Hotels in Frankfurt
Frankfurt’s hotel landscape is oriented towards international guests more than any other German city. That isn’t surprising because the airport, stock exchange, banks and, last but not least, the internationally important trade fairs ensure that the Main metropolis has an especially high proportion of foreign guests for a German city at 40 percent. This influx of international visitors indicates that business tourism plays a decisive role in Frankfurt. Probably for this reason, almost one third of the guest beds on offer are in luxury hotels. Frankfurt has had Germany’s most expensive hotels for many years.
It’s not only the costs that are rocketing skyward in Frankfurt’s hotel sector. One hotel after another is shooting from the ground in the city’s pulsating new districts, ranging from the Motel One Messe budget hotel, the Citadines City Centre apartment hotel and the new Capri by Fraser apartment hotel (all in the Europa district) to the 25-floor Jumeirah luxury hotel in the Palais Quartier. Naturally, tradition-rich hotels such as the Hessischer Hof or the Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurter Hof also offer high quality accommodation.
If you’re planning to come to Frankfurt and your dates are flexible, you should take note of the trade fair schedule. During trade fair exhibition times, Frankfurt hoteliers have gold rush fever. Since almost every hotel is full during these times, guests should be prepared for often horrendously higher rates. On the other hand, the rates drop significantly at weekends. So-called boarding houses or apartment hotels are recommended for longer stays – they have fully furnished apartments that can generally be leased for one month or more, and they provide an alternative to renting an apartment.
Apartment hotels – ideal for longer stays in Frankfurt
If you want to take your time looking for a new home or, like many business travelers, only plan to stay in Frankfurt for a couple of months without renting an apartment indefinitely, one of the city’s apartment hotels is a good choice. Here you can rent a fully furnished apartment – no moving trucks, no stress! The apartments come with a complete kitchen, technical appliances, WiFi and a separate office. The price per night is much lower if you stay for a minimum period of four weeks.
There are currently many names for the apartment concept, which comes from America. Whether boarding house, serviced apartments, apartment hotel or residential apartments – all these terms describe a hotel designed for long-term stays. Reasonable prices, flexible rental periods and rooms with a home-like atmosphere distinguish these apartment hotels from standard hotels. In an apartment hotel, besides standard hotel offerings such as reception, breakfast, or fitness rooms, you can find services and equipment more suited to a long-term stay, such as a laundromat, mailboxes, shopping services and much more, depending upon the provider.
Frankfurts’s apartment hotels for long stays include Adina, Derag Livinghotel, both centrally located, or the Lindner Hotel in the popular district Sachsenhausen.
For more apartment hotels in Frankfurt, see: Appartement-Hotels in Frankfurt.