Adjoining the Atelier Kino cinema and Savoy Theatre—which hosts top music, comedy and theater acts—this artsy boutique hotel stays true to its theatrical roots, naming the 27 rooms and suites after famous German actors and performers. Black-and-white striped and floral patterns, accented with big black-and-white celebrity photos, decorate the art deco-style rooms, which range from cozy to sprawling. Sleek black- or white-tiled bathrooms are generously sized and feature rainforest showers. The split-level suites have separate living and sleeping areas, and if you choose the top-end Stage 47 suite, you’ll even get a balcony. The moodily-lit Backstage Bar offers a glamorous atmosphere for cocktails.
Neighborhood: At the border of Friedrichstadt and Stadtmitte, on the busy Adolf-Graf Straße, the hotel is steps away from the famous shopping boulevard Königsallee and a seven-minute walk to the main train station.
Königsallee: For luxury designer shopping on the city’s poshest street
K21: For fans of cutting-edge contemporary art, with a gigantic suspended steel-wire net you can climb on
Ellington: For classy cocktails in an upscale, speakeasy-style setting
Time Out tip: If you book through the hotel’s website, soft drinks from the minibar are free of charge.