The best design hotels in Berlin

Sleep chic in some of the German capital's most stylish neighborhoods with these ten top-rated recommendations.

by Maria Milkova

In the years since the Wall came down, cutting-edge art and modern design have become  synonymous with Berlin — and there’s no shortage of hotels that capture the city’s avant-garde aesthetic. If you want to immerse yourself in the German capital’s singular style, check out these 11 contemporary design hotels.

Das Stue 95

Drakestr. 1

This gracious Teutonic oasis of calm resides in what has to be one of the most intriguing locations of any hotel in the city: the zoo.

- Star Service

Michelberger Hotel 85

Warschauer Str. 39/40

With its purposefully boutique industrial look and buzzing creative feel, Michelberger might seem like Berlin in a nutshell to some.

- Time Out

Casa Camper Berlin 83

Weinmeisterstrasse 1

This funky three-star, devised by trendy shoe company Casa Camper, exudes many of the same hip, arty qualities as its original sister boutique in Barcelona.

- The Telegraph

Hotel Q! 80

Knesebeckstr. 67

Very swanky, even for über-cool Berlin: all Bauhaus-inspired elegance and quirks.

- Rough Guide

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin 80

Budapester Str. 40

The 'urban jungle' theme of this hip lifestyle outpost is a reflection of its location between the city's zoo and main shopping district.

- Lonely Planet

nhow Berlin 77

Stralauer Allee 3

This four-star concept hotel merges a music theme with designer hotel rooms. There’s a health club, sauna and gym, and some rooms have great views over the river. €86.

- Rough Guide

Sir Savigny Hotel 74

Kantstr. 144

The smart black and white design is particularly striking and the many paintings are a little reminiscent of an English country house.

- Michelin Guide

COSMO Hotel Berlin Mitte 77

Spittelmarkt 13

This well-located hotel has spacious, airy rooms with large windows and a small but pleasant Finnish sauna.

- Fodor's

Hotel Zoo Berlin 75

Kurfurstendamm 25

This recently remodeled hotel is an eclectic clash of New York City design meets Berlin tradition with bare redbrick walls and a cutting-edge interior design.

- Fodor's

Berlin Gorki Apartments 74

Weinbergsweg 25

With 34 individually designed apartments and two expansive penthouses, the Gorki is a unique residence that reflects the character of Berlin.

- Condé Nast Traveler

Linnen 72

Eberswalder Str. 35

This little 'boutique inn' brims with charisma and character in each of its five idiosyncratically furnished (and TV-less) rooms.

- Lonely Planet

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