REVIEW

Michelberger Hotel

A truly creative take on a design hotel, with playful touches like wallpaper that showcases staffers' doodles.

By Rachel Mosely, Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009, 12:00 AM

Michelberger Hotel

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Price From $82

Taking a page from Berlin's genius for reinvention, the Michelberger Hotel, in the gallery-filled Friedrichshain neighborhood, is a truly creative take on a design hotel. The 119 rooms accommodate all types—singles, doubles, and groups of 10 looking to bunk up together. Some of the most playful touches: lamp shades made out of 1960s German travel guidebooks and custom wallpaper that showcases staffers' doodles. Even that design hotel stalwart, the flat-screen, has been messed with—reclaimed industrial boxes frame the TVs.