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 984 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 $287

25hours Hotel The Circle

Rated 8.4 in 3526 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 $116

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 $125

Ruby Ella Hotel Cologne

Rated 8.5 in 6046 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 $103

Legend Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 881 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 a 24-hour front desk, 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 with 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.

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

Rooms from $161

THE QVEST hideaway

Rated 8.6 in 747 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 $160

Savoy Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 3058 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 $193

Prevôt Restaurant & Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 615 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 $155

Hyatt Regency Köln

Rated 8.6 in 5112 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 $179

Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne

Rated 8.8 in 2436 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.

Guest rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

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

Rooms from $122

Radisson Blu Hotel Köln

Rated 8.4 in 9586 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 $113

Motel One Köln-Neumarkt

Rated 8.5 in 7055 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.

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 $129

Mauritius Hotel & Therme

Rated 7.5 in 4677 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 $133

Located in Cologne’s trendy Friesenplatz district, this hotel offers a sauna and a modern fitness studio with cardio and… See more

Located in Cologne’s trendy Friesenplatz district, this hotel offers a sauna and a modern fitness studio with cardio and exercise equipment. The Lindner Hotel City Plaza is a 7-minute drive from the Koelnmesse Exhibition Centre and Lanxess Arena.

The elegant rooms each have a satellite TV, a seating area, and an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. WiFi is free throughout.

Cologne specialities and international dishes are served in the Lindner Hotel City Plaza's restaurant. The lively bar has a large terrace.

There is a selection of shops and restaurants within 1 km of the hotel, and Cologne Cathedral is a 15-minute walk away. The banks of the River Rhine lie 2 km from the hotel.

The Lindner Hotel Cologne City Plaza is a 2-minute walk from Friesenplatz Underground Station and 800 metres from Köln-West Train Station. It takes 20 minutes to get to Cologne-Bonn Airport.

Rooms from $99

This hotel is located on the River Rhine in Cologne’s historic city centre and features modern design, stylish rooms… See more

This hotel is located on the River Rhine in Cologne’s historic city centre and features modern design, stylish rooms, free WiFi, and a large rooftop terrace.

All rooms at the art’otel cologne by park plaza have a flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee facilities. Many feature ceiling-high windows, stylish wall art and a minimalist design.

The art'drink bar and lounge features a summer terrace, and serves a wide range of drinks and snacks.

Other facilities at the art’otel cologne by park plaza include a sauna area and library. The hotel offers a free guided tour for guests wanting to learn more about the Korean artist SEO.

The famous Cologne Cathedral is a 15-minute walk from the art'otel cologne by park plaza. The popular Imhoff Chocolate Museum is 250 metres away.

Rooms from $97