The Best Hotels in Stuttgart in 2020: Your Guide to Where to Stay When Visiting Stuttgart

Looking for a place to stay in Stuttgart? This guide will help you find the perfect place to sleep.

Not only have I lived in Stuttgart, I’ve come back to visit several times. I’ve stayed in both hotels and AirBnB’s in different parts of the inner city and the suburbs. I’m happy to now help you find the accommodation you’re seeking!

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Where to Stay in Stuttgart

We recommend a centrally located hotel in Stuttgart Mitte because you’ll be within walking distance of so many things:

  • main train station (Hauptbahnhof)
  • shopping on Königstrasse
  • the new and old castle, cathedrals, and the Markthalle
  • Christmas markets and other downtown festivals
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Museums and galleries
  • the University
  • the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

If you stay downtown and want to visit sights like the TV Tower (excellent views!), the Mercedes Museum, the city vineyards, the Seilbahn or Killesberg tower, you can either take the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and/or public transportation.

Stuttgart is a walkable city that has excellent public transportation (bus, tram, U-bahn, S-bahn, and train). You can also easily drive and park a rental car, which means that no matter where you stay in or around Stuttgart, you’ll be able to get where you want to go without hassle. We’ve used both public transportation and rental cars in Stuttgart with no problems. Many hotels offer onsite parking.

Below are the 10 best hotels in Stuttgart’s city center. I’ve placed them in the map below so you can see where they all are.

10 Best Hotels in Stuttgart, Germany

1. Motel One Stuttgart-Mitte

Summary: Motel One is a modern hotel in the heart of the city.

Location: You can’t beat the location! Right downtown in Stuttgart-Mitte, close to everything.

Things to note: I stayed at Motel One a few years ago when I was in town for a conference at the university and loved it. It’s close to everything, including the downtown sights, restaurants and cafes, a supermarket, the university, the Christmas market, the main train station, and more. There’s even a metro stop right next to the hotel that will connect you with nearly every U-bahn or S-bahn. Motel One offered comfortable, clean, and friendly service.

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Highlights:

  • Free wifi
  • 24-hour bar
  • A/C
  • Floor to ceiling windows in rooms
  • Good buffet breakfast available

2. City Hotel Stuttgart

Summary: City Hotel Stuttgart is located on a peaceful side street yet also just 5 minutes from the center of Stuttgart, making it a great jumping-off point for your travels in the city itself as well as the region of southwestern Germany.

Location: Just 5 minutes from the center of Stuttgart (near the new castle, museums, and Markthalle), 2 minutes from the nearest metro station (Olgaeck). I stayed in this neighborhood on my last trip to Stuttgart and loved this area.

Things to Note: A limited number of free parking spaces are available at the hotel. This hotel and its rooms are smoke free.

Highlights: WiFi is available to guests and is free of charge. Catch the tram at Olgaeck and one stop later (Eugensplatz) you’ll be at a gorgeous city overlook (you can walk up, too)!


3. Kronenhotel

Summary: Located just a few minutes away from central Stuttgart and the city’s main rail station on a quiet street, guests at Kronenhotel can enjoy a sauna and steam bath here. If the weather is nice, take some time to enjoy the lovely garden terrace.

Location: 1,300 ft from Stuttgart Main Station (rail) and a 5 minute walk from Königstrasse, Stuttgart’s main shopping street.

Highlight: Spacious rooms and the friendly staff. The gourmet breakfast offers plenty of options to suit all tastes!

Things to Note:

  • Private parking is available on site (reservations needed)
  • Excellent and free wifi is available throughout the hotel
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Pets are not allowed

4. Hotel Unger

Summary: Friendly, clean, and comfortable hotel in the city center with the BEST breakfast buffet in the city!

Location: Just down the street from Motel One, this hotel is close to everything!

Things to note: I stayed here last summer and loved it. You can’t beat the central location – close to everything yet still quiet. Staff were friendly and helpful (they let me into my room when I arrived at 7am!) and the breakfast buffet was awesome. Try the Döner place to the right of the hotel!

Highlights:

  • Excellent location
  • Amazing breakfast buffet
  • A/C
  • Free wifi
  • Large windows
  • Quiet rooms
  • Cable TV
  • Rental bikes
  • Parking

5. Aloft Stuttgart

Summary: If you are looking for a modern and hip hotel option, then Aloft is the hotel for you! This hotel has many amenities and is centrally located in the city of Stuttgart.

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Location: Aloft is located in the Milaneo shopping complex, which is about 0.6 miles from Königstrasse. The Stadtbibliothek metro station is 500 ft away from the hotel.

Things to Note:

  • 24-hour self-service gourmet pantry
  • Fitness center with city views
  • Drinks and bar snacks can be enjoyed at the trendy bar
  • Pets are allowed upon request
  • Public parking is available on site (no reservations needed)
  • Daily housekeeping is an additional charge

Highlight: Comfortable beds!

Downside: Hotel entrance can be hard to find.


6. Zur Weinsteige

Summary: While the rooms at Zur Weinsteige are modern, the structure of the hotel itself dates back to 1870. Located a 15-minute walk from most major attractions in central Stuttgart, this hotel is a great option for couples or those looking for a more historic atmosphere.

Location: 10-15 minutes from the new castle (Neues Schloss), Königstrasse, the Markthalle, and the Christmas market

Things to Note:

  • Parking is available on site
  • WiF is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge
  • Pets are allowed
  • Restaurant and bar on site
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Buffet breakfast available
  • Non-smoking rooms

Highlight: A koi pond!

Downside: Depending on where your room is, you might hear noise from the trams that run past the hotel.


7. Der Zauberlehrling

Summary: If you want to be where the people are, this boutique hotel is for you! Der Zauberlehrling is located in central Stuttgart, very close to restaurants, shopping, and major attractions in Stuttgart. It’s perfect if you’re looking for an experience, rather than just another generic hotel.

Location: The hotel is located in two separate buildings (13 rooms and 3 suites) in downtown Stuttgart.

Things to Note:

  • Most rooms offer an open-concept bathroom
  • Enjoy breakfast on the sun terrace
  • Two restaurants located on site: Der Zauberlehrling, which is open for dinner and features international/ European cuisine, and Die Wunderkammer, which features French, German, and local cuisine
  • Parking is available on site (reservation is required)
  • Electrical car charging station
  • Free WiFi throughout the hotel and free of charge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Non-smoking rooms

Highlight:  Friendly staff and beautiful, unique rooms!

Downside:  No elevator for rooms on upper levels


8. Le Méridien Stuttgart

Summary: Travelers seeking comfort will surely enjoy the spacious and modern rooms offered at Le Méridien. Want to relax after your journey to Stuttgart? Make sure to take advantage of the services offered at Le Méridien’s spa.

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Location: Centrally located to Stuttgart Mitte, opposite the Schlossgarten Park, close to the main train station (Hauptbahnhof).

Things to Note:

  • Rooms are smoke-free with A/C and flat screen TVs
  • Breakfast buffet available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Parking garage
  • Pet friendly
  • Le SPA offers massage and beauty treatments
  • 24-hour gym
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath

Highlight:  Spacious rooms and beautiful facilities

Downside: Depending on where your room is, you might hear noise from the nearby construction.


9. Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten

Summary: Do you like to stay where the action is? Only 5 stars and a Michelin rated restaurant will do? Look no further than at Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten! This luxury hotel is located just a stone’s throw away from Stuttgart’s train station as well as many shopping and dining options in the center of the city.

Location: Althoff Hotel is just 350 ft from Stuttgart’s main train station and looks out over a beautiful park!

Things to Note:

  • Three onsite restaurants: Die Zirbelstube (Michelin rated), Weingut Franz Keller (regional dishes from the Baden and Alsace areas), and Leysieffe Café am Schlossgarten (cakes and other treats).
  • Parking available (reservation required)
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bicycle rental

Highlight: Great for families, couples and business travelers looking for luxury and central location. Request a room overlooking the Schlossgarten park!

Downside: No pool or gym.


10. Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin

Summary: With a clean and modern interior, the Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin is a great luxury option for most travelers (families, couples, business travelers). Located in central Stuttgart, close to Königstraße shopping street, Castle Square, and other major attractions.

Location: This is as city-center as it gets! Right across from the main train station.

Things to Note:

  • Onsite Spa with health and wellness treatments
  • Beauty treatments available (manicure, pedicure, hair services, waxing services)
  • Fitness Center
  • Parking
  • 3 restaurants – Olivo Restaurant (French/ International cuisine), Zeppelino’s Restaurant (International grill/ BBQ), and Zeppelin Stüble Restaurant (local cuisine).
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • 24- hour front desk

Highlights: Large room size, professional and friendly staff, excellent location.  

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