Hotel Elbflorenz, Dresden $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
While Dresden might not live up to its prewar nickname, Elbflorenz (Florence on the River Elbe), this Italian-style hotel located beside the World Trade Center certainly does. The Quattro Cani della Citta restaurant does great pizza and pasta, and the hotel's piano bar, La Piazza, is a sophisticated spot to sip a cocktail. All 227 warm-toned red-and-yellow guest rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet and cable TV.