In this article, I will tell you about some of the most popular hotels in Hamburg from different price categories. Hamburg is the largest port in Germany, a huge business center where business tourists flock from all over the world. All this has left its mark on the features of the hotel infrastructure. Most of the hotels are aimed specifically at this category of travelers, but this does not mean at all that you will not find cheap youth hostels and hotels for the average tourist in Hamburg.
Le Royal Meridien Hotel
A breathtaking and immaculate residence offering every degree of luxury and convenience one could wish for. The hotel’s architecture seamlessly blends modernity and tradition, with a swimming pool, solarium, meeting and ballrooms, business facilities, a highly acclaimed ninth-floor restaurant and a bar with amazing views. In total, Le Royal Meridien has 284 rooms and suites, complete with widescreen TVs, ensuite bathrooms, high speed internet and, of course, fluffy white bathrobes. All of this is complemented by impeccable service, so it’s no surprise that this Hamburg hotel remains a perennial favorite with upscale business travelers. A room in this hotel can be booked from $189 per night.
Sofitel Alter Wall
This canal structure, with its own private pier, once housed a bank owned by the German Post Office. Today, behind a 19th-century façade hides a luxurious hotel with cutting-edge design and trendy energy, not to mention two large restaurants and a world-class spa with indoor pool, sauna and solarium. Each of the 241 rooms has a spacious marble en-suite bathroom, and the city center location makes Hamburg’s Sofitel Alter Wall a favorite.
Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten
Old-fashioned opulence on a royal scale is the shortest way to describe this hotel. This huge 19th-century mansion on the banks of the Ulster Inner Lake is regarded by many as the best hotel in Hamburg. The price of accommodation is quite in line with the exceptional reputation of the Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten. The hotel includes 156 rooms and 32 suites. Awash with fresh flowers, expensive antiques, original paintings and even a series of almost priceless tapestries, this grand hotel in true European tradition is ready to trap guests when you want to come back again and again. The hotel is located in a convenient area for shopping, while being away from the bustling nightlife of the city.
Hotel 25hours Hamburg No.1
One of the most popular design hotels in Hamburg, 25hours Hamburg No.1 will beat any establishment in the city in terms of style (bright retro chic with Philippe Starck’s 1960s taste), amenities (including a German-Italian fusion bar and restaurant) , and cost. The hotel is quite affordable — room rates start from 100€. The combination of all these factors has made 25hours a real hit among the younger fashion audience.
Gastwerk Hamburg Hotel
Another preferred place when it comes to designer hotels in Hamburg. But at the same time, Gastwerk proudly bears the title of one of the city’s historic buildings. Many are very surprised to find that 150 years ago this large brick building housed the city’s first gas works. Its proportions and cleverly redesigned space are the hotel’s biggest attraction, with subdued lighting and expressively distributed reception areas, 141 cozy rooms and suites. Each of the rooms has a contemporary aesthetic with a touch of classic charm.
A more specific boutique hotel located in a quiet residential area near Ulster Lake. The tasteful décor of this Hamburg hotel focuses more on comfort than style. There is an attractive garden with a swimming pool with distinct Mediterranean features, while the rooms are comfortable and attractive and the staff friendly and helpful. The hotel is proud of its famous literary guests, among which stand out Henning Mankel and Amos Oz.
For those who like to be in the thick of things, this cheap Hamburg hotel is centrally located along the famous Reeperbahn nightlife district. Its main advantage over other hotels in the area is the complete soundproofing of each of the 80 rooms and excellent furnishings. This is a great place for the budget party goer. Even the CityHotel Monopol cocktail bar is open 24 hours a day, and rich breakfasts are included in the price, which is very pleasant after a stormy night.
The Fritzhotel is located in the Sternschanze area, directly opposite a park and close to public transport links. This is an advanced, modern and clean Hamburg hotel with its own character. Its single and double rooms are very conveniently distributed and some even have balconies. Its main advantage is its location in the artists’ quarter, with many pleasant green areas, cafes and bars.
Accord Novum Hotel
This 23-room hotel belongs to the modest Accord chain. Accord Novum is a clean, comfortable and safe establishment in Hamburg, completely renovated in 2010. It offers good value for money, but the biggest advantage of the hotel is the location in the city center, just a few hundred meters from the main railway station, shops, restaurants, rivers and main historical sights.