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Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed at this hotel when visiting Essen Motor Show. The staff, rooms and price was all very good. Only disadvantage was that the hotel did not have a restaurant, only bar. After a tiring day at the exhibition we would like some food to our room. But we found good restaurants close by. Will probably revisit.

We visited Essen for a convention. The location of this hotel is fantastic, close to the U bahn and 2/3 stops from the convention centre. Walking distance from decent restaurants. Rooms are brill, quiet, air con and v clean. There is a good bar (although food is limited) and the bar staff are lovely! So accommodating! I would recommend this hotel!

Stayed for 2 nights on a short break. The hotel is situated in a mixed area of offices and apartments about 10 minutes walk south of the city centre and main station. Had a large clean room on 4th floor fronting the main Bismarckstrase into the city, but road noise was not a problem. Comfortable room and bed although lack of facility to make a hot drink in the room was a bit disappointing. Good choice at breakfast at not unreasonable cost by hotel standards. Pleasant and efficient front desk staff with good English. Would stay again.

This hotel is located just outside the Center of the City of Essen in the vicinity of the exhibitions and forum center. The railwaystation is a 10' while the center can be reached after a 15' walk. Parking is possible in the underground at the hotel but the price rate is 18 EUR/night. There is also a swimming pool, available in the morning or in the evening. Lunch is possible but choice is limited to pizza. Breakfast is organised in buffet format with large choice. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and offer much comfort such as large bed and space.

This hotel is close to the Folk Museum (great art museum), close to small grocery stores and places to eat (walk over "the bridge"), and a short 10 minute walk to the train station. The hotel is set up mostly for business guests with a small bottle of water costing 4 Euros and breakfast being 21 Euros. I was paying for the visit myself so did not have the breakfast. I stayed 6 nights at the hotel and watched the cost of a room change depending on the day. Sunday night was the least expensive. There were no special benefits for staying so many days. The area is quiet. A swimming pool is shared with the retirement facility next door.

Nice play to stay for a night or two in Essen. Easy access to centre, and to the Messe area and companies in that part of town. The hotel bar has some basic dishes to offer - which are actually quite good - and there are many restaurants in the area. Room comfort is fine - the street running past the hotel is quite busy, so go for a room towards the back as I did (= I do not know if the rooms to the street are sound proofed). Will probably stay here again in the future.

This was the first time for me to stay there, and I chose it just because it is located next to the Museum Volkwang, which I should visit. So, I did not have a big expectation, and however, it was really a nice hotel, spacey, clean and quite room. Especially the breakfast was amazing! I usually do not take breakfast at the hotel, as I do not like buffet style, but at this hotel, the selection and quality of the food was really excellent. I hope I could come back sometime in a future!

Good business hotel Close to the exhibition centre and a lot of restaurants nearby The rooms are fine and breakfast is good Would always come back to this place The staff was friendly and supportive The city Essen is not a great deal but the exhibition centre is great

This hotel is an easy 15 minutes walk from the train station. Nice and clean very bright, staff were extremely helpful. Checked in using the Accor app and said i would be arriving in the town around 1pm, received a text at 145 to say my room was ready and I could collect the key at the front desk. The breakfast was very good lots of optiuions and a number of other options nearby. The room was spacious and clean the only thing i would have liked was a kettle.

My wife and I spent two nights at this hotel. The service was first class particularly the reception staff, the room was spacious and the place was clean and tidy. The breakfast was good; a selection of cold meats, cheese, breads and a hot section as well. The car parking was fine - plenty of space (unlike some older hotels) even for my large car. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the main shopping area and less than 30 minutes walk to the Messe exhibition arena. There is a (underground) tram stop just a few minutes walk away that will take you directly into the Messe arena - it's just 3 or 4 stops away and very easy to use. And cleaner and nicer to use than the London underground. There is a street full of restaurants just a few minutes walk away. In summary: a nice hotel in a nice part of town and convenient for shopping and business.

Bismarckstr. 48-50 Essen NW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Suedviertel within a 5-minute walk of Folkwang Museum, Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen is within a 15-minute stroll of Aalto-Musiktheater. This 132-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a business center. In central Essen, the hotel is also close to Philharmonie Essen and Grillo-Theater.


Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 132 recently renovated rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Hair dryers, phones, and desks are also available.

Property features

Renovated in 2016, Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and express check-in. Self parking is available for EUR 18.00 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a terrace and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Privilege, Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 546 reviews