The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

Vienna's luxurious city retreat
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna sits elegantly upon the famous Ringstrasse, offering a luxurious city retreat close to the Musikverein and Vienna State Opera. It could be forgiven for complacency if the former palace were to rely only on its prime location and historic reputation to attract savvy travelers, but it prides itself on providing an extraordinary dining destination to guests.

It starts at check-in, where the friendly staff welcomes you with refreshing towels, tea and champagne. Then there's Dstrikt, a steakhouse with rare cuts; Pastamara - Bar con Cucina, chef Ciccio Sultano's ode to Sicilian food; and D-bar, an innovative bar mixing up craft cocktails. 

Going above and beyond with executive chef tours of nearby Naschmarkt and winery tours of local heurigers, the hotel is a luxurious cultural experience for travelers, while locals can also enjoy the spectacular views from the eighth-floor rooftop cocktail bar.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Vienna hotel's The Ritz-Carlton Symphony Suite is a masterpiece. A blend of classical and modern, the more than 1,000-square-foot suite was made in cooperation with Wiener Symphoniker, the esteemed orchestra, to pay homage to the city's musical legacy.
  • The historic 19th-century architecture throughout the former palais (technically it’s four heritage-protected palaces that have been connected) will leave you in awe. Original woodcarvings and frescoes from Austrian artist Rudolf Hermann Eisenmenger found on the fourth-floor lounge area are particularly striking.
  • The steakhouse is a must-visit, and the eighth-floor Atmosphere Rooftop Bar serves cocktails, DJ sets and stunning skyline vistas in the summer.
  • The large spa area — offering a 59-foot-long swimming pool with underwater music and full gym facilities — cannot be missed. Indulge in the Susanne Kaufmann treatments, which are inspired by ingredients from Western Austria's Bregenz Forest.
  • Families and business travelers will especially enjoy the exclusive Club Lounge as a living room area on the seventh floor. It comes with a children's play area and serves local wines.
Things to Know
  • The sixth floor is best for balcony views, where you can look out over nearby courtyards and historic architecture.
  • Pastamara, a stylish bar con cucina ("with kitchen"), takes you on a culinary journey to Sicily. Experience the many delicious dishes curated by star chef Ciccio Sultano. Pair your meal with a handcrafted Negroni during the Aperitivo Hour from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Bookings are essential to experience the hotel’s own cutting-edge Dstrikt steakhouse, especially the popular Sunday Steak Brunch.
The Rooms
  • Each room features dynamic modern artwork by a famously unknown artist who wishes to remain anonymous. The décor is sophisticated and modern.
  • Suites are unparalleled for a bird's-eye view of the city.
  • Spacious black and white marble washrooms have his-and-her sinks, Diptyque bath products, marble tubs and separate rain showers. The towel warmers and heated flooring are a godsend in the winter months.
  • The 409-square-foot Deluxe options are the largest standard hotel rooms in the city. Request a high-ceilinged room to get make the space feel even bigger.
  • Accommodations come with perks like large LCD TVs, Geneva Sound Systems with radio and iPhone docking stations, Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary shoe shines.
Nearby Attractions
  • The leafy Stadtpark is just over the road. Seek out Johann Strauss’ gilded bronze statue and while away an afternoon strolling in the English-style gardens before taking in a classical concert at the Kursalon.
  • Stephansdom and the old town are a short walk from the historic hotel, which means classic cafés and shopping options are on your doorstep.
  • Vienna’s hip Donaukanal can be reached within a short two-stop tram ride, for those seeking the modern side of the city among the classical music and grand palaces.
  • Karlskirche church, which can be spotted from the hotel’s balconies and suites, is a conveniently close transport hub from which to explore the rest of the city.
  • A quick walk from the hotel will reveal many attractions, including Wiener Staatsoper (the Vienna State Opera is seven minutes away), Albertina (a palace and museum, 10 minutes), the MuseumsQuartier (one of the world’s largest arts and culture complexes, 10 minutes) and Mozarthaus Vienna (a museum dedicated to Mozart, 12 minutes).
24-hour room service
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
Schubertring 5-7, Vienna, 1010, Austria
VIE (20-30 min)  
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