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Kraków has some beautiful hotels, and if you've got the cash and you want to splurge, you can do so in real style. Most of the stunning properties are located in the Old Town, along the streets running off the main square or tucked in a quiet park location off the Planty. A second cluster of decent places to stay is in Kazimierz. You won't find the 5-star luxury class here like in the Old Town, but there are a number of nice 3- and 4-star properties that are, on balance, a little cheaper and quieter than their Old Town counterparts. As for location, both are excellent. An Old Town property puts you just a few steps away from the restaurants and cafes around the square, as well as Kraków's main museums and sites. On the other hand, if you're into bars, clubs, and trendy restaurants, then Kazimierz is where you want to be. Either way, the distances between the two are not great, just a 15-minute walk or short cab ride.

Rates are generally highest between April and October, as well as over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Room prices drop by 20% or more from November through March (except during the holidays). The prices listed are for a standard double room (twin beds) in high season (outside of the Christmas and New Year holiday season).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.