Hoi An is a old coastal city in Central Vietnam that is world-renowned for its spectacularly well-preserved ancient trading port city. The Hoi An old town is filled with beautifully-designed shophouses, sacred temples and colorful buildings reflecting the influences of its foreign traders like Chinese, Japanese, French, Indian to name the few. So when visiting Hoi An, most travellers would be faced with this question: Where to stay in Hoi an: Beach or Town?
The answer is surprisingly quite easy but let’s first talk about the pros and cons in staying either beach or town in Hoi An. It is highly recommended that you split your stay in town and beach to get the best of both worlds. But if you are not staying long, then there are factors you need to consider before making the decision on where to stay in Hoi an.
Hoi An Beach
Cua Dai and An Bang beaches are close to Hoi An old town and offer great view. This could be great for travelers who like to do some exercises while traveling as it is just 3-5 kilometers away from town. Hotels usually provide free bicycles or shuttle service to town for guests. You’ll see that most of the hotels are located at the Cua Dai beach. It prices are slightly higher than the hotels at Hoi An old town. Important note: September until January is typhoon season, you might want to reconsider staying next to the beach during these months.
Here are some highly recommended hotels at Hoi An Beach:
Aurora Riverside Hotel
Address: 242 Cửa Đại, Cẩm Sơn, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000
Phone: 0235 3924 111
Sunrise Premium Resort and Spa
Address: Âu Cơ, Cửa Đại, Hội An, Quảng Nam 84
Phone: 0235 3937 777
Lotus Hoi An Boutique Hotel and Spa
Address: 330 Cửa Đại, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam
Phone: 0235 3923 357
Hoi An Town
If you are staying in Hoi An in short period of time, then Hoi an town would be perfect for you. Technically, a large part of the town is pedestrian zone, making it easier to go around. Hotels are mostly affordable with great facilities and views of the Hoi An Old Town or the river. Great tasting dishes and affordable restaurants are everywhere. A taxi ride to the beach is inexpensive if you simply want to check it out. Note that the town may get flooded during the typhoon season, you might want to consider staying somewhere else.
Here are some highly recommended hotels at Hoi An Town:
Silk Luxury Hotel and Spa
Address: 14 Hùng Vương, Phường Cẩm Phổ, Hội An, Quảng Nam
Phone: 0235 3963 399
Address: 30 Đào Duy Từ, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000
Phone: 0235 3666 222
Anantara Hoi An Resort
Address: 1 Phạm Hồng Thái, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam
Phone: 0235 3914 555
I hope this article helped you make your decision in. Remember that it all boils down to your personal preference, a quieter beachfront hotel or livelier accommodation in the middle of the town. Tell you what, there is something you do not have to do so much thinking to make sure you get the best out of your trip, that’s getting from Hue to Hoi an by private car.