We arrived into Frankfurt late at night, and our flight didn’t leave until the following afternoon. It didn’t seem worth it trying to go into the city for such a short time, especially late at night.
In looking at hotel options, the Element Frankfurt Hotel met our needs on a couple in a couple of ways. First, it was close to the airport. SPG had a promotion at the time that would net me an extra 2,000 Starpoints, and I was able to file a successful Best Rate Guarantee for another 2,000 Starpoints.
I am not familiar with the Frankfurt airport, so transportations to the hotel seemed somewhat limited. Although it is an airport hotel, the hotel does not offer a shuttle. We took a cab to the hotel, but the cabbie was perturbed given the short ride to the hotel and low fare.
Upon entering the hotel, the front desk is located to the left. Check-in was smooth and we were quickly given room keys. Although the hotel is set-up for the SPG Keyless system, it was not working at the time.
The lobby is airy, and open. To the left is the front desk. To the right are several couches, dining tables, a high top table and chairs, that could be utilized as work space, or breakfast overflow seating.
There is a small business center with a couple of computers and a printer.
The hotel is set up as a long term stay property, as there is a small kitchen. The property is marketed as a serviced apartment.
Upon entering, the kitchen set-up is located to the left. There is a sink, stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, utensils and fridge.
Next to the kitchen is a small closet, which included an iron and ironing board. Around the corner was two other closets, including a luggage rack.
Along the far wall, there is a large desk and TV.
I was given a welcome amenity of two apples, a gooseberry and half a grapefruit (inexplicably), along with a bottle of water.
The bed was a little on the firm side, and not the most comfortable. A small night stand was on either side of the bed, along with an electrical outlet.
Next to the bed, was the bathroom which was on the smaller side.
Immediately to the right upon entering the bathroom was the toilet.
Opposite that was a single sink with limited counter space.
There was a shower that included a hand held shower head, along with a rainfall shower head. There are shampoo/conditioner and shower gel dispensers that had a fantastic apple scent.
The view from the room isn’t that great as it overlooks ongoing construction. There is a large window that opens a few inches. Although the window opens only a few inches, it is somewhat scary that there is no ledge or balcony underneath the open window.
Element Hotels offer all guests complimentary breakfast.
The breakfast spread was fairly expansive and included juice, bread, rolls, muffins, fresh fruit (including the other half of my welcome amenity), eggs, bacon, quesadillas, cereal, cold cuts, yogurt, salad, coffee and tea.
The Element Hotel is a nice, clean hotel that is also relatively new. Although it is an airport hotel, they do not offer an airport shuttle which I think would be greatly appreciated by guests since taxi drivers appeared to be miffed by having to take such a short drive.