A real 4-star gem
Just as a bad hotel can ruin an otherwise enjoyable destination, an exceptional hotel can multiply the enjoyment. The King's comes firmly in the second category.
It is not expensive but it really does feel as if it should be. Whilst being quite small it is modestly opulent and exceptionally comfortable. The staff and service are seriously good.
The hotel is a five minute walk from the Haubtbahnhof (Munich Central Station) and the bus stops for the Autobus Oberbayern day excursions (to Salzburg, Garmisch, Neunschwanstein, Chiemsee etc). The Marienplatz is 5 minutes by S-Bahn from the station or a 20 minute walk on foot. It's worth the walk as you hit the posh department stores and lively al fresco resturants of the Karlsplatz and Neuhauser Str. within 10 minutes of setting off.
I wouldn't say that Dachauser Strasse is the most salobrious street in Munich. It's a little grimy and just over the road is a table dancing club called "Boobs". However, not once did we ever feel threatened or uncomfortable walking around at night.
Unique Quality: How to describe the decor? I know, one word - WOOD! Wood everywhere. Wooden panels, wooden four-poster beds, wood-framed paintings, wood carvings, wood, wood, wood. And good wood it is. Very Bavarian in fact.
Another unique quality - security. Room safes with 6-digit passwords. A lift you can only access with your room cardkey. Quite why they go to such lengths I don't know - Munich is one of the safest citys in Europe - but it's nice all the same.
And beer - the Spaten Helles lager served in the bar is delicious.