Hotels in Berlin
Berlin’s hotels are as varied and vibrant as the city itself. Visitors to the German capital can find both classic, upscale accommodations and also more unexpected experiences. The Berlin hotel experience ranges from nostalgia-tinged 20s hotels to ultramodern sites whose architecture matches their contemporary facilities. For a great contemporary Berlin hotel experience, try the Arcotel Velvet—one of the best hotels in Berlin. Curtains printed with the faces of pop culture icons cover floor-to-ceiling windows that provide views of Oranienburgerstrasse (one of Berlin’s most well-traveled streets).
For a taste of another Berlin, try out the Hotel Askanischer Hof, on Kurfürstendamm. Here, you’ll find a more affordable stay than the restaurant and boutique-studded location would suggest. Over a hundred years old, the decorum is decidedly 20s with marble walls and gilt moldings. Book early, as there are only 16 available rooms. If it’s luxury you seek, then the 5-star Das Stue might be what you’re looking for. Spacious rooms, decorated with sleek Scandinavian taste, overlook the Berlin Zoo. Located in West Berlin, the hotel is conveniently located near Tiergarten.
Berlin’s first boutique hotel sits in what proprietor Tini Countess Rothkirch says is “the most beautiful spot in the city”—directly across from Gendarmenmarkt square.
Housed inside an upscale, repurposed, 19th-century apartment building, the Reihmers Hofgarten has 22 exclusive guestrooms and one suite.
Located just five minutes from the city's famous Museum Island and in the midst of the bustling shopping and dining district of the same name, the Hackescher Markt Hotel is a boutique-style property with 29 guest rooms and three suites.
This funky, hostel-style hotel in the Berlin Mitte district is designed to accommodate the needs of cash-strapped backpackers.
In the heart of the buzzing Mitte neighborhood, Lux 11 is the latest creation from a dynamic minimalist duo, Claudio Silvestrin and his wife, Giuliana Salmaso.
Owned by Spanish-based hotel company Meliá Hotels International, the Hotel Meliá Berlin sits on the River Spree and offers river views from many of its guest rooms. The hotel's 364 guestrooms and suites are modernly decorated in shades of red and gold with dark wood accents.
A rather humdrum façade belies the sumptuous interiors at the Regent—which is just steps from Gendarmenmarkt square (and which was a Four Seasons property until 2004).
The hotel presents an alluring combination of elegance and affordability—as well as the stylish breakfast café Club del Mar—on a tree-lined street in Prenzlauer Berg.
Sitting in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate, the Hotel Adlon Kempinski is one of Berlin’s most historic and luxurious hotels. Originally built in 1907, the hotel was destroyed in 1945 and reopened in 1997.
Set in what was once a mammoth office building, the original 20th-century façade belies the updated all-white interior. The hotel is also conveniently situated on Nürnberger Strasse, the main artery of former West Berlin, and close to shopping mecca KaDeWe.
Semicircular property with 301 rooms (some classic and outfitted with English and Continental antiques, others modern) and a leafy inner courtyard.
Despite being designed to within an inch of its life, the décor of Berlin’s Q! hotel displays a coherence that’s admirable.
What began in 2008 as an “art lab” in a palatial (but condemned) 1825-vintage residential building has evolved into a livable museum-cum-hotel near Berlin’s government district.