Best Hotels & Vacation Rentals To Stay In Cologne Germany (From 61USD) - Updated 2023

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As engrossing as this wonderful German City promises to be, Cologne is certainly a favorite European City of mine that I fell in love with the moment I set foot in this lavish “Deutschland”. Referred to as one of the largest cities in Germany, Cologne is full to the brim with cozy cafes, lustrous hotels, and high-class restaurants where you could try typical German “brötchen-based recipes” aka the traditional bread roll. Alongside this, of course, you should not miss out on tasting other world-recognized and noteworthy gourmet dishes and locally famous desserts! Here are some accommodation recommendations where you can sleep off your food coma.

1. Stay at Dagmar's home with Helles Zimmer in Köln Nippes (from USD 52)

Located in the suburbs of Nippes, the locally famous Dagmar’s private housing awaits its European guests with a lovely setting, modern decor, and basic facilities which will totally make any traveler’s trip a remarkable experience! The location of the house is wonderful as it’s close to the city center where Cologne’s top features could be explored! The private accommodation provides 4 spacious rooms, being perfect for a family holiday or couples.

Come around: enjoy your stay at Dagmar’s and get ready to unmask the enigmatic nature of the gorgeous Cologne!

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Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
2.31 km (1.5 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
300 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice room it’s an apartment with 4 air bnb bedrooms
tea and coffee are freely available in the kitchen
i stayed in the winter time and there is a heater so it was nice and warm
room was very comfortable as well
clean and tidy space
room was clean with sheets and towels
it was good and clean
the room is clean and cozy
nice clean and cosy room
dagmar was a nice host
dagmar is a welcoming host
dagmar is a very welcoming kind host
dagmar is very friendly and kind host
everything was excellent dagmar was a wonderful host
neighborhood is quiet and quite close to city fair
it was a good location as it’s just 3 stations away from messe trade fair and a short walk
it is closed to a train station and the neighborhood is lovely
its in a lovely family-friendly neighborhood in close proximity to the subway grocery stores and cafes
this room was so beautiful excellent lightning and location 20 min
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2. Cologne HQ - Kwartier Latäng (from 90 USD)

Here we go with another well-maintained private accommodation that will totally catch your eye with its great travel packages and perfect location! Keep in mind that the city’s best landmarks and highlights are within walking distance of one another! What better way to explore Cologne’s riches than with a 2-3 day stay at the cozy and budget-friendly private housing?

Stay around: Indeed, Cologne HQ - Kwartier Latäng deeply impresses with its spacious and neat rooms as well as modern amenities for a maximum level of comfort and repose.

Cologne HQ - Kwartier Latäng

Address: North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne (see map)

Price: from 90 USD

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3. Feel the luxury at Leonardo Hotel Köln (from USD 75)

Enjoy the opulence of the top-ranked Leonardo Hotel that certainly facilitates your sightseeing tour across the city! Not only does it offer the ultimate comfort and luxury, but it’s only a mile and a half (2.4 km) away from the Kölnmesse Exhibition Centre as well as the world-famous Lanxess Arena! Leonardo Hotel Köln also features a spa area with sauna, fitness center and a great swimming pool.

Enjoy it: with such an exclusive package, Leonardo Hotel Köln is certainly a great choice for solo travelers and couples alike.

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Leonardo Hotel Köln

Address: Waldecker Str. 11-15
3.44 km (2.2 mi) from Cologne Cathedral

Vending machine (drinks) Luggage storage Special diet menus (on request) Non-smoking throughout Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Pets allowed Breakfast in the room Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas

4. Meet the lavish 4-star hotel Dorint An der Messe Köln (from USD 113)

Located in Deutz-Mülheimer, the lovely 4-star hotel is situated in a quiet quarter but it’s also pretty close to the city center and its best features. Once you stay at the gorgeous hotel, you’d finally understand its top reputation all over the place. Thanks to its modern and high-class amenities, and helpful and friendly staff, each guest at the Dorint An der Messe Köln is going to be treated like royalty!

Be a guest: Also, the lovely hotel provides spacious rooms, a sauna, as well as a lovely variety of breakfast and dinner options!

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Dorint An der Messe Köln

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Deutz-Mülheimer-Str. 22-24
1.68 km (1.1 mi) from Cologne Cathedral

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

5. Spend the night at the opulent NH Collection Köln Mediapark (from USD 81)

Wouldn’t you like to take your beloved on a wonderful sightseeing tour across Cologne’s riches? If so, then the first step towards this dream-like holiday is to find an excellent place to spend the exciting nights at, right? In this regard, we’ve got a great option for both of you: meet the exclusive and lustrous 4-star hotel that’s going to make you feel at home. The high-class hotel offers an exceptional range of regional as well as international dishes. Also, the hotel rooms are quite spacious as each of them features bathrooms and showers.

Come around: Enjoy your dinner while contemplating the beautiful views of the Mediapark’s lake and its lovely surroundings.

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NH Collection Köln Mediapark

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Im Media Park 8 b
1.3 km (0.9 mi) from Cologne Cathedral

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

6. Hyatt Regency Köln with views of Cologne Cathedral (from USD 153)

With its mind-blowing views of the Cologne Cathedral, being Cologne’s top city attraction, Hyatt Regency Köln is one of the classiest and ultra modern hotels in this region. Directly beside the local River Rhine, the 5-star Hyatt Regency Köln will absolutely steal your heart with its perfect location and traditional gourmet cuisine. Naturally, if you happen to be an international food lover, don’t think that there aren’t equally delicious options for you too.

Come around: fall in love with the city’s top attraction aka The Cathedral of Cologne while enjoying your breakfast at the lavish hotel Hyatt Regency Köln

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Hyatt Regency Köln

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Kennedy-Ufer 2a
767 meters (0.5 mi) from Cologne Cathedral

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

7. Holiday Inn Express Cologne Mülheim (from USD 66)

Situated in the lovely and quiet Mülheim district, the Inn Express Cologne Mülheim hotel is only 2.4 miles (4 km) away from Cologne’s famous Kölnmesse exhibition center. Naturally, while being around the beautiful city of Cologne, you can totally take advantage of all those affordable and quite exclusive rental car options or use the bus and tram network. Keep in mind that you can also use the metro as an extra quick option to explore the city’s riches. Gear up and enjoy your time in the wonderful and shiny Cologne!

Come around: the hotel provides spacious rooms, modern facilities, as well as a continental and mouth-watering cuisine.

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Holiday Inn Express Cologne Mülheim, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Tiefentalstraße 72
5.14 km (3.2 mi) from Cologne Cathedral

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Laundry

8. Explore the classy Hilton Cologne (from USD 133)

And last but certainly not least, meet another high-class and world-recognized hotel chain, namely the Hilton Cologne, Germany. Located just a couple of minutes away from the breathtaking and awe-striking Cathedral Cologne, Hilton hotel excites its international guests with its high-level comfort, luxury, and top amenities that each room is heavily equipped with. Apart from the great opportunity to explore Cologne’s Cathedral from your hotel room, the gorgeous hotel chain offers 24/hr fitness, a Finnish-inspired sauna, alongside gourmet dishes.

Feel the high-level comfort and repose: Make your trip to Germany an unforgettable experience while staying at the magnificent Hilton Cologne.

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Hilton Cologne

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Marzellenstr. 13-17
262 meters (0.2 mi) from Cologne Cathedral

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

What to expect

It’s time to get to know more about Cologne’s top-rated and highly crowded tourist spots, such as the gorgeous Cologne Cathedral aka the prominent Dom, as Germans often refer to it, Ludwig Museum, Cologne Zoo, and the cable cars. From the look of things, it certainly seems like you’re going to fall head over heels for this amazing European City! Bring a friend along and enjoy your time in this unique location!

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