Looking for a place to stay in the Portuguese capital? Book one of the best boutique hotels in Lisbon, with unique accommodation and experiences to make your trip truly unforgettable.
Picking a place to stay is one of the first steps to planning any trip—and perhaps the most important. Quality accommodation can make or break your vacation, so it’s essential to do your research and choose a hotel that’s just your style.
Enter the boutique hotel: a new kind of accommodation, where every last detail is designed to optimize your experience. Think of it as the hip, modern cousin of the classic B&B. There’s something for everyone, from quirky themes to classic luxury—and even boutique hostels. But what all these places have in common is a distinctive personality and pride in what they do. Check out our picks for the best boutique hotels in Lisbon, and take your trip to the next level!
1. Torel Palace
Set in two renovated mansions dating to the early 20th century, Torel Palace is a little slice of paradise right in the heart of Lisbon. It features a swimming pool and spacious terraces with views of the city and river, plus a restaurant serving avant-garde cuisine. There are 26 guest rooms, each inspired by one of the Portuguese royals, as well as a luxury apartment and villa with a private patio. In short, every detail here perfectly blends historical elegance with modern-day luxury.
2. WC Beautique Hotel
This quirky hotel really dives into its chosen motif: the entire place is essentially an homage to to the bathroom. Yes, you read that right. But your imagination probably isn’t doing justice to the beautiful decor and quirky style of the WC Beautique Hotel. Calming colors, flowing lines and indoor waterfalls make it an oasis of relaxation on Avenida Almirante Reis. This interesting area is known for its history, mix of cultures and delicious local eateries.
3. AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado
Named one of the top hotels in the world, AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado guarantees luxury and personal attention. It’s stylish, sleek and centrally located in the Praça do Município. Portuguese culture infuses every corner, thanks to their commitment to local brands—and partnership with a local winemaker. They’ve even been known to welcome guests with a complementary slice of cake… that’s right: cake.
4. Portugal Boutique City Hotel
If you want luxury with a truly unique twist, look no further. Portugal Boutique City Hotel’s 53 guest rooms are the work of renowned interior decorator Cristina Santos Silva. They’re awash in blue and white, inspired by the country’s iconic azulejo tiles. The hotel also features one of Lisbon’s best rooftop bars, as well as a restaurant with panoramic views. It’s an ideal basecamp for exploring the city, close to Rossio, Chiado and São Jorge Castle.
5. Memmo Alfama
Memmo Alfama’s mission is to be your Portuguese home away from home. This chic hidden gem is tucked into the Alfama neighborhood, offering a sleek alternative to the crowded hostels and upscale hotels that other tourists flock to. Its modern, minimalist style is a breath of fresh air—and the rooftop terrace doesn’t hurt either. When you wake up, enjoy a buffet breakfast featuring homemade ingredients and local products. And in the evening, sip a glass of vinho verde as you watch the sun set over the City of Seven Hills.
6. Lx Boutique Hotel
LX Boutique Hotel offers the perfect combination of tradition and trendiness. It’s located in a renovated 100-year-old building in the heart of Lisbon, right beside the Tagus River. You can choose a room with views of the city or the water, or even a rooftop suite. We love all the little treats they offer, from free sushi tastings to pastéis de nata at reception. And speaking of sushi, the on-site restaurant, Confraria LX, is one of the city’s best spots for Japanese cuisine.Want our insider’s guide to eating in Lisbon? Just add your email address in the form below!
Melissa first discovered Lisbon while traveling solo around Portugal. She quickly fell in love with its colorful architecture, seafaring culture and incredible pastries—and decided to move here! Now she spends most of her time exploring, surfing and eating everything in sight.