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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
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A chic design hotel with an unbeatable location, close to the city's best shopping, nightlife and cultural sites

The Lowdown

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

Brown’s Downtown Hotel
Rua dos Sapateiros 69 79
Lisbon, 1100-576 Portugal


4.5 Very Good 1039 Reviews
Exactly what I was hoping for!
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking to get away for a couple of days and stay somewhere warm, close to water and in a hotel which was located close to transport. I found that in Brown’s Downtown Hotel. I’ve been here 5 days and feel totally relaxed, slept so well, was made to feel so welcome and it was really easy for me to pop out and visit some stunning attractions e.g. Cristo Rei, Castelo de São Jorge and Torre de Belém).

The hotel employees were so helpful and friendly. They is always someone at the front desk to advise on nice restaurants, sites to visit and easy ways to get around!

Big shout out to Inês, super helpful, super friendly and made me feel like I was a regular visitor to the hotel!

Best I've stayed in Lisbon so far
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hotel itself is beautifully designed and the lobby doesn't even look like a hotel. Besides the design and decor, the location cannot be better. right in the heart of the city and a stone's throw away from the subway station.
Rooms are small but adequate. Again beautifully designed and comes with bluetooth Marshall speakers that play super sounding music from your phone/laptop.
Most of all, I received great and attentive service from Ines and Rui. Super friendly and helpful, they would always address me by my name and had some great times chatting about our travels.
Will definitely stay here again when I'm back in Lisbon.

Extremely unpleasant customer service
Reviewed 2 days ago

Three months ago (approximately) we have made a reservation for two rooms, 3 nights, through booking.com. On February the 14th due to extremely bad weather conditions, all flights from our city were canceled so we lost our flight to Lisbon. We tried to book even for the day after but unfortunately, all flights were fully booked. We contacted the hotel and kindly asked for at least a partial refund since it wasn’t our fault and we had full proof since we still have our flight tickets already checked in for the flight to Lisbon. Unfortunately (and quite rudely) the employee didn’t give us the possibility to explain the whole situation and she denied our request for even a partial refund.
We kindly asked for the possibility to modify our booking since we would love to visit the hotel in the near future but they also denied. We do understand that it wasn't refundable, but in cases of cancelations due to weather conditions that are unexpected and unpredictable, usually, exceptions are made at least from serious hotels. Great disappointment...

Very interesting hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very well located in down town Lisbon. Fantastic lobby with the most state-of-the -art furniture!
Very friendly reception.
We loved our room. Good bed, tasteful decoration, quiet.
The only thing that didn´t quite live up to the 4 star feeling was the shower. (Difficult to get the right temperature). Shower also quite small for such a big bathroom.
But overall, a very, very lovely hotel in a very nice neighbourhood. We´ll definately book again!

Anniversary weekend
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose this hotel originally because of its central location but on arrival found that it was just like walking into a setting for a murder mystery setting. With an eclectic mix of photos, books that cover music, film, architecture and interior designs it’s decor gave it an Art Deco kind of feel.
The staff are very friendly and can’t do enough for you and it is at this point that I have to make a special mention to Marcelo who helped us get tickets to see Benfica fc who managed an amazing 10 - 0 win. He even took timeout to visit us where we were sat in the stadium (special thanks ). Lots of good bars and restaurants located nearby and a great way to get around is to use the hop on hop off sightseeing buses
I really recommend this hotel it is well worth a visit.