The Best Hotels in Düsseldorf for Every Traveller

The Rhine Tower overlooks Düsseldorfs exciting architecture
The Rhine Tower overlooks Düsseldorf's exciting architecture | © Wim Wiskerke / Alamy Stock Photo
Shelley Rubenstein

The gothic St Lambertus church, the futuristic Rhine Tower and the sensually curved Schauspielhaus all sit harmoniously together in this western Germany city, famed for its thriving art and fashion scenes. Whether lake-swimming in the summer months or shopping at the famous Christmas markets, Düsseldorf is an all-year round destination.

1. The Wellem, Altstadt

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel, Luxury

The Wellem
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You may wonder what a washing machine is doing in your room, but at this luxury boutique hotel, they take the home-from-home mantra seriously. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love the thought of not lugging home a pile of dirty washing? Of course, it’s neatly out of sight from the chill-out area. Aesthetics are of prime importance here, best displayed in the grand marble lobby with its impressive vaulted ceiling, so expect to see original artworks up on your bedroom walls.

2. Ruby Coco Hotel & Bar, Stadtmitte

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Stylish and cosy lounge area at Ruby Coco Hotel Düsseldorf, decorated with plush seating and warm lighting.
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An ethos hailing budget luxury is commendable, even more so when there’s no skimping on style and quality. A key player in the neighbourhood, the bar at Ruby Coco is attracts a hip crowd making the most of its 24/7 opening hours. It’s befitting of an establishment in pole position on Königsallee, where the most celebrated fashion shops reside. Anywhere that encourages guests to plug in a guitar for a jam session is alright by us.

3. Ruby Leni Hotel & Bar, Karlstadt

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Ruby Leni Hotel
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Kudos to designers at the Rubi Leni Hotel – they’ve mastered the art of a good night’s sleep with mattresses to sink into, oversized duvets, high thread count linens, black-out curtains and most importantly, soundproofing. When you’re this refreshed, it makes a night on the razz all the more divine, especially when the hotspot in town is Ruby Leni Bar. Resplendent with red velvet and chandeliers, there’s an exclusive party going on inside and we’re all invited.

4. Maritim Hotel, Lohausen

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Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
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With direct access to the adjoining airport, this is the ideal hotel for rolling out of bed at the last moment for an early morning flight. Endeavouring to satisfy their customers needs, extra long beds are available for when loftier guests book in. Hop on the S-Bahn city train for the short journey to Düsseldorf town centre.

5. Steigenberger Parkhotel, Stadtmitte

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Steigenberger Parkhotel Düsseldorf
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For over a century, the Steigenberger has been meeting the needs of travellers from around the globe. This classy city-centre hotel is within easy reach of Düsseldorf’s finest cultural and historical offerings. The fitness centre is kitted out with the most up-to-date cardio machines and a Kinesis wall. In the capable hands of chef Patrick Michel, Restaurant Artist satiates the taste buds with his modern interpretations of traditional dishes.

6. Hotel The Fritz, Karlstadt

Boutique Hotel

Elegant dining area at The Fritz hotel in Düsseldorf.
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Dutch designer Vivian van Schagen has surpassed herself with the understated elegance showcased at this central hotel exemplifying modern Düsseldorf. The main draw is the light filled Michelin-starred restaurant Fritz’s Frau Franzi. Under the stewardship of chef Benjamin Kriegel, four to six courses of culinary artistry are served, featuring dishes such as étouffée pigeon with fermented red cabbage and escargot baked in portobello mushrooms, flamed pearl onions and herbs.

7. 25hours Hotel Das Tour, Stadtmitte

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Stylish room at 25hours Hotel Düsseldorf Das Tour, furnished with a four-poster double bed, vintage furniture and offering impressive views of the city.
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Modern meets vintage cosy at this brilliantly designed hotel, where the prominent feature is the savvy incorporation of natural light wherever possible. Extracurricular activities are hosted at the two-floored Paris Club, which houses a restaurant and bar offering a birds-eye view of the glittering city below. Embodying modern France in its menu and décor, the seven-metre ceilings and glass-fronted facade exude the vibrancy of la belle époque.

8. Hotel Windsor, Düsseltal

Boutique Hotel

Cosy double room with elegant furnishings at Hotel Windsor in Düsseldorf.
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To fully experience a city, it’s always worth straying beyond the centre. Influenced by the British stately home, Hotel Windsor provides the ideal lodgings in Düsseldorf’s pretty suburbs, while being close to transport links. Period furniture and gold-framed portraits create a distinctive look reflective of the historical past. A stay here reminds you how refreshing it is to be in a family-run hotel, where one-to-one service is a cherished commodity.

9. Hotel Favor, Stadtmitte

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

Hotel Favor
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Ensconced in the heart of the Old Town, entering this hotel is like receiving a warm hug following a long day exploring the cobbled streets of Düsseldorf. Oversized candelabras in the larger rooms are very Phantom of the Opera, no doubt inspired by the city’s dramatic landscape. The surrounding Hofgarten park and its swan lake are chocolate-box pretty, as is the nearby St Andreas, one of the Rhineland’s most beautiful baroque churches.

10. Hotel Berial, Stadtmitte

Boutique Hotel

Berial
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Service always comes with a personal touch at this boutique hotel, positioned close enough to the city to enjoy its attractions, but far enough away to be in the serenity of the Hofgarten. The healthy and hearty breakfast is generous and phone calls to European landlines are complimentary.

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