Despite its reputation as the “cradle of the automobile,” Stuttgart, Germany and its surrounding regions are a mecca of natural and architectural beauty. With roots extending as deep as the 10th century, Stuttgart is a city of tradition, yet its large immigrant minority keeps the current cultural scene alive with new music, cuisine, language and art. Here is a list of the 10 best hotels in the Stuttgart region to check into during your stay.
Situated in the heart of Stuttgart, the five-star Althoff Hotel is for those who wish to travel in style. The Althoff overlooks a palace garden and is a mere seven-minute walk from Schlossplatz, one of the city’s main squares. All rooms include free WiFi, soundproof windows, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. Suites up the ante with additional living spaces, city-view balconies, saunas and whirlpool tubs. While there are many great restaurants nearby, don’t forget to check out the Althoff’s offering, which includes a French restaurant, American-style cocktail lounge, a wine bar and a coffeehouse.
For those who wish to stay close to the Stuttgart Airport, the four-star Moevenpick Hotel is a luxurious accommodation choice located just adjacent to the main terminals. The sleek glass and steel exterior mirrors the contemporary rooms within. All rooms provide guests with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, but upgrade to a suite and you’ll gain a free-standing tub, Nespresso coffeemaker and a Bose stereo system to boot!
Situated at the base of the Swabian Alps and surrounded by vineyard-covered hills, it’s hard to believe that Hotel Münzmay is only a fifteen minute drive from the Stuttgart city center. Besides showcasing spectacular countryside views, this family-owned hotel offers guests a plethora of amenities, including access to a sauna, rental bikes and a breakfast. All of the rooms are decorated in refined country styles, some including a balcony.
Set back in the Stuttgart woodlands, Kulinarium an der Glems is the perfect place to escape from the bustling city center and is located just fifteen minutes away by car, where the charming towns of Leonburg and Gerlingen are also close by. All rooms at this quaint hotel are equipped with a bathroom, TV, radio, telephone, internet access and the possibility to add extra beds for families who wish to stay in the same room. At the end of a long day of exploring, relax in front of the fireplace in the common room, take a dip in the hot tub or warm up in the hotel’s sauna. Then, finish the evening with a meal in the Kulinarium’s restaurant that serves traditional German fare.
Situated about two kilometers from both the Hohenheim Botanical Gardens and the Stuttgart Airport, Hotel Traube is a romantic and classical German hotel consisting of five buildings, some of which date as far back as the 16th century. The past meets the present in each of its airy rooms, as high ceilings and circular glass windows coexist peacefully with modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and minibars. As a bonus, parking around the hotel is free. Be sure to stop by the wood-paneled bar for a drink after a day of exploring downtown Stuttgart.
Located a short walk from the Olgaeck U-Bahn train stop and 10 minutes from Schlossplatz, Der Zauberlehrling is a quirky design hotel and restaurant combo housed in two neighboring buildings. Each room is unique in its design, although all offer guests flat-screen TVs, music servers, and free WiFi, and some include unique features like waterbeds, park views, freestanding tubs, fireplaces, terraces and designer bathrooms. The attached restaurant features a breakfast buffet for an added fee.
Situated in a Mediterranean-style castle, Hotel und Schlösschen Zur Weinsteige is a surprising family-owned getaway in the bustling heart of Stuttgart. This four-star hotel offers guests a plethora of amenities, including flat-screen TVs, WiFi, minibars and soundproof windows, whirlpool tubs and balconies to name a few. Also located on site are a cigar lounge, wine cellar, koi pond and restaurant showcasing regional fare.
Only 10 minutes by train outside the Stuttgart city center, Hotel und Pension Adler is a family-owned hotel situated in a building that dates back to 1617. The rooms are simple, with a quirky décor of odds and ends the owners have accumulated over the years. A typical German breakfast featuring cheese, cold cuts, bread and hard-boiled eggs is served each morning. For an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Stuttgart, spend some time strolling along the local wine trails, or exploring the nearby towns of Esslingen and Bad Canstatt.
Located on the outskirts of Stuttgart, Gästehaus Andrea is a bed and breakfast owned by husband and wife team Michael and Andrea, who both strive to make all guests feel at home. While a bit far from the city center to walk in, those who make use of public transportation or have their own car, will have no trouble with the location. Parking, WiFi and breakfast are included, while a grocery store and bakery are within walking distance.
Located just 700 meters from the Stuttgart railway station, the ARCOTEL Camino is incredibly convenient for those arriving in the city by train. The imposing stone façade of this hotel dates from the 1870s. However, don’t let that fool you into thinking the Camino is outdated. The hotel is also close to popular tourist destinations like the Stuttgart Art Museum and the Old Castle. For dinner, check out the Camino’s Austrian-Swabian restaurant, which is vegan-friendly.