Roomers Frankfurt, Marriott Design Hotel. Bottom Line Review.

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My wife and I just concluded a trip to Germany.  On the final two nights of our trip, we stayed at Roomers Frankfurt — for free.  A few years ago, we had two rooms booked at Roomers Baden-Baden, but they rebooked us in another hotel due to a wedding being hosted at Roomers.  We made out like bandits because they put us up instead at the incredible Brenners Park Hotel & Spa, plus they offered us two future nights for free at either Roomers Baden-Baden or Roomers Frankfurt.  Time ran out on those free nights during the pandemic, but Roomers was gracious enough to allow us to use them anyway.  I’d have preferred to stay in Baden-Baden, but this trip didn’t bring us there.  Since we were flying home from Frankfurt, Roomers Frankfurt worked out well.

Roomers Frankfurt Bottom Line

Roomers Frankfurt is a terrific hotel.  It’s in a great location close to Frankfurt’s central station (Hauptbahnhof, or Hbf for short) and the river Main (you can easily walk along the river to many city attractions).  The hotel itself is gorgeous and the staff were friendly and attentive.  Breakfast (included free for Marriott Platinum Elites and above) was terrific.  And the spa was amazing.  Some online reviewers complain about loud music, but that wasn’t an issue during our Monday & Tuesday night stays.

  • Points Price: Varies, usually from 35K to 40K per night.
  • Cash Price: Varies. During the dates of our stay, Superior rooms (which is the room type bookable with points) listed for $286 per night before taxes.  We were put into a Deluxe Room which listed for $388 per night before taxes.
  • Points Value: Average. Points value can be very good on nights when the hotel is priced much higher.
  • Resort Fee: None.
  • Parking: 35 EUR daily
  • Turndown service: None
  • Housekeeping: Daily
  • Internet: Excellent
  • Dining:
    • Breakfast: Excellent.  39 Euros per person includes menu service plus an extensive buffet.
    • Lunch / Dinner: We didn’t try it.  A reader volunteered that it was good.
  • Spa: Extraordinary.  The top floor of the hotel is dedicated to the spa and fitness area. Access to the spa is free for guests and it includes standards like a sauna, steam room, relaxation areas, and a hot tub.  It also includes some more unusual things like heated glass chip beds (I tried everything else at the spa, but I couldn’t figure out what to do with these) and Medyjet massage beds (see pictures and descriptions near the end of the post).  I believe that they also offer massage therapist services, but I didn’t try these.
  • Fitness Room: Small, but functional.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Elite Benefits:
    • Suite Upgrade: Due to the unusual way in which I booked this hotel, my status wasn’t recognized until check-in and we were not upgraded to a suite (that said, the Deluxe room they booked for us was great).  I don’t know whether this hotel accepts Suite Night Awards.
    • Club Lounge: None
    • Free Breakfast:  Yes.  Thanks to my Titanium status, breakfast was free.  I expect that the same would be true for those with Platinum status.
    • 4PM Late Checkout: I didn’t need or ask for late checkout on this stay.
  • Would I stay again?  If I had reason to be in Frankfurt, then yes, definitely.  However, in my opinion, there are so many more interesting cities to visit in Germany, I don’t think it’s likely that I’ll return.  if I was just looking for an airport hotel, there are good options directly attached to Frankfurt’s airport.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Great location near main train station & river
  • Gorgeous design
  • Excellent breakfast
  • Lovely dining area with choice of indoor or outdoor seating
  • Amazing spa
  • Terrific staff
  • Plush robes and slippers

Cons

  • Smoking allowed in outdoor common areas
  • Bathroom is too dark
  • Some reviews complain about loud music (I’d bet this is more of a weekend problem: we stayed Monday and Tuesday night and didn’t experience this)

Photos and Captions

Common Areas

Roomers Frankfurt Lobby
Free treats at the front desk
Spa waiting area, perhaps? This is the first thing you see when you go to the top floor (5) which houses the spa and fitness room.
Outdoor patio and bar. I bet this space gets crowded on weekend evenings.

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe room category is a step above the Superior room type bookable with points.  Our room wasn’t a suite, but it was large, beautifully decorated, and it felt luxurious.  

Our Deluxe room featured a massive circular tub.

Breakfast

Breakfast menu at Roomers Frankfurt.  Each guest can both order from the menu and get as much as they want from the buffet.
Roomers Frankfurt breakfast buffet
Roomers Frankfurt breakfast buffet included sparkling wine, tequila, and other alcoholic options. That’s not my thing, so I passed on those.
The buffet includes Ayran, a Turkish yoghurt drink (I liked it!)
Healthy Start, ordered from the menu.  It probably wasn’t as healthy as advertised since the granola included chocolate chips.
I ordered the Roomers Classic from the menu, but was given the option for it to be prepared as an Eggs Benedict.  It was very good.
Breakfast is served either indoors or outdoors. We ate outdoors.

 Spa & Fitness

Small but functional fitness room.
Medyjet massage bed at Roomers Frankfurt spa. These feel like waterbeds when you first lie down, then when you start them up, it feels like there are water jets spraying up at you from inside the water bed.  I found it nice and relaxing, but if you’re hoping to work out knots in your muscles, this won’t do it.
Heated glass chip beds at Roomers Frankfurt spa.  I guess you’re supposed to climb in and lie down?  Do you stay on top of the glass chips or burrow beneath them?  Either way, is that comfortable?  I didn’t know what to do here, so I didn’t try it.
Hot tub at Roomers Frankfurt spa.  This is one of those tubs that is curved to make it sort of comfortable to lie down (but then my body floats up and I’m stuck in an uncomfortable not-quite reclining and not quite floating state).  Unfortunately, I found the jets on this thing to be uncomfortable.  I got out quickly.
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Billy Bob

You’re kidding right? This is a discotech/nightclub that happens to have a hotel attached.
EXPECT LOUD MUSIC until 4am and count yourself lucky if you can’t hear it.

CaveDweller

Wow sign me UP really was a freebie hoped u tipped well.
Love the EU..

David

That deluxe room is very nice.

Stvr

It should be noted this is not a Marriott sub brand that has to give free breakfast. Good for them though (and for us!)

SgFm

And the Roomers in Baden Baden does as well.

SamBam

Tequila for breakfast? Uhm…. reminds me of the guys I used to see having a daily bloody mary before work.

CaveDweller

As in No, but a bottle of champagne on the fast plane was $200 in 2003. I wonder what that was for a $39 breakfast ??

Billy Bob

The music is free, so there’s that.