Located on the banks of the Bosphorus river, this Istanbul hotel is set in its own 65-acre park in the city centre with shops, restaurants and attractions nearby.
Located in Bakırköy, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Istanbul Aydın University, Istanbul Aquarium, and Sinan Erdem Dome. Florya Beach and Atakoy Marina are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated downtown, Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus is a 25-minute drive from Ataturk Airport. Guests can walk 15 minutes to Taksim Square, the city's hub, or 3 minutes to ICC Congress Center. The Nişantaşı Shopping District is a 6-minute drive away and Dolmabahçe Palace is a 4-minute drive away.
Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mosaic Museum and Hippodrome. Basilica Cistern and Blue Mosque are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Old City, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque and Cemberlitas Bath are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque.
Located in Istanbul City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cicek Pasaji and Taksim Square. Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Old City, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Mosaic Museum and Hagia Sophia. Basilica Cistern and Blue Mosque are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Galata, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nardis Jazz Club and Galata Tower. Spice Bazaar and Cagaloglu Hamami are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pera Museum, Museum of Innocence, and Taksim Square. Acibadem Taksim Hospital is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Istanbul Technical University, Taksim Square, and Dolmabahce Palace. Galata Tower and Spice Bazaar are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Innocence and Galata Tower. Taksim Square and Spice Bazaar are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located on the Bosphorus Straight, Istanbul merges East and West. You can find most of the top tourist sites, including mosques, museums, and bazaars, on the west side. The luxury hotels of Istanbul, as well as less expensive accommodation, are here as well. On the east side, you are near more bohemian diversions, such as the bars and nightlife enjoyed by students, as well as cheap hotels in Istanbul.
The historic sites alone can keep you busy for days. Arguably the city's most iconic site, Hagia Sophia, was once a church and mosque and is now a museum. Other must-sees are the Blue Mosque with its six minarets, Topkapi Palace, once the residence of Ottoman sultans, and the Grand Bazaar, with over 5,000 shops where you can bargain for leather, gold, carpets, spices, and ceramics. For a taste of modern Turkish life, head to the harbor for a cruise on a ferry or yacht. If you stay at one of the hotels near Beyazit Square, also called Freedom Square, you are near Istanbul University, where the country's brightest minds prepare for the future.
The casual eateries, known as meyhane, typically offer small plates of vegetables and seafood and, in some cases, more substantial dishes of kebabs. Go with a group so you can enjoy raki, the local alcohol. Look for a meyhane that hosts fasil, or Turkish song and dance, but expect to join in whether you know the language or not. If you're on a budget, head for Bar Street, or Kadife Sokak, on the Asian side. Here, you'll come across many establishments that serve up good drink, along with live indie bands and DJ-spun international music.
Whichever side you choose for your vacation stay, Travelocity can help you find the best opulent Istanbul hotels or a less expensive, clean and basic hotel in Istanbul.