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Warsaw Hotels

$199 or less
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Hotel Jan III Sobieski
1 Plac Artura Zawiszy
Warsaw
Poland 02-025
Tel: 48 22 579 1025
rezerwacja@sobieski.com.pl
www.sobieski.com.pl

You can't miss—literally—this bright yellow, pink, and blue illusionist-style hotel, which opened at the edge of Warsaw's Ochota district in 1992. In contrast, the interior, with its 427 rooms and suites and two restaurants, leans toward the more traditional and restrained. The four-star hotel's Austrian-Polish design team named the place after King Jan III Sobieski, a Polish statesman whose troops rescued a besieged Vienna. On the premises are a gym, sauna, and massage studio.

$300-$399
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Hotel Le Regina
12 Koscoelna
Warsaw
Poland 00-218
Tel: 48 22 531 6000
www.leregina.com

A bargain of a boutique hotel stuffed with elegant details, the 61-room Regina is located in the old Przezdziecki Palace, now restored in a palate of earth tones, with lots of sandstone and dark wood. Individually designed frescoes help enliven the generously sized superior bedrooms, while bathrooms are huge and include heated towel racks and rain showers. Flat-screen TVs and wireless LAN service are also bonuses in this budget range, as are the dining room's vaulted ceilings. (On the other hand, the $27 breakfast buffet is a bit steep for this part of the world.) There's also the New Town location: Quiet and undiscovered-feeling, this cobblestone corner of Warsaw still feels like WWII never happened.

$199 or less
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Hotel Maria
71 Al. Jana Pawla II
Warsaw
Poland 01-038
Tel: 48 22 838 4062
info@hotelmaria.pl
www.hotelmaria.pl

This family-run hotel is located close to the city center and the Old Town, and is a two-minute walk from a big shopping mall, Arkadia. The budget rates include breakfast at the on-site restaurant, though the food is nothing to write home about. Pets are welcome to join their owners in the 24 neat, good-size rooms, and the units are equipped with private bathrooms, satellite TV, and floral comforters and curtains.

$199 or less
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Hotel Rialto
73 Ul. Wilcza
Warsaw
Poland 00-679
Tel: 48 22 584 8700
info@hotelrialto.com.pl
www.hotelrialto.com.pl

Less majestic than the Bristol, but certainly homier. A brief stroll from the city center, in the attractive business district, Warsaw's first boutique hotel opened in 2003, but the Belle Époque exterior and Art Deco interior impart a far more established ambience. Furniture and fittings discreetly blend originals and reproductions, and the 44 bedrooms are outfitted in a variety of '20s and '30s styles, recalling Warsaw's heyday between the world wars. Resident chef Kurt Scheller is renowned for bringing a lighter touch and broader palate to Varsovian cuisine. Like the decor, his distinctive menu is elegant and international.

$300-$399
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Le Royal Méridien Bristol
42/44 Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Warsaw
Poland 00-325
Tel: 800 543 4300 (toll-free)
Tel: 48 22 551 1000
Fax: 48 22 625 2577
www.warsaw.lemeridien.com

On the royal route from the park to the castle, Le Royal Méridien has an impressive history. Opened in 1901, requisitioned by the Nazis, appropriated by the Communists, and even used as a secret base by the wartime resistance, it was reopened in 1993 by Margaret Thatcher. The fin de siècle landmark was gutted during the war, but sensitive renovation has restored some of its florid Art Nouveau flourishes. Many of the 205 rooms have high ceilings, and French doors onto balconies. Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg once lived here, and more recent guests range from Charles de Gaulle to the Rolling Stones.

$199 or less
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Warsaw Marriott Hotel
65/79 Al. Jerozolimskie
Warsaw
Poland 00-697
Tel: 800 228 9290 (toll-free)
Tel: 48 22 630 6306
Fax: 48 22 830 0041
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wawpl-warsaw-marriott-hotel/

Across from Central Station and inside the Lim Center high-rise, this 518-room American-style Marriott boasts a friendly English-speaking staff and fantastic views of Central Warsaw from every room. Taxis gladly pick up patrons at the door and charge the fare to the guests' rooms, and the hotel is close to public transportation as well. Guests enjoy cushy beds, a breakfast buffet (complete with made-to-order omelets and waffles), plus indoor hot tubs and a heated pool.

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