The glorious German Renaissance façade right on the Marktplatz is a Heidelberg landmark, and the old inn behind the welcoming doors is a Heidelberg institution. The large, high-ceilinged rooms and suites in the front of the house do justice to the surroundings, and the others off the rambling back corridors are smaller and perfectly comfortable, done in an unremarkable but pleasing contemporary style. A stay here puts you right in the heart of the Altstadt, and just a flight of stairs away from the Ritter’s wonderful in-house restaurant.