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Shimla hotels

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Low season March
High season May
  Average price (weeknight): $292
  Average price (weekend night): $167

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Top tips for finding the perfect Shimla hotel

Shimla’s hub is centred around the pedestrianised area called The Mall. To stay near here, book a room at Clarke’s Hotel, which is right on Mall Road. It was built over a 100 years ago and is one of the city’s oldest hotels. Rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities and satellite TV. Upgraded suites have views of Shimla Valley. The hotel is a short walk from key attractions such as Gaiety Theatre, Gorton and Rothney Castles and key churches and historical buildings.
For five-star luxury, opt for a stay at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, a heritage hotel set on a hill a 10-minute drive from The Mall and the railway station. The hotel has a heated indoor pool and a full-service spa, and rooms all feature free Wi-Fi, teak wood floors and TVs with DVD players. There are 3 on-site restaurants and a children’s activity centre. It’s an 8-minute drive to the Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens of Shimla, a major local attraction.
If you’re on the lookout for hotels in Shimla close to the train station, choose the Harmony Purple Mall Road Hotel, which is only 1 kilometre away. Its 28 rooms come with free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making facilities, and some rooms even have mountainside views. There’s a restaurant within the hotel and a travel desk to help guests make any arrangements as well.
For travellers seeking a quiet retreat and mountain scenery, one option is The Zion – an Amritara Resort, which is a 20-minute drive from central Shimla or 3 kilometres from the railway station. The spacious rooms here include free tea and coffee-making facilities and LCD TVs. It also has an on-site restaurant and a kids’ play area too.
If you’d like a hotel in Shimla with free parking, Hotel Grace is a good option. This family-run budget hotel is a 15-minute walk from Mall Road and 2 kilometres from the railway station, and its rooms have impressive mountain views and free Wi-Fi.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Shimla

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Which hotels in Shimla have an airport pickup?
If you’re in search of hotels in Shimla with an airport pickup, Hotel Marina is a modern boutique hotel that can arrange airport transfers. Centrally located on Mall Road, the hotel has a restaurant, fitness centre and spa. All rooms are air conditioned, come with tea and coffee makers and have LCD TVs.
Which hotels in Shimla are best for families?
If you’re looking for hotels in Shimla suitable for families, stay at the luxurious Summit Thistle Villas Luxury Spa Resort, 15 kilometres from Mall Road. This peaceful mountainside resort has family rooms plus a kids’ activity room, vast gardens to relax in, plus a gym and spa. There’s a restaurant, a pastry shop and a whiskey bar within the complex as well.
Which hotels in Shimla have good on-site restaurants?
For travellers searching for hotels in Shimla with good restaurants, book a stay at Hotel Willow Banks and try Eighteen71 Cookhouse & Bar, the on-site restaurant that serves first-rate pan-Indian food as well as some Chinese, Malay, Thai and Burmese dishes. The hotel is on Mall Road, 2.5 kilometres from the railway station, and guests can choose from a range of rooms, including interconnected family rooms or rooms with a kitchenette.
Are there any hotels in Shimla with business facilities?
If you’re in town on business and need hotels in Shimla with business facilities, choose the Radisson Hotel Shimla, with a main meeting room that accommodates up to 200 people. The hotel offers free tea, coffee and water (one bottle per guest), flip charts, free Wi-Fi, an LCD projector and basic stationery. It’s 26 kilometres from Shimla Airport and has free on-site parking.

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