I will be traveling to Munich this July with my parents (age 70), nephew (age 12) and my 6 month old son. I would love any and all hotel/accommodation recommendations. It would be great to find a room/flat that we can all share but if that's not possible an affordable but safe and clean hotel will do just fine. Ideally something that is baby friendly that provides a cot. Thanks!
Check out Hotel Blauer Bock. It's a short walk from Marienplatz. The staff is lovely and the breakfast plentiful.
We have been staying at Hotel Europaischer (www.heh.de) for the past 5 years, the last three of which we have had our daughter who will be 3 shortly. It is directly across from the train station, there is a grocery store nearby, tram stop directly outside, plenty to eat around it, they have an elevator and a great breakfast if you get it. They do not have ac but I don't think we have ever stayed at one in Europe except one that cost quite a bit more. They do provide a baby bed, I think it cost us an extra 10 euros per day. It was actually a large pack n play that my daugter slept great in. The breakfast room also has a high chair and they may have refrigerators in all rooms now. If you book far enough in advance you can get up to a 20% discount if you pay in full. The staff have always been excellkent and rooms were always clean. I would suggest getting a room facing the courtyard so its quieter at night with the windows open. Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
You need to decide if you want to stay near in the seedy train station area or if you want to be near the Marienplatz and the Viktualienmarkt. I always choose the latter because I just don't like being in the seedy part. It's OK for some people, but the Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt are just so much better.
I agree with the Blauer Bock or also the Hotel am Viktualienmarkt. If you want to go all out then choose the Hotel Torbrau or the Platzl Hotel. All of these hotel are away from the main train station.
With my parents, we chose to stay at www.hotel-monaco.de, near the train station and other transportation. It has an elevator (plus a few stairs inside), a nice breakfast (but small breakfast room), and a warm welcome. Rick's Germany book also recommends www.hotel-am-vikutalienmarkt.de, which has a quad and even a quint room.
I am not saying this to go contrary to Rick's (or Laura's) advice on locating near the train station -- but we returned from Munich just yesterday and found the area south of the station to be not just a little, but very seedy. Our hotel, which I will not name here, was o.k. except for the location. But the neighborhood was a major problem for us (40s-50s couple, I am the husband BTW). Lots of adult clubs and gambling establishments, with packs of young males there to patronize them as far as I could tell. Nearly the only women in sight after dark were the ones standing in front of the adult clubs to attract prospective patrons. We had dinner with a local friend and his wife who called it the red light district, joking that he could make hotel suggestions next time. To be clear, I am not saying it was unsafe at all, just unsavory. Admittedly, it probably did not help that it was a big soccer weekend. I thought maybe it was just me, but my wife thought it was pretty creepy too. We are intrepid travelers, it was our thirteenth Europe trip not counting business. Sorry for the non-recommendation - I think generally Munich is a problematic city in which to optimize location-price-quality. With the excellent public transit I would consider staying farther from the center for best value, the stations in Munich are really great about having working escalators (at least in our experience), and in many cases there are trams so no need to even go below ground. The trams are great, I love it when cities have trams which let you see what's going on above ground. This is just my opinion, I am sure others will have their own viewpoints.
And that's exactly why I don't ever recommend staying near the seedy train station. Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt are so much better.
I agree with the above recommendation for Europäischer Hof located on Bayerstraße across from the main train station....very convenient, a big hotel. I've checked it out, it serves as back up in case my first choice, a Pension also across from the train station, which is half the price for a single, is booked up. Luckily, that hasn't happened yet.