So for a late birthday celebration I spent one night at the Park Inn. The hotel has all the amenities one can expect from a chain hotel: a spacious room, bathroom amenities, a mini-bar (not for free). The room had a minimalistic, clean design.
We booked the hotel while the Berlin Movie Festival was on, but we got a very good deal. The reception was a little busy from groups checking in and out, but all in all the staff was very courteous and friendly.
Directions: S-bahn and U-bahn: Alexanderplatz.
I stayed at the park inn very recently and found it good,I was travelling solo so did not have a problem with the frosted glass bathroom, there were good views, right at train station, trams and buses also, the staff were excellent
room was very clean.
there are bakeries nearby and a bread roll suffices me for breakfast, also macdonalds at the station and hungry jacks under the hotel so no need to eat expensive breakfast at the hotel. I had no problems with the hotel at all except no free wifi but then I just went to Starbucks or Mc donalds.
Directions: get train, tram or bus to Alexanerplatz, right at the platz, the tallest building in the area!
Even if the location of this hotel is perfect, straight on Alexanderplatz, you can immediately spot it as one of the leftovers from the Soviet times! It is the archetype of the big ugly tower.
In the meantime, the hotel has been successfully refurbished and the interior looks much better!
I suspect the view from some rooms on 30+th floor could be quite nice but I was on the 10th floor and the view was nothing spectacular!
The room itself is quite small and, quite surprising, the bathroom is directly integrated within the room. Even if there is a separated toilet, the shower is made of transparent glass. That's a detail to take into account if you plan to share your room with a friend or a co-worker!!
However it was nicely furnished with a modern touch and the bed was quite comfortable.
I haven't tried the wired Internet connection from the room but I didn't manage to get the wireless connection working from the room and I had to connect from the lobby where it was working fine with iPass.
Stayed here for a 4-Day Fulbright Conference in March 2007. We had a very nice room on the 37th floor, looking towards the SW. The fernseherturm was directly in front of us and the rest of Berlin unfolded in front of us. The room was very nice, the first queen size bed we have slept on in five months! Some of our friends rooms had clear glass dividers for the shower and toilet, making it a little weird if you didn't know your roommate very well. Our room had opaque dividers.
The room attendants didn't seem to mind the Do Not Disturb signs. They just walked in without knocking, this happened three times during our stay.
The elevators do not all go to the top. One bank only goes to the lower floors, another to the middle level floors and the third bank goes to 1-3 and 20+ floors. Don't get on the wrong elevator.
Unique Quality: Expensive drinks in the hotel bar. Comprehensive breakfast buffet, you should not go away hungry. They have a expansive kept luggage area, no charge. Couldn't be any more convenient with Bus, Strassenbahn, S-Bahn and U-Bahn all within a minutes walk.
Casino on top floor. The view from the 'viewing deck' that you have to pay for is NOT worth it, very small space and obstructed view, just as good in your room if you are up high enough.
Great location and we had a great view of the T.V. tower. The bar off the main restaurant was fabulous. We loved the bartender and the setting was dark and comfortable. Very relaxing!
Rooms were cleaned every day. The reception people were wonderful and spoke excellent english. They were very helpful too.
After seeing some of the negative reviews on other websites I was weary of staying here but I am glad we gave it a shot. WE WERE NOT DISSAPPOINTED AT ALL! We would stay here again.
Unique Quality: Hysterical bathroom! It is all glassed in. We thought it was great especially the rain shower feature. Granted people who are more modest than others or have children with them probably won't find this amusing.
The hotel itself is very modern inside and a great place to stay. The rooms are quite small but very swish, thought the toilet situation is best described as 'intimate' - it is essentially in the room but with a screen door separating you and your travel partner from the sewer system.
Didn't eat at the hotel as it was quite pricey and instead went to the cheap and very well stocked department store restaurant opposite.
Alexanderplatz itself was a haven for drunks, junkies, weirdo's and sausage sellers. Very grey and not much to do, but the station can get you just about anywhere.
Nice rooms, modern and clean.
A tad pricey. I believe 90 Euro +.
Alexanderplatz is not the easiest place to be a pedestrian, however it's close proximity to the Berlin Alexanderplatz U-Bahn and Trams make it convenient to get to anywhere in the city.
Unique Quality: Casino in the hotel, business center (with internet), breakfast buffet included with price of room (buffet).
English speaking staff.
Directions: Near Alexanderplatz U-Bahn stop and very close to TV tower.
We lived at this hotel for three excellent days!
The Hotel is the biggest in Berlin, with over 1000 hotel rooms, 37 floors and a Casineo at the top of it with great view of the city.
The Rooms have all you need for a great stay, comfortable beds, high quality bathrooms and a great view at the city life.
Breakfast is in an own floor and it's big, diverse and extremly good!
I can highly recommend this city hotel! A great hotel with high standard. Shopping centre just out of the hotel and with Berlin's famous TV Tower only 200 metres in front of you!
Unique Quality: Quality, food, location...
Pros: Great location near sites in Berlin Mitte. S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations only a few steps away from hotel. Nice views from upper floors. Modern, remodeled guestrooms. Generous breakfasts. Non-smoking breakfast seating area.
Pleasant, helpful staff.
Cons: Ugly, high-rise GDR-vintage building. Extremely expensive internet (go across Alex-Platz to internet cafe at the Galeria Kaufhof department store). Our first room on the 14th floor barely had enough room to get around the bed, but upgraded to a Superior room (on 30th floor) which was much roomier and had better views.
Unique Quality: Not sure how to characterize this quality, but the bathrooms in this hotel are frosted glass enclosures. In other words, if you stay in this hotel, you need to be comfortable with sharing every moment (literally) with your roommate.
We wanted quite cheap accommodation, preferably in central spot near east Berlin. Park Inn hotel was exactly such a hotel.
It is a bit more expensive than hostels, but on the other hand you will get a good room with great breakfast. And there couldn't be better location for a hotel. With a bit of a luck you get room from upper floors of the hotel - nice views.
I warmly recommend this hotel to everyone, who can afford a bit more expensive stay.
Unique Quality: The location!! I once got lost to the wrong side of the river (many kilometers to hotel), in the middle of night, with no map. However, it was very wasy to find the hotel because I could orient by the TV tower which is also in the Alexanderplatz (it is a big lighted ball in the night).
Directions: It is in Alexanderplatz!
The Park Inn is located on the Alexanderplatz in the heart of the downtown district of Berlin. It is within short walking distance of numerous places of interest, such as Unter den Linden boulevard, Museums Island and Brandenburg Gate.
Unique Quality: The hotel is huge (945 rooms), but the rooms are nice and comfortables.-
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Hi, just wanted to know peoples comments on this hotel or the area. Is it central to all ammenities and good transport system close by?
Lindsay, haven't stayed in the Hotel Park Inn but Alexanderplatz has been undergoing a lot of rebuilding for the last couple of years. This area of Berlin has become quite touristy in the last 10 years. As far as travelling goes you are really well placed. The tourist office does a 72 hour pass which gets you on all sorts of transport, trams, buses, u-bahn and s-bahn. I've got to be honest and say all my travel is around Berlin Mitte, that's the district name. There are a few cheapish places to eat and drink but beware there are also some very expensive places, not suprising in the middle of the city. Best food option will be south east asian or of course wurst. Have a look at my homepage for a couple of ideas.
The hotel is fairly new -- it's a huge building. The lower floors might be subject to traffic noise. And from my experience in such huge hotels with 400 + rooms, some rooms are not well looked-after and sometimes you are unfortunately enough to be placed into such a room.
Location is good for all sights in Berlin-Mitte. Even though it's already 2-3 km to the Brandenburg gate. Lots of eating places around, also some supermarkets and bakeries where you can buy water, beer, chips, fruits for very cheap money making you largely independent of the hotel's minibar.
why not check out the city stay hostel, very clean and the private rooms have a small balcony, excellent location
I stayed there last month and loved it
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