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Best places to stay in Jaisalmer

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Rooftop view from Jaisalmer fort, best places to stay in Jaisalmer

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The golden city of Jaisalmer is one of the most popular destinations in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Surrounded by the vast Thar Desert, the city is best known for its stunning fortress, where many locals still live today. There are plenty of great things to do in Jaisalmer, with some highlights being the chance to explore the fortress, see incredible sand dunes and visit beautiful Havelis. Thankfully, there are plenty of great hotel and accommodation options in Jaisalmer for all budgets, so you don’t need to worry about a lack of options. If you want to make your visit really unique then you can even stay in tents in the middle of the Thar Desert, which is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Discover our guide to the best places to stay in Jaisalmer desert below!

Best places to stay in Jaisalmer

Budget

Hotel Prithvi Palace

If you’re looking for good quality, air-conditioned rooms on a budget, then Hotel Prithvi Palace is a brilliant option. Located around a 10-15 minute walk from Jaisalmer’s famous golden fort, the hotel’s rooftop terrace offers amazing views of the fortress.

The hotel’s rooftop restaurant serves up delicious meals, so you can take in the views whilst enjoying some local dishes. All of the rooms have a private bathroom and are pleasantly decorated with traditional Indian decor. 

There is a tour desk at the hotel to help arrange sightseeing trips around Jaisalmer during your stay. Rooms at the hotel start from $11 USD (770 rupees) per night, with breakfast often included in the price.

Click here to book a stay at the wonderful Hotel Prithvi Palace on Booking.com or if you prefer using Agoda then click here to see the hotel on their website!Rooftop at Hotel Prithvi Palace, one of the best budget accommodation options in Jaisalmer

Diamond Guest House

Diamond Guest House is one of the best places to stay if you’re looking for budget accommodation inside Jaisalmer Fort itself. Inside the fort is one of the best areas to stay in Jaisalmer, as its a unique experience and well-located for exploring.

As accommodation in the fort is limited, you’ll normally find better value staying outside, but there are still some reasonable options. Diamond Guest House offers comfortable rooms, as well as a rooftop terrace with incredible views of Jaisalmer and the nearby Jain Temple. 

There is a lovely restaurant at the property, so you can enjoy the great views whilst eating. On top of that, the staff can help book any tours you want to do in and around Jaisalmer.

A word of warning for those who don’t like the heat, the rooms at the property don’t have air conditioning so you’ll need to look elsewhere if that’s important to you! Rooms at the guest house start from $9 USD (670 rupees) per night.

Click here to take a look at the lovely Diamond Guest House on Booking.com or if Agoda is your preferred booking platform then click here to take a look at the property on their website!

Rooftop view at Diamond Guest House Jaisalmer

Mid-range

Hotel Heritage House

Hotel Heritage House offers beautifully decorated and comfortable rooms at extremely reasonable prices. Rooms at the hotel are spacious and fitted with air conditioning, which we personally think is much needed when staying in Jaisalmer as it can get very hot!

The hotel is located around a 15 minute walk away from the fort and centre of Jaisalmer, but if you don’t fancy walking then tuk tuks are a cheap alternative! Staff at the hotel are incredibly friendly and will do anything they can to ensure you have a wonderful stay.

As with many of the hotels in Jaisalmer, Hotel Heritage House has a restaurant on site, so you don’t have to go far for some delicious local food. Rooms at the hotel start from around $35 USD (2,520 rupees) per night, with breakfast usually included in the price.

Click here to take a look at the Hotel Heritage House on Booking.com or if you would rather use Agoda then click here to see the property on their website!

Hotel Heritage House is one of the best value places to stay in Jaisalmer

Boutique Helsinki

The Boutique Helsinki Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Jaisalmer for the price. It’s incredible value considering the beautiful interior of the rooms, which wouldn’t be out of place in a high-end hotel.

One of the reasons the hotel is such good value is that it isn’t located in the fort, but even still it’s just a 15-minute walk away. The advantage of the location is that the rooftop terrace provides great views of the fort, especially when it’s lit up at night.

The hotel has everything you need, with a restaurant on site as well as good facilities in all the rooms, including air conditioning, flat screen TVs, a fridge and more! Rooms at the hotel start from around $35 USD (2,475 rupees) per night, with breakfast included in the price.

Click here to book a stay at the amazing Boutique Helsinki Hotel on Booking.com or alternatively click here to see the property on Agoda!Boutique Helsinki is one of the best accommodation options in Jaisalmer

Treat yourself!

Marriott Resort & Spa

The luxurious Marriott Resort & Spa Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Jaisalmer. One of the best things about staying at the hotel is the lovely swimming pool, which is perfect for cooling off from the desert heat!

It’s a brilliant option if you want a luxury hotel for your stay in Jaisalmer. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and modern, as well as being fitted with everything you need for a comfortable stay – which of course includes air conditioning!

The hotel has a restaurant on site, as well as a bar serving up a variety of cocktails and wines for when you fancy a drink or two. Simply put, the Marriott has everything you need and more, making it one of the top resorts in Jaisalmer! Rooms start from $182 USD (13,040 rupees) per night.

Click here to book a stay at the wonderful Marriott Resort & Spa on Booking.com or if you prefer to use Agoda then click here to arrange your stay on their website!

The Marrioo Resort & Spa is one of the best resorts in Jaisalmer

Suryagarh Jaisalmer

Suryagarh is one of the best luxury hotels in Jaisalmer, making it the perfect place for a comfortable stay. The hotel is in a secluded location around 10 kilometres outside of Jaisalmer, but thankfully everything you need is available on site.

This beautiful property is perfect if you want to combine exploring the city with a relaxing getaway. Escape from the heat with a refreshing dip in the pool, or treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage at the hotel’s spa.

There are a variety of different luxurious rooms and suites available at the hotel depending on your budget. Rooms contain heritage art pieces and traditional handcrafted furnishings, which adds to the property’s charm.

The hotel has both a restaurant and bar on site, so you don’t need to worry about getting to the city each time you fancy some food or drink! With everything you need readily available, a stay at the Suryagarh hotel is sure to be a highlight of your trip. 

Rooms start from $208 USD (14,935 rupees) per night, with breakfast normally included in the price.

Click here to book a stay at the luxurious Suryagarh Jaisalmer on Booking.com or if you want to book via Agoda then click here to see the hotel on their website!

Suryagarh Jaisalmer is one of the best luxury hotels in the area

Sujan The Serai Jaisalmer

One of the most unique places to stay in Jaisalmer is the wonderful Sujan The Serai Jaisalmer. Located around 30 kilometres away from the main city, Sujan The Serai Jaisalmer offers luxurious tents in the heart of the Thar Desert.

Staying here is a truly unique experience, and gives you the chance to stay in the desert whilst maintaining a high level of comfort. The staff are incredibly attentive to ensure all your needs and desires are met throughout your stay.

Thankfully the heat isn’t an issue when staying at Sujan The Serai, as all of the tents are fitted with air conditioning, and there’s even a small pool. Some of the tents also come with their own private heated dip pool or hot tub.

If you want a truly unique desert experience in Jaisalmer, then this is the place for you. Tents at the property start from $815 USD (58,410 rupees) per night, but if you have the money it’s worth it for a once in a lifetime stay!

Click here to take a look at the wonderful Sujan The Serai Jaisalmer on Booking.com or if you prefer to use Agoda then click here to see the property on their website!

The Tents at Sujan The Serai Jaisalmer are one of the most unique places to stay in the desert

Wondering how to get to Jaisalmer? Check out the links below to find out how to get there from other cities in Rajasthan!

How to get from Jaipur to Jaisalmer!     How to get from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer!

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