Germany

Hotels in Germany

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.

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.

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 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.