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Hotel suggestions in Munich (near main tourist areas)

I will be in Munich for 2 nights next month. We will be trying to do the tourist things and going to the castle south of Munich for one day so we will have about two half days in Munich. Can anyone suggest hotels, what areas or what we should look for in a hotel in Munich to be as close to most of the attractions as possible? While looking at hotels, it appears that a lot of them are fairly close to the train stations and then two stops from Marienplatz or about .5 mile. Are there hotels closer or is this where we might be best to choose?
Do you have any recommendations for tours to the castle?
Thank you for your help!

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These questions have been answered dozens of times. Do a search for the replies or check for hotels in the locations you want

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Staying in the area of Marienplatz or the main train station is a great area to stay in Munich, especially if you are relying on public transportation. I like Hotel Uhland which is a short distance from the train station. It has a great staff and great breakfast. It is in a quiet area but within walking distance to the train station, and it has a bus stop really close by. If I wasn't going to stay there, I would look for something close to Marienplatz. I'm sure others can suggest tours to the castles, but if you are interested, it is pretty easy to go on your own using public transportation. Although, with only one full day in Munich, unless it was a big must see, I would skip the castles and just stay in Munich. There is more than enough to see there in that amount of time.

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Thank you for the replies. I have been searching other posts about where to stay and also have been searching the online booking sites. I have been trying to find hotels near the main train station as well as Marienplatz but since I have never been before, I am having a hard time trying to figure out where things are at. I didn't know if someone had specific hotels that would be the closest to Marienplatz. Thank you for the hotel recommendation. Any others would be appreciated.....the closer the better and we will be using public transportation.
Thanks again!

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We enjoyed Pension Lindner which is very close to the Marienplatz. It's nothing fancy but the location was great, the room was clean, and we enjoyed the free breakfast. We are planning on staying there again this summer. Happy travels!

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Hotel Eden Wolff is just across the street from the main railroad station--take the Arnulfstrasse exit.
On the other side of the RR station, on Bayerstrasse, there is the Europaeischer Hof and LeMeridien.
These are all about a five to ten-minute walk to the Marien Platz.
Off the Bayerstr. is the Drei Loewen Hotel on the Schillerstr., also close to the Rathaus square.
I have stayed at all of these.
There is also the Intercity Hotel, part of the RR station, but I am unfamiliar with that one.
If you check hotels on, go to the map location of the hotel and you will easily see where it is in relation to where you want to be in Munich.
Your hotel can give you information about tours to Neuschwanstein, but you will find more than enough to do and see in Munich itself.

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In your search type Munich Alstadt hotels. Alstadt means center. Will get you the area you are looking for.

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We've also stayed at Pension Lindner and would recommend it. The rooms are large and clean and Marion provides a good variety of foods for breakfast. The location is about a 3 minute walk from Marienplatz, and the pension is easy to get to from the train station using the U or S bahn. Enjoy Munich!

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For hotels near the Munich Hbf, you might have a look at Hotel Royal. The rooms are very comfortable, the staff are great and they serve an awesome breakfast! It's a very short walk from the station and also an easy walk to Marienplatz. The area outside the hotel is a bit run down, but that's certainly NOT the case inside the hotel.

You may already be aware of this, but for visits to Neuschwanstein you'll require time-specific reservations. You can either make those yourself and travel via public transit to Füssen or book a day trip with Radius Tours.

Happy travels!

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We stayed at Blauer Bock and loved it.

It was recommended on this forum. A big thank you to other's who recommended it.

The location was excellent!

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We have stayed in Munich twice. The first time was by the train station. The walk into the city was not worth the cost savings for me. I recommend the Lux Hotel which might be considered a little on the high side. Found it on I found the rooms clean, breakfast delicious, and location perfect. It is roughly 1 block from the Hofbrauhaus. Most importantly, it is close to everything. We traveled in August so walking to the English Garden for dinner was very important. It still is a walk but you pass so many interesting sites along the way. I was able to touch the Lion's paw at the Residenz daily. Munich is at least a 3 day stay. Another plus is a full service laundry about 3 blocks away.

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We stayed at the Hotel Royal in October and really liked it. The price was very reasonable and the hotel was very well kept up. The room was very nice and quite spacious based on what I've seen in other European hotels. The walk to the Marienplatz area was really not bad - 15 minutes. However, if you really don't want to walk, you can walk just a block or 2 from the hotel and catch the underground train which will take you anywhere you need to go - including the Marienplatz area.

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On my Munich webpageI have a list (with links) of hotels that have been recommended on this website. The only place on the list I have stayed at is Münchner Kindl. It's two blocks south of the main pedestrian street connecting the Hauptbahnhof and Marienplatz and close to the Karlstor and Sendlingertor stations. The owners are friendly, and the price is good for Munich. It's five stories high with no elevator, and breakfast, although very good, is extra. Wifi isn't free.

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last time in Munich I stayed at the Le Meridian, across the road from the station, quick walk into the centre of town (about 1/2 mile to the start of the mall, 1 mile to the hall). Trams run right outside, easy to get to the Schloss castle.
It was myself and mum and although not the cheapest it was very luxurious, amazing breakfast and great staff.
Staff organised public transport tickets and all the directions to everything we planned on seeing.

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If your plans include a rowdy night at the Hofbräuhaus, and you want a place you almost stumble into afterwards, look up Hotel an der Opera. It's also a stone's throw from the Residenz and, as the name implies, the opera.

I'm not certain you would necessarily want to be as close to Marienplatz as possible, as that's a very high foot traffic area and it can be a little loud at night. Same thing about the Hauptbahnhof, and there's also a sort of minor Red Light District. Most of the sites that people travel to see are within the inner ring (or immediately outside it), so as long as you stay inside the ring, you're within easy walking distance to just about everything.