Berlin has a wide variety of hotels of different categories and price ranges. Since everyone has different priorities we have divided the hotel market into different categories; Family, Business, Couples, Budget and Luxury. We then did some thorough research to find out what different types of travelers value when it comes to their hotel accommodations. Our editorial team has come up with a selection of the best places for each category.
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Location and offerings
In Berlin, there are plenty of hotels in all categories. Most business travelers are looking to stay near one of the city's financial district and adjacent to the airport. Many of the most popular hotels have a quiet and green location with good transport links to the city center. Families with small children often choose to stay in the center, near the Berlin Zoo, the city's sights and attractions. The center has beautiful parks and promenades with famous buildings and statues. Others seek out a more picturesque area outside the city, with good transportation links. Couples who visit the city for a romantic weekend reason similarly. Many people benefit from a central hotel with good service, beautiful rooms and suites. Others prefer to be their own and choose to stay in neighborhoods slightly out of the city center.
Since Berlin is a big city there is a wide variety of different budget accommodations at various levels of quality. They have simple rooms and the service is often reflected in the price. Many have good central location, but you should be prepared because these hotels often have shared bathrooms. There is also an impressive selection of fine luxury hotels with standards and service of the highest caliber. Most are in excellent locations in the city center, close to shopping areas, entertainment and fine dining. In addition, the luxury hotels often have magnificent views of the city.
A good starting point when looking for accommodations is to decide first what you want to do during your stay, how much you want to spend and then select the hotel from there.
Attractions and sights
Berlin is one of Europe's most famous and busiest cities. It has an outstanding cultural and historical heritage. In addition there are attractions like the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate. You will also find many museums. The most famous is probably the Museum, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There is also the famous avenue Unter den Linden boulevard and the beautiful Tiergarten park with Zoo Berlin.
Restaurants, shopping and nightlife
Berlin has a rich cultural life and here you can enjoy theater, music and opera performances. There are also many bars and nightlife spots. For art lovers there are many fine museums and galleries to visit. There is also a rich selection of restaurants and cafes. The city has many award winning restaurants that have a high international standing, but there are also plenty of affordable options.
Trade shows and events
In Berlin is constantly hosting many different activities and events, and the city is also known for its many festivals such as Octoberfest. Sometimes the available accommodations can become scarce. Therefore it is a good idea to book your hotel well in advance of the trip if you are coming during the time of such an event, especially if you have a specific preference on your hotel or it's location.
Travel to and in the city
In Berlin there are several airports and the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (Willy Brandt) is located next to Schönefeld Airport. This new airport will eventually replace the older Tegel Airport. Transportation to and from the airport is by commuter rail, mainline and regional trains.
It is common for tourists traveling within Europe arrive in Berlin by bus or train. These two modes of travel are convenient because you can get off right in the city center. Once in Berlin, there is a well-developed public transport system with metro, trains and buses.
Many people choose to travel to Berlin by car and inside the city it is relatively easy to find a good parking. In order to create the best conditions for your trip, it is always a good idea to be sure that it is possible to park near your hotel before hand.
In Berlin it is easy to find a taxi, but you should be vigilant because there are unofficial taxis with rogue drivers. You should ask for valid taxi identification and it must always be presented.
Weather and climate
Climate-wise, Berlin is midway between coastal and inland areas and the city therefore exhibits large variations in the weather. In summertime it is relatively warm and the hottest months are June through August. Winters are often perceived as cold and raw. Based on the season, it may be wise to ensure that the hotel has good air-conditioning.
Germany is a member of the euro zone and the prices in Berlin are at a medium-cost level. As in most major cities, there are both expensive places and cheaper alternatives. The classic method is to avoid the major tourist areas and instead seek out the more authentic neighborhoods that have more economical prices.
"Berlin Pass" is a great way to save money, if you want to see as much as possible of the city. This includes free travel on public transportation and discounts at a variety of places.