Vietnam’s largest city is a haven for international travelers, many of which, prefer to stay at one of Ho Chi Minh City’s top hotels. There are numerous popular accommodations that have an outstanding atmosphere, comfort, and convenience right in the heart of town. Thankfully there’s a large variety in HCMC since people have different priorities with their hotel stays.
We’ve put together a list of what we consider to be the best choices for an optimal stay in Vietnam’s largest and most populous city. Each year, Ho Chi Minh City draws in more tourists looking to explore this part of Southeast Asia, and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with any of these picks.
Most of these hotels range between $50-$250 per night, depending on where you decide to stay. Considering that the US dollar extends far in Vietnam, you can be assured that even the lower-end hotels are still something to write home about. If you do want to splurge on a luxury hotel, we have a few listed below, and even more 5 star hotels to consider.
Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81
Located in Vietnam’s tallest skyscraper and one of the tallest buildings globally, Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 is a hotel ideal for both business and pleasure. Each of the 223 luxurious rooms is staged high above the city and offers stunning views that are sure to relax your mind and body. The building itself is over 1,510 feet and set on the Saigon River banks, standing out of the ‘green miniature city’ part of Vinhomes Central Park.
Every room at the Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 is fitted to suit four people, 2 adults/2 kids, with the most considerable option being the Executive Suite, having almost double the floor space as the others. All rooms are beautifully decorated with crisp linens, elegant furniture, and a focus on Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District’s sweeping views. Additionally, bathrobes, toiletries, air conditioning, slippers, and television with satellite channels are provided for everyone free of charge.
Right on the property, there are several excellent amenities, including four restaurants, three bars, free parking, a spa, and 24-hour room service. However, the hotel’s highlight for many is the outdoor swimming pool that overlooks Ho Chi Minh City from over 80 stories in the sky.
Being centrally located in the Landmark 81 building, you’ll have quick access to District 1 attractions (via taxi or motorbike – no walking) or District 2. However, Landmark 81 is a bit of its own city, with a shopping mall on the first five floors, restaurants and even more shops surrounding it within the Central Park community.
- Vinhomes Central Park, Bình Thạnh, Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 3971 8888
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Sedona Suites Ho Chi Minh City
The Sedona Sweets Ho Chi Minh City is a tropical oasis located right in the heart of the town’s famous District 1, making it a convenient and luxurious place to relax. These accommodations are perfect for anyone in town on a business trip or a family visiting Vietnam who wishes to split their time between lounging at the hotel and being out looking at tourist attractions. Aside from being around the corner from many points of interest, the building itself is right by one of the city’s landmarks, Saigon Center.
The rooms at Sedona Suites are spacious and fitted with modern decor, sophisticated furniture, and comfortable beds. Guests have the option of staying in a room with between one and three beds and either a view of the city, landmark, or pool from the windows. Each room also comes with a kitchenette, sofa, private bathroom with a bidet, and sparkling marble floors.
Some of the property highlights at this hotel include their sizeable outdoor pool, playground for kids, on-site bar, and fitness center with a gym. Additionally, many of the city’s main attractions like Takashimaya Vietnam, Saigon Center, and the Union Square Saigon Shopping Mall are just a stone’s throw away.
- 67 Le Loi Boulevard, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 3822 9888
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Somerset Ho Chi Minh City
For those looking for a place in the city that they can call home during their trip, Somerset Ho Chi Minh City is a refreshing alternative to regular accommodations. This condo-hotel offers a resort-style stay to both families and executives visiting Vietnam and is situated right in the thick of it all in the popular District 1 of the city. Guests can have easy access to many attractions while being able to retreat to their rooms for a relaxing evening without having to go far.
The hotel boasts a classy residential vibe, giving its visitors a taste of lavish apartment life in Ho Chi Minh City, and is located within a mile and walking distance to over ten attractions. Many of the 198 rooms spread out over 12 floors are multi-person suites, perfect families or traveling friends plenty of space for everyone.
Cool off in their spacious outdoor pool after a day of lots of walking or burn off some extra steam in the fitness center or tennis courts available to all guests. If the family is with you on this trip, there’s a kids pool and playground right on the property, in addition to a complimentary kid’s club to keep little ones entertained.
- 8A Nguyen Binh Khiem, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 3822 8899
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For many years, the Caravelle Hotel was the top-choice destination hotel for anyone visiting Vietnam. It first opened its doors on Christmas Eve in 1959, showing travelers back then what prestige is with its air-conditioned facilities and majestic city views. Today, it is still a very unspoiled, popular place to stay with its high-end accommodations. Additionally, it’s in an ideal location right in the city’s ever-changing main shopping and entertainment district.
Vietnamese and French influence is present in the building’s architecture and design, creating a pleasant, sophisticated atmosphere throughout the hotel. Of the 335 non-smoking rooms at the Caravelle Hotel, many of them are suites fitted for families, couples, traveling friends, or executives that enjoy comfortable and spacious rooms. Book one of the rooms with signature lounge access for that VIP experience, and take advantage of the room service offered in all booking options.
Guests enjoy dining at the six exquisite on-site eateries or having happy hour at the famous Saigon Saigon Bar, a roof-top venue that offers panoramic views of the city and live music. Other places to explore at the Caravelle include their in-hotel casino, spa, sauna, steam room, fitness center, nightclub, and a gorgeous swimming pool complete with a poolside bar. Right outside the hotel doors is plenty to see, including the Saigon Opera House, Vincom Shopping Center, and Union Square Saigon Shopping Mall.
- 19 – 23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 3823 4999
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Hotel Continental Saigon
Visitors with an appreciation for history will love the Hotel Continental Saigon, as it’s been open since 1880 and is Vietnam’s first tourist hotel. The four-story building right on a corner in downtown District 1 still holds a lot of its French design and cultural charm, making it as appealing today as it was over a century ago. The hotel is featured in novelist Graham Greene’s book, The Quiet American, and two film versions of the story made in 1958 and 2002.
Hotel Continental Saigon has an elegant vibe while still retaining its well-preserved historical atmosphere, making it a fun and convenient place to stay right in the city center. The rooms all boast lots of sunlight from windows or private balconies and beautifully constructed wooden furniture, allowing guests to feel as if they’ve stepped back in time. Considering the age of these accommodations, each room is relatively spacious, with the floor size averaging 484 square feet.
When staying at the hotel, you should take the time to wander the property to get a good look at the unique decor and layout. There’s also a spa, jacuzzi, garden, fitness center, and on-site restaurant to enjoy and set the tone of your stay at this one-of-a-kind property.
- 134 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh | +84 28 3829 9201
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Grand Hotel Saigon
Full of historic charm, the Grand Hotel Saigon is another one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most incredible pre-war hotels that still holds its appeal after all these years. There are two defined wings: the ancient wing that houses 27 delightfully unique rooms built in the 1930s, and the luxury wing added on in 2011 and offers more modern accommodation in its 20-story building. Both parts of the hotel are lavish and hold their own magnetism.
All rooms are decked out in fancy bedding and furnishings, making these accommodations feel like a genuinely magnificent getaway. There are eight different types of rooms and suites, with the larger ones in the luxury wing, while the smaller, more intimate rooms are in the ancient branch and hold their original 1930s decor.
There is a casino, four restaurants, a pool, a bar, and a health club for those who like to stick around the hotel for entertainment on the property. Take advantage of the hotel’s full-service spa for a bit of pampering too, or indulge in a relaxing bath in your in-room spacious bathtub complete with slippers and robes to get in afterward. Grand Hotel Saigon was strategically built in the hopping District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, where many tourist attractions and shopping areas are located.
- 8 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh | +84 28 3915 5555
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Villa Song Saigon
The Villa Song Saigon doesn’t hold back one bit when it comes to whimsical design and decor. This beautiful white hotel on the edge of the Saigon River will transport you to another world, as it’s truly a one-of-a-kind Vietnamese sanctuary. The romantic atmosphere of the Villa Song Saigon makes it a very relaxing place. Even though it’s situated in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2, there is water transportation to take you right into the town center in District 1.
Of the 23 rooms on the property, no two are alike. They are decked out in special art pieces and photography, giving the entire hotel a fun and unique, sophisticated feel. Most rooms have a scenic view of the river, pool, or garden and are equipped with comfortable beds and elegant wooden floors. All suites are fitted with their own Apple TVs and Nespresso machines, too.
It would be crazy to book a few nights at Villa Song Saigon and not plan to spend any time pampering yourself with the amenities on the property. The outdoor pool is large and has intimate shaded poolside seating. There’s also a gym and an in-house spa that offers various massages and other revitalizing body treatments. Additionally, the outdoor dining area and the bar directly next to the Saigon River banks have a spectacular city view, especially during the night.
- 197/2 Nguyen Van Huong, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 3744 6090
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Pullman Saigon Centre
Rated as one of Ho Chi Minh City’s “best of the best” hotels, Pullman Saigon Centre is a cosmopolitan dream situated right in the center of town’s District 1, just minutes away from the most popular shopping and entertainment venues. This hotel is perfect for pleasure or business trips, as the comfort and many luxurious amenities have something for everyone. One of the things that Pullman Saigon Center is renowned for is its incredible hospitality, which is guaranteed to go beyond your expectations.
All rooms and suites radiate a feeling of relaxation and tranquility with their simple, modern decor and stunning city views. Some of the other things included with a stay at Pullman Saigon Centre include in-room robes, breakfast options for the room, a minibar, a safe, and a flatscreen TV. Families traveling with young children will be glad to know that they are free of charge, and they even have a complimentary kids club and kids pool on the premises.
Past visitors will tell you that the hotel’s best feature is the rooftop bar, hands down. This is where you can eat a delicious breakfast buffet for no extra cost and experience a sensational happy hour during sunset with sweeping views of Ho Chi Minh City. Other property features include an on-site casino, pool with a jacuzzi, an on-site restaurant, spa facilities, and gift shops to browse.
- 148 Tran Hung Dao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 3838 8686
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Hotel des Arts Saigon
Showcasing an array of French influence blended with local Vietnamese culture in its design, the Hotel des Arts Saigon is an ideally located, full-loaded boutique experience in Ho Chi Minh City. While it’s evident that the entire hotel is reminiscent of the classy 1930s era, it also boasts a variety of modern-day comforts and features throughout its property. Conveniently located in District 3, this hotel is still within walking distance to many of the top tourist attractions like the War Remnants Museum. Hotel des Arts Saigon is also one of the few pet-friendly accommodations in this part of town.
All 168 rooms have superior cleanliness and a sophisticated vibe, many with fantastic city views from every angle. There’s also a flatscreen TV, air conditioning, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and private bathrooms. Each room has soundproof walls as well, so there’s no need to try and sleep through the noise of a bustling city outside.
Some visitors argue that Hotel des Arts Saigon has the best rooftop bar in town, overlooking the gorgeous infinity pool with glass walls that reveal breathtaking views of Ho Chi Minh City. For those who like to keep their fitness levels up, there’s a friendly gym with lockers and a spa facility that offers endless services for relaxation. There’s also a nightclub on the premises, which charges a little extra to get in.
- 76-78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, 722413 Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 3989 8888
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Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Anyone looking for a nice place to unwind in a tranquil atmosphere should look no further than Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel. Set on the water’s edge of the Saigon River, this hotel is one of the most picturesque properties that you’ll find in Southeast Asia. The decor throughout the building and the 35 rooms are as comfortable as they are sophisticated and conveniently located in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2.
All rooms at this hotel are spacious, immaculate, and come with either a balcony or private terrace for admiring the views outside. The rooms are also soundproof and come fitted with bathrobes, air conditioning, a flatscreen TV, a bidet, a coffee maker, and a desk.
Guests who enjoy time by the pool will be glad to know that there are two on-site that are open all year long, one specifically for kids to use. For those who like to work out while traveling, Mia Saigon’s gym is quite a bit larger than most hotels and has some top-notch exercise equipment. After a long day, book yourself a treatment at the on-site spa facility to relax and get pampered during your stay.
- 2-4 Street 10, An Phu ward, District 2, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 6287 4222
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Situated in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3, the Bach Suites is a great place to call your home away from home. This hotel is a fantastic mix of convenience and comfort, as it’s within just a short walking distance from many local attractions and serves as an excellent value for those who wish to hang around the property too. The upscale atmosphere is enjoyable for all types of travelers, and the modern decor adds to the overall feeling of cleanliness inside.
There are ten floors with 35 rooms, making this a more intimate hotel versus some of the ones with space for hundreds of people, but its size adds to the charm. Popular room features include walk-in showers, a kitchenette, blackout curtains, a separate living room, bathrobes, a bidet, and a TV with satellite, cable channels, and more. Each morning there’s a diverse breakfast selection for those who choose to eat on location.
Enjoy taking a dip in their outdoor pool or hot tub complete with complimentary beach towels, or stop by the fitness center to burn off a few calories. Guests report loving this hotel for its ability to make you feel safe and have effortless access to the rest of the city.
- 10A Phạm Ngọc Thạch, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 3891 9999
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Park Hyatt Saigon
Hyatt hotels are often thought of as the cream of the crop, and this location in Ho Chi Minh City is definitely at the top of the list for luxury accommodations. Located right in downtown District 1, this hotel serves as a retreat resort with incredible access to tourist attractions within very short walking distances. You can expect this property to be as glamorous as any Hyatt that you’ve stayed at.
The 245 rooms and suites at Park Hyatt Saigon have done their fair share to interpret a new meaning for urban luxuries, with their top-of-the-line bedding, spotless floors, and spacious layouts. Guests can be assured to have the highest quality of comfort during their stay here with the many room amenities like a flatscreen TV, mini bar, daily housekeeping, in-room safe, and refrigerator.
Some of the favored property amenities include their immaculate gym, sparkling outdoor pool, on-site bar and restaurant, and spa facilities. This hotel has something for everyone, whether you’re in town on a business trip, a staycation, or an overseas trip from somewhere else. Families traveling with small children can use the hotel’s babysitting service or use a free crib for little ones ages zero to three.
- 2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City | +84 28 3824 1234
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Staying at one of Ho Chi Minh City’s best hotels means you will be guaranteed an incredible experience with all of your basic needs met and more. Thanks for checking out our list, and hopefully, you’ll be able to book with the one that calls out to you the most.