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Days Inn Berlin West 3.0

Tegel Airport, Berlin, Germany

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Pros

  • Convenient access to Tegel Airport and the city center via public transport
  • Updated property in a calm, safe suburban neighborhood
  • Clean comfortable accommodations at an affordable rate
  • Bright modern rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs and safes
  • Soundproofing helps alleviate airplane noise
  • Attractive breakfast room enlivened with flowers and wall art

Cons

  • Not in walking distance of attractions
  • Small bathrooms with limited toiletries provided
  • No in-room alarm clocks, coffeemakers or air-conditioners
  • Breakfast not included in nightly rate

Bottom Line

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.

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Scene

A plain, practical option for air travelers

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. 

Location

On the outskirts of Berlin, near Tegel Airport

Map of Days Inn Berlin West

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
  • 37 minutes by public transport to Potsdamer Platz

Rooms

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. 

Features

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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Things You Should Know About Days Inn Berlin West

Address

Koegelstr. 12-13, Berlin 13403, Germany

Phone

(493) 049-8810

Also Known As

  • Grand City Central Hotel Berlin Airport

Room Types

  • Standard Double

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