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.

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.

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.

The Burg Colmberg is a 14th-century castle straight out of a storybook, rising from a rocky crag above a tiny village. It offers an eclectic collection of rooms tucked throughout a warren of crooked hallways, hidden staircases, and cozy sitting nooks.

It’s a German fairy tale with a modern twist: a centrally located 19th-century brick water tower now houses an enchanting designer hotel. With an elevated bridge in the lobby, 35-foot-high walls, and 15-foot-high windows, dramatic architecture is a focal point.

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.