Jaipur is India’s Pink City, and is the third city in the “Golden Triangle.” It’s a must-see city for anyone heading to India, and worth at least a few days of visiting.
Jaipur is somewhat spread out, so deciding where to stay can be challenging. The best plan is to map out the points you want to visit and find a hotel in a good place in relation to those.
Luxury Hotels in Jaipur, India ($150+/night)
This is the hotel to stay at in Jaipur. If you’re going to splurge, do it here! The location is fantastic and close to everything in the city, but the hotel itself feels about a million miles away from reality. It’s a true royal experience, especially given that the hotel is set in an old palace.
Especially in India, but throughout the world, the Oberoi group sets the standard for luxury hotels, and with good reason. The Oberoi Rajvilas is perfectly maintained, with an exceptional staff and an all-around perfect experience. The one drawback is that it’s set fairly far from the heart of Jaipur – if you’re looking for a getaway, this is perfect. If you’re wanting to do some intense sightseeing, it might be worth considering something more centrally located. The Oberoi does offer a car service for any sightseeing you want to do, but know that it’s fairly expensive!
Gorgeous in every way, this Relais & Chateaux property will make you imagine you’re in another world. It’s centrally located, yet a respite from the busy city. The staff is attentive beyond your wildest dreams. For an absolutely perfect stay, this is a great option!
Mid-Range Hotels in Jaipur, India ($50 – $150/night)
The Fairmont is large, gorgeous, and everything you’d want for a relaxing stay! If you’re looking to unwind and get away from some of the crowds, this is an excellent choice. It’s a bit of a ways outside the main city, so getting to and from attractions is a bit more difficult (but the hotel will help you find a driver if needed). But set in the hills, this hotel is quiet and the pool is just perfect! This is a five star hotel in every way, and the number of deals you can find on it make it an incredible value.
The Fortune Select Metropolitan hotel is located within the main part of the city, and near some of the newer attractions (including McDonalds if you’re looking for a taste of beef-free McDonalds) and has a shopping mall attached. You’ll have to take a rickshaw for places like the City Palace, but this is a conveniently located hotel and a great value.
If you want to live like royalty in India, this renovated palace is a great option! It’s outside the main city of Jaipur but near Amer Fort, so the location is reasonably good. If you’re wanting to hit the highlights of Jaipur – Amer Fort, City Palace, etc, this is a great base. And then, you get to come home at night to a palace! It’s far more reasonably priced than some of the others like the Rambagh, so it’s a good option for living like royalty on a budget.
Budget Hotels in Jaipur, India (Under $50/night)
This gorgeous boutique hotel is set away from the main tourist areas, so you’re not going to be walking many places. Jaipur in general is somewhat spread out, so it’s unlikely you’ll find a perfectly walkable place. The Shahpura House is a boutique hotel with a pool, attentive staff, and is very clean! In terms of value for the money, this is hard to beat!
If you’re looking for the creature comforts of a familiar Western hotel brand, this is a good option! It’s a bit far from the main tourist spots, but it’s incredibly close to the airport. If you’re flying in late or out early, this is a perfect option to sleep, see Jaipur, and have convenience to the airport.
The Umaid Mahal is a renovated castle and is run by a former royal family. This is an incredibly perfect quintessential “India” experience, with great service! There’s a small pool, which is great for a refreshing dip in the heat of the summer. The hotel is not walkable to the main tourist attractions, but it is an easy rickshaw ride away.
Great Hostels in Jaipur, India (Under $20/night)
In India in general, it’s hard to go wrong with Zostel Hostels. They’re reasonably clean, well-located, and just good hostels. In Jaipur, they have a wonderful rooftop deck, and the location is within the pink city. It’s walking distance to the City Palace, and convenient to a number of other places to see.
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