Berlin Hotel Guide
Most travelers choose to stay in Mitte, which is closest to all the major attractions and historical sites. Pricing and overcrowding are rarely a problem in the city, since the post-war construction boom led to an influx of hotel construction. That said, Berlin does host major conventions, so Mitte may become overcrowded, especially in the summer. With Berlin's excellent public transportation system, staying in the city's suburbs is a popular way to see authentic Berlin and save money.
- The greatest concentration of hotels, from the cheapest digs to the most expensive, lies in the center near the Kurfürstendamm (Ku'Damm), the main boulevard of western Berlin. Most good-value pensions and small hotels are in the western part of the city." -- Frommer's
- The least expensive accommodations are in pensions, mostly in western districts such as Charlottenburg, Schöneberg, and Wilmersdorf; hostels with attractive double rooms, mostly in Mitte and Friedrichshain; or those available through private room agencies." -- Fodor's
- Hotels are not hard to find in the three major centers of the city: Potsdamer Platz, Mitte, and Tiergarten. Most of the hotels surrounding Potsdamer Platz are less than five years old and very modern. The Mitte area offers upscale rooms at international chain and luxury hotels." -- Smarter Travel