Berlin's 10 Best Airport Hotels- From Your Bed to Your Seat

Almost everyone has at some point in their life experienced the mad dash to the airport the morning of a flight, not knowing whether or not you're going to make it. It's hard enough to coordinate the journey time from home to the airport in your own city, let alone when you're in a foreign place with no real idea of traffic delays or time frames. Same too when arriving, jet lagged or simply tired from the travel, there is nothing worse than having to sort out your means of getting into the city and finding your hotel.

Staying at an airport hotel is a great way of eliminating some of the stress involved in traveling, making both your arrival and departure an absolute breeze! With so many fantastic hotel options, covering a range of budgets and personal desires, you're bound to find somewhere on this 10best list that has everything you're looking for for a pleasant stay in the city- be it for simply a lay-over or an extended city visit.


When booking airport accommodation, please bear in mind that Templehof Airport has been closed down since 2008. Furthermore, Berlin Brandenburg was due to open in June 2012 but has now been officially postponed until approximately March the following year, meaning that at present, Berlin Schönefeld and Berlin Tegel are still open but are both due to close once Berlin Brandenburg is fully operational. 


Within very close proximity to Berlin Brandenburg airport, this 3-star hotel is a fantastic option for a reasonably-priced, comfortable nights sleep. Along with the option of staying in a standard hotel room or an apartment (full equipped with kitchenette) the hotel also provides great facilities for those looking to do business, with 9 conference rooms able to hold up to 220 people. In true Berlin gastronomic style, there is a breakfast buffet available each morning, serving up 100% bio-certified organic dishes. For those simply in the city for pleasure, great public transport access makes it easy to venture into Berlins city center and see the sights in no time at all. Convenient, inexpensive and comfortable, the Airport Hotel Berlin Adlershof is perfect for a layover or extended city stay!

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Located in the beautiful Charlottenburg, with wonderfully fast public transport connections to both Tegel Airport (about 10 minutes) and Berlin's city center (less than 20 minutes), the Grand City Central hotel makes for an inexpensive and cozy, 3-star stay. The modern rooms are stylishly decorated and include ensuite, flatscreen TV, a safe and Wifi, as well as sufficient soundproofing to guarantee you a good nights rest. On the premises, you will find amenities to ensure your total comfort, including a lounge with flatscreen TV, a dining room offering up a scrumptious buffet breakfast each morning as well as a fully equipped bar.

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Located just 5km from Berlin's Tegel airport and easily accessible by public transport, the Ibis hotel is a great, budget friendly option for a comfortable place to sleep within close proximity to the airport. Rooms are minimalist and clean and provide everything you'll need, including wifi access, satellite TV and desk space. Amenities on the premises include a heated indoor swimming pool as well as outdoor pool, a cozy bar and a restaurant open to serve a delicious, continental buffet breakfast. Guests also have access to Thalassotherapy institute, offering pool and sauna facilities. For those on business, there is a self-service business center as well as a number of meeting rooms.

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Located just 1km from Berlin Schönefeld and 3km from Berlin Brandenburg is the very well situated Leonardo Airport Hotel. Providing a direct, free of charge shuttle service (which can be pre-arranged for convenience or ordered at the hotel desk in the airport), travel to and from the airport is an absolute breeze, taking just a few minutes. Berlin city center is easily accessible too, with public transport to all the best sites estimated at approximately 30 minutes travel time. The hotel itself is bright and modern, housing a great selection of amenities to guarantee your comfort and enjoyment. On site you'll find restaurant, terrace and bar facilities, 6 conference rooms, copying and printing service and internet terminals (Wifi is available for a small fee) as well as new sauna, bio sauna and steam bath facilities.

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Just 2km from Tegel Airport (and only 20minutes via the underground to Berlin city center) is the 3-star Dorint Berlin Airport Hotel. Here, proximity to the airport, public transport system, highway and Lake Tegel means that you have convenient access to anywhere you could possibly wish to go. All 303 rooms in the hotel are in an Italian-style, completely sound-proofed (to drown out any airport noise) and fitted with modern furnishings, cable TV and ensuites. The hotel has a bright and spacious restaurant area, known as Restaurant Zepplin, serving up a delicious, daily breakfast buffet from 6.30-10.30am. There is also the Bistro Le Ballon open for lunch and dinner, offering Berliner classics and international cuisine. For those in town for business or a special occasion, the hotel offers a number of spacious function and conference rooms, fitted with all the necessary equipment. The real highlight of the hotel? It has its very own bowling alley!

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Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf

With Tegel airport just 800 meters away (and with a shuttle service available to and from) the 4-star Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel is a fantastic accommodation option. All 186 neat and comfortable rooms are equipped with wireless internet so you can be on top of business or emails (or advanced airport check-in) from the comfort of your own room. Even so, there is no shortage of amenities available for those seeking more than just internet. The hotel holds on premises Certified Conference Hotel facilities, with 12 conference rooms and space to hold 250 people. There is also a gymnasium, sauna and an outdoor swimming pool as well as bar and restaurant facilities available. Shuttles from Tegel airport to the hotel run daily from 5am until 11pm.

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Located a mere 200 meters from Berlin-Schönefeld airport (and thus the S-Bahn station that will take you directly into the heart of Berlin city) is the recently opened, Intercity Hotel Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Despite the incredibly close proximity to Berlin-Schönefeld, it is also ideal for those flying in or out of the soon to be opened Berlin Brandenburg airport, with the hotel offering a shuttle service every 30minutes from 5am-11pm daily. This spacious hotel is comprised of 198 rooms, a restaurant, bistro, lounge bar and terrace and boasts a range of amenities to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. Furthermore the hotel offers a beautiful wellness facility, complete with fitness center, sauna, steam rooms, relaxation area and spa. The Intercity Hotel Brandenburg Airport is an ideal option whether you're here to spend a few leisurely days exploring the city, in town for business or even just for a brief stopover.

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This lavish airport hotel is located 7km from Berlin Brandenburg Airport and is ideal for families and business travellers alike. Close enough to minimise the stress involved in getting to and from the airport, yet far enough to avoid the sounds and lights of the airport skies, the Best Western Premier Airporthotel Fontane is luxuriously appointed to provide you with everything you will need for a comfortable and relaxed stay. It certainly lives up to its 'premier' title, with the option of staying in a room, apartment or suite (fitted accordingly with spacious bathrooms and kitchenettes, cable TV and free wifi) as well as endless amenities, including full business facilities and fitness and spa centers.

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Ideal for those in the city on business, the Holiday Inn Berlin International Airport is located just a 2 minute shuttle ride from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. With 294 rooms and plenty of amenities, this bright and modern hotel also offers unparalleled business facilities, complete with 24hour business centre and modern and well-equipped conference rooms. Furthermore, there is a complete gymnasium, Finnish sauna, Turkish baths and spa treatment facilities. Food and Beverage options are also well covered with Hangar 16, the hotels restaurant, offering international cuisine and drinks. The shuttle service is the only one in the city that runs 24-hours, eliminating the need for any pre-flight stress.

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This brand new, luxurious, 4-star hotel (now due to open in March 2013) is situated literally right on the doorstop of the soon-to-be-opened Berlin Brandenburg airport- just a few meters from the terminal and train station. The stunning building is filled with 322 rooms and suites, all fitted with chic and modern furnishings. When it comes to the amenities on site, nothing has been overlooked. For those on business, the hotel is fully equipped with 11 conference rooms and 2 lounges, with space to host up to 500 people and fitted with the most up-to-date technology available. For relaxation, there is a complete wellness center, boasting gymnasium, massage and relaxation rooms, saunas and steam rooms all overlooking the airfield. Dining is also well covered, with a large restaurant, bistro and 24hour bar available. With the ideal combination of both convenience and luxury, the Steigenberger Airport Hotel is the ideal place to stay.

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