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Berlin is a fascinating city, brimming with history just waiting to be explored. While you fill your travel itinerary with walking tours of Berlin’s best-known landmarks and must-see museums, book your stay in some of the best Berlin Hotels.

Berlin may be best known for the Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall, but it’s quickly making a name for itself in the world of sustainability and design. Berlin’s design hotels offer luxurious accommodations, wrapped in avant-garde architecture and eye-catching themes that you have to experience for yourself.

Whether you’re looking to stay close to the sites or escape to a quieter area of the city, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best luxury design hotels in Berlin.


The Best Luxury Design Hotels in Berlin


Boutique Hotel i31 Berlin Mitte
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Hotel i31 offers sleek designs in the heart of Berlin (Photo courtesy Boutique Hotel i31 Berlin Mitte)

Looking for an out-of-the-box accommodation that offers a fresh perspective on luxury? If so then Hotel i31 is the place for you. Located in the city centre’s trendy Mitte district, this design hotel’s unique accommodations feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of Berlin.

While this boutique hotel offers a range of accommodations, you’ll want to book one of their four Superior Container rooms, constructed from shipping containers. Contrary to their industrial-looking exterior, each Container room offers luxurious design and modern styling, with spa-like linens, glassed-in showers, and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame expansive views of the surrounding courtyard scenery.

Whether you want to enjoy nature from your container or the patio furniture outside, you’ll be blown away by the beauty and sweet smell of the apple trees, strawberry plants, and berry bushes surrounding your accommodations.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For further details, visit Boutique Hotel i31 Berlin Mitte


Mercure Hotel Berlin Wittenbergplatz 
Mercure Berlin Wittenbergplatz
Mercure Berlin Wittenbergplatz boasts rich decor and fabrics (Photo courtesy  Mercure Berlin Wittenbergplatz)

What makes design hotels in Berlin so intriguing is their dedication to their thematic approach. Mercure Hotel Berlin Wittenbergplatz is no different. In stride with neighbouring international designers, this hotel has tailored (pun intended) its accommodations to lovers of all things fashion and style.

Dressed in rich fabrics and accessorized with chic decor, and the playful uses of spools of thread and fabric scissors, this hotel will inspire you to sport your most polished attire while you explore the Ku’Damm Boulevard and shop the KaDeWe department store, located next door.

We suggest booking one of the hotel’s Superior Suites to truly appreciate your destination. Each suite includes bathrobes, slippers, and a private terrace view of City West’s fashion district.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more details, visit Mercure Hotel Berlin Wittenbergplatz 


SANA Berlin Hotel
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Sana Berlin Hotel offers trendy Danish designs and plenty of comfort (Photo courtesy SANA Berlin Hotel)

Between trips to Berlin’s most historic sites, why not stay in trendy accommodations with a futuristic vibe? At SANA Berlin Hotel, elegance and minimalism go hand-in-hand.

Designed by Spanish architect Fransesc Rifé, this hotel uses glass, glossy lacquer and oak to create an intriguing interior, with translucent walls that maximize light and visual lines, and complement the hotel’s sleek architectural design.

While Berlin is home to some of the best food and drink experiences, you’ll want to save room for evening tapas and cocktails in SANA Berlin’s hip open-air patio, furnished with cozy patio seating and illuminated each night with warm, glowing tear-drop-shaped lights.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more details, visit SANA Berlin Hotel


Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
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The Superior Double at the Select Hotel Checkpoint Charlie is a plush space to hang out (Photo courtesy Select Hotel Checkpoint Charlie)

Love the character of Berlin’s decades-old architecture, but don’t want to sacrifice the comforts of modern design? You’ll want to check out Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie.

This historic hotel, which was built in 1894, has become one of Berlin’s top design hotels by marrying old and new. You’ll love its exterior’s charm, showcasing its original facade, complete with elegant curved windows, a blue awning, and picture-perfect street-side balconies.

With its historic charm, this Checkpoint Charlie hotel has also mastered the art of modern design, with sleek and comfortable accommodations featuring vibrant colours and clean lines. We suggest booking the Comfort Double Room for your choice of city or mountain, or garden view.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more details, visit Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie


Holiday Inn Berlin – City West
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Holiday Inn Berlin is a great design hotel option (Holiday Inn Berlin – City West, an IHG Hotel)

While it may surprise you to see a Holiday Inn on this list, we feel that the hotel giant has managed to expand past the cookie-cutter and create an experience worthy of a good night’s stay. If you have an early morning flight to catch or simply want to stay at an Intercontinental hotel, this one’s for you.

We love that Holiday Inn Berlin – City West has the predictability of the chain but added European charm thanks to its Bauhaus design and complimentary Turkish steam room and spa-like pool.

In addition to its 342 rooms, this hotel also features 14 spacious suites that include separate living and sleeping areas and two bathrooms, perfect for traveling with friends or colleagues.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more details, visit Holiday Inn Berlin – City West


Abba Berlin Hotel 
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The Abba Berlin’s Junior Suite is a good choice for those needing more space (Photo courtesy Abba Berlin Hotel)

While this elegant hotel will have you feeling like a Dancing Queen, Abba Berlin Hotel has little to do with the Swedish pop band. In contrast, its design pulls from both the Spanish influences of its parent company and German creativity, all thanks to the creative design of Berlin architectural firm Helge Sypereck.

The hotel’s decor features a richer colour palette and sparkling chandeliers, along with subtle details that hark back to Berlin’s Golden Era of the 1920s, a time when, like today, Germany was a fixture of urban development and sophistication.

During your stay, be sure to book a table at Abba Mia, the hotel’s restaurant, and relax with a glass of Spanish wine, which pairs beautifully with the chef’s sophisticated menu of German, Spanish and Mediterranean flavours.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: for more details, visit Abba Berlin Hotel


H10 Berlín Ku’damm
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The H10 Berlín Ku’damm offers trendy decor throughout (Photo courtesy H10 Berlín Ku’damm)

While H10 Berlin Ku’damm first opened its doors a mere decade ago, its architecture is all but new. Housed in a historic, well-preserved century-old schoolhouse, this Berlin design hotel has stayed true to the charm of its academic roots.

You’ll love this restored treasure’s unique accommodation options, including 18 superior lofts and four duplex lofts, which feature two spacious floors of living space, a kitchenette, and a sweeping view of either the atrium or adjacent street.

During your stay, we suggest pampering yourself at H10 Berlin Ku’damm’s Despacio Spa Center. This facility features a sauna, steam bath, shower temple, water shallow pools and an ice fountain, along with thermal loungers that melt away any travel stresses. 

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more details, visit H10 Berlin Ku’damm


Ku’Damm 101 Hotel
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Hotel Ku’ Damm 101 boasts funky designer rooms (Hotel Ku’ Damm 101) 

If you’re a fan of Bauhaus styling, there’s no better design hotel in Berlin than Ku’Damm 101 Hotel. Designed by Swiss creatives Kessler + Kessler, this hotel uses both the colour and design principles of Bauhaus mentor Le Corbusier to create a pure, sleek, and streamlined atmosphere.

No detail has been missed at this hotel, including its courtyard, which has been custom-designed by landscape architects, and the hotel’s wellness rooms – designed by a feng shui master to create a balanced environment that promotes quiet and calm.

Whether you book a standard-, comfort-, or upper-class room, you’ll appreciate the care Hotel Ku’Damm 101 took to select flexible, sustainable furniture that can be rearranged simply to fit each guest’s needs.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more details, visit Ku’Damm 101 Hotel


Hotel Bleibtreu Berlin by Golden Tulip
Hotel Bleibtreu Berlin by Golden Tulip
Hotel Bleibtreu boasts classy Italian designs (Photo courtesy Hotel Bleibtreu Berlin by Golden Tulip)

The Golden Tulip’s Hotel Bleibtreu is a taste of Italy in Berlin. If you love Italian styling, comfortable European décor, and charming bistro dining, you’ll love this boutique hotel.

We love the superior rooms, many of which have ceiling-high windows and French doors that open up to a picturesque balcony. (Fair warning: between the room and the balcony view, you may not ever want to leave.)

The hotel also features an indulgent wellness area with a herbal steam bath, massage room, and plunge pool, which are available to all guests.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: for more details, visit Hotel Bleibtreu Berlin


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Shelanne Augustine is a writer and travel enthusiast from Toronto, Canada. When she isn’t exploring the diverse neighborhoods of Ontario’s capital, she enjoys planning trips abroad with her husband and son.  


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