Arrival Experience: This unassuming, budget-minded hotel is packed with value for those that know how to discover it. Just a short bus ride from the main train station (those coming from the airport only need a few more stops via train), the front door of this hotel swings open to a lively interior on an otherwise unassuming street. The hotel is geared toward business folk who have conferences at the nearby convention center or in the heart of the city, and public transportation from the door could not be any easier as the bus stops immediately in front. Cheerful reception welcome guests with a smile in multiple languages offering a welcome drink in the bar or providing directions around town.
Dining: The hotel's lobby lounge serves light fare throughout the day. Its strongest moment is in the sunrise hours when a complimentary continental breakfast is served. All guests are invited to take part, and travelers will appreciate niceties like to-go cups for coffee and a variety of yogurt flavors. An experienced bartender keeps the lobby space active until the wee hours, which is appreciated since there are few other options in the neighborhood.
Accommodations: Guest rooms are reached via swift elevators and feature environmentally friendly key card-activated light systems. Rooms are compact, but offer ample space for spreading out luggage, work items, and keeping a place to relax. Sofas or armchairs face the modern cable TVs while beds are topped with stuffed duvets and thick pillows. Phones and electronic outlets are plentiful, and adjustable lighting by the bed is convenient for early risers. Work desks are spacious with comfy chairs and side tables. Bathrooms are smart with space featuring a door that doubles as a bathroom door and water closet door depending on how it is closed making vanity space available for couples who want to share the bathroom. Water pressure in the shower is excellent, and wall-mounted toiletries keep environmental waste in mind.
Conclusion: This hotel features everything the experienced business travel to central Frankfurt would want except for traffic worries and over-inflated prices. A meeting room is available for small conferences. As the saying goes, staying at a Holiday Inn Express can empower you to do anything. While that may be a tad of an exaggeration, this hotel's price-friendly amenities gives you extra cash to do whatever you want while visiting Frankfurt on business or pleasure.
US Airways flies between Charlotte and Frankfurt daily year-round and double daily during the summer months.