This large corporate hotel is one of the city’s top properties, with 287 spacious, modern rooms outfitted with all the essentials—soundproofed windows, flat-screen TVs, desks, coffee- and tea-makers and marble bathrooms with heated floors. The Club level rooms include turn-down service and Agraria-branded products, plus access to the lounge, which features free snacks, drinks and a nightly open bar. What the hotel lacks in character, it more than makes up for with top-notch service and stellar amenities, including free access to the adjacent Holmes Place Health Club, with an indoor pool, gym, sauna and spa. Along with a solid restaurant, PÉGA, the hotel draws plenty of well-heeled locals to its Königsallee-fronting Bar Fifty Nine.
Neighborhood: The posh Königsallee, known as Kö, is a nearly mile-long avenue packed with luxury boutiques and chichi cafes. A leafy, bridge-laced canal bisects the boulevard, providing a respite to weary shoppers. The Altstadt is a short stroll away.
Museum Kunstpalast: For lovers of art, especially German Expressionism
Altstadt: For drinking and partying in the bar- and pub-filled streets
Carlsplatz Market: For gourmet food shoppers, an open-air market dating back to the 13th century
Time Out tip: The InterContinental has an excellent concierge service, but if you’d like to navigate the city on your own, you can download the hotel’s Pocket Guide app for tips, walking guides and more.