If you haven't see Lindau, you haven't been to Germany. It's a beautiful island city (walled in medieval times), just off the coast of Germany in the Bodensee, with a romantic harbor. I had stopped there five times for a visit, but never stayed there. The sixth time, Robin and I were changing trains in Lindau, and, although we could have just changed platforms in the station, I deliberately planned a hour between trains. Well, Robin feel in love with Lindau and couldn't wait to go back. So we went back last October.
I spent a lot of time researching accommodations in Lindau. For the well heeled traveler, there are hotels right on the harbor, like the Bayerischer Hof, where rooms start at close to 200 euro a night. Could I afford such a room, yes? Do I think it is worth it, no? , That was the price for rooms without a harbor view! If you can't have a harbor view, you might as well not be on the harbor. Want a harbor view; those rooms are a lot more.
After a lot of research, I found Hotel Möve (seagull). It's on the back side of the island, but close to the bus to the Bahnhof and within walking distance of the harbor. The address of Hotel Möve is "Auf der Mauer", because it is built against the old town wall, upon which there is a street, "Auf der Mauer". The entrance is at the Aur der Mauer level, with the ground floor one floor below, at the level of the surrounding streets. The breakfast and Aufenhalt rooms were downstairs, on the ground floor. Our room was on the entry level (no stairs). We had a comfortable double room with a vine enclosed balcony that was one story up from the surrounding area. The cost was under 100 euro, a bargain for Lindau.
There is a great bus system with two lines from the Hbf to the hub (ZUP) on the land side of the island, from which six lines spread out to the mainland. On the last day, Robin and I spent the morning exploring the island, but it tired her out, and she retired to the room for the afternoon to rest. I used our bus pass (included with the room) to explore several of the mainland routes. I had found some attractive Ferienwohnungen and Privatzimmer on these bus lines on the Internet while in the planning stage, but I thought they might be too difficult to get to. I found them easy to get to; when I return, I might try one of them, but for a first timer in Lindau, I would definitely recommend Hotel Möve.