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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I was on a business trip in Frankfurt, I booked using corporate code and got my reservation conditions via email, everything seemed OK. My reservation included breakfast, when I arrived, they told me no it doesn't and when I showed them the email, they said: Oh it does (very poor breakfast). I arrived 2:30pm and to my surprise I had to wait for an hour to get checked in as the room they wanted to give me wasn't ready, then a receptionist decided to give me another room, and looks like it was kind of downgrade, as the room was very far from the elevator and has a very small bathroom. they charged my credit card for an initial amount that made sense, then another amount that was also OK. then this was followed by another 2 amounts that seemed weird, so i went to check, they said their policy is to block extra 100 euros per night for incidentals, a policy that it is not mentioned anywhere in the reservation conditions. I complained to the person in charge in my corporate and he called them, they told him that they don't charge those 100 euros and that my reservation doesn't include breakfast, i told him they are liars so he called back again, and talked to a person in charge, who confirmed the 100 euros policy and that my breakfast in included!! I traveled to many cities in 4 continents and stayed in all kinds of hotels, never experienced this policy before, and never experienced such a mess.. totally non-expected from a 5 stars hotel.
Stayed here first night I arrived in Germany.
Perfect location. Great ac. Clean and large rooms. IMPECCABLE SERVICE! Splurge and stay here. Totally worth it. Had the most excellent tomato soup. Beautiful terrace area to sit.
If your looking for comfort/luxury in the heart of Frankfurt, this is the hotel to choose. Beautiful hotel. Perfectly appointed. Excellent food. Courteous and gracious service. I can't imagine a better hotel in Germany.