If you're heading to Hamburg, there are plenty of great places for you to lay your head. But with such a broad range on offer, which hotel to pick? We've put together our pick of the best hotels in Hamburg to make your decision a whole lot easier, with everything from bargain budget spots offering serious value to luxury hotels built to impress.
The best Hamburg hotels
SIDE Design Hotel
Set in the heart of Hamburg, this design hotel marries seamless interiors, rooms you want to crash out in and amenities that include a spa and ‘Meatery’ a well-regarded steak restaurant. Designed, apparently, with purism and minimalism in mind, the sweeping glass and stone façade leads to simple yet comfortable rooms carefully put together by Matteo Thun.
Reichshof Hamburg, Curio Collection by Hilton
This Hilton hotel resides in a glorious art deco building constructed in 1910, and located just opposite Hamburg’s main train station. It's certainly a looker, mixing the best bits from the ‘golden twenties’ with modern amenities and plenty of luxury. It's got a good central location too, making it one very well-appointed, very handily located place to spend the night.
Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
Thought of by many as the grand hotel of Hamburg, the Atlantic cuts an imposing figure looking out over Lake Alster. Serving residents since 1909 the exterior conjures up Wes Anderson vibes coupled with a luxury that continues throughout. There’s a spa as well as eight bars and restaurants for you to settle down in after a busy day sightseeing.
Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg
Industrial design that works as hipster hotel hangout with less fuss? Yes please. Located in a building that, 120 years ago, was a gas plant helping to light up the city, the space has been lovingly transformed and restored into a 141-room hotel. Expect quirky design touches and a well-stocked bar that serves guests and locals alike.
The George Hamburg
Aptly named The George due to its location in the St. Georg district, this classic hotel has the feel of an English members’ club. Rooms are spacious with Chesterfield armchairs dotted around and there’s a rooftop Campari Lounge to drink in with commanding views across Lake Alster. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a day spa to aid you in feeling more zen.
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Steeped in tradition, the Fairmont in Hamburg has been welcoming guests for more than 115 years. On the shores of lake Alster, the sense of grandeur here is no illusion. With a two Michelin-star restaurant inside and another eight restaurants and bars to choose from, this place is a foodie's dream, and a completely luxurious place in which to spend a few nights.