Whether you're looking to lay your head somewhere sweet or somewhere chic, the hotels of Hamburg are ready for you. For "somewhere chic," a great choice is the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, generally considered to be the country's finest. This sumptuous hotel is the Kempinski chain's flagship. It's in a central location filled with trees and imposing villas and was one of the few buildings in the neighborhood to escape the bombs of World War II. Michael Jackson, Prince, and Madonna cast their votes for this hotel.
An equally excellent choice is the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg's "grand dame." This warm, mellow hotel is one of the finest in Germany and one of the best in the world. Its position is ideal, right on the Binnenalster. Built in the baronial style, it evokes the grand Edwardian hotels. Antiques are used profusely throughout. Despite the large size, personal service is a hallmark.
For "somewhere sweet," the Hotel Garni Mittelweg should be at the top of your list. A real discovery, this stylishly decorated family hotel lies in the upscale Pöseldorf, within an easy stroll of the Aussenalster. The place is imbued with a country charm. Once the town house of a wealthy merchant and his family in the 19th century, the hotel has now been tastefully converted to receive guests. No matter what your taste, you'll surely find a Hamburg hotel to satisfy it.
An der Alster 72-79
Near the Aussenalster
Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14
On the Binnenalster