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The 15 Best Hotels in Taipei To Book With Points [Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, IHG]

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Hong Kong and Tokyo are at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists, but Taipei should be, too.

The Taiwanese capital is one of the most underrated cities in Asia (and one of the best foodie cities in Asia), and you may have heard of Taipei 101, its most famous architectural wonder. But you should also know the destination has some of the coolest food markets and friendliest locals on the continent. It’s affordable, easy to navigate, and, best of all, it has plenty of hotels where you can spend your points and miles.

These are the best Taipei hotels you can book with points.

The 5 Best Marriott Hotels in Taipei

With nearly 20 properties within the Marriott portfolio in and around Taipei, Marriott loyalists have several options when it comes to choosing a hotel. Here are our top picks.

1. W Taipei

W Taipei
Guest rooms at W Taipei have views of Taipei 101. Image Credit: Marriott

Those who want to admire Taipei 101 can do so from their room at the W Taipei. The hotel is right next door and also close to Taipei Arena. The 405 rooms and suites are contemporary, with floor-to-ceiling windows from which you can view the aforementioned landmark, local artwork and sculptures, and sleek settees and lighting — and let’s not forget the signature W beds with 350-thread-count sheets.

The WET pool is on the rooftop, with stunning city views, and the hotel also has a fitness center and AWAY Spa. Woo Bar, YEN Chinese Restaurant, and the stylish YEN Bar, which is on the 31st floor of the hotel (yes, you can get iconic views of Taipei 101 here, too).

Room rates start around $300 or 67,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

2. Le Méridien Taipei

Le Meridien Taipei
Le Méridien Taipei is in the Xinyi area. Image Credit: Marriott

The Le Méridien Taipei is in the Xinyi district (known as the Manhattan of Taipei, thanks to its skyscrapers and shopping). Significantly smaller than the W, this hotel has 160 rooms, all decorated in muted beige and white tones with black-and-white photography.

The hotel has an indoor pool, health club, and the Cantonese restaurant My Humble House, which features both indoor and outdoor seating. Don’t miss afternoon tea at Latest Recipe or drinks at the lobby bar, Latitude Lounge.

Rates start at $280 or 62,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

3. Hotel Proverbs Taipei, a Member of Design Hotels

Hotel Proverbs
Hotel Proverbs Taipei, a Member of Design Hotels, was designed by Ray Chen. Image Credit: Marriott

We always expect Design Hotels to be chic, and the Hotel Proverbs Taipei, a Member of Design Hotels, doesn’t disappoint with an eclectic mixture of copper, leather, wood, velvet, and steel furnishings and decor. Guest rooms feel moody and masculine, complete with marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and small seating areas. The exterior of the hotel is just as impressive, with alternating steel-mesh crates stacked upon each other in the East District of the city in a trendy, youthful neighborhood.

The hotel also features an outdoor pool and a French-inspired steakhouse, L’Idiot.

Room rates start at $250 or 43,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

4. Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel

Renassiance Taipei Shilin
Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel has a stunning rooftop pool with views. Image Credit: Marriott

Travelers who want to immerse themselves in Taipei’s green hills, cultural offerings, and, of course, the famous Shihlin Night Market should stay at the Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel. Rooms and suites all feature either mountain or city views, with a touch of Asian design influence to make you feel like, yes, you’re really in Taipei.

The rooftop infinity pool offers an incredible view of the unique local surroundings. If you don’t feel like fighting the crowds at the night market, you can eat Asian food at Shihlin Kitchen, the hotel’s restaurant.

Room rates start at $182 or 31,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

5. Taipei Marriott Hotel

Taipei Marriott
The rooftop pool at Taipei Marriott Hotel. Image Credit: Marriott

In the Dazhi District (known for its shopping and entertainment), the Taipei Marriott Hotel is part of a larger complex that’s home to shopping, an arcade, and restaurants. This particular hotel feels more like a big resort, with 6 restaurants, (including teppanyaki and Japanese), a spa, a fitness center, a rooftop pool, and a skybar.

Rooms and suites feel luminous and bright, decked out in earth tones. Some overlook the Miramar Ferris Wheel down below, while you may spot Taipei 101 from others.

Room rates start at about $180 or 34,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

Hot Tip:

The best way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points to get free hotel stays is through a co-branded Marriott Bonvoy credit card. The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card offers a generous welcome bonus offer, a free night award, and 6x points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy, among other perks. Just make sure you understand how to extract the most value out of the card in order to offset the high annual fee of $650 (rates & fees).

The 3 Best Hyatt Hotels in Taipei

Hyatt has a limited presence in Taipei, but you should be able to find something that fits your needs. If you’re looking to stay somewhere super luxurious, though, you may want to opt for a different hotel brand, as these properties range from award categories 1 to 3 (ideal for budget travelers looking for affordable points stays).

1. Grand Hyatt Taipei

Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei has 850 guest rooms and suites. Image Credit: Hyatt

This massive hotel is home to 850 guest rooms and suites and 8 restaurants. Although the Grand Hyatt Taipei refers to itself as a city within a city, we still recommend getting out of the hotel to eat, shop, stroll, and dine elsewhere, though if you’re feeling lazy, you could easily stay there and never have to leave.

Some rooms have views of Taipei 101, but all feature marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows with cityscape views. At the many restaurants, you can sample European and Asian cuisine (or coffee and bubble tea) or opt to relax in the expansive outdoor pool. The hotel also has a spa and fitness center. Just know that the hotel is rumored to be haunted (though many a traveler has debunked this myth).

Rates for this Category 3 property start at $180 or 9,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

2. EPISODE Daan Taipei

Episode Daan
EPISODE Daan Taipei has character. Image Credit: Hyatt

Part of the JdV by Hyatt program, which features boutique-style hotels with local character, EPISODE Daan Taipei is in the trendy Daan neighborhood, home to National Taiwan University, various night markets, and the 64-acre Da’an Forest Park. The fun, funky hotel features Malin + Goetz bath amenities, in-room record players, furry blankets whimsically tossed on beds, and a mix-and-match design aesthetic that puts wood, metal, marble, and fabrics together in unexpected ways.

Although you can get Taiwanese food galore and at the nearby night markets, Americans who want a taste of home can dine at the hotel’s Texas Roadhouse restaurant, which is opening soon. Or, make new friends at restaurant, bar, and hangout spot The Social by Laylow.

Rates for this Category 3 property start at $165 or $9,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

3. Hyatt Place New Taipei City Xinzhuang

Hyatt Place Taipei
Hyatt Place New Taipei City Xinzhuang is ideal for business travelers or families looking for a quiet stay. Image Credit: Hyatt

Business travelers or families should consider the Hyatt Place New Taipei City Xinzhuang. The surrounding area is clean and safe and close to parks, temples, and many other attractions. While the hotel is not fancy or elevated, it’s affordable, clean, and comfortable. Many of its rooms come with a sofa bed so the whole family can stay together. Guest rooms and suites also offer practical amenities, such as blackout curtains, safes that fit laptops, and handheld steamers.

The hotel also has an outdoor pool and a fitness center that’s open 24/7. It also welcomes pets (both dogs and cats), so you can really bring the entire family along if you wish.

Rates for this Category 1 property start at an affordable $100 or 3,500 World of Hyatt points per night.

Hot Tip:

The World of Hyatt loyalty program is one of Upgraded Points’ favorites. If you need to earn more Hyatt points for free stays, consider getting The World of Hyatt Credit Card, which offers bonus points for Hyatt stays and a fast track to elite status.

The 4 Best Hilton Hotels in Taipei

With 4 hotels to choose from, Hilton fans can opt for a locally inspired Curio Collection stay or experience one of the nicest DoubleTree properties we’ve ever seen. Here are the top Hilton properties in Taipei.

1. Humble House Taipei, Curio Collection by Hilton

Humble House Taipei
Humble House Taipei, Curio Collection by Hilton, has a trendy rooftop pool. Image Credit: Hilton

Humble House Taipei, Curio Collection by Hilton, is close to all of the big attractions but also retains a bit of Taipei charm. This Xinyi hotel’s 235 rooms were designed with sophistication and sustainability in mind and feature local artwork. The building is LEED-Diamond Certified, and guests can check out the plants growing on the fifth to seventh floors. Room amenities include a Sealy mattress, signature velvet bathrobes, and a Nespresso machine.

The seventh-floor swimming pool is chic and inviting, offering views of Taipei 101. The hotel also has a fitness center that’s open around the clock, a Japanese-inspired spa, and what they call they call the art gallery, which is really just beautiful artwork strategically placed around the hotel.

Room rates start at $190 or 61,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

2. Hotel Resonance Taipei, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Hotel Resonance
Hotel Resonance Taipei, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is large, airy, and bright. Image Credit: Hilton

Hotel Resonance, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is in the Zhongzheng district, near the Taipei Botanical Gardens and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Walking in, you’ll find shared spaces full of light and colorful, welcoming furniture and decor. Rooms are sleek and modern, with large windows and beds with 250-thread count sheets.

This colorful hotel doesn’t have a pool, but it does have a spa and a 24-hour-a-day fitness center, as well as a Starbucks, for those who really want to feel at home.

Room rates start at $190 or 60,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

3. DoubleTree By Hilton Taipei Zhongshan

DoubleTree by Hilton Taipei
DoubleTree By Hilton Taipei Zhongshan has bright and comfortable guest rooms. Image Credit: Hilton

DoubleTree By Hilton Taipei Zhongshan is one of the top Hilton properties in Taipei and is a smaller hotel with 106 guest rooms and suites in the shopping district of Tiao Tong. Each comes with the signature DoubleTree amenities, like the Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience bedding (250-thread-count sheets) and Nespresso machines.

The rooftop fitness center means you can get in a workout with views, then enjoy breakfast or lunch in the Alley restaurant or drinks in the La Salle lobby lounge.

Room rates start at $230 or 60,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

4. Hilton Taipei Sinban

Hilton Taipei Sinban
Hilton Taipei’s pool feels almost tropical. Image Credit: Hilton

Slightly further away from the city center in the Banqiao district, the Hilton Taipei Sinban is near the Nanya Night Market and the Lin Family Mansion and Garden. Although the carpeting might make the guest rooms feel a bit dated, the hotel opened in 2018, so it’s still relatively new, and rooms feature city views, bathrobes, and slippers.

The rooftop pool is a delightful urban oasis with gorgeous cityscape views, swaying palm trees, and chic cabanas. The fitness center also features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, so you can get fit and enjoy the view at the same time. The hotel has 3 restaurants, so you can take your pick of artisanal teas and pastries, elegant Chinese cuisine, or international flavors.

Rates start at $190 or 44,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

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The 3 Best IHG Hotels in Taipei

IHG has a limited presence in Taipei with just 4 properties, but each offers a distinctly different type of stay. Here are our top 3 picks for the best IHG hotels in Taipei, from a trendy Kimpton to a luxurious, modern Regent.

1. Kimpton Da An Hotel

Kimpton Da an
Kimpton Da An is a stylish hotel in a stylish neighborhood. Image Credit: IHG

The Kimpton Da An is set in the trendy Daan neighborhood, just steps away from buzzy restaurants and cool shops. Each of the 129 rooms has an espresso machine, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, Frette linens, and a yoga mat.

Guests can hang out on the hotel’s rooftop terrace, join the evening social hour for wine, or work out at the fitness center. If you’d like to get your exercise in with a more local workout, the Kimpton Da An also features a biking and hiking program.

Room rates start at $188 or 34,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.

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2. Regent Taipei

Regent Taipei
Regent Taipei is a massive hotel. Image Credit: IHG

The elegant Regent Taipei sits on the edge of Kangle Park, a luxury property also home to Regent Galleria, a collection of upscale shops. The hotel is one of the largest on this list, home to 568 guest rooms and suites. Even the lowest-category rooms are large at more than 400 square feet, but we love the balcony rooms, which come with outdoor space, a walk-in closet, and a seating area.

If guests need respite from the busy city, they can experience Western and Eastern treatment methods at the Wellspring Spa, relax at the heated rooftop pool, take yoga classes, or work out at the fitness center.

Room rates start at $193 or 38,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.

3. Hotel Indigo Taipei North

Hotel Indigo Taipei North
Hotel Indigo Taipei North has colorful and fun guest rooms. Image Credit: IHG

Travelers looking for value should consider a stay at the Hotel Indigo Taipei North, one of the most affordable IHG properties on this list, in the family-friendly Dazhi district, full of green spaces (and the highest density of Michelin-star restaurants in the Taiwanese capital: 6).

The hotel’s 149 guest rooms and suites feel colorful and welcoming, and the outdoor bar area is a fun place to enjoy cocktails. The hotel also offers special packages where the use of a GoPro during your stay is included in your room rate.

Room rates start at $156 or 26,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.

Hot Tip:

If you’re not into any of the options on our list, there’s always the upcoming Four Seasons Taipei (reportedly opening in 2025) directly across from Taipei 101. Although it’s not necessarily a points hotel, we’re hoping it’ll be part of Amex Fine Hotels + Resorts, where specific Amex cardholders get benefits like upgrades (subject to availability), breakfast, late checkout, and a unique property amenity valued at $100.

Final Thoughts

Travelers of all kinds have plenty of points hotels to choose from in Taipei. The Taiwanese capital is a large metropolis with a well-functioning metro system, but we recommend looking into the types of activities you want to do so you can stay nearby, which may be the most convenient way to decide on accommodation. From the Xinyi area around Taipei 101 to the cultural attractions of Zhongzheng and the trendy vibes of Da’an, if you have points to redeem in Taipei, there are well-located hotels to suit all budgets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I stay in Taipei for the first time?

The best part about Taipei is that it’s well-connected by a clean and functional metro. Many parts are also walkable. Those who want a big city feel should stay near Taipei 101 near Xinyi, while those looking for a trendy taste of dining and local shops should consider the funky Da’an neighborhood or the hip Wanhua. Families might prefer Zhongshan, where many popular hotels are located.

What is the best area to stay in Taipei?

The best area to stay in Taipei depends on what type of trip you want to have. If you want to visit Taipei 101, you might choose Xinyi. For those who want to explore more cultural attractions, you might opt for Zhongzheng. For a fun, trendy vibe, stay in Da’an.

Is the Grand Hyatt Taipei haunted?

The Grand Hyatt Taipei is rumored to be haunted by the Grand Hyatt Taipei ghost(s). The story goes that the hotel was “reportedly” built on the site of a war camp that had prisoners, but this war “camp” was really just a warehouse used to store arms. Still, you never know! 

Is the Grand Hyatt Taipei a Category 4 hotel? 

Presently, Hyatt deems the Grand Hyatt Taipei category as a 3, not a 4. The Grand Hyatt Taipei category used to be a 4, but it went down in March 2024 during Hyatt’s most recent round of category adjustments. The Hyatt Place New Taipei City Xinzhuang category also went from a 2 to a 1 during this latest round of changes.

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Lori is an intrepid traveler who loves creating itineraries that exude “luxe on a budget.” She’s written for CNN, NBC, The Infatuation, and more, and loves to muse about points-fueled trips to Sri Lanka, Sicily, and Myanmar.

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