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Suite Bizarre SM-Fetish Apartment Apartment
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia
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3.23 mi from city center
Suite Bizarre SM-Fetish Apartment Apartment
Motel One Essen
Kennedyplatz 3, Essen, NW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $77 per night
0.13 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (254 reviews)
English is the international language, not German

"Very good hotel. Shame all documents and information was sent in German. I requested a copy in English and never received it. How can international travellers accept conditions in a local language they don’t understand? Very annoying"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Motel One Essen
Schlosshotel Hugenpoet
5 out of 5
August-Thyssen-Straße 51, Kettwig, Essen, NW
The price is $196 per night
7.77 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)

"It is such an extraordinary place that I stay here even when my business is in Cologne over an hour by train. The human “battery recharge” is absolutely fantastic, 19th century charm, grace, service and warmth keep me coming back! The restaurant delivers consistent contemporary classic German cuisine ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Schlosshotel Hugenpoet
Hotel Rathaus 1910
2.5 out of 5
Heidhauser Platz 1, Essen
The price is $77 per night
5.41 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)

"Our room was very big. There was a fridge that was sadly broken, but the communal kitchen had one anyway so was no issue. The owners were so friendly and extremely helpful. I actually made a mistake with my booking that made it €50 more expensive, but they allowed me to pay the cheaper price which ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Hotel Rathaus 1910
Ringhotel Art Hotel Körschen garni
3 out of 5
Hindenburgstrasse 6, Essen, NW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $62 per night
0.4 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (103 reviews)

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Room was a little disappointing - had booked a King bed but ended up with a tiny single instead - but otherwise very good stay."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Ringhotel Art Hotel Körschen garni
GHOTEL hotel & living Essen
3.5 out of 5
Hachestrasse 63, Essen
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night
0.53 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (284 reviews)

"Great breakfast, staff are nice and helpful, good food in restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

GHOTEL hotel & living Essen
Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen
4.5 out of 5
Messeplatz 3, Essen
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $100 per night
1.85 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (131 reviews)

"Excellent location, charming architecture and perfect service!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen
Boutique Essen City
Hoffnungstr. 19, Essen, NW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $77 per night
0.34 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (211 reviews)
Good experience

"Good experience"…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Boutique Essen City
Mintrops Land Hotel Burgaltendorf
4 out of 5
Schwarzensteinweg 81, Essen, NW
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The price is $88 per night
5.59 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (126 reviews)
Highly recommended country hotel

"Amazing country hotel with beautiful decor and spa. We enjoyed the indoor pool, sauna and massage bed for relaxation. Our junior suite was very comfortable and spacious enough for the three of us. We also had our own terrace with beautiful countryside views. The staff was very friendly and the food ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Mintrops Land Hotel Burgaltendorf
Mintrops Stadt Hotel Margarethenhöhe
4 out of 5
Steile Straße 46, Essen, NW
The price is $88 per night
2.28 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (83 reviews)

"Good food, clean room, large room and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Mintrops Stadt Hotel Margarethenhöhe
Sheraton Essen Hotel
4 out of 5
Huyssenallee 55, Essen, NW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $111 per night
0.83 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (211 reviews)

"Very friendly staff and effortless check in/out. Nice room and comfy bed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Sheraton Essen Hotel
IntercityHotel Essen
Hachestrasse 10, Essen, NW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $49 per night
0.37 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (331 reviews)

"Distance to the train station and city centre really good for vusitung the christmas market and other city's"…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

IntercityHotel Essen
Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen
4 out of 5
Bismarckstr. 48-50, Essen, NW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $77 per night
0.94 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (415 reviews)

"Wellness facilities where not all available"…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen
Holiday Inn Essen - City Centre
4 out of 5
Frohnhauser Str. 6, Essen, NW
Free Cancellation
The price is $69 per night
0.35 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (365 reviews)
Hotel was good!

"Rooms were a bit outdated - there was no ventilation or air condition so I would believe a stay here in the summer would be unbearable.. But, we came in the winter so it was fine! Very nice breakfast, and a bar with good opening hours"…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Holiday Inn Essen - City Centre
Georges Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Florastrasse 15b, Essen, NW
Free Cancellation
The price is $111 per night
2.14 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (92 reviews)
usi

"Fantastic host , friendly, helpful and available all the time. Great place ."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Georges Hotel
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Visiting Essen

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

  • There are 326 hotels and other accommodations in Essen
  • The closest major airport is in Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), 15.9 mi (25.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Dortmund (DTM), 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Essen

Known for its theaters, opera, and live music, the city's cultural venues include Starlight Express Theater, Colosseum Theater, and Folkwang Museum. Attractions like Movie Park Germany, Alpincenter Bottrop, and Sea Life Oberhausen are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site, Broich Castle, and Beck Castle.

In Essen, you'll be able to select from 326 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Hotel Landhaus Knappmann - This 3-star hotel in Düsseldorf Government Region features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi.
  • Heiner's Parkhotel - This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a 24-hour health club.
  • Holiday Inn Express Oberhausen - This 3.5-star hotel in Düsseldorf Government Region features free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar. Expedia customers like its breakfast and overall value.

Other favorite sights in Essen include CentrO, Veltins-Arena, and Konig Pilsener Arena. Popular places to visit outside the city include Messe Duesseldorf, located 18 mi (28.9 km) from the heart of the city, and Museum Kunstpalast, which is 18.5 mi/29.8 km away.

Getting Around Essen

With so many ways to get around, exploring all of Essen is simple. Nearby metro stations include Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn, Berliner Platz U-Bahn, and Bismarckplatz U-Bahn. If you want to see 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
  • About 34.41 inches of rain falls on Essen each 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 favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other top choices based on reviews include Hotel und Restaurant Schmachtendorf 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 hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in Essen.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Essen?
To find more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Essen, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Essen?
Based on reviews, bon marché hôtel Bochum is a popular 1-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include ibis Bochum Zentrum and AKZENT Hotel Böll Essen.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Ruettenscheid?
With 25 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Hotel an der Gruga is the highest ranked property in Ruettenscheid. This 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and a fitness center. It is located a short 5-minute walk from Messe Essen. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Georges Hotel and Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen.
What's the best accommodation in Altstadt?
Ibis Styles Gelsenkirchen is a favorite with our customers staying in Altstadt. This 3-star hotel offers free WiFi and a bar. Good Morning Gelsenkirchen City is another top choice for your stay in the area.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to 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 for your family trip include Renaissance Bochum Hotel and IntercityHotel Duisburg. Attractions like Movie Park Germany and Alpincenter Bottrop are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Essen?
IntercityHotel Duisburg is a favorite hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Another good option for a romantic stay is Residenz Hotel am Festspielhaus.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Essen?
H+ Hotel Bochum is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Two other good options to stay with your pet include Renaissance Bochum Hotel and IntercityHotel Duisburg.
Where is the best place to stay near Veltins-Arena?
Courtyard by Marriott Gelsenkirchen is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and a fitness center. It’s located just a short 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Veltins-Arena. Another good choice is Aus-Ge-Schlafen, located just 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.
What about the best place to stay near Movie Park Germany?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hotel Alter Giebel, located 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Movie Park Germany, and this 3-star hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Stadt-Hotel Gladbeck and Hotel-Gasthaus Alte Post are two other good options within 5 miles.
What are some accommodations with pools in Essen?
Hotel Plaza is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Mercure Hotel Duisburg City and Hotel Am Sportpark.

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