Where to stay, eat and drink in Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt is the largest German stock exchange, Deutsche Bundesbank, the European Central Bank and some of the largest corporations in Europe. This is one of the few European cities that is bordered by skyscrapers and modern architecture, but also there are some parts that give him a sense of "old world Germany."

When I was planning a business trip to Frankfurt, I really could not find any type of directories, where to stay and what to do, so I thought that I would give certain information on the basis of my experience in Frankfurt.

As for the hotel, I am very "oriented to the point", so I usually stay at a hotel that allows me or earn or use points, but at the same time I love hotels in general, especially luxury hotels, so I also like to check with some other great hotels in the city, where the scores can not be your goal. Below you will find my recommendations for hotels, as well as some recommendations where to eat and drink.

Three key things I look for in a hotel – it's the quality of the hotel itself, the amenities that it offers and its location. As for the location, in Frankfurt there are three things:

1. Shopping on Goteshtrasse (this "5th Avenue Frankfurt", "Goethe Street"),

2. Remerberg (area A.K.A. Römerberg – Frankfurt's most beautiful area, especially in December with a Christmas market), and

3. Sachsenhausen (One of the most historic streets of Frankfurt with buildings, restaurants, bars and nightclubs of the timber)

The hotel for those who want to earn or use "Points":

1. Grand Frankfurt

Konrad-Adenauer-Strass, 7, 60313

Grandin Frankfurt is located in the heart of the city and within walking distance of the historic center, shopping area and the financial district. In my opinion, in Frankfurt am Main hotels is the best place "makes a point." The hotel has 371 rooms, including 18 suites, all of which are brand Westin heavenly bed and heavenly showers and marble bathroom.

As for the restaurants and amenities, Westin Grand Frankfurt provides two Asian restaurants. San san Restaurant offers Chinese cuisine and Sushimoto offers Japanese cuisine and sushi. Breakfast "buffet" is served in the Restaurant Motions, as well as a lobby bar / cafe called Arabella bar & lounge, which provides coffee, cake, cocktails and business lunches.

Emotion Wellness Center offers an indoor swimming pool with views over the rooftops of the Old Frankfurt, Finnish steam room, sauna and spa. Training Westin Workout – a modern device with treadmills, free weights and LifeFitness equipment. Overall, this is a very nice Westin in an excellent location.

points: Grand Frankfurt Westin – is a hotel Category 4 SPG with a free night requiring 10,000 points per night.

2. Marriott Frankfurt

Hamburger oil 2

Frankfurt Marriott Hotel is situated opposite the Frankfurt convention center ( "Messe Frankfurt"), which is perfect for exhibitions, but not the best place for sightseeing tours. However, it offers excellent amenities and services. I stayed in this hotel for about 3 nights and was very impressed with what he had to offer. There was a lovely little café-bar and a cafe, Espressivo Cafe & Bar, which is perfectly made espresso and cappuccino. In addition, their muesli, yogurt and sandwiches were fantastic (think fresh crusty bread with fine prosciutto or salami instead of the previous 3-day Pre-packed sandwich, which you get in most Starbucks, located in the North American Marryotse). There were also Champions sports bar and a French Brasserie, Brasserie ici.

As Marriott Platinum, I am in a large amount in the Marriott, and I would have to rank the concierge lounge and fitness center in this location right at the top of all the Marriott. The living room was quite rich buffet for breakfast and for dinner. Fitness center was very large: treadmills, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, and even a juice bar, which made protein drinks.

points: Marryot Frankfurt hotel category 5 with complimentary intentions requires 25,000 points for Marriott rewards for the night (or 20,000 if you can get it as PointSaver)

3. Hilton Frankfurt

Hochstrasse 4

Hilton Frankfurt is located next to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, is a modern 12-storey hotel located in a beautiful green park. They offer 342 standard, hospitality and luxurious guest rooms, including 14 suites, all of which are modern, bright and airy feel.

The hotel has 2 restaurants (Gekkos and Pacific Colors) and a cafe / bar / lounge (Vista Bar and Lounge), as well as the executive lounge and a fitness center with steam and sauna.

points: Hotel Hilton Frankfurt – this hotel category 6 "Hilton Honars" with a free night requiring 40,000 points of pride for the night.

4. Intercontinental Frankfurt

Wilhelm-Straße 43 Leshner

InterContinental Frankfurt is located on the River Main, near the city center and within walking distance of many local attractions, including the square Remerberg, Frankfurt Cathedral and St. Paul's Church. One of the best things about the location of this hotel – an opportunity to get out of the hotel, cross the street and walk through a run (or walk) along the path of the main river.

The hotel actually consists of two separate buildings, which are across the street from each other, a total of 770 rooms. There are two restaurants and a bar – an Italian restaurant LEONS, restaurant Signatures Veranda Bar and DAXs Mainhatten, as well as 24-hour health and fitness center. I would not consider it one of the best Intercontinental hotels, but if you tend to dwell on the IHG, it will be your best bet.

points: Free night at the Intercontinental Frankfurt will require 30,000 points Priority Club (interkontynentalny hotel is 30 000 – 40 000 points)

5. Hotel Le Meridien ParkHotel

Wiesenhuettenplatz 28-38

Located next to Frankfurt Central Station ( "Hauptbahnhof") and one of only two Starwood hotels in the city center, it was one of the most unusual projects hotels that I have seen. Half of the hotel – a charming city of the Old World, and the other half (I would guess 70 years) – a modern business hotel. This applied not only to the external architecture, but also 297 rooms. I stayed in one of the rooms with the senior department, which was actually very nice with traditional furniture, very small. Rooms at the modern side of the much larger and more modern, more focused on the business traveler.

In general, I was not too impressed with this hotel – it did not have any of the amenities that I would expect from a Starwood hotel. There was a decent restaurant LeParc, but the bar, Casablanca, was very dark and outdated. The hotel's gym has a good steam, sauna and jogging track, but on the scale it was very easy. I would stay in this hotel as part of the SPG member, when the album "West Grand Frankfurt" or sold, has a significantly higher daily rate, or when I need to be close to the station.

points: Le Meridien ParkHotel – this hotel SPG Category 4 with a free night, which required 10,000 Starpoints per night. (This is the same number of points per night in Vesten Grand Frankfurt, I would recommend Vestynu in any case, but it is necessary if you are using points)

Hotel for those who want a luxury hotel, and not "focused on point":

1. Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Am Kaiserplatz, 60311

For the old European grandeur in a prominent place, you can do no better than a five-star Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof. With more than 130-year history of the hotel is the best address in the city, located just a few minutes from the financial district and the best shopping and cultural areas of Frankfurt.

The hotel has 261 rooms and 42 suites, decorated in different styles, and all of them would be classified as a traditional and elegant than some of the more modern hotels in the city.

Note: The hotel is renovating its rooms and will survive this major reconstruction until about December 2012, so keep in mind if you stop at this time.

The Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof has four restaurants, including Restaurant Français, which was awarded a Michelin star. Others – "Oscar", the restaurant "Hofgarten", summer terrace and outdoor Japanese restaurant "IROHA". There is also a bar for cigars and tsygarrum avtarebar serving cocktails and "royal tea". There is also a fitness and wellness center with a gym, sauna, steam room and spa.

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof with & # 39; is a member of the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection. Visa Signature cardholders get some nice benefits such as room upgrade, free breakfast, etc. … so make sure you are familiar with the ability to book a stay at this hotel via Visa, to get some additional benefits. They also have a guarantee of the best available rate, so by night should be good.

2. Hotel Villa Kennedy (Rocco Forte)

Kenedelli 70, 60596

Hotel Villa Kennedy – is a five-star hotel, located near the south shore of the River Main on Kenedelli that does not look like a city hotel. Located in wide gardens, with neo-Gothic facade, century-old Villa Shpier was ideally suited to the luxury hotel, which is concentrated around a beautiful courtyard with mature trees and a dining room with alfreskami. With regard to the architecture and tranquility, it was my favorite hotel in Frankfurt.

Location is somewhat different from the others profiled here hotels, as it is in the southern part of the Main River in Saksenhavzen and a short walk or riding in a taxi from the other commercial, financial and cultural attractions of Frankfurt.

Villa Kennedy has 163 rooms, of which 28 – suites, which are called "minimalist deluxe" design with neutral and gray shades. The bathrooms are beautifully decorated with marble and mosaics, floor heating, a bath and a separate walk in shower.

The hotel also has Villa Spa with a 15-meter indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam bath and eight treatment rooms offering a wide range of health and beauty treatments.

Hotel Villa Kennedy from the & # 39; is a member of the leading hotels of the world, so in fact it is a function of the set points by the leaders of the club (you can earn a free night at any LHW property after five lived for a year), however, you have to pay either 100 or $ 1,200 to become a member of the club leaders, so I do not attribute it to the same category as other loyalty programs to the hotel.

3. Jumeirah Frankfurt

Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 2

Hotel Jumeirah Frankfurt is located in the heart of Frankfurt, is located in the financial district, just minutes from the best store of Frankfurt, including the chic boutiques and Goteshtrasse MyZeil, the most visited shopping center of Germany.

"Frankfurt" Jumeirah – a great new addition to the modern skyline of Frankfurt. The hotel has 157 rooms and 61 suites, the hotel is located on 25 floors of a brave new building in Frankfurt. All rooms have modern decor and are considered the largest rooms in Frankfurt.

As for dining and nightlife, there are two restaurants and a bar. Max on One is an inventive German and Australian cuisine, Le Petit Palais with & # 39 is more casual and offers lighter meals and desserts. Hotel Amber – their bar / nightclub and a much more active than most bars, hotels.

4. Apartments

Gutleutstr 85, 60329

Located near the train station of Frankfurt – Roomers. This hotel is designed for those who like a more sharp, fashionable and vibrant boutique hotel, for example, those which are properties associated with W Hotels, Morgans Hotel Group and Thompson Hotels.

Once the office building has been transformed into a chic boutique hotel with 116 rooms, 11 apartments and a very lively restaurant and bar. Meals crowd "hipsters-zhetset" is a hotel to stay if you are driving the night life.

Roomers is a collection of Kiwi Hotel. He belongs to the group of hospitality in Frankfurt, which also owns The Pure, another hotel, which you can check if you like the Roomers.

Where to eat and drink in Frankfurt:

Here are a few recommendations for lunch, dinner and drinks on the basis of my experience in Frankfurt.

1. Club ivory – Taunusanlage 15, 60325

Modern colonial kitchen (that is graceful and elegant Indian cuisine), located in the financial district. They also have a large selection of alcoholic beverages, which is rare in Germany. I was very happy to see my favorite spirit, Bulldog Gin, which I can not get to his home state of Michigan, and must be in any restaurant that wants to provide an excellent martini.

2. Zenzakan – Taunusanlage 15, 60325

Panaziyatskaya kitchen (sister restaurant of the club Ivory) – great atmosphere, creative Asian cuisine, located in the financial district.

3. Adolph Wagner – Shvaytser Strass 71

Typical Frankfurt restaurant Apfelwein, located in Sachsenhausen. Very lively style benches, communal. Great food, but no beer. If you are looking for traditional German food and apple wine, this place.

4. Zum Storch am Dom – Saalgasse 5 60311

One of the oldest restaurants in Frankfurt with excellent German cuisine and excellent service, located close to the area Remerberg.

5. Frankfurter Kleinmarkthalle – Hasengasse 7

If you like to visit the local food markets to feel the local cuisine, this is a place that you would like. This indoor market located near Piazza Remerberg, with more than 60 stalls offering the most popular delicacies in the region – fresh meat, fish, sausage, cheese, wine, etc. … If you are a delicious circle you want to add this to your itinerary.

6. Café Wacker – Kornmark 9

Wacker & # 39; s Kaffee – the most popular coffee shop in Frankfurt, and should be in the list of coffee drinkers. They provide and sell almost all kinds of coffee and cake. From behind the door is almost always going to be a ruler, but do not let it scare you, perhaps this is the most effective coffee house in which I've ever had, with regard to production of espresso, cappuccino and latte. It is also close to Piazza Remerberg