In January 2022, I had a rail trip to Munich. As I arrived rather late, the Hampton by Hilton Munich City Center East felt to have been an excellent choice due to its close proximity to the Munich commuter rail (S-Bahn) system. One of the many Hampton Hotels, which have been opened by Hilton during the last years. Here is the sum-up of my experience.
Hampton Munich City Center East – Location
The hotel is located more or less right South of Berg am Laim station, which is served by multiple S-Bahn commuter rail lines. The connection time to Munich Main Station is roughly 15 minutes. There is a bus station close to the next road crossing. The tram line 19 is located North of the rail station, which is a five to ten minutes walk. The tram is one of the most picturesque rides through the city center.
I did not spot any restaurants around the hotel. The general nutrition is however nicely guaranteed by two supermarkets which are just across the road from the hotel entrance. The same small small also features a dm discount drugstore.
Hampton Munich City Center East – Rooms
I booked a King Room, which was 72.20 Euro at an refundable rate (semi-flex, three day cancellation period). The room was in line with the standard European Hampton interior design (not that surprisingly, as the hotel has been operating for some two years only at my time of visit). The room was spacious and featured a nice relaxing chair as well. The Hampton work desk is really spacious and allows comfortable work. The only thing I struggled with is that I just did not get why they have such a narrow space on the right hand side of the bed – the left hand side offers so much space. I also ran into a similar issue (not that bad, though) in the new Hampton City Center in Dusseldorf – so that must be some sort of Hampton design definition.
The shower bathroom was sufficiently spacious. The bathroom was clean and followed Hampton standards – which means that you have a load of towels in the room and amenities in dispensers.
Hampton Munich City Center East – Breakfast
The hotel offers a the breakfast area in typical Hampton design (I took some pictures on the evening before). Regarding the price level of the hotel, there is a nice selection of food items, including warm and healthy option and a nice variety of bread items. The breakfast felt a bit too “branded”, though – in Munich, I would just love to have some Weißwurst (white sausage) or pretzels for breakfast as well. The breakfast also included the good, old waffle machine, too.
Hampton Munich City Center East – Services
The staff was super-friendly and I felt very welcome. There have been some technical issues with logging into the WiFi, but it was finally easy to solve and then solved nice connection speed. The hotel features a nice, small gym and a parking garage as well.
Hampton Munich City Center East – My View
The Hampton Munich City Center East is a really good stay for a shoestring (at least if there is no trade fair or Oktoberfest, when Munich hotel prices might be ridiculously high…). The location is really good and offers some great options to get into city center. The staff is really kind, the rooms are still almost new and you have major supermarkets right across the street. Overall, the hotel offers an excellent location, good service and thus (even though I still miss Bavarian-alike breakfast…) absolutely deserves a very good rating.
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