Hotels in Essen, Germany

Search & Compare Essen Hotels

Get Secret Prices on select hotels

These prices aren’t available to everyone.

  • Pay now or later on most rooms
  • Free cancellation on most rooms
  • Price Guarantee

Best hotels in Essen

Essen overview

You can take in the local culture of Essen at Philharmonie Essen and Grillo-Theater. While here, check out other local sights like Essen Cathedral and Old Synagogue. If you're looking for a new favorite getaway, look no further than Essen.

Where to stay in Essen

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Essen has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Essen with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Essen hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Essen hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Essen

Fly in to Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), 15.9 mi (25.7 km) from downtown Essen. Dortmund (DTM) is the next closest major airport, 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Essen Central Station
  • • Essen Sued S-Bahn
  • • Essen West S-Bahn
Metro stations include:
  • • Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn
  • • Berliner Platz U-Bahn
  • • Bismarckplatz U-Bahn

What to see around Essen

A top draw is the area's cultural scene including places like:
  • • Philharmonie Essen
  • • Grillo-Theater
  • • Colosseum Theater
  • • Aalto-Musiktheater
  • • Folkwang Museum
Distinguished for its landmarks such as:
  • • Essen Cathedral
  • • Old Synagogue
  • • Collegiate Church
  • • Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site
  • • St. Lucius Church
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Messe Essen
  • • Grugapark Botanical Garden
  • • Ruhr Museum
  • • Red Dot Design Museum
  • • Zeche Carl

When to visit Essen

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 50°F day, 35°F night
  • • April-June: 68°F day, 39°F night
  • • July-September: 71°F day, 49°F night
  • • October-December: 60°F day, 33°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 7.28 inches
  • • April-June: 8.50 inches
  • • July-September: 10.12 inches
  • • October-December: 8.58 inches