Berlin has become a thriving creative and cultural center since the fall of the wall. Its renowned arts scene, first-rate shopping, and legendary nightlife attract travelers from around the globe. It only makes sense that their lodgings of choice be just as unique and intimate -- hence, these wonderful boutiques: The Michelberger Hotel is a trendy, budget-friendly option set in a former warehouse in the Friedrichshain neighborhood. Highlights at this quirky hotel include a stylish lobby full of books and magazines and a bar with live DJs. The local neighborhood is full of more restaurants, bars, and nightlife.