The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
What We Love
- King-size featherbeds are standard issue in all rooms
- The cream cheese dumplings at the hotel’s steakhouse were based on the chef’s grandmother’s recipe
- Complimentary shoe shines onsite
- Over 40 rum varieties at the D-Bar
What To Know
- Rooms on the sixth floor have balconies with the best city views
- The Vienna State Opera house is just a five-minute walk away
- The concierge is an expert at arranging child-friendly activities
- The cocktail menu at the rooftop bar, Atmosphere, includes a cigar selection
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The interiors of this Austrian grand dame—a stately symphony of marble staircases, frescoed ceilings and chandeliers—drip with 19th-century grandeur, but a newfound emphasis on wellness keeps this Ring Boulevard beauty decidedly current. From a “running concierge” service (Philipp, an expert tour guide, happily accompanies guests on a 3.5-mile circuit encompassing Vienna’s must-see sights) and a bustling farm-to-table steakhouse with an extensive local micro-brew menu to geranium and orange-oil fortified treatments at the Guerlain spa, the hotel’s commitment to all things organic gives it plenty of contemporary caché. If its yesteryear glamor you’re seeking, you’ll find it in the gold-leaf ceiling at the lobby lounge, the lion heads on the building’s façade (a nod to an imperial Viennese tradition intended to ward off evil), and the magnificent ballroom, which is decked with 2.5 tons of Egyptian crystal. It’s no surprise that the guests at this 202-room manor are a mix of jet-setting honeymooners and well-heeled families, enticed by its rare but precious blend of timeless elegance and hipster-accented charm.
In the Area
The property’s highly desired Schubertring address—it sits on the wide, tree-lined boulevard that winds around the city’s core—means you’re at most a 20-minute stroll from the Imperial City’s celebrated sights like Albertina, a Habsburg residential palace turned art gallery, and the Hofburg, a 13th-century imperial palace that now houses the National Library, Imperial Treasury, and a museum of musical instruments and weapons. (Vienna’s signature yellow Ring Tram, which does a scenic 25-minute loop, is also easily accessible.) The hotel can arrange for an exclusive tour of Naschmarkt, a bustling maze of produce stalls, antique vendors, and restaurants that comes alive on Saturday mornings.
How to Get There
This hotel was perfectly located near a park, and it was easily walkable to all of the main sights. The staff were great, and the rooms were large, modern, open, and very comfortable. The hotel seemed to go out of its way for Bonvoy members. This was one of my favorite rooms I had on this trip to Europe.
Loved every minute of our stay here. We were upgraded to a suite - so beautiful. The staff were so friendly and accommodating, and the meals and snacks we had were top notch. Very much enjoyed the rooftop bar. There are not enough words to describe how perfect our stay was.
The hotel was fabulous and in a great location within walking distance to great shops, beautiful streets and great restaurants.The staff went above and beyond to make our two night stay extra special & even more memorable. They really went the extra mile. Looking forward to going back!