Hoi An hotels were few and far between only a very short time ago. There still is not an extremely large number of hotels in Hoi An to choose from because many people visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site only for a single night or as a day excursion from nearby Da Nang. However, this beautiful city and the things to do here and in the surrounding area make it well worth a few days if you have the time and you will find a good variety of Hoi An accommodation available.
There are beautiful beaches here, and several Hoi An hotels are located on them. Probably the best of the resorts in the city is the Riverside Resort and Spa. It is set in a lovely private estate with lush landscaped grounds on the banks of the serene Song Do River. While it is not directly on an ocean beach, it is just across the road from Cua Dia Beach. There is a full-service spa, shopping in chic boutiques, an excellent restaurant and bar, and full-service spa and health club. To get around to city sites and attractions outside the city, you can rent bicycles, motorbikes, or cars for transportation during your vacations.
The Hoi An Beach Resort (pictured) is right on the beach, and located just across the street from the Riverside Resort. There is more Hoi An accommodation on the beaches, but not many. Most visitors looking for beach holidays will stay on the coast further south, generally beginning with best diving areas around Nha Trang, so you only have a few choices for this kind of property here. Other hotels in Hoi An right on the beaches include the Nam Hai (furthest from the city center) and the Golden Sand Resort (a Swiss-Belhotel property).
Most of the cheap lodging in Hoi An is located in the city center, which is not a bad thing because the entire city of Hoi An is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with history. Its residents take such pride in this that UNESCO recently honored a local family for the preservation of their personal ancient family temple. Look for small guesthouses that are not located on the river banks. The good thing about hotels in Hoi An within the city itself is that you can walk just about everywhere, including to the museums and many of the temples and pagodas of the Old Town district, even to the beaches. Several of the city streets are reserved for pedestrians only, and you will find some charming guest houses off of these streets. There are also a several two and three-star Hoi An hotels in town that are clean, comfortable, and convenient to the attractions in the city.
Very unusual (and very cheap) Hoi An accommodation can be found camping about fifteen miles north of the city in the wilderness of Bach Ma National Park. Many backpacking and cycling tours that visit Hoi An will take advantage of this option. South of Hoi An is the remarkable My Son Sanctuary, another World Heritage Site of ruined temples similar to the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Those who camp in Bach Ma National Park might also camp out near this national treasure.