Last updated on January 09th, 2022
Munich is the wealthy, welcoming heart of Bavaria, one of Germany’s best cities. You may know it as the home of BMW and Oktoberfest. After you’ve enjoyed some of the world’s best beer, there’s so much more for all the family to enjoy, from art to ancient history, markets and an enchanting Old Town.
There’s certainly no shortage of great hotels whether your choice is opulence or boutique. Two of the finest hotels offer a delicious choice: between the indulgence of the Mandarin Oriental and the contemporary personal luxury of BEYOND by Geisel. Among the city’s many boutique hotels, the top rated is Hotel München Palace, in upmarket Bogenhausen. See our recommendations for best family hotels, the top hotel with a pool and the top choice in regal Maximilianstrasse. Whatever you or your family’s travel desires, Munich’s hotels have the answer.
What are The Best Hotels in Munich City Centre ?
4. Louis Hotel
9. 25hours Hotel The Royal Bavarian – Affordable
What are The Best Boutique Hotels in Munich ?
What are The Best Family Hotels in Munich ?
1. Sofitel Munich Bayerpost – with Pool
2. H2 Hotel München Olympiapark – Affordable
3. Hotel Kreis Residenz München – Affordable
What’s the Best Cheap or Affordable Hotel in Munich ?
What are the Best Hotels in Munich Old Town (Altstadt) ?
A day spent walking the ancient streets of Munich’s Altstadt, the city centre that’s home to some of the city’s top rated hotels, is a fascinating journey into the past. You and your famly simply can’t miss the chiming of the world famous Glockenspiel outside the Neues Rathaus, the New City Hall. Clockwork figures dance out as bells play, a sight that never fails to entrance. Climb the towers of City Hall for a fine view over the roof tops. You’ll see the highly distinctive domed towers of Frauenkirche, the Church of Our Lady, one of the largest Gothic churches in Europe with a soaring interior. Munich’s oldest church, Peterskirche, features impressive frescoes and a tall climbable tower, but it’s the Theatinerkirche that gets the prize for the most distinctive church among the many in Altstadt with its two tall towers. Take a break from the sightseeing at Viktualienmarkt, the Old City’s bustling market that’s an essential visit. Pause with your family for a huge bowl of nourishing soup, or eat on the go with delicacies from the various stalls. Since it’s Munich, the market’s beer garden is worth a stop, too. The real essential of the Altstadt, however, is the Residenzmuseum, often described as the city’s top attraction. This vast building in extensive gardens has some 90 rooms open to visitors, opulently decorated to reflect the riches of the Wittelbach family, Bavaria’s rulers whose vast home this was. You’ll need several hours to take it all in. If you are travelling with your family the Altes Rathaus is worth a visit, too, since it now houses a toy museum. Make sure that you find time to stop for Bratwurst, since Bavaria is all about hearty food and of course excellent beer.
Best Hotels in Munich City Centre – Old Town
- BEYOND by Geisel – Luxury
- Hotel Torbräu – Boutique Hotel
- Platzl Hotel – Superior – Great Value
What’s the Top Accommodation in Maxvorstadt District ?
There are those who call Maxvorstadt, a compact district just to the north of the Old Town and the city centre, the “Brain of Munich” because of its preponderance of museums, galleries, universities and and eminent former residents, including Lenin and the Catholic priest who became Pope Benedict XVI. Today the family attractions include Munich’s celebrated English Garden, which is twice as big as New York’s Central Park and is regared as the city’s main recreational area. There are frequent free musical performances. The neo-classical Antikensammlung, The State Collection of Antiques, is on Königsplatz, literally King’s Square, and contains some of the dazzling riches assembled by Bavaria’s King Ludwig I. It’s a jaw dropping assembly of Greek and Roman antiquities. Nearby on Königsplatz the Munich Glyptothek houses yet more of his collection and here there’s a delightful courtyard to relax and take it all in. Ludwig’s tomb is worth a visit in Abtei St. Bonifaz, a Benedictine Abbey. If all of this culture is simply not enough for the arty members of your family, then there’s the Lenbachhaus nearby, a crucial and extensive collection of top end German Expressionist art. If you’re visiting Munich around Christmas, take it the Medieval Christmas Fair, a familyfriendly market with medieval style performances, all free of charge.
Top Hotels in Munich Maxvorstadt
- Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel – Luxury
- King’s Hotel First Class – Great Value
- Eden Hotel Wolff – Great Value
What are the Top Hotels in Maximilianstrasse ?
Finest Accommodation in Maximillianstrasse
Maximilianstrasse is a sumptuous regal avenue constructed in the 19th century by Bavaria’s King Maximilian II and home to one of the city’s top five star hotels, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, along with luxury boutique shopping. Names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada make browsing a joy as you stroll down this elegant boulevard, evidence of Munich’s wealth and power both past and present.
More Top Rated Hotels near Maximillianstrasse
What are the Top Hotels in Munich near Marienplatz ?
Marienplatz is one of the best squares in Munich, the very heart of the Old City. Take the family and breathe in the sights of this historic place, where the renowned Glockenspiel, inspired by the tournaments once held here, is a major attraction in the City Hall. Just beyond, the pedestrian area to nearby Karlsplatz is one of the best boutique shopping areas in Munich.
Outstanding Accommodation near Marienplatz
- BEYOND by Geisel – Boutique Hotel
- Louis Hotel
- Mercure Hotel München Altstadt – Affordable