This urban charmer offers 31 minimalist-chic rooms outfitted in cool grays and crisp whites, enlivened with subtle patterns and playful graphic elements. Modern bathrooms are small but well-designed, with rainforest showers and luxe amenities from CODAGE Paris. Frosted glass panels separate the bathroom from the sleeping area, which may be a privacy concern for some. High-quality bedding—including all-natural Swiss mattress toppers and bamboo duvets—give it an edge over other three-star design hotels. The free minibar stocked with refreshments (including bottles of Veltins Pilsner) is a nice touch. Amenities are few—there’s no gym or sauna—but it does boast the Michelin-starred Fritz’s Frau Franzi, where you can feast on beautifully composed seasonal mix-and-match plates in a stylish setting.
Neighborhood: While the immediate surroundings aren’t particularly inviting—mostly nondescript office buildings and chain stores—it’s a short walk to the main shopping boulevard Königsallee and the tranquil ponds and green space of Ständehauspark. The U-Bahn station at Graf-Adolf-Platz is just a block away.
K21 museum: For cutting-edge contemporary German and international art
Nachtresidenz Dusseldorf: For dancing the night away in a century-old theater
Ellington: For classy cocktails in an elegant, speakeasy-style setting
Time Out tip: Feeling a little rumpled upon arrival? The hotel offers free ironing service upon request.