Hotel in Munich

May 17th, 2007, 07:52 AM
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I'm don't know Hotel Amba, but the LeMeridien is directly across the street from the train station.
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May 17th, 2007, 08:00 AM
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I'm still not sure whether you are looking for a 2* or a 5*. My preference is the Drei Lowen across the street from the train station. I think they are a 3*. If you go to you can see pictures of the various hotels.
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May 17th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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Sofitel is directly across the street from the train station, Le Meridien a block away south of the train station, but really close.

I've used the "not so new" airport 5-6 times, and as far as I can remember we always took the elevator to the ticket counter basement level. After we purchased the ticket we took the escalator down to the platform. One time I arrived with my young son with all the suitcases while my wife arrived the next day, My son waited on top of the escalator as I went up & down carrying all our suitcases and then took him down with the last suitcase. I never worried about somebody stealing the suitcases as we would have if we were in southern Italy. We never looked for an escalator down to the platform, but it is very likely that there's one also. By the way, if you book Le Meridien, try to get the breakfast package as it is worth a lot, unless your tour bus leaves at 7am, then you should juts buy some danish the night before so you can eat on the bus.
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May 17th, 2007, 12:07 PM
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LeMeridien is not "a block away" is literally across the street depending on which exit from the station you take.
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May 17th, 2007, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. We could easily leave one person at the top of the esculator when we arrive! (Myself, daughter & her friend) Then I realized that my husband will be arriving alone and have his and my daughter's second suitcase. Maybe he could strap them together and piggyback them on the esculator. I guess I could get up early and take the train to the airport to meet him.

No one has mentioned the Mariott so I guess it is not as close to the train station as the others. I also found the King's hotel but it seems to be a little way down. I'm going to compile a list of all of the hotels near the station and then research distance and price, and quality and make my decision. Another hotel that came up on a google search was the Hotel Monoco. It seems to be a bit of a walk from the station also. I can't see getting a cab when you are that close. And we will be arriving late at night so the quicker it is to get to the hotel, the better. Thanks for all of your help!
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May 17th, 2007, 05:40 PM
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I have stayed at the Marriott and the Renaissance many times in Munich. (I have lots of reward points). Both are located close to each other in Schwabing, and are close to the U-Bahn stop. The handy airport bus stops across the street from the Renaissance. The Marriott has air conditioning which might make a diffence if it's hot.

You can often get the Marriott using Priceline for $65.

If you don't mind seeing naked old guys, then take a stroll through the English Garden with a lunch stop at the Chinese Tower.
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May 17th, 2007, 06:00 PM
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Another note ... You could check out the Intercity Hotel. It is connected to the train station and looked clean. I wouldn't want to stay around the train station myself as it would be too loud and busy for me. There are somes areas around the station that are a bit too seedy for my tastes. (Not unsafe - just creepy.) I wouldn't recommend the Hotel Monoco.
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May 17th, 2007, 06:55 PM
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I would prefer to stay away from the train station in the older part of town. I think convenience has to take precedence on this trip and we won't be at the hotel much anyway. Dutch, you said the Mariott is near a U bahn stop, would that also happen to be an S bahn stop? I really don't want to have to switch trains with luggage.
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May 17th, 2007, 11:14 PM
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You absolutely don't want to transfer trains or even worse to change system to a U bahn train, it's a real pain with the suitcases. That's why it makes sense to stay near the Hauptbahnhof. I do think south of the train station is a seedy area with too many striptease joints and sex shops. For that reason we stay in Hotel Anna in Stachus/Karlsplatz S bahn stop (one stop before the train station.
As an alternate to staying near Hauptbahnhof, you can instead stay at the CITY Hilton (2 Hiltons in Munich) which has its own entry to the S bahn station (Rosenheimer Platz) 4 stops closer to the airport. The rooms have all been recently renovated. The bellman will take your suitcases down to the train platforms when you depart. I'm sure if one of you enter the hotel and ask for help, he will come down with the luggage cart to pick up all your suitcases. City Hilton is cheaper than Le Meridien.
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May 22nd, 2007, 10:32 AM
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The Airport bus (operated by Lufthansa) is really a handy way to get into Munich from the airport if you don't want to hassle with your luggage or the expense of a taxi.
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May 22nd, 2007, 10:56 AM
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Le Meridien is great-right across the street from the train station. They even stored our baggage for an overnight trip to Rothenburg by train. Herties Dept. Store down the street has a good cafeteria we enjoyed. You can't beat the location for buses, trains, subway,etc.
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May 22nd, 2007, 11:32 AM
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I'm staying in Munich for my honeymoon and wanted someplace nice and somewhat affordable. after a few days of research i found the Golden Leaf Parkhotel Im Lehel. it had very good reviews, was between Marienplatz and the Englischer Garden plus was very reasonably priced. once again this is after a whole buncha research. if you don't like this one i stayed at the NH München Deutscher Kaiser which is right across from the main train station in Munich. if i remember it was about a 5 minute walk to the marienplatz. very nice rooms and very helpful staff. little more expensive and we wanted to see the englischer garden too. good luck.
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May 22nd, 2007, 01:09 PM
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Hi...My husband and I along with another couple are spending 3 days and nights in Munich for Oktoberfest. We are looking for a hotel that is centrally located in the city and within walking distance to many of the sights. Close to the Oktoberfest grounds as well. Price is a factor. Any recommendations???
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May 22nd, 2007, 01:15 PM
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We stayed at the Kempinski airport hotel - I know it's a bit out of the way, but it was AMAZING. What a wonderful hotel! Then we just walked to our terminal when we flew out.

We also stayed a night at the Hotel Uhland, which was decent as well. Not in the same class, but nice.
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May 22nd, 2007, 02:42 PM
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We just returned last week, stayed at very nice place, can walk easily to the Marienplatz.
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May 22nd, 2007, 03:01 PM
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Katy99, Not to hijack the thread but if you are looking for Oktoberfest accomodations in Septemeber, BOOK NOW. Especially the hotels within easy reach of Teresian Wiesse (sp). The Uhland would be ideal and then any of the hotels near the train station are one U-Bahn stop from the fair grounds. Good luck.
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May 23rd, 2007, 04:44 AM
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I have a couple of good suggestions for hotels. I've stayed at the Royal, which is completely non-smoking and right near the Hauptbahnhof. It's not an attractive area but it's safe. The hotel turned out to be great for budget reasons. The rooms are clean and simple, and a room at the back is quiet.

The hotel I love is the Admiral on Kohlstrasse; it's small and wonderful.

I also have a thought for Ambercat-- could the girls pack any lighter?? It is so hideous to be dragging too much luggage around. I've done it and I will never do it again!! It is a nightmare on the trains, and in general you feel ridiculous. I don't know how long their tour is but they probably don't need half of what they think they do. Good luck!
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May 23rd, 2007, 11:19 AM
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I am considering the Hotel Anna and Holiday Inn Centre City. Hotel Anna is considerably more expensive but it seems very nice. They never answered my question in reguard to distance from s-bahn station. It seems that the Holiday Inn has easier access to the S bahn line. Am I right? (3 women with 5 large bags and carryons - we need the most convenience we can get!)
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May 23rd, 2007, 01:49 PM
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amberkat: The S bahn station is just across the street from Hotel Anna. It's called the Stachus Station just one stop before the train station. It is on the major S & U bahn line.

I'm familiar with the location of the Holiday Inn Centre, it's a further walk from the Rosenheimerpltz S bahn station. If you want to stay in that area, I would recommend staying at the City Hilton which is right on the Rosenheimerstrasse and has its own S/U bahn entryway.
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May 23rd, 2007, 02:50 PM
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The King's Hotel was mentioned earlier - we stayed there 1 night before our flight home from Munich. The hotel itself was good, although it is about a block and a half from the main train station, so I wouldn't want to drag too much luggage that far. We only had 1 suitcase and 1 day pack each and a small dufflebag. Across from the hotel was is a strip club called "BOOBS" though - which we thought was hilarious, but I can see how some might think it was a little tasteless - LOL.
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