Rio de Janeiro is a major destination in Brazil with over 1200 popular hotels - that's quite a lot to choose from. We've rounded up top 20 hotels with highest guest ratings from budget to luxury category.
How do we compare hotels? Mostly based on guest ratings. If guest ratings are similar for hotels of the same tier, then we rank a cheaper hotel slightly higher (same quality for lower price is better).
It's pointless to compare hotels in different categories, so we grouped the best hotels by price range, star ratings and proximity to key tourists attractions, such as Museum of Tomorrow and Ponte Presidente Costa e Silva (Rio-Niterói). Use the table of contents to select the hotel category that you're interested in. Let's go down the list!
Best rated hotel for each budget
10 hotels in Rio de Janeiro with highest guest reviews
30 hotels in Rio de Janeiro have guest ratings over 90 (out of 100)! 2 most popular hotels in Rio de Janeiro are Bed & Breakfast Atelier Santa Teresa and Rio Apartments BR58.
Best 5-star hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro has 16 highly-rated 5-star hotels - the top 3 are Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro, Miramar Hotel by Windsor and Belmond Copacabana Palace.
Best 4-star hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro has 50 highly-rated 4-star hotels - the top 3 are Les Jardins de Rio, Grand Mercure Rio De Janeiro Riocentro and TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge.
Best 3-star hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro has 482 highly-rated 3-star hotels - the top 3 are ibis Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont, KS Residence and KS Beach Hotel.
Best budget hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro has 576 highly-rated budget hotels - the top 3 are Bed & Breakfast Atelier Santa Teresa, Rio Apartments BR58 and Bed & Breakfast Lapa/Santa Teresa.
About travelling to Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is a popular city! It's ranked #13 on the list of world's most popular tourist destinations.
The most talked about attractions in Rio de Janeiro are Museum of Tomorrow, Ponte Presidente Costa e Silva (Rio-Niterói), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Barra Shopping and Candelária Church.
Below are the most popular sights in Rio de Janeiro by category:
Best hotels near most popular tourist attractions
Best hotels near Museum of Tomorrow
Best hotels near Ponte Presidente Costa e Silva (Rio-Niterói)
Best hotels near Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Best hotels near Barra Shopping
Best hotels near Candelária Church
Airports in Rio de Janeiro
Best hotels near Galeão International Airport
Best hotels near Santos Dumont Airport
Best hotels near Jacarepaguá Airport
Best hotels near Maricá Airport
Best hotels near Aeroclube Airport