Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon Rating: 4.5 Pearls
In addition to the top-notch service the brand is known for, the hotel goes above and beyond with its amenities -- it features a stylish indoor pool, an impressive fitness center with an outdoor running track, and a luxurious spa. Large rooms have classic decor (think: 18th century replica furnishings and rich fabrics), as well as furnished terraces, flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars, and marble bathrooms featuring L’Occitane toiletries and separate showers and soaking tubs.
Altis Belem Hotel & Spa Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Altis Belem Hotel & Spa is a small boutique with 50 sexy and spacious rooms, all featuring all-white decor accented by green rugs and unusual wall murals, as well as high-end extras -- including HD LCD TVs; Nespresso coffeemakers, and open marble bathrooms, some of which have inviting soaking tubs. Some rooms also have balconies with marina views and private whirlpools. Despite its small size, this hotel has many high-end amenities, such an exclusive spa, a big indoor pool with lots of padded loungers, and a Michelin-rated restaurant.
Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Tiara Park Atlantic is not only high-end, but also arguably one of the best value hotels in Lisbon. Most of the sophisticated rooms are decorated in a color scheme of silver, gold, and red -- silver wallpaper, rich red woods and accent pillows, and pale gold chairs or couches. They come with all the modern amenities expected of an upscale hotel, including flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi, and most boast impressive city and river views from wall-to-wall windows. The restaurant serves traditional Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist, and the low-key bar has Hindu decor and comfy seating. Guests have access to concierge, secretarial and babysitting services.
LX Boutique Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The 45-room LX is a cool boutique option often offering reasonable rates. It is known for its funky design; the hip sushi restaurant features bright furniture, rugs, and patterned wallpaper, and each floor of guest rooms has a different theme based on a neighborhood, place, or person in Lisbon history. They actually don't vary much aside from the themed wall murals, and all are impressive. With baby blue walls, plush bedding, upscale furniture, and small flat-screen TVs, the rooms feel cozy and high-end. Probably the coolest "funky" feature of the hotel is the graffiti-like mural on parts of the building that can be seen from some rooms.
As Janelas Verdes Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This 29-room hotel, part of an historic 18th-century palace, lacks the amenities of a larger hotel -- but the hotel's intimate size is part of the appeal. Guests come for the cozy (if simple) rooms and gorgeous common areas, especially the antique-filled, wood-paneled library with an attached terrace overlooking the Tagus River. And the garden area, surrounded by ivy-covered walls, is welcoming.
Bairro Alto Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The hotel’s 55 rooms have been individually decorated and have wonderful extras depending on their category: Some have clawfoot tubs, others Ralph Lauren-designed wallpaper, Nuno Cera photos, or balconies. There’s a nice restaurant serving local cuisine, a cocktail bar that's great for a nightcap, and conveniences such as babysitting services, and massages. But the highlight here is the wonderful rooftop terrace, boasting gorgeous city and river views.
Hotel da Estrela Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The building was once a school, and the hotel's fun decor reflects that history (think: chalkboards, desks and shelves with school material). Rooms are spacious, bright and modern, with minibars, flat-screen TVs, and plush beds, plus upscale bathrooms with deep Japanese-style tubs and Castelbel toiletries. There's a business center in the lounge, an honesty bar, and a pleasant garden, but the highlight here is the wonderful on-site cantina, in which patrons rate the food made by student cooks and pay what they feel is a fair price.
Hotel Florida Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Hotel Florida is a historic boutique with a cool retro vibe throughout. Rooms feature fun, quirky decor (such as framed movie posters and green, geometric prints), and while the bathrooms are pretty generic, all feature Saboaria Portugueza toiletries. Property highlights include a pleasant winter garden with comfy couches, a full-service business center with an area for kids to play while parents use the computers, and a small bar. The restaurant attached to the hotel is a popular spot serving up international and Portuguese cuisine.
Inspira Santa Marta Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The sleek, modern design of this 89-room hotel includes elements of Feng Shui; the common areas of the hotel, including the lobby, restaurant, and bar, have an open feel with clusters of bright furniture that add a punch of color. Rooms are designed with the natural elements and the planet in mind and are high-tech, with large, mounted flat-screen TVs, plug-and-play stations, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also features great eco-friendly practices, including the use of low environmental impact building materials, organic toiletries, and sustainable ingredients in the restaurant's menu. Hotel highlights include a comfy lounge and a spa with zen-inspired touches.