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.
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.
A unique blend of travel and art, the Art’otel Berlin City Center West is inspired by the works of famed artist Andy Warhol and displays original works throughout its public areas and guest rooms.
Set far from the city center in the exclusive enclave of Grunewald (which borders the Grunewald Forest, once hunting grounds for the royal family), this former private palace is an oasis of luxury. Built in 1912 by Dr.
Unlike a lot of self-consciously funky hotels around the world, the Michelberger is genuinely cool. And friendly and funny: hallway TV’s play a permanent loop of The Big Lebowski in German.
This newly expanded hotel is set around a secluded courtyard and has a modern café to match its 50 studios and apartments.
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is housed inside a soaring Art Deco-inspired skyscraper near the Potsdamer Platz. The hotel has 303 guest rooms, including 40 suites, each designed by Peter Silling and decorated with original watercolors painted by professor Markus Luepertz.
For years, Berlin’s high-end hotels just weren’t cool. That all changed with Soho House, the London-based members’ club, providing Berlin with a welcome dose of English eccentricity and becoming the overnight choice for the art and fashion set.
Established in 2001, T&C Apartments is a vacation rental company offering apartments and homes in 14 locations throughout the downtown area.
A mix of business travelers and design-savvy hipsters appreciate the Ku’Damm’s sleek, clean-lined aesthetic.
The Rocco Forte group typically makes magic out of run-down but exquisitely situated properties, like Brown’s Hotel in London and the Hotel de Russie in Rome. Their latest accomplishment: Hotel de Rome, set in Berlin’s former Dresdner Bank.
With its low-key, beveled façade, the Grand Hyatt hangs back in a neighborhood known for its postmodern architecture; however, inside, it's all skewed angles and bright blocks of color and chrome, paying homage to Berlin's history as a center of Expressionist art.
Book the light-filled Camper Suite, with views of the historic Mitte district and fiery Spanish-red walls softened by wood accents.
Housed inside a historic 1910 mansion on the city’s famous Kurfurstendamm, the Askanischer Hof Hotel has 15 guestrooms and one suite outfitted with décor reminiscent of the 1920’s. The lobby also has a 1920’s, Art Deco theme with marble walls and an impressive candelabra.
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.