Thanks to a 6:27am train out of Munich, we needed to stay in a hotel that was very close to the train station. We reviewed some sites including tripadvisor and we came across the Courtyard by Marriott Munchen City Center.
The best thing about this hotel is it's proximity to the München Hauptbahnhof. All we had to do was walk to the end of the street, turn right, walk up a block, and the entrance to the train station was right there.
We were traveling out of the country, so luckily our track was on the street level. It literally took us 5 minutes to walk from the front of the hotel to the track where our train was situated while pulling and carrying the luggage with ease.
As many reviewers have mentioned, the downside is that the few blocks surrounding the hotel and the train station are all very seedy. Sex joints, sketchy looking people, you get the idea. Overall, it is what it is and no one ever bothered us especially at 6am in the morning. Sure there were some singing drunks going strong well into the morning (in front of the train station), but good for them.
If you're sightseeing as well, you'll encounter more of the same as you're walking from the hotel to Karlsplatz (on your way to the city center) but overall we felt safe enough.
Now as far as the hotel itself is concerned, the service here is excellent.
As soon as we checked in, the front desk host was extremely polite, helpful and went way out of his way to make sure that everything was perfect. He even went above and beyond to let us know exactly what track our train would be located on the next day as well as advising us as to where we needed to go to find said train.
The host also gave us helpful advice regarding what we should see and do on a very rainy day in München and then he handed me an umbrella to borrow as well!
We checked in rather early, around 10am, but the gentleman had the cleaning ladies expedite the cleaning process to make sure that our room would be ready within 20 minutes. As soon as it was ready, he brought over our room keys and he sent us on our way.
The elevator to the rooms are safe & secure and all you have to do is swipe your room key before you can press the proper button to your floor.
The room was a stereotypical room that you'll find at a Courtyard by Marriott and it was definitely a little worn as well. We were not planning on spending a lot of time there anyways so it was perfect for a shower and some sleep.
On the eve of our stay, Germany was playing Algeria in the World Cup so we were able to enjoy a few beers in the hotel bar. The service was adequate and it was a nice place to watch the game as well. I noticed a grab-and-go spot near the bar so if you have the late night munchies, they can fill that need.
The reason that I am only giving this hotel an average rating is because the price for the night was ridiculously spendy. Seriously. It cost more for one night at this hotel than it did for a room with a view at a 5 star hotel in Berchtesgaden.
Even if they charged 100 Euro less per night I would still think it's expensive. You are definitely paying for the real estate. In fact at the end of the day, whenever I think about this hotel, I think about how bad they gouge you for the real estate & the overall convenience. Great service though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Break away from business as usual at the Courtyard Munich City Center. Our hotel offers a prime location in the heart of downtown Munich, with newly renovated rooms and suites that encourage productivity and relaxation. Whether you're visiting the city for business or pleasure, you'll feel at home in your modern room, thoughtfully appointed with soundproof windows and marble bathrooms. Stay connected with high-speed Internet access, or unplug in front of your flat-screen TV. Feeling hungry? Our onsite hotel restaurant, Oléo Pazzo, offers a taste of the Mediterranean here in central Munich. Challenge yourself to a workout in our fitness center, open 24 hours a day for your convenience. If you're planning a meeting in the city center, we offer almost 2,000 square feet of elegant meeting space. And with downtown Munich at our hotel doorstep, you can explore a vast array of excellent activities and attractions with ease. For a hotel that works the way you do, choose the Courtyard Munich City Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Munchen City Hotel Munich
- Courtyard Munich
- Munich Courtyard