City Hotel Essen

3.0 star property
3-star Essen hotel with bar/lounge

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City Hotel Essen

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Private kitchen
Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Daily buffet breakfast (EUR 10 per person)
Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of City Hotel Essen


Very Good

Property highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
Viehofer Platz 5, Essen, NW, 45127
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Front-desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Vending machine
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Quadruple Room

  • 431 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds OR 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Double Room

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 Double Bed

Triple Room

  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed OR 3 Twin Beds

Single Room

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stadtkern
  • Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site - 6 min drive
  • Messe Essen - 7 min drive
  • Westfield Centro - 13 min drive
  • Veltins-Arena - 15 min drive
  • Rudolf Weber-Arena - 14 min drive
  • Starlight Express Theater - 14 min drive
  • Movie Park Germany - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Duesseldorf International Airport (DUS) - 30 min drive
  • Dortmund (DTM) - 52 min drive
  • Essen-Kray Süd Station - 7 min drive
  • Essen Zollverein North Station - 7 min drive
  • Essen Central Station - 15 min walk
  • Berliner Platz U-Bahn - 8 min walk
  • Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn - 12 min walk
  • Universitaet Essen U-Bahn - 12 min walk


  • Noori japanisches Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • La Luna - 5 min walk
  • Cafe Nord - 1 min walk
  • Balkanhof Steak- & Grillrestaurant - 4 min walk
  • Arabesk - 4 min walk

About this property

City Hotel Essen

City Hotel Essen is a great choice for a stay in Essen. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and buffet breakfast is available daily. Public transportation is just a short walk: Berliner Platz U-Bahn is 8 minutes and Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn is 12 minutes.


Dutch, English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (10 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 6:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Reception hall


  • Elevator

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 10 per person
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

City Hotel Essen
City Hotel Essen Hotel
City Hotel Essen Essen
City Hotel Essen Hotel Essen

Frequently asked questions

Does City Hotel Essen offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, City Hotel Essen does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at City Hotel Essen?
As of Oct 2, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at City Hotel Essen on Oct 15, 2023 start from $98, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at City Hotel Essen?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at City Hotel Essen?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 10 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at City Hotel Essen?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at City Hotel Essen?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at City Hotel Essen?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Mercatorhalle Duisburg (18-min drive) is nearby.
What's the area around City Hotel Essen like?
City Hotel Essen is a short 8-minute walk from Berliner Platz U-Bahn and 6 minutes' walk from Limbecker Platz.



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10/10 Exceptional

It is a good accommodation. Very close to the center of Essen
Santiago, 2-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

An old apartment building converted into a hotel, the furniture and fixtures feel like they haven't been updated since the 1970s. There grimy roughness befits this tough city - a post-industrial wasteland (think Bridgeport, CT).
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The room I had was very large. Lady at the reception was very friendly.
Erik, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Simple large clean room, not the most styling but everything you could ask for from a central budget hotel
Mark, 4-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Clean, good value and convenient but drab exterior
Good, clean but a little tired interior and very drab exterior. The hotel is well located just a few minutes walk from city centre and infact only 15 - 20 from the main station. The hotel also gives guests (at no extra cost) a local train ticket giving free trael on train, bus , tram fir the whole local area as far as Dusseldorf in the south and Dortmund in the north. Buffet breakfast is good too. Other than the external appearance and the immediate vicinity..a good hotel.
declan, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Short Stay in Essen
Room was fine for 3 males i.e. 3 single beds ; adequate shower area along with a seating area coupled with a safe. Check in nice and simple , nice breakfast , short walking distance to main Essen train station.
malcolm, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

The City-Hotel in Essen provides an all-inclusive experience: large room with extra seating, breakfast buffet, and , VERY convenient, complementary train tickets valid for the entire VRR region ( the VRR pricing is confusing and this is simple and saves money). Only downside is that I found the bed too soft.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Very pleasent, location asl nice view, comfort, cleanliness and price definitely satisfied for my family of 5.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Tired, but still good value
A cheap hotel by Essen standards, which is priced fairly. The rooms are tired but the bed comfortable and the breakfast good. The shower was good too, but the shower curtain didn't work - and several mentions to reception saw nothing done. Overall, good value for the area: and close to shops and metro.
Chris, 6-night business trip
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