Choosing a Hotel in New Delhi
Hotels inside Aerocity
All of the hotels listed in this section are just a 10-minute drive from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport and a 15-minute drive from the hotel to the airport (and a ~4-hour drive to Agra for the optional Taj Mahal visit). If you are only staying for a night or two, we think the Aerocity area is a very comfortable, convenient option.
Each hotel in Aerocity has one or multiple restaurants, but there is a fantastic food court within a few minutes walk with quick options and more delicious sit-down restaurants. The Aerocity area also has a convenience store for any snacks or drinks you may want, as well as a couple of ATMs.
Please find 4 of our Aerocity hotel recommendations below.
Novotel & Pullman
These hotels share the same building in Aerocity, with the Pullman being the more luxury option. These hotels do share a pool (unheated) and several wonderful restaurants and a coffee shop on the floor below the lobby.
Novotel & Pullman
This 5-star hotel has five remarkable restaurants and bars, including a chic speakeasy, a popular multi-cuisine buffet and a Japanese restaurant with a Korean influence. The hotel also features an upscale day spa, heated outdoor pool, modern fitness center, and an event space.
This Indian-owned hotel is one of the more affordable options in Aerocity and has a charming bar and restaurant on the lobby level.
Roseate House New Delhi offers a rooftop infinity pool, a spa and wellness center and 3 dining options, as well as a stellar breakfast.
Hotels Beyond Aerocity
If you are staying in new Delhi for a longer time or you are craving a more luxurious experience, there are options for you.
The lobby is epic! This is a LEED™ Platinum hotel (meaning very sustainably designed and operated; BJ is a LEED™ Accredited Professional and he loves this sort of thing!)
The stateliness of ITC Maurya is situated in the diplomatic enclave of New Delhi and has long been the favored accommodation of heads of state, royalty and business leaders from across the world. Barack Obama stayed here, as have 5 other U.S. Presidents.
ITC Maurya is a 30-minute drive from the airport (and 20 minutes back to the airport).
Reopened in 2018 after an extensive refurbishment, the Oberoi New Delhi hotel reflects the spirit of India’s capital city in a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. Wellness facilities include The Oberoi Spa, temperature-controlled indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a 24-hour fitness center.
The Oberoi is a 30-minute drive from the airport.
This is the most historic of the 5-star hotels in Delhi and its should Wikipedia article is well worth a read. Reckoned amongst Asia’s finest hotels, The Imperial is a legend that offers a unique experience embracing facets of India’s history. Built in 1931 by Blomfield, a Lutyens’ associate, the hotel is known for its contemporary colonial style. It is steps away from the renowned shopping district Connaught Place and major city attractions.
The Imperial is a 30-minute drive from the airport.