Events like the annual Port Anniversary, top-tier musicals and world-class conventions make Hamburg a major destination for both tourists and business people from around the globe. In 2014, over 6 million guests spent the night in one of Hamburg’s many hotel beds. Today, you can choose from approximately 350 different establishments ranging from budget inns and hostels to unique themed accommodations and 5-star luxury hotels.
Many hotels pride themselves on proximity to the water, offering grand views of the Alster lake or Elbe river. Renowned places like Hotel Alsterblick, Le Méridien, Hotel Bellevue and the luxurious Vier Jahreszeiten are all located on the banks of the Alster. This landmark lake is also the backdrop for Hamburg’s most famous hotel: The Atlantic. With its imperial charm and 5-star services, it’s also home to Hamburg’s most eccentric celebrity: rock star Udo Lindenberg. And for those who prefer a greener scene, look no further than 4-star hotel Mövenpick, a fully renovated former water tower providing a stunning view of the Schanzenpark.
Hotels such as Gastwerk, SIDE, East, and the George as well as the two 25Hours hotels in Bahrenfeld and HafenCity offer modern interiors and quality service. Hotel Grand Elysee, Hotel Böttcherhof and the centrally-located Marriott all have extensive wellness services, including spa and massage.
Apartment Hotel Hamburg Mitte and St. Raphael offer central locations at reasonable rates. If you’re more of a party-goer and need a place to stay close to the Reeperbahn red-light and entertainment district, Monopol, Zleep and St. Joseph are some of your best bets.
Plenty of other options are available as well. For more inspiration, take a look at the Hamburg hotels website.