Located in the picturesque North of India; Shimla is often the summer destination of choice for many wanting the ideal hill station getaway. The mountain terrain coupled with impressive forests leaves the visitor to Shimla with a sense of tranquillity. Home to the grand and impressive Rashtrapati Niwas, Jakhu Temple and the famous Kalka to Shimla railroad, the area abounds with the spectacular!
To enjoy this remarkable city you need to stay somewhere that doesn’t break the bank whilst affording you maximum comfort. So Expedia India have compiled this list of our favourite budget hotels in Shimla to stay at without spending a small fortune.
This mountainside retreat, located near Shimla’s famous mall road, marries the beauty of nature with a taste of luxury. A great favourite amongst guests is the grand balcony, as it gives the visitor spectacular views of the surrounding countryside along with an opportunity to recline in peace after a day’s exploring.
The Home Stay gives visitors the opportunity to feel at home in its spacious rooms which are furnished with comfort and simplicity in mind. The hotel is open and airy which adds to the sense of calm that visitors have come to expect from the region!
Best Suited To: Travellers wanting to savour natural beauty
Great for: Nature
Located just outside of Shimla, Hotel Woodpark has everything you need to relax in the crisp mountain air.Nestled within the mountainside, the hotel has stunning views of the surrounding mountains which remain awe-inspiring dawn or dusk.
The rooms here are cosy, but what they may lack in space they make up for in comfort. If you stay in a room with a mountain view you will agree that there few views better to wake up to. With great facilities including a restaurant serving Chinese, South Indian and Gujrati food, you will never be lacking at Hotel Woodpark.
Best Suited To: Those wanting to appreciate the mountains
Great for: Nature
Describing itself as “simple but elegant,” Asia the Dawn shows that budget hotels need not be dreary. The hotel remains classy and boasts a large banquet hall and Honey Dew, their multi-cuisine restaurant. With lush mountain views outside almost every window; the location of this hotel will have its rivals envious, but leave you grateful of the time you spent here.
The rooms here are well presented and minimal; you will be too enchanted with the view to wish for any more! Not far from the hustle and bustle of Shimla’s centre, Hotel Asia the Dawn’s castle-like appearance helps guests to fully relax within its walls.
Great for: Comfort
If you are looking for luxury on a budget then the Bridge View Regency is what you have been wishing for! This hill station hotel is situated at the centre of Shimla and provides the perfect base camp for your exploration of the city, Jakhu Temple is mere minutes away!
Rich wood-panelling and large windows make the rooms here feel extra special, these contemporary and spacious rooms have all your needs catered for. The staff can make your stay here even more memorable with experiences such as evening bonfires and candlelit dinners available.
Great for: Value for Money
With Mall Road a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel and rooms facing the stunning valley below; Hotel Surya offers guests with a small budget much for their money. Boasting a contemporary design and modern features throughout, this hotel is pleasing in every aspect.
Each room is thoughtfully furnished and there is a quiet elegance throughout the hotel. Featuring special honeymoon suites and deluxe rooms, this hotel can cater to your desires, also available here is the restaurant which serves North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati and Jain cuisines.
Best suited to: Travellers who want all the features
Hotel Springfields really stands apart from the other hotels in its vicinity; having a rich past and a healthy vintage feel make this a unique place to stay while you visit Shimla. While you are a guest here you will never be under any illusion of the class of Hotel Springfields, from the classy décor to the untiringly helpful staff you really feel like a royal during your stay!
The rooms are decorated with a subtle class that puts many other hotels to shame. The hotel is proud of its “old world charm” and after a stay here you will miss its effortless charm. With only 11 rooms available there is exclusivity to Hotel Springfields that make a visit here even more appealing.
Best Suited To: Those wanting some old world luxury
Great for: History, Charm
This 40-roomed hotel is a grand sight and is the first hotel in Shimla to feature a 2 screened cinema! Another unique aspect of the CK International is on-roof parking, no need to worry about where your car is; as it will be within your reach and safely above you throughout your stay. With amenities including a sauna, massages and a gym; this hotel has everything covered!
Most rooms here have a splendid view of the beautiful countryside and contain all the features you could need. Modern toilet facilities and a fashionable design across all rooms help to make this hotel an option for every visit you make to Shimla!
Best Suited To: Guests wanting a modern hotel experience
Great for: Modern
Although this hotel is about an hour away from Shimla’s city-centre, you will be hard-pressed to find a more relaxing environment in India. Situated mountainside and on the banks of a large river, the spectacular setting of this hotel more than makes up for its isolation. The area is renowned for its outdoor activities; from rafting to fishing your thirst for adventure will be quashed!
Hotel Hot Spring features a Therme spa, which means that the water is above 36 degrees and is enhanced with minerals for the ultimate relaxing experience. The Thermal Centre here has many features designed to give you the most relaxing and healthy experience possible. The rooms are well-designed and have the amenities you would expect from a hotel of this class.
Best Suited To: Those wanting the ultimate budget spa break
Great for: Relaxation
This small luxury hotel has features you would expect from a more expensive establishment but with a much smaller price tag. The 15 rooms are superbly furnished and provide the guest with all the comforts of home. The views on offer from selected rooms are comparable to the best in Shimla, and the facilities are surprisingly comprehensive for the price you pay per room.
The rooms are comfortable and contain simple facilities for drinks making; some rooms also have LCD televisions. Hotel Kapil maintains its green credentials by using solar power to heat the water.
Best Suited To: Travellers looking for comfort on a budget
Great for: Comfort
Surrounded by stunning countryside and brimming with class, the Aditya Home Stay is a masterclass in luxury budget hoteling. The highlight for most guests is the balcony which offers a splendid view night and day, of the beautiful panorama in which the hotel is situated.
The rooms are decorated with a subtle class and maintain simplicity and sophistication while the staff cater for your every need. One thing you must do when you stay here is take advantage of the evening bonfire that is on offer from the hotel. Taking in the beauty that surrounds Aditya Home Stay while relaxing with a bonfire is a truly remarkable experience.
Best Suited To: Those wanting real class on a budget
Great for: Unique, Nature