Fantastic American-style Breakfast
My sister and I were guests of the Hilton Munich City Hotel from 15/12/07 through 16/12/07. We booked the room on the Hilton website at 100 euro per night for the weekend stay (this is a weekend rate only; room rate more expensive for weekdays).
The Hotel is situated above the banks of the Isar River in the new artists' quarter of Haidhausen and next to the Gasteig cultural centre. The hotel is around 35 minutes by train from the airport, 15 minutes from the Munich main train station, and 10-minutes walk to the city centre.
We were not familiar with the German public transportation and we don't speak any German, but we found everything very easy to understand. It was easy to get to our hotel as we took the U-Bahn (underground metro/train) to the hotel area. Getting from the main train station to the hotel really is as simple as the Hotel website makes it sound. Just remember to turn RIGHT as you exit the train and go up the escalator on that side; the escalator on the other end of the platform leads to a different street. It was only 2 minutes walk from the U-bahn stop to the hotel. There is no doorman at the hotel to help with the luggage. Check-in was efficient.
There is not much to do around the hotel in terms of tourist sites. A fifteen minute walk will get you to the Deutsches Museum, which is very popular.
Unique Quality: As my sister had a Hilton gold card, we had a room on the executive floor that gave us access to the lounge. The executive lounge was terrific with free drinks and snacks plus a nice balcony to sit on and enjoy breakfast or lunch. Our contemporary-style room was spacious with large twinbeds and large opening windows that opened slanting style. Our room had wireless internet access. The room has a safe and air-conditioning. The room faced towards the courtyard, and has triple glazing, so the room was very quiet.
The bathroom was standard, with Evelyn & Crabtree toilettries. There was ample closet space. There was a flat screen TV but there were only three English channels and there wasn't much variety in what we could watch. Most channels were in German. But who cares, as we came to Munich for sight-seeing, not to watch the TV.
The view from the room was of the hotel courtyard, which is used as a loading ground for the attached restaurant kitchen. It was better to keep the curtains closed.
The buffet restaurant served American-style breakfast every morning; the breakfast was fantastic as we found the food selections to be were vast and varied.