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About Stuttgart

Famous for its fast cars - Porsche and Mercedes-Benz both have their headquarters here, and rich cultural life, Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in Germany but the atmosphere is more like a small town. Stuttgart is surrounded by gentle green hills, some of them lined with grape vines, so the best places to stay in Stuttgart are a combination of city chic and grand country house.

Things not to miss:

  • Both the big car manufacturers have museums - and they're pretty interesting, even for non car lovers, but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Stuttgart's cultural scene.
  • Firstly there's the beauties of the old town, beautifully Baroque, Neues Schloss (New Palace), and of course nearby Altes Schloss (Old Palace) and the Stiftskirche with its wonderful musical spire - it plays a 10 minute tune.
  • Then there's the Staatsgalerie (State Art Gallery) and its impressive collection of both Old Masters and new works, and the great glass cube of the Kunstmuseum (City Art Museum).
  • In the hills around the city you'll find the two walking trails of the Stuttgarter Weinwanderweg, which wind through lush vineyards, offering pastoral perfect views.

There's far more to Stuttgart than just its famous automobile scene and if you look a little deeper, the city has a lot to offer for interested visitors. Interestingly considering Stuttgart's relationship with the automobile, much of the centre of town is pedestrianised, so it's a really easy city to get around on foot. The best places to stay in Stuttgart tend either be in the heart of the city or in the green space on the outskirts.

The best places to stay in Stuttgart

For Foodies

  • Am Schlossgarten is a wonderfully sleek hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant and a lovely sun terrace. A great choice for classic luxury and comfort.
  • Der Zauberlehrling is another top choice for foodies. As well as an amazing restaurant you'll find individually designed rooms which offer a stylish stay in the centre of town.

For car lovers

  • If you're looking for something truly unique, V8 Hotel certainly fits the bill. Imaginatively designed and accentricly furnished, each room pays homage to the city's famous car culture. Made for petrol heads.

For modern chic

  • Just a short walk from the centre of Stuttgart, Aloft Hotel is a classy, contemporary spot. Offering swish rooms, a lively bar and easy access to some of the city's best night spots, it's a great base for an adventurous weekend in Stuttgart.

For a private apartment

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Travel Information

  • Fly into Stuttgart Airport.
  • For car hire, visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to visit Stuttgart is from May to September, when the temperature sits comfortably in the twenties.

Still not sure?

  • Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Stuttgart,
  • expand your search to include all the best places to stay in Baden-Wurtemmberg.
  • Or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Stuttgart

  • Aloft Hotel Stuttgart 165 rooms from £144

    City Style  -  A contemporary hotel complete with a trendy bar in a great central location.

    A hip hotel in the heart of Stuttgart. Generously proportioned rooms with simple clean design and luxurious bathrooms. A trendy bar and games room for evening entertainment. Walking distance from restaurants, bars and shops. Ideal for slick city stay. See More

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  • Am Schlossgarten Stuttgart 86 rooms from £151

    Foodies  -  Michelin restaurant.
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  State Gallery, the Museum of Art and the State Theatre.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A wonderfully sleek hotel with a Michelin star restaurant. Rooms and suites in contemporary classic style have all the mod cons and romantic flair. Fabulous food and lovely sun terraces with views. A special spot for the luxury traveller. See More

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  • Althoff Hotel Am Schlossgarten Stuttgart 106 rooms from £153

    Business meetings  -  With close proximity to Stuttgart train station and advanced conference facilities, this is an ideal venue for business events
    Foodies  -  Boasting two excellent restaurants, offering Michelin-star, creative cuisine with regional influences
    Sights nearby  -  The city's cultural venues like the theatre, the famous ballet, opera house and the city gallery are all in walking distance
    Great walks  -  Located in Stuttgart's Castle Gardens, guests are both downtown and surrounded by greenery at the same time

    A five-star hotel housed in a sophisticated high rise offering a prime spot in downtown Stuttgart. Rooms are bright and luxurious with tasteful decor and views over the city. With two restaurants, a Michelin-star chef and a stylish bar, this hotel promises real class. See More

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  • V8 Hotel Stuttgart 34 rooms from £154

    City Style  -  A totally individual four star hotel with funky rooms featuing real cars and imagined roadside scenes- a car lovers paradise.
    Sights nearby  -  Motorworld Region Stuttgart is just a two minute walk away.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Full of character

    Every room is like an automotive exhibition in this eccentric car themed hotel. The unique and quirky rooms feature imaginative design features, with car part beds and racing murals. In the heart of Germany's Motorworld Region Stuttgart, it's the perfect place for petrol heads. See More

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  • Der Zauberlehrling Stuttgart 9 rooms from £156

    Foodies  -  Michelin recommended restaurant.
    City Style
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.

    Fantastic designer chic hotel with a Michelin recommended restaurant. Light and airy rooms and suites, each individually decorated, with big bath tubs, stone floors, and attractive furnishings. Cookery school and private dining rooms. Romantic, gourmet, very cool. See More

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