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Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4.02 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,377 reviews)

"The view to Copacabana Beach was amazing! The staff was very friendly. We will definitely be coming back soon. We recommend this hotel 100%."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2020

Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Corinto Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Maxwell, 460, Vila Isabel, Rio de Janeiro
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The price is $39 per night
4.58 mi from city center
2.7/5 (27 reviews)
More a brothel

"Reception poor and no-one spoke English - Entirely inapropriate. Comdon on pillow rather than chocolate. Porn on Television and sales literature on sex aides on bed-side table"…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2016

Corinto Hotel
Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro
5 out of 5
1430 Abelardo Bueno Avenue, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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The price is $67 per night
13.27 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (564 reviews)

"The pool was fantastic and the shopping malls are near by."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro
Grand Hyatt Rio De Janeiro
5 out of 5
Av. Lucio Costa 9600, Barra Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
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14.23 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (700 reviews)

"Likes - grand image, quality of finishes, black out curtains, exceptional service, good food, availabilty of lounge chairs and umbrellas, spa services with steam room, relaxing room. Amilcar, William and Rickerson provided excellent customer service! Dislikes - bathtub could be a bit bigger, didficult ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Grand Hyatt Rio De Janeiro
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5.19 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,744 reviews)

"Stunning roof top with infinity pool, sauna and gym. Right across a Copacabana popular beach. Amazing views. Good location."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Belmond Copacabana Palace
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4.21 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (918 reviews)

"beautiful, organized, and excellent management and helpers"…"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2020

Belmond Copacabana Palace
Windsor Califórnia Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 2616, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
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The price is $75 per night
4.58 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (417 reviews)

"What was included with the VIP access? Nothing was given. Some reviewers said there was a hospitality room and we asked but was told there was none. Wish the bed was more comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Windsor Califórnia Hotel
Hotel Atlântico Prime
4 out of 5
Rua do Resende 87, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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The price is $17 per night
0.63 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (785 reviews)

"The hotel looks nice and new. The only thing is the location."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Hotel Atlântico Prime
Hotel Astoria Palace
4 out of 5
Av. Atlantica 1866, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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The price is $25 per night
4.28 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (945 reviews)

"Nicer then other hotels on the strip but very small rooms and no view at all of anything"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Hotel Astoria Palace
Mar Ipanema Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Visconde De Piraja, 539 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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The price is $73 per night
5.73 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (942 reviews)

"Walking distance to Ipanema beach, Staff are very helpful. It can get very noisy on weekends, but then Rio is a party town!!!!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

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Visiting Rio de Janeiro

Travelers to Rio de Janeiro give high marks for the beaches and local tours. Tourists who journey to this scenic city can discover its museums, art, and live music. Top sights in the city include National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, and Arcos da Lapa.

  • There are 2395 hotels and other accommodations in Rio de Janeiro
  • The closest major airport is in Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Rio de Janeiro

Known for its museums, art, and live music, the city's cultural venues include Museum of Modern Art, Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, and Museum of Tomorrow. Attractions like Olympic Park and Sitio Jonosake are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for landmarks like National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, and Arcos da Lapa.

In Rio de Janeiro, there are 2395 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Emiliano Rio - This 5-star hotel in Copacabana features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location and helpful staff.
  • La Suite by Dussol - Our customers love the beach locale and pool at this hotel. This 3.5-star hotel in Joatinga features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Aquarela do Leme - This 2.5-star hostel in Copacabana features free breakfast, free WiFi, and 2 bars. Expedia customers like its bar and breakfast.

Other favorite sights in Rio de Janeiro include Flamengo Beach, Maracana Stadium, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. One of the top places to see in the surrounding area is Imperial Museum, 27.6 mi/44.4 km from the heart of the city.

Getting Around Rio de Janeiro

With so many transportation options, exploring all of Rio de Janeiro is a breeze. Walk to nearby metro stations like Carioca Station, Uruguaiana Station, and Cinelandia Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Rio de Janeiro Central Station, Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station, or Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station.

Dressing for Rio de Janeiro

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 88°F and the nighttime average to be 73°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 84°F during the day and 65°F at night
  • July through September averages 79°F during the day and 65°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 86°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Rio de Janeiro is 54.89 inches
  • Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 87°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 65°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Rio de Janeiro?
Emiliano Rio is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It is located a short 1-minute walk from Copacabana Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Le Chateaux Joá and JANEIRO Hotel as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rio de Janeiro, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Rio de Janeiro.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Rio de Janeiro?
To access more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Rio de Janeiro, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Rio de Janeiro?
Based on reviews, Hotel Atlantico Business Centro is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Orla Copacabana Hotel and Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro.
What's the best place to stay in Copacabana?
There are 1038 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, so you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Emiliano Rio is the highest ranked property in Copacabana. This 5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It is located a short 1-minute walk from Copacabana Beach. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Aquarela do Leme and Miramar Hotel by Windsor.
What's a favorite place to stay in Barra da Tijuca?
In this neighborhood, there are 209 places to stay, so you should find the perfect accommodation for your trip. Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro is a favorite with our customers staying in Barra da Tijuca. This 5-star hotel offers 2 bars and a restaurant. Travelers also recommend Le Chateaux Joá and Venit Mio Hotel as top options in the neighborhood.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to Rio de Janeiro?
Orla Copacabana Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your family trip include Ipanema Inn and Sol Ipanema Hotel. Attractions like Olympic Park and Sitio Jonosake are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Rio de Janeiro?
Le Relais de Marambaia is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and rainfall showerheads. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery and Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort.
What's the best LGBTQ-friendly hotel in Rio de Janeiro?
Belmond Copacabana Palace is a top 5-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel, affiliated with IGLTA, that features a full-service spa and free WiFi. Hostel Braz is another good choice for your stay.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Rio de Janeiro?
Belmond Copacabana Palace is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers 3 restaurants and a full-service spa for its human guests. Best Western Premier Arpoador Fashion Hotel is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best hotel to stay with easy access to Copacabana Beach?
Adjacent to Copacabana Beach, Arena Copacabana Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other good options within a short distance include PortoBay Rio de Janeiro and Royal Rio Palace Hotel.
What about the best place to stay near Ipanema Beach?
One of the top choices for your stay is Sol Ipanema Hotel, located next to Ipanema Beach, and this 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema and Ipanema Inn are two other good choices in the immediate area.

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