Cheap hotels in The Center, Riga
The "Center" is a confusing name for tourists, who tend to spend the majority of their time in the Old Town. The Center surrounds the Old Town to the North, East and South, and is set off by parkland and busy streets. A massive grid of grayish, bustling streets, the Center is the commercial hub of the city, home to shopping centers, some boutiques and lots of regular old stores and offices.
Happily, the Center is also home to Riga’s impressive Art Nouveau district, which makes for a wonderful afternoon walking tour. The busy train and bus stations are also located in the Center, with transit lines stretching out to serve the rest of the city. Hotels here are usually quite a bit cheaper than those in the Old Town, but will also require a tram ride or a 10- to 15-minute walk to reach the Old Town.