So, you’re planning a trip to Zadar, but you still need to figure out some of the details. One of the most important ones: where to stay! Luckily, we have a list of the best hotels in Zadar. And there is something for every budget, from high-end luxury to lodgings that are easy on the pocket.
Top Hotels and Places to Stay in Zadar, Croatia
We have divided our list of the best hotels in Zadar into four categories, so you can easily find the accommodation that best suits you.
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The Best Super Expensive Hotels In Zadar
Zadar is one of the top tourist destinations in Croatia with some of the most unique attractions such as The Sea Organ. It’s no wonder then that the city has some luxurious accommodation options that will take your breath away. One on this list could be the perfect match for you.
Super expensive prices: Expect to pay over €400 for standard rooms in these hotels. Prices vary, so click the Booking link which will take you to Booking.com to see current rates.
Bastion Heritage Hotel
€€€-€€€€ | 4 Star | Restaurant | Spa Center
Bastion Heritage Hotel is located in perhaps the most popular neighborhood in Zadar – Old Town. Or as the locals call it, Poluotok (Peninsula). Inside this hotel, you will also find one of the best restaurants in the city – Kaštel. At the Bastion, expect not only fantastic accommodation but fine dining too.
And it doesn’t end there! You will also find the Castello spa and wellness center with a sauna and hydro massage, where you can reserve massages or spa treatments. And of course, there is the bar Kristal for when you want to enjoy some coffee, tea, or something a bit stronger.
€€€€+ | 3 Star | Pool | Good For Families
Mato is located outside of the city center, so you can expect some peace and quiet here—at least in comparison with the rest of the city, especially the Old Town where most of the attractions are. Nevertheless, Mato has a great location right next to the beach. And, if you are not up for the beach, it also has a pool.
If you’re looking to do some sightseeing, you will find The Sea Organ, Greeting to the Sun, and the Church of St. Donatus all about three kilometers away—all easily reachable by car in a few minutes.
€€€€ | 5 Star | 4 Pools | Private Beach Area
This hotel is located quite a distance outside of Zadar, which could be a minus for some people. But it’s truly a great place to stay if you don’t mind the car rides to see the sights. In this resort, you will find absolutely everything you need—besides the historic attractions.
In addition to the many pools, spa, and beach, you will even find a cinema here. And there are many activities for the children too. There is anything and everything from the amusement arcade to mask-making, cooking, puzzle games, or tennis. For anyone who prefers a resort-style vacation with all you need to relax right where you are staying, Hotel Diadora is a great choice.
€€€-€€€€ | 4 Star | Great Breakfast | Next To The Beach
Hotel Adriana has a great location right next to the beach so you won’t have to drive or even walk very far to reach it. And for those lazy days, there is a pool so you don’t even have to leave the hotel premises to cool down in the water. Also, all the rooms here have a balcony, which is always pretty nice.
The hotel has a bar and restaurant where guests can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine. And if you have a four-legged friend, you will be happy to know that this hotel is pet-friendly. So you can bring your furry companion with you.
Here are some other high-quality hotels in this price range:
- Holiday house | €€€€ | 4 Star | Pool
- Villa Franov | €€€€ | 4 Star | Great For Families
- Holiday home Franny | €€€€ | 4 Star | Close To Old Town
The Best Expensive Hotels In Zadar
If you’re looking for something luxurious, but the previous category was just too much for you—don’t worry! Hotels in this category are very good but are a bit more affordable than those in the Super Expensive category.
Expensive Prices: While the prices of hotels change rapidly, expect these hotels to range from €300 to €400 per night for a standard room. Prices vary, so click the Booking link which will take you to Booking.com to see current rates.
€€€ | 4 Star | Pool | Pets Allowed
Villa Sanda is located more inland and is about 1,5 kilometers away from the popular Kolovare Beach. To make up for it, it has a pool, a nice terrace, and there is also a barbecue you can use. One of the advantages of this location is that it is from the city noise.
It’s a very nice place to stay for families and it is pet-friendly. Villa Sanda is very well equipped and not too far away from the Old Town, which is reachable in just a few minutes by car.
Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel
€€€€ | 4 Star | Great For Couples | Restaurant and Bar
Now, this is a hotel with a great location! It is situated only 300 meters away from popular attractions such as The Sea Organ and the Church of St Donatus. Its location makes it a perfect choice for exploring the city since it is in the vicinity of most of the important historic and modern sights in Zadar.
But its location is not everything it has to offer. Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel also serves a great breakfast and it has a bar, a garden, and a terrace. All in all, you are bound to enjoy your days in and around the hotel.
€€€ | 4 Star | Great For Families | Nice View
This accommodation is located right across from the Old Town neighborhood, giving it a very nice view of this part of the city. The Old Town is usually the most interesting to tourists and easily reachable from here.
If you don’t feel like cooking, don’t worry! Just a few steps from here you will find both a restaurant and a grocery store. The closest beach is around 800 meters away, so everything you may need or want will be close at hand.
€€€ | 4 Star | Jacuzzi | Good Location
Feel Good is near some of the main Zadar attractions such as the Cathedral of St. Anastasia and The Five Wells Square. This is definitely a bonus since most of the best restaurants and notable sights are also located nearby, so you won’t have to cover much ground to see the best that Zadar has to offer.
The accommodation has nice family rooms and a jacuzzi, which means you will get that elite feel but at a better price than accommodation in the super expensive category. And the cherry on top here is that Feel Good has a nice view. So you’ll enjoy the beauty of Zadar from the comfort of your room!
Here are two more high-quality hotels in this price range:
The Best Mid-Range Luxe Hotels In Zadar
Don’t want to spend lavishly on your accommodation? No problem! We have more options for you in the Mid-Range Luxe Hotels. These may not be as big or as equipped as those in the last two categories, but you will still have everything you need at a more affordable price.
Mid-Range Luxe Prices: While the prices of hotels change rapidly, these hotels tend to range from €200 to €295 per night for a standard room. Prices vary, so click the Booking link which will take you to Booking.com to see current rates.
€€€€ | 4 Star | Two Pools | Bar and Restaurant
This peaceful hotel is located only two minutes away from the beach in the Kolovare neighborhood. This is a part of the city that’s great for day swims and nightlife! Also, from here you can reach the popular Old Town center in 15 minutes on foot.
This hotel is very close to the beach and has two pools if you prefer them over the sea. It also has a bar and a restaurant that serves a very good buffet breakfast. They serve meals from both local and international cuisine.
Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel
€€€ | 4 Star | Bar | Great Location
Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of Zadar’s Old Town. That’s a great location for those of you that are staying in Zadar for the first time. From here you can easily navigate the city and reach the most popular attractions and beaches without worrying about getting lost along the way.
The closest beaches to the hotel, Uskok and Kolovare, are very popular with the locals as well as tourists. The hotel, of course, has room service and they serve an excellent breakfast. They also have a bar where you can enjoy a drink or two.
Art Hotel Kalelarga
€€€ | 4 Star | Restaurant and Bar | Great Location | Spacious Rooms
Art Hotel Kalelarga is another hotel located in the most popular part of Zadar. It is situated on the city’s most popular promenade—Kalelarga. It is so famous in Croatia, not just Zadar, that there was even a song written about it. That, together with its proximity to the sights, makes this hotel a great choice for a vacation.
It’s important to note that Art Hotel Kalelarga has a bar and a restaurant that serves a great breakfast. The hotel, in general, is very modern and nicely equipped. The rooms are spacious and the service is great!
€€€ | 4 Star | Great For Couples | Pets Allowed
Rainbow is a very good choice if you’re looking for a nice spacious apartment in the mid-range category. It’s great for both couples and families, especially if you’re traveling with pets since they are allowed here. And they even have a lot of space inside to explore and have fun before you go out.
Rainbow is located near the Sphinx of Zadar and not too far away from the popular Borik beach. This is a quieter part of the city, but one where you can still find everything you need and easily reach other parts of Zadar too.
Here are some other high-quality hotels in this price range:
- Borelli Palace | €€€ | 4 Star | Great For Couples
- Alma Lofts | €€€ | 4 Star | Restaurant
- Villa Morea | €€€ | 4 Star | Pool
The Best Low-Cost Hotels In Zadar
Low-cost hotels are a popular choice for many. Maybe you’re setting aside some of your vacation budget for fancy restaurants, souvenirs, or day trips from Zadar? Whatever the reason, it can be hard to find cheaper accommodation that is actually decent. To save you the trouble, we have gathered the best low-cost hotels in Zadar in the list below.
Low-Cost Prices: While the prices of hotels change rapidly, expect these hotels to range from €100 to €195 per night for standard rooms. Prices vary, so click the Booking link which will take you to Booking.com to see current rates.
€€ | 4 Star | Next To The Beach | Good For Families
As it goes with accommodation in the Kolovare neighborhood, this one is also very close to some popular beaches. But not far away you will find Zadar’s Museum of Ancient Glass too. Ravelin is equipped with modern finishings, very nicely furnished, and it has a nice garden too.
It is also very close to the supermarket and bus station. So, if you don’t feel like driving around the city, you can easily use public transportation instead. Since it is so spacious, it’s a good choice for a family vacation.
Central Apartments Integrated Hotel
€€ | 4 Star | Pets Allowed | Bar
If you are on a budget but still want a good location, this is the place for you. It is cheaper than most of the listings but is located very close to them. The hotel is also close to the most notable attractions. Depending on the room, you will get a nice view of the city or of some of its monuments.
The advantage of this hotel is that there is a restaurant just 50 meters from it. There are also two bars and a store. So everything you might need for your daily life, you can find right next to your hotel.
€€ | 3 Star | Great Location | Good For Families
D&A is located in the south of the Kolovare neighborhood and only 300 meters away from Podbrig beach. Guests of the D&A can play table tennis on-site or ride a bicycle and, in general, enjoy an active vacation. There is also a barbeque that’s perfect for the grill master among you.
Maybe you can even prepare some fish that you catch near the D&A! But you can always leave that to the professionals and go to a restaurant. If you’re coming here from the airport, D&A offers an airport shuttle service at an additional cost.
€€ | 4 Star | Next To The Beach | Good For Couples
Here is yet another good accommodation option if you want to be close to the beach. You won’t get tired going from Palace Kolovare to the beach because it’s right next to it. It has a great view of the sea that is only interrupted by a few trees next to the property.
Palace Kolovare is not far away from the Old Town center either, which is always a bonus in Zadar. The rooms here are very spacious and are a good choice for both couples and families.
Here are some other high-quality hotels in this price range: