There are few cities in India more beautiful and exciting than Jaipur. Known as India’s “Pink City” for its impressive pink architecture around the Old City center, Jaipur is filled with stunning palaces, impressive forts with incredible views, and some of the best shopping in India.
While you’ll find no lack of great places to stay in Jaipur, a few key neighborhoods and impressive hotels stand out among the pack for where to stay in Jaipur. From historic palaces to expansive resorts and tiny guesthouses, these are the best hotels in Jaipur, and where to find them.
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Where To Stay in Jaipur
Jaipur is an expansive city with countless neighborhoods and districts, making identifying the best neighborhood to stay in very important when planning a trip to Jaipur. While the city’s most impressive attractions are quite spread out – you can’t be close to everything, after all – you’ll want to stay somewhere convenient, safe, and memorable.
These general neighborhoods are home to the most options of hotels in Jaipur and are the best spots to consider for your stay.
Jaipur’s Old City
This is where to stay in Jaipur to be in the center of the action. In Jaipur’s Old City, you’ll find a range of newer hotels and historic properties, including many budget and mid-range options. Whether staying inside the old walled city or close by, curious travelers love staying in this area of the city.
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Northern Jaipur and Amer Fort
This is where to stay in Jaipur for travelers looking for a bit more space, peace, and quiet. The Man Sagar Lake area and the area around Amer Fort have a mix of budget-friendly hotels and impressive palaces to choose from.
This makes the area a great choice for travelers looking to avoid the madness of central Jaipur while staying close to some of the city’s most popular attractions.
Other Areas of Jaipur
Alternatively, consider venturing outside these two main areas of the city for other hotels worth “traveling” for! As Jaipur’s biggest attractions are quite spread out anyways, you won’t feel like you’re too far away from the center of the action if you stay in these nearby hotels.
In other areas of the city, you’ll find historic palace properties converted to some of the city’s best luxury hotels or luxurious newer builds with all the amenities.
Many of these hotels and resorts are set on sprawling estates that feel like an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. It makes this the perfect option for travelers who to escape the city at the end of the day and enjoy a truly memorable stay.
Best Hotels in Jaipur: Old City
The most popular neighborhood for travelers choosing where to stay in Jaipur, the Old City has so much to offer travelers. Countless bazaars, gorgeous monuments, and delicious food are steps away throughout the Old City.
Choose from unfussy budget hostels, refined historic homes turned boutique hotels called “Havelis,” and everything in between in the Old City. While the city can be loud, hectic, and busy, it makes for an unforgettable travel experience – a true highlight of your trip to India.
Hotel Bissau Palace ($ – $$)
Home to the noble Bissau family, still occupying part of the estate, Hotel Bissau Palace is an impressive historic hotel that allows even budget travelers to feel immersed in the charm and history that makes Jaipur so well loved. The rooms are basic and could use a bit of updating, but the service is excellent, and it’s hard not to fall in love with the historic details throughout the hotel.
Bloom Boutique – Chelon Haveli ($ – $$)
Less than a 5-minute walk from Jaipur’s favorite attractions like City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar, Bloom Boutique – Chelon Haveli offers the best of the Old City at your fingertips. After a recent renovation, this historic building offers a mix of modern and historic, perfectly comfortable, and one of the best options in the city for travelers looking for a budget-friendly and convenient stay in the heart of charming Jaipur.
Alsisar Haveli ($$)
One of the best historic haveli hotels in Jaipur is Alsisar Haveli a 19th-century historic palace with terraces and balconies for morning coffee, relaxing gardens, and ornate interiors ready to wow you. The rooms are beautifully decorated and expansive – we stayed at Alsisar Haveli during our honeymoon for several days and had a wonderful time here!
Located just a bit outside the center of the Old City, Alsisar Haveli is just a short tuk-tuk ride away from the action, yet close to restaurants, shops, and plenty to see and do. Highly recommended!
Best Hotels in Jaipur: Northern Jaipur and Amer Fort
Located between the Old City center of Jaipur and Amer Fort about 6 miles (10 km) north, the northern part of Jaipur can be a great choice for travelers looking for a bit more peace and quiet than a stay in the Old City center might provide.
There are plenty of hotels in the area surrounding Amer Fort fort, as well as in the area of Man Sagar Lake, where you’ll find the partially submerged Jal Mahal.
Keep in mind, parts of these areas are quite populated and busy, so not all hotels or guesthouses in the area will necessarily provide that peace and quiet you might be looking for. However, you’ll find some great options, which can be nice for first-time travelers to India looking to avoid the overwhelm of staying in the middle of the city.
These are some fantastic choices in the area.
Hotel Surya Haveli ($ – $$)
Located just a short walk from Amer Fort and with incredible fortress views from the rooftop restaurant, Hotel Surya Haveli is a great, budget-friendly choice you’ll love in a friendly, lively neighborhood. While some of the interiors are a bit small and in need of updating, the hotel preserves its haveli heritage roots and has a lot to offer.
Trident Jaipur ($$ – $$$)
Facing Jal Mahal and Man Sagar Lake, Trident Jaipur is a great mid-range, modern hotel for travelers looking for comfort and amenities. Lake views, large grounds, and a large pool area contribute to the hotel’s feeling of a retreat space. However, proximity to both the Old City attractions and Amer and Jaigarh Forts makes it easily accessible to everything you’ll want to see and do in Jaipur.
Best Hotels in Other Areas of Jaipur
There are some beautiful hotels in other areas of Jaipur, too! In fact, some of the best hotels in Jaipur are located a bit further away from the center of the action, though close enough that travelers won’t miss out.
Including former palaces and sprawling, lush estates with luxurious amenities, these memorable hotels are among the best the city offers.
Rambagh Palace ($$$)
The former estate of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, Rambagh Palace transports guests to royal luxury in the heart of Jaipur. Stay in the former Maharaja’s chambers in one of the palace’s 78 luxurious rooms that have welcomed British royalty, American first lady Jaqueline Kennedy, and countless stars and socialities who know the Rambagh Palace is unlike any other.
Located on a sprawling estate yet less than a 10-minute drive from attractions like City Palace and Hawa Mahal, Rambagh Palace is a great choice for travelers looking to enjoy a luxurious stay at a historic spot while not sacrificing proximity to Jaipur.
The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur ($$$)
If you’re looking for a lush and luxurious oasis from the hustle and bustle of Jaipur, look no further than The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur. The hotel is set on an impressive 32-acre estate just outside of Jaipur – just exploring the grounds, tasting the gourmet food from the on-site restaurant, and enjoying treatments at the spa are enough to fill any itinerary!
The rooms at the Oberoi Rajvilas are cozy and comfortable while offering every amenity imaginable. Choose from a room inside the main hotel or unique yet equally luxurious tented rooms among the estate’s beautiful gardens. Or, select a villa complete in-ground marble bathtub with views of your own private gardens and swimming pool for a true escape.
Rajmahal Palace RAAS ($$$)
You’re guaranteed to feel like royalty at the historic Rajmahal Palace RAAS – you can even stay in the Queen Elizabeth II suite, which hosted the Queen on a state visit in 1961. Still the royal residence to the Rajmata of Jaipur, Rajmahal Palace was built in 1729 and is among the city’s finest hotels.
With sumptuous interiors, delicious local and international food at the on-site restaurants and eateries, an impressive spa, and unending opportunities to explore the city with guided excursions and experiences, a stay at Rajmahal Palace RAAS will be one you’ll never forget.
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