Picture hilltop cathedrals, red-tile-roofed buildings, and alley-like cobbled streets lined with wine shops, bakeries, and restaurants. Now discover the top three boutique hotels in the historic seaside city of Porto, in Northern Portugal. 

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Hotel Infante Sagres

Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal, Portugal

Located in the Baixa area of central Porto, a short walk from the Porto Cathedral and the historic city center, the Hotel Infante Sagres is designed to resemble a 19th-century Portuguese manor house. The 70-room hotel features ornate Baroque furniture and modern art, all coming together to create a quirky contemporary-classic style. Room decor ranges (the charmingly vintage Royal Suite has original 19th-century furniture), but all rooms include desks, safes, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. The hotel also has a literary-themed restaurant serving innovative Portuguese cuisine (and a free breakfast buffet), a stylish cocktail bar, and 24-hour room service. 


Grande Hotel do Porto

Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal, Portugal

Opened in 1880, Grande Hotel Do Porto is a 19th-century hotel with a rich past hosting notable guests. The mid-range property sits on busy Rua de Santa Catarina, near plenty of restaurants and shops, and a 15-minute walk from Ribeira Square. There’s a gorgeous restaurant where a free breakfast buffet is served, and the hotel also has a handsome lounge bar. Suites are vintage-chic and spacious, but many of the other 94 rooms are simple, and budget rooms are especially small. All include air-conditioning and minibars. A small fitness center and elegant meeting spaces are nice extras, but there's a fee for parking.


Hotel da Musica

Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal, Portugal

There are 85 music-themed guest rooms at this three-pearl property near Porto’s iconic Casa da Musica concert hall. Some of the city’s attractions are within walking distance, but the most popular areas for tourists will take about 15 minutes to reach by car or 20 minutes by metro. Rooms are simple, modern, and light, and have free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, though bathrooms don't offer much privacy for those not traveling solo. There’s a contemporary lobby bar on-site, complete with a grand piano, and a restaurant that allows guests to pick their own organic ingredients. An attached urban market offers even more dining options.