Germany

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.

Q!

Despite being designed to within an inch of its life, the décor of Berlin’s Q! hotel displays a coherence that’s admirable.

The 16th-century Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg is the same vintage as the storied castle on the hill nearby, its Renaissance red-sandstone façade bearing an inscription in gold: persta invicta venus (Beauty forever unconquered).

The 13th-century fortress is one of the most hauntingly romantic places in Europe.

Germany's media and art luminaries favor this 49-room hotel's color-saturated, mischievous design (the lamps are penguins wearing shades on their heads) and its boisterous bar scene.

Forty-seven years after Arne Jacobsen created Radisson SAS’s first hotel, in Copenhagen, the fast-growing group continues its tradition of tapping A-list designers. At its latest property, Adam D.

For those who want to be closer to the action, the Hotel Stadt Hamburg is in the charming village of Westerland. You'll have to walk five minutes to the beach, but this tidy hotel, built in 1869, is an ideal base for exploration.

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).