Known as the economic powerhouse of Germany, Frankfurt is a modern city home to businesses, skyscrapers, and Europe’s third-largest airport. Though driven by technology, the city is rooted in its history and culture, forming a unique blend of tradition that meets modernity in a vibrant, fun-loving metropolis.
Cutting through the urban cityscape are beautiful parks, gardens, riverside paths, and village-like neighborhoods teeming with quirky cafés and street art. Frankfurt’s hotels also gleam charm, attracting travelers from creative writers to business visionaries.
From Medieval artisan boutiques to shimmering five-star skyscrapers, here are the best excellent and unusual hotels in Frankfurt, Germany (in no particular order)…
1. how Frankfurt – an Instagrammable hotel filled with hip, creative, and design décor perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs
Celebrating the city’s links to one of Europe’s financial centers and how Frankfurt is designed around ‘the art of money,’ you can expect quirky touches, Instagram-friendly furnishings, and a VIP Lounge.
The guestrooms are embellished with bold and colorful fixtures and currency-themed wallpaper, inspiring a passion for success.
The on-site Rich Barista coffee shop offers freshly baked goods all day long. At the same time, the NFT sky bar (Germany’s highest) is a hub for business visionaries to relish the city’s dazzling skyline over a crafted cocktail or two.
Nhow is centrally located at the junction of the financial district and the booming European Quarter and thus provides perfect access to many of the city’s trendiest establishments.
- To book, check prices or availability, for now, Frankfurt.
2. Lindley Lindenberg – a creative, unique, and new hotel well-known for being one of the city’s buzzing hotspots
Located in the rapidly gentrifying Ostend neighborhood, one of Frankfurt’s newest hotspots, Lindley Lindenberg, offers a unique range of co-living and communal spaces, a slick bar, and a vibrant vegetarian restaurant.
The hotel straddles the line between ‘Boutique Hotel and ‘Shared Living Space with its eye-catching artworks, restored Thonet chairs, and various other handmade pieces.
All guestrooms come with Fennobed box-spring double beds and walk-in showers, complementing the custom-made design pieces from Sierra Leone.
The restaurant, in-house bakery, and seductive bar lounge offer further spaces for indulging, while a basement gym and yoga classes provide a touch of wellness flair.
- To book, check prices or availability for Lindley Lindenberg.
3. Moxy Frankfurt City Center – a hip, trendy, and excellent hotel perfect for partying Millennials and Gen Zs
Famed for its upbeat, youthful aesthetic, The Moxy chain enters the Frankfurt hospitality circuit with a large, open-plan ground floor with color, coffee, and fantastic music.
The stylistic emphasis is on fun, colorful slogans and furnishings, with plenty of graffiti bounding together a decorative mesh of eccentricity, exposed concrete, and industrial elements.
Enhanced with neon installations and visual nods to the building’s former incarnation as a newspaper publishing house, this quirky inner-city haven caters to a calm and trendy crowd.
The large reception doubles as a bar open around the clock, while the lobby breakfast buffet adds a touch of luxury flair to this creative gem.
- To book, check prices or availability for Moxy Frankfurt City Center.
4. 25hours Hotel The Trip – a funky, tech-savvy boutique hotel where guests can rent bikes to explore around the city on
This typically youthful and tech-forward hotel features all of the trademarks of the 25-hour brand, including a funky interior, state-of-the-art guestrooms, and a swish in-house restaurant.
Set inside a contemporary glass and brick building, the hotel’s vibrant furnishings suffuse many public spaces with an expensive, travel-themed exotica.
The guestrooms are peppered with plenty of 25-hour eye candy in the form of hangings related to the brand’s theme, the occasional tent or bike stuck on the wall, and dapper lamps.
The dining options include The Bar Shuka, which offers a fusion of Middle Eastern dishes, and the charming Caffé Bomba, which serves specialty Italian coffees, snacks, and pastries.
- Check prices or availability for 25 hours at Hotel The Trip to book.
5. Roomers – an elegant, designed, and stylish hotel featuring a spa and wellness center overlooking the breathtaking skyline
With an intelligent exterior evoking the ‘funky office building’ look, Roomers is a dark and seductive hotel with an elegant noir aesthetic.
From the Carsten Witte painting and Karim Rashid lamps in the lobby to Cavalli swan chairs and a custom-made Harley Davidson motorbike, the lavish furnishings are straight out of an interior design magazine.
The 116 ultra-hip rooms and suites are as sumptuous as the rest of the property and pair stainless steel, black stone bathrooms with parquet flooring and dark purple walls to exude glamour and sophistication.
The hotel’s service is equally slick, setting an opulent tone in the expensive restaurant and bar.
- To book, check prices or availability for Roomers.
6. Gekko House Frankfurt, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel – an urban, chic, and industrial hotel near an array of popular attractions
Located near signature attractions like the Festhalle and the fairground, Gekko House exudes an air of urban intelligence and caters to globals and locals with its 128 cosmopolitan-designed rooms.
Your in-room experience will be enhanced with luxury bath amenities by Grown Alchemist and concrete-meets-vintage details, providing a state of indulgence.
You will be treated to a digital guest map with a local city guide and services on arrival, making exploring this metropolis stress-free and stimulating.
Throughout the property, the spaces depict a life of creativity and free spirit, notably the award-winning Chicago Williams BBQ restaurant, which presents a culinary heaven to celebrate delicate dining and understated luxury.
- To book, check prices or availability for Gekko House Frankfurt, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
7. THE FLAG West M. – a new, bright, and pet-friendly hotel well-equipped for those traveling on business
Located near the banking district and the vibrant city center, this brand-new business concept hotel offers effervescent views of the Frankfurt skyline, which can be relished from a spacious roof terrace.
If you’re here for work, you will be delighted by the inviting lobby area, which offers long tables and various conference facilities to ensure optimum productivity.
Nature is brought to this inner-city gem through a planted inner courtyard, where a green oasis of well-being is nurtured. To not compromise your daily routines, the in-house gym is filled with trendsetting equipment, and the guestrooms are spacious and cozy, with an air of functionality.
- To book, check prices or availability for THE FLAG West M.
8. Hotel Gerbermühle – a fancy, upscale, and contemporary hotel providing guests with an Insta-worthy view overlooking the River Main and the city
Reincarnated to become a unique hotel, this 14th-century building was once frequented by the poet and playwright Goethe. It maintains its historical aura partly due to its faithful reconstruction and semi-rural location.
The large gold-framed mirrors, modern artworks, horse sculptures, and stylish lamps create a chic’ country house’ style.
Containing remnants of the building’s old structure and historical legacy, the 13 guestrooms are elegant, with white and mocha bedding beautifully contrasting the bright colors and glass shower units.
One of Hotel Gerbermühle’s main draws is its restaurant and beer garden, which offers a menu of regional classics in a graceful atmosphere.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Gerbermühle.
9. by Fraser, Frankfurt – a trendy, upscale, and modern hotel within walking distance of evening entertainment and nightlife
Capri by Fraser is your choice if you’re a business traveler pursuing an urban lifestyle within a dynamic city.
A social hub steeped in modern design, the hotel offers many amenities to complement a harmonious work-life balance. At the same time, the 153 spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments are adjusted to your lifestyle needs.
The on-site meeting facilities are primed for both slick work presentations and a simple de-tune to a moment of calm.
From all-day dining offerings to a trendy cocktail bar to a 24-hour gym and even Spin & Play interactive games, you will never encounter a dull moment here.
- To book, check prices or availability for Capri by Fraser, Frankfurt.
10. Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer – a beautiful, sleek, and stylish hotel where guests can experience international and regional cuisine
Boasting spectacular views of the Frankfurt skyline and the banks of the Main River, The Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer invites you to a restful stay in the city’s beating heart.
Tailored to the season, the on-site restaurant serves a selection of international classics and regional dishes. At the same time, the bar promotes an evening of refined glamour during which to mingle with other discerning travelers.
In some rooms, you can relish the gorgeous skyline views from the comfort of your bed, while in others, you can spread out in a separate living area and reflect on the day’s epic urban adventures.
- To book, check prices or availability for Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer.
11. Radisson Blu Hotel Frankfurt – one of the most unique architecturally built hotels in Europe, offering a newly renovated, elegant, and contemporary stay
A creative design suffuses the intelligent and sophisticated interior at Radisson Blue Frankfurt, a city-center jewel topped with a full range of modern facilities.
The hotel’s dazzling circular façade sets a remarkable impression upon entrance, and the rest of the hotel continues this feeling of refined glamour.
The 434 guestrooms are outfitted with plush linens and soothing tones, embodying the slick style of the Radisson brand. Crisp whites and beige furnishings offset ergonomic workstations and soft wooden hues, and a sense of comfort is enhanced through tech-savvy fixings.
You can kickstart your day in the hotel’s restaurant, with a varied buffet, while The Greenyard Bar & Terrace provides Mediterranean-infused dishes to treat the palate.
- To book, check prices or availability for Radisson Blu Hotel Frankfurt.
12. The Blasky – a modern, bright boutique hotel where guests can enjoy the luxury of a rooftop bar
Welcoming visitors to a unique boutique environment, The Blasky’s guestrooms are embellished with bright colors, tech-forward accessories, and breathtaking skyline views.
The rooftop restaurant and bar invite you to savor panoramas of the urban streetscape in Gatsby style as you tuck into memorable brunches and coffees on a comfy daybed. In the evening, the vibe shifts towards sundowner cocktails, utilizing a range of fresh ingredients.
The Blasky’s restaurant beckons you to immerse yourself in a new culinary world with delicious dishes from the finest chefs. Handpicked wines accompany an extraordinary menu, offering families, friends, and business partners a wonderful evening.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Blasky.
13. 25hours Hotel The Goldman – a quirky, vibrant, and unique hotel located in the creative hub of Frankfurt’s east end
It contains all the hallmarks of the 25-hour brand. This quirky, stylish hotel greets arriving visitors with an architecturally elegant façade of orange and blue, making a funky first impression.
This vibe is continued into the playful interiors, as eccentric and vivid furnishings dot the lobby, and the restaurant bar offers a more subdued, elegant ambiance.
Drawing inspiration from local personalities and the philosophy of NYC’s United Nations Headquarters, the guestrooms are adorned with portraits and artworks and are matched by modish and vintage décor.
The Goldman Restaurant provides windows that overlook the neighborhood and offers an eclectic mix of German and international dishes.
- Check prices or availability for 25 hours at Hotel The Goldman to book.
14. Motel One Frankfurt-Römer – one of the best-situated accommodations in Frankfurt offering a relaxed, quirky, and elegant stay
Culture and history enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in the area that houses Motel One, with the Old Town, the medieval town hall around the corner, and St. Paul’s Church close by.
Adding to this, the city’s abundant cafés and shopping streets are right on your doorstep. The design concept of this budget boutique is rooted in the early years of book publishing, which saw Frankfurt become one of the leaders in the field.
The interior is inspired by a charming library atmosphere, from floating paper page lamps at reception to the silver-coated decorative letters in the breakfast area.
This ambiance is blissfully contrasted with a modern outlook, achieved through modern furniture design and colorful artwork.
- To book, check prices or availability for Motel One Frankfurt-Römer.
15. the niu Charly – a stylish, pet-friendly, and creative accommodation surrounded by a variety of restaurants and bars
Infiltrating the Frankfurt scene with a stylish, casual, and urban look, The Niu Charly greets guests with pluralistic skyscraper design and innate Frankfurt charm.
Designed to guide guests to a state of enthrallment, this super central hotel is graced by exceptional street art pieces representing a unique story inspired by Frankfurt’s neighborhood, culture, and history.
Bringing a creative vigor to life through humor and attention to detail, The Niu Charly is an absolute eye-catcher on all levels. A stylish lobby, a fantastic roof terrace, and an in-house deli embody the stunning atmosphere at this eclectic inner-city hotel.
- To book, check prices or availability for the niu Charly.
16. Ambassador Hotel – a quirky-chic, vibrant, and boutique-style accommodation located in the heart of Frankfurt
Combining a considerable city flair with a sense of boutique-style relaxation, The Ambassador Hotel is an owner-managed haven in the heart of Frankfurt, 300 meters from the central train station.
This convenient location allows short walks to the city’s many attractions, yet the in-house experience is equally inspiring. The 94 modern guestrooms are decked out with all the mod-cons you expect from a high-end resort. However, they are also brimming with tranquillity and sleek sophistication.
At The Ambassador, a delicious breakfast is served each morning, and the on-site bar is the ultimate spot to unwind with a crafted cocktail.
- To book, check prices or availability for Ambassador Hotel.
17. BIO-Hotel Villa Orange – a quiet, eco-friendly, and charming accommodation offering guests an exceptional breakfast each morning
This elegant boutique hotel adds an organic feel to the vibe of a city break and is a quirky reflection of the surrounding area’s hip, trendy scene.
The hotel has brought together sustainable materials to fuel an eco-friendly outlook, an essence that extends into the 38 chic and friendly guestrooms.
A personal touch is added to every space, whether it’s one of the graceful work areas or the more vibrant bar area. The topic of books runs through the whole house, with many guestrooms featuring their small library. Regular guests here, unsurprisingly, consist of writers, authors, actors, and creative visionaries.
- To book, check prices or availability for BIO-Hotel Villa Orange.
18. The Suite Hotel Fabric – a cozy, petite, and upscale accommodation ideal for both a long or short stay
Over twenty years of character building have curated a stunning hospitality experience at The Suite Fabric, one of Frankfurt am Main’s most luxurious and dynamic boutique hotels.
Combining refined perfection with urban charm following a 2017 renovation, the guestrooms are adorned with classic materials and modern elements. Photographs and other creative objects add a sense of calmness to the guestrooms, inviting you on a sensory journey of art, aesthetics, and style.
The spa and lobby present a minimalist ambiance through marble and black objects, offering a soothing tone to replenish the senses after exploring the local metropolis.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Suite Hotel Fabric.
19. Bristol Hotel – a contemporary, urban, and lifestyle accommodation in a central location, ideal for those ready to explore the city
This warm, inviting hotel welcomes you to the beating heart of one of Frankfurt’s trendiest districts and reflects the surrounding charm through a casual, open-minded outlook.
This urban living room is designed for city explorers and business people who want to experience the main metropolis through a unique lifestyle lens.
The in-house décor is thoughtfully appointed to inspire relaxation, contentment, and curiosity. The Bristol Bar is a melting pot of cultural enthusiasts and working travelers run by a creative team of mixologists.
The 145 timelessly furnished guestrooms harmoniously coordinate a vivid lighting concept with a spacious interior that awaits visitors with targeted design accents and tech-savvy equipment, offering true home comforts.
- To book, check prices or availability for Bristol Hotel.
20. Turm Hotel – a home-away-from-home stay steps away from the city center
Welcoming guests who want to be close to the heart of Frankfurt’s social sphere yet in a place with its finger on the pulse, Turm Hotel is a multi-faceted hotel catering to professionals, city breakers, and couples on a romantic retreat.
Stylish settings across several communal nooks offer quaint respite spots, embodying a vision of calmness, serenity, and relaxation.
An eye for exclusive, functional design has created a unique tone in the 74 guestrooms, whether you choose the Oriental Hip, The Avantgarde, or the Mona Lisa. All room categories pamper you with their distinctive charm.
- To book, check prices or availability for Turm Hotel.
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