Hotels in Munich
Both the Mandarin Oriental and the Le Meridien are excellent choices for travelers looking to stay in upscale chain hotels in Munich. Housed in a handsome 1870s building, the Mandarin Oriental is well-located to the city’s beautiful botanical gardens and houses Michelin-starred Restaurant Mark, one of the best restaurants you’ll find in any of the Munich hotels. The Le Meridien impresses with its marriage of old-world flair and cutting edge materials, which creates for a relaxing, yet refined stay.
Designed by native Munchner architect Christoph Sattler, who has also played a role in the redevelopment of other parts of the city, the Charles Hotel is one of the best hotels in Munich. From the 19th-century portraits to the velvet-upholstered benches to the rotunda lobby, the sumptuous designs will carry you straight to the French Riveria, from which the architect drew his inspiration. Even though you’re in one of the centrally located hotels in Munich.
Just a three-minute walk from the central train station, the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost hotel is housed in a 19th-century building that previously served as the city’s main post office.
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.
Family-owned hotel with a vaulted restaurant that serves Bavarian fare (sausage and strudel) and, on Sundays, a popular brunch.
Room to Book: Ask for a room overlooking Promenadeplatz.
Junior suite from $590, including breakfast.
Landry is impressed by Le Méridien Munich for its marriage of old-world hospitality and cutting-edge interiors (top-flight woods and fabrics, floor-to-ceiling windows, and sleek contemporary furnishings).
A vibrant makeover in 2003 has updated the Neoclassical public spaces and 170 of the hotel's 316 rooms; the lobby's stained-glass dome was restored, as well, letting refracted light pour in.