Located in the Sternschanze area opposite a park and just beside the U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations, this is a smart, modern and clean hotel in Hamburg that's intimate enough to have a character of its own. Its 17 single and double rooms are well proportioned, some even have balconies, and the local vicinity, which has a reputation as something of an artists' quarter, offers plenty of pleasant green spaces, cafés and bars.
Tel: +49 40 8222 2830.
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Old-fashioned opulence on a regal scale. Many regard this enormous 19th-century townhouse on the edge of the Inner Alster Lake, comprising 156 rooms and 32 suites, as the best hotel in Hamburg, and consequently there's a price tag to match. Well located for shopping but a little off the beaten track for much of the city's nightlife.
Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14,
Tel: +49 40 34940.
For those who like to be in the thick of it, this cheap hotel in Hamburg is centrally positioned along the raucous Reeperbahn's nightlife mile. Fortunately, all of its 80-plus rooms are fully soundproofed, but this is certainly the perfect place to stay for the budget-conscious party crowd.
Tel: +49 40 311 770.
A more intimately proportioned boutique hotel situated in a quiet residential area near Alster Lake, this Hamburg establishment's tasteful décor is more focused on comfort than cool. There's an attractive garden with a pool, Staff are friendly, and the hotel prides itself on providing sanctuary to a number of heavyweight literary guests.
Tel: +49 40 280 8900.
Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg
Gastwerk proudly wears the mantle of being the city's first 'designer' hotel. Even those who don't speak German won't be surprised to discover that 150 years ago this grand brick building housed the city's first gasworks. Its proportions and the clever use of space in its conversion are the hotel's biggest attraction.
Beim alten Gaswerk 3,
Tel: +49 40 890 620.
The Westin Hamburg
One of Hamburg's newest five star hotels, the Westin is located high up above the recently opened Elbphilharmonie concert hall complex, meaning that the views from its rooms and suites are pretty spectacular. It's also in the heart of the harbour district with all its attractions and points of interest.
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 2,
Tel: +49 40 800 0100.
Le Royal Méridien Hamburg
Spectacular, mammoth and immaculate, this imposing residence offers pretty much everything you could wish for; architecture that seamlessly blends the contemporary and traditional, a swimming pool, solarium, conference and ball rooms, business facilities, a highly regarded ninth-floor restaurant and bar with amazing views, and a total of 284 rooms and suites.
An der Alster 52-56,
Tel: +49 40 21000.
B&B Hotel Hamburg City Ost
Opened during 2016 this is another offering for travellers on a budget and is located about 2km (1.2 miles) from the city centre. Handily for drivers the hotel offers free parking double twin and family rooms are available and the nearest S-Bahn station is just five minutes' walk away.
Tel: +49 40 883 0670.
25hours Hotel Hamburg No.1
Vibrant 1960s-flavoured retro-chic characterise the interior of this 'designer' hotel, whose amenities include a statement-piece bar and restaurant serving German-Italian fusion cuisine. These, plus value (all this is available with rooms starting at under €100), all of which have made 25 hours a very funky hit with a fashion-conscious younger crowd.
Tel: +49 40 855 070.