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Hotels in Munich for 2 days in September

We are going to be in Munich for the last 2 days of our trip, !6 & 17th of September. We are looking for a a hotel that is reasonably priced and walking distance to restaurants and shops. We will be going to the Neuschwanstein Castle on the 17th and flying home on the 18th. Just a quick stay in Munich or in that area. We have never been to Germany, so something quaint would be nice. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
The Pension Lindner is booked.

Thank you! Elaine M

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The hotels surrounding the Hauptbahnhof tend to be more reasonably priced than the
ones in the old town. The area is a bit less touristy but safe. I am partial to the Kings
Hotel chain as good quality for the price. A bit of a walk to Marienplatz area, but easy
to take a tram or S-Bahn. On the plus side, easy to get to train station.

Of note, your dates are just before Oktoberfest starts. Prices and demand may already
be starting to go up by then.

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We stayed last August at the Rick Steve’s suggested hotel of Schiller 5 near the Hauptbahnhof. We asked for a courtyard facing room. The room was very nice sized, had a FREE mini-bar re-stocked daily with beer, water and cola. The breakfast was included and was extremely nice. Very extensive and fresh. You could reach the hotel from the underground passage under the train station to the Schillerstrasse exit. So much underground for food and services available, plus really good connections to the S-bahn and U-Bahn. We would even recommend staying overnight the night before a flight home because it is so well connected by transit to the airport. We booked directly with the hotel.

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We really like the Hotel Lux as well as Hotel am Viktualienmarkt. The Lux is our favorite of the two, but know there is no elevator. The spiral staircase is just stunning though, so you are distracted a bit when coming or going;) Breakfast there is very very good, and in the evening it is a nice place to relax and have a cocktail. The Hotel am Viktualienmarkt is nice too, but more modern/sterile. Breakfast is fine, just not as good as the Lux is cooked to order. I don't want to sound negative at all, as it is a great place to stay, just different. Both are very easy access to the metro and right near Marienplatz. BTW, Pension Linder closed a few years ago. We stayed there before and tried to stay again, and found that out.

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We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Torbrau. And the breakfast was delicious. I vowed to find a similar yogurt back in the US, to what they offered on their buffet. It never happened. My only option is to return someday.

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This isn't how I felt walking around the area outside the train station:

"The area is a bit less touristy but safe."

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Another vote for Hotel Torbrau. Good location to restaurants and the old town/Marienplatz and the subway to get back to train station.

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Is there a reason you want to go to Munich since you really only have one day there? We did stay in Munich a few days but we then went to Fussen which is a very quaint town and near Neuschwanstein Castle. We took a bus to the castle from Fussen. Very walkable little town with many restaurants with outdoor seating. Rick Steves has a town tour in his Germany book of Fussen. I stayed at the Altstadt Hotel zum Hedden listed in Rick Steves' book. Fussen was one of my favorite towns.

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I like Hotel Torbräu, but fyi, it can get pricey, especially with an event/holiday coming up. A hotel that caught my eye, but I did not get a chance to visit, is the Motel One Sendlinger Tor. 15 minute walk to Hauptbahnhof. Probably same to Altstadt.

Oops, Motel One is not quaint. Hotel Torbräu is. I have stayed at Hotel Torbräu twice and like it a lot - but book early to avoid price hikes. The location is super convenient. Yes, you could walk to Hauptbahnhof or take the S-Bahn, looks like 5 minute ride. Easy to reach the airport from Hotel Torbräu on the S-Bahn as well.

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Jobeck52 has a good suggestion about Fussen. Honestly, the idea of going all the way to Neuschwanstein Castle as an all day up and back event from Munich seems like a lot for such a short time you have. Nobody asked, but, Neuschwanstein Castle is great to see from the outside, and a great photo op. The inside is a whole lot of nothing, so to make it an all day trip getting there and back from Munich is a lot.

Personally I'd either stay and explore Munich for those 2 days or stay in Fussen for quaint, and make Neuschwanstein Castle and the the surrounding area your two day experience.

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I guess the idea of staying in Füssen really depends on what time your flight back to the US leaves the airport and how far to the airport you feel comfortable travelling before you flight. The trip from Füssen Bhf to the airport, T2, runs hourly, takes about 3 hours with, probably, 2 changes - a one platform change in Buchloe and either to the S8 at Passing or the Lufthansa bus at the Hbf (2 potential chances to miss your connection). From major points in Munich, Marienplatz, Hbf, etc., the S-Bahn goes directly to the airport (no changes), takes less than an hour, and runs every 20 minutes.

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Motel One may not be quaint but it has good service and a tiny but clean bathrooms/rooms. Plus I loved the top floor balcony rooms overlooking the Aldstadt.

I'd stay in one again if for nothing else then their hotels have mostly German clientele.

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@heather - thanks re Motel One. I am looking at it for my next Munich visit.