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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 See the best Istanbul meeting hotels

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

Istanbul Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Golden Horn Hotel - Special Class - Istanbul
+1-888-389-4121
Ebusuud St. 44, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 10 suites
From$50
Excellent 5.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
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Star Holiday Hotel - Istanbul
+1-888-675-2083
Divanyolu Caddesi North 10, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$27
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class : Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi Demirci Resit
+1-800-716-8490
Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi Demirci Resit, Istanbul, 34400 Turkey
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 14:00
From$31
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Tashkonak Hotel Special Class
+1-800-805-5223
Kucukayasofya Cd. Tomurcuk Sk. No:5, Istanbul, 34400 Turkey
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Shuttle from airport available
From$37
Very Good 4.5 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hotel Agan
+1-888-965-1860
Ebusuud Cad. Saffetipasa Sok. No:6, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 4 suites in property
From$40
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hotel Ipek Palas
+1-888-788-5576
Orhaniye Cad. No:9 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check in: 14:00
From$90
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Sehir Hotel Old City
+1-888-897-9207
Orhaniye Caddesi No:6, Istanbul, 34410 Turkey
  • Two star Downtown property
  • 85 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$50
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hotel Yasmak Sultan
+1-888-311-4278
Ebusuud Cad. 12, Istanbul, 34410 Turkey
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 79 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$70
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa - Special Class
+1-888-469-4795
Hocapasa Mah. Hudavenigar Cad. 17 / 19, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle provided
From$150
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hypnos Design Hotel
+1-888-734-9421
Ebusuud Caddesi No:10 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • Four-star property
  • Check in time: 14:00
From$23
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Euro Stars Hotel Old City
+1-888-841-5292
Ankara Caddesi Hocapasa Hamami Sokak No:1 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 76 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul - Sirkeci - Istanbul
+1-888-455-5160
Nobethane Cad. Kargili Sok. No:5, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 14:00
From$93
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul - Sirkeci in Istanbul
+1-888-965-8297
Nobethane Cad. Darüssade Sok, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • 4-star hotel
  • 113 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$93
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Sirkeci Hotel Hurriyet in Istanbul
+1-888-906-6358
Hocapaa Mahallesi Nöbethane, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • 3-star property
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Anadolu Hotel
+1-888-749-6785
Yerebatan Caddesi Salkim, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 3 floors in property
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
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Great Fortune Hotel & SPA : Bab I Ali Cad. Basmuhasip Sok. No 11 13
+1-888-878-9982
Bab I Ali Cad. Basmuhasip Sok. No 11 13, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 60 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Aybar Hotel - Istanbul
+1-888-389-4485
Basmuhasip Sk. Nr.10 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$115
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Legacy Ottoman Hotel in Sirkeci Istanbul
+1-888-389-4121
Hobyar Mh. Hamidiye Cd. No:16, Sirkeci Istanbul, 34112 Turkey ~0.27 miles northwest of Istanbul
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 178 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$95
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Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa : Ticarethane Cikmazi No 19
+1-888-675-2083
Ticarethane Cikmazi No 19, Istanbul, 34420 Turkey
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 22 rooms in hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi in İstanbul
+1-800-716-8490
Orta Neighborhood Anıt St. No 1, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Luxury 5 star property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$100
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Fer Hotel in İstanbul
+1-800-805-5223
Molla Fenari Mah. Turbedar Sok.no:12 Nuruosmaniye, İstanbul, 34120 Turkey
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • 10 suites in hotel
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Rast Hotel Sultanahmet : Binbirdirek Mahallesi Klodferar Caddesi No:6
+1-888-965-1860
Binbirdirek Mahallesi Klodferar Caddesi No:6, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 13pm
From$86
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel in Istanbul
+1-888-788-5576
Divanyolu Cad Ticarethane Sokak No 45, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • 230 rooms in hotel
From$150
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Valide Sultan Konagi - Istanbul
+1-888-897-9207
Cankurtaran Mah. Kutlugun Sok. No / 1, Istanbul, 34420 Turkey
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Shuttle from airport available
From$90
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hotel Perula in Istanbul
+1-888-311-4278
Binbirdirek Mah. Peykhane Sok. No:45, Istanbul, 34400 Turkey
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 2 suites in hotel
From$30
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Armagrandi Spina Hotel - Special Class - Istanbul
+1-888-469-4795
Utangac Sokak No: 19, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
From$50
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hotel Mina – Special Class - Istanbul
+1-888-734-9421
Pierre Loti Cad. Dotluk Yurdu Sok. No:6 Sultanahme, Istanbul, 34100 Turkey
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 45 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$50
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Tulip House : Katip Sinan Cami Sok No:28
+1-888-841-5292
Katip Sinan Cami Sok No:28, Istanbul, 34400 Turkey
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle available
From$55
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
Sultan House
+1-888-455-5160
Dizdariye Çesmesi Sokak, Ist, 34265 Turkey ~0.53 miles south of Istanbul
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 17 rooms
From$30
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Tria Hotel - Special Class - Istanbul
+1-888-965-8297
Akbiyik Cad Terbiyik Sk.no:7 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34100 Turkey
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 8 suites in hotel
From$73
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hotel Broken Column in Istanbul
+1-888-906-6358
Akbiyik St. No:45 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 13:00
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Kaftan Hotel - Istanbul
+1-888-749-6785
Akbiyik Cad. Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:29, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 20 rooms in property
From$65
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
La Mer Boutique Hotel
+1-888-878-9982
Küçük Ayasofya Mah., Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Low Cost Downtown property
  • Hotel has 4 suites
From$60
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Antis Hotel - Special Class in Istanbul
+1-888-389-4485
Sultanahmet Mah Akbiyik Degirmeni, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check-in: 14:00 PM
From$77
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet - Boutique Class : Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi No:40
+1-888-389-4121
Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi No:40, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • 5 suites in hotel
From$200
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Turvan Hotel - Istanbul
+1-888-675-2083
Hocapasa Sokak No:36 Sirkeci Old City, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$35
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hotel Akcinar
+1-800-716-8490
Nöbethane Cad Serdar Sk No:12, Istanbul, 34420 Turkey
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$80
Average 3.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
Gulhanepark Hotel & Spa - Istanbul
+1-800-805-5223
Nöbethane St. No:1, Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 6 floors
From$45
Average 3.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Sirkeci Park Hotel in Istanbul
+1-888-965-1860
Ebussuud Cad.no:24 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$75
Average 3.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Glorina Hotel - Istanbul
+1-888-788-5576
Osmanağa Mah.misaki Milli Sk.no:26 Kadıköy / Istan, Istanbul, 34000 Turkey
  • Cheap hotel
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Burckin Hotel - Istanbul
+1-888-897-9207
Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No 18, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Four-star property
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$25
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Walton Residence Sultanahmet
+1-888-311-4278
4 Bayram Fırını Sk., Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • 4-star hotel
From$75
Average 3.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Istanbul Comfort Hotel : 7 Binbirdirek Mah. Göktas Sokak. No 7 / A
+1-888-469-4795
7 Binbirdirek Mah. Göktas Sokak. No 7 / A, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Three Star property
  • Check in time: 12:30 Pm
From$55
Average 3.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Victory Hotel & Spa Istanbul
+1-888-734-9421
Mimarkemalettin Mah.mithatpasa Cad.no:1 Beyazit, Istanbul, 34100 Turkey
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 5 floors in property
From$70
Average 3.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class
+1-888-841-5292
Akbiyik Cad. No:29, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 12:00
From$75
Average 3.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Grand Yavuz Hotel : Piyerloti Cad No:51
+1-888-455-5160
Piyerloti Cad No:51, Istanbul, 34126 Turkey
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
From$55
Average 3.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Avicenna Hotel - Special Class - Istanbul
+1-888-965-8297
Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad 31 33, Istanbul, 34400 Turkey
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 2pm
From$70
Average 3.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Fors Hotel in Istanbul
+1-888-906-6358
Piyerloti Cad. Kadirga Hamam Sk. No.10, Istanbul, 34490 Turkey
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$20
Average 3.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Vizyon City Hotel : Eminsinan Mahallesi Gedikpasa Camii Sokak No:52 C
+1-888-749-6785
Eminsinan Mahallesi Gedikpasa Camii Sokak No:52 C, Istanbul, 34126 Turkey
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 16 rooms in property
From$80
Poor 2.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Olimpic Hotel : Peykhane Cad. No16
+1-888-878-9982
Peykhane Cad. No16, Istanbul, 34412 Turkey
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$125
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details

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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.

FAQs about hotels in Istanbul

What are the top rated hotels in Istanbul?

Golden Horn Hotel - Special Class, Star Holiday Hotel and Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Istanbul?

Legacy Ottoman Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi and Fer Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Istanbul city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Istanbul?

Golden Horn Hotel - Special Class, Star Holiday Hotel, and Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class are the properties closest to Istanbul city center.

What are the most popular independent hotels in Istanbul?

Golden Horn Hotel - Special Class, Star Holiday Hotel and Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

Recent traveler reviews of Istanbul, Turkey

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

"Very cosmopolitan city with great transport system."
Score 5.0 / 5

Very cosmopolitan city with great transport system.

Faiza F., from 20-Jul-2022
" Charming City"
Score 4.0 / 5

It is the most charming city of all. Absolutely nothing compares to it.

Zoran P., from 11-Aug-2019
"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 4.8 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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