Mainz hotels and hostels
During Frankfurt’s trade fairs, room prices in Mainz rise only moderately. The half-a-dozen or so hotels around the train station (full disclosure: the area is a tiny bit seedy) make for an easy commute to Frankfurt. The tourist office has a room reservations hotline; bookings can be made in person, by phone or via www.touristik-mainz.de (under Accommodation).
Advena Europa Hotel Mainz
Hilton Mainz City
Hyatt Regency Mainz
Inter City Hotel Mainz
Ibis Mainz City
Hotel Mainzer Hof
Best Western Hotel Mainz
Günnewig Hotel Bristol Mainz
This grassy riverside camping ground is across the Rhine from the city centre. From the Hauptbahnhof take bus 54, 55, 56, 57, 68 or 91 to Brückenkopf; from there it's a 10-minute walk south.
You can’t get any more central than this family-run place, around since 1463. The 22 well-lit rooms have baroque-style furnishings. Kaiser Joseph II stayed here in 1777.
Hotel Hof Ehrenfels
Just steps from the cathedral, this 22-room place, housed in a 15th-century, one-time Carmelite nunnery, has Dom views that are hard to beat. A real treat if you love the tintinnabulation of the bells, bells, bells.
Tulip Inn Mainz Central
An air of faded glamour envelops this 58-room hotel, built in 1871, which in the heyday of rail travel hosted stars of film and stage.
Convenient to the train station, the 37-room, business-oriented Hammer offers 37 rooms, attractive and sound-proofed, with upbeat colours and bright bathrooms. The free sauna is a welcome bonus. Solid value.
The lobby is modest but upstairs the 60 rooms are attractive and very spacious. Very near the train station. Excellent value.