Where to Stay in Da Nang → 5 Terrific Areas (with Hotels!)

Aerial view of Da Nang city skyline at dusk with coastline, illuminated streets, and densely packed buildings

Getting ready to visit Da Nang? I’m so happy for you, as this is a great Central Vietnam city to explore with beautiful beaches, blue sea, and affordable hotels. But where to stay in Da Nang? With so many attractions around, it can be hard to choose the best area.

Luckily, I’ve done extensive research and can confidently say that My Khe Beach is the best area to stay in Da Nang. Whether you’re in town for its serene beachfront settings or exploring cultural landmarks, My Khe is perfect. I’ll also cover 4 more areas to suit all tastes and budgets.

Da Nang is a perfect base for visiting nearby attractions, so I highly recommend booking your stay in Da Nang in advance, as the good rooms tend to sell out quickly!

Quick Picks for Your Stay

Can’t read until the end? Check out my overview of the best hotels to stay in Da Nang, notably around My Khe Beach:

luxury hotel
A hotel room with a bed and a television.
mid-range hotel
A large building with a courtyard in front of it.
budget hotel
A room with a bed, a desk and a window.

Sea Wind Hotel

Best affordable accommodation in the center

Here is a map to help you visualize the areas in Da Nang I’ll be talking about:

an illustrated map with highlighted areas of the best neighborhoods to stay in Da-Nang
  1. MY KHE BEACH: for first timers
  2. City Center: for a local vibe
  3. Son Tra Peninsula: for the nature
  4. Bac My An: for foodies
  5. Non Nuoc Beach: for luxury

1. My Khe Beach – where to stay in Da Nang for first-timers

The beach in da nang is lined with umbrellas and chairs.

Some of the most luxury resorts and beachfront hotels in Da Nang are located around the My Khe Beach area. If you’re visiting for the first time, here you’ll find the most attractive beaches and restaurants.

Every time is an excellent time to visit My Khe, but from April to September is the best. You’ll be greeted with clear skies and little rainfall.

The natural beauty of Central Vietnam and the ancient town of Hoi An (which is a great place to stay!) are easily accessible from My Khe Beach, making this an excellent location for first-timers looking to move around the area.

Luxury hotel
A collage of three photos of TMS Hotel Da Nang Beach highlighting the sea-view balcony breakfast area, an oceanfront room with large windows, and the infinity pool overlooking the coast

Steps away from the vibrant My Khe Beach is one of the best luxury hotels, the TMS Hotel. It has a rooftop swimming pool, free bikes, a fitness center, and exceptional room service. It is an ideal hotel for families as there is a kids’ club and family rooms.

Other accommodation options in My Khe Beach

The building where the hotel is located.

The hotel is prioritized for its central location and spacious suites

A hotel room with a bed, desk, chair and window.

Offers rooftop lounging and a pool with a city view and has super comfortable beds

A living room with wooden floors and a ceiling fan.

Modern apartment on the 29th floor that offers panoramic city and sea views

Things to do in My Khe Beach

2. City Center – where to stay in Da Nang for a local vibe

Vibrant street scene in Da Nang city center, with bustling traffic including motorcycles, cars, and a yellow city bus amidst colorful storefronts, highlighting the dynamic urban atmosphere

Da Nang City Center (or Hai Chau District) is the area between the Da Nang Airport and the Han River. It’s the main business and administrative area with a local vibe, with the stunning beaches being a short ride away. Still, you’ll find many lively and touristy spots like restaurants, rooftop bars, coffee shops, etc.

Downtown Da Nang offers access to numerous landmarks. Points of interest in Danang city center include the Da Nang Cathedral, Han Market, Han River Waterfront, and Cham Museum.

The city of Da Nang is known for its fabulous bridges. Visit the most iconic ones, like Da Nang Dragon Bridge, Love Bridge, Han River Bridge, and Golden Bridge.

Luxury hotel
A collage of three photos in City Center Da-Nang: blue living room set, a bed with romantic petal arrangement, and a cozy poolside dining area

Fivitel Boutique is an excellent Da Nang hotel with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and cozy rooms. Rooms have a city view, modern furnishings, and air conditioning. The hotel has easy access to the iconic Dragon Bridge.

Other accommodation options in Da Nang City Center

A bed in a room with a view of the city.

Within walking distance from the Dragon Bridge and Han River, offers beautiful rooms with city or river views, rooftop terrace

2 3 Star City Riverside Hotel Excellent location by the Han River

Excellent location by the Han River; has rooms with a city view and super friendly staff

A living room with stairs and a bed.

Fabulous newly built apartment with 2 queen beds and an on-site café; spacious rooms

Things to do in Da Nang City Center

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3. Son Tra Peninsula – where to stay in Da Nang for natural sights

Breathtaking aerial view of the Lady Buddha statue at Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang, as the sunset casts a warm glow over the serene landscape, highlighting the statue as a beacon above the surrounding lush greenery and calm bay waters

The Son Tra Peninsula has a long sandy beach often named among the best beaches in Da Nang and the world.

The area is also known as Monkey Mountain (there are tons of monkeys around!), and it houses more than 190 coral species!

In Son Tra, you’ll be surrounded by lush city parks and nature, making this a great area for trekking in Da Nang. The surroundings are also convenient for exploring nearby caves.

The Da Nang International Airport is an 18-minute drive from the Son Tra Peninsula.

Luxury hotel
A collage of three photos in Bac My An: A cozy, well-appointed room, a luxurious bathroom with a petal-filled tub, and the resort's expansive pool area with shaded sun loungers

Stay close to the picturesque Marble Mountain in this luxurious resort with a private beach area. It has some of the most spacious rooms in the area, with sea-view balconies and a walk-in shower. Features 2 large outdoor swimming pools and a spa center.

Other accommodation options in Son Tra Peninsula

The lobby area of a modern hotel.

4-star hotel featuring a shared lounge and a swimming pool

A bed in a room with a towel swan on it.

Air conditioning, flat-screen TV, and a fridge in all rooms; a short walk from the Bai Rang Beach

A swimming pool at a house with a wooden deck.

Private villa with a secluded pool, free parking, and room for up to 12 people

Things to do in Son Tra

4. Bac My An – where to stay in Da Nong for foodies

A local vendor in Bac My An Market, Da Nang, sits among an array of fresh produce including garlic, onions, and a variety of greens, reflecting the vibrant daily life and rich culinary culture in a traditional Vietnamese market setting

If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine and wish to be near bustling night markets, Bac My An is ideal. You’ll be nestled near traditional street food hubs and can observe the hustle and bustle of local life on a busy weekday.

The area lies 8 km (5 miles) from the city center and is easily accessible via public buses, motorbikes, or taxis.

The Bac My An Beach is also a popular destination for couples and honeymooners, with many fabulous luxury resorts nearby. This area is becoming increasingly popular for expats and digital nomads, so it’s also suitable for a longer stay.

Luxury hotel
A collage of three photos in Bac My An: A cozy, well-appointed room, a luxurious bathroom with a petal-filled tub, and the resort's expansive pool area with shaded sun loungers

Pullman is hands down one of the best luxury beachfront resorts I found. It features a nice infinity pool, an open kitchen that offers unique local culinary experiences, and a fitness center. Rooms have modern furnishings with pool or garden views.

Other accommodation options in Bac My An

The swimming pool at or close to the hotel.

Ideal for couples, this boutique hotel offers continental breakfast, has a sauna, and extra large beds

A bed or beds in a room with a view of the city.

Modern and affordable accommodation with sea view; rooms are clean and compact

A kitchen with a table and chairs and a view of the ocean.

Centrally-located apartment surrounded by restaurants, bars, and shops; city skyline view and fully-equipped

Things to do in Bac My An

5. Non Nuoc Beach – where to stay in Da Nang for luxury

Panoramic dusk view of Non Nuoc Beach in Da Nang, showcasing the tranquil sea beside a stretch of luxury resorts and lush vegetation, with the distinctive Marble Mountains in the distance under a gradient sunset sky

The area around Non Nuoc Beach is the place to be if you’re in town for a luxurious stay. It hosts a range of beachfront retreats with private beaches.

The Non Nuoc Beach is clean, and you can try numerous beach activities while enjoying your time under the sun.

If you’re in for hiking, the area is close to the Marble Mountains, known for their limestone hills. Plus, the abundance of family-friendly amenities makes it an ideal place to stay with kids.

Non Nuoc Beach is also known as China Beach because it was popular among soldiers during the Vietnam War. For political reasons, please do not refer to this beach as “China Beach” while visiting.

Luxury hotel
A collage of three photos in Non Nuoc Beach: Private jacuzzi with ocean view, elegant bedroom with balcony access, and an aerial view of the expansive pool and beachfront

Sheraton Grand Danang Resort has a private beach area, spacious suites, a buffet breakfast, and a kids’ club. It’s perfect for families and is also favored by water sports enthusiasts. Rooms have a royal feel, and some even have a private infinity pool. It’s one of the best Da Nang hotels for fitness enthusiasts, too.

Other accommodation options in Non Nuoc Beach

A room with a bed and a balcony overlooking the ocean.

Floor-to-ceiling windows, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a spa; slightly lower rating due to limited facilities

A cloud shaped pillow sits on a table next to a window.

Sun terrace in the vicinity of the Marble Mountains, free Wi-Fi, patio in every room, double-bed-only

A balcony with a wicker chair and a view of the countryside.

Free shuttle service for 5+ night stays, fits up to 4 people, has a private beach

Things to do in Non Nuoc Beach

👑 Luxury price:US$100
💵 Mid-range:US$40
🛏️ Budget:US$15
📍 Best area:My Khe Beach
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:TMS Hotel Da Nang Beach
💵 Best mid-range hotel:La Maison DaNang Beach Hotel
👛 Best budget hotel:Sea Wind Hotel

FAQs about where to stay in Da Nang

Traditional round bamboo boats on the sandy shore at sunset, with Da Nang's mountains silhouetted against a vibrant sky

🗺️ Which area is best in Da Nang?

It depends. My Khe is best overall, while Waterfront is better for an urban feel. I recommend the HAIAN Beach Hotel in the My Khe Beach area. Check out Non Nuoc Beach (notably the Melia Danang Beach Resort) for luxury stays.

❓ Is it better to stay in Hoi An or Da Nang?

Hoi An is better if you want to stay closer to historic sites. Da Nang has more skyscrapers, the best cheap hotels (like Khanh Linh Hotel), fabulous seafood restaurants, and a metropolitan vibe. Both offer pristine sandy beaches and excellent dining options.

🌃 Where is the main area in Da Nang?

Downton Da Nang, between the Han River and the Da Nang Airport. One of the best Da Nang hotels in the center is the Wink Hotel Danang Centre. The main area for beaches is My Khe (Premier Village Danang Resort is a great hotel here).

🎒 Where to stay in Da Nang for backpackers?

My Khe Beach is excellent for backpackers. You can also choose from various budget hotels across town, including Downtown. I recommend the Sea Wind Hotel for its reasonable price.


Sunset view of the iconic Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam, with its golden dragon sculpture glowing against a vivid sky, flanked by lush floral arrangements and the tranquil Han River, a picturesque scene for backpackers exploring the city

You made it to the end of my post on where to stay in Da Nang! I hope this article helped answer your questions.

If you still need help to make a choice, I’ll share 2 of the best hotels in Da Nang in my opinion:

  • TMS Hotel Da Nang Beach – offers luxury like no other, and it’s also family-friendly.
  • HAIAN Riverfront Hotel – I like to be located close to the city center whenever I travel, and this hotel is a perfect option, just a short ride from everything (including beautiful beaches).

The important part when planning your stay is to consider your travel preferences and priorities. Book your hotel as soon as you figure out where you want to stay to secure the best deal!

Oh, and please drop a comment below for any questions or remarks. I’ll gladly respond!

Safe travels,


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