Fodor's Expert Review Carlton Astoria

Fürstenstr. 12, Munich, Bavaria, 80333, Germany See on Map

This family-run house is a three- or four-minute walk to Amalienstrasse and Türkenstrasse, two of the liveliest places in town, with dozens of restaurants, eateries, and student pubs thanks to the proximity to the university. Despite its name harking back to some of the fanciest chain hotels in business, this hotel is a simple, friendly affair that's still only a short walk from the Old Town's big sights.


Rooms--in dark woods, white linen, and bright curtains--are basic, but cozy, although there's no air-conditioning.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some guests have complained about street noise.


Bathrooms are clean, with showers, and frosted windows letting in some light.

Rooms - and bathrooms - vary in size, so try to discuss this with the hotel on booking if you are looking for more space.


The hotel's lobby continues the dark wooden theme, with modern wood paneling providing an updated nod to the building's heritage--it's been a hotel for 100 years.


There's no restaurant, but the buffet breakfast is a luscious spread of cold meats, cheeses, fruits, and breads.


Getting Around

The hotel is surprisingly close to the main sights, given its feeling of being in an entirely different part of the city. It's also close to the Universitat U-bahn station for public transport access.


Modern European food, including good steak, can be found at the design-conscious Theresa Grill (2-minute walk). Or if all the meat-heavy Bavarian cuisine is getting you down, cool vegan joint, Gratitude Restaurant (7-minute walk), should help.


At Home Bar (1-minute walk), the clue's in the name: come here, drink cocktails, sink into the soft velvet chairs, and feel totally at home. Or Schall & Rauch (5-minute walk) is a chatty, chilled bar by day and night.


We like this hotel most for its different location: close to buzzing bars and restaurants that make you feel like a local in Munich. At the same time, it's close enough to the attractions that you can tick all the tourist boxes.


Pet Friendly
Casual Chic


Phones: 089-383–9630

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