Where to Stay in Berlin






Our recommendation:

Circus Hotel, Rosenthaler Strasse 1:  I opted for this Mitte hotel  (not the hostel which is across the street) rather than one of the stuffy older hotels.  I had one of my best hotel experiences ever, thanks to a NY Times recommendation.  It was very reasonable, and hip and edgy.  My room was comfortable and sleek with great bathroom, 2 twin beds as a king, desk and funky art.  I loved the attached restaurant, Fabisch.  They had a wonderful breakfast buffet and I ended up eating there a few nights for dinner since the food was wonderful and it was the perfect place to unwind after a long day in the museums.  They offered laptops to use, a  monthly transit pass to use for a small fee, walking tours (I took an art walk with a local performance artist), a concierge and other great services.  The staff was really friendly and helpful.  I highly recommend it and would stay there again in a minute.  It was in the middle of Mitte and just at the entrance of a U-Bahn stop, across the street from a Tram stop and a short walk to the S-Bahn. The entire area is surrounded by great restaurants, shops and galleries.

Other properties getting good press inlcude the Das Stue and the Soho House Berlin where is a membership is required.