City breaks to European capitals always turn out to be a great idea, and ever since detailed information and advice on how to plan and schedule them started to be shared via travel blogs and online publications, the number of travellers taking regular weekend trips to different capital cities in the continent has considerably increased. Whether we talk about tourists from overseas who practice “city hopping” as holders of a Schengen visa or about citizens with a EU passport that makes it easier for them to visit as many different places as they want whenever they want within Europe, the great majority have included the city of Warsaw in Poland on their bucket list. The reasons to do so are not surprising at all: some call it the Paris of the East, its Old Town is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and there is an undeniably magical atmosphere around its palaces, castles and landmarks which account for a long history of fighting and reconstruction that led to the beautiful and varied sights of today’s Warsaw city, capital of Poland.
You may be travelling for work, as Warsaw is also considered an important research hub and economic neuralgic centre, yet nobody wants to miss out on places like the Royal Castle, the Main Market Square, St John’s Cathedral, the Lazienki Palace and the Wilanów Palace. To top it all off, you can spend your spare time chilling at its many green zones and parks, or having a drink with friends or family at a charming local bar. Shopping lovers, on the other hand, will prefer a stroll along New World Street on the hunt for the latest fashion trends.
Whatever the style of your trip, it would be wise to stay in the city centre so as to enjoy everything the Polish capital has to offer, especially if you are visiting only for a weekend or a few days. In this post, we have gathered three recommended hotels in central Warsaw to suit three different travel budgets (they have been ranked two, three and four stars respectively), even when by choosing accommodation in the heart of the town you will already be saving money on travel expenses. Take a look at the good-value-for-money options below and decide whether one or more adjust to what you are searching for.
2-star hotel in Warsaw city centre: the Chmielna
The Chmielna is a budget hotel in Warsaw boasting a central location within short walking distance of the National Museum, the Old Town, the Central Railway Station and a wide array of cafés, restaurants and shops. Aside from complimentary WiFi internet, your confirmed reservation entitles you to free bottled water and a room with safety lock that may be for individual use, double, twin, economy, superior or an apartment studio, and that will feature private equipped bathroom. Daily breakfast is served on site, and tourist information is available at the 24-hour front desk. Only 10 kilometres separate this cheap accommodation in Warsaw from Chopin International airport.
3-star hotel in Warsaw, Poland: the Metropol
Strategically situated by the Centrum subway station, this affordable hotel in Warsaw offers excellent customer service, ample rooms with free WiFi and a daily breakfast buffet. Furthermore, several bus stops around this location enable travellers to commute quickly and effectively to the main landmarks in town, aside from the fact that most shopping areas, restaurants and markets are within easy reach on foot. Warsaw Chopin International airport is less than 7 kilometres away. All guest units have private bathroom with amenities, satellite TV channels, work desks and nice city views, and can accommodate couples, groups and families thanks to different bed arrangements. Should you choose to rent a car to get around during your trip to Warsaw city, this establishment also provides guests with secure parking spots for a surcharge, as well as with other extras like luggage storage, safety deposit boxes, laundry, dry cleaning, ironing and room service.
4-star hotel in Warsaw city centre: the Mercure Warszawa Centrum
One of the advantages of staying in this centrally-located hotel in Warsaw –Poland– is that it offers private airport transfers to confirmed guests. However, if you prefer to travel independently, know that it stands just 300 metres from the Central Train Station in Warsaw and within walking distance of several metro and bus stations. For your convenience, various trusted international brands such as McDonald’s, Carrefour, Costa Coffee and Hard Rock Cafe await in the surroundings and, inside the facilities, apart from the well-appointed rooms and suites, guests have at their disposal different wellness services, a gym, a restaurant with a-la-carte menu, a library, business rooms and concierge service.
Will you be visiting other cities in Poland? In case you are already planning your next adventure in Europe, visit our post about finding accommodation in central Kraków.