The sun-dappled city of Faro is the heart of Southern Portugal’s Algarve region. Although many travellers overlook this historic city as just a transport hub, Faro boasts vibrant cultural charm throughout its old town city centre’s cobbled streets and cheerful plazas.
Although it isn’t a central party town, there’s no shortage of things to see in Faro. From the dazzling Faro Cathedral Igreja de Santa Maria to the exemplary Moorish architecture, Faro has no lack of accommodations and hotels.
Finding a hotel that suits your tastes and budget is even easier with our ultimate guide — with great reviews, great deals, and the best prices, there’s a little something for everyone.
Choosing suitable accommodation for your needs is crucial for making the most out of your Faro adventure. Faro hotels offer plenty of variety and can surely accommodate whatever needs you might have, whether you are looking for pet-friendly hotels in Faro or accommodation within easy walking distance from the Faro city centre.
We’ve compiled this list of Faro hotels based on several important factors, including guest reviews, location, cost per night, staff helpfulness, and room specifications. Make sure to book in advance to ensure that you nab the perfect accommodation for your stay — many options offer free cancellation if any issues arise while planning your trip. Availability subject to change.
A Casa D’Amelie
This stunning accommodation is located in Faro’s city centre, close to Lethes Theatre and Faro Marina. A Casa D’Amelie is right in the pedestrian old town area, so you can open the room’s large windows and watch the buskers below. It is also close to nearby attractions Carmo Church & Bones Chapel, Arco da Vila and the Algarve Live Science Centre.
The rooms are furnished with parquet flooring and have private bathrooms. The largest of which can sleep up to four adults and two children, making A Casa D’Amelie perfect for travellers with children. The hosts go above and beyond for guests, providing fresh fruit and local wine trays upon arrival. This Faro hotel is in high demand, and rooms begin at €140 per night.
Right in the centre of Faro, Senhor Gigi is perfect for those looking to explore everything the city offers. This property is within walking distance of several local attractions, including Arco da Villa, Algarve Live Science Centre, and Palacete Belmarço. However, you might not want to leave your room, as Senhor Gigi offers specific units that include balconies with lovely garden views. The units sleep two adults, making the location perfect for couples.
The decor is rustic and charming, making you feel right at home. If the aesthetic appeal isn’t enough, the hosts are incredibly welcoming and often provide gifts for travellers. The rooms begin at approximately 100 EUR a night. However, as with most hotels, this can depend on seasonal availability.
Casa Apollo Guesthouse
The Casa Apollo Guesthouse brings the best of both worlds. It is right downtown and close to all the Faro old town district attractions, but it is still quiet and peaceful. The views at this location are simply stunning, with an outdoor terrace available for guests. Rooms are airy and light, with large windows that offer garden views. There is also an outdoor pool and a bar.
Guest reviews rave about this B&B’s breakfast options, which can be served either continental or buffet style. The food is exceptional, featuring options such as homemade honey cake, fresh papayas from the garden, eggs made perfectly to order, homemade jams, fresh bread, and local cheeses… among other things. It’s simply to die for.
Be sure to book in advance as this property is one of the popular hotels in Faro and fills up quickly. Depending on which room you select, they may offer free cancellation if your situation changes. Rooms begin at approximately 207 EUR per night, although this varies depending on the specific room and if you are booking in the high or low season. They typically sleep up to two adults, making the Casa Apollo Guesthouse perfect for couples looking to visit Faro.
Lemon Tree Stay
The Lemon Tree Stay is an excellent option for environmentally-conscientious travellers, as it is a travel-sustainable property. They locally source foods and use energy-efficient options. The property itself is beautifully restored, with rooms all built around a central lemon tree from which the property takes its name. There is a lovely rooftop terrace bar where guests can relax and unwind in the evenings by soaking in the neighbourhood views.
The hotel staff are friendly and helpful, paying attention to the smallest detail. There are a lot of tasteful lemon-themed touches to fit the hotel’s theme, including lemon soaps, lemon cake, lemon shower gel, and of course, fresh lemons. This hotel is one of the pet-friendly hotels in Faro, but be sure to let the staff know in advance so that they can accommodate your furry friend. Room costs begin at approximately 109 EUR per night.
Yellow Barqueta Studio
The Yellow Barqueta Studio is an excellent option for a traveller looking for a little extra assistance. This property offers a paid airport shuttle service, so you don’t have to stress about lugging your luggage onto public transport or taxis. Once you arrive, guest reviews rave about the hosts’ sweet welcoming food and drink package. They certainly go above and beyond for their guests, and nothing is too much trouble for them, whether that’s finding travel plug adapters or printing bus tickets.
The rooms are stylish and spotlessly clean. Even better, they are in an excellent location so that you can explore downtown Faro on foot. The property is within walking distance of the Faro Marina and Carmo Church & Bones Chapel. Rooms typically begin at around 97 EUR per night.
Faro Downtown Studios
The Faro Downtown Studios are in the heart of the city centre, within walking distance from Lethes Theatre and Arco da Vila.cAlthough the property offers a well-equipped kitchen, you might not get much cooking done as plenty of local restaurants are nearby to tempt you. We recommend local gem A Venda, just a block away from the property.
If you’re looking to unwind after a long day of exploring downtown Faro, there is also a small outdoor patio to enjoy a glass of wine.cThis property is child-friendly, and hosts go above and beyond to ensure that families are comfortable. Guest reviews even rave about them tracking down lost toys! Room rates begin at around 86 EUR per night.
Cardeal Suites & Apartments
Cardeal Suites & Apartments are steps away from the Carmo Church & Bones Chapel and other local attractions. Although they have a central location, guest reviews rave that the rooms are tranquil and well soundproofed from the bustle of the streets below.There are several activities to explore nearby, and the hosts are more than happy to arrange excursions like a boat trip, organize car rentals, and recommend cycling tours. Hosts also go above and beyond for guests, including a welcome package that includes cookies from the neighbourhood bakery.
This hotel offers a garden, a terrace, and free Wi-Fi for guests. Specific accommodations can sleep up to six adults and four children. However, this varies by room. They also offer free cancellation for certain rooms — make sure to check this when you are booking. It is one of the frequently booked hotels in Faro, so be sure to check availability in advance. Rooms begin at around 104 EUR per night.
Faro Guest House
The Faro Guest House offers accommodations with a shared kitchen and a private bathroom. Due to this setup, guest reviews note that they often feel like visiting with family, not simply as guests. It is a home away from home.
When you arrive, there is a welcoming meal with homemade cake and fruit, tea, and coffee. The hosts are accommodating and eager to provide information about different places to visit in Faro.The location is also excellent, within walking distance from the city centre. There are plenty of local attractions nearby, including Lethes Theatre. The prices per night begin at approximately 86 EUR.
3HB Faro offers guests an upscale hotel experience in Faro’s main city centre’s heart. Local attractions such as Lethes Theatre are within walking distance. This Faro hotel is one of the best hotels in Faro, offering guests the complete luxury hotel experience. That includes access to two restaurants, Forno Nero – Ristorante Pizzeria and Restaurante Hábito, which offer Italian dishes, and one elegant hotel bar. If you’re looking to dine out, the surrounding area boasts plenty of fine dining options, including local favourite, Bottle.
This property also offers guests a rooftop spa pool area to soak in the sun’s rays on hot summer days. If you’re particularly fitness-inclined and looking to maintain your beach body, 3HB Faro also offers gym facilities that guest reviews say are particularly well-stocked. Although this varies, most rooms can accommodate two or three adults and two children. If you’re looking to book 3HB Fario for your stay in Faro, prices per night begin at approximately 300 EUR.
Roots Hotel is a stylish gem in the heart of the city’s downtown core. The property is a mere 300 metres from Carmo Church & Bones Chapel, 400 metres from the Faro Marina, and still just 500 metres from Lethes Theatre.
It features air-conditioned accommodation that’s perfect for hot Portugal nights. The majority of the rooms available sleep up to two, but specific options can accommodate three people. Children are welcome at the Roots Hotel. If you want to rent a room at the Roots Hotel for your stay in Faro, room rates begin at 123 EUR per night. Availability subject to change.
Casa Saudade Luxury Rooms
Casa Saudade Luxury Rooms offers a total of four types of suites. Of these four, three suites sleep two people, and the remaining suite can sleep three people. They are decorated in a comfortable, modern style and are located in Faro’s city centre. The hotel staff are incredibly helpful and accommodating. They are located minutes from the train station and can arrange transport from the Faro airport if necessary.
The hotel staff also offer guests complimentary coffee and ice cream upon arrival in collaboration with the gelateria beneath the property. This luxury accommodation will have you feeling like royalty with it’s extremely fluffy towels which demonstrate the hotel’s attention to detail. Hotel room rates start at around 120 EUR per night.
7 Styles Apartments
7 Styles Apartments are, as the name suggests, stylishly designed. Each room offers a different variation on the trendy, modern bohemian interior decor style. Although accommodation depends on the specific space in question, if you are travelling with a large party, the Apartment with Terrace option can sleep up to five adults.
This property is 3 kilometres from the Faro Airport, and it does offer an airport taxi with specific promotional hotel deals. Other popular points of interest near 7 Styles Apartments include the Lethes Theatre and Arco da Vila. It is about a 5 minute walk from one of our favourite resturants, The Old Tavern.
Although the location is near the city centre, the rooms are quiet due to effective soundproofing. The property hosts and staff are friendly and informative, always willing to offer local tidbits and recommendations. If you’re interested in staying at 7 Styles Apartments during your stay in Faro, room rates start around 139 EUR per night.
AP Eva Senses
AP Eva Senses is one of the best hotels in Faro. The location alone is worth it, as this hotel is near Faro beach and overlooks the Faro marina. It is perfect for travellers looking to explore this stunning stretch of the Algarve coast.
Staff at the AP Eva Senses go above and beyond without being prompted, often providing guests with insider information on the best places to eat and visit. The accommodations can sleep two adults, making this Faro hotel perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. If you’re interested in staying here during your time in town, prices per night start at approximately 189 EUR.
Budget Hotels in Faro
If you are looking to visit Faro on a budget, there are several cheap hotels in Faro. However, the fact that they offer some of the lowest prices doesn’t negate your stay quality in Faro.
The reality is that these are still some of the best hotels in Faro, with stunning views, central locations in downtown Faro, and friendly hotel staff. Check out these options if you’re on the hunt for the lowest price. Availability subject to change.
Old Charming House Faro
The Old Charming House Faro is aptly named. It is a beautifully-restored 19th-century house in the historic old town centre of Faro. It is in a quiet area, but plenty of attractions are nearby to keep you entertained, including local restaurants and rooftop bars. Guest reviews note that the vegetarian restaurant Outro Lado is a particular favourite for its modern interpretations of classic Portuguese dishes.
The hosts love sharing information about the local history and providing detailed recommendations on all the nearby hidden gems. This accommodation is perfect for couples looking for a unique experience during their stay in Faro. If you’re interested in staying at the Old Charming House Faro, book in advance. This double room homestay is in high demand and can book quickly. Pricing begins at 73 EUR per night.
Lemon Tree Urban Camping
Lemon Tree Urban Camping is the perfect option for adventurous travellers. The accommodation here is made of small wooden tents surrounded by a fence. Guests of Lemon Tree Urban Camping have access to shared bathroom facilities. Although this accommodation is within Faro’s city centre — right by the Faro beach — it feels like a glamorous camping retreat. The focus is definitely on glamour rather than camping, as guests are treated to welcome cocktails on the property’s rooftop bar and restaurant recommendations from local staff.
Sleeping masks and earplugs are also included. There is a local fresh fish market close to Lemon Tree Urban Camping, and guest reviews rave about the selection of Faro oysters. Prices begin at 69 EUR per night to stay at Lemon Tree Urban Camping.
Faro is an incredible place and is sure to be a trip you’ll never forget. Whether you are staying at a luxury hotel or enjoying urban glamping, the memories will last a lifetime. Choose one of these stunning, high-quality accommodations and let your southern Portugal adventure begin!