Infinity Hotel & Conference Resort Munich
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Spacious guestrooms with lots of natural light
- Two restaurants, one bistro and one bar
- There's a dedicated spa elevator that skips the reception and conference floors
What To Know
- It's a 20-minute drive to central Munich, and the surrounding area is industrial
- The nearest bus stop is a four-minute walk away
- WiFi and parking are free
- Check out is at 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A 20-minute drive from the center of Munich and 15 from the airport, this modern 255-room hotel makes a handy Bavarian base. It predominantly caters to business travelers, but it’s chicer than your average conference crash pad, with a soaring glass atrium, a Cinq Mondes spa and a bright and breezy bar that serves German wine and Bavarian snacks. And if such traditional touches as cowbells, dirndls, wooden benches and cowhide chairs don’t evoke a sense of place, the hotel’s beer garden and glühwein huts put the spotlight on its Bavarian address.
Bed and Bath
Natural materials (dark wood floors, slate bathroom tiles, sandstone showers) complement an earthy brown color scheme in the guestrooms, and the cunning use of space incorporates an abundance of storage, large countertops in the bathrooms and built-in tile benches in the showers. Etched glass windows separate the bedrooms from the bathrooms. There are clever tech amenities including heated bathroom mirrors, room lights controlled from the headboard and reading lights that extend from lamps. In place of minibars, (reasonably priced) vending machines are set into recesses in the corridors. Each Presidential Suite has a sauna with a window looking out onto its balcony, and they all connect to a private meeting room with a separate entrance, toilet and kitchen counter.
A small French bistro is set up on one side of Stephan’s, the bar named for the local brewery. Sip drinks by the fire in the wintertime or head to the patio in the summer months, when the space is transformed into a traditional beer garden. For creative fine dining, reserve a table at Redox. Overlooking the biergarten, this intimate restaurant seats just 30 people, and the menu indicates where the local produce was produced. Viktualien, named for the historic market in Munich, offers a substantial hot and cold buffet breakfast. Dolce’s spa has three saunas, a pool with auto-massage beds and four treatment rooms, and the therapists use organic products and techniques from the Parisian Cinq Mondes Spa.
In the Area
Munich is a 20-minute drive away; the Bavarian capital has a small town, medieval feel. Watch a soccer game at Allianz Arena, the stadium built for the 2006 World Cup; head to Ingolstadt Village for outlet shopping at name brand stores; take a tour of the world’s oldest brewery, Weihenstephan, where people from around the world come to learn brew mastery; check out the Deutsches Museum’s historical hangars and aircraft at Flugwerft Schleissheim airfield; and stroll the beautiful gardens of the Oberschleissheim Palace.
How to Get There
Stayed here for a conference so I didn't choose the hotel itself, and noted a few downsides: Unterschleissheim is actually a village beyond Munich's northern suburbs, so it's quite a distance from Munich city centre. 50-60 Euros if you catch a taxi, or pay 5 Euros for the train (the station is a hefty 20 minute walk away from the hotel - certainly not recommended walk with luggage). Most other high standard hotels this far out of town would provide some sort of a shuttle service into the city for the convenience of their guests but not this one...The world famous Allianz Bayern Munich soccer stadium and BMW headquarters are on the way in so the shuttle could even drop off here along the route.
Not much to see locally around the village as it's predominantly industrial warehouses and motor freeways. Rooms are a reasonable size and the conference facilities are good, but one thing that surprised me was the lack of a concierge service, which meant the check-in staff had additional duties with guests which potentially adds to waiting times for all involved.
No fridges were provided in the rooms, and any requests for a fridge were just met with a "we don't provide fridges" statement. The in-room dining menu was extremely limited (burgers and pizzas) which was again surprising given the number of restaurants on site.
All in all, it seems to be a hotel squarely aiming its sights on a conference market that has little interest in exploring the vibrant Munchen attractions further afield. If you're a tourist who wants easy access to sights around the city I would suggest staying elsewhere, unless of course the hotel introduces my aforementioned shuttle service.
While attending a conference in November, The rooms are very good and large with lovely fittings etc. I found the service in the bar very bad. on 2 occasions I sat at the bar on my own and was ignored for over 10 minutes. I left. The food menu at the bar is also not very good. The problem is that if you do not get served at the hotel, it is in an industrial estate and there is no other options around. This is a good conference hotel and has huge rooms and venue but not very good for he lone traveler. The pool is very nice.
Stayed here for 2 nights on a conference.
Hotel looks nice on the surface but has some serious flaws. Here are a handful:
- Gym is tiny. Hotel is huge and has multiple conferences at once. However, the gym has 2 bikes, 2 treadmills, and 2 rowers on the CV side. Imagine what that looks like, in a full hotel at any time in the morning. Way too small - couldn’t use.
- Water pressure - is the lowest I have seen in a long time. Shower on the 4th floor was a terrible experience.
- WiFi in conference rooms is not fit for purpose.
- Check out - I checked out in the morning and asked if they could hold my bag. They told me to walk it to a room on the first floor and leave it there. No security, just an empty conference room. No other bags.
A poor experience. Avoid.