Oyster knows what travelers look for in hotels. So when we went to Berlin, a hip city with a thriving cultural scene, we visited the area’s top hotels. After evaluating how every feature stacks up against the competition — from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants — we now know which are the best of the best. So if you’re planning a posh getaway and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our expert picks for the best luxury hotels in Berlin!
The 303-room Ritz-Carlton, located near Postdamer Platz, is arguably one of the most luxurious hotels in Berlin. The rooms are gorgeous in a classically elegant way, featuring mahogany furniture, rich curtains, plush bedding, and massive marble bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and showers. Modern amenities include touch-screen controls and large flat-screen TVs. The hotel has plenty of amenities, including a large spa, indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center. There are also several dining and drinking options on-site, along with 24-hour room service.
The Hotel Adlon Kempinski is an elegant, classic hotel with a rich history. Its predecessor was one of the most popular hotels in Europe through World War II, hosting guests such as Charlie Chaplin and Josephine Baker. The original building was demolished, but after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a building inspired by the original was built on the same location near the Brandenburg Gate. This 382-room hotel still attracts A-list clientele -- this is where Michael Jackson dangled his baby son from a balcony in 2002. Luxurious rooms have heavy drapes, four-poster canopy beds, plush couches, and fresh cut roses. Marble bathrooms offer soaking tubs and heated floors. These inviting rooms, combined with the hotel's impressive amenities -- an indoor pool, full spa, fitness center, and variety of restaurants -- make this one of the best picks in Berlin.
Located in Berlin’s diplomatic district, Das Stue is a boutique, luxury hotel with 79 chic rooms. From the elegant fine-dining restaurant to the cozy library, the hotel is immaculately decorated, offering the crème de la crème of hotel experiences. There is an indoor pool and a beautiful outdoor terrace. The location is a bit far from several of Berlin's tourist attractions, but there are some galleries, restaurants, and shops in the neighborhood.
Set in a quiet residential neighborhood far from the city center, the 53-room Schlosshotel Im Grunewald is a small but opulent five-pearl boutique that was once a private mansion. The interiors have since been redesigned by Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld to dazzling effect. The standard Deluxe Rooms are small yet posh, offering free minibars and marble bathrooms with heated floors, and there are a handful of incredible suites. An indoor pool, full spa, and beautiful gardens provide plenty of space for the well-heeled traveler to relax, and the nearby Grunewald forest is a great natural perk. The service is top-notch on paper, with personal drivers and translators available, but not always so in practice.
The luxury Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof, near Tiergarten Park and the Berlin Zoo, offers 383 spacious beige-toned rooms and suites. The amenities swing for the fences with HD flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, video on demand, Nespresso machines, and wide desks with ergonomically designed chairs. Adding to the all-out luxe, the 24-hour glass-enclosed fitness center has a handful of cardio machines and free weights overlooking a heated, indoor lap pool. There's also a spa with a sauna and Turkish bath. The hotel has a sleek bar and a restaurant with an outdoor terrace. Wi-Fi is free as well, though some report it's spotty.
Located between the tree-lined Unter den Linden and the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt Square, the 195-room Regent Berlin is a luxury property with one of the best locations in the city. The hotel prides itself on great service and first-class amenities, delivering on both. Plenty of public transportation is nearby and private drivers are available. Large rooms and suites blend traditional elegance and modernity, with classical furnishings, impressive marble bathrooms, and Bose Hi-Fi entertainment systems -- but they could use a refresh. The Michelin-starred Fischers Fritz is one of Berlin's best restaurants, with prices to match, and a traditional English afternoon tea can be had in the hotel's wood-paneled lounge complete with a fireplace. A modern spa and fitness center round out the expected facilities. Regent Berlin consistently rates as one of city's best hotels. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
The prestigious location and upscale atmosphere draw travelers to this luxury Hyatt in Berlin's city center. It's right off the historic Potsdamer Platz, a triumph of post-Cold War business development, and within walking distance to many of Berlin's attractions. Even the Standard Rooms here are large and luxurious, with cherry wood furniture set in a gray, black, and white color scheme. Most spaces have either a king bed or two twin beds with a linen arm chair and ottoman.
This 558-room luxury property has a convenient location in central Berlin, overlooking the Zoological Gardens and a short walk from the famous Tiergarten. Contemporary rooms have sophisticated decor, spacious bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and stocked minibars; some have great views of the gardens. The InterContinental has all of the amenities you'd expect from a big, upscale chain: an extensive spa, indoor pool, fitness center, and two restaurants (including one with a Michelin star). The InterContinental is a popular choice for large conferences, and the hotel can feel a bit overrun during such events.