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
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.
Warschauer Str. 39/40
With its purposefully boutique industrial look and buzzing creative feel, Michelberger might seem like Berlin in a nutshell to some.
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.
Hotel Q! 81
Very swanky, even for über-cool Berlin: all Bauhaus-inspired elegance and quirks.
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.
nhow Berlin 78
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.
The smart black and white design is particularly striking and the many paintings are a little reminiscent of an English country house.
This well-located hotel has spacious, airy rooms with large windows and a small but pleasant Finnish sauna.
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.
With 34 individually designed apartments and two expansive penthouses, the Gorki is a unique residence that reflects the character of Berlin.
Eberswalder Str. 35
This little 'boutique inn' brims with charisma and character in each of its five idiosyncratically furnished (and TV-less) rooms.