12 Best Hotels With A View Of The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey - Updated 2024

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Istanbul is known for its famous buildings, rich history, local cuisine, and colorful culture. One of the famous attractions here is the Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, in Turkish. It is a breathtaking, functioning mosque, with blue, hand-painted tiles lining its interior, hence its name. It was built during the reign of Ahmed, between the year 1609 and 1616, which makes it historically important for the city and it is still a place of worship, so you’ll need to follow the rules when entering.

Besides the Blue Mosque, another well-known attraction, just a two-minute walk across from the Blue Mosque, is the Hagia Sophia. Be sure to visit it when you’re in the area. In case you need help choosing accommodation, we have compiled an excellent list of the best hotels with a view of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Whirling Dervishes

The Blue Mosque is an iconic symbol of Istanbul. And there is so much history and culture to be found in every corner of my city, including the areas near the mosque. While exploring, you might come across these tiles that depict the Whirling Dervishes. Sufi whirling is a form of active meditation that's still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order and others. Observe carefully and you might spot these on your way back to your hotel.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to views. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 07, 2024.

1. Sultanahmet Palace Hotel (from USD 194)

If you are looking for a boutique hotel that reflects the Byzantine and Ottoman beauty of Istanbul, look no further than Sultanahmet Palace Hotel. Located right behind the Blue Mosque and across from the Mosaic Museum, this hotel offers stunning views of the Marmara Sea and the historic quarter. You can enjoy a continental breakfast on the sun terrace, relax in your air-conditioned room with a private bathroom, and walk to major attractions such as Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.

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Sultanahmet Palace Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Torun Sok.No:19 Sultanahmet
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

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

2. Seven Hills Hotel (from USD 279)

Immerse yourself in luxury at the Seven Hills Hotel, a captivating boutique hotel in Sultanahmed. Indulge in spacious and elegant rooms adorned with Ottoman-style decor and modern amenities. Start your day with a delightful Turkish breakfast on the rooftop terrace, where breathtaking views of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia await. Treat yourself to fresh seafood and refreshing cocktails throughout the day.

Explore the rich history of Istanbul with top attractions such as Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar just a short stroll away.

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Blue Mosque

Within a walking distance of 450 meters, you will find the Sultan Ahmad Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, an architectural masterpiece that fills you with awe while you marvel at the bygone glory of the supreme Ottoman empire. You can't fly back from Istanbul without visiting this holy place of worship that witnesses thousands of people from all over the globe offering their prayers at the mosque that best represents the Turkish and Islamic culture and heritage and remains one of the most visited attractions to date. The uniquely structured silhouette with its minarets and domes, impressive tile work, and the distinctive blue hue make the Blue Mosque so iconic. People interested in learning Islam visit from various cultures and join hands, ensuring smooth interfaith dialogue.

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Seven Hills Hotel - Special Category

Wifi Available

Address: Tevkifhane Sokak 8/A, 34400 Sultanahmet/Fatih
1.36 km (0.9 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

3. Optimist Hotel (from USD 19)

Are you looking for accommodation that has it all? If so, the Optimist Hotel is the best choice. It is in the heart of Istanbul, where architecture, history, monuments, bazaars, shopping centers, and more are within reach. This hotel will also provide you with an amazing view of the Blue Mosque, right from your windows.

The room features a mini bar, private bathroom, and a romantic terrace, where you can have your breakfast. The hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk, car rental, and a buffet menu that includes Turkish cuisine.

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Optimist Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: At Meydani No:16 Sultanahmet
1.32 km (0.9 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning

4. Azade Premier Hotel (from USD 75)

If you’re in Istanbul for the sights, the Azade Premier Hotel is ideal for you. It is located in the heart of the Sultanahmet district, from where a lot of historic sites are within walking distance, including Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia Museum, and the Blue Mosque. You’ll also love the hotel for its Ottoman-inspired design. Each room is equipped with a mini bar and a private bathroom, with a tub, shower, and toiletries.

The hotel also has an in-house restaurant and you can order food straight to your room or dine in the garden. They also have other services, like car rental, a shuttle, and laundry.

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Azade Premier Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Avenue, No.17/19 Sultanahmet
1.6 km (1.0 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

Istanbul Tour Guide

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My name is Dilek, a national-licensed tour guide. I am 40 years old and have been guiding for 12 years. My husband is from Mexico as a Mexican Turkish family and with our two young kids we live in Istanbul. When I don't work I spend most of my time outdoor with my family, enjoying Istanbul as much as we can. We go out, try to discover new restaurants, new museums, art galleries, children's acti... Read more

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5. Hotel Sultanahmet (from USD 75)

Istanbul is a city of great architecture and being in the center of it all has its perks. One way to experience this is by booking one of the guest rooms in the Hotel Sultanahmet. It is a lovely hotel that is within walking distance to a lot of important and beautiful sites, such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Column of Constantine, Hagia Irene, Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Grand Bazaar, and more.

Each room features a flat-screen TV, private bathroom with a hairdryer, air conditioning, and a wardrobe. Some of the rooms even have a sitting area for you to just lounge and chill. There is also a buffet breakfast every morning in the in-house restaurant, which also serves halal and Turkish cuisine.

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Istanbul Archaeological Museums
This hotel is only a 10-minute walk to Istanbul Archaeological Museums. To give you some background on this place, Osman Hamdi Bey uncovered a large king necropolis while he was excavating in Sayda, sometime between 1887 and 1888. They needed a new place to display the many sarcophagi and other artifacts found. To meet this need, Alexandre Vallaury designed a new building, which was built right across the Tiled Pavilion Museum and was opened in 1891.
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Hotel Sultanahmet

Wifi Available

Address: Divanyolu Str.20, Sultanahmet
1.05 km (0.7 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning

6. Alzer Hotel (from USD 107)

If you’re traveling on a budget, this hotel in Istanbul with a view of the Blue Mosque will let you save your money allocated for transportation - for it is within walking distance to a lot of attractions, like the Blue Mosque. Being right in Sultanahmet’s Square has its perks: you’ll be surrounded by restaurants, cafes, and shopping centers.

The hotel has a beautiful garden and offers a terrace, an around the clock front desk, and an in-house restaurant, that serves both halal and continental cuisine.

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Alzer Hotel - Special Class

Address: At Meydani No 20, Sultanhmet, Istanbul, Istanbul, TUR, 34122
1.28 km (0.8 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

Express check-in/check-out Bar Pub crawls Smoke alarms Concierge service Restaurant Shuttle service (additional charge) Breakfast in the room

7. Turkoman Hotel (from USD 70)

This is a hotel in Istanbul located just 200 meters (656.3 feet) from the Blue Mosque. The Turkoman Hotel has a wide array of rooms to choose from, including single rooms, doubles, suites, and family rooms. It also features a terrace and an in-house restaurant, that serves both a continental and buffet breakfast.

If you are going to see the sights, it is also near the Grand Bazaar, which is 700 meters (2,296.6 feet) away. The hotel staff is always ready to help, 24/7, so don’t hesitate to ask them anything.

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Turkoman Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Asmalı Cesme Sk. No: 2 Adliye Yanı Sultanahmet
1.27 km (0.8 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

Parking Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

8. Star Holiday Hotel (from USD 68)

If you’re a fan of the Blue Mosque and traveling to Istanbul to marvel at its unique architecture, this hotel near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul is a match for you. It has a rooftop breakfast room that has a panoramic view of the Marmara Sea and the Blue Mosque. It is also within walking distance to Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern, the Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar.

The hotel is furnished with white and turquoise walls and minimalist decor. The guest rooms are spacious and equipped with air conditioning, a mini bar, and a private bathroom. They also have other services, like car rental, laundry, and tour packages. In addition, there is an in-house restaurant and a bar, that serves a wide array of drinks and refreshments.

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Star Holiday Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Divanyolu Caddesi, No. 10 Sultanahmet
1.1 km (0.7 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

9. Hotel Million Old City (from USD 50)

If you’re a traveler interested in monuments, architecture, and history - this hotel in Istanbul with the best views of the Blue Mosque will make everything accessible for you. Hotel Million Old City is near the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Column of Constantine. In this hotel, you can choose between a room with balcony or without - depending on your preference.

Each room is complete with a flat-screen TV, a fridge, coffee machine, wardrobe, seating area, and a private bathroom, with a shower and hairdryer. The room also comes with a continental breakfast.

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Million Old City Apartment

Wifi Available

Address: Alemdağ Mahallesi Ticarethane Sokak 8-10 Fatih / istanbul
1.05 km (0.7 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

Restaurant Room service Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Breakfast in the room Ironing service

10. World Heritage Hotel Istanbul (from USD 77)

If you are a history buff, you’ll love the World Heritage Hotel. It is located in the heart of Istanbul and a lot of historical places are nearby, including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Hagia Sophia Museum. Each room in the hotel is tastefully decorated, with modern and classic pieces of furniture, decor, and trinkets. The rooms are also draped in traditional Turkish curtains and have contemporary hardwood floors.

They come with air conditioning, a safe, coffee and tea maker, LED TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom. In addition, the hotel offers a traditional Turkish-style buffet, served every morning on the terrace.

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World Heritage Hotel Istanbul

Wifi Available

Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Terzihane Sok. No:17 Sultanahmet
1.16 km (0.8 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

11. Kupeli Palace Hotel By Hotelistan (from USD 39)

The Kupeli Palace Hotel is fit for royalty, with elegant furnishings, lovely chandeliers, and unique decor - you will find it hard to resist. All the rooms in the hotel are equipped with a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom. The hotel facilities include a sauna, a fitness center, and a tour desk. Every morning, they offer a breakfast buffet with fruit, bread, and local cuisine.

Locationwise, the hotel is near a lot of historical sites, including the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace - which are walking distance from the hotel.

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Kupeli Palace Hotel

Address: Kadirga Meydani Donus Sokak No.14 Kucukayasofya -Sultanahmet
1.43 km (0.9 mi) from Egyptian Bazaar

12. Esra Sultan Petrol Hotel (from USD 16)

The Esra Sultan Petrol Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Levent, which is in the Maslak district of Istanbul. Its location is notable for being near a lot of historical and tourist sites, including the Spice Bazaar and Istanbul’s city center. The hotel has lavish and unique decor and lovely pieces of furniture. Each room is complete with a mini bar, dressing area, ironing facilities, and a sofa. From your room, you’ll have a view of the sea and the beautiful Blue Mosque.

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Hello, Blue Mosque!

Clear your schedule for the day and explore the Blue Mosque. There are also a lot of other places to visit while you’re in the area, including Topkapi Palace, the Archeology Museum, the Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. You should also make sure to book one of the amazing hotels in the area, for a stress-free vacation.

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