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What We Love

  • Central location close to St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace
  • Colorful rooms with Viennese quotes scrawled on feature walls
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Within walking distance of both the Schwedenplatz and Stephansplatz U-Bahn stations
  • The hotel is completely nonsmoking (a rarity in Austria)
  • All rooms feature AC, work desks and tea- and coffeemaking facilities


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Chic boutique with colorful rooms, a modern bistro and a stellar location in Vienna's historic heart

The Lowdown

In Vienna’s historic heart, close to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Mercure Vienna First is a swanky boutique sleep that attracts a cool clientele. Fully revamped in early 2015, the 49 guestrooms are decorated in charcoal gray, with Viennese quotes emblazoned on a feature wall behind beds topped with cherry-red throws. The flat-screen TVs are built into chunky panels, and funky bedside lights sit flush against the wall. The bathrooms feature oversize slate-gray tiles, square rainfall showers and sinks and backlit mirrors. Grab a predinner drink at the HotelBar, a low-lit hangout with high vaulted ceilings, Midcentury-style seating and circular chandeliers, then dine on Austrian cuisine made from local ingredients at the bistro-style restaurant.

In the Area

The hotel is within walking distance of most of Vienna’s top attractions. Start your adventure with the aerial view from the 19th-century Ferris wheel, the Riesenrad. Salute one of Vienna’s most famous natives at the Sigmund Freud Museum. Freud lived and worked in the apartment from 1898 until 1938, when he was forced into exile by the Nazis. Round off your city tour with a meal at Steirereck, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the city’s largest municipal park.

How to Get There

Mercure Vienna First
Desider Friedmann Platz 2
Vienna, 1010 Austria


4.5 Very Good 621 Reviews
Well located in center of Vienna
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very helpful staff. Clean rooms. Easy walk to many attractions. Reasonably priced. Have breakfast at hotel or stop by the many cafes in the neighborhood. Excellent location for sightseeing and shopping. I would definitely come back again.

Amazing hotel, friendly staff and great location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recently in Vienna (just got back yesterday) and stayed at the Mercure Vienna First located a quick walk from
St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace.

The hotel was charming, well located, had a restaurant on site and more importantly the staff was amazing! Everyone there was friendly and helpful. A special shout out to Oliver Lang who was helpful even before our trip started.

Staying at this hotel made the vacation even better. Thank you so much for everyone there!

PS the rubber duckies were super cute as well.

Terrible reservation department support
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made a reservation for my friends and provided my credit card to confirm the reservation. The credit card has been charged upon the reservation, but according to the opinion of the reservation department the whole payment can not be done with the same card. It looks like management just does not care about services and client's support. I tried to talk to general manager, but were never able to talk to him. Managers just did not connect me to general manager. Awful services

Fantastic hotel and location for our honeymoon.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have recently returned from this lovely hotel and give it 5 stars out of 5. The staff are so friendly and helpful, we were given a very early check in around 10.15 am which helped us to make the most of our first day in vienna. The hotel had left us a romantic note and chocolates in the room to wish us well for our future - a very nice touch.

The location of this hotel is fantastic, with restaurants, bars and shops within 30 seconds walk, some even closer ! Many attractions are close by, for example st stephens cathedral is an easy 5 minute walk.

The rooms are modern and clean, with the benefit of having a small fridge and safe too.

Breakfasts are self service and there is a huge selection to choose from, with cereals, yoghurts, scrambled eggs/beans/bacon/sausages, cheese etc - and it was very nice.

We will be staying here again and fully recommend it to anyone, everything is first class.

Peaceful place near all action
Reviewed 2 months ago

This was a top choice. So close all action, but such a peaceful area.
Our room had also nice view. Everything worked so nicely. Staff was very friendly and when we asked opinions, they were ready to tell.
Breakfast is really good, and staff was so great. Whenever we return to Wien, we know to which hotel we return.