Updated on January 22, 2018
Hotel Review: The Westin Hamburg
After my Premium Economy flight from IAH-FRA, I had a 1.5 hour layover until my flight to Hamburg. Pretty tired and wanting to just sit down and work (instead of finding a priority pass lounge), I grabbed a coffee and a sandwich from a busy breakfast stand near my gate and waited for my flight to Hamburg.
Next thing I knew my flight to Hamburg was over and it was time to finally be done traveling and check into what turned out to be a fantastic hotel!
Here’s where we are:
I snagged by Audi rental car (thanks, Enterprise) and quickly headed into downtown Hamburg. I could tell I was going to like this city!
I pulled up to the hotel around 1:30pm and pulled into the garage beneath the hotel.
Let’s back up a second and talk about some facts of the hotel a bit.
Anyway – back to the post!
After I parked, I headed up to the lobby on the 8th floor and was able to check in a bit early – win!
I grabbed my keys and headed up to my home for the next four nights – room 1512. The room was the first one off the elevator after you took the right. Convenient location and noise was never an issue.
Finally to the room I got the mandatory room pictures before I settled in for a post-flight nap.
The room was well-appointed with a king-sized bed, lounge chair, desk, and large bathroom all with views of the River Elbe.
The bathroom had a tub overlooking the river on the right, the large sink and vanity in the middle, and then a shower on the left side of the bathroom.
After unpacking and a quick nap, I went to grab a bite at a restaurant near by and got some good views of the exterior.
Back at the hotel it was time to explore a bit more and hit the gym.
As a reminder, the hotel lobby is on the 8th floor. Also on the 8th floor is some sort of observation level and an opening to get into the concert hall. There’s a semi-indoor area and then the outside along the rail.
As you’ll see in the first and second pictures, there’s a curved glass wall protecting this area, but you can simply go through a covered doorway and back out the other side to get a better view of the river.
Now, to the gym. I went up to the room and changed then went back to the 6th floor. While the gym isn’t huge, you can tell it’s brand new as the equipment is very nice and the size more than enough for a couple-day stay.
I’m afraid my pictures didn’t do it justice, but this whole is stunning and in a great location in downtown Hamburg. I got the government rate at about $300 a night, but the rate during my stay was closer to $375. There was a major airline conference in Hamburg that week which is why the rates were so high – doing a quick search for the same timeframe now is showing me rates around $225 per night.
I had an incredible stay and would absolutely stay here again with a rate of $225 per night. Hamburg also has a Park Hyatt that I need to check off my list, but I was incredibly happy with this hotel and would highly recommend it.
Have you been to Hamburg? If so, did you get a chance to check out the Westin?
Up next: Just a few pictures from around Hamburg!