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Istanbul, Turkey: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find the perfect hotel in Istanbul using our hotel guide provided below. Find cheap and/or discounted hotel rates in or near Istanbul, Turkey for your upcoming personal or group trip. We provide the best Istanbul hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Istanbul area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Istanbul hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Istanbul Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Istanbul Meeting

The Istanbul center point is about the area of Orient Express Railway Station and the area of Istanbul Archaelogy Museum.

Istanbul Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Fer Hotel : Molla Fenari Mah. Turbedar Sok.no:12 Nuruosmaniye Molla Fenari Mah. Turbedar Sok.no:12 Nuruosmaniye, İstanbul, 34120 Turkey
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
Golden Horn Sirkeci : Ebusuud St. 44
+1-888-305-3366
Ebusuud St. 44, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 10 suites
Sehir Hotel Old City in Istanbul Orhaniye Caddesi No:6, Istanbul, 34410 Turkey
  • 2-star Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle provided
Hypnos Design Hotel Boutique Class
+1-888-283-3404
Ebusuud Caddesi No:10 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • High-end property
  • 5 floors in hotel
From$104
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Eurostars Hotel Old City
+1-866-221-8581
Ankara Caddesi Hocapasa Hamami Sokak No:1 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Most guests were unhappy with the view
  • Internet is poor
From$125
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Prince Hotel - Istanbul
+1-866-429-5787
Nobethane Cad. Kargili Sok. No:5, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
From$93
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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul Sirkeci
+1-888-690-5281
Nobethane Cad. Darüssade Sok, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • 4-star hotel
  • 113 rooms in hotel
From$80
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Great Fortune Hotel & Spa Bab I Ali Cad. Basmuhasip Sok. No 11 13, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 60 rooms
From$125
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The Ambassador Hotel in Istanbul
+1-888-305-3366
Ticarethane Cikmazi No 19, Istanbul, 34420 Turkey
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 01:00pm
  • Most guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
  • Aircon never worked
Star Holiday Hotel - Istanbul Divanyolu Caddesi North 10, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 34 rooms in property
  • AC needs updating
  • View of the Blue Mosque exquisite
Rast Hotel
+1-888-283-3404
Binbirdirek Mahallesi Klodferar Caddesi No:6, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 5 floors
  • Cheap Victorian decor
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 56%
From$86
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Sura Hotels Hagia Sophia
+1-866-221-8581
Divanyolu Cad Ticarethane Sokak No 45, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 14,00
From$150
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Valide Sultan Konagi - Istanbul
+1-866-429-5787
Cankurtaran Mah. Kutlugun Sok. No / 1, Istanbul, 34420 Turkey
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 11:00 am
Tulip House Katip Sinan Cami Sok No:28, Istanbul, 34400 Turkey
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
The Byzantium Hotel & Suites Special Class : Akbiyik Cad. No:29
+1-888-690-5247
Akbiyik Cad. No:29, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 18 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$75
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Dara Hotel Istanbul
+1-888-305-3366
Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 13:00
  • Most guests thought it was too noisy
  • Could be quieter
From$137
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Hotel Broken Column
+1-800-881-1523
Akbiyik St. No:45 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 15 rooms in hotel
  • Nice view over the sea
  • Great reception
Fides Hotel Küçük Ayasofya Mah, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
Ayasofya Hotel Special Class - Istanbul Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi Demirci Resit, Istanbul, 34400 Turkey
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Check in: 14:00
Hotel Agan
+1-866-429-5787
Ebusuud Cad. Saffetipasa Sok. No:6, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Friendly service
  • Most guests liked the big bathroom
From$53
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Hotel Ipek Palas Orhaniye Cad. No:9 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
  • Shower was tiny
  • Clean hotel facilities
From$90
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Sirkeci Hotel Hurriyet : Hocapaa Mahallesi Nöbethane
+1-888-690-5247
Hocapaa Mahallesi Nöbethane, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Best value for money
From$80
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Gülhane Park Hotel
+1-888-305-3366
Nöbethane St. No:1, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 32 rooms in hotel
  • Great breakfast service
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
From$45
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Legacy Ottoman Hotel in Sirkeci Istanbul Hobyar Mh. Hamidiye Cd. No:16, Sirkeci Istanbul, 34112 Turkey ~0.27 miles northwest of Istanbul
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
From$120
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Sirkeci Park Hotel
+1-888-283-3404
Ebussuud Cad.no:24 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast
From$125
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Istanbul, Turkey summarized

Turkey ravels between a mix of middle-eastern and European flairs. But knowing what it is mostly typified of is an ordeal you might have to find for yourself, and eventually get immersed in the process. There's no better way to explore the best of European and Mediterranean cultures than to visit Turkey's capital, Istanbul. The ruins of Byzantium and Constantinople of the Ottoman Empire, once the most powerful centers in religion and history, can still be found along the city's stunning structures, such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. The striking lights of Bosphorus Bridge lead visitors from Europe and Asia easily into Levent's skyline, one of the most influential financial districts in the world. Guests can see the remains of ancient Rome at the well-preserved Valens Aqueducts dating from the 4th century, or visit the Maiden's Tower, a relic from the Greek era. Visitors should shop for the finest stones and jewelry at the Grand Bazaar, wander around the underground cisterns of the Yerebatan, or soak for an authentic Turkish bath at the Cihangir-Beyoglu.

'Hüzün does not just paralyze the inhabitants of Istanbul, it also gives them poetic license to be paralyzed. 'Life can't be all that bad,' I'd think from time to time. 'Whatever happens, I can always take a long walk along the Bosporus.'
Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Laureate of Literature and an avid chronicler of the ancient city of Istanbul, wrote these beautiful words in his book 'Istanbul: Memories of the City'. Tourists who wish to make a trip of the lifetime to Istanbul, this book can be a great starting point to begin their journey to understanding what is often called the greatest city on this planet. 

Istanbul is a city that has overwhelmingly long and rich history. History, in fact, has never left this city, as every cornerstone and every great wall seems to tell some sort of an ancient parable, waiting on patient listeners who would lend curious ears. Italo Calvino, a master of writing about cities, once remarked that if Istanbul was replete with history, history was also replete with Istanbul. 

Over the millennia, Istanbul has held a great importance in the politics of the region, and, in turn, that of the world. Greeks and Romans didn't mind shedding blood to conquer it, and native Turks never thought twice to emulate their own to save their beloved city. Constantinople, as it used to be called back in the day, has shaped many an empire and written many a fate with her own hands, sometimes in golden, sometimes in red scripts. 

Traveling to Istanbul should not be a haphazard decision for you. More than anything, it should never be a decision that has not been thought through. Istanbul has a lot more to offer than most tourists can accept gleefully, and to avoid that feeling of underwhelming, you need to manage your itinerary with the efficiency of a corporate hotshot. 

Budget Hotels in Istanbul 

Contrary to popular belief, Istanbul is not really a cheap city to live in. Tourists need to be aware of the fact that if you do not manage your tour budget with alacrity, the historic streets and ancient bazaars of Istanbul may well end up burning gaping holes in your pockets. 

One way to save yourself the ignominy of lost opportunities owing to insufficient budget is to pick cheap hotels for your stay, wherever you travel. There are quite a few options for you to choose from in Istanbul, as the city itself houses hospitality establishments that date back three and four centuries. 

Ada Hotel is among the best loved budget hotels in Istanbul. Having hosted thousands of tourists in its history, Ada Hotel is easily accessible from the airport and is decently maintained to host families without any hassle. 

Hotel Hanedan is another popular choice among tourists, especially because of its authentic hookah bars. Osmanhan Hotel, voted the best budget hotel in Istanbul by Nat Geo many times over, is popular for its friendly staff and amazing Turkish delights. With this established, let's take a look at what hotels in Istanbul have on offer for wealthy patrons. 

Splashing it Up in Istanbul 

There is a class of tourists for whom a trip isn't complete without a stay at a luxury hotel. And when talk about luxury hotel establishments, Istanbul, a city of kings and queens, has nothing to hold back on. 

With over 70 five star hotel and resort units in operation, Istanbul is well stocked up on luxury, lavishness and opulence. Almost every big-name hotel brand makes a prolific appearance here, with the best they have on offer demonstrated in local style. 

Sumahan on the Water is a great pick of a luxury hotel for tourists who wish to experience what it must have been like to be a Turkish royalty, ruling over these magnificent parts of the world. Grand Hyatt Istanbul is, in regular Hyatt style, also provides high-quality services to its guests. 

InterContinental, Marriott, Sofitel, Hilton and W Park, all mark their presence in Istanbul with some truly majestic hotel properties that cost upwards of $699 a night and take the Istanbul hotels scene to many notches higher up the ladder. 

Do's and Dont's of Sightseeing in Istanbul 

It is often said that 'when in Rome, act like Romans do.'

It might be the only advice that tourists who are making plans to visit Istanbul need to abide by. Istanbul is a city of culture and tradition. Despite all the leaps and bounds jumped by it in infrastructure and standard of living, the city is made up of people who love to follow in the footsteps of their local customs. So, tourists are best advised not to push the cultural boundaries during their stay in Istanbul. A quick online research may prove to be useful to understand what these boundaries really are. 

Another thing to remember when in Istanbul is to greet locals in their own style. Your local tour guide or your hotel management can help you with quick greeting phrases that you can use with locals to maintain a cordial and friendly rapport. 

Hotels Near The Istanbul Airport 

There are two international airports presently in operation that service the city of Istanbul. The larger among these two, and arguably the more famous one, is Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Located at a distance of approximately 20 km from the city, Ataturk Airport handles over 30 million passengers each year. From the convenience viewpoint, tourists can choose a hotel that lies along the highway that connects this airport to the city, as many cheap hotels can be found along this stretch. 

Istanbul Weather: No Mercy 

Istanbul weather is spread out across the calendar in various phases. Summer time, March to June, is usually accompanied by unexpected rainfall and occasional thunderstorms. November and December provide the gentles weather for tourists, complemented by falling nightly prices of Istanbul hotels. 

Summer can be quite hot here, and adequate care should be taken to stay hydrated, especially if you are sightseeing throughout the day, on foot.

Recent traveler reviews of Istanbul, Turkey

Below are reviews of the city of Istanbul, Turkey from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Meetings in Istanbul"
Score 5.0 / 5

Istanbul is a city with an European and Asian side; both separated by the Bosphorus. The popularity of the new town in the European side is trendy with neighbourhoods such as Taksim, Sisli and the Bosphorus border convenient for large events and meetings. For a cultural escapade, Sulthanamet in the old town is perfect for sightseeing events. On the other side, the Asian Istanbul is growing in popularity with its beautiful and natural landscape that attracts corporate incentive groups with more attractive hotel rates.

Syrine B., from 29-Jun-2015
"Rich in history"
Score 5.0 / 5

I loved going to the Hagia Sophia. What a fabulous step into the past. I also loved shopping at Jenifer's Hamam.

Aliyah E., from 05-Jan-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Istanbul, Turkey shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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