Innsbruck offers the full spectrum of hotels, apartments and guesthouses conveniently situated in and around the city centre and to suit all budgets from hostels to 5-star luxury. Together with a variety of good accommodation options in nearby ski villages, Innsbruck’s Olympia Skiworld leaves you spoiled for choice.
Innsbruck City Centre Hotels
From the top down, the hotels offering is led by the luxurious Grand Hotel Europa, Innsbruck’s only 5-star, conveniently located right by the main railway station, supported by some excellent and charming four and three star hotels. Worthy of note in particular are the 4-star Hotel Grauer Bär and the 4-star Hotel Schwarzer Adler Innsbruck both close to the historic Altstadt. Also the charming 3-star Hotel Weisses Rössl, family run since 1410 in the City’s pedestrian zone, and the 4-star Hotel Sailer, a few minutes walk from the Altstadt and featuring surprisingly modern interiors.
Also in the centre, you have the famous 4-star Hotel Café Central and, right in the heart of the Altstadt, both the 3-star Hotel Weisses Kreuz and the 4-star Hotel Maximilian Stadthaus Penz with striking modern interiors. Just out of the central city area near the Olympiaworld stadium and winning our prize for the most striking bit of modern architecture is the 3-star superior Hotel Ramada Innsbruck, with 159 rooms over 12 storeys.
At the other end of scale back in the centre is Nala Individuell Hotel, Innsbruck’s newest and most stylish boutique hotel with just 45 rooms. Two more very modern 4-star hotels both near the Altstadt and offering contemporary luxury are the business oriented Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck and the 4-star Penz Hotel, which combines Tyrolean hospitality with striking urban architecture. Best Western provide efficient and comfortable branded 4-star product at three different locations in Innsbruck – the Hotel Mondschein, the Hotel Goldener Adler and the Hotel Leipziger Hof.
Innsbruck Olympia SkiWorld Holiday Villages
There is quite a good spread of accommodation options around the villages so it is probably best to decide which village you want to be in first from an activity perspective.
Some hotels of note in the villages include the 4-star Hotel Schlösselhof and the 3-star Hotel Kögele in Axams Axamer Lizum. Also a number of good 4-star hotels in Igls are the Hotel Eagles Astoria, the Parkhotel Igls, the Hotel Römerhof, the Sporthotel Igls. In Mutters the 4-star Hotel Sonnhof and the 4-star Hotel Seppl both stand out.
Up in Kühtai there is generally a more prosaic offering of package tour hotels but worthy of note are the 4-star Konradin and, both with 3-stars and family-run, Hotel Kristall and Alpenhotel Seiler. Or for something completely different, outstanding and charming – the Hotel Jagdschloss, former hunting lodge of the emperors and still owned by the Stollenberg family. Kühtai also has some very good and smart modern apartment options, increasingly attractive to family skiers, notably the 4-star Alpinlodges Kühtai and the 4-star Dorfstadls Landhaus.
Where to Stay in Innsbruck?
The most important question facing any traveller is where to stay and that question bares giving a little more thought than usual, when visiting Innsbruck and the Olympia Ski Region. You will need to decide what the principal purpose of your visit is and what you are looking to get out of it.
While the ski bus service around the whole of Innsbruck and the Olympia Ski Region is very good, if you were a family with young children learning to ski for a week, you may well want to be located in one of the satellite villages immediately adjacent to the lifts. And the range between the villages is significant as well and you will want to consider this choice carefully.
If on the other hand you are an international tourist who wants to combine experiencing Innsbruck more fully with some varied skiing in addition, you may wish to locate in the city centre and travel a little out to ski on the days when you want to. That’s our preferred option, since visting Innsbruck itself is at the core of this unique travel experience.