8 Best Places to Stay in Dresden

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The Westin Bellevue Dresden

Like many other German cities, it is a few steps from Berlin’s time-honoured centres, yet a million miles from its hustle and bustle. The city is almost unequaled in its approach to hospitality.

Dresden even attempts to set the mood through its design. The musical note form of the Dresden palace, the Semper Opera House, is in turn echoed in the facade of the Westin Bellevue, DCC’s hotel in the heart of the city.

The hotel’s efficient facilities and amenities are a world away from what you would expect to find in a small town. The hotel’s Fitness Center is at the cutting edge of health and fitness technology, providing ample opportunity for guests to work out without the distraction of colleagues or passersby. The fitness area alone boasts a full-featured Technogym Cardio-Cross Trainer, Lifecycle Elliptical and a BikeConsole.

What’s more, this is not the only opportunity for fitness. The hotel’s Medieval Spa offers treatments drawing on herbal and organic ingredients.

Or you can skip straight to the banquet, free from stress with a soothing massage.

Maritim Hotel Dresden

The hotel is really only 20 minutes or so from the airport and was built to be a base for business travelers, thanks to its proximity to one of the key business areas in the city.

So while you can usually get a great price here, the rooms are also a decent size by “European” standards and just so happen to be very clean and well appointed. There are high-speed wireless Internet connections available (at an extra cost) and you can get free high-speed wireless Internet in the lobby.

Another nice touch is the courtesy room for night train arrivals. You can go here to get your bags and come back to the hotel later. You can also use the heating, which is gas-powered, for free in the hotel.

Here’s a rundown of the rooms at the Maritim, starting with the best:

Solo Room: A spacious room with a queen bed, this is the best choice if you’re traveling alone.

King Sized Room: This larger room has a King-sized bed and a bit of extra space. The classic Maritim style is featured here, along with marble floors, and the bathroom is nice as well.

Dressing Room: This is a good choice for a group, since the space in the room is substantial. It also has a large closet.

Amedia Plaza Dresden

Amedia Plaza Dresden is a hotel designed by Austrian architectural firm KKL-One.

It stands at the edge of the city center at a prominent location at the junction of Pillnitz and Auf Schiffbrücke streets. The hotel features a typical glass-covered atrium, a restaurant, coffeeshop and free underground parking.

Amedia Plaza Dresden is three eight-story buildings of brick, glass and steel, one of which stands on the site of the old Palais Thurn & Taxis. Amedia Plaza Dresden offers 290 rooms and five suites, including one "Rolling Suite", a rotating bedroom with a panoramic view from the comfort of the bed. The hotel is classified as four stars in Germany's classification system.

Star Inn Hotel Premium Dresden

The Star Inn Hotel Dresden, a great choice for both business and leisure travelers, is centrally located in a Dresden city neighborhood.

The beautiful city of Dresden, Germany lies in the Middle-Elbe river valley on the eastern edge of the Ore Mountains. This is a great location for medieval architecture and culture, which are renowned throughout the world.

This city was once the capital of the Kingdom of Saxony and later became the capital of the much larger nation of Germany. In the 21st century, Dresden is one of Germany’s top tourism destinations, mainly due to its appeal as a vibrant and attractive city.

The cuisine is a mix of traditional German and eastern European.

The Hotel has a restaurant, bakery & cafe with a terrace.

The hotel display a large selection of wines and spirits, and has a limited and reasonably priced restaurant menu.

There are plenty of places to visit in and around the Dresden city center. The Dresden Opera House, the State Museum for Saxony Art, Open-Air-Museum Zwinger, Sophienhalle, the Dresden Picture Gallery and the Jewish Museum could all be found within a short walking distance of the hotel.

The staff of the hotel speaks English, that staff is friendly and helpful.

The hotel is high in luxury. It also offers a large guest rooms with separate shower rooms and marble bathrooms with modern features.

Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

Located in the vibrant Old Town, the historic landmark Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden is a five minute walk from the magnificent Semperoper and the famous Frauenkirche. This is one of the best places to stay in Dresden when visiting during Oktoberfest.

Opened in 2007 after restoration, this luxury hotel has 203 guest rooms, including 79 suites, in a total of 21 floors. The hotel’s restaurant M² offers gourmet cuisine.

The trendy breakfast areas for the Fitness Boutique-style bar and the hip hotel’s restaurant M² is located on the 23rd floor. The building also provides a fitness center and a gym with a conference room. Free Wi-Fi access is also available.

This elegant hotel is located in the vibrant Old Town of Dresden, 150 meters from the historic Semperoper concert hall and 5 minutes from the famous Frauenkirche. A stylish restaurant, a gym and a fitness center are also on site.

Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe

(Dresden) 4 stars from £162,5 €

This is the classiest and most popular place to stay in Dresden. It is located just half a block from the Frauenkirche and the Neustädter See (new town pond). The value hotel is also one of the best two starred hotels in the city and occupies a unique position of offering top quality in moderately furnished rooms.

IntercityHotel Dresden

Hyperion Hotel Dresden Am Schloss

Located in the city center of Dresden, the Hyperion Hotel Dresden is a favorite among both business and leisure travelers. Boasting a sumptuous lobby and on-site fitness center, it’s the perfect choice for those looking for quality accommodations and amenities.

Offering sets of rooms as well as suites, all of them come with LCD TVs, personal safes, free Wi-Fi, fridges, hairdryers, air-conditioning and heating.

The on-site restaurant offers a menu of international cuisine, prepared from local and seasonal ingredients. Be sure to book a room in advance to secure the best deals.