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Having trouble finding a room in Munich - any suggestions?

I'm having trouble finding accommodations in mid July in Munich. I was looking near Marienplatz and was hoping to avoid near the train station since many posts have said it can be a "seedy" area.

Any suggestions?

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Dana,

The area around the main Hbf may be a bit "colourful", but I don't find that to be a problem. I'm usually only in the hotel to sleep, shower and have breakfast so the neighborhood isn't really a concern. I'd highly recommend Hotel Royal. The inside of the hotel is fantastic and completely different from the streets outside. The rooms are comfortable, the staff are great and they serve an excellent breakfast.

At this point, you may have to take what you can get.

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Try upping your budget, for one.

I've stayed at Hotel am Opera, which was a little expensive for the level of services the hotel offers (ie, usually hotels at that price will have a sauna and/or whirlpool, at least), but the location couldn't be better. Just around the corner from the Hofbräuhaus.

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328 posts

The area around the Train Station may look 'seedy' but it is safe. We have stayed there with young children with no concerns. Don't be afraid to go 10-15 minutes walk outside the centre. It is a lovely walk into the centre from most directions. We have stayed across the Isar near the Deutchesmuseum a few times and didn't mind the extra walk into the centre. Maybe you could find something around the southern part of the Englisher Garten. That is within an easy walk to the centre.

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Yep it's seedy. It might be safe, but that doesn't make it any more appealing to me. Seedy is seedy.

Motel One Sendlinger Tor, Hotel Viktualienmarkt, Hotel Blauer Bock, Hotel Am Markt, Pensione Lindner did you try all of those? Platzl Hotel, Torbrau are also very near Marienplatz but a bit more expensive.

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We have stayed a the Acanthus Hotel on two different occasions. Small family owned venue with adequate rooms and a good breakfast. Centrally located near the Sendlinger Tor, short walk to the Marienplatz, near lots of shops and eateries. The Hackerhause Biergarten is a great place to eat, good food, good atmosphere. Have a great time.
Kelly

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Have you considered the ACCOR hotels chain ? I just checked the hotel I used last fall . This is the Pullman Hotel in Schwabing . Brand new and very posh , they are showing rooms from 215USD per night . Don't be put off by the location , it's a 7 minute ride on the U6 to the Marienplatz and the U station is right outside the door to the hotel . The breakfast was probably the most elaborate I've ever encountered . There are other Accor properties in Munich at varying price points . While Pullman is one of the top end properties , I have never encountered a let down with Accor in nearly five years . Last fall my rate ( including breakfast ) was 160USD per night , and the convenience to central Munich couldn't be beat . The hotel is in a quiet residential area .

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Also among the Accors, the Munich Ibis West is a few U-bahn stops from Marienplatz, but is pretty much right on top of the neighborhood station and can probably be had for 100 Euros a night or less. Local neighborhood seems to be mostly newer apartment blocks and office buildings, though there's a grocery store and gas station at the corner.

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As Selkie wrote , Have a look at the Ibis and Mercure hotels too . All part of the Accor chain and at different price points , they are all reliably good ( I have used lots of those , too ) Go to the Accor website and spend some time poking around .

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Dana,

One more thought.....

If you have a "generous budget", you could always consider the http://www.sofitel-munich.com/en which is right next to the station. It's definitely not seedy there and I'm sure you'd be VERY comfortable! The meals in their restaurant are superb (but not cheap).

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Hi,

If you don't have children with you, then go ahead and stay in train station area. As pointed out, I agree that it's safe. Who cares if it's seedy? I stay at the Munich Hbf area, walk a few steps to the underground passage leading the trains. Lots of tourists stay in that area esp on Bayerstrasse, since all levels of luxury can be had there from Pensionen to the Le Meriden.

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7205 posts

Some people don't mind to stay in seedy surroundings and some do. Personally I find it much more appealing to stay in the viktualienmarkt area or somewhere around the marienplatz. Of course, I wouldn't break the bank to do that, but if it's not too much more I would do that every time.

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Thanks, guys. I have checked a lot of those you mentioned but appreciate the suggestions. I'll check the latter ones. I am traveling with kids, by myself, so the thought of being in a less seedy area is appealing but don't want to break my bank either! I think I may have something at Hotel Uhland and waiting to hear back from them. It's a little farther out than I wanted, but if they have availability, the price seems more reasonable than some. Thanks!!

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My elderly parents and I had no issue with staying near the train station at www.hotel-monaco.de and walking around there until midnight. There were a few strip clubs, but nobody bothered us.

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Dana,

Hotel Uhland would be an excellent choice. If you can get a room there, book ASAP! It's a wonderful hotel in a quiet area, the staff are great and they serve an awesome breakfast. It's about a 15 minute walk from the Hbf (once you know the way) and in my experience it's a safe area to walk, day or night. It's mostly a residential area, but there are a few restaurants nearby (the hotel staff can provide further information).

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About two years ago we stayed at the Hotel Am Viktualienmarkt. We liked the location for walking to see the sights and access to transportation. Quite close to the market area, and that was nice. Modern style room, excellent breakfast buffet in an inviting space. It was a little pricier than we like to pay, but this was the trip where we decided to "wing it" and were glad to find anything near our price point. In a normal, commercial neighborhood, clean and safe. Good luck.