|Hotels in Germany
Germany is renowned for efficiency and is a prime tourist destination so it's not surprising that you can choose from an extensive number of well-managed hotels throughout all of Germany. Hotel rooms in Germany have a wide selection of price ranges. Luxury suites, rooms in middle class hotels or very inexpensive accommodation in smaller hotels can be readily found. Munich, Aachen, Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Hamburg: throughout Germany you can find hotels to fit your needs according to German hotel classification standards, based on a uniform criteria and categorized according to the certain number of stars that it rates (i.e. **** = luxurious). Regardless of the level of hotel that you will be staying in, you can be sure to find clean and efficient accommodations.
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Located just off Odeonsplatz on the edge of the university quarter, this basic, clean guesthouse style hotel is constantly busy with families and students traveling on a budget. A cheerful touch is the collection of pictures in the pension's own art gallery. 19 rooms, 12 with bath. No credit cards accepted.
Kardinal-Döpfner-Str. 8, Munich D-80333, Germany
Hotel Pension Am Siegestor
This simple but very appealing pension type hotel takes up three floors of a mansion between the Siegestor monument, on Leopoldstrasse, and the university. An old glass-door elevator brings you to the fourth-floor reception desk of the simply furnished hotel. Most of the rooms have a view of Arts Academy across the street and are cozy and quaint. Rooms on the fifth floor are particularly nice, tucked up under the eaves - try to see if one of these rooms is available first! Great value for the traveler on a budget. 20 rooms. No credit cards.
Akademiestr. 5, Munich D-80799, Germany
Phone: 089/399-550 or 089/399-551
This pension has a prime location in the heart of fashionable Lehel part of the city. American and British guests receive a particularly warm welcome here and seem to comprise a large portion of the clientele. Rooms are furnished with bright carpeting with matching pinewood furniture that gives rooms a cheerful feeling. Another great deal for budget traveler. 44 rooms, 7 with shower.
The small, moderately priced, privately owned Admiral Hotel boasts its own garden and is close to the Isar River and Deutsches Museum. Many of the simply furnished and warmly decorated bedrooms have a balcony overlooking the garden so remember to ask for one of these rooms. Bowls of fresh fruit are served to awaiting guests, and the breakfast buffet is excellent here, complete with homemade jams, in-season strawberries, and Italian and French delicacies. 33 rooms.
Gastehaus Am Englischen Garten
It is advised that you reserve well in advance for this moderately priced gem. All rooms come with cooking facilities at this popular converted water mill, more than 200 years old, adjoining the Englischer Garten. It features old fashioned rooms in the main building and the newer annex has 13 apartments, all with cooking facilities, and is located just a five-minute walk from the bars, shops, and restaurants of Schwabing. In summer breakfast is served on the terrace of the main house. 12 rooms, 6 with bath or shower; 13 apartments. Free parking.
Liebergesellstr. 8, Munich D-80802, Germany
This family-run hotel has a friendly atmosphere, central location (between the main railway station and the Oktoberfest fairgrounds) and reasonable room rates. Three apartments are specifically designed to accommodate small groups or families. All rooms have TVs and phones and are furnished nicely. The restaurant serves breakfast only, but snacks can be ordered at the bar. 65 rooms, 3 apartments. CafŽ, bar.
Landwehrstr. 42, (entrance on Goethestr.), Munich D-80336, Germany
The Rafael Hotel has been named Germany's leading hotel by reviewers, and its restaurant, Mark's, also ranks among the country's best. The hotel occupies a beautifully renovated building that was a high-society ballroom in the late 19th century. Today it recaptures some of that era with 24-hour service, including such personalized amenities as in-house butlers. Rooms are individually furnished and extravagantly decorated, in addition to offering many extras that especially the business traveler will appreciate, including fax machines. 67 rooms, 6 suites. Restaurant, pool, sauna, 2 bars. AE, DC, MC, V.
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Just a few minutes walk from the city, The Four Seasons has been playing host to the world's wealthy and titled for more than a century. It has an unbeatable location on Maximilianstrasse, Munich's premier shopping street, with a wonderful Bistro and bar/restaurant on the premises. Elegance and luxury set the tone throughout. 268 rooms, 48 suites. Among the amenities are 2 restaurants, a pool, a gym, massage, a sauna, a piano bar and car rental.
This low key hotel has a convenient location across from the Charlottenburg S-bahn station, and is a great value for no-fuss travelers. Rooms face the street or the courtyard and all rooms receive good light. Room amenities include TVs and hair dryers. The 24-hour cafŽ serves healthy dishes and is good enough to draws locals. The Ku'damm is a 10-minute walk, taxis are easy to catch at the S-bahn station and the bus to and from Tegel Airport stops a block away. 46 rooms. Restaurant, in-room safes, hair salon, lounge, laundry facilities, laundry service, parking (for a fee), no-smoking rooms.
Hotel Am Scheunenviertel
This hotel is simply furnished and is a good alternative to equally inexpensive pensions in western Berlin. It offers personal service, a wonderful breakfast buffet, and three restaurants (Mexican, Russian, and German) under one roof. The biggest advantage is its location in the old, eastern Scheunenviertel (Barn Quarter), the old Jewish neighborhood around the Neue Synagogue. If you want to indulge in Berlin's hip nightlife, you'll be near the major cultural and entertainment hot spots. 18 rooms with shower. 3 restaurants, dry-cleaning, laundry service, parking (fee).
Oranienburger Str. 38, Mitte, Berlin D-10117, Germany
Hotel-Pension Korfu II
This small pension is on a quiet side street off Ku'damm , and is modern, inexpensive, and comfortable. The Korfu II hotel has well kept rooms with high ceilings and simple furniture and are clean and comfortable. Some double rooms are more modern and appealing, decorated with elegant black-and-white furniture - ask for one of these. All rooms have a phone and color television. The breakfast buffet is included in the price 19 rooms. Parking (fee). Full breakfasts are available.
Estrel Residence Congress Hotel
With over 1000 rooms as Europe's biggest hotel, the Estrel Residence Congress Hotel may seem huge and anonymous, but it's the best deal in town for upscale rooms and service at a low price. The hotel is in working-class district of Neukölln, a few minutes away from the downtown areas, but offers all of the amenities you can think of and guarantees quiet efficiency at incredibly low prices. Rooms are comfortable and decorated with Russian art. The festival center adjoining the hotel features musicals. 1,045 rooms, 80 suites. 6 restaurants, in-room data ports, minibars, indoor pool, gym, hair salon, sauna, bar, lobby lounge, concert hall, theater, baby-sitting, children's programs, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, business services, convention center, parking (fee), no-smoking floor.
The Hilton Berlin features everything from heated bathtubs to special rooms for businesswomen and travelers with disabilities. It is also one of the few German first-class hotels offering discounts to parents traveling with children. The hotel also offers a private lounge, free breakfast, late check-in, and larger rooms. When making a reservation ask for a second-floor room as they have classic Italian furnishings. The Hilton overlooks the Gendarmenmarkt and the German and French cathedrals. 543 rooms, 46 suites. 2 restaurants, cafeteria, room service, in-room data ports, minibars, pool, gym, massage, sauna, bar, 2 pubs, dance club, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, business services, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking room. www.hilton.com/en/hi/index.jhtml
Mohrenstr. 30, Mitte, Berlin D-10117, Germany
€ 77 to Over € 180
Westin Grand Hotel
A preferred choice among American travelers, the Westin Grand Hotel features a neoclassical pink-marble lobby, a six-story atrium, polished brass accents, stucco work, and richly decorated wallpaper. Standard rooms are tastefully decorated in muted tones and the bathrooms have large tubs. 358 rooms, 35 suites. 2 restaurants, room service, in-room data ports, mini-bars, pool, gym, hair salon, hot tub, sauna, steam room, bar, lobby lounge, shops, baby-sitting, children's programs, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, business services, convention center, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking floor.
Hotel Adlon Berlin
The Hotel Adlon Berlin, Berlin's premiere hotel lives up to its almost mythical predecessor in every way. The old Hotel Adlon, which, until its destruction during the war, was considered to be Europe's ultimate luxury resort, and hosted the likes of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Greta Garbo. Although rates are expensive, all rooms are identically furnished in 1920s style with cherry wood trim, myrtle-wood furnishings, and elegant bathrooms in black marble and the service is impeccable. 337 rooms, 82 suites. 3 restaurants, cafŽ, room service, in-room data ports, in-room safes, minibars, pool, hair salon, health club, massage, sauna, 2 bars, shops, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, business services, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking floor.
The exquisite Ritz-Carlton Schlosshotel is full of classic style and is lavishly decorated. You might be reminded of a late 19th-century ch‰teau. It was designed by Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld, who also completed a special suite for himself which is made available to guests if the fashion designer himself is not staying in Berlin. The service is amazingly personal but never intrusive. Berlin's Ritz is no exception in that it offers Ritz quality, but a Ritz prices. 54 rooms. Restaurant, room service, in-room data ports, minibars, pool, gym, hair salon, massage, sauna, bar, lobby lounge, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, business services, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking room.
Brahmsstr. 10, Zehlendorf, Berlin D-14193, Germany
Over € 180
Pension Aller Hotel
A friendly welcome and a quiet hotel for a modest price are to be found here, near the train station. In the third floor of a sociologist's private house, Pension Aller Hotel offers cozy, well-lighted rooms in the back of the building. Reserve in advance because it has many return guests. 10 rooms with shower. No credit cards.
Gutleutstr. 94, Frankfurt am Main D-60329, Germany
Waldhotel Hensels Felsenkeller
This hotel is one of Frankfurt's least expensive, but the setting is one of the most pleasant, as it backs onto the woods that surround Frankfurt. The city center is just a short train ride (the nearest stop is a three-minute walk). Rooms are basic; the less expensive ones have shared showers in the hallway. 15 rooms, 7 with bath. Rooms fill up fast so book in advance. Restaurant. No credit cards.
Buchrainstr. 95, Frankfurt am Main D-60599, Germany
Hotel Pension West
The Hotel Pension West is conveniently located near the university and U- bahn, and is economically priced. It's in an older building and has an old-fashioned appeal. The rooms are more than adequate for a short term stay. 20 rooms.
Gräfstr. 81, Frankfurt am Main D-60486, Germany
Near the lively Sachsenhausen quarter, this hotel is still within easy reach of downtown by public transit. Rooms are modest but spotless, comfortable, and equipped with TVs and the moderate room rate includes a substantial breakfast buffet. The Maingau Stuben is one of the city's best restaurants. 100 rooms. Restaurant, parking (fee).
Schifferstr. 38-40, Frankfurt am Main D-60594, Germany
The Hilton is Frankfurt's newest chain hotel, and exceeds the high standards of Hilton Hotels in terms of providing all the amenities necessary to make your stay comfortable. If you want to enjoy a real German hotel experience, the Hilton, as with most other large chains, is probably not the most suitable hotel in Frankfurt. The hotel is equipped with everything from fax and modem lines to voice mail and video on command and is thus a good choice for the business traveler. The Pacific Colors Restaurant has a large terrace overlooking a park, and the Vista Bar & Lounge is just below the hotel's airy and transparent atrium. 342 rooms. Restaurant, room service, in-room data ports, in-room safes, mini-bars, pool, hair salon, health club, hot tub, massage, sauna, steam room, 2 bars, meeting room.
Hochstr. 4, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Steigenberger Franfurter Hof
This 19th-century Renaissance-style building sports a magnificent facade, and its luxury makes this the first choice for many distinguished visitors. The old-fashioned atmosphere throughout, formal elegance, burnished woods, fresh flowers, and the exquisite bar and restaurant make this a first choice for many visitors. 332 rooms, 10 suites. 2 restaurants, 2 bars.
Inexpensive-Under € 77
At this hotel in the Reeperbahn neighborhood budget travelers can enjoy a safe and clean stay in the heart of Europe's most bizarre red-light districts (if you don't know what the red-light district is, let's just say that it is not a district suitable for the family!) The small rooms are not up-to-date, but the service is warm and friendly (but not overly friendly, if you know what I mean). 82 rooms. Restaurant, room service, bar, dry cleaning, laundry service, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking rooms.
Reeperbahn 48, Hamburg D-20359, Germany
Hotel Village was at one time a typical brothel near the central train station. Now, although no longer a brothel, the Hotel Village offers 14 old large beds, complete with baldachin and a revolving mirror on the ceiling and thus retains some of its former style. The service (including a 24-hour coffee bar) is extremely friendly and casual. The hotel has gained a reputation as being low profile, so celebrities have been known to go there in order to rest.14 rooms. Minibars, dry cleaning, laundry service, parking (fee).
Steindamm 4, Hamburg D-20099, Germany
This hotel is in a four-story white city town house near the central train station, and provides modest but very congenial service for budget travelers. The rooms are spacious and clean. A great plus are the comfortable beds with reclining head and foot rests. The breakfasts amply make up for the uninspired rooms, and the hotel's garage provides free parking. A good deal that apparently many people are aware about considering the hotel's tendency to fill up quickly. 11 rooms. Minibars, free parking. No credit cards.
Holzdamm 43, Hamburg D-20099, Germany
Moderate- € 77 to € 102
Near the Binnenalster and the opera house, here you will find that the service is friendly and efficient, most rooms are neatly furnished, and prices are quite reasonable for this expensive city. At times the lounge area can become crowded. 151 rooms, 2 suites. Restaurant, room service, in-room data ports, bar, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking rooms.
Hotel Hafen Hamburg and Hotel Residenz Hafen Hamburg
Just across the famous St. Pauli Landungrbücken, both hotels are a good value considering their three- and four-star status, respectively. The older Hotel Hafen Hamburg has smaller but nicely renovated rooms and offers a great view of the harbor, while the larger, upscale Hotel Residenz Hafen has less flair but more comfort. Hotel Hafen 115 rooms, 10 suites; Hotel Residenz 230 rooms. Restaurant, in-room safes, sauna, 3 bars, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking rooms.
Seewartenstr. 7-9, Hamburg D-20459, Germany
Hotel-Pension Am Nonnenstieg
The owner of this hotel is friendly and helpful and the feeling here is very cozy. Extra beds for younger children can be put in rooms at no extra charge. Ask for a room with a kitchen alcove if you want to cook for yourself. A very good deal for the family on a budget. There is no restaurant; only breakfast is offered. 30 rooms.
Nonnenstieg 11, Hamburg D-20149, Germany
€ 102 to € 153
Crisp and contemporary in design, this boutique hotel prides itself on giving personal attention to its guests. Rooms are compact; most have a full bathroom, but a few have a shower only. Stark white walls, white bedspreads, and light-hued carpets create a bright, fresh ambience. A small bar is open in the evening, and a tiny garden is the place for summer cocktails. The restaurant serves Italian fare for lunch and dinner. The Aussenalster, where the hotel keeps a sailboat for the use of guests, is at the end of the street. 27 rooms. Restaurant, room service, sauna, boating, bicycles, bar, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, business services, meeting room, parking (fee).
Garden Hotels Hamburg
The location in Pöseldorf is about one mile from the downtown area, making this one of the most appealing hotels in Hamburg, offering outstanding personal service and elegant accommodations . There's no restaurant, but breakfast and light, cold meals are served in the bar and the airy winter garden. 57 rooms, 3 suites. Room service, in-room data ports, minibars, hair salon, massage, bar, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, business services, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking rooms.
Magdalenenstr. 60, Hamburg D-20148, Germany
€ 102 to € 153
Over € 153
Located on a quiet street north of the downtown area, in Harvestehude, this elegant hotel offers luxury and friendly, personal service. All guest rooms have antique cherrywood and mahogany furniture. Three suites even have their own private conservatories. In the evening acclaimed chef Ulrich Heimann prepares international dishes in the intimate restaurant. 8 rooms, 3 suites. Restaurant, room service, in-room safes, minibars, dry cleaning, laundry service, free parking.
Abteistr. 14, Hamburg D-20149, Germany
Over € 153
Kempinski Atlantic Hotel Hamburg
Few hotels in Germany can rival this gracious Edwardian palace facing the Aussenalster, with a stylish mood ,sophisticated lighting, and a lobby that is positively baronial. The rooms are traditionally furnished and are all typical of Hamburg in their understated luxury. All have sitting areas with a writing desk and easy chairs, large bathrooms, a bathtub, and a separate shower stall. In fine weather guests can lounge in the formal outdoor courtyard. 254 rooms, 13 suites. 3 restaurants, cafŽ, room service, in-room data ports, in-room safes, minibars, pool, hair salon, health club, sauna, boating, bar, shops, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, business services, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking floor. AE, DC, MC, V.
This was the first Marriott in Germany, and it remains the showpiece. Comfortable rooms and amenities such as pay-per-view TV and modem and fax lines make this a great choice. The hotel has a central location - an unbeatable spot on Hamburg's Gänsemarkt, in one of the best shopping areas. The hotel's American Place is one of the better city-center restaurants, and the health club is one of the most modern in northern Germany. 277 rooms, 5 suites. Restaurant, room service, in-room data ports, minibars, pool, gym, hair salon, massage, sauna, bar, piano bar, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, business services, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking rooms.
ABC-Str. 52, Hamburg D-20354, Germany
Over € 153
Park Hyatt Hamburg
This modern hotel is hidden behind the historic walls of the Levantehaus, an old warehouse, not far from the train station. The rooms have modern furnishings, somewhat minimalist and Asian in style, and original artwork. The Club Olympus pool and fitness area is spectacular with a variety of activities. Bagels are smeared in the New York Deli hotel restaurant. 221 rooms, 31 apartments. 2 restaurants, room service, in-room data ports, minibars, pool, gym, hair salon, massage, sauna, bar, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, business services, meeting room, parking (fee), no-smoking rooms.
Inexpensive - Under € 77
Mercure Hotel Stuttgart City Center
Close to the train station, and a subway stop, the Mercure Hotel has a great and convenient location. Modern rooms have air-conditioning, cable TV, and data ports. The hotel's restaurants are Bistro 38 and the Olive Tree, which serves Mediterranean cuisine. There is also a lobby bar. 174 rooms. 2 restaurants, in-room data ports, bar, meeting rooms, no-smoking rooms. This was earlier known as the Dorint Budget Hotel.
Heilbronner Strasse 88
Moderate- € 77 to € 153
This hotel is a picturesque house, high up on the wooded Killesberg Hill. It is ideally located for visitors, just a 15-minute bus ride from the main railway station. 10 rooms. Restaurant, minibars, free parking. No credit cards. Closed 2 wks in Aug. and 2 wks in Dec.
Feuerbacher Weg 101, Stuttgart D-70192, Germany
€ 77 to € 153
Set on a hill in the midst of the vineyards of Weinsberg, here you can enjoy fresh air and panoramic views. The restaurant features hearty country cooking. 34 rooms. Restaurant, bicycles, no-smoking room. AE, DC, MC, V. Closed mid-Dec.-mid-Jan.
Weinsberg D-74189, Germany
€ 77 to € 153
Hotel Am Schloss
The climb is steep from the Altstadt to this hotel but the views from windows of the comfortable rooms and dining terrace are stunning. The proprietor has written a number of books about regional cuisine, and it is evident at the restaurant. 37 rooms. Restaurant, minibars, bicycles.
Burgsteige 18, Tübingen D-72070, Germany
This hotel ishas plain and comfortable rooms , and it is located just a short walk from major shopping areas. All include a private bathroom or shower, and all have satellite TV, direct-dial phones, and radios. A breakfast buffet is served each morning. 32 rooms. Dining room, meeting room, parking (fee). AE, DC, MC, V.
This modern hotel offers friendly service and comfort, with a convenient Altstadt location. Local cuisine is served at the restaurant. 50 rooms, 42 with bath or shower. Restaurant, minibars, lobby lounge, meeting room. AE, MC, V.
Neckarhalde 2, Tübingen D-72070, Germany
€ 77 to € 153
The luxurious Insel-Hotel is located on a river island connected to the city by the busy Friedrich Ebert Bridge. A family-run hotel with a personal touch. 120 rooms, 4 suites. 2 restaurants, pool, sauna, bar, free parking, no-smoking room. AE, DC, MC, V.
Friedrich-Ebert-Brücke, Heilbronn D-74072, Germany
Over € 128
This first class hotel ranks with Stuttgart's top accommodations. Located in the heart of the city, near sights, shops, and the train station. In addition to first-class service and luxuriously appointed rooms, you can wine and dine in the restaurant Zirbelstube, the Schlossgarten restaurant, or the cafŽ overlooking the garden. 116 rooms, 4 suites. 2 restaurants, cafŽ, minibars, bicycles, bar, wine shop. AE, DC, MC, V.
Copthorne Hotel Stuttgart
The Copthorne is only five minutes from the Stuttgart Airport, and is within the Stella Entertainment Center, which also houses two musical theaters, restaurants, casinos, and 6 movie theaters. Rooms are luxuriously furnished, and all have cable and satellite TV, tea- and coffeemakers, and hairdryers; some also have data ports. The onsite wellness center has an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna, surrounded by a tropical garden. The hotel has five restaurants, including Brasserie Le Jardin, which serves French cuisine, and Don Giovanni, an Italian restaurant. There are also five theme bars. 454 rooms. 5 restaurants, pool, health club, hot tub, sauna, 5 bars, 2 casinos, concierge, airport shuttle, car rental, parking (fee). AE, DC, MC, V.
Holiday Inn Stuttgart
The is in Weilimdorf, a suburb not far from the city center. Rooms here are modern and comfortable and have cable and satellite TV, tea- and coffeemakers, and data ports. The hotel's restaurants, Dolce Vita and Piazza, serve international cuisine. Also, in the summer the beer garden has an outdoor barbecue. 325 rooms. 2 restaurants, in-room data ports, gym, sauna, steam room, bar, beer garden, baby-sitting, concierge, business services, convention center, parking (fee). AE, DC, MC, V. www.holiday-inn.com
Mittlerer Pfad 25-27, Stuttgart 70499, Germany