It was used as a stately home, grand hotel, officer's mess, artists' bar and retirement home. The architectural gem of Art Nouveau has been shining in new splendour since 2013, enriching West Berlin with a hotel in a class of its own.
Max Zellermayer first opened Hotel am Steinplatz as a luxury hotel in 1913, and the hotel soon took its place in Berlin's cultural timeline. After the October Revolution, many Russian aristocrats and intellectuals occupied the stately suites, while the hotel became a meeting point for prominent Berliners and travelers such as Vladimir Nabokov and Zarah Leander. During the Second World War, it was business as usual at the hotel, albeit in an improvised fashion – complete with tomato patches on the roof and a herd of goats in the courtyard.
More than 100 years after its completion, the Art Nouveau building, which was originally designed by August Endell, architect of Berlin's celebrated Hackesche Höfe complex, continues to captivate passers-by with its striking olive-green facade. In addition to meticulous restoration work, the architects incorporated new elements such as the sweeping ornamentation on the entrance canopy. They drew inspiration from the wealth of shapes and patterns found in nature. If you look closely, you will discover shell, fern and bat motifs throughout the hotel.
In the heart of Charlottenburg - surrounded by small boutiques, cosy cafes and restaurants.
Art lovers can look forward to exhibitions of contemporary photography in the C/O Gallery and the Helmut Newton Foundation. The department stores KaDeWe and Bikini Berlin are just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel and invite for a relaxed window shopping walk.
You can discover our other favourite neighbourhood spots in our in-house neighbourhood guide
With Andrea Ludy as general manager, Hotel am Steinplatz is run by an extraordinary woman. With the utmost dedication and passion for hospitality, she is always there for our guests.
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Then please contact her directly - she will be happy to receive any feedback from you.
... place in our Kiez: the streets around the nearby Savignyplatz
... junior suite: 402 with its bay windows and its beautiful balcony
... spot at the hotel: candlelight dinner on our lovely courtyard terrace or in our cozy winter garden on a bad weather day