Best option for Frankfurt Airport
Posted Nov 16, 2011
Herr Hammer and his family run a fine hotel in a wonderful location a few steps from Mainz rail station. Walk to the restaurants and nightlife of Mainz, or to the Rhine cruises, yet be 20 minutes from Frankfurt airport by rail without relying on the uncertain timetable of a hotel-shuttle.
The rooms are not large, but clean and well-equipped. Breakfast is free, the spectacular spread common in Germany and the kitchen will cook your eggs and bacon to suit. There's a bar, no restaurant but no need with so many on the doorstep.
One reason this hotel feels classy is that the rooms don't have crass advertising on nasty little triangles of cardboard, and the walls in the common areas have paintings not the hideous advertising posters which make US hotel chains look so crummy. Yes, there is a poster in the elevator, regularly changed, but it's always something cheerful: a joke or something uplifting like "smile at someone today".
The Hammer - cheerful, uplifting and super-convenient for the airport.