From the Berlin Wall to bustling nightclubs, there’s something for everyone to experience in the German city. The hip, trendy city is ideal for traveling couples, families, or solo travelers. But if you’re taking a trip to Berlin with a significant other, some hotels are more geared toward a romantic getaway — think cozy guest rooms, upscale spas, and an elegant atmosphere. We visited the city’s most popular hotels to see which were the best of the best. Take a look at the most romantic hotels in Berlin and get inspired!
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, and it still attracts A-list clientele. 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 for a romantic getaway in Berlin.
The 303-room Ritz-Carlton, located near Postdamer Platz, is one of the most luxurious and romantic 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 for couples, including a large spa, indoor pool, and sauna. There are also several dining and drinking options on-site, along with 24-hour room service.
This boutique bed and breakfast is in an enviable location in the heart of Berlin, within walking distance of the KaDeWe shopping mecca and plenty of public transportation. The mittendrin has only four rooms, each with a different theme and decor suited to couples or solo travelers who prefer the personal touch over corporate efficiency. The included breakfasts are feasts which guests can opt to have served in their rooms. There are no fancy facilities -- in fact there isn't even air-conditioning, though ceiling fans suffice for most who stay here. The mittendrin's greatest asset is its owner, former actress Sabine Knoll, who now spends her days making international travelers feel at home.
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. Non-smokers may not appreciate that the haze from the cigar lounge and designated smoking areas can intrude into the dining spaces.
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.
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. It's an expensive hotel in an expensive part of town, with views of the city from minimalist rooms and a rooftop terrace. Vox Restaurant gets high marks with its international cuisine, sushi, and extensive sake and wine selection. Frugal travelers should beware that the fees can stack up, especially for those who need to be connected online.
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.
The nhow Berlin is an offbeat, creative hotel overlooking the River Spree. This futuristic property has a music theme and offers rare amenities like Gibson guitar room service and two recording studios on-site. Bright colors, psychedelic patterns, and funky-shaped furniture have high visual impact in the lobby, bar, and restaurant. The wild decor is somewhat muted in the rooms, though there's still plenty of pink, and quirky furniture. Rooms are equipped with iPod docks, TVs embedded in mirrors, and electric kettles. While there is a pesky fee for Wi-Fi, this innovative hotel offers 24-hour room service and a hip bar and restaurant.
The sleek Sir F.K. Savigny Hotel is a design-inspired boutique hotel in the elegant Charlottenburg neighborhood. All 45 rooms share an ultra-modern black and white motif, complete with flowing white curtains and striking black and white photographs. This hotel offers great freebies, such as in-room Wi-Fi, a minibar stocked with beer and soft drinks, and a Nespresso machine. Bright rooms get excellent natural night and have big flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. An attractive garden with tables and chairs is located out back of the 19th century building, and some rooms have balconies for private outdoor space.
The upper-middle-range Abba Berlin Hotel in Ku'Damm offers clean, modern style throughout. The 214 rooms are plush and neutral, with sleek decor, big bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. Hotel perks include a chic restaurant and comfortable lounge/bar perfect for relaxing with your significant other after a long day of tourism. There is also an indoor Jacuzzi, sauna, and spacious fitness center. This hotel is a solid pick for a romantic trip for its location near a popular shopping street, bike rentals, and appealing contemporary style.