Where to Stay in Zagreb Accommodation Guide
If you found this, that means you’re planning a holiday to Zagreb – brilliant, you won’t regret it. Here are our top tips for what to do there. Zagreb is a wonderful holiday destination, this city is rich with culture and flat enough to walk all day long.
In Zagreb, you can find excellent restaurants, beautiful historic architecture, and amazing educational galleries and museums. This city boasts many activities for every age, gender, and personality. There is something to do for everyone in Zagreb. Cliche, but true. But, the real trick lies in finding the perfect place to stay.
Some people like to choose where to stay based off of amenities. Others like to choose their hotel by its location to other attractions. Either way, there are many options for staying in Zagreb. It can be overwhelming figuring out where to stay. That’s why we compiled a list of the best places to stay while on vacation in Zagreb.
The Best Hotels in Zagreb
We like to stay in hotels while, in the major cities on short breaks, our two top picks are the DoubleTree Hilton or the Hotel Esplanade. Both are 5-star and are within walking, or short tram rides from all of these things to do in Zagreb. No matter what you plan to do in Zagreb, these hotels are all perfectly located.
As you arrive at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, you’ll be greeted by a wonderfully cheerful doorman, who will swing open the metal-studded door and lead you to your seat in the full open reception area. With the check-in formalities over you can then take in all that the Esplanade Zagreb has to offer, like a very elegant marble staircase up to the hotel rooms. This pure luxury accommodation. No two ways about it, save your pennies and stay at the Esplanade if you’re planning a trip to the Capital City of Croatia. Even if you are traveling with kids, like us.
Hotel Esplanade Zagreb
5-Star Luxury Accommodation in Zagreb
These luxury hotel rooms are impressive – and brand spanking shiny and new. The hotel opened its doors in 2012, and so the Hilton DoubleTree Zagreb is very modern and stylish. There is something about a newer hotel that is just so appealing. This 5-star hotel has a HUGE bathroom, with a separate bathtub & giant walk-in rain shower. Hello, long hot showers, with a fluffy white robe to wear afterward. Head to floors number nine and ten. It’s there you’ll find a 12-metre swimming pool, steam room, sauna and a place to work out, all while looking out over the city landscape, and all complimentary.
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
5-Star Accommodation in Zagreb
Sheraton Zagreb Hotel
This five-star hotel has a wide variety of luxurious amenities. You can visit the gym or indoor heated swimming pool at any time. Or, you can visit the Café Imperial, Piano Bar, or hotel restaurant to grab a bite to eat.
During the summer, meals are even served on the outdoor terrace which offers an outstanding view of the center of Zagreb. From the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, you can walk to a variety of locations and attractions including cafes, shops, and historic buildings. For traveling further, the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel is located near several public transport points including the train station.
The Westin Zagreb
The Westin Zagreb is the best place to relax during your holiday to Zagreb. One of the main attractions of this hotel is its world class spa center located within the building. The World Class Health Academy spa center offers 16 different relaxing spa treatments.
There are even amenities called the Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Showers that all guests can use to relax. Along with the spa, The Westin Zagreb included access to the 50-foot pool, oversized Jacuzzi saunas, and 5,382 square foot fitness area with state of the art equipment, all within a short walk to the city center.
Four Star Hotels
Hotel Dubrovnik dates back to 1929. Located in the town’s center, it has a beautiful mix of modern and classic design and décor. Everyone loves to stay here because it’s located smack bang in the center of all the Zagreb attractions.
While the building itself is less historic looking, it is surrounded by plenty of historic buildings. Accommodations at this hotel include Wi-Fi, conference rooms, and a gym, as well as a restaurant and bar that is full of delicious and traditional Croatian cuisine.
This freshly renovated hotel is located in the center of Zagreb. The Garden Hotel is now quaint and modernly designed.
The building itself has beautiful, historic architecture that blends in well with the surrounding history of the city center. For those who want to travel further than the heart of Zagreb, the Garden Hotel offers a shuttle service and is located near several tram stops and the bus station.
The Garden Hotel also offers amenities such as Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, a laundry service, and a currency exchange. The hotel also offers a restaurant and coffee bar on the main floor.
The Palace Hotel in Zagreb is an amazing sight to behold. This large, historic hotel is located right in the heart of the old town. Amidst all of the other historic buildings, the Palace Hotel stands out near the main city square of the town.
The hotel is only a five-minute walk to the center of the city where numerous events are held. The entire road this hotel is located on is alive with history. Inside this five-star hotel, you will find luxurious, modern rooms with up to date amenities and the warmest staff around.
This establishment is located directly across from the bus station, and it is also a short tram ride from the city center, making it a convenient place for travelers to stay. The comfortable suites found here have both air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Amenities that are provided for guests include bathrobes, slippers, and various toiletry supplies. There is also a car park for guests to use free of charge. The staff members at this hotel are friendly, and the breakfasts that are provided daily are said to be incredibly delicious. Allergy sufferers will also be happy to learn that hypoallergenic suites can be arranged upon request.
This four-star establishment is somewhat out of the main city center but getting into town requires only a quick taxi or bus ride. Though this hotel has antique furnishings in the rooms, the modern comforts have not been overlooked. Televisions, air conditioning, in room safes, and spacious bathrooms can be found in all of the suites. There is also free Wi-Fi and desks in every room, which makes the hotel ideal for business travelers. Mediterranean cuisine is served up in the onsite restaurant and guests often choose to have breakfast on the terrace, which overlooks the nearby park areas. There are free parking and laundry facilities available for guests to use as well.
Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria
The professional and friendly service found here helps keep visitors coming back to this posh four-star hotel. A broad range of modern amenities is provided for you, such as French toiletries, heated flooring, and cable television.
The suites are kept spotlessly clean as well. Complimentary private parking and Wi-Fi are available for those staying here. The onsite bar and a restaurant will keep travelers from going hungry.
The breakfast buffet is considered quite tasty and has a massive selection, and the Best Western is close to the bus and train stations as well as the city center.
Three Star Hotels
Bed and Breakfast Kaptolski Dvori
The Bed and Breakfast Kaptolski Dvori is located right next to bars, cafes, and restaurants. The main square is only a thousand feet away from the door of this bed and breakfast. Guests can walk to a number of events and attractions in just a few minutes. All of the amenities offered here are free of charge including Wi-Fi, LCD flat screen TVs, and even toiletries.
Art Hotel Like
The Art Hotel Like is located in central Zagreb. With its stylish and modern design, this hotel is a magnet for young, energetic travelers. After just a five minute walk, guests can be in the center of all the activity taking place in Zagreb. You have access to bars, cafes, and shops. There is even a supermarket located next door. There are several transportation stops near the Art Hotel Like for those who want to travel further than the city center including tram, bus, and shuttle stops. The view from the hotel is only one of the numerous amenities offered. When staying here, guests get free Wi-Fi, a laundry service, an outdoor swimming pool, and a tennis court.
Built in 1827, this centrally located boutique hotel was refurbished several time, including in in 2013 & 2016. It is situated on a quiet street so that you’ll get plenty of sleep.
Lovely town views can be glimpsed from the cozy, comfortable suites and also from the rooftop terrace. Free Wi-Fi and on-site parking are available as well.
An exceptionally tasty breakfast is included in the hotel room charges, which is served in the picturesque garden when the weather is nice outside. There are both hot and cold foods available at this meal, as well as a variety of individually prepared coffee drinks.
Meanwhile, the hotel’s staff members are quite well informed about local points of interest. These helpful employees go out of their way to assist travelers and often commemorate guests’ special occasions with additional touches.
Hotel Vila Tina
Found in the Maksimir Park area of Zagreb, this 3-star hotel is but a short distance from the local zoo. The center of town is about 15 minutes by bus.
Free parking and Wi-Fi are provided for guests. The incredibly clean suites all have air-conditioning units as well as in-room safes. This hotel booking offers room service, a 24-hour reception desk, and packed lunches in case you feel like a picnic.
If you arrive hungry, you will be happy to learn that the onsite eatery serves up delicious, high-quality food that caters to both local and international tastes. Shuttles to the airport are also available for you.
The Best Apartments in Zagreb
Staying in Zagreb apartments is another wonderful way to experience the city, especially if you are staying for an extended period. Apartments give you the added amenities, often as if you were at home, without the added cost of renting a whole house. Along with the benefits of the space and amenities, another advantage of renting an apartment in Zagreb are the locations and views. There aren’t many other ways that you could get fantastic views overlooking the city that are only minutes from all of the action. Apartments are definitely viable options when taking a holiday in Zagreb.
- Apartment Roza Zagreb. Owned by my friend, I can tell you this place is spotlessly clean and well located to the city center which is just an easy walk of 2kms away. Check availability here.
- ZigZag Apartments. Many of our friends have stayed here; they are modern, fresh and spacious. These apartments are just 100 meters from the main square and have a very reasonable price tag. Check rates for your dates.
- Apartments Angel Main Square. These spacious apartments located right in the center of Zagreb offer access to all of the necessities you need when holidaying in Zagreb. Apartments Angel Main Square have a lot of amenities for guests including Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, and a washing machine. A grocery store is even located in the same building as the apartments. Various methods of transportation can be found near and around Apartments Angel Main Square including the train station and bus station. Check rates here.
- Apartments City and Style. This five-star apartment complex is located right in the heart of Zagreb. These apartments allow you to be near all the action and are only 2.6 miles away from Zagreb Fair and 3.6 miles from Zagreb Arena. Each apartment is fitted with a variety of amenities, the best of which are flat screen TVs, dishwashers, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Even towels and slippers are included when you stay here. Check availability here.
- City Classic Apartment. This beautifully classic apartment complex overlooks the Main Square in Zagreb. These apartments combine elegant living with modern luxuries including air conditioning, a private bathroom, Wi-Fi, laundry service, and a dishwasher. There is even a balcony so guests can enjoy the view of the city. From here, guests can easily get to Zagreb Cathedral, Zagreb Train Station, and Pleso Airport. Check rates for your dates.
- Apartment Diva. These gorgeous, luxury apartments are located in the heart of Zagreb. Among the top of the amenities offered here are its pet-friendly accommodations and free private parking. It is 3 miles from Zagreb Arena and Zagreb Fair and right in the city center overlooking all of the action. Amenities here include satellite TV and private bathrooms. Check availability here.
Hostels in Zagreb
If you’re looking for something a little quirky, you could try the Train hostel located at the central railway station.