The Best Hotels in Cologne

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Cologne. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom

Rated 8.9 in 1047 reviews

This luxury 5-star hotel is located directly opposite Cologne Cathedral and a 2-minute walk from Cologne Main Station… See more

This luxury 5-star hotel is located directly opposite Cologne Cathedral and a 2-minute walk from Cologne Main Station. It offers award-winning cuisine and elegant rooms with a free minibar.

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom has been family-run since 1863. The spacious rooms and suites all feature air conditioning, international satellite TV and a marble-style bathroom. Free WiFi is available for all mobile devices.

Exotic Asian dishes are available in the stylish taku restaurant, which has a Michelin star, and innovative French cuisine is served in the Hanse Stube restaurant. The Piano Bar features tea/coffee specialities, homemade pastries, cocktails, a cigar lounge and live piano music.

The Excelsior Cologne offers free use of the gym and 2 saunas from 07:00 until 22:00 daily.

Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Rooms from $294

25hours Hotel The Circle

Rated 8.5 in 4071 reviews

Conveniently set in the centre of Cologne, 25hours Hotel The Circle provides air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free… See more

Conveniently set in the centre of Cologne, 25hours Hotel The Circle provides air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The hotel features a sauna and a 24-hour front desk.

At the hotel, each room has a desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, certain rooms at 25hours Hotel The Circle also offer a city view. Guest rooms in the accommodation are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer.

Guests at 25hours Hotel The Circle can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Popular points of interest near the hotel include National Socialism Documentation Centre, Saint Gereon's Basilica and Cologne Cathedral. The nearest airport is Cologne Bonn Airport, 16 km from 25hours Hotel The Circle.

Rooms from $115

This is a converted historic water tower in the centre of Cologne's Old Town. Completely renovated ,the elegant rooms… See more

This is a converted historic water tower in the centre of Cologne's Old Town.

Completely renovated ,the elegant rooms decorated in a modern-style at the Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton feature satellite TV, handheld room control devices and a private bathroom with free toiletries. The hotel interior offers a unique glass, wood and brick design.

The Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge , Bar Botanik is located on the 11th floor, at a height of 35 metres. It offers 360-degree panoramic views of Cologne.

The Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton is located less than 2 km from Cologne Main Train Station and a 10-minute walk from the banks of the River Rhine. On-site parking is available.

Rooms from $133

Legend Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 982 reviews

Featuring a terrace, a restaurant as well as a bar, Legend Hotel is located in the centre of Cologne, 400 metres from… See more

Featuring a terrace, a restaurant as well as a bar, Legend Hotel is located in the centre of Cologne, 400 metres from Museum Ludwig. Among the facilities at this property are room service and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is allergy-free and is set 300 metres from Romano-Germanic Museum.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. All units include a wardrobe.

Legend Hotel offers a buffet or continental breakfast.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Cologne Philharmony, Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge. The nearest airport is Cologne Bonn Airport, 15 km from Legend Hotel.

Rooms from $165

Ruby Ella Hotel Cologne

Rated 8.5 in 6712 reviews

Conveniently located in the Neustadt Nord district of Cologne, Ruby Ella Hotel Cologne is set 1.7 km from Cologne… See more

Conveniently located in the Neustadt Nord district of Cologne, Ruby Ella Hotel Cologne is set 1.7 km from Cologne Cathedral, 1.2 km from Theater am Dom and 1.6 km from Cologne Central Station. Boasting a bar, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around less than 1 km from National Socialism Documentation Centre, a 13-minute walk from Neumarkt Square Cologne and 600 metres from Saint Gereon's Basilica. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Ruby Ella Hotel Cologne all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

The daily breakfast offers buffet, continental or vegetarian options.

Languages spoken at the 24-hour front desk include German and English.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Museum Ludwig, Romano-Germanic Museum and Cologne Philharmony. The nearest airport is Cologne Bonn Airport, 16 km from Ruby Ella Hotel Cologne.

Rooms from $102

Savoy Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 3270 reviews

Offering a spa and wellness centre, the Savoy Hotel is centrally located in Cologne. Free WiFi access is available at… See more

Offering a spa and wellness centre, the Savoy Hotel is centrally located in Cologne. Free WiFi access is available at the property. Cologne’s famous Dom (cathedral) is just a 5-minute walk away.

Each room here will provide you with a satellite TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a bath or shower, the private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and bathrobes. Extras include an iPod dock and a DVD player.

Modern German cuisine can be enjoyed in the hotel’s elegantly decorated restaurant. A panoramic view of the city is offered on the roof terrace and sun lounge, where BBQ dishes can be ordered.

Facilities offered at the property include luggage storage.

The hotel is 400 metres from Cologne Central Station. Dusseldorf International Airport is 39 km away.

Rooms from $192

THE QVEST hideaway

Rated 8.5 in 830 reviews

Situated in the heart of Cologne’s Old Town, this designer hotel is set in a historic building built in 1897. It offers… See more

Situated in the heart of Cologne’s Old Town, this designer hotel is set in a historic building built in 1897. It offers luxury accommodation, a private art gallery and free WiFi access.

THE QVEST hideaway cologne provides spacious rooms decorated with decorated with design classics from the fifties and sixties. Each is complete with a minibar and a modern bathroom.

Guests will find numerous cafés, bars and restaurants within a 2-minute walk of the hotel. Breakfast is served daily in the stylish restaurant, which also offers drinks in the evening.

Nearby attractions include Cologne Cathedral and Museum of Applied Art, which are both 1 km away. THE QVEST hideaway cologne is beside the Kaune Contemporary, Gallery for Contemporary Photography.

Rooms from $163

Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Köln

Rated 8.2 in 4991 reviews

This hotel is situated in Cologne city centre, 200 metres from the Heumarkt Square. It offers spacious rooms and a… See more

This hotel is situated in Cologne city centre, 200 metres from the Heumarkt Square. It offers spacious rooms and a restaurant.
The external gym and wellness area by Holmes Place can be used for a fee of 18,50 € per day and person. Adults only!

Dorint am Heumarkt Köln provides spacious rooms with soundproofed windows and modern décor. All rooms include free tea/coffee facilities and a stylish marble bathroom. Some rooms offer a view of Cologne Cathedral.
Guests can enjoy a full buffet breakfast at our breakfast restaurant "Faveo"

In our legendary "Harry's New York Bar" you can enjoy delicious local and international dishes, classic bar food or the last drink of the day in an exclusive casual atmosphere.

A piece of Paris at the LeBistrot99. We would like to convey to you the feeling of life in the city on the Seine with a mixture of art, culture and culinary delights. Leave your everyday life behind and enjoy French specialties with all your senses in a casual atmosphere.

Heumarkt Underground Station is 200 metres from the Dorint am Heumarkt. Trains run to Cologne Main Station in 8 minutes and the Koelnmesse Exhibition Centre in 11 minutes.

Rooms from $122

Prevôt Restaurant & Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 709 reviews

Featuring a terrace, a restaurant as well as a bar, Prevôt Restaurant & Hotel is located in the centre of Cologne, 200… See more

Featuring a terrace, a restaurant as well as a bar, Prevôt Restaurant & Hotel is located in the centre of Cologne, 200 metres from Cologne Philharmony. Located around 200 metres from Romano-Germanic Museum, the hotel with free WiFi is also 500 metres away from Cologne Cathedral. The property is allergy-free and is situated 300 metres from Museum Ludwig.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Rooms have a kettle, while some rooms are equipped with a balcony and others also offer city views. At Prevôt Restaurant & Hotel each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Hohenzollern Bridge, Musical Dome Cologne and Wallraf-Richartz Museum. The nearest airport is Cologne Bonn Airport, 15 km from Prevôt Restaurant & Hotel.

Rooms from $162

Hyatt Regency Köln

Rated 8.6 in 5739 reviews

Offering great views of the Cologne Cathedral and gourmet cuisine, this stylish business hotel is located in central… See more

Offering great views of the Cologne Cathedral and gourmet cuisine, this stylish business hotel is located in central Cologne directly beside the River Rhine. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property.

Featuring a striking façade, the Hyatt Regency Köln has spacious, classical-style rooms and suites with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities, and a non-complimentary minibar. All include an elegant marble bathroom.

The Puls Hyatt Fitness Club includes a 24h gym, as well as an indoor swimming pool, a steam bath and a sauna. Massages are non-complimentary and available upon request.

International specialties are served in the Hyatt’s Glashaus restaurant, located in the glass atrium. Its windows provide wonderful views of the Old Town, the cathedral and River Rhine. Fine cocktails and whiskeys are available in the Legends bar with summer terrace. In addition, directly on the adjacent Rhine promenade, you will find the associated restaurants Sticky Fingers, which impresses with street food delicacies, and Grissini, which invites you to enjoy authentic Italian food.

Deutzer Freiheit Underground Station is 300 metres from the Hyatt Regency Köln. This is 1 stop from the Kölnmesse Exhibition Centre and 2 stops from the Lanxess Arena. Alternatively, both destinations as well as the cathedral are also within 10 minutes walking distance.

Rooms from $163

B-Chill Cologne

Rated 9.3 in 67 reviews

Featuring 4-star accommodation, B-Chill Cologne is located in Cologne, 400 metres from Wallraf-Richartz Museum and 1.3… See more

Featuring 4-star accommodation, B-Chill Cologne is located in Cologne, 400 metres from Wallraf-Richartz Museum and 1.3 km from Musical Dome Cologne. This property is situated a short distance from attractions such as Romano-Germanic Museum, Hohenzollern Bridge, and Cologne Philharmony. The property is allergy-free and is set 700 metres from Cologne Chocolate Museum.

The units come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, fridge, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer, rooms at the hotel also have free WiFi, while some rooms come with a city view. At B-Chill Cologne all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Cologne Cathedral, Museum Ludwig and Theater am Dom. The nearest airport is Cologne Bonn Airport, 14 km from B-Chill Cologne.

Rooms from $96

Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne

Rated 8.7 in 2764 reviews

Located in Cologne and with Köln Messe/Deutz Station reachable within 400 metres, Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne provides… See more

Located in Cologne and with Köln Messe/Deutz Station reachable within 400 metres, Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne provides concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi throughout the property and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel features a sauna and luggage storage space.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a dishwasher, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

A buffet breakfast is available daily at the accommodation.

Popular points of interest near Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne include KölnTriangle, Lanxess Arena and Cologne Fairgrounds. The nearest airport is Cologne Bonn Airport, 13 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $121

Radisson Blu Hotel Köln

Rated 8.4 in 10609 reviews

This hotel in Cologne’s Deutz district is a 5-minute walk from the Lanxess Arena and KölnMesse Exhibition Centre. It… See more

This hotel in Cologne’s Deutz district is a 5-minute walk from the Lanxess Arena and KölnMesse Exhibition Centre. It offers free Wi-Fi and free use of the sauna and gym.

The Radisson BLU Hotel Köln features spacious and modern rooms with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities and chic design. All bathrooms include a shower, while some additionally come with a bathtub.

Guests can enjoy a rich buffet breakfast in the Pronto bistro or Mediterranean specialities in the Ellipse restaurant. Coffees, cocktails and Kölsch beer are also served on the terrace or the lounge bar with a 15-metre-high glass ceiling.

Kölnmesse tram stop is 100 metres from the Radisson Köln. Cologne city centre and Cologne Cathedral are 3 tram stops away or a 20-minute walk over the River Rhine.

Rooms from $130

Motel One Köln-Neumarkt

Rated 8.5 in 8037 reviews

Set in Cologne, Motel One Köln-Neumarkt has a shared lounge, terrace, bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. The… See more

Set in Cologne, Motel One Köln-Neumarkt has a shared lounge, terrace, bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.4 km from Cologne Cathedral, 1.3 km from Museum Ludwig and less than 1 km from Wallraf-Richartz Museum. The property is non-smoking and is situated 300 metres from Neumarkt Square Cologne.

At the hotel the rooms come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower. At Motel One Köln-Neumarkt the rooms have bed linen and towels.

The daily breakfast offers buffet, continental or vegetarian options.

Speaking German and English, staff at the 24-hour front desk can help you plan your stay.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include National Socialism Documentation Centre, Saint Gereon's Basilica and Theater am Dom. The nearest airport is Cologne Bonn Airport, 15 km from Motel One Köln-Neumarkt.

Rooms from $134

Mauritius Hotel & Therme

Rated 7.6 in 5148 reviews

This hotel is located beside the Mauritiuskirche Church in the Old Town district of Cologne. Guests enjoy use of the… See more

This hotel is located beside the Mauritiuskirche Church in the Old Town district of Cologne. Guests enjoy use of the 3,500 m² spa , which includes an indoor and an outdoor pool.

Rooms at Mauritius Hotel & Therme are individually designed and furnished in modern style. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and modern bathroom. Wi-Fi is also provided free of charge.

Facilities at the Mauritius Therme spa (open betrween 10:00 and 23:00 daily) include 6 saunas, a steam room, 2 hot tubs and a fitness centre. Massages can be booked directly at the hotel. The guests can also relax on the rooftop terrace.

Regional and international specialities are served in the Mauritius’s restaurant, and the spacious bar offers Cologne's traditional Kölsch beer.

Mauritiuskirche‎ Underground Station is 100 metres from the Mauritius Hotel. Cologne Cathedral is a 20-minute walk away.

Rooms from $132