23 Best Hotels in The Pfalz and Rhine Terrace, Germany

Alte Rebschule

$$$$ | Theresienstr. 200, Rhodt unter Rietburg, 76835, Germany

Fireside seating in the lobby lounge and spacious rooms (all with a balcony) make for a pleasant, peaceful stay in this former Rebschule (vine nursery) on the edge of the forest. The all-inclusive price includes breakfast, an afternoon snack and a four course dinner, and also the use of the sauna, steam room, pool, and gym. Themed excursions (wine, culture, nature) are available, as are health and wellness treatments. Rhodt proper is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Be sure to take a stroll along Theresienstrasse with its venerable old chestnut trees. It's one of the most picturesque lanes of the Pfalz.

Pros

  • Beautiful vineyard views
  • Quiet
  • Good range of wellness treatments available

Cons

  • Room decor a bit old-fashioned
  • No public transport, a car is necessary
  • Sauna a bit cramped
Theresienstr. 200, Rhodt unter Rietburg, 76835, Germany
06323-70440
hotel Details
37 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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Best Western Wein & Parkhotel

$$ | An der Kaiserlinde 1, Nierstein, 55283, Germany

Quiet elegance and Mediterranean influences mark this centrally located hotel; it's convenient to the sights of Nierstein and the surrounding Rhinehessen vineyards. Spacious, light rooms decorated in warm shades of ochre, chic bathrooms, and an inviting lounge and terrace make for comfortable, relaxing quarters here.

Pros

  • Some rooms have a balcony
  • Three-minute walk to the river
  • Free access to pool and sauna

Cons

  • A chain hotel with few surprises
  • Fee for extra bed
  • A charge for some parking spaces
An der Kaiserlinde 1, Nierstein, 55283, Germany
06133-5080
hotel Details
55 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Domhotel

$$ | Obermarkt 10, Worms, 67547, Germany

The appeal of this hotel, with comfortable if somewhat bland rooms, lies in its friendly staff and its terrific location in the heart of the pedestrian zone (a parking garage is available for free), perfect for sightseeing and/or shopping. Its spacious conference rooms make it a popular choice for those in town on business.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Building design doesn't have much charm
  • Hotel in need of a refresh
  • Fee for extra bed or baby bed
Obermarkt 10, Worms, 67547, Germany
06241-9070
hotel Details
55 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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FAVORITE parkhotel

$$$ | Karl-Weiser-Str. 1, Mainz, 55131, Germany

Mainz's city park is a lush setting for this amenity-filled hotel about a half-hour away from the Old Town. The rooms are comfortable, and there are wellness facilities and a rooftop sundeck with a Jacuzzi and enclosed gym. The one-Michelin-star restaurant, Favorite, serves modern international cuisine; more casual dining is available in the hotel's three other restaurants. The on-site beer garden, which has Rhine views, is popular in summer.

Pros

  • Quiet location
  • Good views
  • Some rooms have balconies

Cons

  • A bit far from the sights
  • You can hear the train from some rooms
  • Air-conditioning only in the park wing
Karl-Weiser-Str. 1, Mainz, 55131, Germany
06131-80150
hotel Details
145 rooms
Rate Includes: Restaurant closed Mon. and Tues., Free Breakfast

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Ferienwohnungen Mithras Stuben

$ | Loblocherstr. 34, Gimmeldingen, 67435, Germany

In the picturesque village of Gimmeldingen, the convivial proprietor and wine devotee Bernd Hagedorn rents four spacious apartments with contemporary furnishings, Oriental rugs, and modern baths. Even if you're staying elsewhere, the restaurant, Weinstube Kommerzienrat, with its garden terrace edged by lemon trees, is worth a visit.

Pros

  • Spacious accommodations
  • Perfect for longer stays
  • Very good restaurant with extensive local and international wine list

Cons

  • No elevator
  • No air-conditioning
  • Restaurant closed Wednesday and Thursday; breakfast is available in the restaurant opposite
Loblocherstr. 34, Gimmeldingen, 67435, Germany
06321-679–0335
hotel Details
4 apartments
Rate Includes: No Meals, No credit cards

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Gästehaus Rebstöckel

$ | Kreuzstr. 11, Diedesfeld, 67434, Germany

This 17th-century stone guesthouse has a beautiful cobblestone courtyard and magnificent fig tree; the uncluttered rooms have blond-wood furnishings and smart, modern bathrooms. Wine tastings and vineyard hikes can be arranged, and cycling fans can rent bikes at a shop around the corner. Neustadt proper is 5 km (3 miles) north. A winter garden, wine café, and Vinothek have been added to the courtyard.

Pros

  • Quiet
  • Friendly
  • Rustic location

Cons

  • No hotel services or real reception
  • Closed mid-November to February
  • Online reservations but you still have to pay cash
Kreuzstr. 11, Diedesfeld, 67434, Germany
0171-955–5995
hotel Details
6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Gasthof Zum Lam

$ | Winzerg. 37, Gleiszellen, 76889, Germany Fodor's Choice

Flowers cascade from the windowsills of this 250-year-old half-timber inn in the heart of town. Exposed beams add rustic charm to the airy rooms, while the bright bathrooms are modern and three rooms have private saunas. The inviting restaurant has a dome-shaped tile stove and natural stone walls. A courtyard and a vine-shaded terrace provide outdoor seating.

Pros

  • Quiet location
  • Charming courtyard
  • Beautiful old building

Cons

  • No elevator
  • No air-conditioning
  • Some complaints of slow service at the restaurant
Winzerg. 37, Gleiszellen, 76889, Germany
06343-939–212
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20 rooms

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Hotel Deidesheimer Hof

$$$ | Marktpl. 1, Deidesheim, 67146, Germany Fodor's Choice

Despite the glamour of some of its clientele—heads of state, entertainers, and sports stars line the guest book—this hotel retains its country charm and friendly service. Rooms are luxurious, and several have baths with round tubs or whirlpools, half with modern decor, the rest charmingly old-fashioned. Parking is available for a fee.

Pros

  • Some rooms have whirlpool baths
  • Friendly staff
  • Rooms for allergy sufferers available

Cons

  • Breakfast is expensive
  • Nearby church bells ring hourly all night
  • Some complaints of slow Wi-Fi
Marktpl. 1, Deidesheim, 67146, Germany
06326-96870
hotel Details
28 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed 2 wks in Jan., No Meals

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Hotel Domhof

$$ | Bauhof 3, Speyer, 67346, Germany

Positioned a very short walk from the cathedral end of Maximilianstrasse, the Domhof makes for an ideal base for exploring the town. The buildings have a rich history and their rooms are very large and slightly old-fashioned but well maintained; the quietest ones are at the back. The breakfast buffet (included) is excellent and served in a historic room with high ceilings. Next door to the hotel is its cozy, lively brewery-restaurant (open daily), which has a slightly upmarket beer-hall atmosphere and offers home-brewed beer and very good regional food as well as some international dishes. Its popular beer garden is filled with flowers in summer and even has a play area for kids.

Pros

  • Very central
  • Breakfast can be eaten on the terrace in summer
  • Lots of care taken over details

Cons

  • Cathedral bells may disturb light sleepers
  • No air-conditioning
  • Decor rather outdated
Bauhof 3, Speyer, 67346, Germany
06232-13290
hotel Details
49 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Goldener Engel

$$ | Mühlturmstr. 5–7, Speyer, 67346, Germany

Two blocks west of the Altpörtel is the "Golden Angel," a friendly, family-run hotel offering individually furnished rooms (with antiques and innovative metal-and-wood designer furniture). Paintings by contemporary artists and striking photos of places like Namibia and the Yukon line the walls—the photos are a tribute to proprietor Paul Schäfer's wanderlust. Some parking is available at the parking lot opposite (€3 per day).

Pros

  • Friendly
  • Central location
  • Good buffet breakfast

Cons

  • Some rooms are a little small
  • Only a few rooms have air-conditioning
  • Noise from the main street may disturb light sleepers
Mühlturmstr. 5–7, Speyer, 67346, Germany
06232-13260
hotel Details
46 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Ketschauer Hof

$$$$ | Ketschauerhofstr. 1, Deidesheim, 67146, Germany

This sleek, sophisticated former manor house, one of the few modern design hotels in the region, attracts a discerning crowd. Rooms are decorated in soothing neutral colors and bedecked with funky chandeliers; some of the glass-enclosed bathrooms feature luxurious oversized tubs. There's also a small but inviting wellness area, which offers beauty treatments in addition to a steam room and sauna. Bistro 1718, with its sunny terrace, and the L.A. Jordan restaurant and bar in the same complex, provide dining options on-site; the included breakfast is à la carte.

Pros

  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Spa facilities
  • Air-conditioned

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Some rooms are on the small side
  • Fee for additional beds and baby beds
Ketschauerhofstr. 1, Deidesheim, 67146, Germany
06326-70000
hotel Details
18 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Krone

$$$ | Hauptstr. 62–64, Hayna, 76863, Germany

East of Bad Bergzabern, behind a simple, half-timber facade, is a hotel with modern facilities, tasteful furnishings, a restaurant, two pools, a spa and a sauna. There is a new annex building connected to the main hotel building by a corridor, with upscale rooms, and suites. The restaurant serves regional specialties with Italian influences. 

Pros

  • Use of bicycles and tennis courts included
  • Use of the wellness and fitness centre included
  • Most rooms have balconies

Cons

  • A detour off the Wine Road (about a half-hour drive)
  • Not many activities in the surrounding area
  • Expensive
Hauptstr. 62–64, Hayna, 76863, Germany
07276-5080
hotel Details
80 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hyatt Regency Mainz

$$$ | Templerstr. 6, Mainz, 55116, Germany Fodor's Choice

From the spacious atrium lobby to the luxurious rooms and spa, everything is sleek, modern, and comfortable at this award-winning hotel. Contemporary art and architecture is beautifully integrated with the old stone walls of Fort Malakoff, and recent renovations have left the rooms immaculate and well equipped for modern needs. The Bell Pepper restaurant offers an open kitchen and riverside terrace; a beer garden on the Rhine serves regional snacks; and cocktails are served in the lively M-Lounge and Bar and its leafy courtyard. The boutiques and wine taverns of the Old Town are a 5- to 10-minute walk away.

Pros

  • Grand public spaces
  • Friendly staff
  • Riverside location

Cons

  • Bland chain-hotel decor
  • Breakfast is extra and pricey
  • The smell from the coffee factory across the river can be unpleasant
Templerstr. 6, Mainz, 55116, Germany
06131-731–234
hotel Details
268 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Jordan's Untermühle

$$$$ | Ausserhalb 1, Köngernheim, 55278, Germany Fodor's Choice

The spacious grounds of an old mill are home to a restaurant, a wine store, and this comfortable country inn with two types of rooms: country-style with wood floors in the main building, and bright and modern in a newer annex.The onsite Hert & Vine spa offers a range of vinotherapy treatments. The restaurant and leafy beer garden serve excellent food, including upmarket twists on traditional local fare and modern, international dishes.

Pros

  • Beautiful buildings
  • Romantic retreat
  • Very quiet

Cons

  • A long way from anywhere
  • Difficult to reach without a car
  • Beer garden very busy during summer
Ausserhalb 1, Köngernheim, 55278, Germany
06737-71000
hotel Details
48 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Use of spa facilities included, treatments are extra.

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Kaisergarten

$$ | Weinstr. 12, Deidesheim, 67146, Germany Fodor's Choice

At the younger, trendier sister of the nearby Ketschauer Hof, the ambience is relaxed but classy: rooms are decorated in earthy tones, and the deluxe doubles and suites have private balconies. Guests have access to the spa and pool, which also has treatment rooms and a private sun terrace. There's a sleek bar and a restaurant with a beautiful terrace that offers pizza, pasta, salads, and grilled locally sourced beef.

Pros

  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Use of gym, spa, and pool included
  • All rooms are air-conditioned

Cons

  • Breakfast costs extra
  • Parking costs extra
  • Cots and extra beds cost extra
Weinstr. 12, Deidesheim, 67146, Germany
06326-700–077
hotel Details
85 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Landhaus Christmann

$$ | Riedweg 1, St. Martin, 67487, Germany

This bright, modern country house set in vineyards outside of St. Martin has stylish rooms and apartments decorated with both antiques and modern furnishings and is close enough to walk into town. Some rooms have balconies with a view of the Hambacher Schloss. The Christmann family are also local winemakers and tastings of their wines can be arranged in the vaulted wine cellar.

Pros

  • Excellent value
  • Quiet location
  • Great views over the vineyards

Cons

  • Rooms are very simple
  • Extra charge for breakfast and daily room cleaning for apartments
  • No elevator
Riedweg 1, St. Martin, 67487, Germany
06323-94270
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Landhotel Zum Schwanen

$$ | Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 40, Osthofen, 67574, Germany

Bärbel Berkes runs this lovingly restored country inn in Osthofen, 10 km (6 miles) northwest of Worms. You can linger over a meal or a glass of wine in its pretty courtyard, the hub of the 18th-century estate. Like the rooms, the restaurant is light, airy, and furnished with sleek, contemporary furniture. Regional favorites are served as well as dishes with international touches. The selection of local wines is exemplary.

Pros

  • Quiet location
  • Inviting beer garden
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Far from the sights
  • No elevator
  • Breakfast a little basic
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 40, Osthofen, 67574, Germany
06242-9140
hotel Details
30 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Mercure Hotel Bad Dürkheim an den Salinen

$$ | Kurbrunnenstr. 30–32, Bad Dürkheim, 67098, Germany

Within walking distance to the town center, this well-maintained chain hotel offers free admission to the Salinarium water park and spa next door, where there are indoor and outdoor pools and wellness treatments. Rooms are rather basic but comfortable, and the superior guestrooms have pleasant balconies.

Pros

  • Outside terrace for breakfast, or evening drinks
  • Plenty of free parking (except in September during the Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt)
  • Three restaurants and two bars in the hotel

Cons

  • Not a lot of character
  • Dated decor
  • In summer, some noise from the open-air bar
Kurbrunnenstr. 30–32, Bad Dürkheim, 67098, Germany
06322-6010
hotel Details
100 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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St. Martiner Castell

$$ | Maikammerer Str. 2, St. Martin, 67487, Germany Fodor's Choice

This simple vintner's house has been transformed into a fine, family-friendly hotel and restaurant, retaining many of the original features, such as exposed beams and an old winepress. Though it's in the center of town, the hotel is peaceful, particularly the rooms with balconies overlooking the garden. Good value fixed-priced menus are served in the traditional-style dining room, or outside on the terrace on fine days (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The wine list offers a good selection of bottles from a neighboring estate, Altes Schlösschen.

Pros

  • Wine and food pairing weekends
  • Sauna included in room rate
  • Breakfast included

Cons

  • Rooms that overlook the town centre can be noisy
  • The decor in the rooms lacks personality and charm
  • Fee for extra bed
Maikammerer Str. 2, St. Martin, 67487, Germany
06323-9510
hotel Details
24 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Steinhäuser Hof

$$ | Rathausstr. 6, Neustadt, 67433, Germany

In a prime location in the center of the Altstadt, this architectural gem dates back to 1276 and is one of the oldest preserved stone mansions in Rhineland-Palatinate. A jazz club attached to the handsome restaurant draws German and international musicians several times a month.

Pros

  • Friendly staff
  • Michelin-starred restaurant in hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Spacious rooms, but may be a bit basic for some tastes
  • Some street noise
  • No parking (though a public lot is nearby)
Rathausstr. 6, Neustadt, 67433, Germany
06321-489–060
hotel Details
6 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Weingut & Landhotel Lucashof

$$ | Wiesenweg 1a, Forst, 67147, Germany

The beautifully decorated, modern guest rooms are named after famous vineyards in Forst, and six have balconies—the Pechstein room is particularly nice. You can enjoy excellent wines in the tasting room, beneath a shady pergola in the courtyard, or in the privacy of your room (the refrigerator in the breakfast room is stocked for guests). The pubs in Forst's Old Town are a three-minute walk away.

Pros

  • Quiet location
  • Friendly
  • Rooms have a balcony or terrace

Cons

  • Outside of Deidesheim
  • Difficult to reach without a car
  • No bath tubs in rooms
Wiesenweg 1a, Forst, 67147, Germany
06326-336
hotel Details
7 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Weingut Fitz-Ritter

$ | Weinstr. Nord 51, Bad Dürkheim, 67098, Germany

At the Fitz-Ritter wine estate there are two different places to stay: a centuries-old stone cottage that sleeps up to four people and has its own pool in the parklike grounds, and a suite that sleeps four, plus four further rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities in a courtyard full of oleanders, palms, fig trees, and nesting swallows. There are concerts and festivals in the garden, courtyard, and vaulted cellars. You can also taste the Fitz-Ritter wines and Sekt (sparkling wine) in the sophisticated wine bar and shop.

Pros

  • Quiet location amid the vines
  • Friendly staff
  • Short walk to the town center

Cons

  • Additional cleaning charge for cottage
  • On weekends April–October, all four rooms need to be rented together
  • No breakfast
Weinstr. Nord 51, Bad Dürkheim, 67098, Germany
06322-5389
hotel Details
6 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Weingut und Gästehaus Ernst Karst und Sohn

$ | In den Almen 15, Bad Dürkheim, 67098, Germany

Rooms at this cheerful guesthouse in the middle of vineyards are airy and furnished mostly in pine; all of them have splendid views of the countryside, which you are invited to explore on bikes that you can borrow. The guesthouse is next to the Karst family's wine estate, and tastings and cellar tours can be arranged.

Pros

  • Quiet vineyard location
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent spot for cycle tours and hiking

Cons

  • Apartments do not include breakfast
  • Far from the sights
  • Use of the sauna costs extra
In den Almen 15, Bad Dürkheim, 67098, Germany
06322-2862
hotel Details
4 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Feb., Free Breakfast

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