Hotels I Recommend to Stay at in Doha, Qatar
I often get asked which hotel to stay at when visiting the city of Doha in Qatar. Since I have lived in Doha for almost 3 years and still regularly visit this city, I have stayed at several different hotels. However, more and more hotels are opening up and the city is expanding every day.
In this blog post, I share hotels that I highly recommend staying at when visiting Doha, Qatar. It ranges from affordable boutique hotels to luxury five star hotels 🙂
These are the hotels I recommend to stay at in Doha:
If you want to stay near the Hamad International Airport in Doha:
Doha Marriott Hotel
There are two Doha Marriott hotels in Doha, one is just close to the airport, only 5 minutes by car and the other one is right in the middle of Doha City. If you visit Doha for a day and want a hotel near the airport, Marriott Hotel is the hotel I would highly recommend staying at. Here you have both a swimming pool, tennis court, a sandy beach and a magical view of both Doha skyline but also the airport.
Oryx Rotana Hotel
A really modern and nice hotel is the Oryx Rotana hotel which is strategically close to Hamad International Airport but also few minutes by car from Doha city and the corniche. This is really an affordable hotel, according to me, that also has a really awesome tapas restaurant and a jazz club on the entrance floor which is worth a visit!
If you want to stay near the Souq Wakif in Doha:
Souq Waqif Boutique hotel
If you want to stay in the middle of Doha Souq, you should stay at Souq Wakif Boutique Hotel by Tivoli, which is a cozy boutique hotel overlooking the entire souk. If you don’t want to eat at the souk, the hotel has access to 3 restaurants and also walking distance to the Museum of Islamic Art and Doha’s newly opened Museum, the Museum of Modern Art. If you want to feel like one of the locals, this is the place to stay at.
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
One of my favorite hotels is the five star Double Tree by Hilton, located in the middle of Doha city. This hotel is luxurious but for a good price I would say. Super fresh and state of the art, relatively newly opened hotel, located between the Doha souq and Doha city. An affordable alternative for those who want the slightly more luxurious standard with a good initial for being a tourist.
If you want to stay in the middle of Doha City:
Radisson Blu Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel is characterized by its golden building in Doha. This is a perfectly okay hotel at a good price for staying pretty close to town. No matter where you go, you still have to get a taxi from here but it is cheap with taxi. The hotel has several restaurants and a decent sized pool area. You will find one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Doha at this hotel! 🙂 If you are not looking for a luxury hotel, this is a good alternative to a good price and has okay standard inside the rooms.
Marriott Marquise City Center Doha Hotel
A really cool, fresh and newly built hotel in Doha is the Marriott Marquise hotel located in the middle of the city and the City Center shopping mall. You recognize the buildings due to that they look like two twin buildings that are lit up in the evening. In these twin buildings you will find everything such as sports bars, lots of restaurants (they have the world’s best Argentinian meat restaurant here, among other things!), Pool area and a cool skyview bar at the top that is worth going to. Really affordable option if you want to stay in the middle of the city!
La Cigale Hotel Doha
If you want to stay in a luxury hotel but to a good price, La Cigale hotel in Doha is the hotel you really want to stay at. Here you get a lot for the money and it is a wow feeling when you step into the lobby. The entire hotel is nicely decorated and here you will find a huge and fine patisserie on the entrance level. The rooms are large and nice and feel very luxurious for what you pay. At the top you have one of Doha’s most popular rooftop bars which is a must to visit both indoors and outdoors. It’s a really nice view from here! On the same street just a few meters away you will find several restaurants and cafes if you don’t want to eat at the hotel which I can also recommend!
W Hotel Doha
This design hotel is just 200 meters from the Corniche and the City Center shopping mall. The hotel offers elegant rooms as well as an outdoor pool, a spa and several restaurants worth visiting. A must is to have lunch at the hotel in their restaurant on the entrance floor which offers a 3 course lunch for only 200 SEK (20 Euro) and is among the best I’ve ever eaten! Definitely a must and a tip from my side! 🙂 This hotel breathes luxury from floor to ceiling and I can really recommend staying here any day of the week!
For those who want to party, the hotel has a very popular nightclub called Crystal.
If you want to stay in a really luxury hotel in Doha:
Sharq village & Spa
Sharq Village & Spa is a luxurious spa hotel in Doha that is truly topnotch to stay at. This is one of the most luxurious hotels in Doha and you get great value for money. Stay in the middle of the beach overlooking the Persian Gulf in elegant villas decorated in Arabic style with a modern touch or in one of the super fresh rooms that makes you prefer not to leave the hotel. Definitely an option for those who want some luxury for your trip to Doha!
Hilton Hotel Doha
In the middle of Doha city you will find Hilton hotels which I can highly recommend which is really affordable for the luxury you get! Hilton has its own beach and pool area and also the restaurant Trader Vicks is adjacent to the hotel which is one of the best restaurants in Doha, in my opinion and which has super good drinks! From here you have a good starting point for discovering Doha city. I have stayed at this hotel many times and is one of my favorites.
St Regis Doha
With one of Doha’s largest pools, a dozen restaurants and elegant décor in a palatial building, Hotel St Regis Doha is considered one of Doha’s finest hotels and I agree! This is the creme de la creme when it comes to hotels and may be among the most beautiful hotel I have ever actually seen! Add a fantastic spa, a private sandy beach and modern rooms not to mention their good brunch on Fridays, a must while staying at the hotel! I promise, you won’t be disappointed! This is my favorite hotel in Doha! 🙂
Kempinski Doha City
One of Doha’s most delicious hotels is the Kempinski hotel, located just opposite the W hotel in the city. This hotel is really luxurious and it is noticeable as soon as you enter the entrance. Kempinski has a large indoor pool area and magical views all over Doha not to mention their delicious bar which is a must visit for a drink before dinner. The hotel has several restaurants but it is quite expensive here.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski Pearl island
There are two Kempinski hotels in Doha, one of them are located outside the city, on Pearl Island and is called Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel and is probably among the coolest, most luxurious and most beautiful hotels I have ever seen in my entire life. This is a great hotel and the price also. However, it is cool to have stayed here at least one night 🙂 Around the hotel there are several restaurants and wine bars with delicious views and a must is to walk around the entire hotel for inspection as it is so pompous and large. If you are on a honeymoon in Doha, this is the hotel you should stay at! They also have a delicious rooftop bar called Rooftop and which I think you should visit, even if you are not staying at the hotel 🙂
Four Seasons hotel Doha
The Four Seasons Hotel in Doha combines the best of Qatar’s capital with views of the skyline on one side and the private beach on the other. Dine at the world’s largest Nobu restaurant, located adjacent to the hotel or unwind at their three floor Spa. One day a week they also have a fixed price for food and beverage buffet on the beach which is worth trying out. It is really nice and also live music is playing during the evening. The hotel is right next to Hilton hotel.
The Ritz- Carlton Doha
Another affordable luxury hotel in Doha is the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, located a bit away from the city but close to Pearl Island and is actually worth staying at. Here many wedding parties take place so it is a nice hotel with lots of range of swimming activities, spas and restaurants. I have been here many times and like the hotel very much! Perfect to stay as first time visitor if you don’t choose Hilton hotel 🙂
I have written some sightseeing guides to Doha that you will find here but also a short sightseeing guide for those who are visiting Doha for only a day, maybe you have a short stop over in Doha and want to know what to do. You find my one day travel guide for Doha here!