16 Best Hotels To Stay In Johannesburg, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Johannesburg is a stunning city in South Africa located in the Gauteng province. It is famed for its 19th-century mining heritage, claiming the title “The City of Gold.” For culture and history buffs who want to get to known the city on a deeper level, you might want to start at Gold Reef City Theme Park. It offers a fun way of showcasing Johannesburg’s thriving mining industry through exciting rides and 4D shows. Solo wanderers, couples, and friends who wish to indulge in luxurious activities, be sure to add Montecasino to your holiday itinerary. If you are a big fan of the late Nelson Mandela, you can’t miss a chance to visit Mandela’s House at Vilakazi Street. For your accommodation needs, browse through this list of the best hotels to stay in Johannesburg, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

1. Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch (from USD 221)

Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch is the premier business hotel in the area and features excellent amenities. Explore and be amazed by the plethora of cafes, high-street boutiques, and abundant dining options, all located within a few steps of the property.

After a long day, guests may relax in the comfort of their air-conditioned rooms, which are furnished with a work desk, coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV. Some may even come with a kitchen. You can spend some quality time at the outdoor pool or get some exercise at the fitness facility.

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Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 42 The High Street, Melrose Arch
4.92 km (3.1 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

2. Home Suite Hotels Rosebank (from USD 63)

With WiFi access throughout the hotel and a meeting room for corporate guests, Home Suite Hotels Rosebank offers facilities that cater to business travelers. It offers a variety of rooms that comes with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, a sofa, and air conditioning. Guests can also enjoy a full English or Irish breakfast every day. Guests don’t have to worry about power outages as the hotel has a generator ready.

Being less than a kilometer (0.6 miles) from Rosebank Gautrain station, the hotel gives you easy access to attractions like Rosebank Mall, Killarney Country Club, Goodman Gallery, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Johannesburg Zoo, and Johannesburg Stadium.

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Home Suite Hotels Rosebank

Wifi Available

Address: 50 Bristol Road, corner Oxford Rd, Rosebank
1.73 km (1.1 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre

3. Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers (from USD 116)

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers boasts well-appointed, air-conditioned hotel rooms that are furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV, a refrigerator, and an en suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower. Guests are offered a rich breakfast buffet every day courtesy of the hotel’s restaurant. There is an outdoor swimming pool with a sun deck and an in-house gym for guests’ convenience. There is also a Wanderer’s club that includes a golf course, tennis court, and kid’s club.

With the M1 Freeway just a four-minute drive away, this hotel is close to attractions like the Wanderers Stadium, Thrupps Illovo Centre, and the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Corner of Corlett Drive & Rudd Road, Illovo
3.59 km (2.3 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre

4. Alcazaba Lodges (from USD 39)

Alcazaba Lodges offers a 24-hour front desk and room service alongside a shared lounge and private parking. The hotel’s air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area, a safety deposit box, and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms also have a balcony with a good view of the city. The on-site restaurant serves a continental breakfast every day. There is also a hairdresser and business center for the guests’ convenience.

This hotel is less than 2 km (1.2 mi) from Oriental Plaza, the Fietas Museum, Market Theatre, and the Wits University Origins Centre.

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Johannesburg

FNB Stadium FNB Stadium

Alcazaba Lodges is also less than a 15-minute drive from FNB Stadium, the largest stadium in the country. The place is a heaven for sports lovers, having hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. A tour to Soweto means you can learn all things sports, culture, and lifestyle.

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Alcazaba Lodges

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 208 Albertina Sisulu Street, Fordsburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
5.1 km (3.2 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre

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5. Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank (from USD 96)

Located in the affluent Rosebank suburb, Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank boasts hotel rooms that are decorated with cream and pastel shades. These rooms all feature a flat-screen satellite TV and tea and coffee makers; some rooms also have a bathtub. The on-site restaurant serves local and international cuisine. There is also an outdoor pool and a well-equipped gym for guests to enjoy.

The hotel is less than 10 minutes from Sandton Business District and 13 minutes from the Apartheid Museum and the Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

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Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Oxford Road
2.26 km (1.4 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

6. Reef Hotel (from USD 52)

Reef Hotel is a four-star hotel that features New York-style rooms with large black-and-white photo decorations, a seating area with padded chairs, an espresso machine, and a flat-screen TV. With a wonderful view of Johannesburg, the hotel bar serves South African wines and international champagne that guests can enjoy. The on-site restaurant serves South African and international cuisine.

Located within the Johannesburg financial district, this hotel is close to several attractions around the city, including Gandhi Square, Luthuli House, and the Absa Money Museum.

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Thabang

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Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum

The beautiful Reef Hotel is just an 11-minute drive away from Apartheid Museum where we visited with our beautiful guests from the USA. Here, we learned about the culture, history & lifestyle of the people in Johannesburg and Soweto.

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Reef Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 58 Anderson Street Marshalltown
5.48 km (3.5 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

7. Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg (from USD 133)

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg, is a fabulous haven in the center of Sandton’s business district, which connects guests to luxurious dining spots and must-visit shops. Lots of facilities in this five-star hotel are equipped with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook stunning city views. Aside from the views, guests can enjoy a multitude of hotel amenities, including a top-notch swimming pool with a lounge area, an indoor track, a modern gym, and an excellent on-site restaurant that serves delicious fares from breakfast to cocktail hours.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg

Wifi Available

Address: Corner of Rivonia Road and Daisy Street
6.97 km (4.4 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

8. The Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort (from USD 83)

Whether you are in the city for some work-related errand, it doesn’t cause any harm to spare some time for leisure. If you book a room in The Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, you will come home to a luxurious dwelling filled with exciting amenities after a whole day of business presentations. Imagine playing golf on the weekend or gorging on delicious local and Mediterranean fares every night at Balata Restaurant. Your days in this hotel may start with some sessions of body toning in the gym or a couple of refreshing laps in any of the two on-site pools. It can’t get any more exciting than this.

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The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

8.5 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Setperk Road, Randpark Golf Course, Northcliff
8.12 km (5.1 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

9. Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is one of the dreamiest accommodations in Johannesburg. It is located in an idyllic area surrounded by gorgeous greeneries that will take guests’ breath away. Families find this location exceptional as it is a stone’s throw away from Johannesburg Zoo where they can bond with their kids and make lasting memories. The hotel itself is a paradise as it has a spa where lovers can avail themselves of couple massages, a fitness center for group workouts, and pet-friendly policies that excite fur parents.

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Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Wifi Available

Address: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue
1.24 km (0.8 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

10. The Maslow Hotel, Sandton (from USD 152)

For tourists who prefer accommodations located in Sandton’s bustling and vibrant business district, The Maslow Hotel might pique your interest. It is a cozy haven to go home to after a long day of sightseeing or a full night of bar-hopping. Sandton City Mall and Nelson Mandela Square are some of the closest attractions to the hotel. Rooms in The Maslow Hotel are contemporary, WiFi-equipped, and fully airconditioned. Amenities such as a swimming pool, a fitness center, a spa, a hot spring bath, and a superb on-site restaurant are accessible to guests.

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The Maslow Hotel, Sandton

Wifi Available

Address: Corner Rivonia Road and Grayston Drive
7.28 km (4.6 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

11. Signature Lux Hotel By ONOMO, Sandton (from USD 75)

Signature Lux Hotel By ONOMO is a modern hotel within close proximity to Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Mall, and Gautrain Sandton Station. It offers air-conditioned, soundproofed rooms with WiFi access, a workspace, and an ensuite bath with a fitted shower, towels, and toiletries. A fantastic on-site Portuguese restaurant awaits guests to sample its palatable European specialties. Conveniently, a 24-hour front desk is ready to answer all your queries and requests. Room service is always available whenever you need some morning coffee or late-night cravings.

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ONOMO Hotel Johannesburg Sandton

7.7 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton
6.51 km (4.1 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

12. Hilton Sandton (from USD 74)

If you are the type of tourist who is willing to burn some cash for comfort and luxury, you might want to consider staying in Hilton Sandton. Located in the bustling business district of Sandton, this upscale hotel is perfect for shopaholics, foodies, and social butterflies who are into bar-hopping adventures since the area is filled with luxury boutiques and nightspots. This five-star hotel boasts four excellent on-site restaurants, a bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a sauna, and a lovely sun terrace where guests can have a relaxing time chilling or meditating.

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Hilton Sandton

Address: 138 Rivonia Road
7.17 km (4.5 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

13. The Houghton Hotel (from USD 139)

The Houghton Hotel is a fantastic accommodation for all types of tourists, whether you are visiting with family, a couple on a romantic holiday, or even a solo tourist. This five-star hotel is close to a lot of well-visited attractions such as golf courses, shopping malls, historic landmarks, and a multitude of remarkable dining spots. Once you book a WiFi-equipped room in The Houghton Hotel, you are afforded access to numerous amenities, including a fitness center with classes and professional trainers, a world-class spa, a dreamy swimming pool with shallow ends, and three international on-site restaurants. Free parking is a bonus.

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The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Lloys Ellis Avenue
4.55 km (2.9 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

14. Thaba Eco Hotel (from USD 147)

Fall in love with nature and experience a holiday marveling at the beauty of Mother Earth when you book a fully equipped, airconditioned, and WiFi-ready room in Thaba Eco Hotel. Located in the heart of Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve and boasting stunning views of endless greeneries, this four-star hotel will definitely make your vacation full of relaxation and bliss. It showcases modern interiors with tropical touches, which are noticeable in its dark wood details against cream-colored walls. Guests have lots of amenities to enjoy in Thaba Eco Hotel, including a swimming pool, a spa, and an International restaurant that will surely melt your heart with its flavorful masterpieces.

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Thaba Eco Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Impala Road,Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
15.38 km (9.6 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

15. DaVinci Hotel and Suites (from USD 203)

Indulge in the tempting offerings of Sandton Business District when you stay in DaVinci Hotel and Suites for your Johannesburg vacation. It is located in Nelson Mandela Square and close to Sandton City Mall where guests can treat themselves to an exciting shopping spree or food adventure. The hotel also offers lots of activities for its patrons. They can lie in the spa bed all day long and try exotic therapeutic massages, relish delicious International favorites in the on-site restaurant, do yoga, or tone their bodies in the gym with cutting-edge equipment.

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DAVINCI Hotel on Nelson Mandela Square

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Corner Maude and 5th Street, Sandton
6.32 km (4.0 mi) from Zoo Lake

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

16. The Michelangelo Towers (from USD 172)

The Michelangelo Towers boasts panoramic views of Johannesburg’s cityscape as it is a towering modern retreat. This hotel also offers its guests fully airconditioned rooms with WiFi, a seating area, and an ensuite bath with high-end toiletries. It also features lots of other amenities for guests’ enjoyment, including two gorgeous pools, six fantastic restaurants that take patrons to an unforgettable culinary adventure, a fitness center with convenient lockers, and an excellent spa center. The best part? Sandton City Mall is within arm’s reach from this location.

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The Michelangelo Towers

Wifi Available

Address: 8 Maud Street Sandown, Sandton, Gauteng, ZAF, 2196
6.52 km (4.1 mi) from Zoo Lake

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

Have an unforgettable holiday in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a fantastic tourist destination for all types of people as it has charming parks, fascinating museums, historic landmarks, upscale recreational areas, and excellent dining spots. Visit Johannesburg and indulge in its many offerings. Choose your accommodation from this list of the best hotels to stay in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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