Berlin is a beautiful city. The nightlife, the museums, the restaurants and the attractions are just that good. Berlin is also relatively affordable. This makes Berlin a true gem of a destination.
If you are planning a trip to Rome and are looking for a hotel, it’s still best to spend a little more so you can stay at a nice hotel. There are lots of cheap hotels in Rome that charge around €100 per night, but these are not as nice as the nicer hotels with prices around €130 per night.
Berlin is flooded with accommodation options. However, some of the world’s most restrictive regulations on Airbnbs and other vacation rentals make it hard to find a place to stay. Hotels are everywhere in Berlin, but we’ve done the hard yards and collated some of the best into one handy guide. For our money, these are the 20 best hotels in Berlin right now.
If you are sensitive to the color pink, you may want to check into another hotel. New York designer Karim Rashid opened his new music and lifestyle hotel in a large modern building next to the River Spree. Even the elevators are illuminated by different colored lights, and some have photos of Rashid and his wife.
If you want to play music, check out the Red Roof Inn. It’s a hotel with its own music manager. If you want to play a spontaneous jam, you can order a Gibson guitar or electric piano to your room.
Musicians can practice or play gigs at the hotel. There are two recording studios, a rooftop party and gig venue, and a great open mic night. The food is delicious, with a view of the river, and the buffet has plenty of variety.
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2. Art Nouveau Berlin
The rooms of this hotel are exquisite and cozy. The decor is a mix of old and new: an antique bed, a modern painting, a modern lamp, an antique desk. The hotel is located in a charming neighborhood in Berlin. This hotel is one of the best-decorated places in town.
The bathrooms are cleverly designed and integrated into the rooms without disrupting the elegant architecture of the townhouse. The TVs even look stylish. If you get hungry in the middle of the night, the breakfast room has a fridge full of goodies. The staff is eager to help.
This addition to the Design Hotels portfolio is a breath of fresh air. Each room is beautifully decorated with minimalist furniture, high-quality amenities, and open-plan living spaces. You’ll feel like you’re in an oasis of calm luxury and taste.
A beautiful Japanese garden on the fifth floor leads to a modern restaurant with two Michelin stars. It has a lighter menu and a rooftop spa with spectacular views of the city. For longer stays, rates are reduced.
4. Soho House
Berliners are not impressed by anything that seems like it’s for the 1%. However, the opening of the Soho House in Berlin in 2010 challenged this assumption. The club is now a beloved staple of the city.
The Bauhaus building was once a thriving department store. Under the Nazis, it became a place for propaganda, and then under the Communists, it was turned into offices and government buildings.
Soho House used to occupy one floor. Now, it occupies eight floors. Soho House still has 65 guest rooms, but it also offers 20 apartments and four lofts. Cowshed spa is still there too, as is the library and the cinema.
Cecconi’s, Soho House’s restaurant, is located on the second floor. It serves northern Italian cuisine. The Store Kitchen offers a lighter menu that is available throughout the day. The rooms are furnished with beautiful wood floors, 1920s furniture and raw concrete walls.
The hotel feels very British, with its teacups and biscuits. The pool makes you feel at home. The location is fantastic, too. It’s like a home away from home.
5. Das Stue
The most fashionable member of the luxury hotel family, Das Stue is located in the 1930s Royal Danish Embassy. The building is a shining example of Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola’s work, who restored the venue to its former splendor. Here are some reasons why you should stay at this Design Hotel: a pearl white spa, rooms overlooking the Tiergarten, and the original three-storey library.
Berlin is a vibrant city full of history and culture. A great location for the hotel is in the centre, close to most of Berlin’s major attractions. Some rooms have a view of the Berlin Zoo, which includes binoculars for a closer look at the furry animals.
6. Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel
This luxury escape is designed down to the tiniest details. It was restored in 2014 by Karl Lagerfeld himself, who designed everything from the marble bathrooms to the limousine service. There are 12 suites and 54 rooms, and staff trained to make your stay comfortable.
The resort has a lot of amenities, including a swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, and two restaurants. It is beautiful and exclusive, but it might as well be on another planet. It is worth checking the internet for deals because it is a beautiful place in a beautiful setting.
7. 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
A popular designer hotel chain, 25hours, is located in the Bikini Berlin shopping center. The design is a blend of industrial lighting and brick. It is softened by greenery and brightly colored furnishings.
The attention to detail is wonderful, particularly the hammocks on the windows and free car rentals. There’s also a great Middle Eastern restaurant, Neni.
8. Circus Hostel
The Circus Hostel is a gold standard against which other hostels should be measured. It’s both simple and stylish, warm and comfortable. The apartments have balconies with outstanding views.
The staff is laid back, but they can secure discounted tickets to almost anything. Or, they can give directions to the nearby best bars and clubs. It is deservedly popular and it is always full, so be sure to book ahead.
The breakfast buffets at Circus Hostel are plentiful and have many organic granolas. They also have useful items such as laptops for rent and bikes, Segways, and even electric motorbikes. The bar downstairs is quiet and hosts events like poetry readings.
Across the street from Checkpoint Charlie, the owners of the moderately priced Circus Hotel have built a winter garden and café in their garden. The 63 rooms all have private baths, and the entire hotel is surrounded by a terrace. The owners also run the Commonground, an incredible breakfast restaurant that lives up to its name.
This hotel was created by a creative mind to break the business mold. It’s housed in an old townhouse and is a quirky, funny antidote to normal hotels. Some of the house rules are: no photography and no large groups. The owner of this place wanted to foster an atmosphere that feels like anything goes.
Once you enter the hotel’s doors, you find yourself in a very modern-looking lobby with bold, primary colors and beautiful leather chairs. The rooms are very simple, but they have brass beds and block-colored walls. When you enter the bathroom, you see that it is stocked with Molton Brown goodies. The hotel’s restaurant, The Brooklyn , is known for its rare whiskeys and premium Napa Valley wines.
10. Honigmond Garden Boutique Hotel
This charming B&B is as lovely as its sister hotel, the Honigmond Boutique Hotel. It has 20 rooms, with different options for each type of room. Choose from large bedrooms facing the streets or smaller ones that overlook a fish pond and Tuscan-style garden. Or choose a spacious apartment on the upper floor.
As with all great hotels, the details of the rooms are what really matter. Each room is styled individually to perfection. The floors are made of polished pine and there are paintings in massive gilt frames. Antiques, iron bedsteads, and a sitting room overlooking the garden complete the picture.
11. Hotel de Rome
This 19th-century mansion was built to house the headquarters of Dresdner Bank in 2006. However, it is now a luxurious hotel with 146 rooms and a friendly staff. Despite all the grandeur, the young employees are approachable. Thumbs up for their stylish taste in decor, which features polished wood, marble, and velvet.
The basement vault of this hotel has been transformed into a gym, spa, and pool. The restaurant La Banca serves upscale Mediterranean cuisine with outdoor dining in the summer. It is also possible to enjoy cocktails or smaller plates at the Rooftop Terrace or the Opera Court, which serves high tea in the afternoon.
12. Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin
The Adlon Hotel has a long and storied history. It burned down after the Second World War, but was rebuilt by the Kempinski Group in 1997 on the same site next to the Brandenburg Gate.
Apart from a few unique features, you’re really paying for the prime location and the top-notch service: bellhops who hand you a chilled bottle of water when you return from a jog in nearby Tiergarten park, as well as dining at one of two Thai concepts or the extremely formal Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer. It has two Michelin stars.
If you want to rent a bulletproof presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow, it will cost you about $15,000 per night, but you do get a 24-hour private butler and a limousine.
13. Eastern Comfort Hostel Boat
Berlin’s hostel boat is docked next to the East Side Hotel on the Spree River. It’s located on the east side of town, across from Kreuzberg. The rooms are small (considering it’s a boat), but they are clean. Each room has its own toilet and shower.
The four-person room can feel a little cramped, but if you’re looking to stretch, there are two common rooms and three terraces with breathtaking views of the river. The owners have just added another boat, the Western Comfort, which is moored across the river on the Kreuzberg bank.
14. Art’otel Berlin Mitte
This hotel is gorgeous. It’s a hot spot of culture and style, where old meets new. The hotel is an excellent fusion of restored rococo reception rooms with ultra-modern bedrooms designed by Nalbach & Nalbach.
All the décor has been meticulously thought through. I can tell because of the Philippe Starck bathrooms and the Breuer chairs in conference rooms. I also see beautiful George Baselitz originals hanging in corridors and all 109 rooms, as well as pleasant staff members. The views of Mitte from the top suites are breathtaking.
Michelberger Hotel, a Berlin hotel, is a low-cost hotel with a purposefully unfinished look. The hotel has two different types of rooms. The cheaper rooms are designed to be simple and stylish like a school gym. The more expensive rooms are designed to be decadent and extravagant with gold features or mountain resort features such as sunken bathtubs and film projectors.
Not all hotels are created equal. You may expect the usual amenities, but Michelberger Hotel is not your average hotel. The downside of its convenient location (right across from Warschauer Strasse U-Bahn station) is that some rooms are quite noisy; the quieter ones face the courtyard.