This is one post in a series on visiting Paris:
1. Surprising Someone With a Trip to Paris
2. The Newark Lufthansa Senator Lounge
3. Lufthansa Business Class from EWR-FRA
4. The Hilton Frankfurt Airport
5. Roaming Frankfurt Wild
6. The Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel, Paris Eiffel
7. The Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme
8. Dining in Paris: Boco
9. Dining in Paris: Café Kléber
10. The Lufthansa Senators Lounge in Frankfurt
11. Lufthansa Business Class from FRA-JFK
12. Intra-Europe Business Class on Lufthansa
Last minute, I switched our Frankfurt reservation from the Park Inn to the Hilton Frankfurt Airport. (Why? To be totally honest, I was feeling a bit high-maintenance, and even though my mom would be perfectly happy in the Park Inn, wanted her to enjoy the Hilton).
We arrived at the Hilton at about 8am in the morning. If our room wasn’t ready, I was planning on asking if we could wait in the club, and failing that, I was prepared to treat a breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
Luckily, a room was available, and we were able to freshen up. We ran up to the club room for breakfast, and saw a full spread of European and American Breakfast.
One thing I’ll say about the club lounge is that they watch you like a hawk, and try to make sure you belong there. We had people check what room we were in a few times, and when we went for alcohol (later in the day), they double checked us again. They were watching everyone so closely, I felt too awkward to get photos!
The bedroom portion of our room was European-sized, but very nice:
I found the coffee set up cute:
And the bathroom was huge:
A note about the shower though. It looks like it is attached and clipped in, and the shower head is resting nicely at the top:
But as soon as you turn the shower on, the shower head falls down. What you need to do is—detach the shower head from the main bar and drape it over the angled top of the bar. It does not seem intuitive, but that’s how you get the shower head to be properly attached.
The bathroom also had a scale, which I forgave them for because it looked very steampunk (and because I can’t translate kilos easily anyway).
I do think the room was haunted though. Look at my arm in this picture.
And do you notice anything strange about this one? Comment if you spot it!
Some more picture from around the room:
I claimed this chair the whole time:
The staff was very professional, and the hotel overall felt very modern.
I have to admit, I was glad I was high-maintenance. The next morning, we just rolled out of bed, got ready, and walked over to the airport. There was a Lufthansa Check-In area as soon as we got across from the hotel, so we were able to offload our bags really quickly. I think the hotel, while not cheap, was a great value for what we got.
The club lounge had cocktails at night and robust snacks like shrimp salad and canapés. It was a great way to unwind—usually I want to head to the hotel bar for atmosphere, but be prepared to “show your papers” at anytime while in the lounge.