Best Vienna Luxury Hotels

Best Vienna Luxury Hotels


Vienna's top luxury hotels reflect the exquisite old world elegance and refined taste Austria's capital is known for, from Mozart and its rich classical music and opera tradition to the masterpieces of Gustav Klimt to the legendary pastries you can indulge in at grand cafes. In fact, the Hotel Sacher Wien was founded by the son of the creator of the decadent dark chocolate Sacher Torte, which you can enjoy at the hotel's Cafe Sacher Wien. Vienna's culinary prowess goes beyond dessert, from sumptuous Michelin-starred feasts to local spots serving schnitzel, goulash, and other hearty fare. Choose from excellent Austrian wines to accompany your meals. And once you've sated your hunger, enjoy world-class culture, from the Belvedere with the largest collection of original Klimt paintings in the world, to opera and ballet at the Vienna State Opera House and performances of the famous Lipizzaner Stallions at the Spanish Riding School. Don't forget to make reservations well in advance if your visit coincides with the Viennese Ball Season from New Year's Eve to mid-February.

While Hotel Sacher Wien is practically a must-stay if you're a chocoholic, it's also the favorite Vienna luxury hotel for many quite apart from its chocolate and pastry pedigree. Hotel Sacher Wien is quite intimate at just 149 rooms and suites, and perfectly located, just across from the State Opera House and a short walk from the Opernring, Kaerntner Strasse, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Imperial Palace. Superior and Deluxe Rooms are good sized, at 322-430 square feet, and beautifully appointed with antique mirrors and original oil paintings, yet fresh from a 2011 renovation by French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. We recommend springing for a Deluxe Room, Top Deluxe Room or Suite and asking us at TravelSort to arrange it to be on one of the top floors, with a view of the Opera House. As a boutique hotel, Hotel Sacher provides complimentary WiFi, a nice change from the WiFi fees at other luxury hotels in Vienna. A slice of traditional Sacher Torte with cream in Cafe Sacher Wien is a must, even if you have to pay for it with a visit to the fitness center and the superb Sacher Spa. If we had to find fault, we'd say that chocolate shampoo might be overdoing it, even for chocoholics, but otherwise this is a gorgeous Vienna luxury hotel at the top of its game.

Book with TravelSort and enjoy these Virtuoso amenities:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in the Marble Hall
  • One ‘Time to Chocolate' 30 minute treatment per room (reservation required at least 7 days in advance to guarantee appointment)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Best Vienna Luxury Hotels

Park Hyatt Vienna
The Park Hyatt Vienna is an excellent new Vienna luxury hotel, housed in a former bank building overlooking Am Hof square and close to exclusive shopping and restaurants. TravelSort Clients can reserve it with these Virtuoso amenities:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant or room service.
  • $100 USD credit in our restaurant The Bank (for lunch or dinner) to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary one-way private airport transfers to or from Vienna International Airport/Hotel (only valid for Park Suite, Belle Epoque Suite, Diplomat Suite, Ambassador Suite and Presidential Suite bookings)
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

If you want to stay in a true Palace, the Hotel Imperial Vienna is for you: it was built by the Prince of Wurttemberg as his own private residence in 1865. If you're really looking to stay as a royal, the Belle Etage is where the Prince had its own private apartments; today they comprise the Franz Joseph and Maria Theresa Imperial Suites, with a few smaller rooms between them for your bodyguards. With past guests including the Queen of England, King of Sweden and Arnold Schwarzenegger you'll be in good company, and with private butler service for all suites, in good hands. Classic Rooms are on the small side, at 269-322 square feet, but bathrooms do have a separate shower and bathtub and dual vanities, convenient for couples. Take advantage of the vast insider knowledge and expertise of Mr. Moser, the Chief Concierge to make the most of your visit to Vienna. Hotel Imperial is right on the Kaertner Ring and walking distance to the State Opera, Imperial Palace, Albertina, Kunsthistorisches Museum and St. Stephen's Cathedral, among other sights.

TravelSort Clients enjoy these Virtuoso amenities:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • A complimentary lunch at Cafe Imperial for up to two people per room (once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities)(once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • From Executive Junior Suite and Suite bookings made at the Virtuoso rate receive in addition to the above: Chauffered limousine transfer (one way) Butler Service Imperial Petit Fours, Flowers

Best Vienna Luxury Hotels


Getting to Vienna with Miles and Points

The only nonstop flights to Vienna from the U.S. are from NYC (JFK) and DC (IAD) on Austrian Airlines/Tyrolean Air. Austrian is a Star Alliance partner, so you could use 50,000 United miles for business class one way/100,000 miles roundtrip. There is only coach and business class on this flight, and the business class seats are angled lie-flat.
Tyrolean Air flies nonstop to Vienna - Business Class Award is 50K United miles
If you don't need the nonstop, I'd recommend Lufthansa first class, although you can't book this in advance. It's 67,500 United miles one way, or 135,000 miles roundtrip, and well worth the slight premium in miles. Aim to go through Frankfurt if possible, so you can use the Lufthansa First Class Terminal.
NYC - Vienna in Lufthansa First Class: 67,500 United miles

You can earn the miles from either 2 credit card applications plus credit card spend, or from 3 credit card applications. Apply for the Ink Bold or Ink Plus business card, together with either the United MileagePlus Explorer or the Sapphire Preferred, then either earn the additional United miles through spend or by, in about 3 months, applying for the third card (the United MileagePlus Explorer if you already applied for the Sapphire Preferred, or the Sapphire Preferred if you already applied for the MileagePlus Explorer).

Alternatively, you could use 50,000 British Airways Avios to fly business class roundtrip from Boston to Dublin or Shannon, then buy a cheap flight to Vienna. 

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