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Where to stay in Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main. Image of Frankfurt am Main skyline during twilight blue hour.

Frankfurt is a major hub for business and military travelers, with one of the busiest airports in Europe. The city is also host to major trade shows. However, travelers in Germany will find interesting things to do in Frankfurt, and it’s well worth a visit during your Germany vacation. Before you plan your Frankfurt sightseeing, you must first decide where to stay in Frankfurt. Fortunately, Frankfurt city is very compact, with excellent transportation options, so getting around is easy. We have researched some of the best neighborhoods in Frankfurt for travelers, as well as Frankfurt hotels for every budget.

We will cover off all types of Frankfurt accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Frankfurt hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Frankfurt, the best Frankfurt hotels, best places in Frankfurt to visit, the best places to stay in Frankfurt, hotels near Frankfurt attractions, Frankfurt neighborhood guide and many more.

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City Center – Where to stay in Frankfurt for Tourists

Frankfurt city center often refers to both Innenstadt and Altstadt. Frankfurt was heavily bombed in WWII, so it’s a very modern city by European standards. As such, Frankfurt city center is a gleaming collection of skyscrapers and glass buildings. You might find a few historical pieces of interest tucked away in the Altstadt, Frankfurt’s old city center. The central location and ease of access to all other areas of Frankfurt are the benefit of staying here, along with a large selection of hotels. Although the city center is very built up, there are still many parks and gardens to enjoy, as well as the riverfront promenade. If you’re wondering where to stay in Frankfurt for one night this is the best area.

Best places to stay in Frankfurt City Center

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Westend:
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Budget Hotels in Frankfurt City Center:
EXPO Hotel
Willy Hotel Frankfurt
Select Hotel Aria
City Hotel Mercator

Mid range Hotels in Frankfurt City Center:
Moxy Frankfurt City Center
The Suite Hotel
Fleming’s Selection Hotel Frankfurt-City
Residence Inn Frankfurt City Center

Family Friendly Hotels in Frankfurt City Center:
Miramar Hotel
NH Collection Frankfurt City
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Villa Orange

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Frankfurt City Center:
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
The Westin Grand Frankfurt
Jumeirah Frankfurt
Sofitel Frankfurt Opera

FRANKFURT GERMANY - View to skyline of Frankfurt in sunset blue hour. St Paul's Church and the Hauptwache Main Guard building at Frankfurt central street Zeil

Sachsenhausen – Where to stay in Frankfurt for nightlife

If you are looking for cool places to stay in Frankfurt, Sachsenhausen has a lively bar scene. While much of Frankfurt is quite modern, Sachsenhausen is one of the more historic neighborhoods in Frankfurt. Across the river from Frankfurt’s Old Town, Sachsenhausen is known for apple-wine taverns, beer gardens, cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. There is a cycling & walking path along the Main River, as well as a row of museums along Museumsufer. For a taste of Old Germany, with traditional restaurants and shops, Sachsenhausen is a good option for Frankfurt visitors.

Best places to stay in Sachsenhausen

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Sachsenhausen:
Haus der Jugend e.V

Budget Hotels in Sachsenhausen:
Hotel Royal
Maingau Hotel
Novum Hotel Primus Frankfurt Sachsenhausen
Ritter Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Sachsenhausen:
Libertine Lindenberg
Lindner Hotel & Residence Main Plaza
Hotel Cult

Family Friendly Hotels in Sachsenhausen:
Hotel Am Berg
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Neue Oper
INNSIDE Frankfurt Ostend

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Sachsenhausen:
Le Meridien Frankfurt
The Westin Grand Frankfurt
InterContinental Frankfurt
Villa Kennedy

FRANKFURT, GERMANY - Road traffic and pedestrians cross the Untermain Bridge in the direction of Sachsenhausen and city center in Frankfurt.

Bornheim – Where to stay in Frankfurt on a Budget

Centered around Bergstrasse, Bornheim is Frankfurt’s main shopping district. Bergstrasse extends nearly three kilometers lined with shops, and several subway stations along the way for easy access to other neighborhoods in Frankfurt. A nice surprise of Bornheim are the Chinese Gardens at Bethmannpark, as well as an excellent farmer’s market, should you choose Frankfurt accommodations with a kitchen for cooking. In the summer months, sidewalk cafes spring up all over. There’s a good selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs, too, making this a popular area for students and younger travelers.

Best places to stay in Bornheim

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Bornheim:
Haus der Jugend e.V

Budget Hotels in Bornheim:
Admiral Hotel
City Hotel Mercator
Select Hotel Aria

Mid range Hotels in Bornheim:
Hotel Alexander am Zoo
Am Zoo Hotel
Arena AN Der Friedberger Warte
Villa Orange

Family Friendly Hotels in Bornheim:
Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt City Centre East
ACHAT Comfort City-Frankfurt
NH Collection Frankfurt City
MOXY Frankfurt East

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Bornheim:
The Westin Grand Frankfurt
Jumeirah Frankfurt
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
Sofitel Frankfurt Opera

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY: restaurants with guests on the historic schlossplatz in frankfurt-hoechst, germany

Bahnhofsviertel – Where to stay in Frankfurt for Nightlife

If you want the best place to stay in Frankfurt for nightlife, look no further than Bahnhofsviertel. Located near the central train station, this was once the red-light district of Frankfurt, but has undergone a renaissance with trendy coffee shops, restaurants, clubs and luxury apartments. The nightclub scene in Bahnhofsviertel is constantly evolving, along with an exciting lineup of festivals aimed at revitalizing the neighborhood. With all of the gentrification, there’s still an “edge” to Bahnhofsviertel, making it very popular with younger travelers seeking a different Frankfurt experience.

Best places to stay in Bahnhofsviertel

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Bahnhofsviertel:
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Budget Hotels in Bahnhofsviertel:
Hotel Elbe
Memphis Hotel
Comfort Hotel Frankfurt Central Station
Ibis Styles Frankfurt City Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Bahnhofsviertel:
Ramada Frankfurt City Centre and Financial District
Victoria Hotel
mk hotel frankfurt
Mercure Hotel Kaiserhof Frankfurt City Center

Family Friendly Hotels in Bahnhofsviertel:
Intercityhotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Sud
Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt City Centre
Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Neue Oper
The Frankfurt Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Bahnhofsviertel:
Le Meridien Frankfurt
InterContinental Frankfurt
Grandhotel Hessischer Hof
Roomers

FRANKFURT GERMANY - people enjoy the annual Bahnhofsviertel party in Frankfurt. This area houses also the red light district of Frankfurt.

Nordend – Where to stay in Frankfurt with family 

For travelers who want to live like the locals and get out of the tourist fray, Nordend is one of the best places to stay in Frankfurt. It’s the city’s most densely populated district, with many residents who commute to the nearby city center. There are many bars, cafes, restaurants, and boutiques in Nordend. You’ll also find parks, gardens, grocery stores and other residential qualities. For families visiting Frankfurt, an apartment in the Nordend would be an excellent choice.

Best places to stay in Nordend

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Nordend:
Haus der Jugend e.V

Budget Hotels in Nordend:
Select Hotel Aria
City Hotel Mercator
Admiral Hotel
EXPO Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Nordend:
Villa Orange
Turm Hotel-a Supranational Hotel
Fleming’s Selection Hotel Frankfurt-City
Favored Hotel Scala

Family Friendly Hotels in Nordend:
Hotel Alexander am Zoo
Miramar Hotel
INNSIDE Frankfurt Ostend
SAKS Urban Design Hotel Frankfurt

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Nordend:
The Westin Grand Frankfurt
Sofitel Frankfurt Opera
InterContinental Frankfurt
Le Meridien Frankfurt

Frankfurt's Nordend district at dusk. Panorama. Germany

Westend – Where to stay in Frankfurt for families 

Another residential area of Frankfurt that is great for travelers is the Westend. It’s an upscale residential neighborhood, making it a nice option for families visiting Frankfurt with a higher travel budget. It’s bordered by the convention center (Messe,) the opera house and the botanical garden, Westend offers a quiet escape from the chaos of the city center, which is still in easy distance for commuting. The many parks are a hub of activity in the summer months, with families coming out to enjoy the weather. Visitors who wish to stay in Frankfurt’s Westend will have many options for accommodations.

Best places to stay in Westend

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Westend:
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Budget Hotels in Westend:
Carlton Hotel – Frankfurt
Favored Hotel Domicil
The Corner Hotel
Hotel Villa Florentina

Mid range Hotels in Westend:
Savigny Hotel Frankfurt City
25hours Hotel The Trip
Hotel Adler
Mercure Hotel Frankfurt City Messe

Family Friendly Hotels in Westend:
The Corner Hotel
Star Inn Hotel Frankfurt Centrum
Holiday Inn Frankfurt – Alte Oper
B&B Hotel Frankfurt-Hbf

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Westend:
Dirazi Guest House
Grandhotel Hessischer Hof
Intercityhotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Sud
Le Meridien Frankfurt

The Bethmannpark in frankfurt am Main, hesse, germany

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Where to stay in Frankfurt

Where to stay in Frankfurt

Where to stay in Frankfurt

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