Brown’s Downtown Hotel
What We Love
- A central boutique hotel with a real sense of style – includes breakfast and a dining discountBeing greeted with a welcome drink before settling into your cool and contemporary room
- Waking up right in the heart of the historic center, close to Praça do Comércio and São Jorge Castle
- Milking your dining discount on a Portuguese-style gourmet burger in Brown's Bistro, two minutes away
What To Know
- Located in the heart of the Baixa district and within walking distance of Alfama and Barrio Alto
- If you're a light sleeper, opt for a room on the upper floors where street noise won't be as noticeable (all rooms do have blackout curtains, however)
- Guestrooms have Nespresso machines, smart TVs and American and European outlets
UNESCO-listed monuments, sun-kissed public squares and fabulous cuisine make Lisbon a popular European destination among in-the-know travelers. Nestled in the heart of the city’s historic center, Brown’s Downtown Hotel is a luxuryboutique spot that puts you in prime position for exploring this character-packed capital. As the name suggests, you’re right in the middle of the action – walking distance from the grand Avenida da Liberdade and the vibrant Bairro Alto.
Inside the hotel, you’ll notice a polished feel to the urban-chic décor, with the old building’s high archways and large windows creating light-filled spaces for the deco-inspired chairs, monochrome art and statement-making lamps. The guest rooms are no less impressive, finished in a tasteful, elegant style and packed with all the comforts and conveniences you’ll need during your stay. You can also head down the street to another gorgeous Brown’s base, Brown’s Central Hotel, for all-day eats at the artsy Brown’s Bistro and tasty cocktails at the ornate bar.
The Superior rooms are individually decorated and finished in a chic, inviting style. Expect smooth woods, designer chairs, sleek light fixtures, modern black or white ceiling fans and monochrome art on the walls. The room provides you with 215 square feet, as well as a kitchenette with a fridge, a Smeg kettle and a Nespresso machine.
Among white pillars, cool globe lights and wine bottles galore, you’ll eat your way through Portugal’s regional cuisine for dinner and fuel up with sandwiches and salads for lunch at the all-day Brown’s Bistro, located inside Brown’s Central Hotel, just one block away. There’s also a gorgeous lounge area, mixing modern and antique armchairs and sofas alongside a huge old bookcase full of old tomes and quirky art, as well as an elegant bar serving the finest in carefully crafted cocktails.
The hotel is located in the center of Lisbon, in the capital’s historic Downtown area – perfect for sightseeing. The museums, theaters and shops of the Baixa Chiado are pretty much on your doorstep, and you can walk to the sumptuous restaurants of Bairro Alto in just 10-15 minutes. São Jorge Castle is also a 15-minute walk away, and you’re just a short stroll from the waterfront Praça do Comércio. Grab an outdoor table at one of the restaurants here and enjoy a bit of people-watching, as well as lovely views of the water.
How to Get There
Great safe Location for getting around - Hotel staff very friendly and really helpful -The Week before arrival the hotel offered to arrange transfer from airport which was an excellent service. The Hotel is gorgeous- very boutique- the downstairs foyer area very comfortable and inviting .We stayed in a Superior Double room and they are very nicely decorated and very clean .Lovely welcome Bottle of Red - nice touch !! Bed was a great size and mega comfortable ..u have everything you need in this room and it is well designed but note the wardrobe space is limited...2 great mirrors in the room which is a rarity I find ????. An iPAD and mac there to use if you want. The bathroom fittings and finishes are of high quality but it is TINY - space really really tight !!! Aircon unfortunately was not doing cool while we were there in early Nov ( ..it only does warm at this time of year apparently ). Only drawback of our room was the view from our window of the derelict / ugly building across the very narrow street- We did request the “best possible view” on booking a few months before arrival and the request was noted eventually by email but we were unlucky as the other Street facing rooms on our floor faced a nice tidy clean Building with those fabulous Portuguese tiles - a Pity!! .
We loved Browns Downtown hotel and our 3night stay in Lisbon - however be aware Breakfast is served in a sister property down the street albeit in a lovely Bistro that we enjoyed very much. Would definitely recommend.
This is a great little find. It’s conveniently located within walking distance of key places. The staff are helpful and do their best to make your stay a memorable one and are quick fix issues. Big shout out to Ines who works in the afternoon. Breakfast is at the bistro down the street and in typical European style doesn’t start until 8am. It’s basic and what you’d expect from 3 star but if you don’t eat meat be prepared for a lot of pastries. The rooms are spacious, well equipped and comfortable even if the walls are thin (bring ear plugs). I sleep in cold rooms, so put the air conditioning on and woke up two hours later in a sauna, only to be told that in October it is set to winter mode meaning that even if the temperature is set to cold it will heat the room! No signs to say so though. I’d probably stay again but wouldn’t include breakfast and definitely won’t use the air con.
My husband and I were in Lisbon for 4 days and this hotel and its staff were excellent. Our rooms were well taken care off each day, and the staff made several recommendations and reserved a table for us at a local Fado restaurant. We appreciated the complementary water in the lobby and the espresso machine in the room. The hotel is centrally located so you can walk everywhere. It is also just steps from the metro. Would stay here again.