View from lookout Vista do Rei into the volcano caldera Sete Cidades (Sao Miguel, Azores Islands)

If you’re looking for a great hotel in São Miguel, Azores, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether it’s the celebrity treatment you’re looking for or the chance to spend some time relaxing in the middle of lush greenery, this amazing island is guaranteed to give you a vacation you’ll never forget.

So, take a look at my suggestions on where to stay in São Miguel, Azores and get your holiday off to a perfect start. These range from 5-star hotels to boutique guesthouses and cute villas.

A great way to get around the island is by car. For car hire check out Discovercars and Rentalcars for the best deals.

5-star hotels in São Miguel

SENSI Azores Nature and Spa bedroom with sea view
SENSI Azores Nature and Spa bedroom with sea view

The stunning views of SENSI Azores Nature and SPA certainly catch your eye, alongside the two pools, lovely garden and an excellent restaurant. The rooms are spacious and you get charming sea views with some rooms.

If you’re looking for a quiet and peaceful stay on the northwest of the island, with top-notch facilities, this could be the ideal place. Book your room at SENZI.

Hats on a tree and Ocean view from White Exclusive Suites, Sao Miguel, Azores
Ocean view from White Exclusive Suites, Sao Miguel, Azores

Right on the ocean doorstep, and just 15 minutes by car from the centre of Ponta Delgada, is White Exclusive Suites & Villas. With bright, modern decoration throughout and open all year outdoor pool, it’s the perfect place to re-charge those batteries. Special mention must go to the staff who are always friendly and very helpful. Check for availability.

If you’re looking for a more central hotel in the capital city, then take a look at Octant Ponta Delgada. With great views of the marina, this hotel is vibrant and wonderfully located to explore Ponta Delgada. The excellent breakfast will set you up for the day and rooms are large and light. See photos and pick a room.

4-star São Miguel hotels

The beautiful grounds of Octant Furnas, Sao Miguel with hills in background
The beautiful grounds of Octant Furnas, Sao Miguel

Located in Vale das Furnas, Octant Furnas is a recently renovated, tranquil hotel with two thermal pools, a spa and free parking. The rooms have a blend of modern and traditional decorative styles and the spa is the perfect way to re-invigorate yourself with a wide range of treatments.

It’s the ideal place from which to explore Furnas‘ many charms. Check availability.

A bedroom at the Hotel Talisman with two beds and table and chairs in front of window
A bedroom at the Hotel Talisman

The charming Hotel Talisman is in Ponta Delgada’s historical centre overlooking a beautiful park and very close to lots of amenities. Its traditional interior, featuring an Art Deco reception and sweeping staircase, is fascinating. There’s a small but functional rooftop pool and a gorgeous terrace with a flower garden to enjoy. Select your room now.

View from the terrace at Santa Barbara Eco Beach
View from the terrace at Santa Barbara Eco Beach

Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort, on the north side of the island in Ribeira Grande, has lovely views of the mountains and sea plus direct access to the black sands of Areal de Santa Barbara Beach. The villas have a mix of modern and exotic influences and some come with a garden view. The staff are friendly and helpful. See more photos.

3-star São Miguel hotels and guesthouses

Bedroom at Casa das Palmeiras Charming House-Azores 1901
Casa das Palmeiras Charming House-Azores 1901

Located in the middle of Ponta Delgada, Casa das Palmeiras Charming House – Azores 1901 is a lovely restored house with comfortable rooms and decent-sized bathrooms. It’s ideal for walking around the town but be aware that you’ll need to climb stairs to get to the rooms. Check prices.

CC Guest House – “Ao Mercado” is a historical building with a welcoming terrace and garden. The host, Maria, is extremely friendly and the property is kept spotless. There are common areas if you feel like interacting with others and it’s really close to the market and cafes. See availability.

Comercial Azores Boutique has bright spacious rooms, comfy beds and is perfectly placed to explore the town. The pleasant courtyard is a nice place to relax but be aware; it’s an old house with no elevator and possibly three flights of stairs to climb. Book for your dates.

São Miguel houses and villas

Two cabins in the woods at Quinta da Mo, Sao Miguel, Azores
Houses among the greenery at Quinta da Mo, Sao Miguel, Azores

Quinta da Mo offers a choice of houses amongst the greenery of Furnas Lagoon. You can lose yourself in the grounds and gardens with waterfalls and exotic plants. If you want you can barbecue outside or take advantage of the spa or jacuzzi after a full day hiking. It’s a special place to get back to nature and unwind. See availability.

If you’re looking for an apartment or studio then ANC Resort in Caloura, just a bit further east along the coast from Ponta Delgada offers some lovely stays. Not only that, you get views of the Atlantic Ocean, modern accommodation and the most amazing swimming pools. Look out for the hot tub and spa bath. Book your apartment or studio now.

Still searching for the best hotel in São Miguel, Azores? Want to look for something different? Search for alternatives. Planning to move around the islands? Read my Where To Stay In the Azores for the best accommodation.

If you’re staying on the island, check out my 25 Great Things To Do In São Miguel.


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