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 94
There’s a long list of reasons to stay at this Design Hotel, a pearl-white spa, rooms overlooking the Tiergarten, the original three-storey library and its Michelin-starred cinco concept restaurant.
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! 78
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 75
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.