Where To Stay In Luang Prabang: Best Hotels In Luang Prabang

where to stay in luang prabang the best hotels and resorts

Find out where to stay in Luang Prabang for the ultimate holiday. I have compared the price, facilities, amenities, and location- so come check out the best hotels in Luang Prabang for all types of travelers!

If you are visiting Laos you must spend some time in the beautiful city of Luang Prabang. Sitting alongside the banks of the Mekong River it is a hot spot for tourism and is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can find some of the best hotels in Laos, though with such selection it can be difficult to make a choice on where to stay in Luang Prabang.

Luckily, I will go through everything you need to know about accommodation in Luang Prabang. From prices, facilities, amenities and more, you will no doubt find the perfect place to rest your head. I will also let you know which area in Luang Prabang is the perfect spot to keep you among the action and close to popular activities.

Whether you are wanting to explore the impressive Kuang Si Falls, shop at the nightly market or visit the grand Pak Ou Caves with a slow boat ride on the river. Luang Prabang is a must-visit place in Laos and it is easy to spend 3 days here. So let’s get into finding out what are the best hotels in Luang Prabang and where you should stay in Luang Prabang for the perfect holiday in Laos.

List Of The Best Hostels In Luang Prabang & Where To Stay In Luang Prabang

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sunset over the mekong river in luang prabang with james

Why You Need To Stay In Luang Prabang

If you need a little bit more convincing as to why you need to visit Luang Prabang look no further. This is a great stop for all types of tourists traveling Laos and I actually highly recommend it to be your first stop in the country. It will be a great introduction to the culture, the natural landscapes, and life in this landlocked slice of paradise.

There are so many things to do here, I have actually spent over 2 weeks exploring this city alone of two separate trips. It is one of my favorite spots in Laos with great shopping and plenty of opportunities to get out and see the countryside. The town is widely set up for tourists and you can find some great activities on platforms such as Get Your Guide or Backstreet Academy.

Best Area To Stay In Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a fairly vast city. Though, there is the main tourist area which you will want to stay in if you like to be among all the action in the city, not that there is too much due to a curfew.

Nevertheless, you will want to stay nearby to the popular Luang Prabang Night Market and around Mount Phousi to be in the prime location. Though due to space some of the accommodations in proximity to the center are usually smaller guesthouses/hotels. Though, there are a few which I will mention later on.

Unfortunately, many of the resorts and hotels are located a little bit further away. Perhaps in a more relaxing countryside location, usually have free shuttles operating throughout the day to take guests into town. Nevertheless, tuk-tuks are extremely cheap around here so you should never be spending more than a couple of dollars on a journey.

Luxury Hotels In Luang Prabang

Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel

The gorgeous Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel is one of the best hotels in the city. It is a 5 star offering the ultimate luxury in one of the best locations. Right in the middle of the action you only need to step outside of the doors of the hotel to be among all the action. The Luang Prabang Night Market is literally right on your doorstep! All the rooms here feature air conditioning, flat-screen television, tea/ coffee making facilities, minibar, ensuite and more. There is also a pool on-site and a gym for perfect for those who like to work out or relax. If you are wanting to see is out within direct walking distance then the awesome Avani+ also has a golf cart service. Just ask the friendly staff and they will take you there in the comfort of a golf cart!

    • From $200 per night
    • Swimming Pool
    • Golf Cart Service
    • 80 meters from the Night Market


avani hotel and resort luang prabang

Kiridara Luang Prabang

The gorgeous and impressive Kiridara Luang Prabang is perfect for travelers wanting to relax and enjoy their holiday. Set with views of the amazing Mount Phousi you will love watching the sunset from the infinity pool with 180-degree landscapes around you. This boutique hotel features rooms which include private balconies and wooden interiors. You will find an iPod docking station in your room with a flat-screen television, personal safe, tea/coffee making facilities and a private bathroom with a bathtub. There is a restaurant on-site serving a variety of food. A pool provides the perfect place to relax and there is also a spa as well as a small gym. Being located outside of the main city center Kiridara Luang Prabang offers free bicycle rentals to help you get around. There is also a free shuttle service that you can use to take you into the city center as well.

    • From $100 Per Night
    • Swimming Pool
    • Onsite Restaurant
    • Free Bicycles
    • 1800 meters from the Night Market


kiridara resort in luang prabang by the pool

Sofitel Luang Prabang

The impressive Sofitel Luang Prabang is actually built inside of a French colonial fort, making it an extremely unique building and perfect if you are wondering where to stay in Luang Prabang. You will notice the colonial charm mixed with modern luxuries throughout the property. There is a lush garden in its surrounds as well as a rice plantation and pond. On arrival, you will receive a complimentary cocktail before being taken to your room featuring wooden furnishings. Enjoy luxuries in your room such as a flat-screen television, iPod, lounge area and private bathroom with bathtub. Relax in the outdoor pool or book in at the spa to receive some amazing treatments. The Leisure Concierge service arranges tours and activities to ensure you experience the best of the city. Finish your day at the onsite Library Restaurant servicing a fusion of Lao and Western cuisine.

Even though it is located slightly outside of the main city center the Sofitel Luang Prabang offers a free shuttle service and bicycle hire to help you get around this amazing city.

    • From $200 Per Night
    • Swimming Pool
    • Free Shuttle Service
    • Free Bicycle Tour
    • Tour Desk
    • 1300 meters from the Night Market


sofitel hotel in luang prabang

Best Resorts In Luang Prabang

Santi Resort & Spa

Santi Resort and Spa is a great choice is you are wondering where to stay in Luang Prabang. If you are looking to get out of the city and in touch with nature this will be perfect for you. Set alongside natural creeks and surrounded by greenery you can spend your days in the pool listening to nature. The beautifully designed rooms feature balconies, television, minibar and a private bathroom with a bathtub. You will be spoiled for choice with four different dining options. The Torseng Restaurant serves local and Western dishes and even has a 2-hour cultural show each evening. There is also the Kinnaree Cafe, Pool Bar, and Lobby Terrace Bar. Enjoy the spa, gym, sauna and tennis court, providing you with plenty to do during your stay. There is also a free shuttle to the city center helping you get around and explore Luang Prabang.

  • From $90 Per Night
  • Sauna
  • Four Dining Options
  • Spa and Gym
  • 4600 meters from the Night Market


santi resort from above in luang prabang

Le Bel Air Resort Luang Prabang

The Le Bel Air Resort in Luang Prabang is situated along the banks of the beautiful Nam Khan River. Enjoy meals in the riverside restaurant or enjoy a cocktail from the bar while relaxing poolside. The rooms here feature a balcony, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, and a minibar. To get around you will be provided with your own bicycle free of use. Though, if this is not your thing, dont worry, as Le Bel Air Resort also has a city shuttle to take you into the town which runs on a schedule.

  • From $70 Per Night
  • Free Bicycle Use
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Riverside Location
  • 1400 meters from the Night Market


le bel air hotel at sunset in luang prabang

My Dream Boutique Resort

The My Dream Boutique Resort is one of the best resorts in Luang Prabang and a great choice if you are wondering where to stay. It is also located on the Nam Khan River, providing a relaxing environment. There is an open-air style restaurant on site and breakfast is served buffet style. The rooms feature a private balcony, television, personal safe and private bathroom. You will no doubt appreciate the cozy rooms decorated with wooden interiors and focused on providing plenty of natural light. There is an outdoor swimming pool you can use, as well as a spa and a library. To get around bicycles can be provided for free, otherwise, you can use one of the free shuttle buses into town.

  • From $70.00 Per Night
  • Tour Desk
  • Free Bicycles For Use and Shuttle
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • 1700 meters from the Night Market


my dream boutique resort luang prabang

Mid Range Hotels In Luang Prabang

Maison Dalabua

A great choice, if you are wondering where to stay in Luang Prabang, is Maison Dalabua. This unique mid-range hotel in Luang Prabang as a great outdoor area ensuring you have a special stay. The Hotel is actually surrounded by lotus ponds and tropical gardens. Enjoy the onsite restaurant, MANDA de Laos which serve tasty local foods as well as delicious cocktails and fresh juices.  The spacious rooms here feature air conditioning, a television, minibar, tea/coffee facilities, and a private bathroom. Maison Dalabua is in a great location in Luang Prabang, though they also provide free bicycle rental to help you get around as well. Enjoy a relaxing stay with a swimming pool and massage services at the spa. This is a great option for all types of travelers wanting to stay among nature, but still in a great location.

  • From $50.00 Per Night
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Nature Lovers Paradise
  • 550 meters from Night Market


maison dalabua resort luang prabang

Mekong Riverview Hotel

Enjoy a relaxing stay at the beautiful Mekong Riverview Hotel, one of the best hotels in Luang Prabang. It is located at the tip of the peninsula of the touristy part of Luang Prabang where the Mekong River and Nam Khan River meet. The impressive former Royal Temple, Wat Xieng Thong is actually right next door to the hotel! All rooms feature air conditioning, a ceiling fan, flat-screen television, remote-controlled Swedish beds, electric kettle, and a refrigerator. You can use a pool and spa which is located on the other side of the Nam Khan River and the hotel will provide free transportation there. Enjoy meals and drinks from the onsite Viewpoint Cafe and there is even a free shuttle service to the center of town.

  • From $130.00 Per Night
  • Luxury Beds
  • Shuttle Service
  • 1600 meters from Night Market


mekong riverview hotel luang prabang

Muangthong Boutique Hotel

The Muangthong Boutique Hotel is a great choice for a hotel in Luang Prabang. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and bars in close proximity giving you plenty of choice of where to eat and drink in Luang Prabang. The rooms here are truly unique and will truly make you feel like you are experiencing the best in the country. You will love the colorful Laotian fabrics used throughout the room as well as the wooden furniture. Watch life go by from your balcony or relax with your flat-screen television. The pool provides an awesome spot to chill out and refresh or visit the onsite restaurant offering a mixture of fresh seafood, local favorites, and international dishes.

  • From $50.00 Per Night
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Pool
  • 550 meters from Night Market


muangthong boutique hotel luang prabang

Budget Hotels In Luang Prabang

Mylaohome Hotel & Spa

If you are a traveler on a budget then Mylaohome is a great option if you are wondering where to stay in Luang Prabang. It is actually located in my favorite street in the city and has great proximity to some of the best things to do. So, enjoy a relaxing stay on a quaint street nearby to the Mekong River. The rooms feature air conditioning, a television, a fridge, and a private bathroom. The staff here will be more than happy to arrange tours for guests and sightseeing trips. Enjoy breakfast at the onsite breakfast and grab a massage at the spa for the perfect start to your day.

  • From $25.00 Per Night
  • Excellent Location
  • Friendly Staff
  • Spa Onsite
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • 160 meters from the Night Market


mylaohome and spa budget hotel in luang prabang

Le Bougainvillier

If you are wanting more of a local experience then Le Bougainvillier is one of the most popular guesthouses in Luang Prabang.  The property is made up of two renovated houses to cater to guests. The first is a half-timber house close to the morning market and the second is a colonial house in the backyard with views of the terrace and gardens. All rooms feature air conditioning and are beautifully decorated in pastel colors. Depending on the room you book, there are also private balconies and terraces as well. There is a library, bar and shared lounge to relax in.

  • From $40.00 Per Night
  • On-Site Bar
  • Shared Lounge Area
  • 260 meters from Night Market


le bougainvillier luang prabang

Villa Pumalin

Villa Pumalin is another budget option located down my favorite street in Luang Prabang. It is in a great location and is an awesome value for money for travelers. The rooms may not be the fanciest, though they provide everything you will need for a comfortable stay. They feature air conditioning, flat-screen television, fridge, minibar, and private bathroom. Some rooms have a view over the Mekong River, otherwise, it is only a couple minutes away. You can enjoy a massage, rent bicycles, book tours and more here. There is also an excellent coffee shop nearby for your caffeine fixes.

  • From $25.00 Per Night
  • Tour Booking Desk
  • Great Value For Money
  • 250 meters from Night Market


villa pumalin from the front in luang prabang

So Where To Stay in Luang Prabang?

In my opinion, Luang Prabang is a must-visit destination for any traveler in Laos and is the perfect place to splurge on accommodation. Here you will find some of the best Laos has to offer with 5-star hotels, resorts, and options for budget travelers. There is so much to choose from you might have a difficult time deciding where to stay in Luang Prabang. Though, I am sure you have a few more ideas after reading this guide.

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