The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Ho Chi Minh City

Where to Stay if You've Never Been to Ho Chi Minh City

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If it's your first trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the activities and sightseeing, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question is often where to stay for a first time visitor to Ho Chi Minh City. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision to make the most of your first trip here. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-timers in Ho Chi Minh City. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Ho Chi Minh City for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel if you've never visited Ho Chi Minh City beofre. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's get to it and discover the best hotels in Ho Chi Minh City for your first trip!

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

Intercontinental Residence Saigon

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $141 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Ho Chi Minh City
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at Corner Nguyen Du Street & Hai Ba Trung Street, Intercontinental Residence Saigon has great rooms from $141 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. It has a terrific 9.00 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 5.1 km from the city center, first time visitors will especially love parking, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, and laundry services at this relaxing hotel. And with the ability to cook your own meals in the kitchen, you can save money and time.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Maison De Camille Boutique Hotel

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $37 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for first time trip hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A great place to stay is Maison De Camille Boutique Hotel which has nice rooms starting at $37. Offering room service, a restaurant, a bar, rooms with kitchenettes, and laundry services, it also has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 174/21 ─Éien Bien Phu Street, Ward 17, Binh Thanh District. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers city views, cooking classes, a game room, an indoor play area, and mini-golf which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 6.7 km from the city center. It's always nice to have a kitchenette to cook some basic meals or have an easy breakfast. It's also less than the average price for first time trip hotels, so it's a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


InterContinental Saigon

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $122 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Ho Chi Minh City
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

We found InterContinental Saigon to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $122. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.90 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Corner Hai Ba Trung Street and Le Duan Street. You'll also find a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, child care, laundry services, and city views which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just 5.1 km from the center of town. The pool bar here is a fun spot to relax while you unwind on your trip.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $116 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

With terrific rooms from $116, Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, at 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. Its terrific guest rating is 8.60 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, and child care. It's located just 5.1 km from the city center, too. Everyone loves a good hot tub, and this one is really nice.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


The Reverie Saigon

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $215 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Ho Chi Minh City
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

The Reverie Saigon has a great guest rating of 9.40 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $215 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard. Furthermore, it also offers child care, laundry services, city views, a hot tub, and a spa and wellness center, which is nice for first time visitors. Just 4.9 km from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. The service at the restaurant is terrific, and so is the food.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Child pool
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel des Arts Saigon - MGallery

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $119 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

The great guest rating of Hotel des Arts Saigon - MGallery is 9.10 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $119, and it's located at 76 - 78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. We also love the a kid-friendly buffet, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which are great for visitors. And since it's just 4.9 km from the center of the town, the location is great, too. The swimming pool is fantastic and lots of fun, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool


Au Lac Charner Hotel

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $68 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A cool place is Au Lac Charner Hotel because it has great rooms that start at $68. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 87-89-91 Ho Tung Mau Street. Only 4.7 km from the city center, travelers will especially love parking, laundry services, city views, laundry facilities, and bicycle rental at this convenient hotel. We love the convenience of room service, and it's really nice here.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator


Royal Hotel Saigon

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $36 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Heated pool

Royal Hotel Saigon offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $36 (before taxes). It's located at 133 Nguyen Hue Avenue and has earned a guest rating of 8.00/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers parking, child care, laundry services, golf, and city views which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 4.8 km from the city center. Having an indoor pool means that you can swim and have fun any time of the year. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $131 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at 88 Dong Khoi Street, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers has great rooms from $131 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a casino, and a restaurant. It has a terrific 8.80 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a fitness center, a bar, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just 5 km from the center of town.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


New World Saigon Hotel

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $105 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A great place to stay is New World Saigon Hotel which has nice rooms starting at $105. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a casino, and a restaurant, it also has a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 76 Le Lai Street. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers a fitness center, a bar, parking, child care, and laundry services. It's located just 3.9 km from the city center, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Ho Chi Minh City?

Ho Chi Minh City Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$41

After analyzing 190 first time trip hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $41. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Ho Chi Minh City.

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

  • 5-star hotels: $113
  • 4-star hotels: $51
  • 3-star hotels: $29
  • 2-star hotels: $19


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