All are within a 10-minute of Gülhane Park and the Archeological Museums, and only a few more minutes from Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet and the Hippodrome. They’re also near the Eminönü ferry docks, Galata Bridge, the Golden Horn, and Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar.
Lots of restaurants are right near the hotels.
Named for the harbor near here in Byzantine times, the Neorion takes you back through the ages of Istanbul with artifact displays, but with modern comforts. More…
For more about the district, see my Sirkeci Street Guide.
—by Tom Brosnahan