The Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar
What We Love
- A trendy boutique hotel in one of Munich's hippest neighborhoods, with breakfastMingling with locals at the hotel's popular bar
- Taking in the panoramic views of the city from the rooftop terrace
- Starting your day off with a delicious breakfast in the morning
- Staying in the hip neighborhood of Glockenbachviertel
What To Know
- The rooftop terrace turns into a hip bar at night attracting crowds of hotel guests and locals
- Penthouse studios are on the smaller side
- Located right next to the Fraunhoferstrasse subway station
Munich, capital of Bavaria, is a high-tech hub and home to the world-famous Oktoberfest. It also has all the qualities German cities are famous for – it’s clean, safe, organized and filled with museums, theaters, opera houses and elegant restaurants – yet it’s also known for a distinct bohemian vibe not found elsewhere in Germany. As a European center for art, music, architecture and science, there’s certainly more to enjoy here than just the beer – though trust us, it’s as good as they say.
The Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar is just as hip as the city it calls home. With a trendy bar attached to the hotel, you’ll be able to mingle with the locals and learn about the city’s vibrant culture without even having to step foot outside. The rooftop terrace also means that you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views, giving you an even better idea of where you’re at. When you do finally make it outside, you’ll be in an incredible area; the hotel’s neighborhood of Glockenbachviertel is popular among locals but still within walking distance of the main tourist areas – talk about a perfect address.
The Flushing Meadows studio is a chic, cozy room with 215 square feet and a plush queen-sized bed. The décor is effortlessly cool, with ultra-contemporary furnishings and an understated, yet playful, color palette.
Amenities- Flat-screen TV- Wi-Fi- Air conditioning- Electronic safe- Organic bath amenities
Located in the trendy neighborhood of Glockenbachviertel, the hotel is surrounded by lovely restaurants, hip cafés and vibrant nightlife. You’ll be just a few minutes away from the beautiful Gärtnerplatz and a mere fifteen minute walk from the city center. Top attractions include St. Peter’s Church, New Town Hall, Nyphenburg Palace and the English Garden, to name a few.
How to Get There
Extremely expensive (comparable time other hotels nearby) and the smallest room I’ve ever stayed in. I had to walk over the bed to close the curtains. No light switch anywhere near where I was sleeping. Ridiculous.
On the plus side, nice location, staff were friendly, design was appealing, bed was comfortable, seemed to be clean.
We were assigned a room on two levels without prior warning.
The lower level featured shower+toilet, a hammock, a single bed. The hammock is placed smack in the middle of the room, impeding passage, the single bed is beneath the only tiny TV in the room. There was no place to actually watch the TV from. The shower is mounted on top of a 30 cm step, for no apparent reason other than attempting to their client's lives.
In order to reach the bed we had climb up 3+ metres on a vertical (no inclination whatsoever) 15 step wooden ladder, which was outrageously dangerous and perilous(i am 30 years old and very active and had trouble, i wonder how anyone else might have fended?), once up, the bed is nothing but a japanese style mattress straight on the floor. Cleanliness was a real concern : a disgusting air vent was placed in the wall 20cm from my face and the duvet was sprinkled with blonde hair while I am a brunette and my husband has black short hair, so evidently lefr behind by previous guests. We could not see the tv from bed or easily use the bathroom which were major inconveniente.
While last year we were assigned a normal room, this year our room was changed with no warning whatsoever (what if we have injuries or issues stopping us from climbing up that ladder?) and seen as when we checked in at 2am reception was shut already we could do nothing but take the room assigned.
It is a pity cos this was the second year we stayed during oktoberfest and we would've come next year as well but won't due to the outrageous pricing for this subpar idiotically designed accomodation.
I stayed here for a quick one-night layover following a great family vacation in Croatia. The hotel was unique and unobtrusive from the street level, which is nice for someone looking for someplace outside of the normal hotel to stay. Upon entering and riding the elevator to the fourth floor reception desk, we were pleasantly surprised to find the bartender pop over from the bar to welcome us as we arrived after the reception desk hours (8am-6pm). He was friendly and welcoming, quickly found our reservation paperwork, reviewed our details and graciously navigated us to our room. He gave us a quick tutorial of the room and how to access our patio before returning back to the bar. The room was unique in design, well laid out and had all the amenities one could need. The bed was plush (much needed after various 'firm' bedding experienced throughout Croatia) and provided a much needed restful night’s sleep.
After getting settled in and refreshed from traveling, my partner and I popped back down to the bar to enjoy a cocktail. The menu had various cocktails showcasing spirits for anyone. There was a great young energy in the room with people tucked away in the various vignettes of seating and around the bar. Once we got our drinks, we popped out to sit at one of the terrace tables to take in the Munich skyline. What a great spot!
In the morning, the in-room espresso machine was a much enjoyed amenity, especially watching the city come to life in the early morning hours. We then popped over to the bar again for their light breakfast buffet – fresh croissants with jams and spreads, fresh juices and a one-touch coffee machine where you can choose your favorite (espresso, cappuccino, Americano, etc). After getting a little fuel, we decided to take a quick stroll along the river just around the corner from the hotel. We loved the buzz Munich has in the morning with all the bicycle commuters whirling past you, make sure you stay on the pedestrian walk ways! Once we packed up (and snapped a picture of the shower gels - amazing scent!) we were met by a bubbly young 'Bavarian' woman who checked us out. She was warm and gracious and engaging. We conversed about our great night's stay and she bid us auf wiedersehen as we headed back to continue our journey home.
If you're visiting Munich and looking for a spot in City Center that is quiet, yet full of energy, Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar is definitely the spot to go. We can't wait to visit again and enjoy one of the other 11 uniquely designed rooms.