Where to Stay in Frankfurt: Best Areas & Hotels, 2018
The majority of Frankfurt's top sightseeing attractions are located in the Innenstadt (downtown) neighborhood and Altstadt, which sits between downtown and the River Main. Lodging within this compact area is difficult to find, so the majority of Frankfurt hotels are found in the surrounding neighborhoods. On the west side of the city, riverside Bahnhofsviertel literally translates to "train station quarter." Once a less desirable part of town, it has been cleaned up and is now a trendy neighborhood that is safe and only 10 to 15 minutes by foot to the city's tourist sights. Adjacent to the north is the West End, which has good hotels on the edge of the neighboring business district, the Gallus neighborhood. There are several good accommodation choices here as well, most of which are clustered around the Frankfurt Messe exhibition center and the Skyline Plaza shopping center. The walk from hotels in this area is around 20 minutes to the city center, or you can use the underground U-Bahn to get to Frankfurt's top attractions. On the much quieter south side of the river, Sachsenhausen is home to the museum district that lines the water.
Where to Stay for Luxury
For a luxury stay in the Gallus neighborhood, Capri by Fraser Frankfurt is a modern hotel just down the street from Frankfurt Messe, shopping, and restaurants. This large hotel offers spacious rooms, suites, and family rooms with hardwood floors, USB charging stations, and kitchenettes. There is secure underground parking available, and guests are invited to use the fitness facilities and laundry room.
Situated in the lower West End, close to the Senckenberg Natural History Museum, the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof - Hotel Frankfurt is within walking distance of the city center and also quite close to the U-bahn station. This five-star hotel has updated yet classic décor with elegant public spaces and great attention to detail. Rooms are spacious and include a walk-in closet, mini-fridge fully stocked with complimentary beverages, and fresh fruit daily.
Between the train station and river, Roomers is just two blocks from the river's lovely Park Nizza and within walking distance of the Sachsenhausen museum district. This five-star hotel has affordable rates while offering generous amenities, including a fitness center, sauna, hot tub, and lap pool, as well as complimentary bottled water and tablets in each room. The hotel has a hip vibe, with its dark and edgy classic décor, and lovely public spaces, like a garden patio and the Skylounge with floor-to-ceiling views of the city.
Where to Stay: Mid-Range
The Hotel Concorde is able to balance ultra-modern features with the elegance of its restored Art Deco building. Rooms include ample storage space, a walk-in shower, strong Wi-Fi, and an electric kettle for tea and coffee. Staff members provide excellent personal service, and the hotel is conveniently located in Bahnhofsviertel, just a half block from the train station and within fifteen minutes by foot to Frankfurt's main attractions.
In the lower West End close to Hammering Man and Messeturm, the NH Frankfurt Messe is an eco-friendly hotel that offers dependable service. Guest rooms are bright and updated, and although snug, the space is well used to comfortably include a desk and seating area. Windows are well soundproofed, and amenities include a mini-fridge, safe, and electric kettle. Breakfast is available for an additional charge.
The modern Movenpick Hotel Frankfurt am Main City is committed to sustainable hospitality while providing excellent service and spacious rooms with splashes of color to add fun. Guests enjoy little extras, like lavender sachets, and have full use of the fitness center, business center, and rooftop terrace. Located in the Gallus neighborhood, the hotel is next to the large shopping center Skyline Plaza and close to a U-Bahn stop for easy access to Innenstadt and Altstadt sightseeing.
Where to Stay on a Budget
The Gallus neighborhood has a couple of excellent budget choices that are convenient to shopping and the U-Bahn station for quick access to the city center main attractions. Motel One Frankfurt-Messe is next to the exhibition center and just across the street from Skyline Plaza. Guest rooms are compact but have comfortable beds and windows that can be opened. A breakfast buffet is included, and pets are welcomed. This hotel has paid underground parking available beneath the hotel, as does the Premier Inn Frankfurt Messe, which offers direct elevator access to rooms from its secure garage. In the heart of the business district, this hotel offers very good soundproofing from busy streets; there is an on-site restaurant and breakfast option, and the walk-in rain showers are a luxury.
Another great budget-friendly option is the Ibis Frankfurt Centrum, which consistently provides good quality service and very clean, efficient rooms. Breakfast is available and there is a self-serve laundry for guests' use. Its location on the river near the Main Promenade is perfect for those who want to walk to the museum district and explore the Sachsenhausen neighborhood.
Where to Stay for Families
The Hotel Hamburger Hof is perfect for an affordable family getaway to Frankfurt, with family rooms; flexible check-in and check-out times; self-serve laundry; and a convenient location next to the train station, making it easy to get to and from the attractions, as well as the airport. Rooms are updated and clean with wooden floors, and staff members are very knowledgeable and happy to help you figure out how to get around the city.
If your family is looking for a little luxury, the Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Neue Oper is also in the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood, but closer to the river and near the Märchenbrunnen "fountain of fairy tales." Family rooms include either a kitchenette or full kitchen, comfortable furniture, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Hotel amenities include a self-serve laundry, fitness center, an indoor heated pool, a restaurant with a breakfast option, and lovely rooftop seating for excellent views.
Where to Stay for Romance
Couples who want to be immersed in both luxury and Frankfurt's rich history will want to stay at the Jumeirah Frankfurt, which is located in Innenstadt adjacent to the Zeil pedestrian zone, between the Hauptwache and Eschenheimer Tower. The spacious guest rooms have deep wooden floors with soft area rugs, mini-fridges with complimentary beverages, coffee makers, in-room safes, and luxurious extras like fluffy bathrobes. The hotel also has a spa, fitness center, heated pool, and a Lebanese restaurant.
Seclusion seekers will enjoy an escape from the bustling city that is still convenient to main sights when staying at the Villa Kennedy, on the south side of the river near Sachsenhausen. The property has a large central courtyard surrounded by a grand building adorned with arched doorways and colonnades. Guests will enjoy the large pool, full-service spa, fitness center, and the hotel's Italian restaurant within this perfect romantic setting.