We are full time independent travelers so we have stayed in numerous hotels. We use online reviews, ratings, location, price, & amenities in our selection like most people. The Elbflorenz met our criteria and was an excellent choice. 10 minute walk from the train station, across the street from a tram stop, and only 10-15 min walk to the historical centre of Dresden. Which is nice because it’s away from the main tourist flow. The hotel is attached to the vaulted glass ceiling of the Dresden World Trade Center. Inside this glass dome are restaurants, bakeries, markets (grocery stores), hair salon, newspaper stand. So it has many convenient amenities located next to the hotel. The Konsum Market at the end has a nice bakery, fresh fruits, and yogurt (with seating area) if you choose not to eat breakfast at the hotel, and for a fraction of the price. Plus a large latte is only 1,60 euros. The hotel is very nice and comfortable. The rooms are well presented and clean. The staff was very friendly and there is free wi-fi. Highly recommend this hotel.