Right before I departed in Frankfurt on day 1 of my Four Countries, Four Trains trip in summer 2020, I stayed at the Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt Trade Fair (full name: Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt City Centre Messe). I looked for a stay close to Frankfurt Main Station – and as I have a general favor for Hilton Group stays, the well-priced Hampton felt like an excellent solution.
Hampton Frankfurt Trade Fair – Location
Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt City Centre Messe is located right South of the trade fair area. The Europe-Allee (Europe Alley), at which the hotel is located, is a very new and modern living area. During my stay, there were underground construction works right in front of the hotel. Until this one is completed, the most sensible connection to Frankfurt Main Station is a direct walk (some ten to fifteen minutes). There are also S-Bahn commuter rail stations nearby. The hotel also has a parking garage right underneath.
Of course, there was some noise at the time of visiting, but the area is already really beautiful. There are a lot of bars and restaurants around. Furthermore, there is a modern shopping mall less than five minutes walk away, which also features some food opportunities as well as a small supermarket.
Hampton Frankfurt Trade Fair – The Room
I had a single night from Thursday to Friday. The semi-flex rate for the Queen Room (i.e. the room could be cancelled up to three days before the stay) was 64.25 Euro. Breakfast is generally included at a Hampton hotel. The room was absolutely fine, very classic Hampton style. The room was sealed (as typically done in Hilton Hotels during Covid-19 times) and absolutely clean. It featured a nice work desk and a sofa, so that I really enjoyed the place. Call me picky, but one thing which confused me what that the two cups including the corresponding spoons were very differently set up at the coffee / tea maker set. I could not see any hint that one of the items had been used previously, though.
No complaints about the bathroom as well. The bathroom was sufficiently spacious and had all necessary amenities. Having slippers in a hotel of this kind is not even state-of-the-business, I would say. Thus, I overall really liked the room.
Hampton Frankfurt Trade Fair – Breakfast
The breakfast area is located on ground floor level, behind the beautiful lobby, bar and reception area. Due to the large space, it was easy to keep social distancing. Only the area right in front of the reception was a bit too narrow.
The breakfast was a nice buffet breakfast. Due to Covid-19, the dishes offered were a bit limited, but the overall menu was really fine. Most of the food was sealed and put on separate plates. Hot and cold drinks were served by the staff by request. I absolutely had a nice start of the day at the Hampton.
Hampton Frankfurt Trade Fair – Service
The WiFi in the room was fine. Apart from the parking garage, the hotel also offered a gym. However, the gym was closed due to hygienic regulation reasons.
I was not too fond of the reception staff. The check-in felt strange, the receptionist did not feel to know about my Hilton Honors status and my room lacked the complimentary water. When I came back from the shopping mall and had a request, the reception has not been staffed for several minutes.
Hampton Frankfurt Trade Fair – My View
Even though I felt that the reception staff and general organisation at Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt City Centre Messe / Hampton Frankfurt Trade Fair could be improved, the overall stay was definitely a good one. The location is ideal if you are heading to one of the Frankfurt trade fairs (even though I guess that trade fair prices are significantly different to what I paid) – unfortunately, it requires quite some walking to one of the next local transport hub. I guess this will significantly improve with the new underground light rail. The price was convincing, a good breakfast and an overall good stay.
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