The Best Hotels in São Miguel

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in São Miguel. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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White Exclusive Suites & Villas

Rated 9.4 in 258 reviews

White Exclusive Suites & Villas features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a terrace and restaurant in Lagoa. With free… See more

White Exclusive Suites & Villas features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a terrace and restaurant in Lagoa. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers room service and a concierge service. The accommodation provides airport transfers, while a car rental service is also available.

At the hotel each room is fitted with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. White Exclusive Suites & Villas offers certain rooms that include a balcony, and all rooms are equipped with a kettle. Guest rooms in the accommodation are equipped with a coffee machine and an iPad.

Breakfast is available daily, and includes à la carte, continental and American options.

Populo Beach is 2 km from White Exclusive Suites & Villas, while Milicias Beach is 2.6 km away. The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 13 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $202

Octant Ponta Delgada

Rated 9.0 in 1176 reviews

Offering 123 rooms with stunning views of the sea, Octant Ponta Delgada is a vibrant and cosmopolitan hotel with an… See more

Offering 123 rooms with stunning views of the sea, Octant Ponta Delgada is a vibrant and cosmopolitan hotel with an outdoor swimming pool located in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island of the Azores Archipelago.

Each modern room is equipped with air conditioning, soundproofing, a minibar and a flat-screen cable TV. Private bathrooms come with a bath or shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Guest may enjoy a revitalising breakfast every morning and the À Terra restaurant serves a varied à la carte menu with typical delicacies. In the evening guests may relax at the on-site bar.

The Hotel features Spa and Wellness facilities as well as a conference. Taking advantage of the natural surroundings of the São Miguel Island, a great variety of outdoor adventures and local experiences may be arranged.

Within a 15-minute walk, guests will find landmarks like São Brás Fort and São Sebastião Mother Church. Sete Cidades Lagoon is 25 km away and Ponta Delgada Airport is 7.5 km away.

Rooms from $142

SENSI Azores Nature and SPA

Rated 9.5 in 979 reviews

SENSI Azores Nature and SPA features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Ginetes. Among the… See more

SENSI Azores Nature and SPA features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Ginetes. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has an indoor pool, hammam and a 24-hour front desk.

All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a bath or shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the property, every room comes with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Breakfast is available daily at SENSI Azores Nature and SPA.

The Thermal Spa of Ferraria is 3 km away and the Seven Cidades Lagoon, as well as the Natural Pools of Mosteiros are 8 km away. Ponta Delgada is 22 km from SENSI Azores Nature and SPA.

Rooms from $140

Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort

Rated 9.1 in 641 reviews

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort is located in Ribeira Grande, north coast of São Miguel Island. Featuring a privileged… See more

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort is located in Ribeira Grande, north coast of São Miguel Island. Featuring a privileged view of the mountains and the sea, the resort offers direct access to the beach, a beach bar, a swimming pool and a restaurant.
The comfortable villas have a mix of modern and exotic influences. All villas are air-conditioned and feature a full kitchenette, living room, balcony and a private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries. All the accommodations are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a safe and free WiFi.
The Santa Barbara restaurant offers a menu of genuine flavors, achieved through the freshness of local and seasonal ingredients. The Areais beach club offers guests the opportunity of enjoying a drink while at the exclusive guests' area.
At the resort, guests can enjoy experiences like hiking, whale watching, diving or fishing, to the adrenaline of using a surfboard for the first time - or simply contemplating the greens and blues that are unique.
The hotel offers various options for guests wishing to take a relaxing break. It is possible to rent bicycles and cars and the area is popular for surfing and bodyboarding. The property is 2 km from Ribeira Grande city centre and 15 km from João Paulo II Airport.

Rooms from $181

Octant Furnas

Rated 9.1 in 1399 reviews

The 4-star Octant Furnas is located in São Miguel Island, in Vale das Furnas, site of the largest concentration of… See more

The 4-star Octant Furnas is located in São Miguel Island, in Vale das Furnas, site of the largest concentration of thermal waters in Europe. The tranquil property was renovated in 2015 and features swimming pools and a Spa & Wellness centre.

Tastefully decorated by an interior designer, the rooms feature a blend of modern and traditional influences in its décor. The hotel’s rooms and suites are all air conditioned and feature a private bathroom, with a hairdryer. Each accommodation includes a flat-screen cable TV, a safety deposit box, telephone and free WiFi.

Guests are welcome to enjoy tasty Azorean meals at À TERRA restaurant. The Lobby integrates the reception, a bar with an area for leisure and/or work, a grocery store with local products and the À TERRA restaurant.

The hotel features various options for guests wishing to take a relaxing break. Included are indoor and outdoor thermal swimming pools, a Thermal & Spa Centre with 10 treatment Rooms, floatbed, Shirodhara (massage with oils flow), Vichy Shower and Hydro Massage, Sauna, Hamam and a Fitness Centre.

The Furnas Boutique Hotel’s 24-hour front desk staff will gladly aid guests in booking experiences such as whale watching, swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, fishing, hiking and biking tours. Ribeira Quente Beach is 7 km away from the hotel. For golfing enthusiasts, the Furnas Golf Course is at a 4 km distance. The Octant Furnas is 50 km from Ponta Delgada Airport.

Rooms from $175

Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico

Rated 9.3 in 975 reviews

Facing Ponta Delgada’s Marina, the renovated 5 star Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico, is set in a prime location and offers… See more

Facing Ponta Delgada’s Marina, the renovated 5 star Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico, is set in a prime location and offers 8 conference rooms and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Featuring a classic décor evoking the European Grand Hotel style, all rooms and suites are equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi, smart flat-screen TV, minibar and a desk. Accommodation may feature views of the city, the bay or the ocean.

The hotel’s à la carte restaurant offers a signature menu inspired by the Azorean gastronomy and products, offering a stunning view of the Ponta Delgada Marina. The buffet breakfast features local products. In addition, there is a Bistro at the reception perfect for a light meal or a drink.

With a 24-hour reception, Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico features a permanent exhibition about the maritime transportation sector, as well as a laundry service, babysitting and transfers upon request. Ponta Delgada Airport is 2 km away.

Rooms from $118

Pico do Refúgio - Casas de Campo

Rated 9.0 in 183 reviews

Pico do Refúgio - Casas de Campo combines a natural setting with history, art, and sea views. It offers… See more

Pico do Refúgio - Casas de Campo combines a natural setting with history, art, and sea views. It offers traditional-style houses with a contemporary design and an outdoor swimming pool in São Miguel countryside, Azores.

Casas de Campo’s apartments and lofts include rustic exposed wooden beams which contrast with the modern and minimalist décor. Some accommodations include a fireplace, while others come with a tiled stove.

A fully equipped kitchenette is available with all the necessary utensils to prepare meals and guests can also use the barbecue facilities. A breakfast can be served daily and can be enjoyed in-room.

Diving and horse riding are activities available for guests’ relaxation. The outdoor swimming pool is great to unwind on a sun lounger while sunbathing.

Guests are 6 km away from Batalha golf course and Santa Bárbara beach. Ponta Delgada Airport is a 15-minute drive away, within easy reach of shops and landmarks.

Rooms from $64

Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

Rated 9.4 in 1418 reviews

Located in a valley surrounded by trees, Terra Nostra Garden offers elegantly decorated rooms. Next to the Terra Nostra… See more

Located in a valley surrounded by trees, Terra Nostra Garden offers elegantly decorated rooms. Next to the Terra Nostra Botanical Park, it features indoor and outdoor pools. Free parking is available, upon request.

The hotel’s interior is renovated in Art Deco style, blending in harmoniously with the environment. All rooms are decorated in neutral tones, and have wooden furniture. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Guests can start their day with an à la carte continental breakfast, before renting a bicycle to explore the area. The hotel’s restaurant serves local dishes, while the bar offers refreshing drinks. Packed lunches are also available.

Situated in the Furnas Valley, Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is surrounded by calderas, mineral and thermal springs. It is a short drive from volcanic beaches, forest areas, and two golf courses.

Ponta Delgada Airport is 33 km away, and the hotel offers free public parking on site. A car rental service is also available.

Rooms from $163

Located in Ponta Delgada, 1.9 km from São Roque Beach, Senhora da Rosa, Tradition & Nature Hotel provides accommodation… See more

Located in Ponta Delgada, 1.9 km from São Roque Beach, Senhora da Rosa, Tradition & Nature Hotel provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has garden views, and guests can enjoy access to a sauna and a hammam. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hotel, every room is equipped with a desk. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, all units at Senhora da Rosa, Tradition & Nature Hotel have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and selected rooms are fitted with a terrace. At the accommodation each room includes bed linen and towels.

Breakfast is available daily, and includes buffet, à la carte and continental options. At Senhora da Rosa, Tradition & Nature Hotel you will find a restaurant serving Portuguese, local and international cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options can also be requested.

The hotel offers a children's playground.

Milicias Beach is 2.2 km from Senhora da Rosa, Tradition & Nature Hotel, while Pico do Carvao is 15 km away. The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 7 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $88

Pêro Teive Bay Apartments Hotel

Rated 9.5 in 208 reviews

Located in Ponta Delgada, 2.9 km from São Roque Beach, Pêro Teive Bay Apartments Hotel provides accommodation with free… See more

Located in Ponta Delgada, 2.9 km from São Roque Beach, Pêro Teive Bay Apartments Hotel provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. This 4-star hotel offers room service and luggage storage space. There is a spa and wellness centre with an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, as well as a hammam.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. Pêro Teive Bay Apartments Hotel offers certain rooms with pool views, and each room includes a kettle. All units will provide guests with a stovetop.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Pico do Carvao is 16 km from Pêro Teive Bay Apartments Hotel, while Fire Lagoon is 27 km away. The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 3 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $78

Sul Villas & Spa - Azores

Rated 9.5 in 552 reviews

Located in Lagoa, 18 km from Fire Lagoon, Sul Villas & Spa - Azores provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming… See more

Located in Lagoa, 18 km from Fire Lagoon, Sul Villas & Spa - Azores provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a restaurant. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has sea views, and guests can enjoy access to a sauna and a hot tub. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a concierge service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a dishwasher, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a shower. Every room is fitted with a kettle, while selected rooms are equipped with a balcony and others also offer pool views. At Sul Villas & Spa - Azores each room comes with bed linen and towels.

Pico do Carvao is 23 km from the accommodation, while Lagoa do Congro is 23 km away. The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 15 km from Sul Villas & Spa - Azores.

Rooms from $163

Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa

Resort

Rated 8.7 in 1919 reviews

Scenically located by the sea, the 5-star Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa offers accommodation in Fenais da Luz, 10 km from… See more

Scenically located by the sea, the 5-star Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa offers accommodation in Fenais da Luz, 10 km from Ponta Delgada. It features an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the sea, a spa and a garden. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

Pedras do Mar is composed of 92 modernly decorated rooms and suites, all offering balconies with sea or mountain views, air conditioning and heating. Each room is fitted with a satellite TV and a minibar, and has an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

At Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa, guests can enjoy meals at the restaurant, serving a variety of à la carte dishes, or a drink at the bar. For their convenience, room service is available.

Massage services are on offer at the spa, along with a fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna. There is also a tennis court and bike hire service. Other leisure facilities include a games room with billiards, a library and a children's playground.

Fire Lagoon is 20 km from the property and the famous Sete Cidades Lagoon is 26 km away. The town of Furnas, famous for the traditional Furnas Stew, is 36 km away. The harbour with boat connections to the other Azorean islands is within 15 km from the property and Ponta Delgada Airport is 17 km from Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa. Free private parking is offered on site.

Rooms from $138

Hotel Verde Mar & SPA

Rated 8.8 in 2884 reviews

Situated in Ribeira Grande, 700 metres from Praia do Monte Verde, Hotel Verde Mar & SPA features accommodation with an… See more

Situated in Ribeira Grande, 700 metres from Praia do Monte Verde, Hotel Verde Mar & SPA features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a shared lounge. Featuring a restaurant, the property also has a bar, as well as an indoor pool and a sauna. The hotel has a hammam, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a bidet. The rooms include a kettle, while some rooms are fitted with a kitchenette with a fridge, a microwave and a stovetop. At Hotel Verde Mar & SPA all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

You can play billiards at this 5-star hotel, and car hire is available.

Speaking English and Portuguese at the reception, staff are ready to help around the clock.

Areal de Santa Barbara Beach is 1.3 km from Hotel Verde Mar & SPA, while Lagoa do Congro is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 22 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $138

Furnas Lake Forest Living

Rated 8.9 in 163 reviews

Just 150 metres from the Lake of Furnas, these modern, 4-star apartments come with free WiFi in all areas and views of… See more

Just 150 metres from the Lake of Furnas, these modern, 4-star apartments come with free WiFi in all areas and views of the lush green fields. It has an outdoor pool with sun-lounger terrace.

The colourful apartments at Furnas include a modern kitchen with a stove and a microwave. Each has a living room with a fireplace and a satellite TV with a DVD player.

A freshly prepared breakfast including honey, yoghurt, and cheeses from the Azores can be delivered to each morning.

Bike and car rentals are available, and the village of Furnas is just 3.5 km from the apartments. Free parking is available at Furnas Lake Forest Living.

Rooms from $184

Hotel Do Colegio

Rated 8.7 in 2866 reviews

Situated in a 19th-century building on São Miguel Island, this hotel is a 5-minute walk from the University of the… See more

Situated in a 19th-century building on São Miguel Island, this hotel is a 5-minute walk from the University of the Azores and the seaside. It offers a swimming pool and free WiFi throughout

Hotel Do Colégio guestrooms are spacious and were recently redecorated in accordance with the building's history, which used to be a school and musical conservatory. They have air conditioning and come equipped with a minibar and cable TV. The private bathrooms have a hairdryer.

In the morning, the hotel serves a buffet breakfast. The property's restaurant serves signature cuisine, made from locally grown ingredients.

Guests can refresh themselves with a dive in the pool.

Hotel Do Colégio is located in the historic centre of Ponta Delgada. The villages of Relva and Sao Roque are a 15-minute drive away. Parking is available nearby, at an extra fee.

Rooms from $71

Hotel Talisman

Rated 8.7 in 1066 reviews

Located in Ponta Delgada's historic centre, this charming hotel overlooks a beautiful park and boasts a rooftop pool… See more

Located in Ponta Delgada's historic centre, this charming hotel overlooks a beautiful park and boasts a rooftop pool. Modern facilities include a fitness centre and a solarium.

Reflecting São Miguel’s rich past with its traditional interior, Hotel Talisman has a cosy lounge with a fireplace and a winter garden. Guests can also relax on the terrace or in the spacious flower garden.

With its 2 large dining rooms and an outdoor area, the Palm Terrace Restaurant offers a broad variety of regional and international flavours. There is a poolside bar and sports pub for informal drinks.

The Talisman’s air-conditioned rooms come with cable TV and minibars. Each unit is spacious and bright. Some feature separate living rooms.

The hotel’s 24-hour staff can advise on Ponta Delgada’s attractions including local architectural treasures, such as palaces, churches and the Carlos Machado Museum, situated 600 metres away.

Rooms from $75

Located in the centre of S. Miguel Island, the 4-star Azoris Royal Garden features an outdoor pool with a sun-lounger… See more

Located in the centre of S. Miguel Island, the 4-star Azoris Royal Garden features an outdoor pool with a sun-lounger terrace and offers air-conditioned guestrooms with balconies.

Azoris Royal Garden rooms, after the renovation in 2020, have modern furnishings and are decorated in neutral colours. They come equipped with cable TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

KOI Restaurant serves a wide variety of international cuisine and regional dishes. The hotel has a bar with a piano, and a coffee shop that serves ice cream and overlooks landscaped gardens.

Azoris Royal Garden's guests can enjoy a game of tennis, or relax in the heated indoor pool. The hotel has a spa centre that offers massages, and a fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment.

The Azoris Royal Garden is located 6 km from a beach. Nearby, leisure activities include hiking and whale watching. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk service and paid on-site private parking. Ponta Delgada Airport is only 4 km away.

Rooms from $77

The Lince Azores

Rated 8.7 in 1574 reviews

Located 1 km from the Ponta Delgada Marina, The Lince Azores has an indoor heated pool with an outdoor part that is… See more

Located 1 km from the Ponta Delgada Marina, The Lince Azores has an indoor heated pool with an outdoor part that is covered in winter. The rooms overlook the city, the island's landscapes and the sea. The entire Hotel has free Wi-Fi.

Each room is fitted with windows. There is a seating area with armchairs, a flat-screen cable TV and a desk.The private bathroom comes with a bath, shower and free toiletries.

Breakfast is a varied buffet with eggs, bacon, bread, cereals, cheeses and fruits. Guests can relax at either one of the 2 bars at the hotel, at the Wine Bar, on the ground floor or at the Cocktail Bar that features a terrace. The fresh market is 5 minutes away from the Hotel.

Lince Azores’ surrounding area offers outdoor activities such as whale watching, trekking, biking, canyoning and diving. There is also a spa with steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi and 2 massage and treatment rooms.

Lince Azores Great Hotel is less than 3 km from Praia das Milicias. The Ponta Delgada Airport is 6 km away.

Rooms from $83

Featuring direct access to Baia de Água d’Alto Beach, this luxurious resort is situated on the island of São Miguel and… See more

Featuring direct access to Baia de Água d’Alto Beach, this luxurious resort is situated on the island of São Miguel and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Leisure facilities include a large fresh-water outdoor pool.

Rooms at the Pestana Bahia Praia Nature & Beach Resort are spacious and have modern furnishings. They come equipped with a minibar and cable TV. Some suites include a seating area and a furnished balcony with panoramic sea views.

Guests can choose between 2 restaurants that serve international cuisine and traditional Azorean dishes. There is also a bar near the pool that offers live music and entertainment.

The resort has 2 tennis courts and a large garden with a small 17th-century chapel. There is a games room with billiards and table tennis. Nearby leisure activities include golfing, hiking and cycling.

Pestana Bahia Praia Nature & Beach Resort is a 5-minute drive from the town of Vila Franca do Campo. Ponta Delgada Airport is 20 km away. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk service and free on-site private parking.

Rooms from $88

Hotel Gaivota Azores

Rated 8.7 in 900 reviews

Located in the centre of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, this hotel offers panoramic views of the marina right… See more

Located in the centre of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, this hotel offers panoramic views of the marina right in the capital of the Azores Archipelago.

All rooms at Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota have modern and elegant décor. Each of the air-conditioned rooms features a cable TV, and a minibar.

Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the privacy of their room, while using the free internet. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafés with terraces. Packed lunches are also available.

The ocean pools of Ponta Delgada and the city's public pools are less than 50 meters away. Ponta Delgada Airport is 3 km away, and the hotel offers a car rental service on site.

Rooms from $75