HOTEL INSIDER: A Stay at Hotel Bristol, Vienna
In a city where a refined coffeehouse culture co-exists with a stunning arts and architecture scene, it’s no surprise that visitors are spoiled for choice with luxe accommodations in the heart of Vienna. One of two Luxury Collection hotels in the capital city, Hotel Bristol, which neighbors the Vienna State Opera, is helping set the standard for sumptuous accommodations.
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Music lovers and architecture enthusiasts could dedicate a week or more to exploring the arts + museums that visitors have come to associate with the Austrian capital. Delve into the city’s history but also take time to enjoy Vienna’s urbane character and relish in the luxe moments: a stop at a café to indulge in the city’s coffeehouse culture, a handcrafted drink at one of the city’s lavish hotel lobbies, a night at the opera, and a stroll through the gardens at Schönbrunn Palace.
Built in the late 1800s and situated across the street from the iconic Vienna State Opera, Hotel Bristol captures the essence of a stunning Viennese city escape. Ornate chandeliers glitter overhead, a red carpet lines the stairwell to the rooms, and the suites will have you dancing through the marble-laden bathrooms. We stayed in a Bristol Suite, a room that practically defines palatial. This will tick all the boxes for hotel lovers looking for something extra-luxe. For those looking for exceptional location without the budget to swing a suite, their classic rooms will provide the perfect amount of space with an unbeatable address. BONUS: SPG points collectors have great options for points + cash options.
Snag a champagne cocktail at the Bristol Bar, a cozy establishment with an old-world vibe that’ll make you feel like you’ve been transported to another time. Don’t miss a stop at nearby Hotel Imperial for an evening nibble + a drink at the uber-opulent lobby bar.
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?? Book a Luxe Stay at Hotel Bristol in Vienna
Number of Rooms: 150
Cost Per Night: €279 – €5,000
Must-Try Eats & Drinks: Grab a classic cocktail at the Bristol Bar for a touch of panache.
Hotel Highlights: Step outside and you’re face to face with the iconic Vienna State Opera.
Worth the Investment? Yes! Great location with plush accommodations that feel royal.
Points Perks: Collect and use SPG points here; cash + points options also available and SPG Gold+ may benefit from an upgrade to a suite!