Where To Stay in Hanoi
There are 5 areas tourists normally stay in Hanoi which are: Hoan Kiem District, Tay Ho District (West Lake), Ba Dinh District, Hai Ba Trung District, Dong Da District.
Hoan Kiem District is definitely the most popular and crowded area. You can easily find many hotels from luxury to budget ones in Hoan Kiem District.
Hanoi French Quarter is home to more luxury and high-class hotels than the Hanoi Old Quarter. However, Hanoi Old Quarter is the center of the city. Just come down the street, you will find everything you need and it’s easy for you to go around.
Tay Ho District and Ba Dinh District are for the peace-seekers. If Hoan Kiem District is too noisy for you, then stay in these 2 areas. Tay Ho District is known for its romantic atmosphere with the best sunset view in Hanoi.
Hai Ba Trung District and Dong Da District are 2 other options. The advantage is that hotels in these areas are cheaper than those in the 3 areas mentioned above. Hai Ba Trung and Dong Da District are near the center of the city which is Hoan Kiem District so it’s not hard to discover around the city.