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10 Best Hotels in Singapore for Luxury Travelers

You won't go wrong at any of these Singapore hotels.

BY La Jolla Mom
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Singapore is one of our favorite family destinations because there are so many things to do in Singapore for visitors of all ages. There are also many stunning luxury hotels in Singapore that run the gamut from classically elegant to sleek and modern. 

While hotels in Asia tend to have rooms on the smaller side, most of these hotels on this list offer guests ample space (along with beautiful views).

Families tend to have a tough time figuring out where to stay in Singapore because the maximum occupancy in most hotel rooms and suites is three people of any age. There can be exceptions if families of four have one child in a crib, but it is at the discretion of the hotel. Kids ages 12 and older pay the adult rate in many hotels. You’ll need to know the accommodation’s maximum occupancy and age restrictions before booking.

Location is also important. Some guests prefer the newer Marina Bay area, otherwise called Downtown Core, which provides easy access to popular things to do in Singapore with kids like the ArtScience Museum, Merlion, and Gardens by the Bay. Shoppers may choose an Orchard Road hotel while those who want to explore the fantastic ethnic neighborhoods may choose to stay in one like Chinatown.

Below, I’ve summarized what stands out about the best hotels in Singapore.

Capella Singapore

Neighborhood: Sentosa Island
MRT Station: HarbourFront (the go to Level 3 of Vivocity, and get on the Sentosa Express monorail to the island)
Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297

An aerial view of Capella hotel Singapore overlooking the South China Sea on Sentosa Island.
Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board

This is one of the few Singapore hotels that sits on ocean-front land. With 30 acres of verdant hillside and amazing views of the South China Sea, the Capella Hotel Singapore is the ultimate place to relax and unwind away from the city’s hectic pace. You can actually go to the beach here.

Here, you’ll enjoy soft Pratesi linens and Aesop bath amenities, plus the services of a personal assistant who can book excursions and make restaurant reservations for you.

If you want your getaway to be as private as possible, book one of the villas — each of which has a private plunge pool and a generously-sized veranda.

TIP: This is probably the best luxury hotel in Singapore for anyone who plans to spend multiple days visiting the Sentosa Island attractions and Universal Studios Singapore because they’re all a very short drive away. They also have flexible check-in and check-out times which is convenient for those arriving on very early morning flights.

Book with Virtuoso Amenities

*If using a mobile device, you’ll need to enable the desktop version of Virtuoso.com to access rates and online booking. To do this, scroll down to the black footer and click “Full Site.” Ages 11 and under are considered children and stay at no additional charge. If searching for a room on Virtuoso.com with a child in this age group, omit them from the rate search as they will be priced as adults. Mention your child and his or her age in the booking notes and I’ll add them to your booking when I receive it.


Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Neighborhood: Tanglin
MRT Station: Orchard (board the shuttle bus to the hotel)
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore, 258350

Pool surrounded by tropical foliage and striped blue and white lounge chairs shaded by yellow umbrellas.
The pool deck (Photo courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts)

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is an oasis in the city. Just seven minutes away from the shopping paradise of Orchard Road, this luxury hotel is set on 15 acres of lush tropical garden and families often book in because of the pool.

The rooms are lovely, with air plants instead of cut flowers, and guests are welcomed with fresh fruit platters. They offer a couple of popular themed family rooms with bunk beds for kids where families of four can stay. Speaking of kids, the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore also has amenities for its youngest guests, including Buds, the hotel’s family-friendly play space.

If you like to be pampered when you travel, look no further than the full-body wellness treatments at Chi, The Spa. Dining options include the Michelin-starred Shang Palace, as well as The Line, NAMI Restaurant, and Waterfall Ristorante Italiano. 

Book with Virtuoso Amenities

*If using a mobile device, you’ll need to enable the desktop version of Virtuoso.com to access rates and online booking. To do this, scroll down to the black footer and click “Full Site.” Children are considered ages 11 and under. If searching for a room on Virtuoso.com with a child in this age group, omit them from the rate search as they will be priced as adults. Mention your child and his or her age in the booking notes and I’ll add them to your booking when I receive it. Some suites can accommodate a crib and a rollaway bed.


Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Neighborhood: Orchard
MRT Station: Orchard
Address: 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646

Executive Suite living room view into the bedroom with soft blues and neutral decor.
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

This is one of our favorite luxury hotels in Singapore and we’ve stayed here quite a bit. We love the Four Seasons brand for sentimental reasons, but the five-star amenities are what keep us coming back.

I love the Four Seasons bedding, the L’Occitane amenities, the family pool with its comfortable cabanas, and the fact that the staff at the Four Seasons Singapore is so willing to customize your guest experience.

The hotel as a whole is lovely, but the 1,500-piece Asian and international art collection really puts this hotel on another level in terms of decor. Definitely make time to dine at Jiang-Nan Chun, the signature Cantonese restaurant known for dim sum and also Peking duck. 

Request a Four Seasons Preferred Partner Rate*

*We can add excellent amenities to your stay at Four Seasons properties worldwide. Through this program is how I book my own Four Seasons reservations. Children ages 17 and under stay complimentary. One-bedroom suites can accommodate a crib and a rollaway bed.


The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core (across from Marina Bay)
MRT Station: Promenade
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore, 039799

A Ritz Kids pop-up tend with stuffed animals and a small mattress inside for small kids to sleep in.
Guests may add on the Ritz Kids package to any reservation (Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts)

Travel & Leisure has called The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore the best hotel in Singapore. It is, in a word, gorgeous. The rooms are some of the biggest in the city, the marble bathrooms will make you feel like you have your own private spa (they do have a Le Mer spa onsite), and there are stunning views of the city skyline over Marina Bay in just about every one of the rooms.

When you’re hungry, the Michelin-star rated Summer Pavilion is just one of the many on-property options. There are quick bites and cocktails at the Chihuly Lounge, but if you’re feeling really hungry, The Colony’s luxurious buffet is incredible. 

When you book the Club Premier Suite, Club Deluxe Suite, or Millenia Suites, you’ll get access to the top-floor Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge and the complimentary club town car. The Club Lounge serves the traditional Ritz-Carlton five food and drink presentations per day and is a highly-recommended add-on.

Also, this hotel doesn’t participate in Marriott Bonvoy so points can not be accrued here.

Book with Virtuoso Amenities*

*If using a mobile device, you’ll need to enable the desktop version of Virtuoso.com to access rates and online booking. To do this, scroll down to the black footer and click “Full Site.” Children ages 17 and under stay complimentary.


Raffles Hotel Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core
MRT Station: Esplanade
Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673

Colonial exterior of the famous Raffles Singapore Hotel. The famous doormen are standing in front.
Colonial exterior with doormen (Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board)

This stately hotel is not just one of the best luxury hotels in Singapore — it’s also a piece of history. Raffles Hotel opened its doors more than 125 years ago and it is every bit as elegant today as it was on day one and finally reopened in August 2019 after an extensive two-year restoration.

It’s a great option for anyone who prefers old-fashioned sophistication like deep Turkish rugs, antique decor, and the liveried Sikh Doormen. And, now the hotel has been updated to have the modern conveniences one expects.

Discreet butler service is available 24 hours per day. You can dine at French, Indian, and Italian eateries on the property, along with a steakhouse, and relax in three chic bars. North Indian cuisine at Tiffin is an over century-old tradition but you must go to the Long Bar for a Singapore Sling, which was created here.

Even if you’re not staying at Raffles Hotel Singapore, go to step into history, enjoy the dining outlets, and browse the shops. The pool and rooms are only accessible by guests.

Book with Virtuoso Amenities*

*If using a mobile device, you’ll need to enable the desktop version of Virtuoso.com to access rates and online booking. To do this, scroll down to the black footer and click “Full Site.” Children ages 17 and younger stay complimentary. If searching for a room on Virtuoso.com with a child in this age group, omit them from the rate search as they will be priced as adults. Mention your child and his or her age in the booking notes and I’ll add them to your booking when I receive it.


Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core (across from Marina Bay)
MRT Station: Promenade
Address: 5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797

Mandarin Oriental Singapore's fantastic outdoor pool which overlooks Marina Bay.
The massive pool deck. (Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore)

This luxury hotel offers guests panoramic views of the Marina Bay, a huge outdoor pool deck, chic décor with Asian accents in the rooms and in the common areas, and the largest club lounge in the city.

All the rooms at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore have large windows that offer guests either ocean views, marina views, or city views. We suggest rooms with Marina Bay views so that you can see the evening light show.

Kids love the glass bubble elevators, and the complimentary cabanas on the pool deck make it easy to get some fresh air without even leaving the hotel. When you do want to get out and about, you’ll find the hotel is within walking distance of a lot of the major sights.

The breakfast buffet at Melt Cafe is outstanding and one of the largest we’ve ever seen (and we’ve enjoyed plenty of luxury hotel breakfasts). It’s not quite as sleek as other Mandarin Oriental properties, but it also tends to price well for what you get.

Book with Virtuoso Amenities*

*If using a mobile device, you’ll need to enable the desktop version of Virtuoso.com to access rates and online booking. To do this, scroll down to the black footer and click “Full Site.” Three people of any age will need to stay in a Premier Room or above (unless there is a baby in a crib – then it may be possible to stay in a lower room category). Children ages 17 and below stay complimentary. If searching for a room on Virtuoso.com with a child in this age group, omit them from the rate search as they will be priced as adults. Mention your child and his or her age in the booking notes and I’ll add them to your booking when I receive it.


The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core
MRT Station: Raffles Place
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

A view of The Fullerton Hotel's colonial exterior from across Marina Bay at sunset.
Exterior view (Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board)

If the Asian Civilisations Museum and National Gallery are high up on your itinerary must-sees, this waterfront hotel is a great (and romantic) choice.

With its Italian marble floors and glorious high ceilings, it’s hard to believe that this striking art deco building (which is now a National Monument) was once the city’s General Post Office and chamber of commerce.

The rooms are large and elegant, the bathrooms are spa-like, and the beds are simply wonderful, but the best thing about The Fullerton Hotel is the view. Depending on your room, you may enjoy a bird’s eye view of the nightly Marina Bay light show.

TIP: The hotel offers free one-hour heritage tours that explore Singapore’s history.

Book with Virtuoso Amenities*

*If using a mobile device, you’ll need to enable the desktop version of Virtuoso.com to access rates and online booking. To do this, scroll down to the black footer and click “Full Site.” Three-person occupancy. Children ages 11 and younger stay complimentary. If searching for a room on Virtuoso.com with a child in this age group, omit them from the rate search as they will be priced as adults. Mention your child and his or her age in the booking notes and I’ll add them to your booking when I receive it.


Fairmont Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core
MRT Station: City Hall
Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

Premier room interior with neutral decor and purple pillow, art, and bench accents.
Premier Room (Photo courtesy of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts)

This luxury hotel in Singapore certainly earns its five stars. It’s in a busy location, but if you don’t want to go out into the hustle and bustle of the city, you don’t have to.

There are 15 restaurants in the two towers (including the Michelin-starred, signature restaurant JAAN), a large outdoor pool area, and the Willow Stream Spa.

Guests enjoy well-equipped rooms, designer toiletries from Rose 31, cozy bathrobes and slippers, goose down pillows and quilts, fabulous views, and easy access to many of the city’s most popular attractions. 

Book on Fairmont.com

Children ages 11 and younger stay complimentary.


The St. Regis Singapore

Neighborhood: Tanglin
MRT Station: Orchard (.5 mile from the hotel)
Address: 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911

The lobby at St. Regis has deep red velvet chairs and rugs in addition to a gold Asian painting and crystal chandelier.
The St. Regis Singapore lobby (Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board)

Stay at this hotel at the end of Orchard Road’s shopping belt and you’ll have access to 24-hour butler service and chauffeured Bentleys.

The decor here is stunning, and the hotel has one of Asia’s finest art collections in its gallery. Rooms come outfitted with Bose sound systems, Laboratoire Remède toiletries, rain showers, and deep soaking tubs.

There are four on-property dining options: French and Asian-inspired dishes are on the menu at Brasserie Les Saveurs, and LaBrezza offers Italian dishes that can be eaten poolside. There’s gourmet Cantonese at Yan Ting and afternoon tea at The Drawing Room.

This hotel is a great option for families as their double rooms and some suites allow four people—even four adults.

Book with Virtuoso Amenities*

*If using a mobile device, you’ll need to enable the desktop version of Virtuoso.com to access rates and online booking. To do this, scroll down to the black footer and click “Full Site.”


Six Senses Duxton & Maxwell

Neighborhood: Chinatown
MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Maxwell: 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857
Duxton: 83 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089540

The Opium room features dark wood furnishings and walls with hints of rust-color.
Six Senses Duxton Opium Room (Photo courtesy of Six Senses)

Travel + Leisure readers have voted Six Senses the world’s number one hotel brand for good reason. Six Senses is all about creating experiences that are in harmony with the natural environment and make guests feel healthy and happy.

Their beds are designed to improve sleep quality. Their menus are designed to enhance wellness. And their spa programs are designed by experts.

The two Singapore hotels are smaller boutique properties. Six Senses Duxton is the more eclectic and opulent of the two Singapore boutique hotels (and was designed by former Bond girl Anouska Hempel). It has a reputation for offering unconventional services, like tea appreciation classes. Most of the rooms have a two-person occupancy.

Six Senses Maxwell has an elegant European aesthetic, has a pool, and tends to be more kid-friendly. Terrace Rooms have extra twin sofa beds that would work for a family of three.

Book Six Senses Duxton with Virtuoso Amenities* Book Six Senses Maxwell with Virtuoso Amenities*

*If using a mobile device, you’ll need to enable the desktop version of Virtuoso.com to access rates and online booking. To do this, scroll down to the black footer and click “Full Site.” Online booking for Six Senses can be glitchy so you can message me if you have issues or try on IHG.com (Duxton/Maxwell)

How to Choose Between the Best Hotels in Singapore

Any of the above luxury Singapore hotels will take great care of you, but you may like the location and amenities of some better than others. When I help people book, I usually ask them the following questions: 

  1. Where in Singapore will you be spending most of your time?
  2. Do you need easy MRT access?
  3. Are you traveling with children?
  4. Is there a hotel brand that you prefer?

Your answers to these questions will help you narrow down your choices significantly. 

See the full list of luxury hotels in Singapore where you can enjoy extras like complimentary breakfasts, room upgrades, spa credits, and more at no extra cost to you.

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