Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Westend

Schwanthalerstr. 121, Munich, Bavaria, 80339, Germany See on Map

Visitors have praised the friendly welcome and service they received at this well-maintained and very affordable lodging close to the Oktoberfest grounds. It won't win any prizes for beauty (in or out), but it's a solid choice for bargain-hunters or those in town for the beer festival, if you can book early enough to avoid the inflated prices Oktoberfest brings with it.

room

Rooms are comfortable, if furnished in a manner only slightly better than functional. The Wi-Fi is surprisingly good.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel is quite basic, with more of a hostel feel than a hotel, and some have complained that the rooms can be too hot in summer and cold in winter.

bathroom

Bathrooms are basic and a little tired, but clean.

lobby

Staff are more helpful than many in hotels at this price point. Reception is open 24-hours-a-day.

dining

Breakfast is decent, and costs €8.

A nice touch at the hotel is that coffee and tea are available all day in the breakfast room.

drinking

There's a small lobby bar open until 11 pm.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The hotel is not in the city center - it's about 30 minutes' walk to the main attractions - but is close to public transport and the neighborhood itself is not bad.

Restaurants

Pleasant French restaurant, Restaurant Marais Soir (1-minute walk), couldn't be closer, and offers good cooking with a neighborhood feel. Or cool modern local joint, La Kaz (7-minute walk), has various international options.

Bars

The legendary, and gigantic, Augustiner Keller (15-minute walk) brewhouse and beer garden is a short walk from the hotel. Or bnb banh mi and beer (5-minute walk) delivers what you'd expect from the name in a cool setting nearby.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Basic but reasonably comfortable, clean and fairly handily located for getting in and out of town--and importantly, not a bad option for Oktoberfest if you can snag a room for non-outrageous rates.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Pet Friendly
Casual
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-540–9860

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