Best hotels and hostels in Frankfurt am Main

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    Fleming’s Hotel

    Classic 1950s elegance stretches from the stainless steel, neon and black-and-white marble of the lobby all the way up to the panoramic 7th-floor restaurant, linked by a rare, hop-on-hop-off paternoster lift/elevator. The 200 rooms are quietly luxurious, and some are huge. Amenities include a fitness room, sauna and steam bath, as well as limited parking (reserve spaces ahead).

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    Villa Orange

    Offering a winning combination of tranquillity, modern German design and small-hotel comforts (such as a quiet corner library), this century-old, tangerine-coloured villa has 38 spacious rooms, some with free-standing baths and four-poster beds. Everything is organic – the sheets, the soap and the bountiful buffet breakfast (included) – with bikes also available to hire.

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    Hotel Hessischer Hof

    Owned by descendants of the landgraves, electors and grand dukes of the House of Hessen, and opened in 1952, this 121-room hotel is filled with over 1500 antiques from the family collections. It's renowned for its old-world luxury and superb service. There's a gym, roof terrace and late-night Jimmy's Bar. Breakfast costs €34.

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    Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

    Dating from 1876, this palatial hotel is a truly monumental place to rest your head. In addition to its 261 luxurious rooms and 42 even more luxurious suites, there are four gourmet restaurants, one of which has a Michelin star, a cigar lounge where 48 different kinds of rum are served fireside, a gym, a sun terrace and Frankfurt's largest spa.

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    Five Elements

    The location mightn't be Frankfurt's most salubrious, but once you're inside the turn-of-the-20th-century gabled building it's a sanctuary of parquet floors, boldly coloured walls and designer furniture. Facilities include a laundry and 24-hour bar with a billiard table; breakfast costs €6.50. The apartment, sleeping up to four people, has a private bathroom and kitchen.

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    Hotel Royal

    Locations don't come better than the Royal's, a stone's throw from the bars of Alt-Sachsenhausen (weekends can be noisy – ask for a rear-facing room). It's an easy walk to the Museumsufer, riverfront promenade and city centre. The rooms' decor is dated but they're comfortable and spotlessly clean, and service goes above and beyond. Reserve its limited parking ahead.

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    25hours Hotel by Levi's

    Inspired by Levi’s (yes, the jeans brand), this hip hotel has a rooftop terrace, free bike hire and a Gibson Music Room for jamming on drums and guitars. Its 76 rooms are themed by decade, from the 1930s (calm colours) to the 1980s (tiger-print walls, optical-illusion carpets). Be aware that its denim-blue bathrooms have no doors. Breakfast costs €18.

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    25hours Goldman

    The 49 original 22-sq-metre rooms at this hypercreative place were each designed by a local personality, while the 48 most recent rooms are inspired by New York's United Nations HQ. Amenities include free coffee, a top-notch Mediterranean restaurant and free bikes. Beehives on the roof produce house-brand honey.

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    Frankfurt Hostel

    Reached via a pre-war marble-and-tile lobby and a mirrored lift, this lively, 200-bed hostel has a chill-out area for socialising, a small shared kitchen, squeaky wooden floors, free lockers and a free breakfast buffet. Dorm rooms, two of which are female-only, have three to 10 metal bunks.

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    Adina Apartment Hotel

    Handy for self-caterers and families, the spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments in this high-rise overlooking the Main River come with full kitchens (grocery delivery can be arranged) and small balconies or roof terraces. Guests have free use of the indoor pool.

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    Art-Hotel Robert Mayer

    Each of the 12 rooms at this 1905-built art nouveau hotel was designed by a different Frankfurt artist, with a mix of classical and contemporary styles. The age of the building means there's no lift, but limited underground parking is available (book ahead).

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    Hotel Hamburger Hof

    Directly across the road from the train station to the north (away from the grittiest part of the neighbourhood), this stylish three-star hotel has a burgundy-accented lobby and 62 comfortable rooms with contemporary furnishings and sparkling bathrooms.

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    Hotel Palmenhof

    In the heart of the leafy Westend, this Jugendstil red-sandstone establishment, constructed in 1890, offers 45 understated rooms with a mix of modern and classical furnishings; those at the rear have balconies. Breakfast costs €16.

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    DJH Hostel

    Advance bookings are advisable for Frankfurt’s bustling, 433-bed Jugendherberge (youth hostel), situated within easy walking distance of the city centre and Alt Sachsenhausen’s nightspots. Dorm rooms are single-sex; family rooms have three or four beds. There are washing machines, but no cooking facilities.

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    Hotel Excelsior

    While the decor won't make you swoon, the excellent value just might, especially the freebies: minibar, breakfast, phone calls within Germany, and coffee, tea, fruit and cakes in the lobby. The lift is slow, but handy if you're hauling luggage.