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Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof
Ranked #7 of 148 Hotels in Stuttgart
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“Good value for money in prime location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was my first experience with Motel One - good enough for a repeat visit.
Having booked through their website, due to limited availability I had ended up with two separate reservations: one night in a double, the other one in single room. This was fixed without any problem at check-in. Very professional reception staff throughout my stay.

The single room had a queen size bed, a small desk that you can move to where you want it and a rather small shower room. Functional + minimalist describes it best. As the hotel opened within the last 12 months, everything looks clean and is in good working order.
Thanks to plenty of hangers next to the bed and near the mirror, I did not miss a full-size wardrobe. No mini-bar, but you are in the center of town, with lots of shopping and restaurants in easy walking distance. Direct access to subway and trains just outside the hotel.
I could not find any English speaking channels on the TV, although there are many German ones.
Only two things bothered me: the mattress was very hard (I like it firm, but this was extreme) and there are black-out curtains only at the window, so if you don't like it totally dark, everybody can see inside. On the other hand, the window does open, which I consider a plus.

For a reasonably small amount they offer continental breakfast buffet (added to your bill at check-in, fee also covers Wifi access in the room). The second day it was very crowded/noisy (bus-tour!) in the breakfast area, but at least they regularly refilled the buffet.

Overall pretty good value for money, which you rarely find in such a central location.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Perfect choice while traveling on a budget but not willing to compromise standard. It has everything you need and although not luxurious, nicer than many hotels with far better star level. The vicinity to the train station and center of town also makes it a prime choice. Breakfast and internet for an extra fee but regardless, it is of great value and I will stay with Motel-One again. They have become my number one 'budget' type hotel for Europe.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Only spent one night here while passing through town. This hotel is a dozen steps away from one of the hauptbahnhof station entrances. Super convenient when arriving late and leaving early. Check in was easy and the staff was very nice. Our room was nice, too. The shower had great water pressure, but there were no washcloths. The tv had a handful of English speaking channels, so that was good. My biggest complain though is that the bed was hard as a rock. I like a medium firm bed, but that one was firm firm.

We did not have a closet in our room, but did have a hanging bar and full length mirror. Also, there was not a safe or mini fridge. Those items would be a deal breaker for me with a longer stay, but not for one night.

Bonus: There's a grocery store very close by. Good place to pick up drinks and snacks.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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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
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Torrevieja, Spain
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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
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Dundalk, Ireland
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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
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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
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Property: Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof
Address: Lautenschlagerstr. 14, 70173 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Stuttgart
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 148 Hotels in Stuttgart
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