Tips for comfortable and affordable Bangalore hotels

Bangalore – the IT capital of India and the Garden city of India, is a destination for business travelers as well as the tourists. Being a Bangalorean myself, I get this question quite often from various visitors – “Where are some good, reasonable Bangalore hotels?” With this post, I hope to attempt to explain this crazy Bangalore town and give these visitors some pointers on what they should consider when they are selecting Bangalore Hotels?

Image Credits: Saad Faruque
Image Credits: Saad Faruque

Tip 1- Business or Tourist 

Are you a business visitor or are you a tourist? Your choice of hotels in Bangalore can be largely influenced by this – and not because of rates or the kind of amenities but owing to the sheer time taken to cover distances in Bangalore. Bangalore may not be a huge city but the traffic on the road makes it quite crazy to travel from one corner of Bangalore to the other. Also, public transport in Bangalore is still evolving, making it further a constraint.

Empty roads of Bangalore when you rise early for a road trip
MG Road in Bangalore

If you are a tourist, pick hotels in Central Bangalore as in MG Road, Brigade Road,  Dickenson Road or Infantry road. These Bangalore hotels are quite central to the various places to see in Bangalore like the Bangalore Palace or Lalbagh –  within the city as well as have good connectivity by way of the availability of transport to the rest of Bangalore. 

ITPL, Whitefield,Bangalore                                                        Image Source: :
ITPL, Whitefield,Bangalore                                                                                                     Image Source:Wikimedia Commons

If you are a business visitor and likely, an IT client, then do your hotel bookings in Bangalore, based on which area your business location is in. Likely it would be close to Tech park and most of these tech areas like Whitefield, Sarjapur, Electronic city have a great choice of hotels for your stay.

Tip 2 – Period of Stay

How long are you planning to stay in Bangalore? Likely if you are an ex-pat business visitor, you are here for a long span. If so, you may want to explore something other than the traditional hotels in Bangalore, which are not just convenient but affordable and comfortable. Bangalore offers a plethora of service apartments, which are well-maintained, conveniently located in the key business areas. These are easily available online for bookings.

Tip 3 – Bangalore hotels for a Stopover or Stayover

Image Credits: By Sherwin1995
Image Credits: By Sherwin1995

Bangalore is often, a stopover for other tourist destinations like Mysore, Belur-Halebid, Ooty etc. A lot of visitors come into Bangalore with the intention of keeping it a central location to visit all these places. If you are one such visitors, check out for Bangalore hotels around the main Bus stand or railway station in areas like Gandhinagar and Seshadripuram. These areas have easy access to tourist buses and trains that link the other tourist destinations. In fact, they can even work for you if you have a one-day itinerary to see Bangalore

The airport in Bangalore is on the outskirts and while there are quite a few good hotels in Yelhanka, near Bangalore airport, this area makes sense if you are going to air travel out regularly or if your business office is in this area.

All in all, hotels in Bangalore are very well-equipped and have some good amenities and service. You can pick from hotels like the Taj, which have an access to a golf course to hotels like Zuri, located in the business districts. So, go ahead and make a choice. Have a pleasant stay in Bangalore.

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29 thoughts on “Tips for comfortable and affordable Bangalore hotels”

  1. Everytime I visit Bangalore i pay more than I indent. I am planning for a backpack tour (budget trips) and one of my stop point is Bangalore. So for a budgeted traveler like me, I am expecting few of your places & other tips to make my journey better..

  2. thanks for the link…I just came across oyo hotels who have few nice offers? do you have any idea about them? I am tempted to book but need some review before booking

  3. Hi Balaka,
    Oyo have some very key locations in Bangalore and the services and amenties are fairly decent from what I hear. You may want to try them out. But note their location carefully before booking.

  4. Hotel booking online is now a days easy and all service providers are having quick process and provide more offers and deals to book hotels. Very useful information you have sharing. Thank you.

  5. Nice list Ami. We rented a cool little hotel room about a 15 minute walk from a military base-installation. 40 minutes from a busy part of town. I loved it. Bangalore is a beautiful city; the city of gardens.

  6. Like Hydrabad, I will never visit Bangalore again. The lack of transport deters one from visiting. We stayed in a small hotel (above a disco/bar) on MG road. The only saving grace was that it was next door to a good veg restaurant for brekfast and lunch. Walking distance to one of the large shopping centres and the large Samsung Centre. The Palace was difficult to get to and so was the Church. Not a city I would recommend.


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