Hotel Zoo Berlin

Rated 8.9 in 1528 reviews. 127 rooms.

★★★★★

An old gem is polished. Hotel Zoo, the jewel of Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm from the 1920s to the 1950s, shines brightly once again. Designer Dayna Lee (of NY and LA-based Powerstrip Studios), has reinvented Hotel Zoo without detracting from its historic character. With thoughtful attention to detail and the preservation of original building elements, Lee infused the space with New York flair and London townhouse elegance.

Dayna Lee has embraced the building’s past glory in her design. Built in 1891 as a private residence for an affluent family, the building was converted into an upscale hotel in 1911. In the 1950s it was the VIP hotel of the Berlin International Film Festival, accommodating many celebrities of the time.

High ceilings and bespoke furniture designed by Dayna Lee lend the spacious rooms and suites their unique charm.

The heart of the hotel is the Living Room, with its seven-meter-high ceiling crowned by a two-ton handcrafted molding, oversized walnut wood doors and expansive industrial windows. A five meter long open fireplace gives the room a warm atmosphere. The exposed, over 120 year-old, brick walls allow the building’s past to come alive.

This elegant hotel enjoys a prime location on Berlin’s renowned Kurfürstendamm shopping street. Set in a historic building, it offers a restaurant, gym and luxurious accommodation with free WiFi access.

Hotel Zoo Berlin dates back to the early 20th century and was a popular residence for many famous film stars and cultural icons. Between the 1950s and 1970s, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Hildegard Knef and Romy Schneider all stayed at the hotel.

The carefully renovated rooms and suites have an industrial style, and are decorated with rich fabrics and exotic details from around the world.

Nearby attractions include Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Berlin Zoo, which are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.

Berlin Tegel Airport is 6 km from Hotel Zoo Berlin.

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A guide to great places near Hotel Zoo Berlin

  1. Astor Film Lounge

    Visit Berlins finest First-Class Cinema and watch the best Movies with Comfort and Style! Try a digital 3D-Screening!

    67 m from hotel
    Kurfürstendamm 225

  2. & other Stories

    This shop is every modern girl's dream: clothes, jewellery, shoes, make up, underwear - everything from your Pinterest "Style" board at great prices and in amazing quality.

    280 m from hotel
    Kurfürstendamm 234

  3. BERLINRODEO interior concepts GmbH

    Best Interior Design in Berlin

    344 m from hotel
    Kadiner Straße 20a

  4. C/O Berlin

    Enjoy Will McBride's exhibit, "Ich war verliebt in diese Stadt" presenting around 100 photographs that focus mainly on Berlin after the 2nd world war, some of which have never been shown before.

    375 m from hotel
    Hardenbergstr. 22-24

  5. Schwarzes Café

    Authentic, fresh and organic. A very good place for breakfast. Try their club sandwich with mango and peanut butter. Don't miss their chocolate crepe and carrot cake!

    381 m from hotel
    Kantstr. 148

  6. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche

    This protestant church is a great piece of history where you'll see reminders of the war. Do not miss the Memorial Hall at the church's west tower to see some exhibits about the church's history.

    444 m from hotel
    Breitscheidplatz

  7. Zoo Palast

    Classy! Of all the movie theaters in Berlin, this one has the most comfortable seats. Great sound too.

    451 m from hotel
    Hardenbergstr. 29A

  8. What do you fancy love?

    Try the guacamole bagel, delicious

    480 m from hotel
    Knesebeckstr. 68-69

  9. Kushinoya

    A culinary highlight in Berlin. Make sure to book in advance.

    0.6 km from hotel
    Bleibtreustr. 6

  10. Shaniu's House of Noodles

    Homemade steamed wan tans in chili oil.

    0.8 km from hotel
    Pariser Str. 58

  11. Lon-Men’s Noodle House

    Get the wan tan, the dim sum or the ramen, but what ever you do start it off with 67. Everything gets better dumped in chili oil.

    0.9 km from hotel
    Kantstr. 33

  12. Urban Nation

    Nice exhibition! They are planning on opening an extra exhibition space across the street!

    1.9 km from hotel
    Bülowstr. 7