When traveling, one of the most important decisions you make is where you will stay, and it’s not always easy. There are several factors to consider when selecting a great hotel. Besides the hotel quality itself, you also have to factor in what type of trip it is, who is traveling with you, planned activities, and more.
If you are planning a trip to Lisbon, Portugal, you are in for a treat! In addition to great hotels, Lisbon is packed with amazing restaurants, bars, and so much to explore.
Of all the best boutique hotels in Lisbon, we recommend you stay at Hotel da Baixa. It is located in Downtown Lisbon and is a short distance from the main site you’ll likely visit. Hotel da Baixa has a variety of room types, including one that accommodates 5, also making it a great choice for family or groups.
But, Hotel da Baixa is not the only hotel in Lisbon we recommend. In this article, we have compared many options and picked 10 of the best boutique hotels in Lisbon. We have included options for solo travelers and group travelers. We also have included hotels that have a fitness center and spa if that is something you want access to on your trip.
As always, we factor in proximity to great coffee, restaurants, wine bars, and all the amenities you’d be looking for in a big city.
Where To Stay In Lisbon
Portugal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, especially the capital city of . Lisbon.
We have included 10 boutique hotels in Lisbon, in no particular order, that you can stay in during your travels. These Lisbon hotels are a short distance away from tourist attractions and are easily accessible from the airport. These hotels offer different rooms, from apartment types to penthouse suites, and you can surely find boutique accommodation just for you.
If you want to explore the neighborhoods in Lisbon in more detail, check out Where to Stay in Lisbon.
Sitting at the top of the hill in Bairro Alto, The Lumiares offer stunning city views. This is a five-star hotel and spa that offers apartment-style rooms.
You can choose from 6 different kinds of rooms for your stay in Lisbon: Studio, One-bedroom Suite, Two-bedroom Suite, Gloria Suite, and the Penthouse. These rooms all have an en-suite bathroom, a fully-fitted kitchen, and a living area. Not like the usual hotel rooms where it is a bed and bathroom only. Their Penthouse also offers a panoramic view of the city with two bedrooms with an en suite, a fully-fitted kitchen, and a central living area. If you are worried about the noise coming from outside, the hotel has soundproof windows so you can have a good night’s rest.
This Bairro Alto hotel has a rooftop bar and restaurant where guests can enjoy the stunning view that overlooks Lisbon’s skyline and Tagus River. The Lumiares offer high-quality and locally-sourced food from their restaurant.
The hotel worked with local designers, artists, and craftspeople, and most of the items and furniture were designed and made in Portugal. You can really see the craftsmanship of their local artisans as they mixed modern living with Portuguese design.
Should you wish to drive to the hotel, they have parking spaces available. The hotel staff can also assist you with airport transfer so make sure to let them know in advance if you need assistance.
The Lumiares is a 20-minute drive to and from Lisbon airport and a 6 – 10 minute drive away from the city’s tourist attractions.
Address: 142 Rua do Diáro de Notícias 1200-146 Lisboa
Image from The Ivens
This hotel located in the Chiado neighborhood is part of the Autograph Collection Hotels by Marriott.
The Ivens is housed in a 19th-century historical building but the interior is very different from what you would expect in a traditional Portuguese design.
As you enter the building, you will find yourself wondering if you’ve been transported to a different place. The African-themed hotel got its inspiration from two Portuguese travelers, Roberto Ivens and Hermenegildo Capelo. They were the first Europeans to cross Central Africa.
You will find a lot of reds, greens, and browns throughout the hotel lobby and restaurant while the guests are greeted with white-painted walls with a little touch of the African theme as they enter their rooms.
The Ivens has a total of 87 rooms. 7 of these rooms have a wonderful view of the city center and the Penthouse has a view of the Tagus River. Their bar and restaurant are available for hotel guests and the general public so if you don’t plan on staying here, you can still try the different cuisines they have to offer.
The Ivens is a 20-minute drive from the airport and is a walkable distance to Arco da Rua Augusta. They also have parking available for guests who choose to drive to their hotel.
Address: Rua Capelo N. 5 Lisboa, 1200-224 Portugal
1908 Lisboa Hotel
Our next hotel on our list is the 1908 Lisboa Hotel.
As its name implies, this building was built by architect Adães Bermudes in 1908. It used to house luxury apartments back then and was turned into guest houses and shops throughout the 20th century before it was converted into a hotel in 2017.
The façade of the hotel will bring you back in time but the interior has a modern touch.
The 1908 Lisboa Hotel has a total of 36 rooms for all kinds of travelers. They also have a family room that has two double interconnecting rooms perfect for families or group travelers.
This hotel is next to a metro station and a tram stop so you would not have to worry about how to get around the city. The 1908 Lisboa Hotel is a 20-minute walk from Praça do Comércio and a 20-minute drive from Lisbon Airport.
Address: Largo Do Intendente Pina Manique N.6, Lisboa, 1100-285 Portugal
Hotel Da Baixa
Located in downtown Lisbon, Hotel Da Baixa is just a short walk away from tourist attractions such as Praça do Comércio and Arco da Rua Augusta. It is also a 15-minute drive from Lisbon Airport.
The hotel has a total of 66 rooms with some of the rooms having a view of Castelo de São Jorge, Praça da Figueira, and the Tagus River. Eleven of these rooms are premium rooms and another 11 rooms are family rooms for up to 5 people.
If you are going to Lisbon for a business trip, Hotel Da Baixa has a function room for your business meetings. They also have a library for those who like to have a bit of a read after a day of roaming the city.
Make sure to head on to the hotel’s Sebastião restaurant and bar. They offer unique and authentic Portuguese cuisine.
Address: Rua Da Prata, 231, Lisbon, 1100-417 Portugal
Santiago de Alfama
This hotel is a family-run hotel that is housed in a restored 15th-century palace, Palácio dos Castros. It has 16 bedrooms, three suites, and family-option rooms that have interconnecting rooms for families and group travelers.
Some of their bedrooms have views of the city and the Tagus river. The room’s interiors offer a more contemporary feel but they also feature intricate patterns with the feature walls and floorings.
If you find yourself tired from all the sightseeing, Santiago de Alfama offers a relaxing and refreshing spa treatment with their Beauty Bar.
You can also experience authentic Portuguese cuisine at their restaurant, Dining at Audrey’s.
Santiago de Alfama is located within a short distance of the attractions in the central area of Lisbon and is a 20-minute drive from the airport.
Address: Rua de Santiago, 10-14 Lisbon, 1100-494 Portugal
Torel Palace Lisbon
In 2013, Torel Palace started its operation as a bed and breakfast with only 11 rooms. Now, this hotel has 25 rooms, a villa, and five apartments.
Torel Palace Lisbon offers a fantastic view of the city and each room’s features were inspired by the Kings and Queens of Portugal. The royal theme of this hotel will really make you feel like royalty with its sophisticated atmosphere and decor.
The amenities include a bar and a pool where you can spend your day swimming while taking in the view of the city.
Their restaurant, Terraço 23, offers traditional Portuguese cuisine as well as bold flavors for your adventurous taste buds.
Torel Palace Lisbon is a 15-minute drive from the airport and a 20-minute walk going to Arco da Rua Augusta.
Address: Rua Câmara Pestana 23, Lisboa, 1150-082 Portugal.
The Vintage Hotel & Spa Lisbon
This hotel is a short distance away from Lisbon’s must-see sights and restaurants being only a 10-minute drive to Praça do Comercio. This hotel is also easily accessible from the airport with a 15-minute drive.
The Vintage Hotel & Spa has a mid-century vibe that makes it stand out from other hotels. They offer different kinds of rooms: Vintage Superior, Vintage Deluxe, Vintage Corner Suite, and Vintage Castle Suite. These rooms, with the expectation of the Vintage Superior rooms, offer great views of the city.
The hotel offers different kinds of spa treatments at the Vintage Spa. You can choose from a variety of treatments, from a personalized facial to a full-body massage. And, if you want to continue your fitness journey while on vacation, they also have a gym where you can use free weights, treadmills, or stationary bikes. But, keep in mind that you need to book their spa or gym to use their services.
If you like to unwind and relax after touring Lisbon, you can go to their V Rooftop Bar to have a drink and see the amazing views of the city. While the Blue Bar and Restaurant offers different Portuguese cuisine.
Address: R. Rodrigo da Fonseca, 2, 1250-191 Lisboa Portugal
This hotel is located at the heart of central Lisbon just a short distance from São Jorge Castle and the city’s cathedral. Memmo Alfama has 42 rooms that offer a homey Portuguese feel and you will surely feel right at home with their attentive staff.
This building was built in the 19th century but the hotel itself has a contemporary interior with micro cement walls with exposed stone walls for details.
The Memmo Alfama has a red-tiled lap pool, located at The Terrace, to have the same feel as the red roofs of the houses along Alfama. The Terrace is a perfect spot for enjoying the view as it overlooks Alfama and the Tagus River. A rooftop pool with a good view is definitely a plus.
Lisbon’s famous yellow tram “28”, also known as the tourists’ tram, stops near the hotel so try to catch a ride to get to other places. Make sure to get a ticket first before getting on the tram, as it is still a means of public transport.
Address: Travessa das Merceeiras, 27 – Alfama, Lisboa 1100-348 Portugal
LX Boutique Hotel
Another hotel that sits at the heart of Lisbon is the LX Boutique Hotel. This hotel is a short distance away from the tourist attractions such as the Praça Do Comercio and Arco Da Rua Augusta.
LX Boutique Hotel is located in the Chiado neighborhood which is just a few steps away from Baixa, Bairro Alto, and Cais do Sodré. This hotel is also very accessible from Lisbon airport which is just a 20-minute drive. If you choose to ride the metro, it will only be a 10-minute metro ride from the airport to the hotel.
The hotel’s bedrooms are divided into different categories: Classic, Classic Room with City View, Superior Room with City View, Superior Room with River View, and Suite with City and River View. You can choose to stay in a room with a view or just stay in a classic room and just go sightseeing during the day.
The LX Boutique Hotel’s restaurant, Confraria, has a variety of foods to choose from. Confraria is mostly known because of its sushi but they also serve pasta, gyoza, temaki, and other kinds of cuisine.
Address: Rua do Alecrim nº 12 Lisbon, 1200 – 017 Portugal
Pousada de Lisboa
Pousada de Lisboa sits at the center of Lisbon which makes it easier to get around and see the different tourist attractions the city has to offer. It is a 20-minute drive from Lisbon International Airport and is just a step away from Arco da Rua Augusta.
This hotel has a fitness center for your exercise needs and a spa to relax and unwind after a long day of roaming around the city.
This hotel has different rooms spread across 4 floors. Some rooms have balconies and some of the rooms have a view of the São Jorge Castle. If you want to have the rooms with a view, definitely request the upper floor rooms.
Aside from the fitness center and the spa, the hotel has an indoor swimming pool with a private sunbathing deck.
Most of the pieces you will see in Pousada de Lisboa were loaned by some museums within the area and this gives the hotel a lot of character. Along with the museum pieces, the building the hotel sits on is over two centuries old so it definitely has the charm of a historic building.
Address: Praça do Comércio, 31-34 , 1100-148 , Lisboa
Traveler’s Guide To Choosing Hotels
As we have said at the beginning of the article, choosing a hotel to stay in is a hard decision to make.
In choosing a hotel, you want to consider the location, accessibility, and convenience it has to offer. You should also consider the budget that you can allocate during your stay.
All of the boutique hotels on our list are in good locations and are within short distances of central Lisbon’s tourist attractions, and really great for walkability. Some, like the Pousada de Lisboa, are less than a 5-minute walk from the Arco da Rua Augusta while the others are a 20-minute walk or less than a 10-minute drive. Most of the hotels on our list are centrally located and you can enjoy the convenience of going to tourist areas.
The hotels on our list are also accessible and near Lisbon’s International Airport with just a 20-minute drive.
All of the hotels we have chosen have different amenities and rooms whether you are traveling by yourself or with a group.
But, be prepared to spend a little bit more as these hotels are in very convenient and accessible locations. The hotels also offer rooms with stunning views so they tend to be more expensive than other hotels. But boutique hotels are generally less expensive than luxury hotels. So, prepare your budget and see what kind of hotel you can afford during your vacation.
There are so many great boutique hotels in Lisbon, but we chose Hotel da Baixa for its location, accessibility to and from the airport, and different rooms for every kind of traveler.
We think you will have a great trip to Lisbon when staying at any of these hotels. Hopefully we helped you check one major trip planning item off your list. Enjoy and happy travels!