16 Best Hotels in Malta

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The masterful capital city of Valletta has drawn travelers to Malta from across the globe.

And while the 16th-century wall city — built in immaculate stone — definitely deserves all the attention, the central Mediterranean island has so much more to offer!

Starting from bustling resort towns to quiet coves to diving destinations to rustic fishing village settings, the prospects are truly endless.

But it all begins with choosing the right hotel for your stay!

And to get you a headstart, we have compiled a comprehensive guide.

Here, we have listed 17 of Malta’s best hotels and what you can expect from their overall experience as a traveler!

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Hilton Malta

Located on the seafront of one of the island’s most lively towns — St. Julian’s — Hilton Malta is one of the standout names when it comes to hospitality in Malta.

Its location atop the peninsular tip is one of the establishment's biggest assets, as it offers pristine sea views from every corner and ensures that you are always in the mix of things.

The hotel in itself is grand with upscale modern-design rooms.

Hilton Malta has all that you would expect from a top brand name: luxurious rooms, multi-cuisine restaurants, a spa, other poolside venues, and private access to the open water!

★★★★★ Hilton Malta, St. Julianʼs, Malta
Set on the seafront in Saint Julian’s, the Hilton Malta is a luxury 5-star hotel offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and a modern décor.

Westin Dragonara

Another top draw in St. Julian’s peninsular tip is the family-friendly Westin Dragonara, which offers an intricately curated luxury resort experience.

The resort offers packages that will take away the trouble of planning an itinerary, with the staff taking extra care to ensure a wholesome experience planned according to your needs.

The collection of restaurants — which includes a cocktail bar, a cafe, and diner sep specializing in local cuisine — is a must-visit in Malta!

And above all, the hotel, much like its predecessor, is a stone’s throw from the busiest of city centers in Malta.

★★★★★ The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta, St. Julianʼs, Malta
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in St Julian’s, The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta offers 2 private beaches, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and 3...

Hotel Valentina

Also in the neighborhood of St. Julian's neighborhood, you will come across the stylish Hotel Valentina.

Known for having one of the best rooftop bars in Malta that comes with a poolside mixed-use space, Hotel Valentina is the place to be for travelers who want to experience the bustling side of Malta's entertainment capital.

The stacked library, hotel lobby, hallways, and rooms all contribute to the overall high-end boutique hotel vibe.

In short, Hotel Valentina exudes a certain level of style through and through.

★★★ Hotel Valentina, St. Julianʼs, Malta
Set in the lively district of Paceville in central St.

Malta Marriott

Malta Marriott, located atop the Balluta Bay, is the go-to choice for travelers looking for a wholesome experience from a vacation.

The hotel is majestic, as one might expect, but the luxurious exterior facade is just the topmost layer here.

Every quarter of Malta Marriott has something unique to offer, ranging from stunning views of the bay to fine dining options to rooftop pools.

You'll never run out of things to do here!

★★★★★ Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa, St. Julianʼs, Malta
The Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa is located in St Julian’s, 328 feet from Balluta Bay beach.

Inhawi Hostel

Malta has plenty of accommodation options.

Hotels abound here, and one of the standouts is the Inhawi Hostel.

Located close to Balluta Bay a short distance from St. Julian's city center, the hostel is the go-to choice for travelers who are looking to stay in the mix of things.

The hostel offers modernly designed, spacious dorm rooms with bunk beds, as well as compact single/double occupancy rooms.

A common well-equipped kitchen and a beautiful poolside are only added bonuses for those choosing to base themselves at the Inhawi Hostel.

Inhawi Boutique Hostel, St. Julianʼs, Malta
Located 984 feet from the seafront of St. Julian’s and a 10-minute walk from Sliema, Inhawi Boutique Hostel features an outdoor pool and sea views.

AX Victoria Hotel

A stylish high-rise hotel complex with an appealing Victorian-style indoor setting, the AX Victoria Hotel is another great option for travelers who want to experience the 24/7 lifestyle of the island.

The establishment has both an indoor and an outdoor pool, as well as a spa and a pub that makes for a great spot.

Its location is right at the center of the ever-vibrant Sliema, surrounded by bustling avenues.

From eclectic restaurant options and drinking holes to open-air barbecue spots to quieter trails, the streets leading up to the waterfront and the shore itself have everything that you could ask for!

★★★★ AX The Victoria Hotel, Sliema, Malta
Offering a rooftop terrace with pool, The Victoria Hotel - AX Hotels is a 4-star boutique hotel in Sliema center, 0.

The Coleridge

Coming off of the largely urbane landscape of neighboring St. Julian's and Sliema, you will notice an instant change in the cityscape with fewer neon-lit building-laden roads.

Instead, you'll find smaller baroque mansions and other medieval-era townhouses with minimalist facades dotting the narrow alleyways.

The Coleridge is a homestay running out of one of several older housing and offers you a unique opportunity to experience the island's yesteryear.

A stay in the 17th-century townhouse is sure to transport you to live in a whole different era, without having to miss out on enjoying the comforts of modern era hospitality.

The Coleridge Boutique Hotel In Valletta, Valletta, Malta
Located within a 7-minute walk of Upper Barrakka Gardens, The Coleridge features rooms in Valletta.

Palazzo Paolina Boutique Hotel

The streets in the Valletta city center are filled with an endless list of hotels.

One of which is the Palazzo Paolina Boutique hotel, which is a walkable distance from the central St. George Square.

Housed in a beautiful mansion, the hotel offers spacious rooms in quarters that are lifted with pieces of artwork popping up at every corner.

The brown and beige walls of this stunning establishment are covered in absolutely eye-catching pieces of watercolor paintings!

Palazzo Paolina Boutique Hotel, Valletta, Malta
Featuring free WiFi in the rooms, Palazzo Paolina Boutique Hotel offers accommodations in Valletta, just a 5-minute walk from St.John’s Cathedral.

Valletta Merisi

Blending stylistic elements from varied eras, the Valletta Merisi hotels brings you a unique hospitality experience.

The establishment has added a touch of genius to its marvel-worthy old and rustic interiors by converting the halls into small separate apartment-style rooms, which stand out for their eclectic appeal.

The hotel is situated right in the heart of the city center and is surrounded by sandstone staircases and arched gateways.

The streets in neighboring areas are a sight to behold in the evening, as their facades are lit by different-colored lighting.

Valletta Merisi Suites, Valletta, Malta
Featuring a shared terrace, as well as a furnished courtyard, Valletta Merisi Suites is 656 feet from Saint John’s Cathedral in La Valletta.

Iniala Harbour House

Beige walls that sparkle with gold detailing, indoor pools with sparkling turquoise water reflection on glass roofs, and a stunning facade with blue balconies popping up out of the cream-colored walls, the Iniala Harbour House is an accommodation of all things aesthetic.

As the name suggests, the Iniala Harbour House sits right by the seaside.

So while making your choice, take into consideration some of the city's most serene sea-facing hotels.

Also, sandwiched between the Lower and Upper Barrack gardens, this is as good as it gets setting-wise in Malta.

★★★★★ Iniala Harbour House, Valletta, Malta
Featuring a terrace, Iniala Harbour House is located in Valletta in the Malta region, 1.

Grand Excelsior

Talking of interesting settings, the Grand Excelsior complex is built around the old fortifications that were built back in the period of Hospitaller Malta.

The modern design of the hotel building is characterized by bygone-era garrisons and fortresses.

The expansive complex has lush lawns for you to laze around, a few top-notch dining options, and a stunning poolside.

The location by the northwestern end of Valletta also ensures that you have access to sweeping views of both the city's secondary Marsamxett harbor and Manoel Island.

★★★★★ Grand Hotel Excelsior, Valletta, Malta
Set just outside the historic entrance to Valletta, this seafront hotel enjoys views of Marsamxett Harbor and Manoel Island.

Port View Guest House

For a quieter stay away from the bustling city life, you might want to ditch the bigger names of Valletta and St. Julian's in favor of some of the smaller seaside villages.

Sitting atop a small bay in the Southern Lady of Rosemary Paris, the rustic village of Marsaxlokk is one such option.

And Port View Guest House is one of the best in the category.

With its spacious and well-lit rooms in an intimate guesthouse building — which sits within a walking distance from the town's main port — this is the place you want to be for a getaway.

Most rooms in Port View come with a view of the open sea, and the terrace offers breakfast buffets that you'd want to keep coming back for!

Port View Guesthouse, Marsaxlokk, Malta
Located in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, a 15-minute drive from Valletta, Port View Guest house offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and...

South Wind Guest House

Also fairly close to the Marsaxlokk Port is the immaculate South Wind Guest House.

The establishment is right in the heart of the town's marvel-worthy center.

All major landmarks,  including the Marsaxlokk Market and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pompeii, are at a stone's throw.

The South Wind Guest House offers rooms with sweeping views of the town's skyline and the port.

Some rooms have been built to fit into apartment-style ideas and come with their own kitchenettes.

So if you stay a little longer, this might be the perfect opportunity!

South Wind Guesthouse, Marsaxlokk, Malta
Located in Marsaxlokk and within 1.4 mi of St. Thomas Bay Beach, South Wind Guest house has a terrace, nonsmoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the...

Luna Holiday Complex

For the seekers of adventure, the island's northern part is the more favored location.

The village of Mellieha covers most of the northern end and has seen rapid development in recent years.

Apartment buildings, bed and breakfasts, and hotels that have sprung up the Luna Holiday Complex are just about as good as they can get.

Located atop the village's namesake bay, this contemporary-design apartment complex offers clean and spacious sea-facing rooms.

The relaxed setting is lifted by the outdoor pools and if that's not enough, try visiting their private diving center to take your vacation to the next level!

★★★ Luna Holiday Complex, Mellieħa, Malta
Luna Holiday Complex offers self-catering accommodations 1312 feet away from the beach on Mellieha Bay.

Pergola Hotel & Spa

Look no further than the Pergola Hotel & Spa if a pool, an outdoor cafe, and an actual cave setting are something that you'd be interested in being around during your vacation.

The Pergola Hotel & Spa offers apartments and rental rooms in a massive complex, each of which has its own private pool, one that comes with unparalleled views of the bay.

The aforementioned 'cave' cafe and the adjoining wellness center are happy distractions.

★★★★ Pergola Hotel & Spa, Mellieħa, Malta
Built on the sides of one of the valleys in Mellieha, the hotel offers exquisite views of the church, the bay, the islands of Gozo and Comino, and the...

Talbot & Bons Boutique Bed n Breakfast

And for the last name on the list, we bring to you the chic Talbot & Bons Bed n Breakfast.

A boutique-style hotel, this hidden gem is located in the inland village of Gudja that is just about a five-minute drive from the Malta International Airport.

The hotel is modern in design with mid-century modern furniture teeming the rooms and common areas.

The pool area has plenty of sunbeds and a bar offering a popular cocktails counter.

Beautiful staircases that meander up the building, coffee tables, bookstands with bestselling books and Indie literature further the hotel's upscale appeal.

Talbot & Bons Bed & Breakfast, Gudja, Malta
Set in Gudja, 6.8 mi from Sliema, Talbot & Bons Bed & Breakfast offers an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi.

And that's our complete list of hotel options from Malta.

Take your pick and start packing for your next vacation; a Mediterranean getaway awaits!

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