Two Best Areas to Stay in Da Nang

A large body of water with a city in the background. Da Nang Vietnam Hotel.

I help you find the best Da Nang Vietnam hotel for your stay. Choosing the best area lets you focus on exploring the city without the hassle of spending lots of time in the car or on the motorcycle. I narrow the choice down to two areas in the city and give you all the details about the areas, so you know where you should stay.

Da Nang has had huge development in the last number of years. This has pushed the city to become a major location for Vietnamese and tourists.

The city had a major focus in the Vietnam War where the United States troops arrived at these beaches. The city still remembers the lasting effects of the Agent Orange chemicals used by the Americans.

Editor’s Note: This guide shows you places with a kitchen so you can cook meals at home. This is perfect for someone with celiac, food allergies or for families who always need food at home for the little ones. This is great for people who want to maintain a healthy diet while travelling.

Best Area to Stay in Da Nang

Da Nang has a quirky bridge and interesting museums. It pairs a modern city with traditional attributes and a lovely beach. There are many things to like about this dynamic place.

This guide will focus on the Coastal Area and the Center of the City because these are the best locations for tourists in Da Nang. While you will be checking out both locations, I will give some great insights into which location is perfect for you.

Another cool experience is trying the local markets to shop with local Vietnamese people. You can always find some interesting new things to try.

Coastal Area

Da Nang has the gorgeous Khe Beach that is 20 miles along with the city. The beaches are nicely maintained and have relaxing umbrella stations to lounge in the sun all day. There are many water sports to do and it is an up-and-coming beginner surfing beach. There are many local surfers who offer great lessons.

The beach is filled with swimmers, sunbathers and surfers and across the street there are is a beautiful skyline filled with towering buildings. The beach has even made it on New York’s 52 Best Places to See in 2019 list as number 14. A walk along the beach will be a great way to see the city.

Local Markets: Phuoc My Market and the Market on Nguyen Ba Lan and My Da Dong 2 have lots of food and clothing for you to try. You can stock up on fruits, vegetables, meat, spices, clothing, bags and so much more.

Perfect for >Beach Time >Surfing >Nightlife >Expats

Luxury Resorts Da Nang

This is a luxury resort in Da Nang that includes a full kitchen with an oven (which is hard to find in Vietnam) and many areas to rest and relax. The complex has a beautiful pool and is situated on the beach, so you can easily walk from the beach and pool.

You can use the hotel shuttle to get from the airport too!

Da Nang Vietnam Hotel Mid-Range

This place has much-needed air-conditioning, washing machine and a fully equipped kitchen to suit all your needs. You can get a spot with an ocean view and a gorgeous balcony.

You can use the hotel shuttle to get from the airport too!

Budget-Friendly Hotels by the Beach

You get a great value at this location with a modern apartment with a fully functional kitchen. You can also opt for a balcony to have your morning coffee.

You can easily walk to the beach every day to relax and enjoy the nice weather.


Distance to the Beach

Few minutes walk

15-minutes walk

A picture containing sky, sitting, water, books.

Downtown and Center of the City

There is a must-see during your evening right in the center of the city. The Dragon Bridge provides a great show every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm. The dragon breathes fire and then sprays water. Just remember not to watch from on the bridge, because you will get completely soaked if you do. I recommend staying around the Dragon Bridge and the Han River Bridge.

I suggest visiting the Cham Museum to see items from the 7th to 15th centuries. There many other museums to visit as well, such as the Fifth Military Museum which illustrates the violent Vietnam War.

For shopping, head to the Con Market area for souvenirs, crafts and clothing.

Local Markets: Han Market has food and products to stock up.

Perfect for >Sights >Markets >Bridges >Night Life

Luxury in Da Nang City Center

This luxury place is in the heart of downtown and has magical views of the river and Dragon Bridge. You can relax in the sauna or get a massage at the end of the day. You can also borrow scooters from the hotel for any of your day trips that are in and around the city.

Mid-Range Hotel at Da Nang

This is a great eclectic location with a kitchen area, balcony and outside chill out area. This is very close to the Moi market where you can get all kinds of seafood and a 13-minute walk to the Indochina Riverside Mall.

Budget Hotel in Da Nang City Center

Here you get great value for everything you need in a great location. There is a shared lounge area where you can meet others. You are close to the Dragon Bridge and the Cham Museum.


Distance to the Beach

5 to 10-minute Grab ride

5 to 10-minute Grab ride

5 to 10-minute Grab ride

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Packing for Vietnam

Now that you have narrowed down your accommodations, it is time to think about what to pack.

I have a comprehensive Vietnam Packing List, that you need to read before you getting packing.

What to Explore

The country is absolutely beautiful. There are many different activities you can do in Da Nang and for day trips outside of the city. For 3 Cooking Classes in Da Nang, click the link.

Or if you want some amazing day trips, check out the adventures below.

Where to Stay in Da Nang

You can decide which location is the best one for you. Da Nang has many options from much-preferred luxury to budget-friendly. You cannot go wrong to plan some time in Da Nang. It was one of my favourite beach places and I definitely appreciated the amenities on the beach.

While I have not personally stayed each of these locations, I have done my homework and offered you my best research to find places in Da Nang in the areas of the city that I most adore. I help you plan your trip, so you can sit back and relax. I am a great trip planner, so this isn’t working for me.

All you need to do is book your trip and enjoy Vietnam!

Cheers, Brett


5 thoughts on “Two Best Areas to Stay in Da Nang”

  1. It’s brilliant to find a post that offers accommodation recommendations with cooking facilities rather than just hotel ones. As a family we like to keep costs down by going self-catering if we can and having separate bedrooms is also desirable. Thanks for sharing!

    • I know! This works really well for people with families to have that extra space and to prepare meals. If you have a specific diet, this is a life-saver.

  2. The room was great. The location was amazing, two minute walk to the beach. The area is also good, restaurants as well as a very cheap convenience store! All in all I was very happy with my stay and would definitely choose this hotel again if I ever come back to Da Nang. Third time staying at this hotel, walking distance from the beach, bars and restaurants. Love the motorcycle rental for real Vietnam experience. Nice view from the rooftop over da nang city and beach to settle the day with a beer!


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