There are plenty of hotels to choose from in Chania and where you will stay will depend on your budget and whether you want to be on the beach, in the old town or in the new town.
Personally my first choice is probably the Hotel Ammos which is located on the beach about a 45 minute walk from the old city. In fact one of the reasons I would choose this hotel is because you can walk the entire way on the beach. Its a beautiful hotel, well decorated
with modern art and with an owner who seems to enjoy renovating it every year so you are always in a new hotel. The rooms are large and spacious and have small kitchens and the hotel is right on the beach. It also has a pool and is a favorite hotel for families with children many who come every year. The hotel has its own restaurant which has a nice selection of Cretan traditional food, typical Greek cooking and a few international favorites. The owner Nikos Tsepetis is very knowledgable about Crete and especially
about where to eat, as is evident in the fact that he wrote the restaurant section of this site. There is a small fish pond, beautiful gardens and unlike most hotels there is parking if you have a car, which you should if you plan to explore western Crete. You can get more information and book the Hotel Ammos at www.hotelsofgreece.com/crete/ammos
For those who want to be in the old town and stay in a 17th Century Venetian Palace, as many of us would, then I suggest the Hotel Casa Delfino which probably would be out of the budget of most of us, however this being a down year, there may be some
bargains around. The rooms are magnificent and there are suites available for those who want to take the next step up. Ours, courtesy of the owner, had a jucuzzi for two, a very comfortable bed that a small family would be happy in and a living room dining room area that was bigger than the one in our apartment in Athens. The courtyard is beautiful and has the world's largest cactus and serves as a sitting area for the cafe which makes excellent espresso. Its a block up from the sea and for what it is worth is
a favorite of Tipper Gore. You can get more information or book it at www.hotelsofgreece.com/casadelfino
The first place we stayed which I also loved was the Hotel Porto Veneziano which is a modern looking three story building in the inner harbor by the Venetian shipyards, the Sailing Ship Minoa Museum, and all the best restaurants and cafes. Most
rooms overlook the harbor and the old town and in my opinion in terms of location if you are staying in town then this is the best area to stay in. The rooms were large and the beds comfortable, the staff were helpful and they had a little cafe with tables on the street where you can sit, drink coffee or something stronger and watch the fishing boats and the people walk by. You can get more information and book the Hotel Porto Veneziano at www.hotelsofgreece.com/crete/portoveneziano
Of course there are other hotels, some more expensive and many more less expensive which you can find at www.hotelsofgreece.com/crete or through Booking.com if all you need are hotels. If you think you will need assistance with ferries, tours, and
hotels in Athens and other islands then it is best to book through a reliable Greek travel agency like Fantasy Travel or Dolphin Hellas or Aegean Thesaurus Travel. For those visiting Kissamos, Crete, the Bikakis Family Hotel in an inexpensive, family run hotel that features an impressive gallery of the owner's paintings and they also do nature tours of the area. Kissimos is the furthest town west and is very unspoiled by mass tourism.
You can search for Chania hotels by location, price, whether or not it has a swimming pool, and see photos and reviews by using this link to booking.com. Excellent prices and many hotels you can book and then cancel with no cancellation
fee. For those who want to book without using a travel agency this is the best way to do it.