Iran as a land of dynamic architecture, distinctive history, and particular culture combined with variant nature, welcomes guests in various kinds of homestay, boutique hotels, and traditional hotels. Accommodations in Iran is offering enough to fulfill the satisfaction of most demanding visitors.

Top 10 Hotels in the Most Popular Cities of Iran:

General Guide for Iran Hotel Booking:

Where to stay in Iran? When to book hotels? What to expect from hotels in Iran?

Here you will find a brief summery of the types of accommodation that you can book, the Luxury, standard, and budget hotel room prices and even more the cheapest deal season and booking time! 

Tehran is famous to have the most modern, luxurious, and expensive Iran hotels!  Yet, when you stay in most lux hotels of Tehran, e.g. Espinas Palace Hotel, Wisteria Grand Hotel, Tehran Hotel Espinas Persian Gulf, you would then realize the service, location, and view worth the price!

But not all people look for tall hotels! How can you experience a different stay in Tehran? In a traditional hotel or an old house? Lately, a few houses are renewed and turned into stylish hotels in Tehran! Like Hi Tehran Hostel which is the best selling dorm in Tehran and Hanna Boutique Hotel which is designed with modern art and provides you a luxury stay in Tehran.

Average Hotel Price per Night/ Twin room

Budget Hotel:                       53 Euro/ per twin room

Standard 3* Hotel:             69 Euro/ per twin room

Luxury 5* Hotel:                109 Euro / per twin room

Low Season: (Cheapest deals Tehran Hotel)

21 March to 1 April, June, July, August

High Season: (Most expensive time to stay in Tehran)

April, May, September, October


Best Day Tours of Tehran, Best Time to visit Tehran, Ways to get to Tehran, Tehran top attractions, and Best Restaurants in Tehran, all on this page: Ultimate Guide to Visit Tehran !

A lovely tour of Persepolis comes to the end with a convenient and nice stay in Shiraz hotel. In Shiraz, traditional hotels, cozy hostels, new-built hotels, and also old boutique hotels welcome tourists in the friendliest way.

Shiraz house stays, hostels and boutique hotels usually located in the old part of the city are one of the top traveler’s choices in recent years.

Old houses in Shiraz, are normally simple rooms around a yard, made in Qajar era. Some parts of the yard are designed with seven colored tiles with patterns of roses, reminding us of the pink mosque of Shiraz.

More decorated and luxury houses of Shiraz, have colorful glasses and some decoration inside. Some of these houses like Darb-e Shazdeh boutique Hotel, Shirazi House are known as luxury historical hotels with eyecatching room designs.

In spring, the smell of Orange tree blossom fills Shiraz houses! The aroma is truly authentic and enchanting! By this time people usually revel in the yard in the afternoon. This simple experience is a good reason to stay in classic boutique hotels of Shiraz.

Shiraz is where you can find cheap stay, low price hotel in a neat and nice place, when? All around the year! Where? Close to city highlights!

Moreover in Shiraz, you can find new hotels with great locations, views, and services like; Shiraz Grand Hotel, Zandieh Hotel, Elysee Hotel, which are all luxury and modern. 

Average Shiraz Hotel Price per Night/ Twin room

Budget Hotel:                       47 Euro/ per twin room

Standard 3* Hotel:              55 Euro/ per twin room

Luxury 5* Hotel:                  89 Euro/ per twin room

Low Season: (Cheapest deals Shiraz Hotel)

June, July, August

High Season: (Most expensive time to stay in Shiraz)

April, May, September, October

Best Day Tours of Shiraz, Best Time to visit Shiraz, Ways to get to Shiraz, Shiraz top attractions, and Best Restaurants in Shiraz, all on this page: Ultimate Guide to Visit Shiraz !

Isfahan has so many authentic traditional hotels which would be your highlight stay of the trip!

Isfahan hotels are mostly traditional houses that are built-in Safavid and Qajar dynasty and have a history behind. Furthermore, the structure and design of these boutique hotels are outstanding. The most beautiful rooms of these hotels have windows of colorful glass, ceiling, and wall covered with mirror and stucco art. These pretty rooms along with simple ones are built on one or two floors and place around a yard. The yard has a small pool in middle decorated with flower pots.

Top historical hotels in Isfahan, considering the service, location and the tourist reviews are: Qasre Monshi boutique hotel, Keryas boutique hotel, bekhradi traditional hotel!

However, the most famous hotel in Isfahan is not a house! It is a caravanserai!

Abbasi Caravansarai is the most luxurious and expensive hotel in Isfahan. The Caravansarai of Shah Abbasi is well-known for its suites which are decorated in Safavid and Qajarid style with a fantastic view of the garden.

Parsian Kowsar Hotel, Khaju, and Tourist Hotel are other Isfahan hotels that have great customer service, nice rooms, and good locations.

Average Isfahan Hotel Price per Night/ Twin room

Budget Hotel:                       29 Euro/ per twin room

Standard 3* Hotel:              56 Euro/ per twin room

Luxury 5* Hotel:                  96 Euro/ per twin room

Low Season: (Cheapest deals Isfahan Hotel)

June, July, August

High Season: (Most expensive time to stay in Isfahan)

April, May, September, October

Best Day Tours of Isfahan, Best Time to visit Isfahan, Ways to get to Isfahan, Isfahan top attractions, and Best Restaurants in Isfahan, all on this page: Ultimate Guide to Visit Isfahan !

Yazd Hotels or better to mention Yazd Traditional hotels are adobe houses from hundred years ago, with the elegant architecture of Sunken country yard houses! Ever tried Yazd hotels? Then you are familiar with the rooftop cafes, walking tours, or bicycling tours in the old town and the brilliant sunset and sunrise view from the rooftop!

Additionally, some hotels in Yazd have wind catchers (the historical cooling system) and Qanat (the historical water channels) which makes your stay high-class! 

The lovely houses and urban design of Yazd, altogether have made it to bring Yazd into the UNESCO world heritage list, entitled as Outstanding Universal value!

The top luxury hotels in Yazd city are; Moshir Almamalek Traditional Garden Hotel, Dad Boutique hotel, and Laleh Traditional hotel.

Yazd province has a lot more to offer, such as; Zein-o-din Caravanserai which dates back to the 16th century and locates on the ancient Silk Road! It’s a perfect choice for those who like to have a unique stay near-desert! (Stargazing can be organized)

Besides the Caravanserais in Yazd province, Eco lodges and traditional guesthouses like Nartitee ecolodge in Taft!

 Average Yazd Hotel Price per Night/ Twin room

Budget Hotel:                       38 Euro/ per twin room

Standard 3* Hotel:              50 Euro/ per twin room

Luxury 5* Hotel:                  81 Euro/ per twin room

Low Season: (Cheapest deals Yazd Hotel)

June, July, August

High Season: (Most expensive time to stay in Yazd )

March, April, May, September, October, November

Best Day Tours of Yazd, Best Time to visit Yazd, Ways to get to Yazd, Yazd top attractions, and Best Restaurants in Yazd, all on this page: Ultimate Guide to Visit Yazd !

Mashhad is one of the popular Iran destinations, especially for pilgrims and Shia-Muslims. Mashhad hotels Reservations are normally full board and include free transfer Imam Reza shrine – Hotel, several times a day.

Hotel recommendation in Mashhad for Ziyarat: Madina Al Reza Hotel and Javad Hotel are the closest hotels to Imam Reza Shrine and they are very nice and luxurious!

Yet the most luxurious hotels in Mashhad are Almas hotel II, Darvishi Hotel, and Ghasre Talaee Hotel. These hotels of Mashhad are about 10 min far from Holly Shrine with a car.

Average Hotel Price per Night/ Twin room

Budget Hotel:                      53 Euro/ per twin room

Standard 3* Hotel:             59 Euro/ per twin room

Luxury 5* Hotel:                114 Euro / per twin room

Low Season: (Cheapest deals Mashhad Hotel)

May, June, July, August

High Season: (Most expensive time to stay in Mashhad)

March, April, September, October, November

Best Day Tours of Mashhad, Best Time to visit Mashhad, Ways to get to Mashhad, Mashhad top attractions, and Best Restaurants in Mashhad, all on this page: Ultimate Guide to Visit Mashhad !

On top of the best selling Tabriz Hotel list, there are;

El Goli Pars Hotel (5*) , is one of the Pars Chain hotels located in the south-eastern part of Tabriz inside El-Goli or EL-GÖLÜ PARK. Booking rooms with astonishing view of El-goli is for sure possible.

Kaya Laleh Park Hotel (5*) is one of the Kaya chain hotels and follows international standard of accommodation. This Luxury hotel of Tabriz locates in north-eastern part of city and provides it’s visitors with most convenient stay and great service.

Tabriz International Hotel (4*) , located in center of Tabriz and offers clean, specious, fair price rooms.

Average Hotel Price per Night/ Twin room

Budget Hotel:                       37 Euro/ per twin room

Standard 3* Hotel:             62 Euro/ per twin room

Luxury 5* Hotel:                99 Euro / per twin room

Low Season: (Cheapest deals Tabriz Hotel)

December, January, February

High Season: (Most expensive time to stay in Tabriz)

April, May to September

Best Day Tours of Tabriz, Best Time to visit Tabriz, Ways to get to Tabriz, Tabriz top attractions, and Best Restaurants in Tabriz, all on this page: Ultimate Guide to Visit Tabriz !

International Hotels near Tehran Airport (IKA international airport)

Catch the best deal Novotel Airport hotel for 6 hours, because after a long flight or before one, lie down, having a short rest and take a shower is all you need to freshen up. The 6 hours booking starts at the selected time with at almost 50% discount! (Booking hotel by the hour is only available at Novotel hotel)

Ibis 4* International hotel

Comfortable stay nearby Tehran Airport, meeting international standards. Free Shuttle to/from Airport, a nice restaurant and coffee shop are all available.

Novotel 5* International hotel

The ideal hotel for a short stay by Tehran Airport. Connected to the Airport with a pedestrian bridge and available van transfer to IKA Airport. The Restaurants and Café are very nice serving delicious food with welcoming staff.

Just by the other side of Street, The Ibis and Novotel hotels are nearby the Tehran International Airport! Although these International hotels are so close that you can walk for 20 min to get there, there are also several hotel transfers hotels – Airport per day.

Does Tehran Airport have Wi-fi? How to rent a car at Tehran IKA Airport? How to find a private drive at IKA Airport, Tehran? Book CIP Service and lounge at Tehran Airport? Check out our page: Tehran International Hotel General Guide 

Consult with Friendly Iran hotel advisor to have more specific information, get hot deals, best room category and help yourself with a fantastic stay!

Online Hotel Booking: How can I book my room online?

Despite all sanctions limiting bank transfer and online payments to Iran, you can still proceed with your Flight/hotel online booking with us. The best deals on hotels, cheapest vs. luxury accommodation, easy payment with Visa/ master cards, and free consultation and guide to book rooms online are all a part of FriendlyIran booking services.

Check out the latest hotel offers and book hotels in advance to ensure your accommodation.

Frequently Asked Questions about Iran Hotels and Accommodation (FAQ)


1-  Espinas Palace 5* Hotel; it is where celebrities and famous figures go, while they are in Tehran. It is not to mention, the service, view, and staff are beyond the expectation!  

2- Wisteria International 5* Hotel; Made by Canadian and Iranian Hotel professionals and it’s one of the brand hotels of Tehran. The service is excellent and your satisfaction is guaranteed!

3- Hanna Boutique Hotel; In Iran, boutique hotels don’t have a star rating, but if they had Hanna boutique hotel was of course 5*! The contemporary modern art in Hanna hotel mixed with an old house is mesmerizing for those who search for unique hotels.


4- Zandieh 5* hotel; a classy-modern hotel in the city center. Awesome customer service and friendly staff

5- Darbe Shazdeh 5* Hotel; luxury traditional house in Shiraz! To be sure one of the best places you can stay in Shiraz!


6- Abbasi 5* Hotel, or Abbasi Caravanserai; A boutique hotel in the heart of the city, with fabulous architecture! Since the standard rooms are pretty simple, we recommend you to stay only in upgraded rooms!


7- Almas hotel (2) 5* hotel; it has received excellent reviews for all kinds of stay! Whether business or Pilgrim!


8- Kaya Laleh Park 5* Hotel; One of the kaya chain hotels, which is to be an ideal mix of value, comfort, and convenience at a luxury level!


9- Saraye Ameriha Boutique hotel; a historical Persian house with fantastic customer service, location, and facilities.


10-  Dariush 5* Grand Hotel; Amazing design with great service, very close to the Grand Pier and Seashore.

Note: There are no Seven Star Hotel in Iran. The most luxurious hotels in Iran are rated as 5 stars.

Note: There are no Seven Star Hotel in Iran. The most luxurious hotels in Iran are rated as 5 star.

Yes! You can book a room and share accommodation with your girlfriend/boyfriend if you are a non-Iranian passport holder.

However Iranian passport holders must present a marriage certificate to share a double/ twin room.

Here I introduce not the top 20 cheapest hotels in 10 Iran Travel destinations. In this category, we have considered your convenience, tidiness of the room, nice staff, and good location! So if you look for a good stay at the lowest price hotel, you can book a room at the mentioned hotels with peace of mind!

1.Tehran budget hotels

Hafez hotel, Parastoo hotel, Khayam hotel, and Markazi Iranian Hotel are all Tehran budget hotels at low prices and good service.

Hi Tehran hostel is another cheap and best price option to have a sharing room and stay in Dorm in Tehran at a low price. Hi Tehran Hostel is a little far from tourist attractions.

2.Cheap accommodation in Shiraz

Keyvan hotel is maybe the cheapest hotel in Shiraz, locating right next to Karimkhan citadel in the city center. We would highly recommend this budget hotel for anyone who looks for the best priced accommodation in Shiraz.

Nasir almolk hotel is a 2-star hotel, near the city center with good service, neat rooms, and friendly staff.

Bibi hostel locates in the old part among old houses, the staff are friendly and the rooms are clean. Bibi hostel has a dorm and sharing room as well.

3.Isfahan Budget Accommodation

Jame Firouzeh hotel locates right next to Naghshe Jahan square, with a small distance from the square Saraye Ordibehesht Hotel and Iran hostel are located. We highly recommend these 3 cheap hotels to have a good stay in Isfahan.

4.Yazd budget hotels and cheap traditional houses

Kohan Kashaneh traditional house, Jangal hotel, and Noghre traditional hotel offer a cheap stay in Yazd and have very good service.

5. One of the cheapest hotels in Kashan is Khaneh Roz hotel. Which is a nice place to stay in Kashan.

6. Mashhad Budget hotel; there are many cheap hotels in Mashhad but the most budget hotel that we can suggest is Parseh 3* hotel.

7. Nice cheap hotel in Kish; due to the hot and sultry weather in Kish we recommend you stay in 3* hotels or higher level of accommodation. In 3* level, Aramesh hotel is a cheap and budget-friendly choice.

8. Where to stay in Kerman? we recommend Asam Hotel Apartment which is cheap, neat and has very good reviews.

9. Darya hotel is a very cheap and cozy place to stay in Tabriz. However, if you don’t mind to spend for a good accommodation there are better options in Tabriz too.

10. Rasht famous hotels are all 4* and 5*, to book cheap accommodation in Rasht we suggest Saboori Apartment hotel.

Only if you are about to get VOA (visa on arrival) it’s better to have a hotel confirmation.

In other cases that you have Visa Tracking code or Stamped Visa you don’t need Iran hotel voucher.

In only few cases, visitors were asked if they have a hotel voucher/confirmation or a pre-booked tour package.

If you are American, British, or Canadian, the decision of what hotels you want to stay in should be made before visa application. While applying for visa, the local travel agency should state the name of hotels, check-in / check-out dates in the visa request letter.

Only if the mentioned hotels run out of available rooms, there are ways to book another hotel.

FriendlyIran applies for American, British, Canadian passport holders only with payment of visa application cost! You don’t need to book the whole Iran tour package in advance.

Hotel Advisor: How do I choose the Best Hotel?

Finding the best hotel out of excellent reviews and tourist experiences is a safe idea! But sometimes you would lose other options that match your unique interest in accommodations!

Friendly Iran Accommodation consultants are pleased to help you out with How to find the perfect hotels and what makes your stay more special! We are here to talk about your travel habits and introduce hotels that match your taste!

Are you a fan of late-night coffee in open air or night walks? Do you like to have high-speed internet, a desk, and a small terrace? Are you traveling with kids and you like to have space? Or maybe you look for somewhere romantic?

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