The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Austria

Where to Stay if You've Never Been to Austria

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Are you looking for a hotel for your first trip to Austria? With plenty of activities and sites, this is a great destination for first-time visitors. So if you're deciding where to stay on your first trip to Austria, don't worry, we've got you covered. We've analyzed the hotels in Austria to find out which are the best for first timers based on price, amenities, location, reviews, and guest ratings. In this guide, we'll be showcasing the best hotels for first-time visitors in Austria, taking into consideration all of these important factors. Whether you're traveling solo, with family, or with friends, there's a hotel that caters to every traveler's needs to make the most of your first trip here. So, if you're visiting Austria for the first time, the hotels below will be great options, as many of them have pools, breakfast, and plenty of comforts to help you relax. So, here they are, the best hotels in Austria for first time visitors.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol

Jochberg, Tirol
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $258 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

Located at Kitzbuheler Strasse 48, Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol has great rooms from $258 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 9.10 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, first time visitors will especially love a bar, breakfast, hiking, mountain views, and rooms with kitchens at this relaxing hotel. Everyone loves a nice indoor pool, and the one here does not disappoint!

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Family-Friendly
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Gartenhotel Crystal - 4 Sterne Superior

Fugen, Tirol
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $281 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Austria
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Gartenhotel Crystal - 4 Sterne Superior which has nice rooms starting at $281. Offering an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Hochfügener Strasse 63. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, breakfast, hiking, mountain views, and laundry services which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Everyone loves a good hot tub, and this one is really nice.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool


Tennerhof Luxury Chalets

Kitzbuhel, Tirol
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $1203 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

We found Tennerhof Luxury Chalets to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $1203. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, skiing, a pool bar, room service, and a restaurant, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.60 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Romerweg 7. You'll also find a bar, breakfast, mountain views, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Don't miss the pool bar which offers drinks and a fun area to unwind.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Balance - Das 4 Elemente Spa & Golf Hotel

Portschach am Worthersee, Carinthia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $302 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Austria
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $302, Balance - Das 4 Elemente Spa & Golf Hotel, at Winklernerstrasse 68 provides an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a casino, and a restaurant. Its terrific guest rating is 8.50 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers a fitness center, scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, and breakfast. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Wellnessresidenz Alpenrose

Maurach, Tirol
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $497 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

Wellnessresidenz Alpenrose has a great guest rating of 9.40 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, skiing, a pool bar, room service, and a water park. The great rooms here start at $497 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Maurach 68. Furthermore, it also offers a restaurant, a fitness center, scuba diving, a bar, and a kid-friendly buffet, which is nice for first time visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. Make sure to set aside some time for swimming in the pool, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Kids' club


Sportresidenz Zillertal - 4 Sterne Superior

Uderns, Tirol
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $375 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Austria
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

The great guest rating of Sportresidenz Zillertal - 4 Sterne Superior is 9.40 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $375, and it's located at Golfstrasse 1. We also love the a bar, breakfast, hiking, mountain views, and child care which are great for visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. It's always nice having a heated pool to relax in.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Living & Spa Vitalhotel Edelweiss

Neustift im Stubaital, Tirol
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $207 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Living & Spa Vitalhotel Edelweiss because it has great rooms that start at $207. It has an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a casino, and a restaurant, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.40 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Kroßbach 1. Only a short distance from the city center, travelers will especially love a fitness center, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and outdoor tennis at this convenient hotel. We always love being able to prepare simple meals in a hotel room, and the kitchenette here was teriffic.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Relais&Chateaux Spa-Hotel Jagdhof

Neustift im Stubaital, Tirol
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $397 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Relais&Chateaux Spa-Hotel Jagdhof offers an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $397 (before taxes). It's located at Scheibe 44 and has earned a guest rating of 9.30/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, hiking, mountain views, child care, and laundry services which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. We love the convenience of room service, and it's really nice here.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel

Kitzbuhel, Tirol
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $365 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Austria
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

Located at Griesenauweg 26, Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel has great rooms from $365 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, skiing, a pool bar, room service, and a restaurant. It has a terrific 9.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a bar, breakfast, mountain views, child care, and laundry services which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Kid-friendly
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Luxury


Hotel Boglerhof

Alpbach, Tirol
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $305 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Hotel Boglerhof which has nice rooms starting at $305. Offering an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 9.20 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Haus nr. 166. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, outdoor tennis, and hiking. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Austria?

Austria Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$161

Travelers to Austria will have a large number of terrific first time trip accommodation options with a variety of great prices. The price of first time trip hotels here can vary by amenities, dates, and the neighborhood. Based on thorough data from 3671 first time trip hotels, their average price is a very reasonable $161. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Austria.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $380
  • 4-star hotels: $192
  • 3-star hotels: $127
  • 2-star hotels: $115


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