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Where to Stay in Heidelberg, Germany: Editor’s Picks

We’ve compiled a list of recommended hotels to help you choose where to stay in Heidelberg, Germany. Though Heidelberg does not have many 5-star hotels, and budget accommodations are even harder to find, we’ve found a few worth considering. Note that few hotels included the cost of breakfast in the price of the room. Here’s our guide to help you choose where to stay in Heidelberg.

5-Star Hotels in Heidelberg

Der Europaische Hof Hotel Europa
Full of old-world German charm, this privately run, 5-star hotel was originally built in 1865. The hotel has been owned by the same family for three generations. Located within walking distance of the Old Town, it offers rooms with WiFi (at a charge), air conditioning, satellite TV, a trouser press, and room safe. Many rooms have either a Jacuzzi or whirlpool bathtub. Hotel amenities include a solarium, sauna, steam bath, gym, and pool. The onsite Kurfürstenstube restaurant is one of the best fine-dining options in the city.
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Heidelberg Suites
Designed by Italian architect Michele Bonan in the style of German Romanticism, this boutique hotel is located next to the famous Old Bridge (Alte Brücke) and comes with views of the Heidelberg Castle. Every accommodation has two rooms, including a furnished kitchenette, and comes with free WiFi, iPod docks, and satellite TV. The staff is dedicated to helping you get the most out of the hotel as well as Heidelberg, whether its obtaining theater tickets, restaurant recommendations, or a private limo service. Amenities include a private spa and fitness facility, where personal trainers are available.
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4-Star Hotels in Heidelberg

Crowne Plaza Heidelberg
This hotel is just a short walk from the pedestrian-only area of the Old Town. Rooms are quiet and come with a large work area with fax capabilities, coffee maker, and WiFi (at a charge). Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, the Kurfuerstentherme wellness center, which includes a nude sauna, an onsite bar, and an onsite restaurant. There’s an elaborate breakfast buffet, with omelet station, each morning.
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Qube Hotel Heidelberg
The 45 rooms of this sustainable, designer hotel all get plenty of sunshine, have parquet floors, and virgin stone bathrooms, as well as air conditioning, satellite TV, laptop safes, and internet connections. The staff is exceptionally professional and conscientious, and guests can even choose the type of mattress they sleep on. The hotel has a rooftop terrace and the onsite, upscale Qube Restaurant. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the Old Town on foot, and trams stop near the hotel.
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Leonardo Hotel
Right in the center of things, this hotel pairs a good location with a good price. The 124 rooms are quite functional, and come with WiFi (at a charge), air conditioning, and a mini bar. Breakfast does not come at a good value, though there are plenty of nearby bakeries and restaurants.
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3-Start Hotels in Heidelberg

Hotel Hollander Hof
With views of the river, this hotel has one of the best locations in the city: just steps from the Old Bridge and within walking distance of most sights. All rooms come with a mini bar, WiFi, and safes; most have air-conditioning. The staff is professional and friendly, and the onsite restaurant features typical German food and décor. Make sure to request a room with a balcony.
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Bayrischer Hof
Located right on Bismarckplatz, this hotel offers sleek decor and professional service. Renovated in 2007, the spacious rooms all feature free WiFi, satellite TV, and a mini bar. Breakfast is not included, but a large buffet is offered for just seven euros. Due to the central location, this hotel is sometimes noisy.
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Hotel Villa Marstall
This boutique hotel is located inside a 19th century, late-classicist style house just a couple blocks from the Old Town’s restaurants and shops. All rooms have a safe, free internet (bring an Ethernet cable), satellite TV, air conditioning, a refrigerator, and handcrafted wood furniture. Make sure to request a room away from the street to get views of the river. We love this hotel for the great views, lovely rooms and great location.
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Hotel Gasthaus Backmulde

Gasthaus Backmulde
Set in the center of old town, The Gasthaus Backmule Hotel offers 25 comfortable rooms, the majority having ensuite bathrooms. Each room has cable TV, radio, and telephone. Reasonable pricing (110 -130 Euros for doubles) includes an extensive breakfast buffet.

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Budget Hotels in Heidelberg

Ibis Heidelberg
Located beside the main train station, this hotel is a great option for budget travelers traveling by train. It is near the sights, and all of the rooms, though somewhat small, come with WiFi (at a charge), satellite TV, and a private bathroom. Overall, the hotel is comfortable, clean and the staff is professional.
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Special Hotel Recommendation

Hotel Garni Kurpfalzhof Apartments and Hotel
If you’d prefer to spend your time surrounded by the beautiful meadows of southwest Germany, this family-run hotel is one of the best. It is located outside of Heidelberg on the way to Schwetzingen. The hotel rooms are spacious, with big windows to let in the sun. All rooms come with free WiFi, a refrigerator, and satellite TV. Apartments can also be rented for stays of a week or longer; they are large and modern, and each has a complete kitchen, balcony, free WiFi, no-cost parking, and a large working space. Both are a great value. Breakfast is included.
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Written by Mattie Bamman for


Saturday 25th of February 2012

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