Searching for a hotel in Heidelberg? Look no further – here is a selection of great hotels in Heidelberg, from historic places in Heidelberg’s famous Altstadt (Old Town), and design hotels, to budget-friendly bed and breakfasts in the tranquil outskirts of the city.
Housed in an elaborately decorated Renaissance house from 1592, Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg ("Knight St. George") is smack in the historic middle of Heidelberg: The pedestrian zone starts right in the front of the hotel, and many of the city’s main attractions (Church of the Hoy Ghost, City Hall, historic market square) are just a few steps away. You can choose between three in-house restaurants, all featuring seasonal and local cuisine. Double Rooms start at 118 Euros.
Old Town meets modern design in Heidelberg’s Qbe Hotel; high quality materials, from oak-parquet and virgin-stone floors, to Thermo-flex mattresses in special sizes and olive-oil based shower gels, compliment the minimalist interior design. Don’t miss the spectacular terrace on the rooftop, which offers wonderful views of Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Castle.
The quaint Hotel Holländer is set in a turn-of-the-century building right next to the Neckar river and Heidelberg’s impressive Alte Brücke (Old Bridge), which dates back to the Middle Ages; the Heidelberg castle is only a 15-minute walk away. The breakfast buffet is generous and hearty, and the English speaking staff is happy to offer travel and restaurant tips. If you want to splurge, get an air-conditioned room on the top floor, from where you can see the illuminated castle at night. Double Rooms start at 108 Euros
Set in the pastoral surroundings of Heidelberg, the family-run Hotel Kurpfalz is the place to kick back from the hustle and bustle of the city (the Altstadt of Heidelberg is a 10 minute drive by car or public transportation away). Rent a bike (for free) and explore the meadows and fields outside of Heidelberg and the nearby town of Schwetzingen. The owner Volker and his family will go out of their way to make you feel at home. Double rooms start at 75 Euros, furnished apartments available.
A great choice for budget travelers is the Hotel Heidelberg (former Hotel Erna); it is situated outside the city center, but there is a tram stop in front of the door (it’ll take you 15 minutes to reach the Old Town). The hotel is also close to the US Army Patrick Henry Village. The country-style rooms are cozy and have been recently renovated, and there are big family rooms and even a furnished apartment for long-term rental available. Guests rave about the restaurant, which dishes up regional cuisine from Bade Wuerttemberg and a generous breakfast buffet. Double Rooms start at 75 Euros