Stay in the heart of Cologne Excellent location – show map

A 5-minute walk from Cologne Cathedral and a 9-minute walk from Cologne Central Station, this hotel lies on a side street in the Old Town. It has air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi.

The rooms at Stern am Rathaus feature a flat-screen TV and a desk. A refrigerator, safe and tea and coffee making facilities are provided.

A breakfast buffet made with local produce are served at the cafe. There are many restaurants and bars within a 5-minute walk of the Stern am Rathaus Cologne.

Several museums and the Schildergasse shopping area are a 5-minute walk away. Cologne Trade Fair is 1 stop from the nearby Cologne Main Station.

This is our guests' favorite part of Cologne, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Stern am Rathaus has been welcoming guests since Sep 29, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Cologne, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American, Buffet


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room Type
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
Bedroom :
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 full bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few hours
  • Do we need to have any specific document due to covid restrictions to enter in hotel?
    a proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test is required.
    Answered on 28 March 2022
  • Can we park our bicycles somewhere safely inside?
    There is a safe and secured bike parking station right behind the main train station ( Radstation) which is only 5 minutes walking from the hotel. It is only € 1,00 per bike/ day.
    Answered on 1 May 2022
  • Hi there! Do you allow late check in? My sister and I are looking to book in early December but our flight won’t get us into the city till very late.
    It is absolutely no problem to check in late. You will receive a doorcode from us which makes it easy to check in any time after our front desk is closed.
    Answered on 3 September 2021
  • As there are 4 adults in our family, are there separate rooms or all beds in 1 room? Is there 1 bathroom? Photos don't really make it clear if separate areas for privacy. Thank you
    There is a main bed room where the beds can be twin beds, you also have another bedroom with a small double bed and it is also possible to prepare a bed in the 3rd room( living room9. But there is only one bathroom which needs to be shared.
    Answered on 3 January 2022
  • Are the family suites in the same building as the rest of hotel as it says a private entrance. Are the family suites on ground floor or higher floors and are the double rooms on different floors? Thank you
    The family suite / Apartment is in the next door building. It is located on 2nd floor ( ground floor counts 0). Unfortunately we don't have a lift.
    Answered on 3 January 2022
Hotel area info *
Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of Stern am Rathaus
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Parking garage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

House rules

Stern am Rathaus takes special requests – add in the next step!


1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
€ 12 per stay
3 years old
Crib upon request
€ 12 per stay
Extra bed upon request
€ 17.50 per child, per night
4 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 17.50 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa EC-Card American Express Stern am Rathaus accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The property is located in a building with no elevator.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Stern am Rathaus of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Stern am Rathaus

  • The prices at Stern am Rathaus may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Stern am Rathaus offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at Stern am Rathaus can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free
      • American
      • Buffet

    • Check-in at Stern am Rathaus is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Room options at Stern am Rathaus include:

      • Single
      • Double
      • Suite
      • Family

    • Stern am Rathaus is 800 feet from the center of Cologne.