Hotels in Germany
For travelers who prefer an unparalleled luxury experience, the majestic Park Hyatt, Hamburg, the glamorous Breidenbacher Hof in Dusseldorf, and Munich’s Mandarin Oriental are some of the best hotels in Germany.
However, for those looking for hotels in Germany that offer an individualized, personal experience and a cozy, stay-in atmosphere, visitors will be delighted to learn that Germany hotels — like many of Europe’s hotels — are oftentimes full of unique and affordable charms if you opt for small, local inns or bed and breakfasts.
Located in the foothills of the Alps, Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway is one of the most unique hotels in Germany. Guests can enjoy four different spa facilities, each of which offers its own specialties that range from saltwater pools to steam rooms to yoga courses. However, the most important offering at Schloss Elmau is its dedication to bringing major musicians for performances at the hotel.
Guest rooms are sexy spaces fit for Barbarella, with bubble chairs, recessed lighting, and varying configurations made possible by sage-green sliding partitions. The nicest touch is a windowside reading nook, complete with a cozy daybed.
The Baroque façade disguises a modern interior.
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.
The intimate, newly expanded boutique hotel in in a central but tucked-away location.
The five-room guesthouse has a noteworthy restaurant.
Formerly chef de cuisine at Berlin’s trendiest (and tastiest) restaurant, Vau, Florian Löffler traded urban bright lights for a rural retreat in the Feldberg Lake District. Two hours northeast of Berlin, the magical landscape—lakes, forests, sunflower fields—was part of the draw.
This newly expanded hotel is set around a secluded courtyard and has a modern café to match its 50 studios and apartments.
The 2007 renovated hotel occupies an 1870's building and has a delightful heated rooftop pool and patio. The hotel's Michelin-starred Restaurant Mark's is open for an elegant Christmas Eve meal of almond-covered venison with cherries and semolina strudel.
The 54-room hotel in the Old Town is decorated with striking black-and-white photography and offers rooms overlooking Cologne's Gothic cathedral.
Designed by architect and native son Christoph Sattler (who helped redevelop Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz), the Charles Hotel was inspired by the Belle Époque hotels of the Côte d’Azur.