Hotel Review: Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin

The Steinplatz, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection is simply a wonderful boutique hotel. Like the Marriott Frankfurt which I reviewed here, I stayed here on a Visa pre-paid rate which offered free breakfast. This is not a particularly cheap hotel, but it is a high quality establishment, small, and discreet. I loved it. Its individual, slightly funky, Gaudi-esque  entrance gives you a clue about what to expect, the lobby area is compact and trendy enough to let you know you are in for a treat.

At checkin my Marriott Gold status was noted, but that was about it. There was no upgrade offered nor amenity provided. I was told that I would have been offered free breakfast for myself and a guest, but since that was included in my rate it was a rather moot point. There is no lounge here, so no access there, but even though I had expected a drinks coupon or two for the bar, none of this was forthcoming.

From there it all got better though. The room, though small, was very classy.

There was very much a modern luxury elegance to the hotel: the rooms finished to the highest standard. We stayed here on a B&B rate and if you have the opportunity I would suggest you do too. The breakfast area was lovely: you could sit indoors or in a summer garden area, as shown. The menu choices were excellent. A supreme buffet of typical cold cuts and continental selections and some hot foods to order: sausages, bacon, eggs, etc. You can also order one item off the menu: the eggs with Hollandaise sauces and spinach is not to be missed!

Even the corridors in this hotel had a certain charm about them. 

Not only are they very calming, but the framed pictures on the walls were, for the most part, framed video screens, and they had some really cool, and somewhat ghostly, old German imagery.

​ Overall, this is a great and very classy hotel in the Charlottenberg area of Berlin. It’s convenient to and a short walk from the S-Bahn Zoologischer Garten stop and there are several reasonably priced and relaxed eateries and bars close by. At about €172 per night including breakfast for two, I felt it to be great value for the quality of the establishment.


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