will be traveling by train. Does anyone have any good suggestions for a nice, clean place that's not expensive?
www.easypalace.de station hotel right across the road from the train.29-35 euros.
This subject has been literally beaten to death on this forum, but here goes again.
Hotel Royal is near the station and reasonable. I hear the neighborhood might be a little seedy.
Some people like Hotel Uhland, a little south of the Hbf. It's nice but might not qualify as inexpensive.
There are two hotels around Marienplatz- two S-Bahn stops from the Hbf, and better centered around tourist sites - Blauer Bock and Am Viktualienmarkt.
I have stayed at the Arthotel Muenchen and the Hotel Mark. Both very close to station (6-7 minute walk) and reasonable (€80-85 for a double, including breakfast).
Beating the subject further to death:
Pension Siebel, within 100 feet of the Viktulienmarkt.
thanks i will check those out.
There's the Hotel Monaco which is located a few blocks from the Hauptbahnhof (train station) in the same neighborhood as the Hotel Royal.
We stayed at the Hotel Uhland. Very nice & great breakfast
It's ensuite and includes breakfast. We walked from the train station, but realized afterwards that you can catch an U-bahn that will make the trip a bit quicker. It's also only about 2 blocks (maybe even less) from the Augustiner brewery. Great food and AWESOME beer. The locals go there instead of the Hofbrauhaus. Enjoy!
There's really no reason to stay close to the main train station. The city's excellent subway system seamlessly connects the main train station to the rest of Munich. Choose Marienplatz area to be right in the center of the action.
tim any place in particular? Cuz when I checked hotel in that area, they all seemed very expensive ( above 150).
Hotel Am Viktualienmarkt or Hotel Blaur Bock
I like the Best Western Crystal on schwanstraase across from the Mariott. Clean modern rooms and a wonderful breakfast with lots of fun choices. One short block from the train station. I have stayed there three times for week long stays. Truely fine service!
Check out the Platzl Hotel. Decent prices and great central location. Fun location right next to the Hofbrauhaus House, close to the Marienplatz.
I must disagree about the Platzl's decent price claim. It is a great hotel, close to the Marienplatz, and I've stayed there once. But it was very expensive. Another great Marienplatz hotel is the Torbrau, but it is also very expensive.
Sorry if my suggestion made it sound like it was inexpensive. I recently needed to do a pretty exhaustive review a number of hotels in the Munich area for an upcoming trip. Looked at hotels recommended by multiple friends who are German and live in the area. The Platzl came up on a few lists and I found their rates to be in line with others in the immediate area and also in comparison with others not in this location. But while it was not "cheap", I certainly found plenty of hotels that were significantly more expensive.
I still feel that puts their rates in the middle and not the expensive category. Just my view.
I believe from other posts that you are coming from the Rhine and perhaps Rothenburg. The hotels are generally more expensive in Munich than either of these areas, though Munich is not expensive compared other major cities.
A decent place to shop for lower prices is on HRS.com. They have a rating system I have found very useful. You can query for hotels close to the train station or Marienplatz. They sometimes have better prices than the hotels' own websites.
The train station is only 20 minutes walk and a few minutes Ubahn/Sbahn ride from Marienplatz. It was not a major issue to us. The train station has excellent connections to rest of the city.
Hotel Ludwig opposite the train station. Stayed there with 23 fam and friends.
stayed at Hotel Uhland twice not cheap but wonderful people it's a brisk 15-20 minute walk from the station but doable
I just bid on priceline.com, and got Renaissance Munich Hotel for ~$60/night + booking fee. It is not in the central area, but since the public transit is so good in Munich, I'm not too worried. (It is supposed to be clean :-))