No in-room alarm clocks, coffeemakers or air-conditioners
Breakfast not included in nightly rate
This 70-room Days Inn is a mid-range property with a convenient location for guests flying in or out of Berlin's Tegel Airport, but it has few onsite amenities. There isn't a restaurant here, though a morning buffet is offered at extra charge in the stylish, all-white breakfast room. The gray-and-white toned guest rooms -- all with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi -- have an attractive contemporary look, too; however, they lack appreciated extras like coffeemakers, and their tiled bathrooms are undeniably tight. Guest looking for a brand-name hotel with a more central location and enhanced features (including a fitness room, bar and free breakfast) can try the three-pearl Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West instead.
Built in 1992, this six-story plain-Jane hotel sits on a quiet side street that is cobbled but not quaint. Like the unadorned exterior, the little lobby has an institutional look: picture a few functional pieces of furniture, a flat-screen TV and a simple vending machine instead of a cozy coffee bar. But the practical-minded, budget-conscious guests who check in here (an even mix of business and leisure travelers) typically know what they’re getting into and keep expectations in check.
Located in the northern part of Berlin's Reinickendorf district, this Days Inn outpost is a convenient choice for anyone traveling through Tegel Airport -- which is a mere nine-minute drive from the hotel. The neighborhood itself feels suburban; however, there’s a smattering of eateries in walking distance and Kurt-Schumacher-Platz is less than 10 minutes away on foot. The mall there has stores and services catering to travelers’ basic needs (including a bank, pharmacy and food shops); moreover, the square’s eponymous metro station puts you within a 15-minute ride of central Berlin.
Nine minute walk to Kurt-Schumacher-Platz metro station
16 minutes by public transport to Tegel Airport (nine minutes by car)
20 minutes by public transport to Museum Island
24 minutes by public transport to Berlin Zoo
24 minutes by public transport to Alexanderplatz
26 minutes by public transport to Checkpoint Charlie
28 minutes by public transport to Unter den Linden Boulevard
29 minutes by public transport to shopping along Kurfurstendamm
32 minutes by public transport to Reichstag
34 minutes by public transport to Tiergarten
36 minutes by public transport to Brandenburg Gate
Attractive, contemporary rooms with basic amenities
The sufficiently-sized guest rooms -- each of which has a gray-and-white color scheme offset with pops of purple -- are up-to-date in terms of decor. Lucite chairs and interesting over-sized art add another layer of contemporary style, but you can't call them well-equipped. All have a safe, a 24-inch LCD TV with German and English channels, plus free (if somewhat spotty) Wi-Fi. Some also have unstocked mini-fridges; however, air-conditioners, coffeemakers and alarm clocks are noticeably missing. So are views: windows look out on either the street or a cemetery. The three-piece tiled bathrooms, furthermore, are cramped. The showers are curtained off (rather than encased in a shower stall), and while all do have hairdryers, toiletries are in short supply.
Think of this as a place where you get what you pay for -- which isn't a lot.
Price and location are the main selling points here, so actual features are few. Common areas are confined to the little lobby lounge and the bright, white breakfast room, where a German-style buffet is offered each morning at additional charge (striking wall art and flowers on each table make it an appealing place to start your day). Other onsite perks include a 24-hour front desk, a pay-for-use parking lot, free daily newspapers in the lobby and free (though rather fussy) Wi-Fi throughout.
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