Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
What We Love
- Grand 300-room hotel built nearly 140 years ago but modern on the inside
- Michelin-starred Restaurant Francais with 17 Gault Millau comprises a dining room with fireplace, conservatory and terrace
- 10,000-square-foot spa features a gentleman’s barber, hammam, private spa suite and gym
What To Know
- Restaurant Francais is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday only
- Iroha Japanese restaurant is closed on Sundays
- Fee for WiFi access in public spaces and some rooms, free for Grand Deluxe category and above
- Pets are permitted for a fee
- The hammam is co-ed
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Many would contend the Steigenberger is THE place to stay in Frankfurt. Built in 1876 and revamped after being shelled in 1944 during WWII, the hotel is equal parts lavish and luxurious and is home to four restaurants, two lounges and a terrace headlined by the Michelin-starred Restaurant Francais, and rounded out by popular Japanese joint, Iroha. The massive spa facilities run the gamut from Turkish bath rituals in the (co-ed) hammam and hot shaves in the gentlemen’s barber to advanced facial skincare and body treatments. The well-equipped fitness center offers training services with reservations.
In the Area
Those wishing to venture outside the gym may book three- to seven-mile customized running tours around Frankfurt. At a slower pace, the Goethe House and Museum of Modern Art sit within a 10-minute walk. During the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, the hotel’s Autorenbar sees many literati in town but if one’s visit does not coincide, the Literaturhaus offers a year-round fix of programs and events in the renovated Old Town Library, right on the north bank of the river. Across the water is Museum Embankment, home to a cluster of important collections, including Germany’s grande dame Stadel Museum.
How to Get There
The room was large, clean and comfortable.The main problem was that the air conditioning did not work in room 216 where we were spending the night of July 14. My wife and I had a very uncomfortable night and were barely able to sleep on account of the high temperature. This is absolutely not acceptable for a hotel of this standard. When we reported it the next morning, all we got was a ‘sorry; I will report it’ without any gesture of sympathy on the part of the reception desk. I would be interested to know if the room continued to be offered in this state or whether the problem was attended to after our complaints.
My wife and I were looking forward to spending our last two at this highly rated hotel, completing a 23 day vacation in Switzerland, Eastern France and western Germany.
Upon check in the young lady who was to check us in acted as if we were at the wrong hotel. I thought we were appropriately dressed for a couple in their early 60’s who had been enjoying traveling for 3 weeks. After finally finding the reservation she was still chilly toward us.
From what I had read many of the rooms had been renovated however we were given one of the old tired rooms, old world charm but not the pictures on the web site. However the large bathroom with a large walk in shower along with a separate tub, two sinks and a private toilet room made up for the room. It did face the Main Street on the highest floor which made for a nice view.
The major plus of the hotel is its classic style and beautiful restaurants and outdoor dining, which we tired, unfortunately with very slow service.
I would not recommend the hotel us unless guaranteed a renovated room and your willing to put up with indifferent service. Note, the bell staff was excellent.
I’ve visited this super hotel on the first time and can say it was to my expectations, highly recommend Quick and easy check in to a lovely clean room with all amenities provided
The buffet breakfast here is the best I’ve had in steigenberger frankfurter hof
Last but certainly not least I would like to thank all the management for their efforts they go to in ensuring guests have a memorable stay.
I had a wonderful time inshallah I will see you again soon.
The Location is good as the services but the entire hotel and all commodities are really old. The air conditioning was not working well. Room is really dusty due to full carpet equipment. The hotel needs investment to be a real 5 stars.
I stayed here during a major fair in May and was impressed with the venue.
Great room, great sleeping quality of the Mattress. Hotel & rooms really give a luxury feel.
The staff is very friendly, giving good recommendations on where going for a drink and restaurants.
The only thing which is maybe a disadvantage is the overpriced breakfast: a whopping 38 EUR.
Other then that.... must go hotel!