18 Best Hotels in Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley, Germany

Am Schlossgarten

$$$ | Schillerstr. 23, Stuttgart, 70173, Germany

Stuttgart's top accommodations are in a modern structure surrounded by spacious gardens, a stone's throw from many of the top sights and opposite the main station. Stylish, modern rooms and luxurious baths and business amenities add to the overall comfort. In addition to receiving first-class service, you can wine and dine in the Zirbelstube, for modern cuisine; the elegant bistro Vinothek, for more traditional fare; or the café overlooking the garden. There's also a lobby bar with live piano music most evenings.

Pros

  • Views of the park
  • Welcoming lobby
  • Close to museums, ballet, opera

Cons

  • Not all rooms face the park
  • Expensive room rates
  • Limited and expensive parking
Schillerstr. 23, Stuttgart, 70173, Germany
0711-20260
hotel Details
116 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Art Hotel

$ | Hauptstr. 40, Neckargemünd, 69151, Germany

In a historic building in the heart of the Altstadt (Old Town), this stylish hotel has spacious rooms and suites, including three- and four-bed junior suites that are perfect for families. Each is individually decorated, and modern amenities combine well with antique furnishings. The Stalinger family also runs the Reinbach, a restaurant about a mile from town, and will take you there by shuttle service.

Pros

  • Good for families
  • Reasonable rates
  • Quiet

Cons

  • On a busy street
  • No elevator
  • No restaurant
Hauptstr. 40, Neckargemünd, 69151, Germany
06223-862–768
hotel Details
13 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Bergheim 41

$$ | Bergheim 41, Heidelberg, 69115, Germany

This sleek and trendy hotel in the "new" part of Heidelberg is built into one side of the Alten Hallenbad, the covered former city pool that is now a popular upscale international food court. Rooms are decorated in neutral tones, floors are bare hardwood, and the hallways are stark white. Rooms on the top floors have small terraces overlooking the nearby hills, and one suite has its own sauna. It is a certified Green Hotel.

Pros

  • Roof garden
  • Some rooms have views of the Schloss
  • Parking available

Cons

  • 15 minutes from Old Town
  • On a busy street (although windows are soundproofed)
  • No restaurant
Bergheim 41, Heidelberg, 69115, Germany
06221-750–040
hotel Details
34 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Burg Hornberg Hotel

$$ | Burg Hornberg 2, Neckarzimmern, 74865, Germany Fodor's Choice

Your host at this antiques-filled hotel with comfortable, modern rooms is the present Baron of the Burg Hornberg. Try for one of the tower rooms overlooking the valley, but there are equally stunning views from the heights of the terrace and glassed-in restaurant ($$)—housed in the former Marstall, or royal stables. Fresh fish and game are specialties, as are the estate-bottled wines, including good riesling wines and the rarities Traminer and Muskateller—also sold in the wine shops in the courtyard and at the foot of the hill.

Pros

  • Historic setting
  • Elegant restaurant
  • On-site wineshop

Cons

  • No elevator
  • Restaurant can be crowded in season on weekends
  • Limited parking
Burg Hornberg 2, Neckarzimmern, 74865, Germany
06261-92460
hotel Details
24 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Dec.–late Jan., Free Breakfast

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Der Europäischer Hof Heidelberg

$$$$ | Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 1, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany Fodor's Choice

On secluded grounds next to the Old Town, this most luxurious of Heidelberg hotels has been welcoming guests since 1865. Public areas have stunning turn-of-the-20th-century furnishings while bedrooms are modern, spacious, and tasteful, and all suites have whirlpool tubs. The elegant continental restaurant, the Kurfürstenstube, contains original inlay woodwork. In summer, meals are served on the fountain-lined terrace overlooking the walled garden. There is also a lobby bar and a cigar bar known as Smoker's Lounge.

Pros

  • Indoor pool
  • Castle views from the two-story fitness and spa center
  • Central location

Cons

  • No lunch at restaurant weekdays October–May
  • Limited parking
  • Expensive
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 1, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany
06221-5150
hotel Details
117 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Der Zauberlehrling

$$$ | Rosenstr. 38, Stuttgart, 70182, Germany

The "Sorcerer's Apprentice" is aptly named, as Karen and Axel Heldmann have conjured up an unusual luxury hotel with each room's decor based on a different theme. The 1,000 Nights room has a mosaic-tile bathroom, Seventh Heaven has Philippe Starck–influenced decor, and most have fireplaces. The popular restaurant, Z-Bistro, serves three-course prix-fixe menus also based on a theme, including vegetarian, fish, and regional Swabian favorites, enhanced by a very good wine list. Enjoy it all on the terrace in summer.

Pros

  • Fabulous rooms with lots of surprises
  • Enjoyable restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Minuscule lobby
  • No elevator
  • Reserve far in advance to get choice of themed room style
Rosenstr. 38, Stuttgart, 70182, Germany
0711-237–7770
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Gasthaus Backmulde

$$ | Schiffg. 11, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany

This traditional family-owned Gasthaus on a residential street in the heart of Heidelberg has very nice modern rooms at affordable prices. You can even enjoy fresh air, as windows open onto a small, quiet courtyard. The restaurant offers  a surprising range of items for its buffet breakfast, from delicately marinated vegetables to imaginative soups.

Pros

  • Quiet rooms
  • Nice restaurant for dinner only
  • Cooking classes with chef in restaurant kitchen

Cons

  • Difficult parking (hotel has only four spaces)
  • Some rooms have shared baths
  • Restaurant closed Sunday and Monday
Schiffg. 11, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany
06221-53660
hotel Details
26 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Gasthaus Reber

$ | Bahnhofstr. 52, Neckargemünd, 69151, Germany

If you're looking for a clean, simple, and inexpensive room, this small inn is an ideal candidate, conveniently located opposite the railway station for trips to or from Heidelberg. The main drawback: in some of the cheaper rooms, the showers are in the rooms and the toilets are down the hall. In the restaurant or in the beer garden you can order a simple meal for a good price, and there's a terrace overlooking the mountains.

Pros

  • Unbeatable rates
  • Close to public transportation
  • Owner-operated

Cons

  • On busy street
  • Not all rooms have an en suite bathroom
  • Restaurant closed for lunch on weekdays
Bahnhofstr. 52, Neckargemünd, 69151, Germany
06223-8779
hotel Details
10 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Holländer Hof

$$ | Neckarstaden 66, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany

Opposite the Alte Brücke, and with views across the busy Neckar River to the forested hillside beyond, this ornate 19th-century building is in a prime Old Town location. Its pink-and-white painted facade stands out in its row, and many of the modern and pleasant rooms overlook the busy waterway. The staff are very friendly.

Pros

  • Nice view of river and beyond
  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Some rooms are wheelchair-accessible

Cons

  • Noisy at times
  • No restaurant or bar (although both are in adjoining building)
  • Small rooms
Neckarstaden 66, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany
06221-60500
hotel Details
39 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Am Schloss

$$ | Burgsteige 18, Tübingen, 72070, Germany

There are lovely views of the Old Town from the rooms in this charming small hotel, and it's close to the castle that towers over the town. In its excellent restaurant you can try a dozen versions of Maultaschen (Swabian-style ravioli) and other regional dishes. In season, local trout with a white wine from Swabia is a popular choice. In summer, reserve ahead or aim to dine on the terrace.

Pros

  • Lovely views of castle and valley
  • Excellent restaurant
  • Charging station for EVs in garage

Cons

  • No elevator
  • Difficult parking
  • Rooms facing street can be noisy
Burgsteige 18, Tübingen, 72070, Germany
07071-92940
hotel Details
37 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Wartburg

$$ | Langestr. 49, Stuttgart, 70174, Germany

This comfortable hotel is on a quiet side street a five-minute walk from the Konigstrasse pedestrian mile and the museums around Schlossplatz. It attracts mostly business people during the week, and theater goers and shoppers on weekends, in part for the free hotel parking so close to the heart of downtown and discounted weekend rates. Rooms are clean and modern. There is a lobby bar and a restaurant open for lunch on weekdays (no dinner), and the hotel offers printed jogging and biking maps for the nearby Schlosspark.

Pros

  • Free parking
  • Close to shopping and theaters
  • Modern comfortable rooms

Cons

  • Rooms facing street can be noisy
  • Residential neighborhood can feel isolated late at night
  • Restaurant closed weekends
Langestr. 49, Stuttgart, 70174, Germany
0711-20450
hotel Details
74 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg

$$ | Leyerg. 6, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany

Rooms with warm, sunny colors and modern style are brilliantly incorporated into this old brewery in the heart of Old Town. There are additional newly renovated rooms a block away, in a former student dormitory above the Zum Seppl restaurant, which both date from the mid-1800s. While these rooms also are sunny and modern, access via steep stairs and a walk to the main building for breakfast makes them less appealing. The restaurant (credit cards only accepted for groups) is lively until well past midnight. House-brewed Scheffel's beer is the beverage of choice, although there are some good wines as well. The cellar houses the brewery (tours and tasting possible) and a weekend jazz club; in the courtyard is a huge beer garden.

Pros

  • Lively restaurant
  • Wi-Fi in most rooms
  • Beer garden

Cons

  • Noisy in summer
  • Difficult parking
  • Rooms above Zum Seppl restaurant are accessed by steep, narrow stairs and dark hallways, and you have to walk a block to get breakfast
Leyerg. 6, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany
06221-502–980
hotel Details
34 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport

$$ | Flughafenstr. 50, Stuttgart, 70629, Germany

Across the street from Stuttgart Airport, the doors of this hotel open into a completely soundproof glass palace with airy rooms and a convenient location for the fairgrounds. Look up from the spacious and light-filled lobby to see the glass ceiling; the airy guest rooms have wall-to-wall windows, and the suites beckon with all the amenities. The equally airy restaurant Trollinger serves Continental fare, and there is an inviting lounge and bar. The Stuttgart fairgrounds are within walking distance from the hotel, which tends to fill weekdays with business travelers—ask for weekend rates.

Pros

  • Discount for booking online
  • Spacious rooms
  • Gym, sauna, steam room

Cons

  • Primarily business travelers
  • 15 minutes from downtown museums, theater, or shopping
  • Expensive
Flughafenstr. 50, Stuttgart, 70629, Germany
0711-553–440
hotel Details
326 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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NH Heidelberg

$$ | Bergheimerstr. 91, Heidelberg, 69115, Germany

The glass-covered entrance hall of this primarily business hotel is spacious—not surprising, as it was the courtyard of a former brewery. You can dine at one of three on-site restaurants (which are open daily for lunch and dinner), including the Bräustüberl, which specializes in regional German fare. Rooms are colorful and cozy, some have terraces, and you can get good room rates in summer, especially in August.

Pros

  • Gym and spa
  • Underground garage
  • Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Cons

  • Local chain known for value
  • 15-minute walk to Old Town
  • Breakfast expensive
Bergheimerstr. 91, Heidelberg, 69115, Germany
06221-13270
hotel Details
174 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Staycity Aparthotels Heidelberg

$ | Speyerer Str. 9, Heidelberg, 69115, Germany

The city's largest hotel opened spring 2018, with spacious modern rooms and individually controlled air-conditioning, still a rarity in Germany. Although accommodations are now called "apartments," they are still regular hotel rooms or suites, although with fully equipped kitchenettes (refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher), which makes this an ideal choice for families or for longer stays. There are four barrier-free rooms for guests with disabilities.

Pros

  • Lobby bar open 24/7
  • 90 parking spaces, free electric vehicle charging stations
  • Pet-friendly

Cons

  • No restaurant
  • Busy street
  • Far from Old Town
Speyerer Str. 9, Heidelberg, 69115, Germany
6221-36000
hotel Details
299 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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V8 Hotel

$$ | Charles-Lindbergh-Platz 1, Stuttgart, 71034, Germany

Housed in a former airport hangar in the Stuttgart suburb of Boblingen, every room has an automotive or flight theme. Chairs are vehicle passenger seats, night tables are stacked hubcaps with glass tops, beds have the front of a Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar or Jeep as a foot board. There’s even one room designed to look like a car wash, and the breakfast buffet is served on the back of a vintage Chevrolet pick-up. The V8 Hotel is connected to other retrofitted hangars containing luxury car and vintage car dealerships and the see-through glass garages of collectors of both, called MotorWorld.  Commuter trains between Stuttgart and Boblingen leave several times each hour, and take 21 minutes.

Pros

  • Rooms are large and comfortable
  • Gym and sauna on top floor with terrace views
  • MotorWorld complex has multiple restaurants

Cons

  • 20–30 minutes to downtown Stuttgart
  • Sprawling complex with a lot of walking
  • Restaurants can be expensive
Charles-Lindbergh-Platz 1, Stuttgart, 71034, Germany
497031-306–9880
hotel Details
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Waldhotel

$$ | Guts-Muths-Weg 18, Stuttgart, 70597, Germany Fodor's Choice

On the edge of a forest (Wald) with miles of hiking and biking trails, yet just a 10-minute streetcar ride from downtown, this modern resort hotel offers lots of amenities and peaceful nights. It's in the residential suburb of Degerloch, and occupies a 100-year-old building that had previous lives as an orphanage and a religious retreat, but a 2011 makeover created a chic interior that blends natural elements with fine modern art. There are tennis courts and electric bikes (free for guests), and an outdoor sauna overlooking a lush garden. Rooms are decorated in soothing neutral tones, and there are two restaurants, one of which is a fine-dining destination.

Pros

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ample free parking
  • Spacious modern bathrooms

Cons

  • Walk from streetcar after dark is not well lit
  • Distance from center city
  • Extra charge for children sharing room
Guts-Muths-Weg 18, Stuttgart, 70597, Germany
0711-185–720
hotel Details
96 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Weisser Bock

$$ | Grosse Mantelg. 24, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany

Exposed beams, stucco ceilings, warm wood furnishings, and individually decorated, comfortable rooms are all part of this hotel's charm. The restaurant has art deco touches, and its creative menu changes seasonally, but fresh fish—especially salmon—remains a highlight year-round. The proprietor is a wine fan, and the extensive wine list reflects it.

Pros

  • Nicely decorated rooms
  • Exceptional food
  • Smoke-free facility

Cons

  • Parking difficult
  • Not all rooms accessible by elevator
  • Breakfast not included in room rate
Grosse Mantelg. 24, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany
06221-90000
hotel Details
23 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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