Hotels Near Taj Mahal

Hotels near Taj Mahal range widely in style and price. Since the Taj Mahal is one of the most popular attractions in India, there are many hotels in Agra. While some guarantee opulence, others provide only bare essentials to the traveler. Whether you seek a luxurious hotel experience, or your choice is dictated by your budget, there is a hotel in Agra to fit your needs.

The Gateway Hotel

The Gateway Hotel
The Gateway Hotel

The 100 rooms of the Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road (pictured at top) sit nestled in six acres of lush gardens of Agra, less than 2 miles from the Taj Mahal. Considered one of the most popular Taj Mahal hotels, guests of the Gateway can enjoy the stone inlaid marble floors of the standard rooms or upgrade to a view of the Taj Mahal from a superior or executive room. The larger executive suites also offer a private DVD library. All rooms provide air conditioning, wireless internet, and a mini bar. Business travelers can take advantage of laptops, mobile phones, and secretarial services available for hire. Leisure travelers can indulge themselves at the fresh water swimming pool or one of the spa’s traditional Indian wellness treatments. Families are able to take advantage of the Gateway Hotel’s many activities, such as kite flying, cooking classes, various sports, a shopping arcade, and a kid’s library. The hotel’s three dining options – GAD, Jhankar, and Saqui - offer traditional Indian and international cuisine throughout the day.

The Oberoi Amarvilas

The Oberoi Amarvilas
The Oberoi Amarvilas

One of the best known and most admired Taj Mahal hotels is the Oberoi Amarvilas, consistently rated as one of the world’s leading resorts in various travel publications. The gardens, fountains, and terraces of this Moorish and Mughal style property are located less than half a mile from Agra’s sacred monument, offering guests complimentary transportation to and from the Taj Mahal on a golf cart. The hotel also offers guests a fitness center, 24-hour personal butler service, a shopping arcade, a swimming pool, and a beauty parlor. Inside, the hotel’s well-appointed interiors, including Burma Teak flooring, guarantee luxury to its guests. In addition to some of the best views of any of the hotels near Taj Mahal, rooms at the Oberoi Amarvilas come equipped with wireless internet, a DVD player, a mini bar, and Ayuryedic toiletries. Larger suites on higher floors include a four-poster bed, private open-air terraces, and a study.

Radisson Hotel Agra Taj

Radisson Hotel Agra Taj
Radisson Hotel Agra Taj

One of the hotels near Taj Mahal best serving the business traveler is the Radisson Hotel Agra Taj. The hotel’s 4.5 acres is located in Agra’s business district, yet still within walking distance of the monument. The Radisson offers conference rooms that accommodate up to 500 people and include audiovisual equipment and staff support. Additional meeting facility space of over 5,000 square feet can be used, as well. The 141 rooms of the hotel also keep the business traveler in mind, providing large work desks and complimentary high speed, wireless internet access. Guests can choose from three on-site dining options or take advantage of 24-hour in-room dining. When work is complete, guests can enjoy satellite television, the swimming pool, or the hotel spa.

Hotel Sidhartha

Hotel Sidhartha
Hotel Sidhartha

For those travelers searching among the many budget Taj Mahal hotels, look no further than Hotel Sidhartha. Its 20 rooms are a mere two-minute walk from the Taj Mahal, and offers a rickshaw ride to the lesser known attraction in the city, the Agra Fort. Every room at the Hotel Sidhartha comes with an attached bathroom, satellite television, complimentary newspapers, and 24-hour room service. The hotel also provides a business center, a laundry service, an on-call doctor, and 24-hour service to and from a nearby pharmacy.

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