Going To Taipei, Taiwan? In this installment of our Taiwan Travel Guide Series, we bring you the best places to stay in Taipei. Read more on our recommendations for the best hotels to stay in the various districts of Taipei and the surrounding attractions that are accessible from these hotels.
Best Places to Stay in Taipei
Contents in this Article
- 1 Best Places to Stay in Taipei
- 1.1 Taipei Station (Zhongzheng District)
- 1.2 Ximenting (Wanhua District)
- 1.3 Taipei 101 (Xinyi District)
- 1.4 Shilin (Shilin District)
- 1.5 Da’an District
- 1.6 Beitou District
Looking for accommodation for your trip to Taipei? The location, price, and nearby attractions and transport are some of the key factors to consider. To help with your travel planning, we have listed the best hotels in Taipei by region and district. Read more to find out our recommended top places to stay in Taipei:
Taipei Station (Zhongzheng District)
♥ Best for convenient travelling to other parts of Taiwan
If you plan to travel beyond Taipei to other cities such as Taichung or Kaohsiung, our recommendation is to stay at the Zhongzheng district which is close to Taipei Main Station. The Taipei Main Station is a transport hub with linkages to the Taiwan High Speed Rail, Taiwan Rail and Taipei Metro and is the most strategic location to stay if you plan to make use of Taipei’s public transport network to get around, both within and outside of Taipei.
Accommodations near Taipei Station
Here are our top picks for the best hotels near Taipei Main Station.
1. Cosmos Hotel Taipei
Cosmos Hotel Taipei occupies one of the most convenient locations in the Zhongzheng District. It is accessible by the M3 exit of the MRT Taipei Station. In 2011, this established hotel invested in a total renovation, and now carries a more modern look.
2. CityInn Taipei Station Branch III
Best for the budget-conscious traveller, CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III offers an affordable stay at a convenient location. Their rooms are modern, clean and comfortable, but are a little small. CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III is located near many shops, cafes and amenities such as Cosmed, Bubble Tea 50 Lan (Koi), KFC, McDonalds and a Telecoms Shop.
3. Hotel Relax
If you are looking for a chic hotel at a good location with a low budget, Hotel Relax will check all the boxes. Designed for both business and leisure travel, Hotel Relax is ideally situated within walking distance of Taipei Main Station and is a great stay for the budget-conscious. Just as its name suggests, the modern contemporary design of the hotel relaxes you once you step into it. In addition, guests are within easy access to some of the city’s top attractions: Shin Kong Life Tower, Shinkong Mitsukoshi Taipei Station and Chengzhong Market.
Ximenting (Wanhua District)
♥ Best for Shopping and Food
Ximenting is a hip area in the Wanhua District with some of Taipei’s best and trendiest shopping and restaurants. It is also the place where the hip and young hang out at.
Accommodations near Ximenting
Here are our top picks for the best hotels near Ximenting.
1. Energy Inn
If you are looking for a simple and fuss-free hotel at budget prices, Energy Inn will meet all your expectations. Other than the usual single, double and family rooms, there are also private dormitory rooms for those travelling in large groups.
2. Roaders Hotel
Roaders Hotel is one place that lets you escape from the madness of the city with its calming and relaxing atmosphere. Their rooms are nicely muted with earth tones that makes you feel connected with nature. What’s more, this hotel is very inexpensive.
Taipei 101 (Xinyi District)
♥ Best for Luxury and Upscale Shopping
With its wide range of restaurants and upscale malls, the Taipei 101 (Xinyi District) is an ideal option for travellers who are looking for the best luxury shopping and accommodations in Taipei. In addition, there are lots of up-market cafes in the Xinyi District that offers innovative dining options for the traveller.
Accommodations near Taipei 101
Because the Xinyi District is rather high-end, the hotels in this district are more luxurious and up-market. Here are our top picks for the best hotels near Taipei 101.
1. Grand Hyatt Taipei
The Grand Hyatt Taipei is located right next to Taipei 101 with a direct connecting bridge. This means that you have some of the best luxury shopping and dining in Taipei at your doorstep.
2. W Hotel Taipei
If you want to travel in style, the W Hotel Taipei will be it. Have a look at the hotel’s room gallery and you will be wowed by its sleek design and modern furnishings, all to make you comfortable during your stay. What’s more, some of these rooms have the view of Taipei 101 out of their windows.
Shilin (Shilin District)
♥ Best for Foodies who love the Night Market
If you want to go to the famous Shilin Night Market every night during your trip, staying near the Shilin district is definitely the best option.
Accommodations near Shilin
Here are our top picks for the best hotels near Shilin Night Market.
1. Grandee Taipei
You may not know this, but the Grandee Taipei used to be the former residence of General Chiang Kai-Shek. It has since been converted into a beautiful hotel in central Shilin. Because it is filled with historic significance, the Grandee Taipei has an air of mystery and elegant old-world charms in this beautiful building.
2. Uinn Business Hotel – Taipei Shilin
Business and leisure travellers will enjoy Uinn Business Hotel – Taipei Shilin. Their clean-cut and brightly lit rooms makes an excellent resting place in the evening. If you are looking for something even more budget, try Uinn Travel Hostel, the other business arm of the same hotel chain. It features futuristic space capsules that’s clean and spacious and is bound to impress you.
♥ Best for Relaxing and Quiet Holiday
Da’an District is best for travellers who wants to enjoy a relaxing and quiet holiday in Taipei. Nearby attractions include Yongkang Street, Shida Night Market and the Da’an Forest Park.
Accommodations near Da’an
Here are our top picks for the best hotels near Da’an.
1. Park Taipei Hotel
Park Taipei Hotel boasts its proximity to many of the city’s attractions such as the Breeze Center, Daan Forest, Miniature Museum of Taiwan, and Taipei Botanical Garden – all set about a mile away. The nearest airport of Songshan is located only two miles away, making coming and going from Park Taipei Hotel super easy and hassle-free.
2. Folio Hotel Daan Taipei
If you are looking for a fun and bright place to stay in the Da’an District of Taipei, look no further than the Folio Hotel Daan Taipei. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Folio Daan Taipei is one of the best places to stay in Taipei.
♥ Best for Hot Spring Lovers
Beitou in Taipei is renowned for its hot springs and is best for travellers who wants to enjoy a relaxing hot spring holiday.
Accommodations near Beitou
Here are our top picks for the best hotels near Beitou.
1. Grand View Resort Beitou
If you are looking for a elite private hot spring facility, the best one in town is the Grand View Resort Beitou. Their hot spring facilities are top of the class, and the accommodations and dining are superb. Those who are staying at the Grand View Resort Beitou get their own in-room private hot tub.
2. Hotel Royal Beitou
Only a minutes’ walk from Xinbeitou station on the Taipei metro, the Hotel Royal Beitou is convenience and wellness combined. Besides the fitness center and spa facilities, hotspring and sauna are also available for all guests.
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