Hotel Uhland, Munich $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
The Hauzenberger family has been running this hotel since 1955, developing a significant fan club along the way. Don't expect a flash full-service joint; it's more akin to a B&B with exceptionally friendly staff whom you'll get to know—like it or not. The 31 rooms in the handsome Art Nouveau building are varied in size, with some extra-large "family" ones as well as petite singles, but they're all quiet—unless, of course, it's Oktoberfest. Decor is haphazard and rather charming in a tasteless-auntie's-house way, with a mix of midcentury and 1970s-'80s items, floral drapes, and carpets in that shade of blue you only ever see in unrenovated hotels. However, they've embarked on a slow overhaul of their rooms (a few every year), so it's worth asking for one of their recently refurbished ones when booking. To extend the eccentric retro theme, you can upgrade your bed to a waterbed for a small surcharge. All rooms have spotless private bathrooms, cable TV, modem or Wi-Fi, and minibar—from which, if you correctly guess the house's age, you get a free drink! A great big German breakfast buffet is included, as is free coffee and (short) Internet access in the lounge. As for location, it's about a ten-minute walk to the U-Bahn or you can borrow bikes or park a car for free.