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Luxury & Budget Hotels on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

The four-kilometre-long Copacabana Beach is world-famous for its seemingly endless coastline with white sand and multihued blue water. Backed by towering resorts, restaurants and bars, it sees a steady stream of beachgoers seeking Rio de Janeiro’s idyllic beach lifestyle comprising of beach games, budget-friendly kiosks and water sports.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve donned our flip-flops and boardshorts to find the most popular hotels on Copacabana Beach. These luxurious abodes offer excellent value for money with their enticing restaurants, rooftop infinity pools, indulgent day spas and range of rooms and suites.

Arena Copacabana Hotel

Arena Copacabana Hotel
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Arena Copacabana Hotel is a self-proclaimed “oasis of calm and relaxation amidst Rio’s urban bustle”. The hotel lives up to this statement with its rooftop terrace with a pool and poolside bar, as well as a fitness centre, steam sauna and delectable complimentary breakfast buffet. On-site dining also includes creative seasonal fare at Fennel Restaurant.

Choose from a range of ocean-facing rooms and suites with soundproof windows, HDTVs, plush queen-size beds and mini fridges. The Deluxe Room offers direct views of the beach, while the slightly more affordable Superior Room features ocean glimpses. Upgrade to a suite if you want a living room.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Affordable rooms and suites with beach views.
  • A “green” hotel with numerous eco-friendly initiatives.
  • The inviting pool and pool bar on the rooftop terrace.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 99 – USD 247
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Avenida Atlantica 2064, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
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Make the most of the beachfront vibes at Windsor Excelsior Copacabana, which is surrounded by restaurants, shops and theatres. Accommodation starts with budget-friendly Standard rooms with double beds, LED TVs and mini bars. Upgrade to a Superior room for partial beach views or splurge on a Double Junior Suite for a king-size bed, living room, spa bath and beach views.

On-site dining is a gastronomic journey through Brazil’s national dishes at Windsor Excelsior Restaurant, which also has a popular breakfast buffet. Prefer to enjoy your holiday with cocktails? Visit the poolside bar to sip on fruity drinks while sunbathing on umbrellaed loungers.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • A sprawling pool with a poolside bar and umbrellaed loungers.
  • Has a modern and well-equipped fitness room.
  • A short walk from the historic Theater Glaucio Gill.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 108 – USD 435
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Avenida Atlantica 1800, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hotel Astoria Palace

Hotel Astoria Palace
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Opened in 2007, the 4-star Hotel Astoria Palace is popular among HotelsCombined visitors for its sprawling ocean views and inviting pool. The latter overlooks Copacabana Beach and features a waterfall, Jacuzzi, poolside cocktail service and sun loungers. You can also relax in the steam room, workout in the fitness centre or dine on regional cuisine at the on-site restaurant.

You can rest in utter comfort thanks to the modern rooms with plush furnishings. The Standard Apartments can be configured with a single or double bed or triple beds, while the Deluxe Apartments treat you to ocean views. The Super Deluxe Apartments offer excellent value for money with sea views, wider flat-screen TVs, king-size beds and sitting areas. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • A range of affordable beachfront rooms for singles, couples and groups.
  • Cocktails, beer and wine served in the on-site bar.
  • The sumptuous breakfast spread of breads, fruits, cold cuts and juices.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 77 – USD 139
Guest Rating: 7.6
Address: Av. Atlantica 1866, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PortoBay Rio de Janeiro

PortoBay Rio de Janeiro
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PortoBay Rio de Janeiro is an opulent hotel where Brazilian charm meets European services. Leisure comes naturally here, whether you’re sunbathing on plush loungers by the pool, sipping cocktails by the pool bar or unwinding in the steam room, sauna or massage room. On-site dining is highlighted by beach views with a breakfast buffet at Restaurant La Finestra and happy-hour specials at Bar Negroni.

Most of the rooms and suites have private balconies, including the entry-level Superior Side Sea View, which also has partial beach views and a queen-size bed. The Deluxe Sea View Panoramic boasts entire walls of windows overlooking the ocean, while the Suite Sea View has a king-size bed, mini bar and furnished balcony.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • A private balcony in almost all the rooms.
  • About 700 metres from the sprawling Parque Estadual da Chacrinha.
  • The on-site fitness centre and massage rooms.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 126 – USD 407
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Avenida Atlantica, 1500, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Belmond Copacabana Palace
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The luxurious Belmond Copacabana Palace has been a staple on the Copacabana beachfront since 1923. Over the years, it has cemented its reputation as a place for the royal holiday treatment with its indulgent day spa, multicultural dining and array of on-site activities, including sailing, food tastings and cooking classes. The hotel also boasts an alluring swimming pool encircled by loungers and palms.

Accommodation is no slouch either, with the rooms and suites featuring Brazilian freijo or mahogany wood furniture and bathrooms with pink and white Brazilian marble. The rooms also have king-size beds, writing desks and fully-stocked mini bars. Upgrade to a suite for added luxuries, such as butler service in the Penthouse Suite.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Massages, wraps and scrubs using native Brazilian ingredients at Copacabana Palace Spa.
  • Spacious sitting rooms, king-size beds and traditional Brazilian slippers in the suites.
  • Local produce and Italian delicacies at the Michelin-star Ristorante Hotel Cipriani.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 353 – USD 2,067
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro

JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro
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JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro welcomes you with indulgent rooms and suites featuring modern furnishings. Most of the accommodations have ocean views, such as the Deluxe Ocean View, which also has a king-size bed and work desk. Upgrade to the Presidential Suite for beach views, a telescope and living and dining rooms adorned with antique furnishings.

Embrace true holiday relaxation with a pampering treatment at Mirante Health Club, where you can also join a fitness class. Alternatively, swim or lounge at the on-site pool or relax in the solarium or sauna. Over-indulgence continues with creative dishes at The Carioca and international street food at Moonlounge Rooftop Bar. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Certain rooms have Executive Lounge access with complimentary breakfast and evening happy hours.
  • Beach views and delicious meals at Terraneo Restaurant.
  • The separate living room, ergonomic work desk and marble bathroom in the Suite Ocean View.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 267 – USD 589
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Avenida Atlantica, 2600, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Miramar Hotel by Windsor
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Nestled near the southern end of Copacabana Beach, the 5-star Miramar Hotel by Windsor is renowned for its extravagant services and facilities. These are highlighted by the ocean-facing infinity pool with sun loungers, the on-call butler service or the regional Italian cuisine at Alloro al Miramar. Clearly, it’s hard to choose.

Accommodation peaks with the Master Suite, which boasts panoramic beach views, Brazilian paintings, Trussardi linens and Trousseau bath amenities. The Deluxe and Superior Executive rooms also have ocean vistas, along with plush beds, work desks and flat-screen TVs. Save money in the Standard room, which has two double beds and hotel views. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • About a 15-minute walk from Copacabana Fort and associated Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana.
  • The state-of-the-art exercise machines in the fitness centre.
  • Cold beer and international wine in the elegant Lobby Bar

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 148 – USD 1,475
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Av Atlantica 3668, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio Othon Palace

Rio Othon Palace
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Planning a budget-friendly Copacabana holiday? You might want to book one of the Superior rooms at Rio Othon Palace, which have work desks, flat-screen TVs and triple, double or twin bed configurations. Upgrade to the Superior Vista Mar for beach views or the Luxo Vista Mar for a king-size bed. You can also splurge on a suite for a separate living room and walk-in closet.

Located on the 13th floor, Skylab Restaurant pairs French and Brazilian cuisine with panoramic ocean views. Visit Bossa Café for delectable breakfasts or tempting desserts or organise a corporate or social event in the on-site convention centre. The hotel also offers a lobby bar, gym and swimming pool. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Affordable accommodation for singles, couples and families.
  • A few metres from a collection of restaurants and shops.
  • Has a spacious convention centre capable of hosting 700 guests.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 89 – USD 352
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Avenida Atlantica, 3264, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
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Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is ideally located on Copacabana’s lively beachfront near popular restaurants and shopping strips. Budget-savvy travellers often choose this hotel for the affordable Classic rooms with double beds and mini bars or the value-for-money Luxury rooms with ocean views and work desks.

All-day dining is paired with beach views at the on-site restaurant, Forno e Fogão, while the lobby bar is a social space for cocktails and snacks. The hotel is also popular among business travellers, thanks to its six flexible meeting rooms. Neighbouring restaurants and bars include BeerLab, Apetite Coffee Shop and Restaurante e Bar Garota de Copacabana.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Affordable rooms, including upgraded rooms with ocean views.
  • Creative dinner dishes at Forno e Fogão.
  • Easy access to the beach, dining and shopping.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 82 – USD 308
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: Avenida Atlantica 3716, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Olinda Rio Hotel

Olinda Rio Hotel
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Olinda Rio Hotel has received high praise from HotelsCombined visitors for its memorable breakfast options and prime beachfront location. Housed in a building from 1949, the hotel retains old-world grandeur while providing modern luxuries, such as Brazilian and French cuisine in Venezia Restaurant, beach services and creative cocktails in the lobby bar.

Choose between a suite or room (apartment) for your holiday home. The suites have separate living rooms and private balconies overlooking Copacabana Beach. The Standard Apartment, meanwhile, can be configured with a double bed or twin or triple beds. Upgrade to a Luxury Apartment for a private balcony, beach views and a king-size bed. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Affordable beachfront accommodation.
  • About 400 metres from the Museu Africano Rio de Janeiro.
  • The breakfast buffet of breads, fruits, cakes, cold cuts, juices, cereals and personalised options.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 77 – USD 158
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Avenida Atlantica, 2230, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Emiliano Rio

emiliano hotel
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Extravagance and indulgence are a way of life at Emiliano Rio, a sophisticated beachfront hotel with a resort-like feel. The glass-framed infinity-edge pool and plush sun loungers on the rooftop overlook the ocean, while Santapele Spa offers personalised services and health-focused treatments. Gastronomy takes centre stage at Emile Restaurant, which serves creative dishes crafted from farm-fresh ingredients.

We can’t forget to mention the opulent rooms and suites, which start with the Deluxe King Courtyard with a bath and Egyptian cotton linens. The Ocean Junior Suite has beach views, a private balcony and lounge seating, while the Ocean Spa Suite boasts a king-size bed, private sauna, jetted bath and a personal massage area. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The panoramic ocean views, kitchen and spacious living and dining room in the Ocean Master Suite.
  • Cocktails made with locally-sourced ingredients at Emile Bar.
  • The revitalising Sports Massage at Santapele Spa.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 414 – USD 825
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Av. Atlantica, 3804, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
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Located at the southern tip of Copacabana Beach, the 5-star Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is a haven of 1950s opulence and modern comforts. We’re talking two swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, coffee shop, multiple bars, a day spa and a sauna. The on-site restaurant, meanwhile, is renowned for its fresh seafood, premium grilled meats and beach views.

There are almost 400 rooms and suites to choose from, including the entry-level Fairmont Room with a king-size bed and city views. Upgrade to a Deluxe Room to swap those skyscrapers for endless ocean views. Alternatively, book a suite for added luxuries, such as a private balcony, separate living room or a formal dining room.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The ocean views and separate lounge and dining room in the Signature Suite.
  • Located a few metres from Copacabana Fort.
  • The beach views, cocktail service and plush loungers at the swimming pool.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 311 – USD 864
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Av. Atlantica 4240, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Augusto’s Copacabana Hotel

Augusto’s Copacabana Hotel
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A few streets back from the beach, Augusto’s Copacabana Hotel keeps you close enough to Copacabana’s beach vibes while offering discounted rooms and suites. These come with complimentary Wi-Fi, room service and mini bars, and can be configured with triple or double beds. Upgrade to the Suite Imperial for the added luxury of an in-room Jacuzzi.

The rooftop swimming pool is one of this hotel’s biggest draws, letting you soak and relax while admiring the city views. The hotel also has a classy lobby bar serving a range of beer, wine and liquor. And don’t forget about the complimentary breakfast buffet with local ingredients and fresh coffee. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Budget-friendly accommodation just 400 metres from the beach.
  • The well-equipped fitness centre and rooftop pool.
  • About 150 metres from the Cantagalo subway station.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 59 – USD 332
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: Rua Bolivar 119, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hotel Vilamar Copacabana

Hotel Vilamar Copacabana
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Hotel Vilamar Copacabana is within 100 metres from the sandy beachfront and offers some of the most affordable accommodation in Copacabana. The spacious suites feature modern furnishings and some come with in-room Jacuzzis. The suites also include complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning and mini bars.

Many guests find themselves hanging out in the hotel’s Recreation Area, which features a sun-drenched swimming pool and umbrellaed tables. You can also relax with a cocktail in the lounge bar and dine on fresh breakfast spreads in the on-site restaurant. Keep your beach body in check at the on-site gym or embrace holiday indulgence at the surrounding bars and nightclubs.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • A short walk from bars and nightclubs, including Brasserie Brejauvas, Bottle’s Pub and Ponto da Bossa Nova.
  • Has a function room, inviting restaurant and swimming pool.
  • All-suite accommodation for budget-friendly prices.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 58 – USD 91
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Rua Bolivar, 75, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hotel Location

Find Those Beach Vibes in Copacabana

Copacabana offers beachgoers a rare opportunity to embrace Brazil’s laidback lifestyle while enjoying untold luxury in revered hotels. You can also keep your holiday budget tight while staying on the beachfront, close to restaurants, bars and water sports. These popular Copacabana Beach hotels range in price and facilities, but typically offer on-site pools, restaurants and day spas.

Where do you want to stay on Copacabana Beach? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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