Best Design Hotels in Europe

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With free Wi-Fi access, individually decorated properties and boutique atmospheres, Design Hotels offer travelers comfortable digs away from home. And because Design Hotels are part of the Marriott family, travelers enrolled in the Marriott Rewards program can earn and cash in points for free nights at other perks. Peruse the Design Hotels properties that made our Best Hotels in Europe, Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada and Best Hotels in Mexico rankings below.

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    Ham Yard Hotel
    London, ENG
    1.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Although the Ham Yard Hotel sits steps from London's bustling Piccadilly Circus, the hotel manages to maintain a relaxed atmosphere thanks to its unique village-like layout, said recent guests. This chic boutique hotel is built around a courtyard garden and comes equipped with plenty of facilities and amenities in addition to stylish accommodations. On-site, lodgers will find a bowling alley, a spa, a gym, a movie theater, a library and a rooftop terrace. And that's just within the hotel. Take a few steps outside the property's doors and you'll find Ham Yard's shopping village, equipped with a diverse array of independent shops. Beyond the confines of Ham Yard, troves of London's greatest treasures are within short walking distance, including the National Gallery, Buckingham Palace and the River Thames. Though, you may find it difficult to peel yourself away from Ham Yard's impeccably designed rooms. Expect cozy furnishings with pops of playful patterns including tall tufted headboards, colorful couches and sleek granite bathrooms with walk-in showers. Ham Yard Bar & Restaurant is equally eye-catching and serves incredible afternoon tea, according to guests.
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    The Omnia
    Zermatt
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Service is the star at this Swiss hideaway. Lodgers regularly described staff as genuine, warm and incredibly helpful. And with only 30 rooms and suites to its name, it's easy to see how The Omnia can provide personalized service. The hotel is located in the Swiss Alps in the small town of Zermatt, home to the famous Matterhorn mountain which can be seen from various points around the property, including some guest rooms. Accommodations are contemporary, featuring a neutral color palette, sleek wood furnishings and modern comforts, such as flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi capabilities. Guests appreciated the quality of their digs and also praised the excellent on-site facilities. The Omnia has a penchant for wellness, as evidenced by its gym, spa treatments, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, steam room, caldarium and flower steam room, which is enriched with floral oils. There's also an indoor-outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool that sits under Matterhorn's peak. The hotel staff can arrange for outdoor pursuits and other activities, as well as make reservations in the village below. Just make sure to stick close to the hotel when it's time to eat – the on-site restaurant is headed by a Michelin-starred chef.
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    The Guesthouse Vienna
    Vienna
    0.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    A stay at The Guesthouse Vienna is all about location, location, location, according to recent guests. Its address in the heart of Austria's biggest city puts travelers close to just about everything they could ever need. Bars, restaurants and shops can be found on just about every block, and popular attractions, such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, the Museum of Fine Arts and House of Music, are all within walking distance of the property. The Guesthouse's accommodations stand out in that they resemble the kind of old-world elegance seen in many top European hotels. Instead, rooms here are both modern in design and amenities, featuring ultra-sleek furnishings and contemporary artwork in addition to rainforest showers, espresso machines, TVs and towel radiators. (Some do warn, however, that the standard accommodations are on the smaller side.) What's more, all drinks in the minibar (except for spirits) are included in the room rate. The on-site Brasserie & Bakery – another guest favorite – serves food all day and offers kids menus. Service was also a big standout at this property: Guests described the staff as friendly and helpful, and strongly suggested relying on the concierge for activity recommendations.
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    Atlantis by Giardino
    Zurich
    2.8 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Atlantis by Giardino is a 5 star hotel located at D̦ltschiweg 234 in Zurich. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 400 reviews.
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    Haymarket Hotel
    London, ENG
    1.1 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located in the heart of London's theater district, the Haymarket Hotel is steps from Regent and Jermyn streets' bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel's location also puts visitors within walking distance of the National Gallery, St. James Park and the famous Haymarket Theatre Royal. Inside, guests will find 50 modern rooms and suites, which were decorated by Kit Kemp and feature colorful decor, granite and oak bathrooms, and queen- or king-sized beds. Larger suites include fresh flowers, fireplaces, free parking and complimentary use of the hotel's iPads or laptops. Recent guests found all of the accommodations to be beautifully decorated, as well as spacious, especially for a city hotel. The central location, attentive staff, breakfast options, cocktail bar and on-site swimming pool all received high praise, too. The property also houses a library, a conservatory, a spa, a fitness center and Brumus Bar & Restaurant, which is newly refurbished and serves traditional afternoon tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.
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    H15 Boutique
    Warsaw
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    H15 Boutique is a 5 star hotel located at Poznanska 15 in Warsaw. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 937 reviews.
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    11 Mirrors Design Hotel
    Kiev
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The name of this hotel should tip you off as to what's inside. The property was designed with reflections in mind, and features reflective surfaces throughout its decor. Rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, mirrored doors, reflective artwork and chrome light fixtures. Accommodations also come equipped with free wireless internet, bathrooms with rain showers and flat-screen TVs. What's more, breakfast (a guest favorite), is included in the room rate (if booked directly with the hotel). Along with the stylish interiors, guests also enjoyed the hotel's location in the center of Kiev. Many of the city's famously ornate churches, such as St. Sophia's Cathedral, are located just a short walk from the hotel. On-site, travelers can make use of an indoor pool and sauna, as well as a restaurant and bar. Service is by far the hotel's most memorable attribute, with many travelers applauding the staff's friendliness and attention to detail. That, mixed with the hotel's eye-catching design and laid-back ambiance, led some guests to say this is the only hotel to stay at in Kiev.
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    The Serras Hotel Barcelona
    Barcelona, B
    0.7 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Serras Hotel Barcelona sits within Barcelona's Barri Gòtic neighborhood near the aquarium and La Barceloneta. The 30-room boutique property specializes in modern accommodations that feature black and white patterned headboards, light wood floors and yellow accent furniture. Standard amenities include Nespresso coffee machines, smart TVs, walk-in showers and complimentary Wi-Fi. For additional living space and balconies with Mediterranean Sea or Ciutat Vella vistas, guests can upgrade to a Grand Deluxe room or higher. Beyond its digs, the standout perks of this hotel are the friendly staff and rooftop bar and pool. Several recent travelers noted hotel employees' upbeat personalities and willingness to accommodate a variety of requests. And on the rooftop, guests were impressed with the pool's views and the bar's delectable cocktails and snacks. If you desire a more substantial meal, dine on Catalan- and Mediterranean-influenced dishes at the on-site restaurant, Informal, which is headed by a Michelin-starred chef.
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    Nobis Hotel
    Stockholm
    0.3 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Touted as Stockholm's first contemporary luxury hotel, the Nobis Hotel features modern design elements typical of Scandinavia while creating a cozy environment guests say made it easy to feel at home. Lodgers note this is largely due in part to the hotel's warm and welcoming staff as well as its well-appointed rooms. Accommodations at the Nobis start small (single rooms measure as little as 161 square feet), but come equipped with enough creature comforts to distract from its size shortcomings. Guests can expect beds dressed in Egyptian cotton linens, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, minibars and flat-screen TVs. Though considering the hotel's central address, you might not be spending a lot of time in your room after all. From the Nobis' doorstep, guests can walk to a plethora of dining and shopping options as well as top city attractions, including Gamla Stan and Djurgården. Amenities such as a gym and spa can be found on-site, as well as a few dining options. Restaurant Caina and Cainas Bakficka both serve Italian food, with the latter venue featuring a more casual atmosphere than the former. The hotel is also home to The Gold Bar, appropriately outfitted with cocktails served in gold glasses, as well as the living room-style Lounge, which serves a light menu inside the hotel's indoor courtyard.
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    Hotel Lone
    Rovinj
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Hotel Lone is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1825 reviews.
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    The Mandala Hotel
    Berlin
    3.3 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Mandala Hotel's prime location at Potsdamer Platz makes it a great option for families and history buffs. Within the immediate area, travelers will find an array of shops, restaurants and theaters, as well as kid-friendly attractions like the Deutsche Kinemathek (a museum devoted to German television and film) and the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Berlin. And for history enthusiasts, two World War II-focused sights – the Topography of Terror and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – sit about a half-mile away. Back at the 158-room hotel, visitors have access to bicycle rentals, a 24-hour fitness center, two meeting rooms, a spa and two restaurants – the two Michelin-starred FACIL Restaurant and the more casual QIU Bar & Restaurant. Past diners raved about the cuisine at both eateries, though some wished QIU Bar & Restaurant's breakfasts were cheaper and that FACIL Restaurant was open weekends. Another highlight: the spacious, well-appointed accommodations. Standard rooms start at 430 square feet and come with walk-in closets, kitchenettes, personal tablets, Egyptian cotton sheets and vegan toiletries. For even more space (including a separate living room), previous visitors recommended reserving one of the property's suites.
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    Giardino Mountain
    St. Moritz
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Giardino Mountain is a 5 star hotel located at Via Maistra 3, Champf̬r in St. Moritz. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 344 reviews.
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    Almyra Hotel
    Paphos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Almyra Hotel is a 5 star hotel located at 12 Poseidonos Avenue in Cyprus. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 3091 reviews.
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    Number Sixteen
    London, ENG
    3.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    For top-notch facilities, well-appointed rooms and close proximity to several kid-friendly attractions, consider staying at London's Number Sixteen hotel. Inside each of the property's 41 guest rooms, you'll find pink, light blue or gray color palettes, plus crisp white Frette linens, an upholstered headboard, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a stocked minibar and RikRak toiletries. In-room spa treatments and kids amenities like books, child-sized bathrobes and cots can also be provided, but keep in mind that extra charges may apply. For some peace and quiet, retreat to the library, one of two drawing rooms or the property's garden, where you'll discover a small pond and a variety of trees and plants. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurant, The Orangery, offers indoor and alfresco dining (weather permitting) every day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Overall, recent guests enjoyed their time at Number Sixteen, citing the property's small size, attentive staff and beautiful South Kensington setting as highlights. However, travelers offered conflicting feedback on the hotel's rooms. While some visitors said their accommodations were spacious and comfortable, others reported small rooms with awkward layouts.
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    Covent Garden Hotel
    London, ENG
    1 mile to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located within walking distance of London's business district, the trendy Soho neighborhood and an array of restaurants, shops and theaters, Covent Garden Hotel provides a serene (albeit pricey) retreat for urban travelers. Inside, guests will find a wood-paneled drawing room, the Tiffany's Library with an honor bar, and a private screening room that has 47 red leather seats. There's also Brasserie Max, an eatery that highlights seasonal produce in its dishes and serves inventive cocktails. Meanwhile, the restaurant's afternoon tea service is popular with locals and tourists alike. Additionally, recent guests appreciated the hotel's fast Wi-Fi speeds, immaculately cleaned rooms, comfortable beds, prime location for sightseeing and helpful staff. Plus, travelers will enjoy accommodations with colorful fabric headboards, large windows and granite and oak bathrooms. For families, the property offers connecting rooms and kid-friendly amenities like milk and cookies at bedtime and age-appropriate welcome gifts.

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