Tourism is booming in Hoi An, and with so many choices available, deciding where to stay can be an overwhelming task. We’re here to help with our picks of the best hotels in Hoi An.
What To Visit In Hoi An?
Hoi An Ancient Town
We love Hoi An because it’s easy to explore the local history and culture, whilst also enjoying some beach and pool time. Hoi An is around 45 minutes from Da Nang airport, which is a 2 hour flight from Hong Kong. The historic city centre of Hoi An has been designated as a UNESCO heritage site, being an example of a typical South East Asian trading port. This means that the ancient town area is car-free and you can wander the streets to soak up the atmosphere of this riverside city with its historic buildings and trademark glowing lanterns. On the 14th day of each lunar month there’s a full moon celebration with even more of these beautiful lanterns on display. Be warned, the ancient town does get crazy busy at times.
Hoi An Beaches
Cui Dai and Ang Bang beach are 15/20 minutes away from the ancient town, parts of Cui Dai beach have been eroded, so if you’re staying in the town then heading to Ang Bang beach is the best option. There are numerous nice beach bars (we like Soul Kitchen) and restaurants here and your hotel will likely have a shuttle bus service. At weekends the beach comes alive with locals and food vendors laying out blankets on the sand. If you prefer to stay near the beach there are lots of options, and all the hotels we’ve listed here that are located on Cui Dai beach are on sandy stretches of beach that haven’t been impacted by erosion at the time of writing this.
As well as eating and lounging on the beach – two of our favourite things – there’s plenty more to do in the Hoi An area and your hotel will be happy to arrange day trips, including farm visits, sightseeing at the Marble Mountains, village cycling tours, food tasting trips, boat trips and more.
When to visit Hoi An?
Hoi An has two seasons, the wet season from October to February, and dry season from March to September. February to April are the best months for sight seeing trips (before it gets too hot), and from May through to September it’s hot and dry and you’ll be glad of the hotel pool.
Where To Stay In Hoi An?
For a truly unforgettable stay, head to this stunning resort is set amid 86 acres of tropical gardens, with its own 1km long stretch of Ha Ma beach. Accommodation is in beautiful one bedroom villas, with a larger family villas also available. The resort has three infinity pools, one for family splash time and two reserved for adult guests only. If you tire of lounging by the gorgeous pools or walking along the sandy beach, there are also tennis courts, badminton and basketball courts, a cooking academy, water sports, a gym, a kids club and a young adults club. Not to mention a very highly rated, luxurious spa and outstanding restaurants, this is truly special holiday destination.
Enjoy a touch of luxury within walking distance of Hoi An’s ancient town for sightseeing, shopping and dining. The hotel is located overlooking the Thu Bon river, ask for a river view room, and has a spacious pool with a swim up bar for a cheeky afternoon cocktail. There’s also another smaller, quieter pool for when you really need some peaceful time. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, the staff are friendly and welcoming and the plentiful and delicious buffet breakfast will be a highlight of your stay.
This resort is located right beside An Bang Beach, and includes beach villas with large terraces and private pools facing the ocean. When you tire of beachside sunbathing and romantic walks on the sand, head to the spacious pool, set in a beautiful tropical garden, with a poolside bar overlooking the beach. The staff here are friendly and accommodating and the spa comes highly recommended. The food is not as well renowned as the service, but there are several restaurants along the beach and it’s just a quick trip into Hoi An Town (there’s a regular shuttle service) for more dining choices.
This boutique hotel has a peaceful location with lovely river views and is a great place to unwind. It’s a 10 minute walk to the beach, or a short taxi or shuttle bus to either the beach or Hoi An town. The rooms are comfy and modern, they have a nice pool and a few bits and pieces of kids’ play equipment. The main draw of the Silk Sense is the extremely accommodating and friendly staff who can arrange all kinds of outings to take in local sights and culture, including a relaxing river cruise in their own boat.
This small resort in Cam Thanh village puts the emphasis on natural tranquillity and has a slightly different look to the typical Hoi An hotel, with an emphasis on more natural styles and materials. This is a fairly new hotel with clean, comfortable bedrooms that will ensure you a restful sleep. There’s not much in the way of entertainment nearby, but that’s okay because there’s a lovely pool with an appealing happy hour and the hotel food is recommended. The hotel also runs a shuttle into Hoi An historic town and to the beach.
Palm Garden Resort has an excellent, peaceful, location right on the beach. You’ll love the spacious (969 square metre) pool, the lush gardens, and the private stretch of Cui Dai beach. Accommodation is a mixture of rooms and beachfront bungalows, all nicely decorated and each with its own balcony. The hotel has a couple of decent restaurants, but Hoi An is within easy reach if you fancy a change.
You’re just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Hoi An ancient town (it can get a little crazy there in peak season!), but this hidden gem of a hotel feels like a world away from all that. There’s a lovely pool tucked away in the heart of the hotel, and the wellness/spa offering goes above and beyond what’s typical in the area. As well as your standard massages, they also have a sauna and steam room, and options for meditation, yoga and tai chi (you can book a wellness retreat here next time you need to recuperate).
This beachside resort is an all-rounder with all the facilities you could wish for and accommodation ranging from hotel rooms through to two bedroom ocean front villas. For families there’s a kids club (geared more towards the younger ones), toddler pool and water sports gear rental. If you’re kid free and in need of some chill out time then you’ll love the separate adults only pool, the gym offering yoga and fitness classes, the tennis courts, and the highly recommended rejuvenating spa treatments.
The thing that sets this boutique hotel apart is the outstanding customer service, you really will feel welcomed and taken care of here. The location is on the edge of Hoi An town, with regular shuttles to the ancient town and the beach. The rooms are really spacious, some with delightful views out over adjoining rice paddies, and the breakfast buffet in the Temple Restaurant is excellent. Of course there’s the essential (lovely) pool and you’re guaranteed awesome massages and facials in the spa.