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10 Best Hotels in Essen

ibis Styles Gelsenkirchen
3 out of 5
Ringstr. 1-3, Gelsenkirchen, NW
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The price is AU$127 per night
8.41 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (93 reviews)
Good value, convenient location

"Front desk staff cheerfully relocated me to a room on another floor when my room became uninhabitable because of cigarette smoke from another room (it's a non-smoking hotel). Hotel location couldn't be more convenient to the main train station. The operations won't dazzle you with their efficiency ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

ibis Styles Gelsenkirchen
McDreams Hotel Essen-City
2.5 out of 5
Altendorfer Str. 220, Essen
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The price is AU$67 per night
1.89 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (172 reviews)

"Fab hotel! We a really enjoyed our time there. Transport links and shops were very close. It was immaculately clean and very private. Will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2019

McDreams Hotel Essen-City
Motel One Essen
Kennedyplatz 3, Essen, NW
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The price is AU$115 per night
0.22 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (252 reviews)
Business Hotel

"I absolutly love this hotel and use it regularly whilst on business in Essen. i find the staff friendly the hotel is located perfectly with planty of restaurants in the immediate factility and the Hotel has an excellent Bar"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Motel One Essen
H+ Hotel Bochum
4 out of 5
Stadionring 22, Bochum, NW
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The price is AU$136 per night
15.74 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (341 reviews)

"Stayed here after a evening game of football at the nearby Stadium. Everything in the hotel was perfect, really modern and well furnished. My only complaints would be I hoped to have a late wake up the following day however my rooms was on the first floor and the noise from the breakfast was so loud ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2020

H+ Hotel Bochum
Webers - Das Hotel im RUHRTURM
3.5 out of 5
Huttropstrasse 60, Essen, NW
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The price is AU$115 per night
2.15 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (198 reviews)
MotorShow Essen

"good location, clean and not so expensive"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2019

Webers - Das Hotel im RUHRTURM
Courtyard by Marriott Gelsenkirchen
4.5 out of 5
Parkallee 3, Gelsenkirchen, NW
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The price is AU$165 per night
11.83 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (424 reviews)
Very impressed ! Best bed I’ve stayed in !

"A very nice hotel, very comfortable bed in fact one of the best I’ve stayed in. The hotel was clean and the food was very nice. Breakfast had lots of options."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Gelsenkirchen
ibis Styles Bochum Hauptbahnhof
2.5 out of 5
Kurt-Schumacher-Platz 13-15, Bochum, NW
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The price is AU$110 per night
14.76 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (329 reviews)
Great for a one night stop off

"Ideal location to train station and also the town center"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

ibis Styles Bochum Hauptbahnhof
Renaissance Bochum Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Stadionring 18, Bochum, NW
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15.7 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (682 reviews)
Great location for convention centre

"We stayed at this hotel for an event my boyfriend was competing in at the convention centre. Location was perfect - right next door. The rooms at the hotel are clean and the beds very comfortable. We didn’t have breakfast but heard from others it was lovely. The service on check in, check out and ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Renaissance Bochum Hotel
bon marché hôtel Bochum
1 out of 5
Cruismannstr 39, Bochum, NW
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The price is AU$67 per night
15.63 km from city centre
3.4/5 (228 reviews)

"There is not 24/7 front desk help; however, the electronic check-in was very easy to do. The showers and bathrooms are separate and down the hall. There was a sink in the room which was nice for getting ready and brushing teeth etc. There was a tv in the room and a small counter and chair. There ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep. 2019

bon marché hôtel Bochum
Hotel Kuhn
3 out of 5
Mellinghofer Str. 277, Muelheim an der Ruhr
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The price is AU$113 per night
9.98 km from city centre
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Visiting Essen

Visitors give high marks for the shopping in Essen, which is also known for its theaters and sporting events. This culturally-rich city also attracts tourists with its live music. Top sights in the city include Panorama and CentrO.

  • There are 167 hotels and other accommodations in Essen
  • The closest major airport is in Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.) 25.7 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Dortmund (DTM) 42.3 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Essen

Known for its theaters, opera, and live music, the city's cultural venues include Stratmanns Theater Europahaus, Philharmonie Essen, and Light Castle. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to CentrO, Limbecker Platz, and International Christmas Market Essen. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Panorama and Essen Cathedral.

In Essen, you'll find 167 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. These are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hotel Landhaus Knappmann - This 3-star hotel in Kettwig features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi.
  • Schlosshotel Hugenpoet - Our customers like the helpful staff at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Kettwig can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and free valet parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Best Western Premier Parkhotel Engelsburg - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and a fitness center, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and helpful staff.

Top places to see in the area include Museum Kunstpalast, located 18.5 mi (29.8 from the city center, and Duesseldorf City Hall, which is 19 mi (30.7 away.

Getting Around Essen

With so many ways to get around, exploring all of Essen is a breeze. You can take advantage of metro transit at Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn, Berliner Platz U-Bahn, and Bismarckplatz U-Bahn. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Essen Central Station, Essen-Kray Süd Station, or Essen-Borbeck S-Bahn.

Dressing for Essen

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 50°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 32°F
  • From April to June, the average is 68°F during the day and 39°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 71°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 60°F as the daytime average and 33°F as the nighttime average
  • Essen gets about 34.41 inches of rain per year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 69°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 33°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Essen?
Heiner’s Parkhotel is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other top choices based on reviews include NH Essen and GHOTEL hotel & living Bochum.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Essen, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Essen.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Essen?
Based on reviews, AKZENT Hotel Böll Essen is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options to stay on the cheap include Petul Apart Hotel City Garden and Hotel U.
What's the best hotel for families in Essen?
Mercure Hotel Duisburg City is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other options to stay with the children include Art Hotel Tucholsky and Avantgarde Hotel. Also, attractions such as Movie Park Germany and Alpincenter Bottrop are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Essen?
IntercityHotel Duisburg is a favourite hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is Residenz Hotel am Festspielhaus.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Essen?
Brunnen Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets and offers free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include chillten bottrop and Courtyard by Marriott Gelsenkirchen.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Essen?
Heiner’s Parkhotel is a top 3.5-star hotel for a beach holiday, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Webers - Das Hotel im RUHRTURM and Essential by Dorint Essen. Head to Seaside Beach Baldeney or Strandbad Wolfssee for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury hotel in Essen?
Boutique Hotel Villa am Ruhrufer Golf & Spa is a 5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Courtyard by Marriott Gelsenkirchen and Select Hotel Oberhausen am Centro are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Essen?
Georges Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free parking and in-room kitchenettes. If you want to stay at a boutique hotel, you might also want to look at Schlosshotel Hugenpoet.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Essen?
TRYP Centro Oberhausen is a 3.5-star hotel featuring a restaurant and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include ACHAT Hotel Bochum Dortmund and Hotel am Ruhrufer Business & Golf. You can tee off at Golf Club Schloss Horst, Golfclub Essen-Heidhausen e. V. or Golf Club Muelheim an der Ruhr while you’re in town.
What is the best spa hotel in Essen?
ACHAT Hotel Bochum Dortmund is a top spa hotel featuring a rooftop terrace and a bar. Why not spend some time relaxing in the sauna? Other popular spa hotels in Essen include Essential by Dorint Essen and Holiday Inn Essen - City Centre.
What's it like to stay in Essen?
Visitors give high marks for the shopping in Essen, which is also known for its theatres and live music. This cultural city also attracts tourists with its sporting events. Top sights in the city include CentrO, Veltins-Arena and Starlight Express Theater. In Essen, there are 426 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

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