Best Hotels in Lisbon, Portugal

This is a list showing the best hotels in Lisbon as recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see here are aggregated from several platforms and they're always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal and also serves as the capital of the country. Lisbon holds the distinction of being Europe’s westernmost capital city and also the only one along the Atlantic Coast. The city is regarded as an alpha-level global city due to its level of importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, education, tourism and international trade. It is one of the two Portuguese recognized as a global city.
Lisbon is not just a major economic center in Portugal but also Europe; it has a growing financial sector and houses one of the largest container ports on Europe’s Atlantic Coast. The city of Lisbon is the 9th most visited city in Southern Europe seeing millions of tourists yearly.
A number of headquarters of multinational corporations are located in Lisbon making it attractive to investors. The city is the political center of Portugal and the residence of the Head of State.
Several exciting and fascinating landmarks are located in Lisbon such as the Praca do Comercio, Padrao dos Descobrimentos and Torre de Belem. Other landmarks such as Se de Lisboa and Parque das Nacoes are also situated in the city.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Lisbon, Portugal.
If you like our list of design hotels in Lisbon, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Barcelona or luxury hotels in Madrid.


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Lisbon?

Lisbon is a coastal and hilly city in Portugal and also is the capital city of the European nation. It is the home to several landmarks such as the National Azulejo Museum, Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge and Tagus Estuary. Some of the best neighborhoods in Lisbon are:

Alcântara is actually a municipality of the city, however, locals regard the neighborhood it as a part of Lisbon. Located between Belém and downtown, the neighborhood is filled with offices, stores, bars and restaurants, and many more.

Alfama is a charming neighborhood of the capital city that has narrow and windy medieval alleys. The neighborhood is known for its traditional meal accompanied by traditional fado music. It has landmarks such as Castelo de São Jorge and Portas do Sol.

Avenida da Liberdade
Avenida da Liberdade is a neighborhood that was built in the late 19th century and runs between Parque Eduardo in the north and Rossio train station in the south. The neighborhood is the home to several banks and hotels and renowned brands such as Armani and Burberry as well as the Hard Rock restaurant can be found here.

Bairro Alto
Bairro Alto is a hilly and windy neighborhood that is filled with a bohemian aura and bars, making it one of the hippest areas in the city. The neighborhood is also home to hotels, hostels, tattoo parlors, cafés, restaurants, and historical landmarks.

Mouraria is a neighborhood that stretches from Martim Moniz in the north towards Alfama in the south. The neighborhood is home to old homes and buildings that portray art and décor from the past.

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4.4 Independente Suites Lisbon

Independente Suites & Terrace Hotel, Lisbon

New York Times

“After the success of the Independente Hostel & Suites — a stylish boutique hostel and hip bar — the same group has transformed the neighboring townhouse into the Independente Suites & Terrace. The 18 suites are decorated with vintage finds, while the rooftop restaurant offers unusual, inventive neo-Portuguese and global cuisine.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Lisbon.

4.4 Pestana Palace Lisbon

Pestana Palace Hotel, Lisbon


“Located mid-way between downtown and the historic Belém district, this is the height of five-star luxury, a Belle Époque palace built by a marquess who made his fortune importing chocolate from cocoa plantations on the equatorial island of São Tomé.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Lisbon.

4.6 Olissippo Lapa Palace Lisbon

Hotel Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbon


“The 109 rooms are all individually decorated in keeping with the building’s heritage, with themes ranging from rococo to Art Deco. The palace is located among the embassies and mansions of the upscale Lapa district on a hillside with broad views across the city and the River Tagus.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Lisbon.

4.4 Palacio Belmote Lisbon

Palácio Belmonte, Lisbon

Lonely Planet

“Nestled beside Castelo de São Jorge, this 15th-century palace, turns on the VIP treatment with its nine suites, named after Portuguese luminaries and lavishly adorned with 18th-century azulejos, silks, marble and antiques.”

4.5 Casa do Principe Lisbon

Bed & Breakfast Casa do Principe, Lisbon

The Guardian

“Some guests check into this B&B and stay for months. No surprise: the nine rooms are palatial, with floor-to-ceiling windows and period features, but sweetly homely. And its location, in well-to-do Principe Real, is central but tranquil.”

4.6 Memmo Alfama Lisbon

Memmo Alfama Hotel, Lisbon

New York Times

“Billing itself as the first boutique hotel in the historical Alfama neighborhood, the 42-room Memmo Alfama has a rooftop mosaic infinity pool and wine bar that both feature views over the neighborhood and the Tagus River beyond.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Lisbon.