There is a wide array of choices for hotels in Athens. Depending on your budget, itinerary, and needs, these hotels can be very flexible. Hotel categories in Athens are unlike those in other cities. Instead of the typical stars, hotels in Athens are sorted according to letters. Category A are those that fall under the 4-star rate, category B for 3-star rate, and so on. That said, hotels in category A are expected to be more expensive than those in category B; those in category C (2-star hotels) are ideal for those looking for budget options.
For C-category hotels, the top choices will be Hotel Attalos, Cecil Hotel, and the Adams Hotel. Hotel Attalos is just a 5-minute walk from the Plaka. It is surrounded with cozy restaurants, cafes, and ouzeries that are accessible even at night. Aside from its cheap price, it also offers one of the best roof top bar views of the city. Cecil Hotel on the other hand is a neo-classical structure located at the heart of the old Athens. It is just 20 minutes away from the airport and is in proximity to some of the famous attractions in the city which include the Philopappuus hill, Lycabettus hill, and the Acropolis. The family-run Adams Hotel is like a B&B type of hotel. It has private bathrooms, balconies, and air conditioned rooms.
B-category hotels include the Athens Cypria Hotel and Hotel Central. The first may not be that known to many travellers but this downtown-located hotel is nice enough to delight its guests. The location of this hotel makes it very close to some of the archaeological sites in Athens. Hotel Central on the other hand is a 3-star hotel located near the many tavernas and shops of the Plaka. It only takes 15 minutes of walk to get to the Acropolis from the hotel and a few blocks to the Syntagma Square. The hotel also has a breakfast room, a conference room for business meetings, and fully-furnished rooms for your comfort.
Athens Gate Hotel and Hotel Hera are just two of the hotels in Athens that make up A-category hotels. The first being located at the heart of the city makes it close to the Syntagma Square. It features modern rooms carefully decorated to suit the taste of picky guests. The second, which is named after the wife of Zeus and the goddess of family, features 38 rooms and a short walk to the Plaka and the Acropolis. Its elegant and fully equipped rooms will sure give guests the luxury they need.