Sharon and I are headed to a (hopefully) epic trip to visit German Christmas Markets or more accurately Christkindlesmarkt in German. It will be a short trip and we’ve decided to hit just a few cities. We’ll be in Frankfurt since our arriving and departing flights are from there. I’ve tentatively decided on staying at the Le Meriden Parkhotel Frankfurt because of its proximity to the train lines and while Ben from One Mile at a Time said it had a “shabby chic” vibe, it sounds like the type of hotel we’d love.
The other city we’re visiting is Munich and trying to find a hotel is driving me crazy.
From what I can see, my two options are staying near the main train station or there are some hotels closer to the main Christmas Market. Now, I’m not going to drop the $700 a night the Mandarin Oriental in asking but I’m open to other suggestions.
If you haven’t noticed from our hotel reviews, we tend to stick to two types of hotels. Either they have to be a great value but nice and convenient for sightseeing or they have to have some sort of historical or interesting architectural element. So we’re willing to stay at a boring hotel if it’s cheap, nice and in the middle of everything or we want to stay somewhere memorable and not just because it’s expensive.
The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost looks interesting just because it’s a repurposed building and those are always fascinating to stay at. However, the price is up there and I’d want to make sure it’s worth it.
Since I don’t care about hotel loyalty, I’m totally fine staying at a hotel brand I have no affiliation with. Or even a hotel without a brand. “Whatever” is fine.
There are just so many choices, with some of them in the low to mid $100 range and others going for $200-$300 a night. I’ve tried looking through online reviews, TripAdvisor and FlyerTalk threads but I’m more conflicted than when I started.
I turned to the only unbiased group of people I know, our readers. So, what’s your experience when staying in Munich? Anywhere you loved? Anywhere you hated? I’m one, or two or three steps away from just throwing a dart at a printout of a map and seeing where it lands.
Thanks, or should I say danke.
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