Regardless of how long you’re spending in Vienna, whether it’s just a few days or a week or more, you’re going to want to stay at a hotel that has a great location, incredible service, and spacious and comfortable rooms.
Thankfully, it’s possible to find all of this at the Hotel Beethoven and despite the fact that I only had two nights there I was able to truly appreciate the experience that the hotel strives to cultivate.
Located just steps away from the ring road and within walking distance of nearly all of the main tourist sites in the city, this hotel is somewhere I would definitely recommend checking out whether or not it’s your first time to Vienna or if you’ve been many times and you want somewhere comfortable to spend the night.
The Hotel Beethoven provides an elegant and charming experience for its guests so during your visit you never have to worry about more than what you want to spend your day doing.
Even the building that the hotel is housed it, which was built all the way back in 1902 and designed in a Renaissance architectural style, makes you feel right at home in the city center of Vienna and makes for a much more historic experience.
Despite the fact that there are 47 rooms the hotel never feels too busy and it’s always possible to enjoy a personal welcome seeing as the receptionist’s strive to learn your name and are always asking if there’s anything that you need help with.
Finally, should you be lucky enough to visit during the weekend you’re definitely going to want to sit back and enjoy a classic concert that’s held on Saturday or Sunday night starting at 6 p.m.
Like I mentioned, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend two nights here at the Hotel Beethoven and in this post I want to share the experience that I had as well as provide an in-depth review of my stay.
The Hotel Beethoven in Vienna: An In-Depth Review
Check-In and Interior
Arriving at the hotel I noticed right away that the surrounding area, despite its close proximity to the city centre and the ring road, was peaceful, quiet, and lacking of the crowds of tourists you typically find in the city.
As I walked through the sliding glass door as I was immediately greeted by a smiling receptionist who asked about my trip and began the check-in process.
Despite the fact that I had arrived about three hours before check-in I was informed that my room was ready and that I could head up immediately.
Before I made my way up to the room I looked around the lobby to see what the inside of the hotel was like.
The position of the hotel on a street corner meant that windows lined the ground floor of the building on both sides so there was plenty of natural light being let in and it seemed very spacious and welcoming.
There was plenty of bright and colourful seating in the lobby as well and a small bar area where was possible to grab a drink before heading out to explore the city.
A set of stairs lead up to the first floor of the hotel where there was a lounge and another seating area and it was also on this floor that breakfast was held the next morning.
I found the lobby and the entrance area to be very welcoming and I was pleased with the fact that it was very bright – something you don’t find too much in modern hotels with dark lobbies.
Finally, I took the only elevator up to the top floor where my room was and made my way down the long, brightly wallpapered hallway to see what my room was like.
At first I had thought that my room would have taken on a more traditional and historic appearance so I was quite surprised when I opened the door and was faced with a modern and elegantly designed room.
Right away I was impressed with the bright and spacious interior and despite the fact that the windows were angled and on the roof I still had a great view of the surrounding city and could even see the business district of Vienna off in the distance.
Speaking of the windows, they were actually controlled by remote and could be opened or closed from the touch of a button depending on your preferences.
The room itself was quite spacious and apart from a large bed in the center of the room there was also a corner seating area, large desk, cozy chair, and a counter with the TV on it as well.
One of the more notable features of the room was the chandelier that hung right above the bed along with the interesting wallpaper pattern behind the bed.
The lighting fixtures were tastefully chosen and even the bedside tables seemed like they were picked specifically for their unique and eye-catching design.
My girlfriend really seemed to love the couch in the corner and I found this to be a very practical use of space and it even offered a comfortable space to relax after a long day of exploring the city.
I would actually argue that the room took on a fusion of both contemporary and traditional and despite the age and history of the hotel it felt like I was staying in a very hip and modern place.
The entrance area offered plenty of storage and there was also a well-equipped mini fridge along with a small area where it was possible to make a coffee or tea.
Overall, I found the bedroom area to be spacious, comfortable, and very well equipped for two people.
The bathroom at the Hotel Beethoven was very modern and came equipped with anything that would be needed for a short-term stay.
Rather than there being just one bathroom space there was actually a separate room for the toilet and it even came with a sink so that there were two sinks available to use at any time regardless of whether or not the bathroom was occupied.
In the other room was a large stand up shower and I really liked the marble walls that seemed to make the space seem even bigger and brighter.
One problem I have with many hotel bathrooms is that there is a lack of a shower door or curtain and although this was the case here I didn’t notice any splashing or water pooling up outside of the shower area so this was a huge bonus.
Included in the bathroom were amenities that were provided by a company called Naturals.
I hadn’t heard of the company before but the amenities smelled very nice, fresh, and seemed to be quite good quality.
Soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, washcloths, and a few other smaller amenities were available so there isn’t any need to bring your own from home if you’re comfortable using what the hotel provides.
One more thing I really liked was that the bathroom had a large window inside which of course let in plenty of natural light and made for a much more enjoyable bathroom experience during the day.
Depending on the type of room that you choose and how early you book you can find rates for the Hotel Beethoven starting at around $171 USD.
Vienna is quite an expensive city to visit, although this hotel is more of a mid-range option and not that well-suited price-wise for those traveling on a budget.
Despite that, I find the price to be quite reasonable especially considering the location and the quality of service that I received at this hotel.
As always, I recommend booking as soon as you have confirmed your travel dates so that it’s much more likely that you’re able to find the best rate possible and so that you can avoid any issues with room availability.
One thing I noticed when I was looking for the prices online for this hotel is that there wasn’t any available on Booking.com or HotelsCombined.com and I had to visit the hotel website directly so that I could find nightly rates.
I found the location of this hotel to be very ideal for exploring the city and it was only a short 10-15 minute walk to the very city center.
One of the things that I love most about the hotel is that it was just steps away from the famous open-air Vienna market, the Naschmarkt, which offered plenty of options for dining, enjoying a quick coffee drink, and was a nice place to visit and just walk around to explore.
I didn’t notice too many restaurants or bakeries in the surrounding neighborhood although the city center is very close and it’s easy enough just to walk into the old town area to find whatever it is you might be looking for.
The only area of the Hotel Beethoven that I found was lacking was in regards to the breakfast.
There were only a few different breakfast options available to choose from and I was not impressed by the lack of hot options.
I think that this is definitely one area where the hotel could improve although if you are just looking for a quick bite to eat before heading out to explore the city then you’re bound to find something suitable to enjoy for breakfast.
The wireless internet worked very well and I was able to enjoy a strong and reliable connection throughout my entire stay.
Even at peak hours early in the day and late at night I had no problem uploading photos, videos, watching YouTube, or browsing social media.
If a strong and reliable internet connection is something that you need when you’re traveling abroad then I would definitely recommend this hotel if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Vienna.
Parking and Accessibility
I arrived in Vienna by bus so I’m not too sure about the parking here at the hotel although there are plenty of garages that offer public parking nearby.
Street parking did not seem readily available and I would not recommend it either for anyone arriving by car.
As for accessibility, the hotel can be easily reached by public transportation and there was a metro stop just 300 meters away.
I took an Uber from the bus station and the driver had no problem reaching the hotel as it’s just located a few blocks from one of the main streets that runs around the city center.
In my opinion, the Hotel Beethoven is one of the best mid-range hotels in Vienna and I would definitely recommend checking it out if you’re visiting the lovely Austrian capital and you’re looking for somewhere nice and comfortable to spend the night.
The rooms are well-equipped, spacious, and offer everything you would need for a short-term stay.
One of my favorite aspects of the hotel was the location and its proximity to the nearby open air market and it’s also a good place to stay if you’re visiting any of the theaters or opera houses nearby.
Especially compared to the expensive hotel chains that you can find in Vienna I believe that the price for the Hotel Beethoven is very reasonable and it’s definitely one of my top recommendations for hotels in the city.