Today, I wanted to talk a little about our hotel experience in Germany for our most recent cruise on the MSC Preziosa. Spoiler Alert: It was a great one!
Our cruise embarked in Hamburg, Germany, but for purely financial reasons, we decided it would be best to fly into Frankfurt and take the train to Hamburg. We always (I mean, ALWAYS) fly in and out of Europe the day before and after our cruise. So for this trip, we needed a night prior in Hamburg (I’ll talk more about that in another post) and a night after our cruise in Frankfurt.
After disembarking the ship in Hamburg on the last day, we caught the bus, another bus, a train, and another train to Frankfurt. Don’t ask.. It was quite the ordeal. I might talk about it in another post. We took the train directly to the Frankfurt Airport stop because our hotel was literally attached to the hotel by a sky walk. We have found in our past few trips to Europe that this is the easiest way to navigate the airport the morning we leave – by staying in a hotel at the airport. It makes our last day a lot less stressful for us.
The Hotel and Our Room
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn. There are a few hotels in that same area (The Squaire), and all are equally convenient to the airport terminal. It is a little tricky to find the Squaire from the train station, but there are lots of airport employees willing to point you in the right direction. Just look for their buttons marked “Can I help you?”. The button will also tell you what languages they speak. Very helpful!
Once you’ve entered the Squaire, the hotel entrance is up one level via the escalator.
We stayed in room 7202. It was a nice, very clean room with ample space for two people. The room offered a king bed with double nightstands and reading lamps. It also offered a side chair with a lamp and a side table. The bathroom had a toilet, one sink and a bathtub/shower combo.
On the other side of the room opposite from the bed was a long credenza and desk with an office chair and a TV on the wall. The television got loads of channels in a lot of different languages with even a couple in English.
The Squaire itself is a large enclosed shopping mall type area with lots of options for shopping and dining. It’s also where the customer service desk is for the Deutsche Bahn (DB). For more information about all that is offered, click here.
We arrived back in Frankfurt around 4:30 pm totally starving from our very long train ride. So, our first inclination after checking in was to get some food. There are a few sit-down options and fast food (Burger King), but all I really wanted was a bratwurst. My suggestion — at the end of the Squaire opposite to where the Hilton is on the main floor, there is a grocery store called Rewe. They have, in my opinion, fantastic brats (with bread, if you like) for only 2.50 euros each. They also have a small seating area available.
There is a restaurant in the Hilton Garden Inn. However, it was quite pricey compared to the other options available in the area. The hotel also offered room service which had a menu quite similar to the restaurant. Below is the room service menu:
Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel for a stay if you are looking for something convenient to the Frankfurt airport. I had a clean room and a good nights sleep, and isn’t that what we all want out of a good hotel stay?
Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
THE SQUAIRE Am Flughafen, 60549, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
TEL: +49-69-45002500 FAX: +49-69-45002501