Located in Pendik, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Viaport Outlet Shopping and within 9 mi (15 km) of Pendorya Shopping Mall and Istanbul Park. Neomarin Shopping Mall and Aydos Hill are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in Halkali, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mall of Istanbul, Ataturk Olympic Stadium, and Istanbul Aydın University. Florya Beach and Marmara Forum are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in Bakırköy, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Istanbul Aydın University, Istanbul Aquarium, and Marmara Forum. Atakoy Marina and Florya Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Halkali, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mall of Istanbul, Ataturk Olympic Stadium, and Istanbul Aydın University. TurkuaZoo and Florya Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Istanbul Aydın University and Florya Beach. Istanbul Aquarium is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) away.
Located in Bakırköy, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Istanbul Aydın University, Istanbul Aquarium, and Marmara Forum. Atakoy Marina and Florya Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Harbiye, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ataturk Cultural Center, Acibadem Taksim Hospital, and Taksim Square. Macka Park and Istanbul Modern Art Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Beyoglu, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Istanbul Modern Art Museum and Galata Tower. Spice Bazaar and Suleymaniye Mosque are also within 2 mi (3 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.