Next to the St. Nicholas Gate on the Esplanade, this charming riverside hotel has been in the same family since 1885. As a result, the staff knows the Moselle area and the rest of the grand duchy well and will be happy to help you find the best vineyards, nicest hiking trails, and other prime local spots. The rooms are spacious, and some, like the top-floor suite, have fabulous river views and Jacuzzis. The outstanding Restaurant Lohengrin (reservations required) specializes
in fish and other fresh ingredients and has an extensive international wine list. Half-board plans are good deals.