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2,502 reviews
+49 40 309990

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

The Only 5-Star Design Hotel in Hamburg

Serving the Best Steaks in the City

SIDE Hamburg is the first and only 5-star superior design hotel in Hamburg. It combines wellness, luxury, and design in a modern, eleven-story glass and natural stone building, designed by the famed architect Matteo Thun.

There is an sky lounge for views over the city, and an international breakfast offered at Breakfast InSIDE, offering healthy meals, a variety of egg dishes, Italian coffee, teas, and freshly squeezed juices. The [m]eater restaurant serves top-quality steaks from Argentina, the USA, and Europe. Their old, traditional process of ripening whole sirloins in a glass dry aging box has earned them reputation of having the best steaks in Hamburg.

Secure a Suite with a Steam Bath

The hotel features 178 luxurious rooms, ranging from superior to business, executive, and suites. The rooms have a classic, yet modern design with high-quality furniture. Amenities include televisions with free Sky channels, free Wi-Fi, and a minibar.  Business and executive rooms come with espresso machines, and some suites have steam baths. For a good night’s sleep, request a room higher up, avoiding noise from the bar and offering the best views. Be sure to specify beforehand if you’ll need consistent high-speed Internet access because some rooms have spotty Wi-Fi. 24-hour room service is available.

High End Wellness in the Heart of Downtown

SIDE Hamburg holds 450 square meters of health and beauty facilities, separated into four different color blocks representing different states of wellness. The yellow treatment rooms embody a state of well-being, where one can indulge in massages, facials, and full body treatments. The green shower and solarium area represents refreshment. The orange fitness area releases energy, with state-of-the-art workout equipment. The blue area stands for water, where one can find the pool and jacuzzi area. 

The hotel is located in the heart of Hamburg, only 300 meters from the city center. It is close to the inner Alster Lake, between the Gänsemarkt and the opera house. Within walking distance you can reach many tourist highlights, the shopping arcade, Hamburg’s congress center, and the Dammtor train station. 

The Bottom Line

The SIDE hotel is perfect for those desiring a central location, with a cool, designer, luxury feel. The concierge is available to help with show tickets, babysitting arrangements, car rentals, and laundry and dry cleaning services. There are 96 parking spaces for those arriving by car.


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Drehbahn 49
Hamburg, 20354
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User Highlights
"Fabulous staff" "Nice welcome"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
91% thought the service was very professional.
"Quiet side street" "Close to public transportation"
City centre within easy reach, said 98%.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 64%.
Bar and Beverages
"Stylish Cocktail Bar" "Classy bar"
Lovely bar service, according to 94%.
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 100%.
"Brilliant atmosphere" "Stylish Cocktail Bar"
88% said it was a stylish hotel.
74% thought, the hotel was modern.
"Amazing bread" "Fresh honeycomb"
Beef and steak dishes were excellent, according to 89%.
Side dishes were satisfying, according to only 68%.
Wellness Area
"Excellent leisure facilities" "Wondeful spa area"
72% loved the sauna.
For only 60%, the fitness area was satisfactory.
"Best brunch" "Available for breakfast"
97% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Stylish interior" "Hightech construction"
69% thought the building was acceptable.
80% thought the architecture was beautiful.
"Available networks" "WiFi works well"
55% said the wifi quality was bad.
"Air-conditioning didn't work" "No air conditioner"
Beds were acceptable for 54%.
71% complained about the bathroom.
"Clean facilities" "Room clean"
Only 51% said rooms were clean enough.
84% said the bathroom was dirty.
"Quiet side street" "Big blanket"
Beds were acceptable for 54%.
Only 67% said rooms were big enough.
Value for money
"Not worth the money" "High price"
97% said the breakfast was too expensive.

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Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: EUR 40.0 per day
  • Parking Fee: EUR 30.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet Fee: EUR 25 per pet, per night
  • Airport Shuttle Fee: EUR 125 per vehicle (one way)
  • Breakfast Fee: EUR 28 for adults and EUR 14 for children (approximately)