A mecca of both tourism and business travel, Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling city with French colonial architecture, popular outdoor markets, and delicious Vietnamese cuisine. We headed to the city formerly known as Saigon to check out the top hotels and see how they stacked up against each other — from the beds to the recreation facilities to the on-site dining. If you’re taking a trip to Ho Chi Minh City for work, we’ve picked the properties that are best suited for your stay. Check out our list of best business hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for some inspiration!
With a great location for exploring the main sights of Ho Chi Minh, stylish rooms with upscale bathrooms, a luxe spa, and several dining options, the 305-room InterContinental Asiana Saigon is one of the top luxury hotels in town. The rooftop pool -- featuring city views and drinks service -- is a serene spot above the bustling streets. The hotel also offers six high-tech meeting rooms and a staffed business center. Wi-Fi is available throughout for a fee.
With world-class service, elegant rooms with colonial decor and wonderful amenities, a top-notch spa, and an outdoor pool, the 224-room Park Hyatt Saigon is one of the top luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh. Restaurants, while pricey, serve tasty Vietnamese and Italian cuisine, and the hotel’s two bars are popular among guests and non-guests alike. The InterContinental Asiana Hotel and the Reverie have more opulent rooms in a more contemporary style, but for a taste of old Saigon, the Park Hyatt is one of the best.
The Caravelle is one of Ho Chi Minh’s most iconic hotels. It is known among locals and tourists for its historic rooftop bar -- featuring expansive city views and live music -- but it offers a wide array of other great perks, including an outdoor pool, three restaurants, a stylish spa, and a well-equipped fitness center. Rooms are large, bright and upscale, with floor-to-ceiling windows, free Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, and king beds -- but a few have somewhat bland decor and underwhelming bathrooms for a hotel in this price range. Still, this is a solid option for a luxurious stay in central HCM.
Formerly the Mövenpick Hotel Saigon, the stylish Eastin is a solid pick for luxury in Ho Chi Minh. Dark wood furniture, crisp white linens, and Chesterfield armchairs make rooms elegant and classic -- but glass-enclosed bathrooms and high-tech amenities add a modern twist. With a large outdoor pool, three tasty restaurants, a well-equipped fitness center, and upscale services, the hotel draws all kinds of travelers. However, although there is free shuttle service to the city center, the hotel’s location near the airport makes it more convenient for business travelers than those interested in seeing the sights.
Located smack in the middle of District 1, the 553-room New World Saigon Hotel is a good pick for business and leisure travelers alike. The property features three restaurants, a large outdoor pool, a wonderful fitness center complete with a hydrotherapy area, and a high-end spa. Rooms are spacious, comfortable, and bright, but decor is overall a little bland and dated, and some units can get noise from the neighboring rooftop bar. Although the hotel caters mostly to business travelers, its location within walking distance of virtually every major attraction makes it a popular pick among tourists as well.
The PARKROYAL is an upscale business hotel located a five-minute drive from the airport. Rooms are spacious and bright, with double-glazed windows, LCD TVs, minibars, one king or two twin beds in each, and free Wi-Fi. Decor is contemporary if a little generic, and bathrooms in Standard Rooms could use an update. With a pleasant pool, solid buffet restaurant, small spa, and well-equipped fitness center, the hotel is a good option for those doing business in the area or with a short layover in HCMC. However, those interested in exploring District 1 may want to note that, although the hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the city center, there are no tourist attractions within walking distance.
The Lotte Legend is an upscale, classic hotel located in northern District 1. Its 283 rooms are spacious and bright, with floor-to-ceiling windows (some offering panoramic river and city views), classic decor, and high-end amenities. However, some units are a little bland and plain, and bathrooms are clean but overall underwhelming for a hotel that markets itself as a five-star property. The hotel has a great fitness center, four wonderful restaurants, a large outdoor pool, and family-friendly amenities, but no full spa. Still, it generally offers good value for money, and the location by the river and within walking distance of major attractions is a big plus.
This modern city hotel offers an upscale stay in a central riverside location within walking distance of major attractions and corporate offices. Rooms are stylish and bright, with floor-to-ceiling windows (some offering panoramic river views), sleek glass-enclosed bathrooms, modern amenities, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers several dining options, a small but modern fitness center, and extensive meeting space. But the highlights here are the luxe spa and beautiful rooftop deck, complete with an infinity pool and bar. Just note that some guests have complained of poor soundproofing, and that the main bar can get a little loud in the evening.