Whether you’re staying the night or making a city break of it, Alp yourself to one of these excellent hotels in Innsbruck – bookable on Culture Trip.
Innsbruck is an ideal destination for both skiers and city lovers, being within driving distance of Austria’s best ski resorts and home to a large student population that keeps the nightlife and entertainment top-notch. With Medieval palaces and the grand baroque cathedral to impress history buffs, you can soak up the picturesque scenery and people-watch in the cobbled old town. When it comes to catching Zs, we’ve got the lowdown on the best hotels in Innsbruck.
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This swanky, four-star hotel on the Inn Bridge fuses Alpine folksiness – through pine panelling and mountain murals behind beds – with slick modernity. Expect streamlined Minotti furniture, fine dining and extensive wellness facilities, which include a traditional naked bio-sauna, two Finnish saunas, an infrared cabin and a sun terrace with panoramic views over the old town.
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The Penz has been dubbed the first design hotel in Innsbruck, and its eye-catching mirrored exterior is a bold contrast to the neighbouring old town. Designed by Dominique Perrault, who joined up the existing town hall with the surrounding buildings, it’s now a modern classic in the heart of the city. Each of the 96 rooms are defined by mid-century modern furnishings, while the vast 5th Floor rooftop bar is well worth a visit.
Hotel Schwarzer Adler
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You’re in good hands at the Hotel Schwarzer, as it has been pampering travellers for more than 450 years. Situated at the base of the slopes, it’s only a five-minute walk to the cable cars, so is the ideal spot for getting the most out of your ski break. When you’re ready to relax, the hotel’s impressive Adler Vital Spa has an indoor pool with waterfall and massage jets, while there’s also an outdoor pool, sauna and steam bath. You can even try a hay bath!
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Situated in a holiday village built in 1900, the cosy Sporthotel Igls has a delightful log fireplace in the lobby where guests can relax. It’s great for families – there’s direct access to the slopes during ski season, and in the summer months, you can enjoy facilities including an outdoor pool and bar. What’s more, activities range from mountain bikes to tennis, Nordic walking and horse riding. There’s also a convenient bathing lake if you prefer to go off-piste.
It might seem out of the way, tucked down a quiet street on the fringes of Innsbruck’s Altstadt, but Hotel Nala is ideal for nightlife lovers – this is where the city’s best clubs are. Style-wise, this unique place is a fusion of mosaic tiles, dark parquet flooring and modern furniture, a mix that can be seen all the way through to the small spa and sauna. The pretty garden, meanwhile, has funky, egg-shaped chairs overlooking a fountain.
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The Adlers is the highest hotel in Innsbruck and has a great location close to the train station and historic city centre. Our highlight? The lively rooftop bar and restaurant, which serves an inventive mix of international and Austrian cuisine. If you’d rather put your feet up and soak at the spa, head to the 11th floor come sunset and enjoy its impressive mountain view from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
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The Dollinger is set at the foot of the Nordkette mountains, just north of Innsbruck. It’s ideal for guests who don’t want to be in the heart of the action, preferring the serenity of a beautiful garden, shaded by old chestnut trees. But though part of its appeal is this peace, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do! The hotel organises a free ski bus in winter and a hiking bus in summer, while the Inn Valley Bicycle Path goes right past the building.
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Expect a traditional Austrian welcome at the Hotel Sailer, which was built in 1896 and is now in the capable hands of the fifth generation of family hoteliers. Situated close to the Taxispalais art museum, this place may look traditional from the outside, but inside it feels fresh and modern, with floods of natural light, and guest rooms featuring oversized padded headboards and spacious walk-in showers.
This is an updated rewrite of an article by Alex Locker.