Max Brown Hotel Midtown
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Retro-chic boutique property with playful social spaces set in Dusseldorf’s buzzing Japanese Quarter
An inviting lobby outfitted with botanical wallpaper, tin ceilings, vintage furnishings, board games and a billiard table sets the stage for this hip hotel stay. The whimsical retro theme continues into its 65 rooms with designer furniture, industrial lighting, cool graphic posters and Crosley record players, plus a cheeky basketball net with a ball-shaped pillow in some rooms. Petite white-subway-tiled bathrooms have showers, hair dryers and Dutch-brand Dead Clean products. Though the square footage is limited—even the “Large” rooms are relatively cozy—high-quality box-spring beds with Max Brown signature mattresses and linens give a plush feel. The lobby snack stand—which resembles an old-fashioned candy store—stocks local drinks and bites, which makes up for the lack of a minibar in the rooms.
Neighborhood: Home to the largest Japanese community in Germany, vibrant “Little Tokyo” is filled with ramen shops, sushi bars and Japanese bakeries, plus Asian supermarkets and bookstores. Excellent designer shopping is close by on Königsallee.
Königsallee: For luxury designer shopping on the city’s poshest street
Altstadt: For drinking and partying in the bar- and pub-filled streets
Takumi: For the best ramen in town, with a long queue of fans
Time Out tip: There are happy hour specials in the lobby bar on Mondays and Thursdays, and for local goings-on, check out the “Explore Dusseldorf” list next to the elevator