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The Best Hotels to Book in Berlin, Germany

Berlin has hotels for any kind of stay – whether you're seeking 19th-century glamour or a cool music hotel
Berlin has hotels for any kind of stay – whether you're seeking 19th-century glamour or a cool music hotel | © Patino / Shutterstock
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12 January 2022
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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 Berlin 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 at Berghain. Here’s our guide to the top hotels in Berlin, all bookable with Culture Trip.

KPM Berlin Hotel and Residences, for a contemporary heritage retreat

Spacious modern room with rustic wood floors, large desk and floor-to-ceiling windows at KPM Berlin Hotel and Residences
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The KPM Berlin brings cutting-edge modern design to the heritage buildings of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory. The deluxe balcony rooms are especially enticing with their fine wood furnishings and natural hues complementing the greenery-filled terraces and balconies – the perfect place to get lost in one of the three book titles provided monthly by the hotel for your reading pleasure. For a longer stay, book an apartment with a fully equipped pantry kitchen.

Hilton Berlin, for sightseeing in style

A stylish maisonette at the Hilton Berlin with curved walls, art pieces, king bed and a huge, Art Deco-style arched window
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A short walk from the stunning Neoclassical architecture of Gendarmenmarkt, 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 offers plush, spacious rooms – some of which are pet-friendly. An indoor pool, on-site restaurant, fitness centre and spa complete the list of amenities. With its beautiful design, attentive staff and perfect location, the Hilton is one of the best hotels in Berlin for comfort and sightseeing.

Hotel nhow Berlin, for rocking out

An expansive family room with pink designs on floors and walls, two large beds, piano and river view at Hotel nhow Berlin
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Overlooking the Spree River in artsy Friedrichshain, next to Universal Music and MTV, nhow Berlin is a self-proclaimed music hotel. This vibrant spot has a sleek-but-kitsch interior – be prepared for a lot of pink. All 304 rooms have more than 30 music channels, while the room service menu includes guitars and amps. The hotel is also 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 hip, young crowd looking to discover more than the city’s top tourist sights.

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, for five-star luxury

A luxury room at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin with plush king bed and large windows overlooking Brandenburg Gate
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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.

The Westin Grand, for opulent shopping sprees

An elegant room at the Westin Grand with gold-and-cream panelled walls, a white, Georgian-style bed, and antique furnishings
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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, a magnificent central staircase and grand piano, you’ll be struck by its opulent charm. And the grandeur doesn’t stop there: the hotel features 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.

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, for a wild escape

The stylish reception area with light blue tiling, hanging potted plants and raw concrete columns at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
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An urban retreat next to Zoologischen Garten (the Berlin Zoo), this fun-loving hotel in 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 fulfils its “urban jungle” concept by straddling nature and culture. Attention to detail is clear throughout the hotel, with skincare products from a local cosmetics brand placed in each room for guests to use during their stay. There’s also the uber-trendy Monkey Bar with views of the city and nearby zoo. Get to know western Berlin and leave your room feeling restored and excited to explore the rest of the city.

art’otel berlin mitte, for art lovers

A white-and-grey mid-century-style room with two beds, pops of lime-yellow and artwork on the wall at art’otel berlin mitte
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Contemporary art aficionados will feel right at home here. As much an art gallery as a hotel, this central spot displays 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, and the property has a stylish restaurant and bar. It’s all just a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz and the Reichstag, making it the ideal base for experiencing the best things to do in Berlin.

Hotel Zoo, for glamorous film buffs

The rooftop bar at Hotel Zoo with oversized beige-cushioned banquette seating, pink and purple cushions and low tables
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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). After undergoing a two-year restoration and reopening in 2014, the refurbished hotel still nods to its lavish 1920s 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 hotel has a sleek rooftop bar, as well as the classy Grace restaurant.

Das Stue, for regal charm

A chic king room at Das Stue with patterned textiles, Scandi-style swivel chairs and large windows with views of greenery
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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 a homey atmosphere is felt throughout its warm, inviting interiors. Bordering the Tiergarten, the whole place is an idyllic retreat in the middle of Berlin.

Hotel de Rome, for late-1800s majesty

A contemporary suite at Hotel de Rome with a king bedroom and separate living room in deep red, light grey and lemon yellow
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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, a rooftop terrace, a fine-dining restaurant, teahouse and several bars.

For more great places to stay in the German capital, check out our guide to the top hotels for art and culture in Berlin – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Nick Dauk contributed additional reporting to this article.

These recommendations were updated on January 12, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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