My partner and I are visiting Berlin for the first time arriving September 6. We will be staying 4 nights and then moving on to Bavaria. With this short time a central location would be helpful. We enjoy architecture and museums. Our budget is under $200. per night and should include WIFI in the room. Breakfast would also be nice.
The Circus Hotel gets great reviews and seems to be in a lively area. The one downside is no air-conditioning. I am not sure if it is needed in early September. A suite (one large room) will cost $184. including breakfast.
The Motel One in either Alexanderplatz or Spittelmarkt seem like good choices. Plus these hotels have air-conditioning. The two areas seem central but less lively. The cost would be $165. including breakfast.
I have also considered Arcotel John F, Hotel Mani, Hotel Amano and Hotel Gat Point Charlie. These have nicer rooms but breakfast for two is surprisingly expensive, $35-$40.
Do any of you experienced travelers have a suggestion?