Looking for the coolest hotels in Munich, Germany? Then check out these amazing places for your your next Bavarian adventure!
Home of Oktoberfest, historic European architecture, and plenty of amazing restaurants and bars, Munich in Germany is a super popular city break destination that’s only getting more and more popular at the moment.
Obviously when I’m exploring the city, I like finding the coolest hotels in Munich to have the best experience possible. These are the ones with amazing architecture, quirky designs, or very vibey bars.
From the high-end luxury of Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München to the cool charm of WanderLocke, there are so many beautiful boutique Munich hotels to choose from.
It’s worth mentioning that if you want to book your stay during the ever-popular Oktoberfest period, I’d recommend booking your hotel with at least 4-6 months’ notice.
This is one of the biggest events of the year, so it does get booked up really early and the room rates surge massively. If you’re not bothered about beer and Bavaria I’d steer clear of this time of year.
So, with that in mind, let’s dive in and discover the coolest hotels in Munich, Germany.
Where to stay in Munich
Altstadt: Directly translates as the Old Town, and is home to all the historical elements of Munich, including Marienplatz and the Hofgarten. It’s also the heart of culture and shopping in Munich, so it’s great for first-timers to the city.
Glockenbach: If you want to be in the heart of the nightlife district, then book a stay in the Glockenback neighbourhood. By day, you can get some of the best coffee in the city and by night you can dance the night away in the LGBT+ bars of Müllerstraße.
Haidhausen: If you want a little slice of European bliss, check out the “French Quarter”, known for its cafes and riverfront walks. It’s a relaxed but social part of the city that offers the perfect blend of activities.
Maxvorstadt: Home to the three Pinakotheks – the city’s famous art museums, and two different universities, this area is a cultural haven in the heart of Munich and perfect for travellers who love galleries and museums.
Schwabing: Located near the beautiful English Garden, this neighbourhood is a green oasis with tons of great restaurants, bars, and cafes to while away the day, with a distinctly relaxed vibe.
Coolest hotels in Munich
Looking to pamper yourself at one of the coolest hotels in Munich? Well, the Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München offers five-star luxury services both in the hotel itself and in its expansive spa area, complete with pool, massages, beauty treatments, and sauna.
Inside the hotel, you can find opulent and moody decor around every corner. From the sleek low lighting of the cocktail bar to the stained-glass ceiling in the lounge area, you’ll know you’ve arrived if you check in here!
Located just 300m away from Frauenkirche, Rosewood Munich is housed in a beautiful historic building and is filled with sleek and modern touches. With a huge bar and lounge area, complete with a grand piano for that all-important ambience, this luxury hotel feels classy and elegant.
In the generous rooms and suites, you can kick back and relax, with a light and airy feel to the place. Honestly, I think the suites look like a stylish New York apartment, it’s that sleek and beautiful! A great location, amazing communal areas, and huge rooms. What’s not to like here?
Looking for a riverfront luxury hotel that’s ideally located near the English Garden? The serene and tranquil Hotel Munchen Palace is going to be the perfect place for you.
Characterised by its giant courtyard terrace, which is the best place to enjoy your morning coffee, and spacious and stylish rooms, the Hotel Munchen Palace gives you an almost Parisian experience, despite being in beautiful Munich.
If you want to be in the heart of the shopping district of Munich and want that luxurious experience, check into the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. As one of the best hotels in the city, you can indulge yourself at the onsite spa, or visit one of the five gourmet restaurants or six different bars.
At the end of a long shopping day in Munich, head up to the rooftop where you can treat yourself to a relaxing dip in the rooftop swimming pool. Sounds like perfection, right?
Let’s be honest, the Mandarin Oriental brand is synonymous with high-end luxury and it’s Munich outpost is no different. With lavish rooms and suites, communal rooms that wouldn’t look out of place in a palace, and top-tier customer service, this place is luxury personified.
Located in the heart of Munich’s Old Town, you don’t have to go far to experience the majority of the city’s sights and attractions, as well as its charming architecture. Onsite, you can also benefit from dining at the famous Matsuhisa restaurant – if you can get a reservation!
Do you want to wake up surrounded by the scent of fresh flowers and look outside your window to see the stunning Englischer Garten Park? At the Hotel Freisinger Hof, you can do just that.
The quaint and homely rooms are the ideal place to relax after a long day walking around Munich, and the location means that it’s quiet in the evenings, allowing you plenty of beauty sleep. It’s around 6km from the city centre, so if you prefer tranquil Munich hotels away from the hustle and bustle, this is for you.
Now, I wouldn’t necessarily associate outdoor swimming pools with hotels in the heart of Munich, but at WunderLocke that’s exactly what you’re going to get! This super cool, modern, and bright hotel offers a range of studios and suites, so it’s the ideal spot if you like to have more room to spread out while you’re on holiday.
As a sustainable hotel, you can relax safe in the knowledge that you’re doing your bit for the environment while being in the heart of Munich. Chill out in the rooms, head out for a plunge in the pool, or treat yourself to a beer in the hotel bar!
If you’re looking for a Nordic vibe with your Munich accommodation, look no further than the Scandic Munchen Macherei. With so many natural wooden touches and and super light and bright atmosphere, it feels high-end without being over the top.
Located just 1.8km away from München Ost Train Station, this hotel is really conveniently placed, especially if you want to interrail or go on eco-conscious day trips around Germany! With such a cool and natural vibe, it’s definitely one of the coolest hotels in Munich.
Looking for a spacious place to stay in central Munich? Alpen Hotel Munchen offers clean, large rooms and suites that are perfect for couples or families looking for a city break. With all the mod-cons and facilities you’d expect from a 4* city hotel, this place is an ideal base for exploring Munich.
In fact, the famous Karlsplatz (Stachus) is just 400 metres away from the hotel, and for sights further away, public transport connections are plentiful. The Alpen Hotel Munchen also has a garden area which is ideal if you need to recharge your batteries!
Want to stay in a modern, Bavarian-style hotel in the heart of Munich? With beautifully designed rooms that promote relaxation thanks to the natural light and a location next to Mariahilfplatz Square that’s hard to beat, Marias Platzl is a great place to stay.
One of my personal favourite things about this particular boutique hotel is that the onsite restaurant and bar is actually a Bavarian tavern called Wirtshaus Ayinger in der Au, which immerses you in the traditional culture and cuisine of Munich. Prost!
If you’re looking for a design hotel with moody and modern touches then you need to check availability at the Hotel MIO by AMANO. Featuring modern rooms that are spacious, comfortable, and tastefully decorated, this place is undoubtedly one of the coolest hotels in Munich.
Prefer to be more social? Head down to the bar lounge area which is huge and has an upmarket feel to it. Boutique hotels in Munich are plentiful, but few marry design and wallet-friendly prices like Hotel MIO.
Do you love colourful places to stay and want to be near the Munich Central Train Station? Well then, Hotel Metropol by Mairer Privathotels is going to tick all of your boxes.
With individually designed rooms with their own colour scheme, high-end finishes, and amenities, there’s a lot to love about this Munich hotel. If you’re coming to Munich for Oktoberfest, this hotel is only an eight-minute walk from the main festival arena, so you can use your time wisely!
Looking for a light and airy place to stay in Munich that’s housed in an architecturally stunning building? Look no further than the Hotel Am Markt. Book yourself into one of their delightfully spacious rooms and enjoy one of the best-looking buffet breakfasts around.
The thing I love about the Hotel Am Markt’s location is that it’s in a pedestrianised area near the Viktualienmarkt, so you don’t need to worry about road noise at night, which is a huge bonus.
So there you have it the coolest hotels in Munich, Germany. Which ones are your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.
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