The Best Hotels in Frankfurt

Tuck into chef The Duc Ngos creative cuisine at the Burbank restaurant in Roomers Hotel
Tuck into chef The Duc Ngo's creative cuisine at the Burbank restaurant in Roomers Hotel | Courtesy of Roomers / Expedia
Nammie Matthews

Writer

Charming 16th century churches and world-class museums and galleries sit alongside glittering skyscrapers, proving that Frankfurt in Germany is more than home to the European Central Bank. Literature fans should make a beeline for Goethe House, whilst the Städel Museum houses more than 3,000 artworks from Rembrandt to Picasso. Explore it all from Frankfurt’s most luxurious lodgings – here’s our pick of the best, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Ameron Frankfurt Neckarvillen Boutique

Boutique Hotel

Communal seating area at Ameron Frankfurt Neckarvillen Boutique with velvet yellow and red sofas and grey blue walls
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Roaring Fifties meets the present day at this hotel, where you’ll discover fine marble bathrooms and luxury four-poster beds, adorned with the finest Rubelli fabrics and brass accents. Ameron Frankfurt Neckarvillen Boutique is located in Frankfurt’s up-and-coming Bahnhofsviertel, which is full of restaurants, bars and cool clubs open late into the night. There’s a luxury spa too, with Finnish sauna, private gym and a relaxation area for a quiet moment away from the city lights.

2. Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch

Luxury, Chain Hotel

Indoor swimming pool at Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch with sofas and a fire place
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Set amongst lakeside greenery 20 minutes outside of the city, Kempinski Hotel has everything you need for a relaxing stay in Frankfurt. Swim beneath twinkling lights in its two heated swimming pools, or gorge on the best Levantine, Asian and Hessian dishes in its three highly-rated restaurants – Kempinski delivers excellence in droves. With exemplary service and large rooms kitted out with underfloor heating, retreating to this hotel is like a warm hug after a day spent in the city.

3. 25hours Hotel The Goldman

Chain Hotel

Quirky pink room at 25hours Hotel The Goldman with pink walls, carpet and bed
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If vibrant designs, personal service and evenings spent dancing to live funk and soul sound like your kind of jam, look no further than this hotel. Set in the creative Ostend district, the hotel’s swanky bar, playful rooms and art-filled walls fit right in with its surroundings. Free bike and Mini car hire – plus its close proximity to Frankfurt’s Ost train station – sets The Goldman up as the perfect base for both city and suburb exploring.

4. Hotel Gerbermühle

Independent Hotel

Outside seating area on deck with orange and black sofas and views of the water at Hotel Gerbermühle
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An eventful history spanning more than 700 years makes Hotel Gerbermuhle legendary amongst Frankfurters, who associate the building with Germany’s most famous literary figure and former resident Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The scenic banks of the River Main lend this elegantly designed hotel a beauty that has lasted alongside its history. Enjoy it in full splendour from the garden terrace or from the restaurant.

5. Libertine Lindenberg

Hotel

Double bicycle outside Libertine Lindenberg with cosy indoor lighting
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Influenced by its surroundings, Libertine Lindenberg highlights the buzz of neighbourhood bars, pubs and restaurants with a fully-equipped music studio in its basement. Design accents throughout the hotel are also representative of its creative locale. Rooms feature handmade one-off pieces, while plush Fennobed box-spring beds offer a cosy refuge from all the excitement – and a great night’s sleep.

6. Schlosshotel Kronberg

Independent Hotel

Grand dining area at Schlosshotel Kronberg with historic paintings, chandeliers and grand table decorations
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Rest in the exquisite luxury of a 19th-century castle at Schlosshotel Kronberg, a golf resort and castle hotel. It’s located close to the Taunus mountains, a 25-minute drive from Frankfurt. Impressive in stature, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale – though jacuzzis, Lavazza coffee machines and a gourmet restaurant bring modern comforts. Book the Deluxe Suite for its garden views and in-room fireplace.

7. Villa Rothschild, an Autograph Collection Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel

Yellow exterior of Villa Rothschild with dining area and lawn
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A stately home with a view that’ll make you the envy of everyone back home. The Villa Rothschild is a luxury art nouveau building nestled in the Taunus mountains, overlooking the Rhine-Main region. Here, you’ll have stunning views across the Rothschild park terrace, plus access to hiking and mountain biking trails on your doorstep. Afterwards, scrub up for dinner at one of the award-winning restaurants, where you will find fine German cooking alongside more casual cuisine at the Grill.

8. Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy

Boutique Hotel, Villa

Stone exterior of Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy with bikes outside
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The five-star Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy is housed in a luxurious villa dating back to 1901. American president John F. Kennedy stayed here in 1963, after which the hotel’s name was modified in his honour. Simple, elegant suites and rooms come with designer furnishings and marble bathrooms with heated floors. Book a table at the award-winning, in-house Italian restaurant, Gusto. Other highlights include an inviting indoor pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna plus a high-end gym.

9. Grandhotel Hessischer Hof

Boutique Hotel

Seating area on balcony overlooking the city at Grandhotel Hessischer Hof
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Given that Grandhotel Hessischer Hof is owned by the Landgrave and Prince of Hesse family foundation, it comes as no surprise that you’ll be treated like royalty here. The hotel is decorated with oil paintings from Hessian castles alongside modern furniture. Take advantage of the seventh floor spa with its sauna, steam room and fitness centre before dining in the Sèvres Restaurant, known for its French-inspired dishes. Enjoy a night cap in Jimmy’s Bar, the oldest bar in Frankfurt, which is open until 4am in the summer months.

10. Jumeirah Frankfurt

Boutique Hotel

Exterior of Jumeirah Frankfurt with sky scrapers in the background
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Jumeirah Frankfurt is a 25-storey shimmering glass skyscraper that adds a generous dash of glamour to the Frankfurt skyline. Here, you can expect a contemporary, cutting-edge experience, going beyond the usual luxurious amenities. You’ll find motion sensors and body-heat detectors in rooms and wake up to views of the Frankfurt cityscape through floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel also has a luxury spa and provides you with complimentary access to the pool next door. Jumeirah is part of the glitzy MyZeil shopping mall, and close to the Museum für Moderne Kunst.

11. Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Boutique Hotel

Cosy seating area at Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof with leather armchairs, red velvet bar stools and warm lighting
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Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof is located in the happening district of Bahnhofsviertel, a 20 minute walk to the heart of Frankfurt. While the sandstone façade of the hotel reflects historic glamour, the interior has been thoroughly modernised. After a long day sightseeing, unwind in the 1,000 sq m (10,763sqft) Arabian-style spa, complete with a traditional hammam, treatment rooms, yoga classes and a barber. Don’t leave without reserving a table for dinner at Restaurant Français, run by Michelin-starred chef Patrick Bittner. The extensive wine list offers some rare German varieties to try.

12. Roomers

Hotel

Stylish Sauna at Roomers
Courtesy of Roomers / Expedia

Resembling a high-end corporate house from the outside, Roomers is rather swanky on the inside. The focus here is on ultra-modern comfort, from the minimalist decor and mood lighting to the velvet chairs in the lobby. Rooms feature a mix of neutral and dark shades, combined with steel and stone. Rub shoulders with the locals at the on-site Burbank restaurant, led by creative chef The Duc Ngo, who serves pan-Asian-meets-Californian style cuisine. As a bonus, the hotel enjoys an unbeatable location, just steps from the river promenade.

13. Capri by Fraser

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel

Communal area at Capri by Fraser with sofas, funky shelves and people in the space
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In case you’re wondering if it’s possible to find a reasonably-priced hotel in Frankfurt, the answer is a resounding yes. The Frankfurt branch of Capri by Fraser is a boutique aparthotel with both studio and one-room apartments. Each one is equipped with a kitchenette, music dock and Malin+Goetz toiletries. You can also enjoy 24/7 gym, cocktail bar and room service. Frankfurt’s Altstadt is just a 30-minute walk away.

14. The Pure

Hotel

Stylish room at The Pure with double bed with white sheets and balcony overlooking the city
Courtesy of The Pure / Expedia

The decor at The Pure is minimalist – all pristine-white, occasionally broken by dramatic pops of colour. The result is an undeniably stylish setting, complemented by quirky art installations from Offenburg artist Yo Heimat. Rooms are simple with Marshall speakers and complimentary access to the on-site sauna and steam room. Waive your daily housekeeping and you’ll receive a voucher to spend at the bar. Breakfast is served on the leafy patio during the warmer months, surrounded by bamboo plants and a trickling fountain. There is no in-house restaurant but that hardly matters as the hotel is close to the best restaurants in Frankfurt.

This is an updated version of an article originally written by Anwesha Ray.

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