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Ljubljana Hotels

$300-$399
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Grand Hotel Union
1–3 Miklosiceva
Ljubljana
Slovenia 1000
Tel: 386 1 308 1270
hotel.union@gh-union.si
www.gh-union.si

This magnificent Art Nouveau building dates back to 1905 and takes up two-thirds of a city block about 150 feet from the central Prešernov Square and the Triple Bridge. It has been substantially refurbished in the past decade, and although the interiors have a business-hotel anonymity, the bedrooms are spacious, light, and comfortable with slick granite bathrooms. Be sure to ask for a room in the "executive" wing, not the dreary 1960s annex dubbed "business" (the latter has a separate address and phone number).

$200-$299
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Hotel Antiq
3 Gornji Trg
Ljubljana
Slovenia 1000
Tel: 386 1 421 3560
www.antiqhotel.si

This intimate, family-run hotel below Ljubljana Castle has just 16 rooms with romantic views over the Upper Marketplace or the private back garden. It's not perfect: Some of the mix-and-match furnishings clash with the patterned wallpapers and carpet, though one traveler's cloying is another's charming, we guess. This is the place to book if you are more interested in sipping afternoon tea in the garden than a cocktail with the smart set. But the small size keeps it well off the tour-group radar and it's ideally located in the Old Town's historic pedestrian zone (plan not to drive here).

$200-$299
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Hotel Ljubljana
154 Dunajska Cesta
Ljubljana
Slovenia 1000
Tel: 386 1 588 2500
ljubljana@austria-trend.at
www.austria-trend.at/lju/

This tower hotel outside the center has undergone many name and style changes, the most recent in 2007, when it received a high-tech makeover and became Hotel Ljubljana. The 214 rooms have both wired and wireless Internet connections, plasma TVs, and work desks with multiple plugs and ports. The hotel obviously hopes to attract business travelers, but it's still a good option if you want to stay plugged in. Many standard doubles have pocket doors between work desks and the bedroom, and rooms are decorated with Asian motifs and bold color combinations like black and cream or burgundy and gold. Book a room on a high floor for views of the stunning Julian Alps rising in the distance—much nicer than staring at a computer screen.

$200-$299
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Hotel Mons
55 Pot Za Brdom
Ljubljana
Slovenia 1000
Tel: 386 1 470 2700
info@hotel.mons.si
www.hotel-mons.com/en/

A hotel on the outskirts is usually something to be avoided, but the 114-room Hotel Mons defies conventional wisdom. Ljubljana's first design hotel opened in 2006, and the ultramodern decor, vibrant colors, and three-story pendulum sculpture in the lobby are centuries (if not light years) removed from the Baroque and Functionalist architecture in the Old Town. The rooms are kept simple with muted color palettes, dark-wood floors, and large windows. The service, including a knowledgeable concierge and an accommodating front-desk staff, is way ahead of Old Town's small hotels as well. Atrium, the on-site restaurant, is not worth it for lunch (they do a business-geared prix fixe), but at dinner you will find dishes with Slovenian Kras prosciutto and scorpion fish from the Adriatic prepared in a clean, modern way to match the surroundings. There's also a long list of almost entirely Slovenian wines. The free 15-minute shuttle to the center makes up for any remoteness and the location right off the city's fast-moving ring road makes it easily reached by car.

$200-$299
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Hotel Slon
34 Slovenska Cesta
Ljubljana
Slovenia 1000
Tel: 386 1 470 1100
sales@hotelslon.com
www.hotelslon.com

A Best Western franchise that claims to be the only hotel in Ljubljana in which all the rooms have...wooden floors! Not exactly Pratesi linens, but they're a nice accompaniment to the mod furnishings, which include a few oddball touches like animal-skin rugs. It technically ranks as the city's oldest hotel, in operation since 1552, but the current incarnation occupies a drab modern building that crudely interrupts the vista that city planner Joze Plečnik contrived to run from the mansion of Tivolski Grad to the onion domes of the pink-and-white Baroque Franciscan church on Prešernov Square. The introduction of ADSL Internet connections in the rooms and WiFi in the lobby are a welcome addition to the amenities, which also include several restaurants, a Jacuzzi and sauna, and a business center.

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