expensive than it really is.

Helpful staff welcomes guests and is always willing to help with booking excursions like snorkeling or coconut boat rides. The hotel’s breakfast is plentiful, complete with an egg station and chefs catering to guests’ needs.

When guests are ready to explore, a complimentary shuttle service takes them from the hotel to An Bàng Beach and the Hoi An Old Town, which is at least a 15-minute walk away otherwise.

Large hotel room in Hoi An with a view.
Image: Shining Riverside Hoi An Boutique & Spa

15. Shining Riverside Hoi An Boutique and Spa

Nature and city life come together at Shining Riverside Hoi An Boutique and Spa, where 81 rooms and suites overlook nearby rice fields.

Crafted in the style of ancient Hoi An, the property is a 3-minute drive or 19-minute walk to the main promenade of Hoi An Ancient Town.

A verdant garden surrounds the properties, whose palm trees form a canopy around the outdoor pool. The property’s poolside afternoon tea is a calm way to spend an afternoon, in stark contrast with the bustling old town nearby.

Experience more of Hoi An through the hotel by embarking on the Shining Signature Boat trip to the Bảy Mẫu Coconut Forest or learning how to make the leaf art sold by local artisans across the Old Town in a complimentary workshop onsite.

Infinity pool overlooking rice fields at one of the best hotels in Hoi An.
Image: Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoi An

16. Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoi An

You’d never know that Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoi An is just an 18-minute walk from Hoi An’s historic quarter from the peaceful rice fields that surround it.

A tranquil balance of nature and city life, the Hoi An hotel is a favorite for visitors who want to balance a wellness vacation with a convenient location for sightseeing.

Rooms feature views of the rice fields and the city nearby. Furnished with minimalist light wood furniture and accented with green floral art, the rooms evoke a homey feeling despite their contemporary design.

Complimentary bikes allow guests to seamlessly move between the hotel and the Ancient Town. The family-friendly hotel in Hoi An has a few with baby seats for those with children.

Old Town Hoi An, one of the best places to stay for tourists.

Where to Stay in Hoi An: Best Neighborhoods

Unlike Vietnam’s larger cities like Saigon, Hanoi, and Da Nang, Hoi An is extremely walkable. I needed a taxi only twice while in the city—once when visiting Trà Quế Vegetable Village and another when going on a day trip to the Marble Mountains in Da Nang.

This was only possible because my hotel was a five-minute walk from the Hoi An Ancient Town. During my trip, I knew that I wanted to focus on sightseeing, culture, and tailoring, so staying on An Hội made sense.

Had I been searching for a relaxing beach vacation, staying near An Bàng Beach in Cẩm An would’ve been a far better choice, though I discourage you from traveling to Hoi An for beaches—they’re not the most impressive aspect of the city.

Be careful—several websites suggest that the Old Town is the best neighborhood to stay in Hoi An. Contrary to popular belief, the Ancient Town itself really doesn’t have any hotels. It’s easy to get confused—the hotels that are often described as being in the Old Town are just a few blocks away on streets that look very similar.

The closest hotels are around the area’s border in neighborhoods like the eastern side of Cẩm Phô and An Hội. I would consider these Old Town hotels, but technically, they’re not within the boundary of the historic site itself.

These are the best neighborhoods in Hoi An for tourists, based on how you want to experience the city:

  • Most walkable: Hoi An Ancient Town area (Cẩm Phô, An Hội, and the western tip of Cẩm Châu)
  • For beaches: Cẩm An or Cửa Đại
  • For nature: Cẩm Châu
  • For a local experience: Trà Quế Vegetable Village
  • Most affordable: Cẩm Phô or Cẩm Châu
  • Nightlife: An Hội
  • Quiet but convenient: Cẩm Nam near Cầu Cẩm Nam or An Hội

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