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What We Love

  • A refined riverside Hamburg hotel, with breakfast and a suite optionWatching mighty container ships glide along the Elbe as you relax on Lime Tree Terrace
  • Sampling the culinary creations of the hotel's Michelin-starred chef, Thomas Martin
  • The irresistible décor, blending modern furnishings with timeless charm

What To Know

  • The Lime Tree Terrace is one of Hamburg’s most coveted spots for coffee or a glass of wine
  • The historic building is more than 200 years old
  • It's a 20-minute drive to the city center
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A historic, five-star hotel overlooking the Elbe River, with dining from a Michelin-starred chef

The Lowdown

Perched on the banks of the Elbe River, the whitewashed Hotel Louis C. Jacob and invites you into a world of understated luxury. Opulent interiors are in keeping with the hotel’s 225-year history, and with cozy beds and plenty charm, the individually styled rooms and suites offer a relaxing escape in the heart ofthe bustling city.
Crystal chandeliers, paintings and stucco ceilings set the scene in Jacob’s Restaurant, where chef de cuisine, Thomas Martin, and his team create Michelin-starred, French-inspired works of art. If the weather cooperates, pick a table on Lime Tree Terrace, one of Hamburg’s most coveted spots for coffee and cake or a glass of wine. There’s hardly a betterp lace to take in the river life, from its container ships to dinghies. Should the Queen Mary II happen to pass by, the hotel traditionally fires the Jacob canon and waves bed sheets out of the windows.

How to Get There

Hotel Louis C. Jacob
Elbchaussee 401 - 403
Hamburg, Germany


Wonderful event, because of such attentive staff

We had and event at this iconic hotel, with some limited use of the kitchen.
And I must say the staff where super amazing at all times.
And so attentive, mostly Felix that made everything ever so easy and welcoming.
With such amazing German hospitality.
Plus the chefs where so welcoming and always
Ready to lead a helping hand.
Most amazing experience indeed.

Room no 151

I have been stay often during my visit in Germany, sometime accompanied my husband for his business trip, sometime it just for having dinner there, but for this time I was so disappointed, this time We were to Hamburg only for couple dinner, which is I know how nice your dinner was, and we have to stay in your hotel, our room was no 151, it was hot weather, to get an fresh air we have to open the window, unfortunately I felt like sleep in side of highway! Terrible!!!!!!
I could not sleep so whole night it because of car noice, we spent more than €700 for one night in your hotel and we got that such kind of memory! We told your FD Manager and we don’t get your feedback yet, for sure we will not comeback again, we brought a lot of our business relations to your hotel either dinner or stay, and we will also report about it to them.


After reading all of the positive reviews, we were really looking forward to our stay an Louis Jacob. Potential guests should be aware of a few caveats that we discovered after our arrival. First, the hotel is several miles from the center of Hamburg. Perhaps some actually like the remoteness, but be aware that it is expensive and time consuming to commute back and forth to central Hamburg where all the interesting places are (shops, restaurants, museums, etc.)
Second, the hotel is unfortunately divided by a busy road where reception/dining is on one side and your room is likely across the street. This means dodging traffic several times a day as you go to meals, gym or a walk. Alternatively, there is a long tunnel that wends its way under the complex through a series of elevators/hallways, while safer, takes several minutes and gets old fast. During our stay in June we were not able to open the windows because of the because of mosquitoes (be aware there is no air conditioning). Wifi was slow and disconnected every 5-10 minutes.