Hotel in Shiraz, Iran
We’ve talked about most of the important tourist cities of Iran, their attractions, and the best hostels in those cities. However, no matter how much we may prefer staying in a hostel to other places of accommodation, and no matter how much we talk about the many benefits of doing so, there will always be people who just prefer staying in a hotel. It’s simply a matter of personal preference, so, not wanting to alienate anyone who reads our blogs, we’re going to list some of the best Shiraz hotels in this article, with the hope that it will help you figure out your accommodation in this important destination easily.
Shiraz Hotels Vs. Shiraz Hostels
It’s a bit difficult to talk about this subject without repeating ourselves over and over again. Still, it’s rather important to talk about the differences between hotels and hostels. You can basically expect the same services you get in a hotel in Shiraz from a hostel in the city, but at a lower price, and at the stake of sharing some of the amenities with other guests. Not only are Shiraz hostels as good as most hotels when it comes to the services they provide, but they also offer a more social environment for their guests, making it easier to meet new people and make new friends along your journey.
All of that said, there are still some people who would just prefer a bit more privacy, people who aren’t necessarily looking to enhance every part of their journey and would rather have maximum comfort. Staying in a hostel is an experience on its own, but for those who just want a room to sleep in, Shiraz hotels may be a better option.
There’s still one important factor that affects everybody’s decision-making when trying to choose the right place of accommodation: The price.
Price Range of Shiraz Hotels
Shiraz, like most cities in Iran, isn’t an expensive city for tourists. You can find a room for as cheap as 6-7 Euros per night in a hotel in Shiraz, and even if you want to splurge, and even if you want to stay in a fancy 5-star hotel, you’re still not going to pay all that much.
If the price is the deciding factor for you, getting a dormitory bed tends to be the most affordable (and reasonable) option, since in a hotel, you can basically completely lose the quality of accommodation when you look for the cheapest available option. Still, if privacy is of the utmost importance to you and staying in a dormitory is simply not an option, perhaps a cheap hotel wouldn’t be such a terrible idea.
10 Hotels in Shiraz
Now, without further ado, let’s get to our list.
This 2-star hotel is probably the cheapest option out there in Shiraz hotels. Sasan is a pretty small building, with 34 rooms spread across four floors. It’s located very close to a subway station, which can make your time in Shiraz a bit easier (to be fair, the Shiraz subway system covers a pretty limited track at the moment, but still). The hotel is also located a few minutes on foot away from the Karim Khan (Vakil) Complex, one of the most important tourist attractions in the city.
One of the oldest and best hotels in Shiraz, Arg offers 64 rooms across 2 floors. With a lovely rooftop café & restaurant and just a few minutes on foot from the Vakil Bazaar, this hotel is among the best options for accommodation in the city.
Darbari Traditional Hotel
Another 3-star entry, Darbari Traditional Hotel offers only 14 rooms. Established back in 2019, Darbari Hoel is located in the historic Gozar-e Sang Siah and has great access to the important attractions of Shiraz.
Aryo Barzan Hotel
This 4-star Shiraz Hotel is easily among the most affordable yet luxurious options out there. The hotel is named after a commander of the Achaemenid Empire in Ancient Persia, who strategically fought a battle with the army of Alexander the Great, and even though he was defeated and died in the battle, has become a symbol of courage in Iran. Aryo Barzan Hotel offers 50 rooms across 5 floors.
Parsian Hotel in Shiraz
Parsian Hotel in Shiraz is part of the large chain of hotels operation in Iran (You may be familiar with the Parsian Kowsar Hotel in Isfahan, or the Parsian Evin Hotel in Tehran). This Shiraz branch is a 3-star hotel that was established some three decades ago and offers 62 rooms across 5 floors.
Elysee may be the most expensive option in our list of Shiraz hotels. Still, if you’re looking for quality accommodation and don’t mind paying a bit more to get it, Elysee Hotel is a great place for you. This hotel is located in the famous Maali Abad neighborhood in Shiraz and offers 68 rooms across 7 floors.
Located in the center of the city, with great access to education, business, and health centers, Pars International Hotel is another affordable 4-star hotel. It consists of 2 separate buildings, each 13 stories high, and offers a total number of 217 rooms. The sports facilities (including a pool, a sauna, and a gym) in Pars are also one of a kind.
Setaregan -also known as Stars- Hotel is another 3-star hotel located in the heart of the city’s business district. When it was founded, the hotel became popular for its rotating rooftop café. While there are other places that offer that nowadays, it’s still a charming part of Stars Hotel. Stars offers 48 rooms across 14 floors.
Karim Khan Hotel
An ornate hotel located near the Vakil Complex, Karim Khan is a slightly expensive 4-star hotel in Shiraz, with 63 rooms across 6 floors.
Park Saadi Hotel
This affordable 3-star hotel is located essentially next to the Arg of Karim Khan and its counterparts, the Vakil Mosque, Bazaar, and Bathhouse. They offer 126 rooms across 8 floors.
Boutique Hotels in Shiraz
Now, following a tradition we’ve established in the 2 previous posts in this series, let’s get to the expensive, yet beautiful boutique hotels in Shiraz!
Darbe Shazdeh Boutique Hotel
Located in a neighborhood of the same name in the heart of the Vakil Bazaar, Darbe Shazdeh is among the most popular and established boutique hotels in Shiraz. If you can afford it, you’re not going to regret staying in Darbe Shazdeh!
Ravi Boutique Hotel
You can read about our personal favorite Shiraz boutique hotel, Ravi, in a blog we’ve dedicated to them!
Read about hotels in other cities of Iran in other blogs!
Also read our blogs about things to do in other cities!