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SIDE Hamburg

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Modern 5-star design hotel close to Lake Alster & Gänsemarkt shops & U-Bahn
  • Within walking distance to city-centre museums, with good transport links 
  • Has a Michelin Guide-listed steakhouse restaurant & a stylish rooftop lounge
  • Has a colourful spa with a pool, Jacuzzi, steam room & sauna, open until 11pm daily


SIDE Hamburg is a chic 5-star design hotel on the northern fringes of Hamburg city centre, with views of Lake Alster from its upper floors. The glass-fronted building is halfway between the shops on Gänsemarkt and the Opera House, among old warehouses and modern glass offices. It's popular with business travellers, but there's plenty to please leisure travellers, including an indulgent late breakfast served until 2pm at the weekends.

The property is a 6-minute walk from the lakefront, where there is a path around the lake that is great for running (the hotel can provide jogging maps). City-centre sights like the Kunsthalle art gallery and Hamburg Museum can be reached in 16 minutes by foot. The area has good public transport connections too -- it's three minutes' walk to the nearest U-Bahn station, and nine minutes to Jungfernstieg S-Bahn station, which provides direct transfers to the airport in 40 minutes.

The hotel’s Michelin Guide-listed [m]eatery bar + restaurant is a hot pick for a hearty steak. The dining room is an elegant, modern space with wood-panelled walls and bold green chairs. There's a choice of Argentinean, German or American meat, and diners can take their pick from different cuts of raw beef brought to the table by the serving staff. Hidden in the basement is a colourful spa, open until 11pm daily, which includes a full-size pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room and a gym, as well as a treatment room for massages. Guests can also make use of the stylish 8th-floor sky lounge, which has excellent views of the surrounding docks.

The Daily Telegraph describes the bedrooms as "stylish and unfussy", with stained-wood floorboards and oatmeal-coloured drapes. The "commodious, snazzy" (Frommer's) bathrooms have glass sinks and are separated from the sleeping area by a frosted-glass wall. All rooms have free Wi-Fi; Business and Executive rooms also have Nespresso machines, and the latter has a kitchenette and a bathroom with a rainfall shower and bath. Suites on the 10th and 11th floors afford excellent views.

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  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Mini bar
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed. Only dogs are allowed

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).
  • Set meals are served in guestrooms only (no menus or public dining).
  • Parking height restrictions apply.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: EUR 23 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 75 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 30.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 32.00 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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