Where to Stay in Munich

Sep 18th, 2009, 11:52 AM
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Where to Stay in Munich

My husband, 13-year-old son, and I will be going to Munich for 5 nights right after Christmas. I've looked into Hotel Uhland and Laimer Hof, both of which appear to be highly recommended, but a little out of the way. Can you please recommend a centrally located hotel that would be no more than $250/night, $200/night would be preferable. Also, will the street markets still be out after Christmas?
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Sep 18th, 2009, 05:10 PM
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If you want to be in the thick of things, I have heard that the Hotel Platzl is good. I think it is in your price range.

There are lots of hotels near the main train station - Hauptbahnhof - we stayed at the Kings Hotel First Class on Dachaurstrasse a couple years ago. It was very good, and I think the rate for 2 people was around 85 euro. The only issue with the area around the Hauptbahnhof is that it isn't very atmospheric.

The Hotel Uhland actually isn't far away from the center of the city - I think it is only 1 or 2 U-bahn stops from Marienplatz.
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Sep 18th, 2009, 05:50 PM
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I stayed at hotel Uhland last year in early December. It was very close to the subway so you could take that into the main square area. And it really is probably only a 15 minute walk into town. Plus with all the heavy food, it was nice to walk and digest!
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Sep 18th, 2009, 07:06 PM
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Hotel Blauer Bock near Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz.

http://www.hotelblauerbock.de/en/hotel.htm

Great location, nice folks and a very good breakfast.

Regards, Gary
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Sep 18th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Not sure if your referring to the Christmas markets but they end usually on the 23rd or 24th of December.
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Sep 19th, 2009, 02:31 AM
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The markets close on the 23rd or 24th.

Marriott Courtyard is a good location and is a nice hotel.

The new Eurostars Grand Central would meet your needs as well.

I like Le Meridien by the main station - book a renovated room. Large with good staff and convenient location.
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Sep 19th, 2009, 03:49 AM
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Thank you, I will look into all of your suggestions. Someone just recommended Hotel Jedermann to me. It's 110 EURO/night for a triple room including breakfast, service and tax. Seems like a great location, but not sure how big the rooms are.

I was hoping the Christmas markets would be open through New Year's Eve, since we are not schedule to arrive until Dec. 29th.
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Sep 19th, 2009, 06:06 AM
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bcm64 - I've seen your post and hope you are still checking the replies. This is our Munich experience: http://tinyurl.com/mvml7q

The hotel was so handy being across the road from the main staion but descretely tucked into a loevely pedestrian mall.
We could walk to the main attractions in the city centre and it was an easy connection to all destinations of interest.
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Sep 19th, 2009, 07:45 AM
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Tod, thank you for posting your great photos - they were really helpful!
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Sep 19th, 2009, 12:39 PM
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The Jedermann Hotel is somewhat centrally located, and has its "own" tram stop on its doorstep. The neighborhood (near central station) is not that exciting.. by far not dangerous nor seedy, but also not "nice".
btw: You should not get rooms facing the street (2 tram lines, and one night tram line) because of the noise.
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Sep 19th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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My husband is leaning towards either Platzl or Torbrau. Not sure if either of them have a triple room.

On another note, we're trying to figure out our options on New Year's Day. Wondering if we should go see a castle (not sure if any are open) or Salzburg? Any suggestions?

Thanks again.
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Sep 20th, 2009, 04:56 AM
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Suggest you read the reviews on Trip Advisor for the hotels you are considering. I would never book any that get less than 4 stars from those that have stayed there.
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