In this post, I will help you to find where to stay in Da Nang, best areas/ districts to stay in Da Nang (with a map), and the best hotels for all budgets (including the hotel where I stayed).
Da Nang is a popular tourist destination in central Vietnam. It is one of the country’s major port cities and serves as the commercial and educational hub of the region. With a population of over one million people, Da Nang is the fifth-largest city in Vietnam.
Da Nang is known for its beautiful beaches, historical sites, and modern attractions. Some of the must-visit places include the Marble Mountains, Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge, My Khe Beach, Son Tra Peninsula, Bana Hills, and Hai Van Pass.
Da Nang’s location also offers easy access to The Imperial City of Huế, The Old Town of Hội An and the Mỹ Sơn ruins, popular UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Like much of Vietnam, Da Nang offers a wide variety of delicious Vietnamese dishes, including the famous noodle soup “Mi Quang” that originates from the region.
Da Nang International Airport is the city’s main airport, and it has both domestic and international flights. You can fly directly to Da Nang from major cities in Vietnam, and some international cities.
You can easily get around Da Nang by walking, traditional taxi, motorbike taxi (xe ôm), and ride-railing services. The best way is to download and use the app called Grab. It allows you to book a motorbike, taxi, or order food easily without having to bargain the prices.
You definitely should use Grab, they have an English version. I loved using this app while traveling to Vietnam, it made my trip so much easier and enjoyable!
Where to stay in Da Nang?
The best areas to stay In Da Nang for tourists are Da Nang City Center, My Khe Beach, Non Nuoc Beach, Bac My An Beach, Han River, and Son Tra Peninsula. These are popular neighborhoods in Da Nang for visitors, offering plenty of accommodations for all budgets.
Da Nang City Center and My Khe Beach are the most popular areas in Da Nang for first-time visitors. Stay in the city center if you want in the heart of the city, close to everything. Stay in My Khe Beach if you are after a beach holiday with easy access to downtown.
Non Nuoc Beach, Bac My An Beach, and Son Tra Peninsula are ideal locations for families and couples seeking more luxury and quieter areas.
I recommend spending at least 3-4 days in Danang, which allows you to enjoy the beaches, visit popular attractions, take day trips to Hoi An, and enjoy local street food.
Where did I stay in Da Nanng?
When I first visited Da Nang, I stayed for 4 nights at the Seahorse Tropical Da Nang Hotel by Haviland. It is a good value for money hotel in a prime location, easy access to major sights and Han River. I had a clean room with a comfortable bed. My breakfast was lovely with plenty of choices.
|💖 Best Area for first-timers:
|Da Nang City Center
|💎 Best luxury hotel:
|Novotel Danang Premier Han River
|🏨 Best mid-range hotel:
|Fivitel Boutique Da Nang
|💰 Best budget hotel:
|Nhat Linh hotel & Apartment
Map of areas and neighborhoods in Da Nang:
6 Best areas to stay in Da Nang for tourists are:
1. Da Nang City Center
Da Nang City Center, or Hai Chau district, is one of the best areas to stay in Da Nang for first-time visitors. It is the bustling downtown area, located in the heart of the city, on the left bank of the Han River, offering easy access to the airport, train station, and cruise harbor.
The city center is the business and administrative center of Da Nang, packed with tree-shaded roads, historical attractions, government buildings, and shopping malls. Its location also offers convenient access to both beaches and Buddhist mountains.
The city center is home to popular attractions such as Cham Museum, the Pink Church, Da Nang Museum, Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge.
In addition to attractions, it has a great nightlife scene with numerous restaurants and rooftop bars. See more details in our guide here.
Downtown Da Nang is also a great place to experience local daily life and enjoy great street food. You can shop at Han Market, and Con Market for a wide range of local goods, souvenirs, and traditional Vietnamese food.
Da Nang City Center offers a wide range of accommodation options for all budget travelers, ranging from luxury riverfront hotels, mid-range guest houses, and apartments, to budget backpacker hostels. The best spot to book a hotel is near Han River and Dragon Bridges.
Overall, Da Nang City center is the best base for first-timers, couples, families, solo travelers, backpackers, foodies, who seek a central location, close to everything, restaurants, bars, shops, attractions, and beaches.
Best places to stay in Da Nang City Center:
- Luxury ($$$): Novotel Danang Premier Han River , 5-star hotel, located on the west bank of the Han River in Da Nang’s city center, a short taxi ride from Cham Museum, Da Nang Railway station, and Da Nang International Airport.
- Mid-range ($$): Fivitel Boutique Da Nang, 4-star family-friend hotel centrally situated in Da Nang, featuring kids’ club. It is located close to the Cham Museum, Indochina Riverside Mall and Song Han Bridge.
- Budget ($): Nhat Linh hotel & Apartment, 3-star elegant and modern accommodation, located within a short distance from Cham Museum, Song Han Bridge, and My An Beach. The hotel can help with bike and car rentals.
2. My Khe Beach
My Khe Beach is a popular and beautiful beach located in Da Nang, known for its soft, white sandy shores and crystal-clear blue waters. It is a long beach, stretching from Son Tra Peninsula all the way to Hoi An ancient town.
My Khe Beach boasts stunning views with its picturesque landscapes, making it an ideal spot for sunbathing, swimming, and relaxing by the sea.
The calm and gentle waters of My Khe Beach make it a safe location for various water sports and activities such as jet-skiing, paddleboarding, and parasailing.
The beach is considered one of the best surfing spots in Vietnam, attracting surfers from different parts of the world, especially during the monsoon season when the waves are more prominent.
Located just a few kilometers away from the city center of Da Nang, My Khe Beach is easily accessible to both locals and tourists. Its convenient location and well-maintained facilities make it a favorite destination for many.
There are plenty of hotels, resorts, coffee shops, and seafood restaurants along the beachfront, offering visitors a comfortable stay and a wide range of dining options.
My Khe Beach comes alive at night with beachside bars, clubs, and karaoke bars that offer a lively nightlife experience.
While visiting My Khe Beach, tourists can also explore nearby attractions like the Marble Mountains, Cham Museum, and Hoi An, which are within driving distance from Da Nang.
My Khe Beach has earned a reputation as one of the most attractive beaches in Vietnam, drawing both local and international visitors seeking a relaxing and enjoyable beach experience.
My Khe Beach has a wide selection of accommodations including luxury beachfront hotels and budget guest houses. Due to its popularity, it can be more expensive compared to other parts of the city, and crowded during summer months.
Overall, My Khe Beach is an ideal base for first-time visitors, families, couples, and honeymooners, seeking for a relaxing beach holiday and proximity to the downtown area.
Best places to stay in Da Nang in My Khe Beach:
- Luxury ($$$): DLG Hotel Danang, 5-star beachfront hotel, with amazing sunrise views, beach access, close to Love Lock Bridge Da Nang, Cham Museum, and Song Han Bridge.
- Mid-range ($$): Sala Danang Beach Hotel, 4-star hotel, offering free bikes, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, a kids’ club and free shuttle service.
- Budget ($): King House Villa Hotel & Spa, 3-star hotel, offering free bikes, outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and an on-site bar.
3. Non Nuoc Beach
Non Nuoc Beach is a popular beach area located around 15 minutes taxi ride from Danang downtown area. It is set between the popular My Khe Beach and Hoi An Beach.
The beach has fine sand, clear blue waters, and is less crowded than other popular beaches around, offering relaxing beach holiday and privacy, ideal for those wanting seclusion location.
There are several luxury beachfront resorts and hotels with private beaches along Non Nuoc Beach, providing accommodation options for travelers looking to stay close to the sea.
Non Nuoc Beach is situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills with pagodas, caves, and beautiful views. The Marble Mountains provide a unique opportunity to explore the region’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage.
The beach area offers numerous beachfront restaurants and eateries where visitors can enjoy delicious seafood dishes and other Vietnamese specialties.
Non Nuoc Beach has become a sought-after destination for both luxury travelers, families, and couples seeking a relaxing and luxury beach getaway.
Best places to stay in Da Nang in Non Nuoc Beach:
- Luxury ($$$): Vinpearl Resort & Spa Da Nang, 5-star hotel, located in a prime location on Non Nuoc beach, a short drive from the airport, Marble Mountains. The hotel is an ideal base for relaxing and convenient to explore Hoi An ancient town, VinWonders Nam Hoi An amusement park, Vinpearl Nam Hoi An golf course.
- Luxury ($$$): Melia Danang Beach Resort, 5-star hotel, located along the coastline of Non Nuoc Beach, featuring a private beach area, a large outdoor pool, and a spa.
- Mid-range ($$): Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort , 4-star beachfront hotel, located along Non Nuoc Beach.
4. Bac My An Beach
Bac My An Beach is another popular beach location, south of My Khe Beach, in Da Nang, offering plenty of accommodation options for the beach holiday.
The beach is well-organized with beach facilities such as umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. It has calm water, making it a safe beach for families with small kids and a great spot for swimming and relaxing.
Best places to stay in Da Nang Bac My An Beach:
- Luxury ($$$): Pullman Danang Beach Resort, 5-star hotel, situated on Bac My An Beach, a short distance from downtown Da Nang.
- Mid-range ($$): Lavencos Hotel Da Nang, 4-star hotel with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden, and a fitness center.
- Budget ($): Titan Hotel Da Nang, great 3-star hotel, located within a short walk from My An Beach. It has an on-site restaurant, bar and free use of bicycles for cycling.
5. Han River Waterfronts
Han River is a beautiful river flowing in the heart of Da Nang. It is home to numerous bridges, including Han River Bridge and the pedestrian Dragon Bridge, especially captivating when it is illuminated at night.
The banks of the rivers are charming in both daytime and evening. You can take a leisure walk along the riverside promenade, enjoy a meal at riverfront restaurants, and take dinner cruises.
There are plenty of high rise riverside accommodation, four or five stars, offering river views. The riverfront also offers easy access to the airport, the downtown area with its top sights, restaurants, local eateries, coffee shops.
Best places to stay in Da Nang in Han River Waterfronts:
- Luxury ($$$): Hilton Da Nang, 5-star hotel, located in a prime location in Da Nang, within walking distance from Indochina Riverside Mall and Song Han Bridge.
- Mid-range ($$): Val Soleil Hotel, great 4-star hotel located along the waterfront of Han River, close to Cham Museum, Indochina Riverside Mall and Song Han Bridge.
- Budget ($): Avora Hotel, great 3-star family-friendly hotels, located in the Danang Downtown area, along the Han River.
6. Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula, also known as Monkey Mountain, is a beautiful and scenic landform located in Da Nang. It is one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations.
The peninsula is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, characterized by lush green forests, rugged limestone cliffs, and pristine sandy beaches. The panoramic views of the sea and the city of Da Nang from various vantage points are particularly captivating.
Situated on the slopes of the peninsula, Linh Ung Pagoda is a significant Buddhist temple and a major attraction for visitors. The pagoda is home to a colossal statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin, standing tall at 67 meters and is one of the tallest statues in Vietnam.
Son Tra Peninsula is a protected nature reserve, hosting an array of wildlife and plant species, some of which are endemic to the region. The peninsula is home to the rare red-shanked douc langurs, a species of primates with distinctive colorful fur.
The area provides opportunities for various outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, and mountain biking, allowing visitors to explore the natural wonders and experience the local flora and fauna up close.
One of the most popular spots on Son Tra Peninsula is Ban Co Peak, which translates to Chessboard Peak. It offers stunning panoramic views of Da Nang, its coastline, and the surrounding landscapes.
The peninsula also boasts several attractive beaches, with Tien Sa Beach being one of the most well-known. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and water sports in this pristine coastal area.
The local authorities are committed to preserving the natural environment and promoting eco-friendly tourism on the peninsula, making it a destination that emphasizes sustainable practices.
Son Tra Peninsula is easily accessible from Da Nang city center and is a popular day-trip destination for a nature-filled retreat and a break from the bustling city life.
Best places to stay in Da Nang in Son Tra Peninsula:
- Luxury ($$$): InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel, stunning 5-star resort in Son Tra Peninsula.
- Luxury ($$$): Wyndham Danang Golden Bay, 5-star hotel with a 24K gold-plated infinity swimming pool and a bar on the 29th floor, and a Wonder Park where you can find miniature wonders of the world. It offers free use of bicycles, and free airport shuttle.
- Mid-range ($$): Grand Gold Hotel, 4-star beachfront hotel, located close toMy Khe Beach.
Where should I stay in Da Nang for the first time?
My Khe Beach and Da Nang City Centre are the most popular locations for first-time visitors. Stay in My Khe Beach if you want a beach holiday with easy access to the downtown area. Stay in the City Center if you want in the heart of the city and close to major transport hubs.
Which part of Da Nang is best to stay?
Da Nang City Center, My Khe Beach, Non Nuoc Beach, and Son Tra Peninsula are some of the best areas to stay in Da Nang for tourists. They offer safe central locations with a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budget travelers.
Where to stay in Da Nang with Family?
Da Nang City Center, My Khe Beach, and Non Nuoc Beach are the best places to stay in Da Nang for families with children of all ages, both young and old. They provide a wide selection of family-friendly activities and attractions for the whole family.
Where to stay in Da Nang backpacker?
The best locations for backpackers are in Da Nang city center and My Khe Beach. These neighborhoods offer a wide range of budget backpacker hostels, as well as affordable restaurants and street food to dine in.
How many days do you need in Da Nang?
For a basic itinerary, you can consider spending 2 to 4 days in Da Nang to cover the main attractions such as Marble Mountains, Dragon Bridge, Han Market, Ba Na Hills, and take a day trip to Hoi An ancient town.
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In conclusion, Danang City Center, My Khe Beach, Non Nuoc Beach, Bac My An Beach, Han River, and Son Tra Peninsula are the best places to stay in Danang for tourists, both families, couples, solo travelers, backpackers. They offer a great selection of hotels for all budget travelers.