The best places to stay in four price ranges: budget ($), moderate ($$), expensive ($$$), and luxury ($$$$)

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Hotel Anna

A renovated neoclassical apartment building in the tony Vinohrady district sets the stage for this welcoming, family-run hotel. The 22 rooms are plainly furnished but nicely proportioned and comfortable. Good value. Budecska 17; tel. 420 222 513 111. www.hotelanna.cz

Antik Hotel

Quaint and cozy lodging in a restored baroque townhouse, a stone’s throw from the Old Town Square. For the location, you can’t beat the price. Only 12 rooms, so book in advance. Dlouha 22; tel. 420 222 322 288. www.antikhotels.com

Pension Museum

“The frills aren’t numerous, but free Wi-Fi, good-size rooms, a peaceful garden, and views of the National Museum sweeten the deal.”—Karen Feldman, author, Prague: Artel Style. Unusual for Prague, five rooms have wheelchair access. Mezibranska 15; tel.: 420 296 325 186. www.pension-museum.cz

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The Castle Steps

Charming bed-and-breakfast offers a lot for the money—including an ideal Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana) location, antiques in the rooms, and even a free vegan breakfast. Rents rooms with private baths and apartments and suites—big and airy and excellent value. Nerudova 7; tel. 420 257 531 941 or 800 860 0571, from North America.

Domus Henrici

“The rooms are big and sleek without being cold.”— Alexander Basek, Prague-based food and travel writer. Eight-room designer hotel makes good use of textures and the occasional splash of color to be both contemporary and warm. Located in the Lesser Quarter just up from the Charles Bridge. Mostecka 5; tel. 420 257 199 499. www.domus-balthasar.cz

Hastal Hotel

Location is the draw for this plain, 33-room hotel, located on a quiet, gaslit square between the former Jewish Quarter and the medieval St. Agnes Cloister. The rate drops 20 percent if you book online. Hastalska 6; tel. 420 222 314 335. www.hastal.com

ICON Hotel

“To-die-for beds and day-long breakfasts.”—Karen Feldman. Hip, boutique hotel boasts a convenient location. 31 tech-friendly rooms (equipped with Skype and iPod connections); handmade Hastens beds. V Jame 6; tel. 420 221 634 100. www.iconhotel.eu

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Hotel Josef

Stylish, minimalist boutique hotel. 109 all-white rooms and public areas; crisp, clean, and functional. Excellent service, plush bedding, and high-end soaps, shampoos, and creams in each bathroom. Rybna 20; tel. 420 221 700 111. www.hoteljosef.com

Maximilian Hotel

“Architect Eva Jiricna has fused art deco, early modern, and contemporary design to craft a space that is warm, confident, and unpretentious.”—Mindy Kay Bricker, editor, Marie Claire (Czech Republic). 70 smallish but well-appointed contemporary rooms; traditional Asian wellness spa; near Old Town Square. Hastalska 14; tel. 420 225 303 111. http://www.maximilianhotel.com/

Romantik Hotel U Raka

Upscale six-room pension, in a wooden, country house, reminiscent of a log cabin. Wood-beam ceilings, traditional furnishings, and secluded garden. Five-minute walk from Prague Castle, yet feels remote. Cerninska 10; tel. 420 220 511 100. www.romantikhotel-uraka.cz

Golden Well Hotel

Romantic boutique hotel in a renovated 16th-century Renaissance townhouse not far from Prague Castle. 19 rooms on four floors offer sweeping views of the city and period 18th- and 19th-century reproduction furniture. Popular, so book well in advance. U Zlate Studne 166/4; tel. 420 257 011 213. http://www.goldenwell.cz/

Ventana Hotel Prague

Luxury property in the heart of the city. 30 rooms, some with views of the nearby Tyne Church and Old Town Square. Old-world charm, cozy library, and big buffet breakfasts with complimentary sparkling wine. The two-story loft suites have skyline views. Celetna 7; tel. 420 221 776 600. www.ventana-hotel.net

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Aria Hotel

A music-lovers’ paradise. 52 rooms, each named and outfitted for a different composer or performer—from Mozart to Billie Holiday. Listen to selections from the extensive music library on the hotel’s high-tech equipment or in your room. Tip: Book one of the six rooms overlooking handsomely manicured Vrtbovska Garden. Trziste 9; tel. 420 225 334 111. www.ariahotel.net

Le Palais

Rambling, restored Belle Epoque townhouse off the beaten path in residential Vinohrady. 72 rooms with marble baths and heated floors; 24-hour lobby bar. U Zvonarky 1; tel. 420 234 634 111. www.palaishotel.cz

Mandarin Oriental Prague

“True home-away-from-home, complete with deluxe linens, plush slippers, and the city’s best spa [in a former Renaissance chapel].”—Karen Feldman. Understated elegance in a restored, former Lesser Quarter monastery; 99 rooms. Onsite restaurant, Essensia, features a mix of European and Asian cuisines. Nebovidska 459/1; tel. 420 233 088 888. www.mandarinoriental.com/prague

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