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Best Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City: The Most Bustling Place in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City is the 4th biggest metropolis in SE Asia and has some of the best value hotels in the region. Otherwise known as Saigon, it’s the melting pot of Vietnamese culture and whether you come here on business or leisure, a nice hotel is easy to come by. The best 5-star hotels are in District 1, but apartment hotels, luxury boutiques, and hotels with unexpected extras are becoming quite popular in Saigon.

Best Value Hotels in Saigon District 1

Saigon District 1 is the most central and convenient location with plenty of good hotels. Here, you can find the best hotels in Ho Chi Minh City ranging from 5-star luxury hotels to boutique and budget hotels — for leisure and business travelers alike.

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1. Hotel Nikko Saigon

Hotel Nikko Saigon

Reasons to Stay

  • Renowned seafood buffet
  • Exclusive club lounge
  • Day Stay packages
  • Poolside bar and snacks
  • Great attention to service details

Hotel Nikko Saigon is a 5-star at the edge of District 1, a little bit further away from the noise. The varied breakfast buffet alternates every few days. Both the renowned lunch and dinner seafood buffet, at La Brasserie restaurant, serve the freshest lobster, crabs, and oysters.

Guests can request meals for dietary needs when booking in advance. Their exquisite afternoon tea also has a vegetarian option. The pool has a children’s swim area and the gym and spa are highly appreciated as well. The Day Stay packages include a discount for these facilities.

2. The Hammock Hotel Fine Arts Museum

The Hammock Hotel Fine Arts Museum

Reasons to Stay

  • 24/7 rooftop lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Hammocks for relaxing
  • Free drinks
  • Free snacks

The Hammock Hotel Fine Arts Museum is excellent value for a 3-star hotel — not to mention the central location of District 1. Each room is artistically decorated and includes a hammock bed or chair. There are also bunk bed rooms.

The rooftop has great city views, a pool table, bean bags, and shaded loafer areas. It also has a 24/7 indoor lounge with free self-serve drinks, snacks, and even cup noodles that get replenished frequently. Other additions you wouldn’t expect are self-service laundry machines and a concierge front desk.

3. Amanaki Saigon Boutique Hotel

Amanaki Saigon Boutique Hotel

Reasons to Stay

  • Jacuzzi rooms with a view
  • All-day dining
  • Large rooftop jacuzzi
  • Free gym, sauna, and steam room
  • Free airport drop-off for extended stays

Amanaki Saigon Boutique Hotel is a beautiful and classically decorated 4-star establishment that opened in mid-2020. It’s a popular hotel for couples in Saigon District 1. Selected rooms have a city view jacuzzi or a large in-room bathtub.

Its large rooftop jacuzzi is something not so common and there’s also a well-equipped gym with a free-to-use sauna and two steam rooms. A nice treat is the complimentary afternoon tea, however, it isn’t served in a special lounge area but in the restaurant.

4. Fusion Suites Saigon

Fusion Suites Saigon

Reasons to Stay

  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • Daily massage and breakfast included
  • Day Stay packages
  • Bathtub and kitchenette all units
  • Family rooms

Fusion Suites Saigon is a minimalist concept that delivers the best value and luxury for a 4-star hotel. A room booking includes a buffet breakfast and a daily massage at the spa. The hotel has in-room dining, including from the breakfast buffet, and you can order to the pool.

The breakfast buffet has continental and Asian dishes with gluten-free options. Daycation package offers a meal for two at their restaurant and a discount for selected spa treatments among other complimentary services. Some rooms, however, don’t have windows.

5. Hoang Lan Hotel

Hoang Lan Hotel

Reasons to Stay

  • Central location but quiet
  • Free breakfast
  • Long comfy beds
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking throughout

Hoang Lan Hotel is a friendly family establishment that is great for the price. It’s behind some buildings in an alley so even though it’s next to District 1, it’s pretty quiet. For a 3-star hotel, it has really nice wooden furnishings, spacious rooms with comfy chairs in most, and some rooms have wooden flooring.

The hotel has an elevator, which some hotels of this grade lack, its Netflix TV is a real bonus, but the minibar is a bit expensive. The included breakfast has simple but delicious choices, especially the Pho noodle soup. The lovely old couples serving breakfast aren’t very fluent in English but will cook your eggs as you like.

6. The Art – G9 Homestay

G9 Homestay

Reason to Stay

  • Quiet area
  • Kitchenette and balcony all units
  • Air-conditioned
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Free toiletries

The Art – G9 Homestay is in a quiet alley and offers suite rooms equivalent to 3-star plus experience. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchenette, balcony, lovely interior, air conditioner, and comfy bed. The homestay is quite popular with couples.

The 24/7 front desk and staff are always available to assist you in your stay and housekeeping is done daily. Toiletries include fresh towels, a hairdryer, shampoo, and shower gel. There’s no elevator so if you’re challenged climbing a few flights of stairs, better to request a room on the lower floor.

7. The Art – Nice To Home Saigon

The Art - Nice To Home Saigon

Reason to Stay

  • Lovely decoration
  • Family dog and cat
  • Morning coffee
  • Air-conditioned
  • Shared kitchen

The Art – Nice To Home Saigon is a lovely little homestay suited to young people on a budget. There is only one mixed dormitory room with bunk beds sleeping 8 people. Everything is clean and comfy and each bed comes with a small tabletop, lamp, and a personal locker.

The owners are very friendly and they have a dog and some cats that you can befriend. The shared kitchen is well-equipped and guests are welcome to cook up whatever they want. The bathroom is shared so it may be a bit noisy for the beds nearby. A nice little extra is a small table at the front desk for morning coffee.

Top 5-star Hotels in Saigon

1. Reverie Saigon

Reverie Saigon

Reasons to Stay

  • Luxurious elegance throughout
  • Daily chocolate gift
  • Daily complimentary minibar
  • Pillow choice menu
  • Easy access for the disabled

Reverie Saigon is one of the best 5-star hotels in the city known for its central location, elegant interior, and exceptional service. It’s particularly adored by vacationing couples for its bridal suite and overall comfy beds.

Their luxurious Spa includes private and semi-private treatment areas and as well as complimentary services and promotions. The lovely outdoor pool gives a view over the city but doesn’t open very late. The availability of services such as the gym is in flux due to the changing pandemic situation.

2. Caravelle Saigon

Caravelle Saigon

Reasons to Stay

  • Newly renovated Signature Experience
  • Professional fitness attendant in gym
  • Live weekend music at rooftop bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Popular E-gaming casino

Caravelle Saigon in District 1 is another popular couple’s hotel – especially their newly renovated Signature Floor. All Signature rooms and suites come with a variety of exclusive services including a separate breakfast and check-in lounge. Rooms include all-day soft drinks, pre-dinner drinks, and canapes in the evening.

The Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar has live music on the weekends and the Reflections Restaurant always manages to satisfy guests. The fitness center has professionally trained fitness attendants but due to the changing pandemic situation, the gym may be periodically restricted.

3. Sherwood Suites

Sherwood Suites

Reasons to Stay

  • Kitchenette all units
  • Buffet breakfast 
  • Small game room & indoor playground
  • Temperature-controlled outdoor pool
  • Free city shuttle service

Sherwood Suites is a highly recommended apartment-hotel in District 3 just outside of District 1. Their studio apartments and suites are larger than average, making them great for families. Amenities include a kitchenette, washing machine, and a TV in the lounge and also en suite bedrooms.

A rarity for hotels in Vietnam is the temperature-controlled pool. It’s partly open to the elements and on the first floor conveniently next to the gym and bar. A small games room has just a pool table, darts, and table soccer, but it’s a hit with older kids. Their popular hourly free shuttle service has drop-offs to top destinations around District 1.

4. MAI HOUSE Saigon

MAI HOUSE Saigon

Reasons to Stay

  • Meals for children
  • French and Vietnamese restaurant
  • Outdoor pool with kids pool
  • Easy wheelchair access
  • Upgrades come with free minibar

MAI HOUSE Saigon is a more affordable 5-star option in District 3 adjacent to District 1. It’s popular with families thanks to their meal choice and dining options. There’s also a kids section to the outdoor pool, 5-star spa services, and the gym is excellent too.

They’re quite newly established and the first class service includes welcome drinks. They may offer you little surprises if you book a room for a celebration. During the pandemic, they have been a little understaffed at times resulting in delayed services.

5. D1Mension Residences

D1Mension Residences

Reasons to Stay

  • Rooftop saltwater pool
  • Family rooms
  • Kitchenette all units
  • Wine lounge
  • Complimentary towels & toiletries

D1Mension Residences is one of the top 5-star properties in Saigon. It’s a serviced residential building with additional short-term and holiday rentals. There’s no in-house catering, but each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchenette. There are two pizza restaurants on the ground floor commercial space.

Other facilities include a washing machine and wide TVs with cable. There’s also a coworking space and a sky view wine lounge. On the ground floor are a children’s playground and a stunning koi pond.

The rooftop infinity pool is quite unique. It’s a glass pool using saltwater and serviced towels are provided to all guests. Other facilities like the spa and gym require separate charges as does car parking. Pets aren’t allowed in D1Mension Residences.

Best Boutique Hotels in Saigon

1. Maison De Camille Boutique Hotel

Maison De Camille Boutique Hotel

Reasons to Stay

  • French-style design
  • Bidet toilets
  • Rooftop game area
  • Children’s playground
  • In-room breakfast

Maison De Camille Boutique Hotel is an inexpensive 4-star with a French-style design and lovely interior. They’re in Binh Thanh District, a few kilometers away from District 1 but there’s a free shuttle twice a day toSaigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Welcome drinks are served when checking in with a reservation.

The rooms’ balconies have chairs to sunbathe or just laze around. The rooftop has a game room with mini-golf, darts, and table soccer. The breakfast buffet has simple Western and Asian dishes but is well prepared. During the pandemic period, the hotel may be understaffed at times.

2. Orchid Boutique Hotel & Apartment

Orchid Boutique Hotel & Apartment

Reasons to Stay

  • Balconies
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Experienced staff
  • Many nearby FnB establishments

Orchid Boutique Hotel & Apartment is in District 7 in an upscale neighborhood in  Koreatown, not too far from District 1. The rooms are clean with nice beds and balconies. The hotel is relatively new, well-priced, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

The Deluxe Doubles and Penthouse apartments also come with a kitchenette. The breakfast is good but sometimes limited in choice due to pandemic conditions. Around the hotel are many FnB establishments for food and beverages, gyms, and spas.

3. The Hut Boutique Hotel-Notre Dame

The Hut Boutique Hotel-Notre Dame

Reasons to Stay

  • Balcony rooms
  • Hammocks for relaxing
  • First-floor coffee shop
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Friendly staff

The Hut Boutique Hotel-Notre Dame is a modern restoration and green concept hotel. It opened in early 2019 in a good central location in District 3. The downstairs coffee shop is highly appreciated for its gourmet coffees, delicious cakes, and breakfasts. It also showcases temporary art collections.

The interior and decoration of the Hut are particularly appealing to young guests and those remote working. Depending on the room, there may be a kitchen and a washing machine. The staff are very friendly but sometimes still finding their feet in hotel management.

Cheap & 3-star Hotels in Saigon

1. The Bloom Pham Viet Chanh

The Bloom Pham Viet Chanh

Reasons to Stay

  • Good location
  • Shared kitchen
  • Rooftop jacuzzi
  • Free laundry service & parking
  • Satellite and cable TV

The Bloom Pham Viet Chanh is a great apartment hotel with beautiful wooden flooring and furnishings. It’s in Binh Thanh District’s new Japantown with many popular Japanese-owned or inspired establishments including sushi restaurants and bars. It’s only 4 km from District 1 and the original Little Tokyo.

On the rooftop are a jacuzzi, a small gym, and minigolf for some leisure. The spacious rooms are clean, nice and new, but the view is obscured by tall buildings. The Deluxe King Studio has a bathtub. The restaurant serves pretty good food but the choice is limited and there’s one flight of stairs to get to it.

2. The Art – Tina Hotel and Apartments

The Art - Tina Hotel and Apartments

Reasons to Stay

  • Large garden-view windows
  • Sun terrace
  • Shared coffee lounge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air-conditioned

The Art – Tina Hotel and Apartments is a good budget choice also in Binh Thanh District. The service is pleasing and includes daily housekeeping. Bathrooms include a hairdryer and towels, but not complimentary toiletries. The coffee lounge serves a good breakfast, but many diners and coffee shops are nearby.

The wide windows in each unit provide a garden view and plenty of natural sunlight. The rooms are new with clean bedding, a sofa, a flatscreen TV, and a fridge. The kitchen areas are a little bit small but well equipped.

3. Thanh Long Hotel – Tra Khuc

Thanh Long Hotel - Tra Khuc

Reason to Stay

  • 2 km from Tan Son Nhat Airport
  • Free airport drop-off
  • Basic toiletries
  • Free parking
  • Breakfast included

Thanh Long Hotel – Tra Khuc is only two kilometers away from Tan Son Nhat Airport, making it ideal for transits, early flights, or late evening arrivals. They offer free airport drop-off with your booking, but pick-up costs extra.

The rooms are minimalistic with tasteful wood panellings and furnishings. Each has a cable TV, a fridge, and the bathroom comes with basic toiletries and a bidet toilet. Breakfast is only from 6:30 to 9:00 AM. Their partnered gym, spa, and pool is 100 m away but cost extra.

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