Ellington Hotel Berlin
What We Love
- The location in the shopping district of Kurfürstendamm
- Communal areas have Old World atmosphere — especially the original lobby and staircase
- Black-and-white photos of jazz greats, all taken at the hotel
- Free late checkout on Sundays, a nice perk in this party city
- Cleverly designed open-plan bathrooms make the most of the space
What To Know
- There’s no pool or spa, but the well-equipped gym was recently renovated (and there are personal training and massage options)
- Although it’s called a business hotel, the Ellington also caters to couples and families
- Rooms overlooking the street can be a little noisy
- Breakfast is an extra $24 per person
- WiFi is available for an extra $16 per day
- As of July 1st a five percent city tax per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In the heart of Berlin’s vibrant central district, just steps from the shopping metropolis of Kurfürstendamm, the Ellington Hotel was named for jazz master Duke Ellington who played here during the building’s former life as a club in the 1920s. After a few face-lifts, the hotel has been restored to its original grandeur, with an Art Deco façade and impressive travertine and brass-framed windows. Interiors are modern, with bright white spaces and clean lines, but the hotel is continually nodding to its history with plenty of black-and-white photos of jazz greats dotting the long corridors.
Bed and Bath
Minimalistic white bedrooms show a very German (read: pragmatic) attitude toward design (room numbers are even sewn into the carpets to save wall space). Standard room sizes are on the small side (starting at a snug 172 square feet), but space is used ingeniously, and each room has an integrated open-plan bathroom, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, WiFi access and a minibar. Tower Suites are more spacious (at least 538 square feet) and offer stunning views of the Berlin skyline.
As popular with Berliners as it is with hotel guests, the Duke restaurant and bar serves a sumptuous seasonal menu (order the bouillabaisse if it’s available) and features a 500-bottle wine list. In lieu of dessert, head to the atmospheric smoking lounge to relax with a cognac and a cigar to the tunes of the jazz legends who once played there. Or duck out onto the surprisingly quiet courtyard terrace, which is home to the odd summer jazz concert and a DJ booth.
How to Get There
Very central but disappointed with the service! Booked a double room, ended up with two twin beds, with separate covers, was ment to be a celebration for a special birthday and anniversary, ended up in separate beds where we couldn’t even cuddle in bed, complained twice and staff did not care, if you pay for a double room you should get a double room!! If I wanted two separate beds I would ask for that! Also no ironing services like promised, I feel like this hotel promises things but doesn’t give it and doesn’t care when you are not happy, for the price I wouldn’t stay again! Not a 4 star hotel!
The hotel is in the centre but yet in a quite street.
7 minutes away from public transportation.
Restaurants/shops/ supermarkets are all within walking distance.
When I’m in Munich I will definite go to Ellington.
We stayed at the this modern hotel because of it’s central location for the Berlin Marathon weekend. It was handy to trendy shops and cafes and also very close to the subway. For marathon runners, there was a whiteboard with all information we needed, regarding the event, from picking up our packs, to making our journey to the start which made the day so much easier; a great service.
The rooms were filled with natural light and spotlessly clean with comfortable beds and fresh, white linen. Our room was also very quiet, so we got a good nights sleep.There were tea and coffee making facilities and of course a mini bar. The shower and basin were open to the bedroom which was a little quirky, however the toilet was in a separate room, fortunately. There was not a lot of storage however, for two people.
We received excellent customer service from all staff we came into contact with. We loved the bar and terrace area, enjoying it’s openness and ambience.
This is great hotel in a great location.
Great hotel at a convenient location 😊👍 however, a little bit of a hassle if you have heavy luggages, since the layout of the floors are a bit unusual 😅 (after exiting the elevator, we need to drag our luggages half a stair down to our room).
We stayed here for the weekend as we had arranged to see a concert in Berlin. We didn’t eat or drink on site but the bar looked so fun, sadly we didn’t have time!
The bedrooms were absolutely spankingly clean, sheets were crisp, room was immaculate! The shower was beautiful and I even loved the way they use shadows to label each room with its room number!
You can tell it has such a theatre feel, it felt like it had lots of history!
Only down side was our double bed (which was 2 singles) kept sliding apart meaning romantic snuggles were not on the agenda!