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Frankfurt am Main - Germany
"Commercial hospitality" is a long-standing tradition in Frankfurt. Hoards of travelers have been descending on the town ever since the conferment of trading rights in 1240. At the end of the 18th Century, visitors could choose from over 70 guest houses. Nowadays, over 160 hotels, guest houses and hostels with 22,000 beds cater to about 2.5 million visitors annually. Over half of all visitors come from abroad. With an average stay of just under two days, Frankfurt is still a place for people in transit. The choice ranges from small, family-run guest houses to huge establishments offering every imaginable luxury.
If you'd prefer to stay in the city center, then the Hotel Zentrum Hauptwache is a good option. Their rooms come with soundproof windows and doors to ensure that your stay is peaceful. The Hotel am Dom is also centrally located. It is within walking distance of the Paulskirche and the Altes Rathaus Bergen. The unpretentious rooms and décor are comfortable, while the service is friendly and efficient. Other hotels in the city center include the Steinberger Frankfurter Hof, a splendid nineteenth century Renaissance establishment situated close to the Zeil shopping street. One of Frankfurt's most renowned and respected addresses is the Hessischer Hof opposite the Exhibition Center.
Northend and Eastend
The Mondial in Nordend is off the beaten path and ideal for those looking to save some money. It's also not far from the main train station and is a short walk to the city center. The Best Western Alexander am Zoo is ideal for families considering its proximity to the Frankfurt Zoo in Bornheim. It also features fantastic views of the city from its open air terrace. The Admiral is located not far from many restaurants and cafes, and features a clean decor and complimentary breakfast.
Popular choices for both tourists and business people are the Manhattan and Intercity hotels, both of which offer comfortable rooms and a pleasant staff. The elegantly-decorated Nizza and over a century old Victoria are charming 19th century establishments. Both hotels are great selections if you're not put off at the thought of staying close to Frankfurt's red light district. Luxury hotels include the Le Meridien Parkhotel, an elegant art nouveau palace close to the main station. You'll also find the Intercontinental here, a luxurious hotel with a fitness club, sauna and high-quality Japanese restaurant. The Hilton is one of the best hotels in Frankfurt.
Not far from the Exhibition Center, is the district of Westend and another place with a good accommodations. The Palmenhof and small, quaint hotels such as the Hotel Florentina, Backer, Liebig are particularly recommended. There are also some charming guest houses here, like Hotel Gölz and Pension Sattler. Over on the other side of the street is one of the tallest hotels in Europe, the Marriott.The nearby Astoria Hotel doesn't quite offer the same level of comfort, but it wins people over with its low-key atmosphere.
If you arrive in Frankfurt by air, then you can book into one of the airport hotels at the drop of a hat. With more than 1,000 rooms, the Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers, Conference Center is one of the bigger hotels in the region. The Steigenberger Airport Hotel offers weary travelers high-class service, while the Kempinski—located on the edge of the city forest—is a particularly good alternative for travelers looking for a breath of fresh air after a long flight.