Munich Hotels

Old Jun 11th, 2006, 01:26 PM
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Munich Hotels

My husband and I are taking a driving/family reunion trip in Germany (Frankfurt, Munich, etc.). At some point will be picking up our (adult) children in Munich where we will stay for 2 nights. Since we will need 3 rooms I wonder if anyone has a recommendation as we are on a budget.
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Old Jun 11th, 2006, 01:55 PM
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We just stayed at the Hotelissimo in Munich this past weekend. Considering that we were there for the opening game of the world cup it was reasonable and the price is sure to be a little less now. It was 142 for a double room, plus and additional bed which made it a triple room. I would def reccomend this hotel and it can be booked online. Just google the hotel name.
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Old Jun 11th, 2006, 03:03 PM
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The 1st Creatif Hotel Elephant looks interesting and very affordable - has anyone stayed there? It can be found at bookings.de.
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Old Jun 13th, 2006, 12:03 PM
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Hotel Uhland in Munich is right near the Hauptbahnhof.
http://www.hotel-uhland.de/enwelcome.html

A good nearby restaurant is Lenz.
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Old Jun 13th, 2006, 12:23 PM
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Our family (five of us) stayed in two rooms at Hotel Uhland and liked it very much. If you still have your car, they have parking---not easy to find in the centr of Munich.
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Old Jun 13th, 2006, 01:06 PM
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Waht time of year? Is air conditioning a big consideration for you?
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Old Jun 13th, 2006, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for the question. We will be in Munich in mid July. I didn't even think about air conditioning. Does Munich get hot in the summer?
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Old Jun 13th, 2006, 07:13 PM
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Munich can get hot in the summer. So it depends on how well you could deal with it if it happened to be very hot while you are there.

Based on our experience 4 years ago in June/July, I would seriously consider a room AC just in case it is hot. We were miserable for several nights (before we left home, I checked several online weather sites--all agreed high temps would be in the upper 60s for the first 10 days of our trip. WRONG! Try the 90s, and not much cooling at night with the high humidity.)

If it doesn't get hot, you'll have spent a few extra euro a night for heat insurance. If it does get hot, then you'll be very glad you spent the money.
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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AC is a total waste of money in Munich. There are at max 2 1/2weeks of warmer weather. Today is nice and warm, yesterday was o.k. too.
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 01:13 PM
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Based on my 40+ years of experience in Munich ;-) ;-)
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 02:16 PM
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But it's not a waste of money if it does happen to be hot while you are there. So it depends a lot on how much money you can afford to buy "heat insurance."
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 02:28 PM
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Yes, in this world, you can pay any amount to insure yourself against any hazard imaginable. It's only a question of money.
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 03:57 PM
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The best bang for your buck is to use www.Priceline.com. Just make sure to request rooms in the City Center North or South regions. Anything they give you will probably be very near public transportation since the entire city is well-served by bus, subway and train service.
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:56 PM
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I've been in Munich several times, and a couple of those were in the Summer. Regardless of how high the temperature was, it was always very humid.

If high humidity doesn't bother you, especially at night when you are trying to sleep, and leaving the windows open simply lets more of that humid air in, then I would opt for an air conditioned hotel.

Sure, you can "get by" without it but why would you? Saving money (and I'm not so sure you'd be saving that much) is always nice but not at the cost of overall comfort.
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Sorry..I meant to say if high humidity DOES bother you...
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Old Jun 15th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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We stayed at the Deutches Theater hotel.
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Old Jun 16th, 2006, 04:14 PM
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Toniseid, How much is your budget? I have seen peole on this board say they are on a budget and can't spend more than $300 a night while others are looking for a $75 room. If you are doing a reunion is it important to be in a certain part of town? We like to stay near the main trainstation but if you used to live in Munich and want to be near the old neighborhood that could be all wrong. Look at OctopusTravel.com to get an idea of hotel placement and prices.
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Old Jun 17th, 2006, 09:36 AM
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AisldSeat, you have probably guessed this is the first time I have posted a question, so thanks for the clarifying comment. To me, a budget means less than $150 per room including taxes. I am thinking, with the dollar going south, that I should probably find a room on expedia or any one that charges in dollars, and then I will know what I am paying. The reunion is in a small town closer to Stuttgart and we will be driving there eventually.
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If you are in Munich, just to visit Munich by all menas look into the Uhland. An old converted mansion on a quite street about 10 minutes walk from the train station but close to a U-Bahn station. It is very close to the Oktoberfest grounds. Other hotels in your price range will include the Drei Lowen, Deutsches Theater, Elefant, and perhaps the Le Meridian. As I said, look at OctopusTravel.com to start your research. They don't always have the best prices but they do include the full price (with taxes) in dollars. You may want to check the Platzl which is right around the corner from the Hoffbrau Haus (convenient but pricy).
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 06:34 PM
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I stayed at the Deutsches Theater hotel two weeks ago and was very happy. It's convenient to the Altstadt and the train station and had the best breakfast of any hotel on my 17 day trip through Germany and Austria. I don't believe they had a/c however.
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