Hotel Abtei, Hamburg $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
Located in the Harvestehude section, this refurbished Grunderzeit late-19th-century villa has a grand staircase, smoky mirrors, candelabra, paintings, and grandfather clocks. There are 11 rooms and suites, all with tub/shower combinations, most with terraces, and some with four-poster beds. The locally renowned 22-seat Prinz Frederik restaurant serves nouvelle cuisine, while the breakfast venue is the basement café in the cooler months and the hotel's pretty garden during the summertime.