The Best Hotels In Altstadt, Düsseldorf

Rhine promenade
Rhine promenade | © Retinafunk/Flickr
Giulia Luzi

Altstadt, the historic central eragistrict of Düsseldorf, is one of the most visited neighborhoods in the city. It’s been nicknamed the ‘the longest bar in the world’ because of the many bars and nightclubs lining the area back-to-back, but you’ll also find a fantastic array of shops to explore during the day, with beautiful views of the Rhine to enjoy at all hours. Read Culture Trip’s guide to the best hotels in Düsseldorf’s Altstadt.

1. Derag Livinghotel De Medici

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The Derag Livinghotel De Medici is based in an historic, heritage-listed building, but the interior features cutting edge contemporary architecture and furnishings. All rooms are air-conditioned and include their own seating area, cable TV, and private bathroom complete with shower and hairdryer. This gorgeous hotel is located right between the beautiful Rhine promenade and the lively Old Town district, so you can enjoy the surrounding natural beauty and culture by day, then come home to the comfort of state-of-the-art modern amenities. There’s plenty more to explore within the hotel as well, including a fine art collection, a full fitness room and spa, an in-house restaurant, a bar, and a romantic terrace.

2. Design Apart by Centro Comfort

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Centro Comfort offers modern apartments located in the heart of Düsseldorf’s Old Town, mere minutes away from the Rhine Promenade.As the name suggests, the interior decoration is Design Apart’s strongest feature, providing a stylish home base for guests with rooms of striking, chic furniture and parquet floors. Each apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchenette, a seating area, and a private bathroom, as well as free WiFi and cable TV.

3. Altstadt Hotel St. Georg


This family-run hotel is only a five minute walk from the Königsallee shopping street and the River Rhine, and a 2 minute walk from the Heinrich-Heine-Allee tram stop and underground station. St. Georg’s immaculate rooms are non-smoking and include cable TV, a minibar, and a private bathroom complete with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. You can also arrange for free WiFi at the reception desk. The best feature of this hotel may be its breakfast: a rich buffet that includes Segafredo coffee specialities, available every morning between 07:00 and 11:00 AM.

4. La Residenza Altstadt ApartHotel

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This apartment-style hotel is as centrally located as you can get in Düsseldorf, just 200 meters from the Rhine promenade and 250 meters from the Königsallee shopping street. La Residenza’s ‘Aparthotel’ branding means that every room here features a fully equipped kitchen, seating area, private bathroom, TV and free WiFi for an apartment lifestyle, but guests are also treated to the special services and amenities of a hotel. These perks include a sweet Italian breakfast served each morning in the rooms, and an on-site restaurant run by the hotel.

5. Barcelona Bed & Breakfast


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This great family-run B&B is a stone’s throw away from both the Rhine Promenade and Hofgarten Park; the Kunsthalle art museum is also within easy walking distance. The interiors at Barcelona Bed & Breakfast are colorful and nicely decorated for a cheery stay in the old town, and all rooms come equipped with TV and tea service. The buffet breakfast features a wide selection of delicious foods, and the bright décor of the breakfast room makes for a joyful start to every morning here. In an unexpected international twist (given the name), the Barcelona also houses an on-site Irish pub!

6. AltDüsseldorf


Located right on the Rhine and close to the Opera House, AltDüsseldorf is the ideal place for pleasing accommodations in the center of the Altstadt that won’t leave your wallet empty. The hotel features a very welcoming bar, and a high quality buffet breakfast – don’t sleep in and miss the smoked salmon. The rooms are consistently clean and comfortable, and the staff is always friendly and happy to help you get situated. This is definitely a great value for your money.

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