It’s inevitable for people to start looking for the best places to stay during the Qatar 2022 World Cup, but the question is where? Qatar’s capital city, Doha, is home to some unbelievably luxurious accommodations. To celebrate the World Cup and the release of our new Qatar travel guide app for iPhone and Android, we’ve put together a hand-picked list of the best hotels in Doha – as we know this is where you’ll want to be. You’ll be amongst the action in this bright and buzzing metropolis.

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So, where are the best hotels and places to stay in Doha?

We’ve tried to include a little bit of everything in this guide, from family-friendly resorts to the utterly luxurious hotels that Qatar strives to provide to all its visitors. Many of these hotels will be at full capacity during the World Cup, so be sure to act fast and book your stay as soon as you find a hotel or resort on our list that suits you. With so many fun activities and amazing restaurants to try in Doha, the city can offer a rounded stay and experience that provides something for everyone!

1. W Doha

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 25 minutes by car or taxi
Area: City Centre / West Bay

W Doha Hotel - Qatar - Where to Stay
Photo: marriott.com

The W Doha hotel is in Doha’s city centre, in the desirable West Bay district. The building’s multi-story structure provides panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. As Doha’s first lifestyle design hotel, W Doha adds a new dimension to the city. The hotel sets the bar for modern luxury lodging in the city, providing its guests with all the privileges and conveniences that come with being connected to a W brand hotel.

W Doha’s design is modern and contemporary, with some super-cool design aspects such as LED lighting, colourful backdrops, and hideaway social areas infused throughout. Technological capability here is a must so you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find all you need to be able to edit and upload your blogs, vlogs, and Instagram stories from here.


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2. Mondrian Doha

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 26 minutes by car or taxi
Area: West Bay Lagoon

Mondrian Hotel - Doha, Qatar
Photo: sbe.com/hotels/mondrian

We said we’d include luxury and we meant it! Mondrian Doha was built with the goal of evoking a loving, passionate environment and fulfilling visitors’ most thrilling desires – making it one of the most talked-about hotels in Doha. This establishment is part of the renowned boutique hotel brand, capturing everything Mondrian stands for: excitement, invincibility, and glamour.

The Mondrian is a must-see site for residents and visitors to Qatar. It’s located in West Bay Lagoon, Doha, near Lagoona Mall. The hotel takes design inspiration from 1001 Nights, which is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales and stories. The Mondrian features three bars, a rooftop pool, a fitness centre, a 2,000-square-metre luxury spa, and a wedding ballroom. The hotel is also home to three international restaurant brands: Morimoto, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, and EllaMia. Two of which have made our guide to the best restaurants in Doha.


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3. The St. Regis Doha

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 26 minutes by car or taxi
Area: West Bay

St. Regis Hotel - Doha, Qatar
Photo: marriott.com

The St. Regis Doha is another five-star luxury hotel with 336 guest rooms, including 70 tempting suites. Located on the shores of Doha’s sparkling West Bay, the hotel’s mission statement talks about creating new standards of luxury service. We can vouch for this as St. Regis, amongst everything else, has its very own butler service.

The hotel features eleven signature restaurants and bars, as well as many recreational amenities to enjoy. You’ll absolutely love visiting the world-renowned Remède Spa. The St. Regis Doha is definitely one of the best places to stay in Doha for both business and pleasure, with a heavy emphasis on the pleasure!


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4. Mandarin Oriental Doha

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 20 minutes by car or taxi
Area: Msheireb Downtown

Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Doha, Qatar
Photo: mandarinoriental.com

Mandarin Oriental Doha is a chic and intimate urban getaway in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha – the city’s new cultural and lifestyle hub. This is a great location if you’re looking for places to stay during the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The hotel’s stylish and contemporary design is complemented with traces of Qatari tradition, bringing new heights of luxury.

The hotel is conveniently placed near prominent attractions such as Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art, and the National Museum of Qatar, making it the ideal place to stay in Doha if you’re ready to do some sightseeing and shopping as part of your stay. The Mandarin Oriental boasts 249 rooms, suites, and serviced apartments. It’s also home to nine various dining experiences and a superbly outfitted spa.


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5. Banana Island Resort by Anantara

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 13 minutes drive to Al Shyoukh Terminal, then 25 minutes by boat
Area: Banana Island (off the East Coast of Doha)

Banana Island Resort by Anantara - Doha, Qatar
Photo: anantara.com/en/banana-island-doha

A luxury boat ferries guests across crystal-clear waters, 25 minutes from the heart of Qatar’s lively metropolis, to reach a stunning island that feels a world away. Anantara’s Banana Island Resort is a tropical haven with world-class amenities and endless activities both above and below the water.

This is a great resort for families as it offers relaxation, adventure, wellness, and sheer enjoyment. The resort proudly boasts a golf course, a bowling alley, a cinema and a wave rider! It’s also home to the Al Nahham restaurant, which we featured as one of our best restaurants in Doha.


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6. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 30 minutes by car or taxi
Area: The Pearl Qatar

Marsa Malaz Kempinski - Doha, Qatar
Photo: kempinski.com

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl has been built on a private man-made island (The Pearl, Qatar). The hotel’s outside blends in wonderfully with the contemporary neighbourhood it’s surrounded by, and you can’t help but notice the interior is incredibly stylish as you make your way through. This haven offers amazing views of the Arabian Gulf, as well as a beautiful sanctuary of palm trees and juicy green gardens, guaranteeing that if you visit, you will have the ultimate seaside experience.

For foodies, the seven restaurants, two stylish bars, a cigar lounge, and a jazz house will keep you occupied but this is just the start of the facilities available at the Pearl. There is also an award-winning Spa by Clarins, a secluded 100-metre private beach, outdoor pools, a tennis court, a state-of-the-art health club, and excellent kids’ and adults’ activities, including water sports and a kids’ club. Marsa Malaz Kempinski ensures the most spectacular family-friendly experience in Doha that gives you everything you could want in one place, amazing!


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7. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 30 minutes by car or taxi
Area: West Bay Lagoon

Ritz Carlton Doha - Best Hotels in Qatar
Photo: ritzcarlton.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, rises above the West Bay harbour with sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf, the iconic Pearl, and Lusail City, bringing even more five-star luxury to the city. The hotel includes 374 refurbished, residentially themed rooms and suites with excellent skyline and sea views, combining a progressive mindset with cultural traditions, which you’ll love.

The Ritz-Carlton’s reputation as an intriguing culinary destination has been lifted by a variety of cuisines and innovative culinary concepts. The hotel’s five dining options serve a great variety of dishes from home-cooked Qatari to foreign cuisines. With renowned cuisine, stylish rooms and suites, an exclusive club level, a unique spa, and immersive outdoor pools, this is a legendary hotel name that has come to be known as one of the best hotels in Qatar.


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8. Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 28 minutes by car or taxi
Area: West Bay Lagoon

Grand Hyatt Hotel - Doha, Qatar
Photo: hyatt.com

The Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel is located on the West Bay Lagoon district’s shoreline. Rooms, suites, and villas all have patios or balconies with stunning views of the lush grounds or the private 400-meter beach. Being just a 2-minute drive away from Doha Golf Club means this is the perfect spot for golfers and golf widows alike!


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9. Sharq Village & Spa, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 10 minutes by car or taxi
Area: Doha Bay

Sharq Village by Ritz Carlton Hotel - Doha, Qatar
Photo: ritzcarlton.com

At Sharq Village & Spa, a luxurious beach resort in Doha, you’ll feel like royalty. It’s been meticulously constructed to resemble a beautifully marbled Sheikh’s castle. This Ritz-Carlton resort is just steps from Souq Waqif and a 10-minute drive from Hamad International Airport, making it the ideal starting place for your trip to Qatar.

As a guest staying at Sharq Village & Spa, you should expect magnificent rooms and suites with private balconies and marble bathrooms with separate bathtubs. With a big sitting area and spectacular sea views or resort views over the hotel gardens, the one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites offer some top-quality Qatari luxury. Sharq Village & Spa describes itself as a destination inside a destination, featuring a 350-metre private beach and three outdoor pools, including a children’s shaded pool.


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10. Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Hamad International (DOH) Airport: 22 minutes by car or taxi
Area: Diplomatic Area / West Bay

Four Seasons Doha Hotel - Qatar
Photo: fourseasons.com/doha

When you visit this resort, you’ll discover why the Four Seasons Hotel Doha is the hotel of choice for so many visitors to Doha. It offers a romantic environment with a variety of amenities tailored to travellers like us and it really provides a great level of comfort and convenience.

The Four Seasons is a fantastic spot to stay when visiting Doha because of nearby attractions including Dafna Park and The Corniche. We found The Four Seasons Hotel prioritises guests’ comfort and happiness so you will find your time here to be a delight from the moment you step inside its impressive reception area.


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Qatar and Doha itself are full to the brim of fantastic places to stay. This is not only a place to stay for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, but also for fun family holidays, quick getaways, and luxury city breaks. We hope we’ve managed to give you an insight into some of the most fantastic hotels and resorts in Doha, meaning you’ll get to spend your time here in one of the best hotels that Qatar has to offer.

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