Last Updated on August 29, 2023 by Katrina

Photo credit: Four Seasons Hotel Prague

The capital of Czechia is a dizzying mix of old and new. Medieval churches, the iconic Charles Bridge, and the Prague Castle all share a home with glassy office buildings and a forward-looking culinary scene. Explore the city to discover Prague’s world-class museums, art galleries, and nightlife. Be sure to take the time to soak up its fascinating history—sometimes even from your hotel. Indeed, some of the most luxurious places to stay, on either side of the Vltava River, offer their own glimpses of Prague over the centuries, while also offering a lot of creature comforts. Here are the best luxury hotels in Prague.

Four Seasons Hotel Prague (Veleslavínova 1098; 420-221-427-000) Old Town

Afar calls this Four Seasons “the grandest hotel in all of Prague” and raves of the incredible central location “at the foot of the Charles Bridge in medieval Old Town—with views across the Vltava to Prague Castle in one direction and over the Jewish Quarter and Rudolfinum Concert Hall in the other.” The 157-room hotel straddles three historic buildings and “is very close to everything we wanted to go to,” writes a Tripadvisor user. “It was close to walk to the Castle, restaurants and shopping.” Don’t miss its highly-acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant, Cotto Crudo.     >> Book this hotel for less

NH Collection Prague Carlo IV (Senovážné nám. 13/991; 420-224-593-111) City Center

Stay at this 152-room former bank, which sits next to Old Town, for a central location. There’s easy access to the both the main tourist district and a train station. Plus, the place has panache. Forbes Travel Guide likes its “grand neo-Renaissance façade” that “has the look of a venerable royal palace,” combined with perks such as a spa and indoor pool. Dining options include The Vault, a wood-paneled bar set in the former bank’s actual vault. A Tripadvisor user calls the hotel “a great experience” but “it does not have facilities for entertaining younger children. It’s a great place for adults who like to walk a lot, see the sights, then relax at this hotel and spa.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Mandarin Oriental, Prague (Nebovidská 459/1; 420-233-088-888) Malá Strana

This 99-room hotel on the site of a 14th-century monastery“seamlessly blends history with cutting-edge modern amenities,” writes Condé Nast Traveler. The magazine describes the décor as “understatedly plush, with parquet floors and vaulted ceilings,” and recommends the Gothic spa, where “glass floors reveal the ruins of a chapel below.” A Google reviewer calls it “an oasis of tranquility. The property itself is spacious, luxurious and very close to all major attractions.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague (Letenská 12/33; 420-266-112-233) Malá Strana

This 101-room hotel is in a building of erstwhile monks’ quarters. “But instead of monastic austerity there’s a tasteful sense of modern luxe,” writes Condé Nast Traveler. The magazine likes that “rooms are done in rich fabrics and dressed up with elements of local design,” and that you “can take a tour of the historic library, monastery, and chapel with one of the monks who still live in the separate monastic quarters.” A Google reviewer likes the pancakes and waffles at breakfast, the heated bathroom floors, and the affable service. “The staff is very friendly … they allowed me to practice my Czech language with them. If you are looking for luxury in the heart of Prague, this is it.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Aria Hotel Prague (Tržiště 9; 420-225-334-111) Malá Strana

This 51-room hotel is close to the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. It has both an impressive art collection and its own entrance to a UNESCO World Heritage Garden. A Google reviewer calls it “artsy and elegant. My husband and I enjoyed the artwork from Salvador Dali and Chagall, just to name a few.” Rooms are named after musical composers, and “are spacious and modern,” says a Tripadvisor user. “The service is impeccable. You may think you are in a Ritz-Carlton. Location is great and quiet, far from hustle and bustle of tourist area, yet only a 5- to 10-minute walk to everything.”     >> Book this hotel for less