If you’re in Agra, you’re likely there for the Taj Mahal. Luckily, most hotels in Agra are clustered right around the Taj itself. There is a lot to do in Agra that’s not just the Taj Mahal, so consider staying at least a night or two to really absorb the city. It’s also a fairly cheap city for hotels – there’s only one hotel that’s going to be incredibly expensive, and all the others are quite reasonable.
Luxury Hotels in Agra, India (Expensive: $150+/night)
This is the kind of hotel dreams are made of. Every room has a view of the Taj Mahal, and it’s played host to royalty on numerous occasions. It’s one of the closest hotels to the Taj, and they’ve got golf carts/buggies that will take you over. The pool is something out of an otherworld movie, and if there’s ever a time to splurge on a hotel – it’s this one!
Mid-Range Hotels in Agra, India ($50 – $150/night)
The ITC Mughal is a great choice for a reasonable stay in Agra. It’s fairly cheap (and the interiors are fairly dated), but it’s a few kilometers from the Taj Mahal, and has gorgeous gardens with a beautiful pool. This is especially wonderful when you’re there in the middle of the summer! ITC Hotels are known for being luxurious with good service, so you’ll be in good hands.
The rooftop pool with a view of the Taj Mahal is a huge selling point for this hotel! The Radisson Blu is about a kilometer from the Taj Mahal. It’s a bit far from the Baby Taj, but it’s easy enough to find a tour guide to take you there. The hotel rooms are updated and the creature comforts are all here.
If you’re an American or Canadian looking for a good, familiar hotel in Agra, the Doubletree is a good choice. You still get cookies at checkin! The rooms are spacious, well-appointed, and the hotel is a very good choice for consistency of quality. It’s a little farther from the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort than some of the others on this list, but it could make up for that by being a bit closer to the airport. If you’re flying in and out of Agra, this is an excellent choice!
Great Budget Hotels in Agra (Under $50/night)
This is a good choice for a budget hotel – the rooms are a bit smaller than those at the Doubletree or Radisson Blu, but it’s much cheaper. It still has a rooftop pool, and it’s close to the East Gate of the Taj Mahal. It’s much closer to the Taj Mahal than the Doubletree. If you’re looking to do some hardcore sightseeing in Agra and just want a reasonable place to sleep, this is a very good choice.
This is a small hotel, so you’ll feel the full attention of the staff – with only 17 rooms, they have time to look after each and every guest. The rooms are small but clean, and a few of the “luxury” options have private balconies. It’s a little farther out from the main hotel area, but it’s still easy to get to all the sites around Agra.
Great Hostels in Agra (Shoestring Budget: Under $20/night)
GoStops has an awesome location, with good staff and a great opportunity to meet other travelers. As a hostel, it’s awesome! It has everything you’d expect from a good hostel, with tour options and lots to do.
Zostel is another good hostel option in Agra. It was built in 2010, so it’s a bit newer, and it’s about a 20 minute walk from the Taj Mahal. It’s a social hostel, with lots of opportunities to meet people to travel with and sightsee with!
If you’re visiting the Taj Mahal, don’t forget to check out these tips for visiting and getting the best Taj Mahal pictures.
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