By LINDA JAMES | Updated MAY 16, 2022| STAY

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The hotels near Clarke Quay Singapore offer access to many of the top historical sites and public art attractions as well as the area’s extensive range of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs. Staying at hotels near Singapore River also put you within one or two MRT stops of other key areas such as Orchard Road, Bugis and Chinatown.


Capitol Kempinski

There are a number of dining options all of which are named after famous performance venues such as La Scala, Broadway and Chalerm (except for Berthold and Frieda, which are named after the founder of Kempinski and his daughter).

The 157 rooms range in size with the entry-level classic being 32sqm and the Stamford Suite 58-61sqm.

City Hall MRT station is just a 4-minute walk and can be reached via a direct underground passageway.

Price: from $S423
Address: 15 Stamford Rd
More information: Capitol Kempinski

The Raffles

Who hasn’t heard of Raffles? This iconic hotel, named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, has been emblematic of Singapore since 1887. Even if you don’t stay there, you should drop into the historical Long Bar and try a legendary Singapore sling, a pineapple juice cocktail created in this very establishment.

It’s considered one of the best hotels in Clarke Quay Singapore.

All of the rooms are suites with private balconies and separate dining, bedroom and dressing areas, and free wifi. The décor reflects the building’s history with teak wood flooring, antique furnishings and oriental carpets. There are 115 suites that include Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary non-alcoholic mini bars. Butlers are attached to each suite and are on-call 24/7 to assist with packing, serve coffee, tea or cocktails, and make reservations for spas or dining.

There are 14 dining options including French, Western, Asian and fusion cuisines while the 1920s-inspired Empire Café serves authentic local cuisine. There is a rooftop swimming pool, spa and fitness centre as well as a museum and theatre.

Just a 5-minute walk from City Hall MRT Station and Raffles City Shopping Centre, the hotel is also a 10-minute train ride from Orchard Rd.

Price: Suites start from $S1259, which includes 24-hour butler service.
Address: 1 Beach Road
More information: Raffles Hotel
One of the best hotels near Clarke Quay Singapore is the Fullerton Hotel
The Fullerton Hotel … the grand old dame of the Riverside area

The Fullerton Hotel

This grand old dame, one of the best hotels in Clarke Quay, Singapore, sits watch over the mouth of the Singapore River in the heart of one of the city’s oldest areas. She is steps away from the historic Cavenagh Bridge, Raffles Landing, the National Gallery, the new and old parliament buildings and Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.

The 1928 Fullerton Building is entrenched in the city’s history originally housing the General Post Office, a social club and government departments, all of which is on display in the lobby’s Fullerton Heritage Gallery. The marble two-tiered stairwell dominates the pillared central atrium.

One of the hotel’s key features is its rooftop infinity pool and a bar, which provide expansive views of the city, river and Marina Bay. There’s also a spa and fitness centre.

Most of the 400 rooms have courtyards or balconies with waterside or skyline views with free wifi.

The hotel has five restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines.

In the heart of the riverside district, with its many restaurants and clubs, the Fullerton is a short MRT trip to Chinatown, Little India and Orchard Rd. Raffles Place MRT Station is a 5-minute walk away.

Price: Double rooms from $S409
Address: 1 Fullerton Square 
More information: Fullerton Hotels


Staying at hotels near Clarke Quay Singapore will put you in the middle of many of the top attractions as well as great nightlife options. Checkout my area guides and itineraries if you’d like more detailed information or ideas to help you plan your holiday.

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