Best hotels & accommodations in Porto

We list the best hotels in Porto as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only listed places with at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.

 

Best cheap hotel: Moov Hotel Porto Centro

Best boutique hotel: Fontinha Hotel

Best luxury hotel: The Yeatman

Best hostel: Rivoli Cinema Hostel

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FAQ

How much does it cost to stay in a Porto hotel?

For a 3-star hotel, you have to pay around $125 per night and for a 4-star hotel, you would be looking at $180 per night. If you’re after a luxury 5-star Porto hotel, then you can expect to pay around $280 per night.

What are the best areas to stay in Porto?

The best areas to stay in Porto are: Ribeira, Foz, Baixa, Cedofeita or Bonfim. Please read our extensive guide about where to stay in Porto. It gives a great overview about each area, including the museums, attractions and other things, as well as the best place to stay in each area.

What is the best budget hotel in Porto?

If you’re looking for an affordable hotel, then book Moov Hotel Porto Centro. It’s an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It’s in a good location, it’s been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. You should also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Porto.

What is the best boutique hotel in Porto?

You like some luxury but don’t like the famous chain hotels. If you’re looking for the best boutique hotel in Porto, you should check out Fontinha Hotel. It’s a very cool hotel that travelers and experts have highly recommended. For more cool hotels, check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Porto.

What is the best luxury hotel in Porto?

If money isn’t a problem and you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Porto, then go for The Yeatman. The hotel offers excellent service, it’s in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. For more 5-star hotels, check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Porto.

What is the best hostel in Porto?

Looking for a good and affordable private room or cozy dorm in Porto? Check out Rivoli Cinema Hostel. The hostel has been highly rated by backpackers. Also, check out our shortlist of the best hostels in Porto; it’s based on thousands of reviews from backpackers.

Which Porto hotel serves great breakfast?

Let’s start the day with some good food. Exmo Hotel is an excellent option if you’re looking for a Porto hotel offering a great breakfast. Recent guests have given great ratings for the breakfast service at this hotel.

About Porto

Situated on the Douro River, in the country’s northwest region, Porto is Portugal’s second-largest city. This city is the economic, commercial, and industrial center of Portugal’s zone north of the Mondego River. Porto’s historic center became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, attracting millions of tourists every year since.

In Roman times, Porto was referred to as “Portus Cale,” serving as a thriving settlement on the south bank of the Douro River. A few years later, the Alani tribe established the city of Castrum Novum on the river’s north side. Throughout the next few hundred years, this metro area changed ownership many times – the Visigoths, Moors, Christians, and British all had possession of this city at one time or another.

Porto’s architecture is particularly noteworthy; this city’s shining star is the cathedral, sitting on the site of the Visigothic citadel. While this structure was initially a 12th-century Romanesque-style building with 14th-century Gothic walkways, it was renovated in the 17th and 18th centuries. Other ornate historic buildings include the Gothic Church of Sao Francisco, Torre dos Clerigos (a 246-foot historic tower), and the 19th-century-style stock exchange building.

In addition to the cobblestone alleyways and grandiose historic structures, Porto’s contemporary architecture is equally impressive. Casa de Musica and Museu de Arto Contemporanea are just two examples of incredible modern designs that add to the character of this city. Art lovers are sure to enjoy exploring the abundance of Porto’s public street art, ranging from graffiti along the medieval walls to “azulejos,” also known as hand-painted tiles.

One of Porto’s many appeals is the vast quantities of Port wine produced within the area; this popular wine is fortified and typically served after meals. While Porto has been exporting this wine since the 1600s, it became official in 1906. At this time, an act defined Port as a wine created in the Douro district with a strength of 16.5%. If you need some food to pair with all of that wine, Porto has no shortage of food options. Between fresh seafood, tapas bars, upscale steakhouses, food markets, and brunch cafes, there’s no way you’ll go hungry in Porto.

For nature enthusiasts, Porto has no lack of gardens, walking paths, and lookout points. Jardim do Morro is likely one of the most postcard-worthy spots in Porto; from this hilltop view, you can marvel at stately buildings, magnificent churches, and extravagant bell towers. Those who love to explore on foot will enjoy Jardins do Palacio’s lush, palm-tree-lined gardens with several sparkling water features. After a day of strolling and exploring, don’t forget to enjoy the views at one of Porto’s many trendy rooftop bars.

Between Porto’s stunning architecture, charming streets, incredible food and wine scene, panoramic ocean views, and lovely green spaces, you’ll never run out of hidden gems to find in Porto. The laid-back atmosphere, friendly locals, street art, bustling nightlife, and wine-tasting opportunities make Porto one of the most intriguing destinations for all types of travelers.

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or revisiting, we hope this guide helps you get the most out of your visit to Porto.

Get to know the city even better by reading our guide about where to stay in Porto.

If you like our list of best places to stay in Porto, then you should also check out our selection of recommended accommodations in Lisbon or the best hotels in Seville.