Diverse and dynamic Brussels wows visitors with its majestic architecture, iconic artwork, rich and hearty cuisine, vibrant multicultural atmosphere, and, of course, its Belgian beer. For cheeky weekends away or as a launchpad for a longer trip around Belgium (or even across Europe), Brussels is definitely a top destination.
And just as you’d expect from a city known for its heterogeneous roots and heady mix of cultures, Brussels has a variety of luxury hotels for you to choose from, from renowned grande dames to hip and design-forward boutique hotels. Whether you want to be in the beating heart of the city, or would rather somewhere more relaxed and tranquil, the best hotels in Brussels have you covered.
Couples looking for a romantic getaway might be interested in luxury resorts with amenities like a spa. Culture-hungry sightseers might prefer to discover boutique hotels in Brussels, close to all the major attractions. And families may want somewhere outside the city centre—boutique lodges, for example, with easy access to nature.
And, of course, today’s traveller is interested in green travel too, so we’ve also picked out some of Brussels’ best eco tourism hotels—those with a focus on energy conservation, recycling, and natural and sustainable produce.
Our selection of the best places to stay in Brussels includes something for everyone, from a hotel built on a former prison site to another built on a former abbey, from a cosy Scandinavian-style getaway to an eco retreat in the forest. In fact, you may be tempted to return to Brussels asap just to try out another one of these luxury hotels.
The 9 best luxury hotels in Brussels
- Hotel Amigo
- The Hygge
- The Warwick
- The Dominican
- The Hotel
- Steigenberger Wiltcher’s
- Odette en Ville
- Dolce La Hulpe
- Hotel Stanhope
Right in the historic heart of the city, this is one of the best luxury hotels in Brussels. And while it may be the number one destination for the world’s rich and famous, you don’t have to be a celebrity to stay there. Just a stone’s throw from the iconic Grand Place, it couldn’t be in a better location and offers the kind of 5-star treatment that makes any holiday feel special.
The hotel’s vision of luxury is sleek, pared-back, and includes quintessentially Belgian touches such as Magritte artwork and Tintin prints. Rooms are large and elegant with marbled bathrooms and some have views of the Gothic masterpiece that is the Hôtel de Ville. Meanwhile, the Presidential Suite has a rooftop terrace with a view of the entire city.
Service is impeccable, balancing discretion with attentiveness, while additional amenities include a fitness centre, business centre, a chic Italian restaurant that also serves a lavish breakfast buffet, and a bar and lounge.
Fun fact: the name Amigo originates from the 16th century when there was a notorious prison on this site and Brussels was ruled by the Spanish Netherlands.
Address: Rue de l'Amigo, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Price range: $$$$ Website: www.roccofortehotels.com
Taking inspiration (and its name) from the trending Danish concept of cosiness, the Hygge offers that uniquely Scandinavian brand of comfort—sophisticated yet snug, fashionable yet friendly—and is one of our favourite boutique hotels in Brussels. Think soft and muted colours, plenty of sheepskin blankets, wood furnishings, wool textiles, and indoor plants too.
Rooms are elegantly decorated and optimised for well-being, including a flat-screen TV, free wi-fi, and a slick bathroom. In the morning, there’s a large international breakfast, and the hotel has a garden to relax in as well as a bar for a pre-dinner aperitif.
Located in the upscale area of Louise, you’ll have access to the city’s best shopping destinations as well as top bars and dining establishments.
Address: Rue des Drapiers 31-33 1050 Ixelles, Belgium Price range: $$ Website: www.hyggehotel.be
Located on Avenue Louise, known for its high-end boutiques and designer shops, the Warwick is one of the city’s grande dames and just as stylish as you’d expect from a hotel in such a destination. For those with a preference for luxury lodges, this is the high-end retreat you need to stay at. The mood is modern comfort meets traditional elegance, offering prestige and polish for holidaymakers seeking a touch of glamour.
This historic hotel has a restaurant on-site serving contemporary takes on classic Belgian cuisine. There’s also the Warwick Bubbles Bar, serving champagne in a cosy setting, while guests can also enjoy access to a gym, sauna, rooftop bar with exceptional views, as well as the opportunity to enjoy their meal Dans le Noir—dining in the dark for a truly unforgettable experience.
Just next to Grand Place, the hotel is within easy reach of world-class restaurants as well as the city’s most famous landmarks.
Address: Rue Duquesnoy, 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Price range: $$$ Website: www.warwickhotels.com
If you’re looking for heritage and history, then book a room immediately at the handsome Dominican hotel. Built on the site of a Dominican abbey, and in the former home of Jacques-Louis David, the 19th-century painter to Napoleon, this 4-star hotel is just as grand as you’d expect from an establishment with such a legacy.
There are flaming torches at the entrance while inside stone flagstones combine with high arches and a central courtyard to create an aura of stately opulence. In the lavish bedrooms, Napoleonic-style paintings and richly coloured carpets offer a dash of luxury while modern amenities (including Nespresso machines) ensure the necessary comfort.
The hotel also has a gym, sauna, and hammam, as well as a large buffet breakfast with all the Belgian charcuterie and waffles a person could ask for. Meanwhile, the Grand Lounge offers a fine-dining experience for the evenings.
Address: Rue Léopold 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Price range: $$$ Website: www.thedominican.be
One of the city’s tallest buildings, the 27-storey skyscraper that is Hotel Brussels is the ultimate choice for those who want a room with a serious view.
Once you’ve torn yourself away from the window, you can enjoy bright and urban-feeling bedrooms with a contemporary black and off-white colour palette, all the necessary high-tech additions, as well as access to a spa and fitness centre.
There’s also the option to dine at the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, with Pierre Balthazar, former executive chef at the Council of the European Union, in the kitchen, so you can discover what delicacies politicians are typically treated to. The restaurant also serves a refined buffet breakfast in the mornings where diners can take in views of Parc d’Egmont.
The hotel is always taking ongoing steps to reduce its energy consumption and has been awarded the Green Key environmental certification, making it a great choice for those interested in eco vacations.
Address: Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000, Brussels Price range: $$ Website: www.thehotel-brussels.be
Raising the bar for luxury and redefining the meaning of the word grand, Steigenberger Wiltcher is easily the city’s most esteemed and dignified hotel. Dating from 1913, it’s a lesson in regal grace and grandeur.
Located not far from Avenue Louise, and a short walk from the capital’s historic centre, this 5-star hotel is imposing without being intimidating and opulent without overdoing it. Travel up to your bedroom in one of the three ornate lifts and you’ll find sleek contemporary sophistication with bedrooms decorated in black, off-white, and purple, while in the bathroom, marble dominates.
There’s a cosy bar and restaurant downstairs for drinks and dinner. Ready to indulge? Head to the Davidoff-designed cigar lounge. Guests have access to one of the best Aspria spa too, with its infinity pool, sauna, and fitness facilities, making this hotel a top contender for the best place to stay in Brussels.
Nearby is the Horta Museum, the Cathedral, and the shops on Avenue Louise. Oh, and Humus & Hortense, one of our favourite vegan restaurants in Brussels.
Address: Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium Price range: $$$$ Website: www.steigenberger.com/en/hotels/all-hotels/belgium/brussels/steigenberger-wiltchers
Odette en Ville
Looking for a boutique hotel with plenty of personality and character? Odette en Ville feels less like a fancy hotel and more like somewhere that your most stylish friend might live. Located in a 1920s townhouse in the fashionable Châtelain neighbourhood of Brussels, this tastefully designed and exceptionally chic getaway is popular with locals and tourists alike.
The bedrooms feature low lighting, a seductive combination of black, grey, white, and lilac, with marble and chrome accents, as well as arty photographs and high-tech accoutrements. Elsewhere in the hotel, fireplaces, chess sets, bookshelves, and other vintage touches create a sense of tradition. With only eight rooms, the mood is intimate, cosy, and classy.
There’s also a lounge full of low-backed leather sofas perfect for relaxing with a cocktail and a restaurant where different culinary traditions are combined in excitingly innovative dishes such as foie gras bao buns or lobster dumplings.
Address: Rue du Châtelain 25, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium Price range: $$$$ Website: www.odetteenville.be
Dolce La Hulpe
For fans of slow travel looking for an eco chic destination, the eco hotel Dolce La Hulpe is your dream ticket. Located in the ancient UNESCO-listed Sonian Forest, this resort is just a short drive from the airport but feels a million miles away, immersed in nature and with walking and hiking trails nearby.
This eco-friendly hotel’s commitment to sustainability is clear in everything from the energy-saving lamps, use of bleach-free cleaning products, the solar plant on the roof, and the focus on seasonal produce at the hotel’s two restaurants, Argan and Brasserie 135. No wonder it’s been given the Gold Green Star and Green Key, two major awards for responsible travel and sustainable holidays.
But the 4-star hotel’s environmentally friendly practices don’t mean they’ve skimped on comfort or amenities. You’ve also got tennis courts, a fitness centre, a full-service spa where treatments are inspired by beauty rituals from around the world (one of our favourite spas in Belgium) as well a heated indoor pool and a bar with a terrace.
Address: 135, Chaussée de Bruxelles, B-1310 La Hulpe, Brussels Price range: $$$ Website: www.dolcelahulpe.com
Nestled between the lively European Quarter and the must-see Royal Palace, the Stanhope’s location couldn’t be better. You’re away from most of the hustle and bustle yet still within walking distance of all the main attractions.
With a quaint turn-of-the-century style, this charming and homely hotel has 108 bedrooms and 2 apartments. Check out the sweet little inner courtyard where ivy grows up the walls and the delightfully old-fashioned Library Bar, complete with an open fireplace and board games. The award-winning Brighton restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable gastronomy and organic produce.
Indeed, this 5-star luxury hotel is a great choice for eco luxury travellers, thanks to the on-site electric car charging point, the commitment to recycling, and its Green Key certification.
Address: Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Price range: $$$ Website: www.thonhotels.com
Frequently asked questions about luxury hotels in Brussels
The best area to stay in Brussels is the historic centre, home to most of the major attractions including the beautiful Royal Palace and iconic Grand Place. Avenue Louise is a great choice for those who want to shop.
The most luxurious hotel in Brussels is the five-star Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel, one of the most prestigious hotels in the city. For more inspiration for your trip to Belgium, check out our guide to Brussels’ best luxury hotels.
To explore Brussels and see the major attractions, you need a couple of days. This makes the city a great option for a weekend away. That said, you could equally pass a leisurely week in the capital and get a real feel for it.
Choosing between Brussels and Bruges depends on the kind of holiday you want. Brussels is a busy cosmopolitan city with many attractions, including museums and galleries. Bruges is a romantic medieval town, known for its beautiful architecture.