The 10 Best Hotels in Berlin, Germany

Berlin has hotels for any kind of stay – whether you're seeking 19th century glamour or a cool music hotel to complement a weekend of clubbing
Berlin has hotels for any kind of stay – whether you're seeking 19th century glamour or a cool music hotel to complement a weekend of clubbing | © Patino / Shutterstock
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8 November 2020

Berlin is loved for its urban, unpolished and gritty vibe, but the city has no shortage of elegant hotels catering to the finer things in life. The best hotels in this vibrant city offer stylish design, top-notch facilities and the perfect base from which to explore – whether you’re ticking off historical highlights like the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate, or enjoying the legendary clubbing scene. Here’s our guide to the top places to lay your head.

Hilton Berlin

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The Hilton Berlin offers style in the heart of the German capital
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A short walk from the stunning Gendarmenmarkt packed with Neoclassical architecture, the Hilton offers dependable style in the heart of Berlin. It’s close to many of the city’s main attractions, such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, and the hotel has plush, spacious rooms. Pet-friendly accommodation, an indoor pool, fitness centre and spa complete the list of amenities on offer, along with a decent restaurant. With its beautiful design, attentive staff and perfect sightseeing location, the Hilton is both practical and comfortable.

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Hotel nhow Berlin

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Hotel
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Overlooking the Spree river in Friedrichshain next to Universal Music and MTV, nhow Berlin is a self-proclaimed music hotel. The first of its kind in Europe, this vibrant spot has an unusual sleek-but-kitsch interior – be prepared for a lot of pink. All 304 rooms have more than 30 music channels, while amusingly the room service menu includes guitars and amps. The hotel’s in tune with the latest art, culture and music events in Berlin, offering up-to-date advice about concerts and festivals. It’s the perfect hangout for a trendy young crowd looking to discover more than the city’s top tourist sights.

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Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

Spa Hotel, Hotel
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The Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin once served as a backdrop to ‘Dr Who’ | Courtesy of Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin / Hotels.com
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With its prime location on Unter den Linden and its attentive concierge staff, Hotel Adlon Kempinski embodies five-star luxury. The rooms and suites are elegant and immaculately furnished, and provide unparalleled views of the city. There’s a spa, two stylish bars and three fine-dining restaurants, all promising to make your stay a little more special. Hotel Adlon Kempinski offers leisure and luxury in central Berlin. (If you like to be pampered check out our guide to the best spas and wellness retreats in Berlin.)

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The Westin Grand

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The rooms at The Westin Grand are spacious and simple in design
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The Westin Grand is slap-bang in the bustling shopping district of Friedrichstraße. From the moment you step into the lavish lobby complete with high ceilings, magnificent central staircase and grand piano, you’ll be struck by its opulent charm. And the grandeur doesn’t stop here: the hotel offers an indoor pool, an indulgent spa and a convenient fitness centre. Rooms are spacious and simple in design, and suites are also available. Perfectly placed near the popular Tiergarten park and other major attractions, including the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamer Platz, the Westin Grand is at the centre of the action.
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25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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An urban retreat by the zoo, 25hours Bikini Berlin bears the tagline “wild as the jungle, diverse as the big city”. With a range of suites, all lovingly designed by Berlin-educated designer Werner Aisslinger, the 149-room hotel has developed its concept straddling nature and culture under the banner of an “urban jungle”. The attention to detail that 25hours is famous for is clear throughout the hotel; skincare products from a local cosmetics brand are placed in each room for guests to enjoy during their stay. There’s also an über-trendy bar and restaurant with views of the city and nearby zoo. Get to know west Berlin and leave your room restored and excited to explore the rest of the city.

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art’otel berlin mitte

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You’ll find a range of art throughout art’otel berlin mitte
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Contemporary art aficionados will feel right at home here. As much art gallery as hotel, this central spot has pieces by renowned German painter and sculptor Georg Baselitz throughout the rooms and common spaces. The 109 rooms offer free wifi, 24-hour room service and pet-friendly options, as well as a stylish restaurant and bar. It’s all just a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz and Reichstag, making it the ideal base from which to access some of the best things to do in Berlin.

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  • Hotel Zoo

    Independent Hotel, Hotel
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    Hotel Zoo, on the bustling Kurfürstendamm, is a luxurious hotel in one of Berlin’s chicest neighbourhoods. It opened in 1991 and became the official VIP spot for the Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale). However, it then closed for two years of restoration, reopening its legendary doors in November 2014. The refurbished style is a nod to its lavish 20s past, with high ceilings and stately rooms, while its interior and art remain firmly in the present, with modern furnishings and bold elements. The glamorous 141-room townhouse has a sleek rooftop bar, as well as the classy Grace restaurant. If you like an outdoor drink, be sure to check out Culture Trip’s best rooftop bars in Berlin.

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    Das Stue

    Boutique Hotel
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    Das Stue’s chic interiors are complemented by a spa, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna
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    Housed in Berlin’s former Royal Danish Embassy, Das Stue brings a regal charm to chic Charlottenburg. The 1930s building has been transformed into a magical escape, complete with a Michelin-star restaurant, wonderful cocktail bar, luxurious spa and (of course) amazing rooms and suites. The hotel’s name pays homage to its heritage (it means living room in Danish) and this homely atmosphere is felt throughout its warm, inviting interiors. Bordering the Tiergarten, the whole place is an idyllic retreat in the middle of Berlin.

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    Hotel de Rome

    Suite Hotel, Hotel, Spa Hotel
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    Set in a majestic building dating back to 1889, the walls of Hotel de Rome have withstood many of the profound changes that have shaped Berlin. After years of standing empty the building found new life in 2006 when (after several years of renovation) the hotel opened, bringing with it a renewed elegance and grandiose design. Mixing its rich history with modern luxury, the hotel features a range of spacious, glitzy rooms and suites, as well as a swimming pool housed in a former bank vault, rooftop terrace, fine-dining restaurant, teahouse and several bars.

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    Soho House Berlin

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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    Part of the members-only club, Soho House is a five-star hotel characterised by slick design and extravagance, offering the particular lure only afforded by exclusivity. In a cultural Grade II landmark that’s survived Berlin’s tumultuous history, the building was constructed in the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) style by architects Georg Bauer and Siegfried Friedlander in the 1920s. Today the hotel and members’ club features a rooftop pool and bar, a restaurant, gym, spa treatments and cinema, as well as a cute café and bar with great city views. The rooms are categorised by their sizes from “tiny” to “extra large”, with lofts and apartments also available. A short walk from Alexanderplatz, this hotel is a bauhaus oasis of tranquillity in the very centre of Berlin.

    These recommendations were updated on November 8, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.