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Ellington Hotel Berlin
Why Stay At Ellington Hotel Berlin
Built in 1928, this Art Deco hotel around the corner from Berlin's popular KaDeWe department store still retains touches from its 1930's jazz-era past, including its name.
Originally constructed to house the Femina Palast jazz club in the late 1920's, the Ellington Hotel Berlin remains a city-center landmark. Each of the hotel's 285 rooms features contemporary design: all-white linens and blank walls complement wood-slat headboards, geometric furniture, and brass-framed windows. While floor plans are spacious (by European standards), guests are more likely to spend time in the hotel lounge—a chic bar with classic cocktails—or Duke Restaurant, a converted bank vault in the hotel's basement. The biggest trump card of Ellington Hotel Berlin, however, is its Schöneberg neighborhood location, less than two miles from the city's main artery, Ku'damm, and the 520-acre Tiergarten.
The hotel's storied musical past spans eras: as the original home of the club Badewanne (Bathtub), it played host to Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald; in the 1970's, it was the site of the legendary nightclub Dschungel (Jungle), where the likes of Barbra Streisand, David Bowie, and Iggy Pop partied till dawn.
To eat breakfast like a local, walk around the corner to the Leysieffer Café for tea, coffee, and mini stollen.
Arrive at Berlin Tegel International Airport (TXL) which is approximately 7 miles from the hotel. Anticipate between 15 and 30 minutes of travel time depending on traffic.Nürnberger Straße 50-55, Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburg,
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Downtown Location
- Sightseeing nearby
- Fitness Center
- Spa Services
- Hotel Shops
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- Open Floor Plans
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Satellite TV
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Mini Bars
- Hair Dryers
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Bar + Lounge
- In-Room Dining
- 2 person max occupancy
- Welcome drink
- VAT included in nightly rate
Why We Love Berlin
A seamless blend of old and new, the German capital is filled with a mix of historical sites as well as modern shops, cafés, and galleries. Travelers can explore medieval architecture in Hohenzollern Castle, browse avant-garde fashions at Voo and Soto, and wander through vast museums such as the Deutsches Historisches Museum in a single day.
Day Trip: Potsdam, just south of Berlin, is a short S-Bahn ride away. This older city has many historic sites including Park Sanssouci, the Alter Market in the historic city center, the Russian Colony, the Film Museum, and more. The Dutch quarter has more than 70 different antique shops.
Where to Eat: Jolesch, in the trendy Kreuzberg district, serves Austrian cuisine in an opulent space (ornate chandeliers, oil paintings, and wood paneling throughout). Don't miss the apple-glazed pork schnitzel, best paired with a 2009 Syrah from the Josef Gager Winery.
Dinner for two $90.
Where to Drink: For an authentic taste of Berlin, head to Das Hotel, a charmingly run-down bar in the Kreuzberg district. Pillar candles, pianos that double as tables, and a mix of local artists, students, and travelers make for an eclectic vibe.
26a Mariannenstrasse, Kreuzberg.
Cocktails for two $16.
Why Go Now
May 17-20, 2013
Carnival of Cultures Berlin
During this four-day festival, 5,200 professional and amateur artists perform side-by-side in the streets to celebrate cultural diversity.
June 2 through July 7, 2013
Open Air Gallery
This annual art festival turns a bridge into an art gallery encouraging exchange between artist and viewer. Over 100 days, painters, sculptors and photographers present their works.
6 + 7 September, 2013
Two-day music festival with a stellar line-up of acts.