There are some luxury options in Jaisalmer including the Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa and the exquisite Suryagarh (which is on my list to stay at one day!). Also there are some really beautiful luxury camps, like the Serai, if you were looking for a break with a difference.
But, bear in mind that these luxury options may take you a little further out of the city than you would like. For example, Suryagarh is 14km away. As you’re quite remote, you’d have to get private hotel taxis unless you have your own means of transport. There’s no Uber in Jaisalmer yet!
I personally wanted somewhere close to the city, quiet, with a view of the fort and a Haveli which looked traditional to Jaisalmer. When doing some research, I stumbled across the perfect match; Helsinki house! Named after the owners love for travelling and settling in Finland, this place is beautifully decorated with modern amenities. This place also doubles up with Zostel Hostel, so they cater for all budgets!
They have a stunning open terrace rooftop which overlooks for the fort. When I wasn’t exploring the city, I was relaxing on their balcony taking in the views. At night, the fort lights up and it’s so romantic.
Staying inside the fort isn’t recommended as it’s deemed unethical. Lonely Planet has cited that the fort is literally ‘self-destructing’ due to the amount of tourists and the infrastructure including the ancient sewage system cannot take it. So much so, that Lonely Planet are no longer recommending any hotels inside the fort. To see a full article on this issue, click here.