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“Clean and functional economy hotel in excellent location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof

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Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof
Ranked #4 of 148 Hotels in Stuttgart
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Munich, Germany
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54 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Clean and functional economy hotel in excellent location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof is a very clean, functional chain budget hotel on a superb location. It is the newer of the two Motel Ones in Stuttgart and reputedly the cleaner one. It is also slightly costlier, but given its location this should be the better choice in most circumstances.

The location of this Motel One is indeed excellent. It is just one block from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (main train station), making it an ideal base for day trips to other Swabian towns like Tübingen. Nearby places like Ludwigburg and Esslingen can be easily reached via the S-Bahn (suburban train) network, and the underground Hauptbahnhof S-Bahn station actually has an exit right in front of the hotel. Also, most of the interesting sights in Stuttgart are within walking distance from Hauptbahnhof; Staatsgalerie and Schlossplatz are close by, and even Hegelhaus can be reached on foot.

The central location also brings the advantage of facing large groceries and drug stores just across the street. In particular, there is a Rewe (higher-quality supermarket, plus a small bakery) that is larger than most other Rewe’s, as well as a Rossmann (drug store). For all other shopping, just head to the vibrant Königstraße, one block away.

This hotel, being pretty new, is also very clean and well-maintained. As to be expected from the chain, the room is small and amenities sparse, but is functionally laid out and well-heated. Bathroom is also very clean, though the lack of a door or a curtain for the shower booth does inevitably leads to wet floor after a shower. The staffs were well-trained and very friendly. The front desk personnel spoke excellent English and were efficient, and the maids we encountered were smiling and accommodating.

In summary, Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof is a clean, functional, and reliable city hotel on a truly great location. Yes it is just a chain budget hotel and won’t likely awe or inspire or move you, but it definitely achieves what it professes to be, and it is very good and efficient at what it aims to do. We recommend this hotel to all economical travelers looking for a well-rounded lodging in Stuttgart.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Marmaris, Turkey
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Very very clean hotel in the centre of Stuttgart and a few minutes walk from the main train station.

Nice bar area and well apointed rooms though I thought a little on the small side

Showers great in the wet room

Ask for a room facing the courtyard if you want to leave your window open and have it quieter

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Icmeler
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Dundalk, Ireland
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I have at the other Motel One in Stuttgart a couple of times but the location of this new one is much better. It is right in the middle of the city with an entrance to the Hauptbahnhof at the front door.
If its your first time to a Motel One you might find the facilities - specifically the room facilities a bit miniminalist. The rooms are small, there is no phone, no wardrobe, the bathroom is small and toiletries are limited. Yet I've given the hotel 5 stars....Why? This is a value hotel that delivers exactly what it says it will. The rooms are clear and comfortable. Shower has good power. The public facilities are good and there is a 24 hour reception. Its an excellent hotel as a base for a city trip.
The breakfast is a nice selection of cold meats and cheeses, boiled eggs, fruit, cereals and yogurt. It was good value at €7.50 which includes wifi access.
I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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milwaukee
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We were here for my sons wedding, a party of 10. Our room with my daughter, was one bed, very small with no extra room around the bed for luggage.We felt cluttered. No rack or table for the luggage. No .drawers for clothes, and no real closet. I hung my dress for the wedding on a rack that was over the full length mirrow in the room. They had small shelves up the wall on one side of the bed.Luggage was up and down off the bed to get our clothes for lack of drawers. No complimentary room coffee, tea, bottled water,refrigerator or even a phone. We were there 3 days, and never had any complimentary shampoos, lotion, shower cap etc. The other members in our group had same issue with there rooms. It WAS very close to city center. Close to main train depot, we walked to the hotel with our "roller" luggage. Definatly a business type hotel for short stays. Bring your own snacks for the room.. Just a place to sleep nothing extra.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank milwdawn
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Galway, Ireland
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113 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Just to agree with all the other good reviews: why pay more when you can enjoy a great (if small) room, be treated like royalty at the front desk and step directly off the train (or S-Bahn) towards the city of Stuttgart? The hotel is new (it opened early in 2012) and part of a newly developing chain giving Accor hotels (Ibis, Mercure, Novotel) a run for their money. One further detail that convinces: for EURO 7.50 you get a day's worth of free internet access and a buffet-style breakfast that offers everything a family could want. Compared to the EURO 9 and 16 Accor charges for internet access and breakfast, that's a real bargain.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GalwayGeographer
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Puglia, Italy
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138 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

There are two Motel one in Stuttgart, this one is the closest to the train station and to the city centre. We stayed here during the famous Christmas market, the location was perfect, in 5 walking minutes you can reach the amazing Schlossplatz. Rooms are new, not big but confortable and well equipped, as well as the bathroom. Breakfast is satisfying, with a choice of biscuits, salad, ham and cheese. Croissants are delicious. Hotel staff is efficient and kind. Value for price is good too. I gave 4 stars because the check in has been really too slow, even if we had booked online, we waited almost one hour to have the key of our room!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eternoviaggiatore
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

I would give it 3 and a half if I could. We stayed there for 6 nights. It's a great location if you are traveling by public transportation. The train stations are immediately next to the property. Plentiful shopping areas within walking distance, as well as the Schlossplatz. We had a car, and parking was 20 euro a night, regardless of what structure you parked in, and finding parking during the day is impossible. The place is more of what I would call a hostel vs a hotel. The room is typically small for a European hotel. The bed was incredibly hard, which was disappointing. The shower has a half door (again, typical of Europe) which I don't personally care for. There was no phone in the room which made things difficult if you needed to contact the front desk about anything. There was not even a clock in the room. We paid for the breakfast and wi-fi in our rooms. The breakfast was tasty but was exactly the same every day. The wi-fi required you to sign in every time you turned on your computer, and an individual code was needed for each IP address. The staff were all very courteous and helpful. The place was incredibly clean. I appreciated the decor and style. Overall, it was a nice place to stay with a reasonable price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof
Address: Lautenschlagerstr. 14, 70173 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Stuttgart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 148 Hotels in Stuttgart
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Hotel Class:3 star — Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof 3*
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