Hi again. Thank you everyone for your help with possible lodging for our upcoming trip to Germany. We still need 2 nights lodging in Munich and 1 night lodging in Rothenberg. Nothing fancy, just clean, comfortable. Near the train station would be nice too. Thank you.
In Rothenburg, we stayed at Gasthaus Alter Keller, not too far from the train station (10-15 minute walk). We enjoyed the lodging and restaurant (make a reservation). It’s a short walk from the main square. Get up early (before 7) and explore. It’s magical, and you’ll have the streets to yourself.
My thread when I was looking for hotels in Munich for June May help you. Several good suggestions from forum friends. https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/germany/munich-hotel-recommendations-3e2934f9-1062-4531-8e55-2b1a03315bd8
I cancelled my Hotel Schlicker reservation when their cancellation policy was not as posted on their reservation site; it’s 30 days prior instead of 7. I posted about that too. Use the search function to find it.
I booked Hotel am Markt for arrival in Germany 4 nights and Motel One Sendlinger Tor for departure home 2 nights.
In Munich - Ibis Muenchen Central
In Rothenburg, stay in the town rather than by the train station. I stay at froehlich-rothenburg.de. They are apartments but I think they will rent for a single night. If you email when you will arrive, they can probably pick you up at the station
Last month in Munich, wee stayed at both Hotel Lux as well as Hotel am Viktualienmarkt. Both were great. We had stayed at HAV on a prior trip so knew what to expect, but the HL was new to us. HL was our favorite of the two. The breakfast at HL was cooked to order by the manager and she was great. The rooms at both were spacious (we had triple rooms) and well kept. I would. stay at either one again in a heartbeat, FWIW.
with 2 nights in Munich - I'd stay near the Old Town - know that the Train Station is NOT near any of the great Munich sites like in the old town area. When we are in Munich, we take a cab from the train station and stay in the heart of Munich - we love Hotel Platzl - you can walk everywhere - plus they have a great breakfast. We just booked it again for the December Xmas Markets.
We stayed at Hotel Metropole in Munich. It’s half a block from the train station on a quiet street. A quick ride (2 stops) to Marienplatz. It is a bit fancy, very clean and has a fabulous breakfast.
In Rothenburg we stayed at Klosterstuble. It is about a 12-15 minute walk from the train station, but is close to the main square and St. Jakob's Kirche. Very pleasant rooms, breakfast is available, and there is a restaurant on site (dinner was very good!).
In Rothenburg, definitely stay in the old town. A taxi from the train station is about 8 Euros.
We have stayed at the Hotel Eisenhut, was more upscale, but check to make sure the renovation is complete. The have two buildings, across the street from each other, very close to the Xmas store, a block from the town square. However, make sure the renovation on the bigger building is completed; it was under construction last April, 2022, and previously had a big, elegant breakfast room, ( precovid.)
Hotel Gasthof Greifen is also right off the town square , mulch more reasonably priced, with breakfast, but our room was more basic and a little drafty ( December 2019). This is a historical building, and you can buy a ceramic of this cute little green hotel.
We have also stayed at the Altfraenkische Weinstube, a few blocks off the square, lots of character and very comfortable, reasonable price, with breakfast .
Have a great trip!