OUR FAVORITE HOTELS IN BERLIN
(by neighborhood)

Mitte

Occupying areas of both former East and West Germany, Mitte is generally considered Berlin`s city center due to its geographic location, it is also where Berlin`s most recognizable city monuments and memorials are found. Serving as the historical center as well, Mitte has an old city charm with a modern feel, as seen through the many coffee shops, restaurants, and art galleries lining the streets. It`s a place where old cobblestoned streets and modern high-rise buildings exist in harmony. The district`s most famous boulevard is Unter den Linden, on and off the boulevard are baroque and classical monuments to Prussian culture.  Famous squares within the district include Pariser Platz (the monumental square adjacent to the Brandenburg Gate), Potsdamer Platz , and Alexanderplatz . Other noteworthy sites include Museum Island, Humboldt University, the Crown Prince`s Palace, the Opera House and Brandenburg Gate. Shopping boutiques also contribute to heavy foot-traffic in Mitte. The architecturally humbler but more neighborhood-like Scheunenviertel area allows the casually chic to saunter from courtyard gallery to sidewalk café. Only traces are left of the Jewish community that lived here from the late 17th century.

Between Mitte and Charlottenburg, the huge Tiergarten park (which means "Animal Garden") refers to both a massive urban park and, to the park`s north, a residential district. The park was originally intended as a backdrop to the grand avenues laid out by the German Kaisers. The neighborhood contains the Brandenburg Gate, the German Reichstag (Parliament), the Berlin Zoo, and some of the city`s grandest museums.

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Alfa Hotel Adina Checkpoint Charlie Adlon Kempinski
Amano Hotell  Adina Hackescher Markt Berlin Marriott Hotel
Best Western Am Spittelmarkt Adina Hauptbahnhof Eurostars Berlin
Park Consul Best Western Premier Moa Grand Hotel Esplanade
  Derag Livinghotel Grosser Kurfuerst Grand Hyatt Berlin
Indigo Berlin Centre Alexanderplatz Hilton Berlin
Melia Berlin Hotel de Rome Berlin
Mercure Residenz Checkpoint Charlie Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin
NH Berlin-Mitte Ritz Carlton Berlin
Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
The Mandala Suites The Mandala Hotel
The Regent Berlin
The Westin Grand

Charlottenburg

Located in former West Berlin, Charlottenburg primarily attracts families and more upscale types. Bombed in the war and built anew in the 1950s, the ruined Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche church is the nexus of activity. Follow what becomes an increasingly silken ribbon down Kurfürstendamm (Ku`damm) and the setting becomes more genteel. Here one will find the oldest chocolate producer, the Georg Kolbe Museum, Astor Film Lounge cinema, Villa Harteneck, and a slew of upscale lounges and boutiques. Kurfürstendamm Boulevard continues to be a popular shopping destination for high-end designer wear. One of the most interesting subdivisions of Charlottenburg is the neighborhood around Savignyplatz, a tree-lined square a short walk north of the western zone`s most visible boulevard, Kurfürstendamm. Lining its edges and the streets nearby are a profusion of bars, shops, and restaurants; an engaging aura of permissiveness; and an awareness that this is the bastion of the city`s prosperous bourgeoisie.  Charlottenburg Palace and the Ahmadiyya Mosque are two impressive architectural spaces worth visiting.

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Art'otel Berlin Kudamm by Park Plaza Abba Berlin Hotel Hotel Palace Berlin
Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West  H10 Berlin Ku`damm Indigo Berlin KuDamm
Hotel Sylter Hof Berlin Hecker's Hotel InterContinental Berlin 
Ku`Damm 101 Hollywood Media Louisa's Place
Leonardo Hotel Berlin Pestana Berlin Tiergarten Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof
  Q! Hotel Berlin Schlosshotel Im Grunewald
Ramada Plaza Berlin City Centre Steigenberger Berlin
SANA Berlin Hotel Swissotel Berlin
Savoy Berlin

Friedrichshain

Situated between Prenzlauer Berg in the north and Kreuzberg in the south, Friedrichshain is filled with personality. It is a lively old workers district that has completely been taken over by rad nightlife venues, graffiti and leftist  students. Tree-lined Simon-Dach-Straße is full of cafés and bars, while Boxhagener Platz hosts a popular flea market.  Architecturally, Friedrichshain showcases a mix of styles ranging from high-rise buildings to 19th century town houses. The East Side Gallery, the former Berlin Wall now serving as a memorial of 150 wall paintings from a slew of international artists is located here. Just behind the gallery is one of Berlin`s most popular hangouts, the Ostrand Beach bar.  Partly due to its alternative bars, restaurants, nightclubs and coffee shops, many students gravitate toward this neighborhood.

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Best Western Hotel City Ost Andel's Hotel Berlin
  Mercure Hotel Berlin Mitte
Movenpick Hotel Berlin
Nhow Berlin