Most of the accommodation is to be found along a north-south stretch of Highway 1 as it passes through Vinh, which changes it's name from Quang Trung, to Le Loi, to Mai Hac De in the course of a few kilometres. If you're going to spend any quality time in Vinh, we recommend finding a place to stay elsewhere -- that is, any place listed below that isn't on one of those three streets. If you want to stay near the bus station and you want to save money, you might check out one of the many Nha Tro (boarding houses) that offer squalid, but tolerable, rooms for as little as 35,000 VND a night.
This is our top pick for a sane and comfortable stay in hectic Vinh. It's a family run place in a light green building that's cute as a basket of puppies. The rooms are a bit spare, but very spacious and comfortable. It's located in a quiet courtyard on a side street that's easy to find if you follow some simple instructions: Find 226 Tran Phu, head south down the side street just beside it... Read our full review of Hoa Binh II.
This giant building on the roundabout near the Central City Park is hard to miss. It's a good alternative for to the Saigon Kimlien for the mid-range traveller -- they have a swimming pool, though they tend to close it during the winter. We found the staff here to be friendly and helpful, and the rooms are right in line with what you'd expect for the price. Probably the best reason to stay here... Read our full review of Phuong Dong Hotel.
The Giao Te is located just to the north of the Central City Park. The street isn't as heavily trafficked as Quang Trung, et al, to the west, but it's still a wide impersonal boulevard without a lot of atmosphere. On the plus side, it's an easy walk to the post office with good, cheap internet access. We'd still recommend heading to a quieter side street, but the rooms here were some of the... Read our full review of Giao Te Hotel.
This high-rise place up the street from the Phu Nguyen Hai is a good fall-back option in the mid-range. You'll save a few bucks off a stay at the Saigon Kimlien, and you won't take too big a hit in terms of the quality of the rooms. Rooms on upper floors are particularly quiet and have city views. You can do very well with a family room here that sleeps four, but if you're looking for a VIP... Read our full review of Huu Nghi Hotel.
This is an easy choice, if not the best value, if you want to stay right near the bus station. The trucks coursing up and down Highway 1 pass right by here with their horns blaring, and it takes a lot of guts and determination to cross the street, but with any luck you won't have to. We found the rooms clean, spacious and well-furnished with some tubs in the baths, hot water and air-con. If... Read our full review of Phu Nguyen Hai.
Not to be confused with the Saigon Kimlien Resort on Cua Lo beach, this is the down town incarnation of the ubiquitous Saigon hotel chain -- a three-star outfit without a pool. It's at the southern end of the main road, which is crazy-busy throughout much of the day, but it's back off the street and once you retreat to your room it's relatively quiet and calm. As ever with the Saigon hotels, it's... Read our full review of Saigon Kimlien Hotel.