- Hotel Am Josephsplatz, Nürnberg: Germany has no shortage of cozy little guesthouses, but it’s especially refreshing to find one in the midst of a busy city. These wood-floored, nicely furnished accommodations are a great base from which to explore the surrounding streets and squares.
- Hotel Chelsea, Cologne: It’s not grand, it’s not luxurious, and it’s not quite in the center of Cologne, but the rooms have been smartly designed in a modern, minimalist style, staff members are friendly and helpful, and there’s a cozy cafe attached to the hotel.
- Louis Hotel, Munich: This chic urban inn with rooms overlooking Munich’s Viktualienmarkt features a wonderful Japanese restaurant and a summertime roof terrace.
- Wedina, Hamburg: A good hotel makes its guests feel at home, and these moderately priced accommodations do so in four townhouses on a dignified St. Georg district street just off the Alster. You can choose the surroundings that suit you best, be it a comfy room facing an urban garden or a snazzy tri-level modernist suite. A library is one of many other homey touches.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.