Jo - don't get me wrong - Frankfurt is an interesting, vibrant city. Not my favorite place in Germany, but certainly worth a visit. Having read so many of your posts here over the past several years, you have convinced me that there is even more to see in Frankfurt a M. than I have done already. I will definitely take the time on a future trip to see more of the city, so thank you for adding to my education. Your in-depth knowledge is appreciated. In contributing to a request for a suggestion for an airport hotel, I was simply adding my 2 cents to a previous poster, who also had a positive experience @ the Steigenberger. I'm sure some people choose airport hotels simply because they are scared to venture onto public transit and go into the city (and yes, they miss out if they never make the time or effort to get into the city proper). Some people don't want to drag a suitcase one foot further than necessary, and an airport hotel is the easy choice. Some people have flights @ odd times, and are uneasy about getting back to the airport in the wee hours of the morning, for example. Some people, like me, just like to end a trip without the stress of a last-minute traffic jam, missing a train, or whatever. However, if someone specifically wishes to stay @ an airport hotel, I don't necessarily think it means that they intend to skip seeing the nearby city altogether. Steve, the poster, did not provide much info. .... maybe he DOES intend to see the city earlier in his trip, or maybe he has already been to Frankfurt. Or maybe he will tour the area that afternoon and evening, and then just wants to head to the airport area to meet a colleague, or for an early flight the following day. Or maybe he will choose to tour the area south of the city, like Heidelberg or the Odenwald for his final afternoon, and simply wants to drive north, but not quite as north as the city itself to end his trip.