Anna Hotel, Munich $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
For a hotel located a block from the city's central train station, the Anna offers distinctively clean, modern lines a distinct cut above its neighbors. And for a lower-midpriced place, the facilities are ace: The 73 rooms have cable TV, Wi-Fi, AC, and minibars—free minibars—plus groovy black granite and chrome bathrooms with windows. Also free is a buffet breakfast and use of the nearby posh Hotel Königshof's gym and spa. Rooms are soundproofed, but nevertheless street noise and, worse, bar noise from the Anna Bar—popular with both locals and tourists—can prove a problem. Then again, if a fashionable in-house bar sounds appealing, that could be a plus. There's also a sushi restaurant.