Athens Best Hotels: 18 top rated luxury, boutique & value places to stay

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Well, to be honest, cherry-picking the best hotels in Athens is nothing sort of an easy job.

 

There are many options, from luxury hotels in Athens and boutique hotels, to family-friendly hotels in Athens to budget hotels! With so many accommodations scattered all around the Greek capital, choosing where to stay can be a real pain in the neck.

But no worries! We have gathered the crème de la crème hotels in Athens, just for you. To discover them, all you have to do is read on.

 

The best hotels in Athens in a nutshell

 

Hotel name Score Highlights

Grande Britagne

Superb
>490 reviews
  • luxury hotel
  • roof garden
  • neoclassic
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Coco-Mat Hotel Kolonaki

Superb
>1,470 reviews
  • stylish
  • Acropolis view
  • rooftop pool
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Electra Palace Hotel Athens

Fabulous
>2,650 reviews
  • spacious
  • central
  • comfortable
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A for Athens

Superb
>920 reviews
  • central
  • entertainment
  • view
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Bedbox Hostel

Wonderful
>1,920 reviews
  • hip
  • solo travelers
  • top location
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The best luxury and 5 star hotels in Athens

01
King George

King George, which is located at Syntagma Square, is an ultra-luxurious 5-star hotel that dates back to 1930. Its long history is arguably reflected in its decoration that oozes an old school charm! King George comprises 102 opulent rooms and suites with elaborate yet elegant design. They all come with top-notch facilities, like flat-screen TVs, refreshment centers, bathrobes, slippers, and marble bathrooms. Some rooms offer a beautiful view of Syntagma Square or the Acropolis. Our suggestion is to opt for the latter!

 

Who is it for?

Wealthy travelers, couples, and families searching for super-luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city center.

 

Why we love it 

If you stay at King George, don’t miss the Tudor Hall Restaurant, on the 7th floor. At this elegant restaurant, you’ll enjoy Greek gourmet cuisine at its finest, as well as all-encompassing views of the city.

From
370
per night
02
The Hilton
  • Very good 8+

  • 5 star hotel

  • 302107281000

This is a classic! Located in the heart of Athens, just a few minutes away from the city center, the Hilton is a legendary place to stay in Athens. This historical 5-star hotel offers not only luxurious accommodation but also several facilities that include a rooftop bar and restaurant, a spa, a super-photogenic pool, and many more. Its 506 rooms are spacious and comfortable, offering a relaxing accommodation experience to all types of travelers. They feature marble bathrooms, balconies with Acropolis view, LCD TVs, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and more.

 

Who is it for?

Business travelers and families that want to be close to the city center.

 

Why we love it 

Galaxy Bar is one of our favorite cocktail bars in town, mainly thanks to its view. The elegant roof-top bar of the Hilton offers a variety of signature cocktails under the stars with a breathtaking view of the lit Acropolis hill. The setting is majestic!

From
180
per night
03
Grande Bretagne

This imposing 5-star hotel sits right next to Syntagma square, in the heart of Athens. This glamorous hotel is one of the city’s trademarks, not only because of its stunning neoclassical exterior but also thanks to its famous clientele! Grande Bretagne Hotel comprises 320 luxurious rooms and suites that combine lavishness with comfort. They are all fully-equipped with high-end facilities, like marble bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes, and refreshment centers. The hotel also offers personalized 24-hour butler service to all suites!

 

Who is it for?

Grande Bretagne’s location in front of the Greek parliament, in Athens city center, makes it an ideal option for well-off travelers who want to be close to everything.

 

Why we love it 

The highlight of Grande Bretagne is hands down its rooftop restaurant and cocktail bar, which offer an all-encompassing view of the city and the Acropolis of Athens. At the hotel’s roof garden, you can also enjoy your breakfast or a refreshing dip in the pool!

Approx
400
per night
04
Four Seasons Astir Palace

Boasting a stunning location in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, Four Seasons Astir Palace is a top choice for cosmopolitan seaside vacations in Athens. This 5-star resort is tucked away in a verdant peninsula 45 minutes away from the city center -it feels worlds away from downtown Athens! Accommodation options at Four Seasons Astir Palace range from luxurious suites with private pools to spacious bungalows. All 303 rooms have a retro-chic decoration and blend perfectly into the natural surroundings. As for facilities, the rooms come with air-conditioning, balconies with sea view, marble bathrooms, HD flat-screen TVs, and luxurious toiletries.

 

Who is it for?

Couples on their honeymoon and families.

 

Why we love it 

Four Seasons Astir Palace offers a wide variety of entertainment options. With 8 restaurants and bars, 3 tennis courts, one basketball court, a spa center with 10 treatment rooms, a fitness center, and a 300-meter boardwalk with sun-loungers, there’s no way you’ll get bored!

 

Approx
390
per night
05
Athens Capital Center Hotel

Athens Capital Center Hotel is a new entry in the luxury hotel scene of Athens! Situated right next to the Parliament and Syntagma Square, this 5-star hotel has a very central location. This is not the only reason why Athens Capital Center Hotel is one of our top picks, though. Its luxurious rooms and suites are also a hit! Stylish, spacious, and ultra-comfortable, they offer a premium accommodation experience. They’ll be your own urban sanctuaries in Athens!

 

Who is it for?

Business travelers (the hotel has excellent conference rooms) and couples that want to stay right in the heart of Athens.

 

Why we love it 

We love taking a dip in the rooftop pool of Athens Capital Center Hotel, especially right before the sun sets. The view of the Acropolis hill from the pool is something else!

Approx
170
per night

The best boutique hotels in Athens

06
Coco-Mat Hotel Kolonaki
  • Superb 9+

  • Boutique hotel

  • 302107230000

Sitting at the elegant Kolonaki district, a breath away from Athens city center, the 4-star Coco-Mat hotel is a luxurious yet comfortable hotel to stay in Athens. Hotel rooms are minimally decorated with stylish furniture and many cozy cushions that create an utterly relaxing atmosphere. They all come with a flat-screen TV, coffee making facilities, ultra-comfortable mattresses (which you can customize according to your sleep needs), free toiletries, and air-conditioning. The hotel itself also boasts an amazing selection of facilities, like a herbal garden, bicycle rental service, a scrumptious breakfast buffet, a roof garden, and a bar.

 

Who is it for?

Art lovers, stylish travelers, and shopping enthusiasts.

 

Why we love it 

Coco-Mat’s location close to the best designer boutiques, restaurants, and bars makes it a great choice for your stay in Athens. Especially if you’re in the mood for a shopping spree!

Approx
140
per night
07
ERGON House

ERGON House is centrally located at Mitropoleos Street in Monastiraki, a breath away from the main commercial street of Athens city center, Ermou. This 4-star boutique hotel consists of 38 chic rooms which are divided into 4 size categories: small, medium, large, and extra-large. They have an elegant design and minimal decoration based on natural elements and simple lines. All hotel rooms feature double-glazed windows, comfortable beds, minibars, coffee-making facilities, flat-screen TVs, and desks.

 

Who is it for?

Families and couples searching for elegant accommodation within a few steps of the city’s commercial center.

 

Why we love it 

On the ground floor of ERGON House, you’ll find a delicious restaurant/delicatessen, where you can not only taste farm-to-table local delicacies but also purchase a variety of organic Greek products to take home with you.

Approx
150
per night
08
The Margi

The Margi is located in the coastal area of Vouliagmeni, away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Sitting just a few meters away from the beach, the 5-star Margi boasts an elegant and exotic setting with pine trees and a beautiful pool. Accommodation options at the Margi Boutique hotel range from executive and superior rooms to deluxe and VIP suites and everything in between. All rooms come with a satellite TV, air-conditioning, a minibar, complimentary Korres Athens toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.

 

Who is it for?

Travelers who are searching for luxurious seaside accommodation, far from the bustling city center.

 

Why we love it 

One of Margi’s highlights is arguably its high-end spa. There, you can enjoy a variety of relaxing treatments, like an aromatherapy massage, a Prana vitality massage, and an instantly detoxifying scrub treatment. A spa treatment is the perfect way to end a long day of sightseeing!

Approx
180
per night

The best family-friendly hotels in Athens

09
St George Lycabettus
  • Very good 8+

  • Family friendly

  • 302107416000

Located in the upscale Kolonaki neighborhood, at the foot of the Lycabettus Hill (hence the name), St George Lycabettus is an ultra-stylish accommodation in Athens city center. This 5-star hotel comprises 154 individually decorated rooms, many of which are spacious enough to accommodate families. What’s more, St George Lycabettus offers many kid-friendly facilities, like kid’s bed upon request, a weekly Sunday Family Brunch, baby cot upon request, kids corner playground, and kids’ movies every Sunday.

 

Why we love it 

Kids are not the only ones that are going to have fun at St George Lycabettus! There’s a variety of treats for adults, too, like a rooftop pool, a luxurious spa, and a mini fitness center.

Approx
100
per night
10
Athens Gate Hotel
  • Fabulous 8+

  • Family friendly

  • 302109238302-3

Just a few minutes away from downtown Athens and a couple of hundred meters away from the Acropolis Museum, Athens Gate hotel has the perfect location for a family stay in Athens. This 4-star environmentally-friendly hotel also stands right in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. This means you’ll enjoy a view of an ancient temple from your room! As for family-friendly facilities, Athens Gate Hotel offers interlinked rooms, a children’s menu, babysitting/childcare service, and cribs upon request.

 

Why we love it 

The location of the Athens Gate Hotel is fantastic! Not only does it lie next to two important archaeological sites (Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus), but it’s also very close to the Acropolis Museum and the Theater of Herodes Atticus.

Approx
80
per night
11
AVA Hotel and Suites

Sitting in the heart of the historic city center, AVA Hotel and Suites is an ideal 4-star accommodation option for families that want to skip the public means of transportation. This elegant boutique hotel offers a selection of spacious suites that pride themselves on being among the largest suites in Athens. The suites of AVA Hotel and Suites can accommodate families of up to 4 members, offering utmost comfort! Other family-friendly facilities include babysitting services and baby cots upon request.

 

Why we love it 

AVA Hotel and Suites boast a very central location -a huge plus for families with little kids! Within a close distance of the hotel, you’ll find several major attractions, like the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus, Syntagma Square, and the National Gardens.

Approx
200
per night
12
Electra Palace Hotel Athens
  • Fabulous 8+

  • Family friendly

  • 302103370000

Electra Palace Hotel boasts an amazing location at the picturesque Plaka district in Athens city center. Its proximity to all the main points of interest in Athens is one of the best advantages of this 5-star hotel, but other than that it offers all the space you need for a comfortable stay with family. Classic Triple Rooms can accommodate a family of up to 5 members, while Junior Suites can sleep a family of 3. Some family-friendly facilities that come with the rooms are baby cots upon request, babysitting service, and breakfast in the room.

 

Why we love it 

The outdoor pool on the 4th floor of the hotel is arguably the perfect place to escape the summer heat. Take a dip in the pool, sip on yummy cocktails, enjoy the city view… You’ll feel worlds away from the city!

Approx
120
per night

The best budget hotels in Athens

13
A for Athens

A for Athens sits at Monastiraki Square, one of the most central spots in Athens city center. It’s hands down one of the best hotels to stay if you want to be close to the main points of interest in Athens. This urban 3-star accommodation comprises 35 stylish rooms that offer both comfort and a breathtaking view of the Acropolis. Hotel rooms come with a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, bathrobes, modern bathrooms with steam cabins, and many other amenities.

 

Who is it for?

Youth and couples that want to stay where the heart of the city’s entertainment beats.

 

Why we love it 

This hotel is incredibly popular for its rooftop cocktail bar. There, you can sip on fancy cocktails and marvel at the beautiful view of the Acropolis. What’s more, a few meters from the hotel lies Monastiraki train station, from where you can take the train to almost everywhere in Athens.

Approx
70
per night
14
Athinas Street Inn
  • Excellent 8+

  • Budget-friendly

  • 302103254995

Housed in a stunning neoclassical building in the center of Athens, Athinas Street Inn is a nostalgic place to stay. This budget-friendly 3-star hotel is located close to Omonia Square, one of the most central squares in Athens. The hotel comprises 19 comfortable rooms that boast a simple and elegant style. All rooms are air-conditioned and fully-equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee and tea making facilities, and a private bathroom.

 

Who is it for?

Young couples and families looking for affordable central accommodation with a touch of elegance.

 

Why we love it 

From Athinas Street Inn you can easily access all the central districts in Athens, like Syntagma, Monastiraki, Psyrri, and Kolonaki. What’s more, its proximity to the Omonia train station is an asset for those who want to explore the Greek capital beyond the city center.

 

Approx
40
per night
15
Phaedra Hotel
  • Very good 8+

  • Budget-friendly

  • 302103238461

Sitting just a breath away from the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis Metro Station, Phaedra Hotel has a strategic location for sightseeing in Athens. This affordable hotel has 21 clean and comfortable rooms, most of which have balconies with a view of the majestic Acropolis hill. Although rooms are quite small, they are equipped with modern amenities, like a TV, air-conditioning, private bathroom, and complimentary toiletries.

 

Who is it for?

Couples and small families searching for a decent place to stay in the city center without spending much.

 

Why we love it 

Phaedra Hotel’s location is one of its biggest assets. Situated in the heart of the picturesque Plaka district, not only is it close to all the main points of interest but it also offers an authentic accommodation experience in the most historic neighborhood of the city.

 

Approx
40
per night
16
Best Western Plus Amazon
  • Excellent 8+

  • Budget-friendly

  • 302103234002

Best Western Plus Amazon hotel is located in the heart of Athens city center, close to the most important landmarks. Sitting on Mitropoleos street, between Syntagma and Monastiraki, this 3-star hotel is a stone’s throw away from the commercial and historic center of Athens. Recently renovated, Best Western Plus Amazon has 42 comfortable rooms with simple decoration based on earthy tones. All rooms are air-conditioned and fully-equipped with facilities like a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a mini-bar, and a safe. What’s more, some rooms overlook the Acropolis!

 

Who is it for?

Travelers that want to be close to both the stores and the archaeological sites.

 

Why we love it 

Best Western Plus Amazon boasts a fantastic location for shopping, as it lies a breath away from Ermou, the main commercial street in Athens city center.

 

Approx
60
per night

The best cheap hotels in Athens

 

17
Iconic Athens Hostel

Iconic Athens Hostel is located at the hip Petralona district in the heart of Athens, just 5 minutes away from the metro and 15 minutes away from the main points of interest. This modern hostel comprises 9 dormitories and rooms with private or shared bathrooms and balconies. All rooms are clean, comfortable, and come with facilities like security lockers, air-condition, reading lights, free linen, and towels.

 

Who is it for?

Backpackers and digital nomads who want to meet new people.

 

Why we love it 

The highlight of the Iconic Athens Hostel is its beautiful rooftop, which overlooks the Acropolis and Lycabettus hill. It’s the perfect spot to hang out with your new friends and marvel at the beautiful view!

Approx
18
per night
18
Bedbox Hostel

Bedbox Hostel is an industrial-style hostel located in the city center of Athens, close to Ermou Street and Monastiraki, the city’s entertainment hub. Accommodation options at Bedbox Hostel include 4-bed dormitories, 6-bed dormitories, male-only dormitories, and female-only dormitories. All rooms are super-comfortable and come with privacy curtains, free linen, reading lights, and air-conditioning. Bedbox Hostel also offers shared bathrooms, a hangout room, a shared kitchen, a spacious balcony, as well as an onsite bar.

 

Who is it for?

Solo female travelers, backpackers, groups of friends.

 

Why we love it 

Bedbox Hostel’s location is strategic, as it is close to the most important landmarks, like the Roman Agora, Syntagma Square, the Olympic Stadium, and the Acropolis. The super-attentive staff is also a big plus!

Approx
35
per night

Useful information

 

How to get to Athens

There are several alternatives regarding how to get to Athens. The most popular and fastest way to reach the Greek capital is by airplane, but there are also alternative options, like the train, cruise ships, and car.

 

Where to stay in Athens

Athens is a rather big city, so there’s a great selection of areas and neighborhoods to stay at. The best area to stay in Athens is arguably the Athens city center. Athens city center is where the cultural heart of Athens beats and also where you’ll find a great selection of Athens hotels, Athens restaurants, cafes, and bars. The best areas to stay in Athens city center are Plaka, Koukaki, Psyrri, and Kolonaki.

 

The best time of the year to visit Athens

The truth is Athens is beautiful all year round! The ideal seasons to visit Athens, though, are spring and autumn. This is because the weather is mild during these seasons, creating the perfect conditions for sightseeing and wandering. Winter might not be particularly cold most of the years, but summer is always pretty hot. While in the summer Athens is busy and in the winter rather quiet, in spring and autumn it usually isn’t overcrowded, thus better for strolls.

 

The most famous attractions in Athens

The most popular attractions in Athens are the Acropolis & the Parthenon, the Theater of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Acropolis Museum, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

 

The best foods to eat in Athens

The best delicacies to try in Athens are souvlaki, mousakas, loukoumades, zucchini balls, and seafood.

 

What are the best luxury hotels in Athens?

The best luxury hotels in Athens are King George, The Hilton, Divani Caravel Hotel, Grande Bretagne, Four Seasons Astir Palace, InterContinental Athenaeum, and Grand Hyatt Athens.

 

What are the best boutique hotels in Athens?

The best luxury hotels in Athens are Coco-Mat Hotel Kolonaki, Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel, ERGON House, The Margi, Periscope Hotel, The Zillers Boutique Hotel, and A77 Suites by Andronis.

 

What are the best hotels in Athens for families?

The best hotels for families in Athens are St George Lycabettus, Electra Metropolis Hotel, Athens Gate Hotel, AVA Hotel and Suites, Electra Palace Hotel Athens, and Divani Palace Acropolis.

 

What are the best budget-friendly hotels in Athens?

The best budget-friendly hotels in Athens are A for Athens, Areos Hotel, Athinas Street Inn, Phaedra Hotel, Best Western Plus Amazon, Niki Athens Hotel, and Centrotel Hotel.

 

What are the best cheap hotels in Athens?

The best cheap hotels in Athens are Iconic Athens Hostel, Pagration Youth Hostel, Bedbox Hostel, City Circus Athens, and Athens Quinta.

Now we ‘d like to hear from you

So, do you prefer a 5-star hotel in Athens with Acropolis view or a cute boutique hotel by the sea? Regardless of your taste and budget, there are plenty of amazing options. One thing is for sure: you can’t go wrong if you follow our guide!

 

Do you have any hotel recommendations? Have you discovered a hidden gem? Tell us in the comments!

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