Accommodations near Frankfurt

We will be travelling to Frankfurt on 21 Oct. I had been told by someone (thank you so much) why accommodations were so expensive at that time. (Convention). We've decided to take a train out of the city to find a cheaper place to stay. Any suggestions? We've looked at Rudesheim, but wonder if there is another place. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Lee
Lakewood, Colorado
13454 posts

Last time I wanted to stay near Frankfurt airport I stayed here. It's right across the square from the Mainz Hbf and the S-Bahn line between Mainz and Frankfurt through the airport Regionalbahnhof. very good breakfast.

Posted by Ms. Jo
Frankfurt, Germany
5541 posts

Bad Homburg will be just as expensive as any other near by town, as this the time for the Frankfurt Book Fair, the biggest book fair in the world. You will need to look further away. Mainz may also be just as expensive, as it is too close to Frankfurt. Something along the Rhine might be good. Check out Elteville perhaps. You could also go the other direction and check out hotels in W├╝rzburg or Heidelberg. Bit of a train ride back from Frankfurt, between 1-2 hours, but still manageable.

Posted by Denise
Lake Forest, CA, USA
1517 posts

There is a small, cute town on the way to Rudesheim by the name of Oestrich Winkel. Love this little town with its old buildings and the vineyards on the slopes. I stayed at Hotel Swan which was okay, however, the road noise was disrupting. I had reservations at a pension this past December, however, we were delayed by a snow storm so we never made it. Here is their website: A lovely restaurant in the middle of the town is Restaurant Gruener Baum. It is family owned and they had excellent food and, of course, Rhine wines. Check this website to get even more lodging info for this town: Look at "tourist information" and under the heading "Ubernachten" for a listing of hotels. Many of them are a short distance from the train station. Even though I lived in Mainz for three yrs., I, personally, would not stay there today. Have a great trip!