Munich, Germany, is Bavaria’s capital city. This historic metropolis is home to dozens of landmarks including century-old buildings and noteworth museums — and a plethroa of other attractions including restaurants and shopping opportunities. It’s also known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and beer halls (including the famed Hofbräuhaus) which dates back to 1589.
The Coolest Munich Hotels for an Epic Stay in Bavaria's Capital
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Do & Co Hotel
- Address: Filserbräugasse 1, Altstadt – Lehel, 80331 Munich, Germany
- Rates from $606 per night
The 31-room boutique DO & CO Hotel München is in a great location, close to several popular attractions like New Town Hall, Mariensäule und Rathaus-Glockenspiel. The area is popular for hiking and cycling — which means the hotel offers bike rentals and car rentals on-site to encourage outdoor adventures. On-site, fitness fanatics can make use of the fitness center and travelers can spend time getting acquainted with the city and meet other guests at the bar, shared lounge, and terrace space.
Dine at the DO & CO Bistro for a taste of the Mediterranean, or stop into the DO & CO restaurant on the upper floor for a taste of contemporary Asian cuisine. Each guest room features a clean, modern design with tones of creams, tans and browns. Its Rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Rooms also feature their own private bathroom outfitted with cozy bathrobes and slippers. Select rooms have a kitchen with a dishwasher, a fridge and an oven. This property has an airport shuttle to transport guests on-site.
Steigenberger Hotel München
- Address: Berliner Straße 85, Schwabing-Freimann, 80805 Munich, Germany
- Rates from: $342 per night
The Steigenberger Hotel München is set in the Schwabing district of Munich, just 15 minutes from the city center. Guest rooms are outfitted with allergy-friendly wooden floors, comfortable down pillows and a desk, for getting some work done — as well as a private bathroom with heated floors. Additional property amenities include an on-site fitness center and spa area boasting more than 300 square yards of space — including a relaxation room, outdoor terrace space, bio-sauna, Finnish sauna, and steam room.
The on-site restaurant serves local cuisine, and grab a drink at the bar serving craft beer among other boozy selections. A fun guest experience on-site is a “beer tasting,” with a beer sommelier who teaches the crowd about the world of Bavarian and international beers. Beer-lovers will also love the property’s “Bergkristall”— a walk-in beer fridge. The decor feels modern and chic with a touch of warmth, like home.
Eurostars Grand Central
- Address: Arnulfstr. 35, Maxvorstadt, 80335 Munich, Germany
- Rates from: $227 per night
This edgy, modern, 4-star design hotel is about a mile and a half from the center of Munich, and less than half a mile from Munich Central Station. The minimalist guest rooms are spacious and air-conditioned, and feature a flat-screen TV, a workspace with a desk, and wooden floors. Guests can enjoy relaxing at the spa area which features an indoor pool, a sauna and a well-equipped fitness center. On-site, there’s a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, and a bar serving traditional Bavarian beers and colorful cocktails. Outside, there’s a landscaped inner courtyard area with a terrace. It’s a solid spot to set as home base while exploring the city with easy access to the train and comfortable rooms.
Hotel New Orly
- Address: Gabrielenstr. 6, Neuhausen – Nymphenburg, 80636 Munich, Germany
- Rates from: $232 per night
This hotel is located an 8-minute walk from Maillingerstraße Underground Station, which is just two stops from Munich Central Station. Guests can enjoy relaxing in the bright and spacious superior air-conditioned rooms which feature a TV and vibrant décor, and even come with an electric kettle. The classic-style dining room boasts large windows, and a stylish bar. The sauna is available for complimentary guest use, and there’s also a fitness center.
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München
- Address: Maximilianstr. 17, Altstadt – Lehel, 80539 Munich, Germany
- Rates from: $808 per night
This stylish, centrally located 5-star luxury hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Marienplatz Square. The property dates back to 1858, as the Zu den vier Jahreszeiten, and quickly became (and remains) one of the most elevated addresses in Europe.The decor and architecture feel contemporary and chic, while also preserving its original iconic classic gothic style and furnishings.
Guest rooms are accented with marble bathrooms, fine art, and designer furnishings. Book a massage or beauty treatments at The Spa, which is perched on the sixth floor and features a large pool area, a gym and a sauna. There are multiple spots to dine on-site, including the more casual Schwarzreiter Tagesbar which serves familiar regional bites, and Schwarzreiter Restaurant, which is a fine dining spot serving gourmet dishes. Its central location on Maximilianstrasse near the famed Bavarian State Opera House and the Bavarian State Ballet as well as a range of upscale boutique shops, galleries and museums make it a great place to set as home base for an opulent overnight experience in Munich.
Sofitel Munich Bayerpost
- Address: Bayerstr. 12, Ludwigsvorstadt, 80335 Munich, Germany
- Starting at: $424 per night
This luxurious property was built more than 100 years ago to serve as the impressive Royal Bavarian Main Post Office. It’s a 10-minute walk from the Karlsplatz/Stachus pedestrian shopping dining area as well as the Theresienwiese — which is the location of Munich’s famed Oktoberfest Beer Festival. In the early 90s, its time as a post office came to a close and it sat empty until 2004 when Accor acquired it and transformed it into the upscale destination hotel it is today. The outside of the hotel is protected by a preservation order, but the inside has been turned inside out — extensively renovated and transformed into a 5-star hotel just 328 feet from Munich Main Station.
Guests can relax with spa facilities which include an indoor, heated swimming pool, massage treatments and a sauna. Each guest room is air-conditioned and outfitted with a European king-size bed, a flat-screen TV and a Nespresso© coffee machine, and the natural stone spa bathrooms are equipped with Diptyque© toiletries. The sophisticated on-site restaurant, Délice La Brasserie serves French specialties and a hearty breakfast buffet — and the Isarbar serves exotic cocktails and select wines.
The Westin Grand Munich
- Address: Arabellastr. 6, Bogenhausen, 81925 Munich, Germany
- Rates from: $474 per night
This luxurious hotel boasts nearly 600 rooms and 30 suites, two on-site restaurants, a beer garden, a bar, and a large spa facility with an all-hours access gym and indoor pool. It’s a 10-minute underground ride from Stachus in central Munich. Marble floors in the lobby, pillars, and gold finishing on the furnishings give the space an air of approachable opulence. Guests can admire the property’s impressive city views from stylish rooms that feature comfortable beds, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and sophisticated marble bathrooms with high-quality toiletries. Start the day with the hearty breakfast buffet at the Greenhouse Restaurant, and dine on classic Bavarian food at the Paulaner Wirtshaus tavern, which has a beer garden. The stylish Drop bar serves an exciting range of drinks.
Eden Hotel Wolff
- Address: Arnulfstrasse 4, Maxvorstadt, 80335 Munich, Germany
- Rates from: $272 per night
This historic and stylish property is located adjacent to Munich Central Station, just one underground stop from the Theresienwiese where the Oktoberfest festival takes place. The interior pays homage to traditional Bavarian design, feeling modern with a mix of Old World vibes. In the sultry dining room, admire upscale decor touches like wood paneled walls and sparkling chandeliers while feasting on traditional Bavarian cuisine. Relax at the spa, which has a sauna and a steam room, or book a treatment — and admire the views from the terrace overlooking the city. Bright and cheery guest rooms are air-conditioned and uniquely decorated, some featuring a minimalist and contemporary design, and some boating classic Alpine furnishings. Most guest rooms are outfitted with sophisticated marble bathrooms.
Platzl Hotel – Superior
- Address: Sparkassenstr. 10, Altstadt – Lehel, 80331 Munich, Germany
- Rates from: $519 per night
This classic, 4-star property is located a 2-minute walk from the Marienplatz Square and the Hofbräuhaus Brewery, in the center of Munich. Stepping into the lobby, admire the Persian rug, antique piano, and wood paneled decor which make the space feel traditional and cozy. Guests can enjoy relaxing at the romantic spa which features a steam room and a sauna — or dining at the historic, 16th-century restaurant. There’s also a compact fitness center and guests can rent bikes in the summer. Rooms are decorated with rich wood furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows letting in plenty of light, and equipped with modern bathrooms stocked with cozy amenities like bathrobes.
Mercure München City Center
- Address: Senefelderstraße 9, Ludwigsvorstadt, 80336 Munich, Germany
- Rates from: $309 per night
This 4-star property is in a great location for exploring the city as it’s a 3-minute walk from trams, underground trains and S-Bahn trains. There’s an on-site restaurant serving traditional dishes, a sophisticated feeling hotel bar, and a spacious Bavarian beer garden. Guest rooms are clean, air-conditioned, and decorated in a Bavarian style with rich colors of red and gold — and some rooms even have their own balcony.
Is there a hotel in the Munich airport?
How to get from Munich airport to your hotel?
There are four major methods of transportation to get from Munich Airport to the city center — car, express bus, and train. The Lufthansa Express Bus operates between the airport and Munich City Center, with stops at several major hotels in the city. Uber is also available at Munich Airport.
On the train, the S1 and S8 lines run from the airport to the city center, with trains departing every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off-peak hours. This ride takes approximately 40 minutes and costs around €11 for a single ticket