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Top Rated Hotels for your Essen Vacation

Novum Hotel Ambassador
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3.0 out of 5.0 Viehofer Str. 23, Essen, NW
Free Cancellation
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

This hotel is a short walk away from the train station. It is located in the middle of the city, not far from the university. It has a friendly, English-speaking staff and a wonderful full German breakfast. Shops and restaurants are close by. The room was small but clean and just what I needed at ...

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2017
Located in Düsseldorf Government Region, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Essen Cathedral and Colosseum Theater. Messe Essen is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away. ...
NH Oberhausen
NH Oberhausen
4.0 out of 5.0 Dueppelstr. 2, Oberhausen, NW
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (5 reviews)

This was a short weekend trip to attend the Maschinenfest at the Turbinenhalle. NH Hotel was quite a pleasant surprise. Hotel is modern and very well appointed. The staff was helpful and provided great local information on restaurants. The location is great since its near the train station and city ...

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2017
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Düsseldorf Government Region hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Oberhausen Congress Centre, CentrO, and Konig Pilsener ...
TRYP Centro Oberhausen
TRYP Centro Oberhausen
3.5 out of 5.0 Centroallee 280, Oberhausen, NW
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (2 reviews)

Was alright, nothing special, a bit overpriced. Breakfast was 14€...a little too much for your average continental.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2014
Located in Düsseldorf Government Region, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Konig Pilsener Arena and CentrO. Sea Life Oberhausen is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away. ...

Things To Do during your Essen Vacation

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Essen Travel Guide

Where is Essen?

The boss has signed off your annual leave, work pals have suggested Essen and you just need a little reminder of where it actually sits on the map? Sit back and let us guide you there.

It's situated 280 miles west of Berlin, the national capital, and 5 miles southwest of Gelsenkirchen.

With plenty of things to do in this part of Ruhr, it's not hard to see why 600,000 locals reside here.

Places to Visit in Essen

Does it have an impact? What was the creator trying to achieve? Ask yourself these and other questions as you walk the halls of Folkwang Museum, an esteemed art museum. Want some more options? Uncover a thing or two about the area's fascinating history at Old Synagogue. Photographs do no justice — this historic structure must be seen up close. But wait, that's not all! Colosseum Theater is a superb place to experience a live theater production.

Car Rentals in Essen

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Get a car from Europcar at Duesseldorf International Airport and you can go directly from the tarmac to the freeway.

Renting a car from the city center can be convenient if you're staying nearby. Take a look at Budget, which can be found at Alfredistrasse 28. Sixt at Ostfeldstr 9 is another vendor to stop by.

Where to stay in Essen – Hotel Accommodation

Let us help you lock in the best deal. Currently, there are 44 hotels in Essen — select one that suits your own traveling style.

Do you want a hotel that's fit for a rock star? Our top upmarket accommodations are the Sheraton Essen Hotel and the Hotel Rhein-Ruhr. On the other hand, the Motel One Essen (Kennedyplatz 3) and the Hotel Palla Garni (Eppinghoferstrasse 31) are decent options if you're here on a tight budget.

Nearest Airports to Essen

Hit the tarmac at Duesseldorf International Airport (DUS), the nearest airport to Essen. Located 16 miles to the southwest of the downtown area, your adventure begins here!

Popular Places to Visit Near Essen

Just 30 miles from Essen is Moenchengladbach. This area allows handy access to the impressive sight, the Abteiberg Museum. Rheydt Castle is one more worthwhile sight. If you've got the time, try to get to both.

No Cancellation Fees

No matter if you've had a change of heart or your plans have gone astray for another reason, we won't demand a fee if you need to cancel or amend your booking.^ As we can't say the same for your chosen airline or hotel, it might be wise to check their policies.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

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