When looking for family-friendly lodging, there are several things to consider. Does the hotel offer cribs? Are there bathtubs or only showers? Does the hotel’s restaurant offer high chairs? Are the rooms large enough to accommodate a family? And finally, how close is it to local attractions? Taking all of this into consideration, Hotel Eisenhut in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany is a wonderful, family-friendly place to stay.Parenthood and Passports - Hotel Eisenhut review

Location of Hotel Eisenhut

Location is always one of the most important factors for us when choosing a hotel. The location of Hotel Eisenhut couldn’t be better! The hotel is ideally situated inside the city’s walls, directly next to the famous Christmas Museum in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber and only a two minute walk to the Marktplaz or main square.
The town is fairly small and very pedestrian friendly. Hotel Eisenhut is approximately a 5 minute walk to the city’s wall, and a 5-10 minute walk to the most picturesque area of Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber.Parenthood and Passports - Rothenburg ob der tauber
Our room was on the second floor and had a wonderful view of the street below.
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Family Amenities and Service

When it comes to amenities, Hotel Eisenhut has everything you need. Toiletries, a blow drier, a mini bar/fridge… They also provide a very comfortable crib and baby bedding free of charge, which isn’t always the case in Europe. The service is wonderful, and the staff is very friendly and speaks wonderful English. One night, the receptionist even got us milk from the kitchen so our toddler could have her nightly sippy cup before bed. (A bad habit I haven’t been able to break her of yet.) We had just arrived that day jet lagged and exhausted and hadn’t had time to buy any milk. The receptionist filled her sippy cup for us in the kitchen and didn’t charge us for it, either.Parenthood and Passports- online reviews

One other amenity that was very beneficial was the street parking right outside the hotel. There is an extra charge for this, but it definitely helps to not have to haul luggage and a baby from a parking lot blocks away.Parenthood and Passports - Driving in Europe

The one thing I wish Hotel Eisenhut had was air conditioning. In my research, I didn’t find any hotels within the city walls that had A/C, and it wasn’t a problem. We had an oscillating fan that kept us plenty cool at night, even in late August when it was still really warm outside, but air conditioning would have been a nice feature to have.

Rooms/Accommodations

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The rooms are large. Not just by European standards but by American standards as well.
Parenthood and Passports - Hotel Eisenhut reviewOur room had a sitting area with a couch and two chairs, a desk, a large bathroom with a tub and plenty of space for a crib. The bed, linens and pillows were very comfortable, which was great considering we were so tired from a long day of traveling across the pond.
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One of the things we loved about Hotel Eisenhut was the charming decor. The rooms have an antique feel to them that reminds me of my grandmother’s house. Even the hallways and lobby are decorated with old, medieval furnishings. The hotel definitely has a unique ambiance that perfectly compliments the atmosphere of the enchanting village.
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Restaurant

Parenthood and Passports - Hotel Eisenhut reviewThe restaurant at Hotel Eisenhut offers a breakfast buffet as well as lunch and dinner for an additional charge. There is a lovely terrace off the back of the hotel that overlooks the green valley that surrounds Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The breakfast buffet is tasty and plentiful but the beautiful terrace is my favorite part! We did not eat at the restaurant for lunch or dinner, as there are a lot of dining options within walking distance.
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Overall, we had a lovely stay at Hotel Eisenhut, and we would definitely stay there again. While some of the furnishings are a bit outdated, the ideal location of the hotel, the friendly service, and the old world charm more than made up for any shortcomings.
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15 thoughts on “Hotel Eisenhut: A family-friendly review”

    1. I think the hotel has the best location in the little city. If you ever stay there have breakfast on the terrace at least once! It’s beautiful. Happy travels!

  1. Great post and really informative. I love finding blog posts like this when I’m looking for a hotel in a new city. Someone else’s genuine opinions mean a lot compared to ramblings you find on Trip Advisor! Keep it up, i like the look of the hotel too, very quirky 🙂

    1. Trip Advisor drives me crazy sometimes because people will complain about everything! I always try to look for hotel reviews from seasoned travelers and bloggers to gain a true traveler’s perspective of a place.

  2. I don’t have any children, but this place looks wonderful. The charming decor and the friendliness of the staff are always a plus! That bathroom looked huge too. I love how there is a long tray that sits above the sink to place your items so that things don’t get wet 🙂

    1. The bathroom was huge! Which is great when you have a kid to bath and get ready for bed. It’s amazing how much extra space is needed for a tiny human. Lol.

  3. This hotel looks so cute, and it’s in a lovely part of town. It’s always nice to have a bigger hotel room when traveling with family, so you get a little extra space to spread out. Looks like a wonderful place to stay!

  4. OMG, this kills me. I went to Rothenburg in the 3rd grade and haven’t made it back but I have such fond memories of it so looking at these pics kind of melt my heart. I need to get back out there!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Omigosh, that is awesome! It is such a great place to take kids. It makes me so happy to hear you still have fond memories of it from visiting as a child. I know my daughter is still VERY young, but part of me hopes she have even a tiny memory of this magical place one day. Thanks for commenting and happy travels!

  5. Sounds like a great hotel overall. The location is definitely great being right in the city. Also, I love how they provided milk free of charge. It is the little things that make a hotel great!

    1. Completely agree! Traveling with kids can be tough… Especially at the toddler age, so a hotel that goes above and beyond gets five stars in my book!

  6. This looks like such a cute place to visit! (the town and the hotel). I always think location is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a place to stay. Thanks for this post!

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