Sometimes referred to as its former name of Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest and most populous city in Vietnam. It’s known for its bustling streets, French colonial architecture, and delicious Vietnamese cuisine. For travelers who want to enjoy a particularly luxe stay, there are several properties that offer upscale guest rooms, elegant spas, and fine dining restaurants. We visited the city’s top hotels to see how they stacked up against the competition and find out which were the best of the best. Take a look at the best luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and start planning your getaway!
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. Just note that there is a fee for Wi-Fi.
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.
The 333-room Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City is a solid luxury pick for business travelers, families, and couples alike. Rooms are large, bright, and contemporary, with up-to-date amenities including minibars and electric kettles plus king beds -- but some are tired and in need of an update. With a serene outdoor pool, a well-equipped fitness center, an acclaimed restaurant, and great services, this property is on par with other high-end hotels in town. Its location in District 5 may not be the most convenient for those interested in visiting the main sights, but the hotel offers free shuttle service to District 1 several times a day. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
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.
Although there are more luxurious hotels in Ho Chi Minh, stately Villa Sông Saigon is second to none in charm, elegance, and style. With beautiful French colonial architecture, top-notch service, gorgeous rooms, candlelit dinners by the river, and an exclusive vibe, this boutique is a wonderful pick for a romantic getaway. Its location across the river of central HCMC is secluded and tranquil, but a little out of the way for those who want to explore the sights; fortunately, the hotel offers a free shuttle bus to and from the city center.
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.
With its beautiful colonial façade, classic European decor, and gleaming marble interior, the upscale Grand Hotel Saigon has a strong Old-World atmosphere. Rooms have stately decor and modern amenities -- including flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and water purification systems -- and some have expansive city and river views. Antique touches like rotary phones, heavy drapes, and glass chandeliers abound. Guests that find the rooms fussy might prefer staying in the Luxury Wing, a more recent addition where the decor is a bit more contemporary. The panoramic rooftop bar and restaurant is probably the most popular feature, but there’s also a tranquil pool in the courtyard; several dining options; a spa, and fitness center. Just make sure to book a room on a higher floor, as some rooms can get traffic noise.
Located on Thanh Da Island, the Saigon Domaine offers a luxurious, peaceful stay away from the hustle and bustle of central Ho Chi Minh. This property has 48 one- to four-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and an elegant mix of colonial and contemporary decor. Some kitchen appliances could use an update, but units all include DVD players, sound systems, flat-screen TVs, and washer/dryers. There are two average pools, a well-equipped fitness center, a kids’ club, and great freebies -- such as Wi-Fi and breakfast (served daily on a floating terrace on the river) -- but there is no full spa on-site. The hotel is a 15- to 20-minute drive from most major attractions, but there is free shuttle service daily to District 1.