ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in Istanbul

A'jia Hotel

This boutique property in a former 19th-century mansion on the Bosporus is part of the chic new ... more

Cubuklu Caddesi No. 27
Istanbul , +90 216 413 9300
Tags: luxury | boutique hotel | trendy
Anemon Galata

This property's two main assets are the incredible views, especially from theglassed-in dining ... more

Bereketzade Mahallesi Büyükhendek Caddesi Kuledibi
Istanbul , 011-90-212-293-2343
Tags: budget
Ansen 130

This ten-room hotel in a beautiful townhouse in Tunel, one of Istanbul’sup-and-coming ... more

Mesrutiyet Caddesi
Istanbul , 011-90-212-245-8808
Tags: moderate | great value
Ayasofya Pansiyonlari

This ‘hotel’ is really a cobbled street of nine restored 19th century wooden houses furnished ... more

Sogukcesme Sokak
Istanbul , 011-90-212-516-9446
Tags: luxury | moderate | historic
Bentley Hotel

Only a 10-minute walk to Taksim, the Bentley has become a media hotspot fortravelers in town to ... more

Halaskargazi Caddesi #75
Istanbul , 011-90-212-291-7730
Tags: moderate | design
Ciragan Palace Kempinski

For us, the Çiragan Palace Kempinski has the edge over its othermagnificent, expensive ... more

32 Çiragan Caddesi
Istanbul , 212-326-4646
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge | smart luxury winner | jim's pick
Empress Zoe

This smaller property in Sultanahmet stands out against the other tinyguesthouses and hostels in ... more

Akbiyik Caddesi 4
Istanbul , 011-90-212-518-2504
Tags: moderate | great value | trendy
Four Seasons Istanbul

Today it is hard to believe that this luxury palace, and one of Istanbul's besthotels, once ... more

Tevkifhane Sokak 1
Istanbul , 011-90-212-402-3000
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | historic | smart splurge
Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Newcomer hotel Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus occupies a converted19th-century Ottoman ... more

Ciragan Caddesi No. 28
Istanbul , 011-90-212-381-40-00
Tags: spa | historic | swimming pool
Lush Hip Hotel

Themed properties can prove gimmicky and uninspired but these 22 individuallydesigned rooms ... more

Siraselviler 12
Istanbul , 011-90-212-243-9595
Tags: moderate | great value | design | trendy
Sari Konak

Family-run and thoughtfully managed, this hotel is located in a restored wooden townhouse close ... more

Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad No: 26
Istanbul , 011-90-212-638-6258
Tags: family | moderate

Small, and pleasingly decorated, this hotel's 15 rooms (each with private bathand A/C) are just ... more

Adliye Sokak 1
Istanbul , 011-90-212-517-6623
Tags: family | budget
Side Hotel and Pension

Steps from the Blue Mosque and Topkapi palace, this family-run establishment offers comfortable ... more

Utangac Sokak 20
Istanbul , 011-90-212-517-2282
Tags: family | budget
Sofa Hotel

Istanbul has become home to one of the world's most vibrant nightlife scenesand many of the ... more

Tesvikiye Caddesi 41
Istanbul , 011-90-212-368-1818
Tags: luxury
Sumahan on the Water

Housed in a former distillery with incredible views of Bosporus bridge and thecity (especially ... more

Kuleli Caddesi 51
Istanbul , 011-90-216-422-8000
Tags: luxury | expensive | views
Tomtom Suites

The Tomtom Suites building, from 1901, housed everyone from French nuns toLevantine families ... more

Tomtom Mh. Tomtom Kaptan Sokak 18
Istanbul , 011-90-212-292-4949
Tags: moderate | historic | trendy | boutique
Witt Istanbul Hotel

Although the brother and sister duo of Tuncel Toprak and SeçilErdoðan had never run a ... more

Defterdar Yokuşu 26
Istanbul , 011-90-212-293-15-00
Tags: moderate | historic | smart luxury winner | great value | trendy | boutique
Yesil EV (Green House)

Location location location. Despite its relatively humble price tag, Yesil Evhas the address a ... more

Kabasakal Cad 5
Istanbul , 011-90-212-517-6785
Tags: budget | great location

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