Dubrovnik has two main attractions: the charming old town and the sea. There are plenty of places to stay which are very close to both of these, although there are a few things to consider.
Busy and Quieter Places
Particularly if you stay in the town centre, keep in mind that some of the bigger streets are alive until late. If you don’t like noise, choose a place in one of the quieter side streets, or a bit further away from downtown. There are some nice hotels and apartments overlooking the harbour or the old town and offering piece and privacy at the same time.
Stairs and Hills
Another thing to consider is the terrain. There are often rocks and, more importantly, lots of stairs. If you have difficulties with climbing stairs, consider this when selecting accommodation.
Lastly, Dubrovnik gets very busy (and hot and more expensive) in summer. If you are coming mainly to see the city, you may want to choose a time outside the main summer season. Spring and early autumn are still pleasantly warm. If you plan to come during the peak months, book very early.