Sunset Aerial view of Faro.

If you’re considering staying in the Algarve’s capital city, here are some of the best hotels in Faro, plus charming guesthouses and superb apartments. Because more people are choosing this historical city as a base, the accommodation offer in Faro has become wider and more varied over the past few years.

The city has changed since my first visit, way back in 2007, and is more geared towards tourism without losing its character and charm. Each time I visit, and I’ve been back many times over the years, I find new things to love about the place. Whenever I take visiting friends to stay overnight, they are just as impressed as I am.

The hotels in Faro offer luxury and value for money, guesthouses provide a unique warmth and apartments give you the chance to do your own thing at your own pace.

In terms of location, anywhere near the marina or around the old town would be ideal, although I would not choose to drive inside Vila Adentro, the walled old town with narrow cobbled streets.

If you have a car, make sure to choose accommodation with parking facilities onsite or nearby as street parking is not always possible.

To get the most out of your time in Faro take a look at my Top Things To Do In Faro.

For other accommodation options in the region, check out Where To Stay In The Algarve

Wherever possible, I choose accommodations that follow sustainable practices, as indicated by the number of leaves (3 is the top score). No leaf simply means that I can’t verify their current efforts regarding sustainable travel but I love the property.

Hotels in Faro


Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

This 5-star hotel offers both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a range of rooms to suit all tastes. You can choose from two onsite restaurants and relax in the spa or sauna or enjoy the great views from the rooftop terrace. Located on a pedestrian shopping street, it’s a quiet and very convenient spot for sightseeing. Choose your room.


Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

Hotel Eva Senses is right next to the marina and features a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant with great views of the Ria Formosa. There’s also a spa and gym should you feel the need. Rooms are spacious and some come with sea views. Try to get a room with a balcony 

View of Hotel Eva Senses and Marina, Faro
Hotel Eva Senses and Marina, Faro
Green Sustainability leaf for hotels
Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

This downtown located hotel offers spacious rooms filled with natural light, some of which open onto a balcony. There’s a restaurant on site and a range of spa facilities to enjoy. Check availability.

Bed and furniture at Hotel Faro and Beach Club bedroom
Hotel Faro and Beach Club bedroom


For a budget option this hotel is excellent. It has a great location and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and always willing to help. See rooms.

Guesthouses and boutique hotels in Faro

Choose a room with a garden or pool view at this charming guesthouse.The accommodation is in the middle of the old town but it’s remarkably quiet and serene. Breakfasts are very good and the hosts more than helpful. Check availabilty for your dates.

Lemon Tree Stay

The host and staff at this lovely guesthouse are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is served on the outside terrace under – yes, you guessed it – a lemon tree. Check out the photos.

Senhor Gigi

In the pedestrian area of ​​Faro you’ll find Senhor Gigi, providing spacious and comfortable rooms with either a balcony or garden view. You’ll find lovely wooden floors and examples of typical Portuguese azulelejos throughout the property. Choose a room to suit you.

Le Jardin Secret de Faro Guesthouse

Enjoy an exquisitely painted, bright and colourful room at this cheery guesthouse. Everything is top quality and guests can prepare meals in the little kitchen area. Sara is a great host. Check out these photos.

Decoration of sea turtle on Bedroom wall at Le Jardim Faro
Bedroom wall at Le Jardin Faro

Holiday apartments in Faro

You can choose from a range of apartments and studios at this stylish accommodation. All come with a well-fitted kitchen and a dining area. The whole accommodation has been imaginatively decorated and the hosts are incredibly helpful. Check the photos and choose your apartment.

Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

Close to the marina, all nine apartments at Cardeal Suites have a stylish contemporary design and come with private bathroom and kitchen. There’s also a private parking lot and an elevator. Book your stay.

Palacete da Baixa by MY CHOICE

Palacete da Baixa is a beautiful historical building that houses 15 fully equipped and comfortable apartments. The standard of renovation is high throughout and its central location means you’re close to everything. Choose your apartment.

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