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12 Best Hotels in Split Croatia for All Budgets 2024

12 Best Hotels in Split Croatia for All Budgets 2024

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

An up-to-date accommodation guide showcasing the 12 best hotels in Split Croatia to help you plan where to stay in this incredible Dalmatian city.

Split is the second-largest city in Croatia with a population of roughly 160,000 people. It offers a stunning coastal city with beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and historical attractions like the unmissable Diocletian’s Palace.

When planning a vacation to Split, choosing the right hotel is a priority for an enjoyable stay. With so many accommodation options across different neighborhoods, finding one that fits your budget and travel preferences is important.

That’s why, in this blog post, I’ll give you a rundown of the 4 best neighborhoods in Split, including the Old Town, Veli Varoš, Bacvice, and Firule, with included recommendations for the best hotels in each area.

My top picks are the Judita Palace Heritage for a luxurious stay and the Hostel Dvor for an epic budget option.

The Best Hotels in Split: The 4 Top Neighborhoods

  • Old Town - Split's Old Town is one of the best places to stay in the city because of how much there is to see and do. Overlooking the harbor, Old Town has a range of cafes, bars, shops, and historical sites to experience.
  • Veli Varoš - This charming neighborhood showcases traditional white stone architecture and local ambiance. Veli Varoš is home to narrow streets and stunning medieval churches, perfect for families who love exploring.
  • Bacvice - If you want to enjoy the beaches of Split and the vibrant nightlife, Bacvice is the best place to stay.
  • Firule - One neighborhood over from Bacvice is where you can find Firule, another great place to stay if you wish to spend your time on the beach and in nightclubs.
Best areas to stay in split
Map of the best areas to stay in Split, Croatia

Old Town Split - Hotels Close to the Main Attractions

If you love sightseeing, then Old Town (Diocletian's Palace) is the best location to stay in Split. With a range of hotels to choose from in the area, there is something for every budget.

Cornaro hotel bedroom layout with split old townCornaro Hotel$$$
Judita palace heritage hotel with family room, splitJudita Palace Heritage Hotel$$$
Korta apartments with bedroom layout and kitchen, splitApartments Korta$$

1. Cornaro Hotel

Only a two-minute walk from the UNESCO-protected Diocletian's Palace is where you'll find Cornaro Hotel.

Situated in a fantastic location surrounded by historic buildings, Cornaro Hotel features a rooftop terrace with a hot tub and bar.

All rooms in the hotel have air conditioning, a seating area, and beautiful city views.

If you love sightseeing, then Old Town is the best area for you to stay. Some of the best attractions near the hotel include the Split City Museum and Riva Promenade.

2. Judita Palace Heritage Hotel

The Palace Judita Heritage Hotel is located in a palace that dates back to the 16th century. Located next to the UNESCO-protected Diocletian's Palace, this hotel offers the ultimate luxury in the heart of Split.

All guest rooms feature exposed stone walls, elegant furniture, and luxurious bathrooms. From the balcony of the patrician home, you can enjoy panoramic views over the square. What more could you expect from a palace?

Spend your days exploring the historical center of Split or lying by the ocean on Bacvice Beach.

Tip: It's worth setting the alarm early in Split. The streets are much quieter to explore and the photography opportunities of the historical elements are endless!

3. Apartments Korta

If you want to stay in self-catered accommodation in Old Town, look no further than Apartments Korta.

Located 700 meters from the Diocletian Palace, the units at this property have a flat-screen tv, air conditioning, and a quaint patio.

With so many popular attractions nearby, Apartments Korta is one of the best places to stay in Split if hotels are not your thing.

Boat at split old town harbour, croatia
A boat docked at the oid town harbor

Veli Varoš: Best Place to Stay in Split For Families

If you're looking for where to stay in Split with your family, Veli Varoš is the perfect place. Almost wholly pedestrianized, this neighborhood features numerous churches, parks, restaurants, and unique viewpoints.

Perla apartmani split bedroom with blindsPerla Apartmani$$$
Hotel ambasador bedroom views over harbor, splitHotel Ambasador$$$
Hotel cvita junior suiteHotel Cvita$$

4. Perla Apartmani Split

Perla Apartment Split is fantastic for families as it has free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and a well-equipped kitchen.

Some apartments offer a terrace, with beautiful views over the area and sleep up to six people.

What makes this accommodation perfect for families is that it's only a short walk from various popular attractions. It's only an eight-minute walk to Diocletian's Palace and the Republic Square is only 400 meters away.

Tip: If you're tired after a long day of exploring I recommend the pizza from Bokamorra Haute Couture Pizza! It was the best pizza I tried in Split and can easily be ordered on WOLT.

5. Hotel Ambasador

If you want to stay in a hotel with fantastic sea views, Hotel Ambasador is a perfect choice.

Located in the Marjan District, this hotel is only 1.5km from Jezinac Beach and has an outdoor rooftop pool, fitness center, terrace, and restaurant.

Spend time in your spacious room, enjoying the view from the terrace or exploring the area on foot.

Points of interest near the hotel include Bacvice Beach, Diocletian's Palace, and Obojena Svjetlost. Split Airport, the nearest airport, is 25km from the hotel.

6. Hotel Cvita

Hotel Cvita is a 4-star accommodation that features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a wellness center.

All uniquely designed rooms feature a private bathroom, while some are fitted with a balcony and sea views.

For those wanting more adventure, the Blue Lagoon day trip can be organized and departs from the harbor just a short drive from the hotel.

At Hotel Cvita, the staff are there to help. Speaking German, English, French, and Croatian.

Bacvice: Best for Accommodation Near The Beach

Located southeast of the city center and home to the famous Bacvice Beach and some of Split's most popular nightclubs, Bacvice is a great place to stay.

Hotel park in split bedroom with lights and private bathroomHotel Park$$$
Briig boutique hotel double room, splitBriig Boutique Hotel$$$
Boban luxury bedroom suite with lounge and large bed, croatiaBoban Luxury Suites$$

7. Hotel Park Split

As one of the best 5-star Split Hotels, it's easy to see why Hotel Park Split is a must-stay. Built in 1921 and restructured in 2015, Hotel Park Split is a first-class hotel located right next to Bacvice Beach.

This hotel offers an outdoor pool, an upscaled restaurant, and luxury suites you can't find anywhere else.

If you want a place to relax, the hotel's wellness center features a private hot tub, sauna, and gym. The property also features a large terrace that offers an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere.

Located 1km from Diocletian's Palace and 700 meters from the ferry port, bus, and train stations, Hotel Park Split is one of the best hotels in Split.

8. Briig Boutique Hotel

Looking for where to stay in Split that is unique, close to the beach but also feels worlds away from the crowds? Briig Boutique Hotel is the place for you.

Within walking distance to Bacvice Beach, this small boutique hotel features a rooftop swimming pool, a bar, restaurant and well equipped spa.

Popular points of interest near the hotel include the Cathedral of St. Domnius, Split City Museum, and the stunning Dalmatian Coast.

9. Boban Luxury Suites

Boban Luxury Suites is one of the best hotels in Split and offers an outdoor pool and free bikes so you can explore the area easily.

Only 200 meters from the sea, ride or walk to the beach and spend your day there. If you prefer to spend more time at your hotel, the outdoor pool is just the place.

There are plenty of things to do around the hotel, as well! Tennis courts, and football and basketball terrains can be found next door. Marjan Park-Forest is also only 3km from the hotel.

Split harbor croatia
Split harbor

Firule Neighborhood: Hotels Close to the Sea

If you want to stay in a neighborhood that has fantastic beaches and great nightlife but fewer crowds than Bacvice, then Firule is the best location to stay in Split.

Radisson blu resort split bedroom with window viewRadisson Blu Resort & Spa$$$$
Hotel posh bedroom with large bedHotel Posh$$$
Bedroom layout with view at alba residence in split, croatiaAlba Residence$$

10. Radisson Blu Resort & Spa

The Radisson Blu Resort is one of the best 5-star Split hotels. This luxurious hotel offers a spa center and a fantastic outdoor pool area.

What makes this one of the best hotels in the area is the panoramic views. Most rooms include a balcony with stunning views overlooking the islands of Brac and Solta.

The hotel has an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a beautiful beach area. Guests can spend their days lounging by the pools or the beach or explore the beautiful neighborhood around the hotel.

11. Hotel Posh

As the name suggests, Hotel Posh is one of the best 5-star hotels in Split.

Located one street from the ocean, Hotel Posh features an infinity pool with gorgeous views overlooking the Dalmatian Islands and boasts modern guest rooms.

The hotel also features a fitness center and a bar. Guests can relax by the pool, in the garden, or in the shared lounge area. This is also a great option for those looking for adventure as a day trip Omis can be organized from the on-site tour desk.

To make it easy for guests to get to the hotel, the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

12. Alba Residence

Finally, one of the best luxury hotels in Firule Split is the Alba Residence.

Boasting modern accommodation, free private parking, and a stunning rooftop terrace, Alba Residence is close to Firule Beach and Bacvice Beach. So, if you wish to spend your day at one of the best beaches in the city, it's only a short walk!

Each room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom. Some guest rooms also include a private sauna and furnished balconies featuring spectacular sea views.

Start your day with a continental breakfast, then head to the nearest beach or spend your day exploring the Blue Cave on a day trip.

Croatian old city street

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: I select hotels in Split based on current prices, location & proximity to main attractions like the Old Town, as well as current reviews, ratings, and recommendations.
  • My Experience: I've spent several weeks living in Split, where I stayed in many hotels and hostels. During my stay, I reviewed and compared numerous listings based on specific criteria and chose those accommodations that provided the best value for money.
  • Top Reviews: All the hotels I've chosen uphold outstanding ratings on booking platforms like, Expedia, and I regularly review and update my selections to ensure that each hotel continuously meets a high standard of quality.
  • Local Insights: My hotel selections are based on my own experiences however some are recommendations from other travelers.

Read more about how I review & select hotels & accommodations.

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Epic Day Trips from Split

If you're looking for more things to do from Split check out the recommended day trips below to fill time.

Krka national park, croatia

1. Krka Waterfalls Day Trip

By far the best inland day trip! Visit the amazing karst waterfalls at Krka National Park.

Boat inside the blue grotto of bisevo island

2. Blue Cave & 5 Islands Top Pick

The best boat trip you can book from Split. Visits the amazing Blue Cave and 5 islands including Hvar and Vis.

The omis zipline tour in cetina canyon, croatia

3. Epic Cetina Zipline

Experience Croatia's most epic zipline coast over the stunning Cetina Canyon!

FAQ About Staying in Split

What neighborhood is best for historical sites?

The Old Town is the best area for those who are interested in history and want to be close to major attractions like Diocletian’s Palace. This area is also pedestrian-friendly and full of life with numerous shops, cafes, and restaurants.

What types of accommodation are available in Split?

Split offers a diverse range of accommodation types including luxury and budget hotels, apartments, and hostels. This variety caters to different preferences and budgets, from solo travelers & couples to families.

What is the best time of year to visit Split, Croatia?

The best time to visit Split is between late May and early October when the weather is warm and sunny. July and August are the peak tourist months. If you plan to visit during peak time it is recommended to book accommodation 3-6 months early.

How many days do you need in Split?

A stay of at least 3 to 4 days is recommended. This gives you enough time to explore the Diocletian's Palace, relax at the beaches, and take a day trip to nearby islands like Brac or Hvar.

What are the must-visit attractions in Split?

Riva Promenade is perfect for a stroll, and Marjan Forest Park offers great hiking and panoramic views of the city. Don’t miss the local markets or the vibrant nightlife. Another must-visit attraction is the Blue Lagoon and it is possible to reach by renting your own boat, driving to Trogir, or taking a day tour.

How easy is it to get around Split?

Split is a small city, making it easy to explore on foot, especially the Old Town and waterfront areas. Public buses are available for longer distances.

More Croatia Travel & Accommodation Guides

And, that's a wrap for this updated Split accommodation guide covering the best hotels across the city.

Before you head off, make sure to check out some of my other Croatia travel guides below, based on my personal experience traveling in this amazing country.

The best hotels to stay in split, croatia
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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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