Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay
Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay

Best Hotels In Munich:

Choosing the best hotel to stay in while visiting Munich can be a bit of a challenge as you have many factors to think about.  It’s not just about which hotel is the fanciest or which has the best beds.  You have to consider strongly consider the balance of where it is located along with the value you are getting for your money.

To help you select the best place to stay in Munich we have compiled a list of our favorite hotels along with a few helpful tips you need to know.  We have stayed in some of the fanciest hotels in Munich along with some of the most basic hostels and even a couple mom-n-pop hotels.  Each style of accommodations has its own vibe, it’s own advantages and we have used those factors along with location and value when coming up with our best hotels in Munich list.

Important Hotel Tips For Munich:

1. Oktoberfest: Expect hotel prices to double or triple during Oktoberfest.  Paying $200-250 a night for a double room will be a good deal as they can go from $400 to $1000 a night even for crappy hotels.  You are also going to want to book really early as even 9 months before Oktoberfest most of the affordable chain hotels will be booked, even the mom and pop places fill up fast.

2. Location: Be careful about the location of your hotel.  You can save money staying a little bit outside of Old Town (Altstadt) but it’s nice being the compact city center where you can walk to any attraction.  There are subway, tram, and train lines going far outside the city center but you’ll really want to stay either right around Old Town or toward the Train Station/Oktoberfest grounds.

3. Number of Beds: Like anywhere in Europe a Double room doesn’t really mean a double room like in America, it’ll be 2 Twin beds pushed together called Matrimonial-style.  If you really need 2 beds you are going to want to get a room with 2 separate Twin beds instead of a standard Double room.  Expect that even if you stay at a larger chain hotel with two beds they will both be a Full sized bed at the biggest.

4. Room Size: The rooms are going to be small so don’t fret, it’s just more of an excuse to get out of the room and explore the city.

5. Bathrooms: Many hotels will give you the option of a private or shared bathroom.  The shared bathroom option would be down the hall from your room and shared by anywhere from 2-8 rooms depending on the size of the bathroom.  We have never had any privacy, safety, or cleanliness issues with a shared bathroom.

Our Favorite Hotels In Munich:

1. Le Méridien Hotel:

Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay - Le Meridien Hotel
Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay - Le Meridien Hotel

About Le Meridien Munich: Located directly across from the train station’s main entrance, Le Meridien is one of the most affordable high-end hotels in central Munich.  Especially during Oktoberfest, the prime location of Le Meridien can’t be beat.

Nearby Alternatives: The Sofitel, Aloft, and Courtyard Marriott are 3 other hotels in this same category nearby, but we just prefer this one if the price is about the same.  Hotel Website: HERE.

2. Euro Youth Hostel:

Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay - Euro Youth Hostel Bar
Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay - Euro Youth Hostel Room

About Euro Youth Hostel: Has both Private and Hostel-style Rooms near the train station.  Is very popular and books up early.  Has food and a bar.  Hotel Website: HERE.

3. Motel One:

Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay - Motel One
Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay - Motel One

About Motel One: With multiple city center locations, Motel One is an excellent budget friendly hotel that is actually cool, 70 euro charge during Oktoberfest, rooms normally 100-150 euro.  The City West location (website) is right by the train station and the Sendlinger Tor location (website) is right on the edge of old town.

Hotel Rating: 3.5 Star.  Price: 60-80€ a night (190€ during Oktoberfest, but books up fast).  Hotel Website: HERE.

4. Wombats City Hostel:

About Wombats City Hostel: Really solid hostel which also has private rooms and is right by the train station. They have bag lockers, food, and a bar also.  Hotel Website: HERE.

5. Sofitel Munich Bayerpost:

About Sofitel Munich: Every inch of this hotel is luxurious from the French-inspired design, amazing spa, artsy rooms, and fine details.  Simply a great hotel with a swanky vibe.  Hotel Website: HERE.

6. Platz Hotel:

About Platz Hotel: Hotel Platz is literally the as close to the heart of Medieval Munich as you can stay.  It is wedged between Munich’s original Am Hof Royal Palace (from 1253), near the world’s best beer hall location Hofbrauhaus Am Platz (opened in 1603) and right next door to the Pfistermühle Restaurant which is inside the old Royal grain mill (built in 1573).  There was once a stream called Pfister Bach running right through Munich here (now covered) which provided the mills their source of power.  Although parts of the mill and tower were torn down for a parking lot during the 1072 Olympics, the Platz Hotel was moved here in 1988 and also converted the remaining mill section in to the vine-covered Pfistermühle Restaurant.

Hotel Website: HERE.

7. Hotel Cocoon:

About Hotel Cocoon: This budget-friendly yet hip hotel chain has 3 central locations in Munich.  The modern but small rooms run between 59-80 euros a night and go to 250-300 Euro during Oktoberfest.  Hotel Website: HERE.

8. Hotel Laimer Hof:

About Hotel Laimer Hof: Sitting a little further away from Old Town Munich the Hotel Laimer Hof is a true mom-n-pop run inn housed in a mini castle near Nymphenburg Palace.  In reality, the hotel is still just north of the train station and close to get to but it feels a world away from busy Munich.   Hotel Website: HERE.

9. Hotel Muenchner Kindl:

About Hotel Muenchner Kindl: We have found this family run hotel to be the best values for Oktoberfest, located in the core of Old Town.  Renate Dittert uns the office while her husband Günter runs the bar and kitchen.  The rooms are a little small and the walls are thin, but it is clean and cheap.  1st opened in 1865.  Hotel Website: HERE.

10. Mandarin Oriental:

About Mandarin Oriental: Located in the city center near the Hofbrauhaus, this is our favorite high-end hotel in the heart of Old Town.  While it can be very pricey, what sets it apart for us is the rooftop terrace complete with a rooftop pool overlooking the city.   Hotel Website: HERE.

11. Charles Hotel:

Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay - Charles Hotel
Top Ten Hotels In Munich Best Places To Stay - Charles Hotel

About Charles Hotel: Overlooking the Old Botanical Garden (established 1804) on the northside of the train station, the Charles Hotel is a refined kind of modern.  The hotel, which opened by the Forte family on the site of a former university library, was established as part of the new Lenbach Gardens.  It was named in honor of Sir Rocco Forte’s father, renowned hotelier Lord Charles Forte and has become one of the best places to stay in Munich.  The Monforte Royal Suite bears the name of the Italian village where the well-known family originated.

The hotel is popular with executives and wealthy families as even the “standard” rooms feel like large sophisticated suites.  Many of the huge rooms even have balconies with views of the gardens and Munich’s skyline.  Not only does the Charles Hotel have the biggest average room size in Munich, but it also has a wonderful spa with the longest indoor pool in town.  As longs as you book ahead, you can stay at one of the best hotels in Munich without being a millionaire and it’s well worth the splurge.  An extra bonus is the Charles Hotel is right by the historic Königsplatz the Munich’s best museums in the Pinakothek group.

Hotel Quality: 5 Star.  Price: 300-500€ a night for 2 people (900-1,000€ during Oktoberfest).  1,200-3,500€ a night for the 2 bedroom suite for 4 people (4,000€ during Oktoberfest).  Hotel Website: HERE.

12. Hilton Munich Park:

About Hilton Munich Park: Sitting just north of Old Town near Munich’s English Garden Park, this Hilton is for obvious reasons one of the best in town.  Quality wise it is right up there with the best of them and has a breath-taking rooftop terrace, but since it is just outside of Old Town it is a little cheaper than the other high-end options.

We love being right next to the English Garden for relaxation, the beer gardens, and river surfing.  There isn’t a direct subway connection to Old Town and it is a long walk but there are a couple handy tram lines to get to where you need to be.  While it often pops up as a tempting option when booking your hotel for Oktoberfest it is just too far away from the grounds and the subway to make sense.  Hotel Website: HERE.

13. Hotel Königshof:

About Hotel Königshof: The Hotel Königshof is maybe the fanciest hotel in Munich.  Really the only reason why it is lower on our list and not in the top five is that it is just too expensive for most people.  Hotel Website: HERE.

14. Muenchen Palace:

About Muenchen Palace: Just to the East of Old Town Munich this is a great hotel to stay in if you are here for business.   Hotel Website: HERE.

Other Hotels We Are Evaluating:

6. Seibel Hotels: 3 Locations, 60-80 Euros/Night (140-250 during Oktoberfest)

Pension is SC City Center, Hotel is right by Oktoberfest, and the Park Hotel is far away.

7. Smart Stay Hotel Schweiz: City Center, 18-59 Euros/Night/Person (70-170 during Oktoberfest).  They have a couple private rooms with either single or double rooms, plus various hostel-style rooms with 4-8 beds

8. Hotel Bristol: SW by gate City Center, 77-100 Euros/Night (199-300  during Oktoberfest).  They have a couple private rooms with either single or double rooms, plus various hostel-style rooms with 4-8 beds

9. Hotel Ambiente: right between the train station and Oktoberfest, 50-100 Euros/Night (80-200  during Oktoberfest).  They 46 double and single rooms

10. Hotel Mariahilf: 2

11. Hotel Stachus: 200-300 for Oktoberfest, has rooms with 2 beds, right next to the train station

13. Hotel Am Sendlinger Tor: 229 Euros for a double bed in Oktoberfest, by the Gate

Leonardo Hotel München City Center is $1350 with twins – twins for $1400 – i emailed is $1300 with 2 twins

Arthotel: Modern and clean right by the Train Station, can add an extra bed to a double room for 25 Euro. Lavendel bar at arthotel munich is open every day from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.(cocktails, beer, long drinks, wine, pizza, salads, … and much more)!