Visiting Munich? Want something a bit more special than a Super 8? Finding the right place to stay can make or break your trip. We’ve selected 10 hotels that offer something different. Whether you’re looking for Instagram-worthy designer boutiques or traditional Bavarian hospitality in the city center, there’s something here to suit you.
With muted green throws and stylish floor rugs, the LOUIS hotel has an understated modern elegance about it. Located near the famous Viktualienmarkt, you can’t get much more central than this, making it a great base for exploring the city. Even inside the hotel there’s plenty to keep you busy: its Japanese-style rooftop restaurant is a favorite in Munich, and guests can also make use of the Finnish sauna to relax after a day of sightseeing.
The Flushing Meadows
If your idea of luxury is a sleek, loft-style apartment, then this hotel is the ideal base for your visit. There are only 16 rooms on offer at the Flushing Meadows, named for its picturesque location on the banks of the Isar. A masterclass in modern décor, the interior design was a collaboration with celebrities, musicians and even pro-surfers to create the distinctive and individual looks in the 11 loft-style studios. The result is something that’s beautifully stylish with attention to detail right down to the cushion covers, as well as quirky features like a suspended bed.
The Flushing Meadows, Fraunhoferstrasse 32, Munich, Germany, +49 89 5527 9170
Design Hotel Stadt Rosenheim
This family-run hotel blends neo-classical architecture with cutting-edge design pieces for a unique look. First opened in 1890, the accommodation has survived two world wars, and was completely renovated in 2016. It takes a room-by-room approach to design; each room is different and has a name to match its theme, like the Rose Room, or Galactic Dreams. Prioritizing comfort, it has a homely touch with orthopaedic mattresses and free soft drinks and snacks available in reception. You’ll find the Rosenheim a five-minute train journey from Marienplatz on a direct S-Bahn line from the airport.
Design Hotel Stadt Rosenheim, Orleansplatz 6a, Munich, Germany, +49 89 448 2424
Hotel Laimer Hof
Despite being a small, family-run boutique hotel, the Laimer Hof is one of the most popular places to stay in Munich. Known for exceptional service – it’s won several awards – it’s run by a dedicated husband and wife duo. The converted 1880s house, complete with mini-turret, is very close to Nymphenburg Palace, about seven miles from Munich’s center. However, it has great transport links – just five stops will get you to the heart of the city and the world’s largest beer garden is a short walk away.
Hotel Laimer Hof, Laimer Strasse 40, Munich, Germany, +49 89 178 0380
Design hotel is an understatement. This boutique hotel’s rooms look like the stylish apartment you wish you could afford back home. The airy rooms are complemented by wooden floors and tasteful designer furniture, much of which was designed specifically for the hotel. As well as its stylish décor, Cortiina also takes wine pretty seriously and has its own in-house sommeliers. You’re in the perfect place to explore Munich; the hotel is just a five-minute walk to Marienplatz and right near the central station for easy access to the airport.
This boutique hotel is deceptively classy. Though it’s not very distincitve on the outside, the inside has an upscale designer hotel feel with exposed pipes and high ceilings. Opened in 2013, they claim to be bold by name, and bold by nature. They’ve blended convenience (for example 24-hour check in), with comfort – heated bathroom floors, hotel bikes for guests, a rooftop terrace – to create something a bit different in the Munich hotel scene.
What Torbräu might lack in style, it makes up for in terms of good old-fashioned hospitality. The building initially opened as a hotel in 1490, and is now owned by the Kirchlechner family who’ve been in the hotel business since 1903. It’s a picturesque location: right near the Isartor palace, you get all the benefits of being near the river as well as being just a short walk from Marienplatz. Unusually for German hotels, breakfast is included in the room price, and as well as a buffet they make bacon and eggs to order. For the evening, they also have their own wine cellar.
Hotel München Palace
Think wood panels and fancy armchairs, fluffy white robes, and Molton Brown toiletries — that’s Hotel München Palace. As the name suggests, this 74-room hotel focuses on delivering a luxury experience. Unusually for a city hotel, it has a picturesque garden where you can enjoy afternoon tea, or just sit back and enjoy the sun. The wood-panelled bar looks like a library in a period drama – only with a skilled bartender on hand to make your favorite cocktail.
Hotel München Palace, Trogerstrasse 21, Munich, Germany, +49 8924 2340
Hotel la Maison
The name tells you what to expect from this French décor-inspired boutique. The ornate style mixed with a soft lilac color palette gives it a feminine boudoir-style look. The 31-room hotel is in the trendy Schwabing district and has the Englisch Garten on its doorstep. Just four stops on the U-Bahn, and you’ll be right in the city center. The Treca beds with plump comforters and toiletries by Bvlgari are the kind of finishing touches that make it the perfect choice for comfort with a touch of luxury.
If being right in the middle of the action is your priority, the Anna is a great choice. You’re within walking distance of the central train line where you can take a direct S-Bahn to the airport, or head in the opposite direction to get to Karlsplatz and the historic center in around 10 minutes. The distinctive curved shape of the hotel leads to some quirky rooms albeit with great views; splash out on a “Panorama Room” to enjoy your surroundings from a roll top bathtub.