We are a family of 4. The girls are 8 and 13. Planning to stop over in Munich for 4 nights at end of June. Planning to take a day trip to Salzburg and a day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. Hard to find rooms for 4 people. Any recommendations? What areas should I stay away from? Has anyone tried storing the luggage at the airport?
Rooms big enough for four people are not common in Europe. Personally I think 8 and 13 are old enough to share a room together, but otherwise look for a flat.
We are a family of five (3 kids all under age 13), spending two nights in Munich in early July and running into the same problem... also searched Airbnb and booking.com for flats, but didn’t have much luck.
We ended up booking at Augustin, a hostel. It’s not as centrally located as I would have liked, but we will use public transportation. It got excellent reviews from everything I read. We booked a room of 6 bunks for ourselves.
Hopefully it will work out ok! It’s the last two nights of a month-long trip!
Take a look at this previous post for family rooms in Munich. Family hotel Munich Salzburg
I can recommend Hotel Uhland we stayed in their 4 person bedroom and enjoyed our stay there.
Hotel Brunnenhof near the train station has several rooms that hold LOTS of people...double your requirements.
Although the train station area is not the nicest of places.
We stayed at the Exquisit Hotel in Munich three times with our kids and loved it. Ask for a top floor corner room. Those rooms have windows on two sides (two different views). Also, these rooms have a spiral staircase to a loft where there is a double bed and a dresser, and a TV. On the main floor of this room there is a living room, TV, and bathrooms. The hotel will pull out one couch and bring in a rollaway bed, so kids can sleep there. Great arrangement. One bathroom has a toilet and sink. The other bathroom has a tub/shower, a sink, and a bidet (no toilet). This arrangement works very well for families. The Exquisit Hotel has an excellent buffet breakfast with eggs, breads, cold sliced meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, juices, etc. Location is excellent too. Just a 10 minute walk to Marienplatz (main square in the old city). I highly recommend this hotel in Munich.
I can second the recommendation for Hotel Uhland.
We will be staying at the Hotel Am Viktualienmarkt in the next few weeks. They have a quad room and a apartment which would accommodate your family. Centrally located. Hopefully it is as nice as the reviews suggest.
Ricki--We stayed at that hotel two years ago. It was great! The room was very well kept and very clean. The breakfast spread was exceptionally good. The host was very friendly and helpful, and he knew our morning flight meant we had to leave before breakfast started so he made sure it was open for us and another couple in the same situation. The location is great, and we heard no noise in our room. I would absolutely stay there again:)