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Where To Stay In Innsbruck: Hotel Maximilian

We only had one night on our Austria trip in Innsbruck, so when we were choosing where to stay, we looked for a hotel as close as possible to all the sights we wanted to see while we were there. We found Hotel Maximilian in the Old Town area of Innsbruck, and after seeing that we’d be able to walk everywhere we wanted to go from the hotel, we booked right away. We spent just a little more than usual on our room, but since we were only staying the one night, we felt we could justify a little extra expense.

Where To Stay In Innsbruck: Hotel Maximilian

Where To Stay In Innsbruck: Hotel Maximilian

Where To Stay In Innsbruck: Hotel Maximilian

Hotel Maximilian

The Hotel Maximilian is owned by Johann and Isolde Penz and named after Emperor Maximilian I, a very important figure in Innsbruck’s history. We would be seeing and hearing a lot about him during our short stay in the city since it seems he had a hand in many of Innsbruck’s major sights, like the Goldenes Dachl, the Hofkirche, and the Hofburg Imperial Palace.

When we arrived at Hotel Maximilian, we realized there had once again been a mix-up with our reservation. We used the same booking website for both of our hotels in Austria and neither time did it register that we’d be traveling with a child and would need an extra bed. Even though the hotel was completely booked and we wouldn’t be able to switch to a larger room, the staff at Hotel Maximilian kindly removed a bedside table from our double room to allow space to bring in a small cot. I was very grateful for their kindness and hospitality in dealing with the issue!

Where To Stay In Innsbruck: Hotel Maximilian

Where To Stay In Innsbruck: Hotel Maximilian

Where To Stay In Innsbruck: Hotel Maximilian

Our Room at Hotel Maximilian

We stayed in room 403 which was not large by any means, but even with the addition of the extra bed, we never felt cramped. We had a very bright, clean space to stay in – I particularly liked the parquet floors since carpeting in hotel rooms isn’t always the cleanest. We had a large, super comfortable double bed with separate duvets. (This was a new experience for me in Austria and I really think it’s a genius idea!)

Our bathroom was en suite and separated from the main room by clear glass doors with translucent privacy panels. While they did make us feel a little exposed (anyone else like their toilet time to be completely private?), it also made the room feel larger to not have that space completely enclosed. Hotel Maximilian also provided all of the standard toiletries you’d expect from a hotel – shampoo, conditioner, body soap, etc.

After spending three days skiing and one day exploring Innsbruck (the Hotel Maximilian really was perfectly situated for sight-seeing!), we were exhausted and decided to turn in early after dinner. I cozied up under my giant duvet and had one heck of a good night’s sleep. I didn’t hear a single other occupant the entire night. I was kind of sad to leave – even my own flat isn’t that well sound-proofed! Plus, I don’t get to see a glimpse of the mountains when I open my shades at home, either!

Where To Stay In Innsbruck: Hotel Maximilian

Things to Know

Rooms at the Hotel Maximilian come with free WiFi and satellite TV. A buffet breakfast is supplied in the morning, but it’s an extra €11 a person. After already spending a little more on the room than we were used to, we chose instead to have our breakfast at a bakery down the street and spent less than €10 total for all three of us.

The hotel is only a short distance from the airport. There is a bus that stops near the hotel that will take you to the airport, or a short, 10-minute taxi ride will get you there for €10-12. After such a short, pleasant stay, I really don’t have a single complaint about our experience. I’d highly recommend the Hotel Maximilian to anyone traveling to or through Innsbruck!

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Address: Marktgraben 7, 6020 Innsbruck

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Where To Stay In Innsbruck: Hotel Maximilian

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Jamie | The Healthy Passport
    March 26, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    I love hotels that are just clean and comfy :) I still have yet to experience the seperate duvets, but you are right, it seems ingenious!

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    Tammy Chrzan
    March 26, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Wow! That place looks gorgeous!
    That’s part of the fun of a holiday, not having to clean!
    Looks great!

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    Alyx
    March 26, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Such a great room – I love all teh natural light!

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    Stacie Stamper
    March 26, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Separate duvets would be a total marriage saver! And I have a toddler, what is this private toilet time that you speak of?

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    Jenn
    March 26, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Sounds like a great place to stay! and I totally wouldn’t cry about that view

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    Emmymom
    March 26, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    That is so smart to shave two blankets like that, then you can just wrap up and snuggle and don’t have to worry about someone stealing your blanket. Looks like a nice place.

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    ARR
    March 26, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    While I don’t comment often, I read your blog everyday and thoroughly enjoy it and your photos and I learn so much. Thank you! I am ready to go to Austria or any number of other places that you have visited!

    • Reply
      Sarah Shumate
      March 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      Hi there! Thank you so much for commenting today and letting me know you’ve been reading. I love to hear that the things I share inspire others to want to see new places. That is EXACTLY why I do this! :)

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    Diana Hoyos
    March 26, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Wow, beautiful place to stay ! Thansk for sharing this :)

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    rorybore
    March 27, 2014 at 2:22 AM

    separate duvets!! why have I not thought of that? brilliant. It looks very clean and bright – very nice.
    But yeah…I’m gonna need a bit more a door before I do my business.

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    Postcards from Rachel
    March 26, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Beautiful hotel! It reminds me of the one I stayed at in Munich with the glass divider. :)

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      Sarah Shumate
      March 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM

      On this trip I learned that just because there’s a door separating spaces, it doesn’t mean you will have any privacy! :) It was kind of funny, but I think if we’d been staying longer than one night it would have started to bother me!

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    Miwa
    March 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Separate duvets! What a great idea :) And yeah, I totally hear you about the private toilet time! Your photo reminded me of this restaurant I went to in NYC where the bathroom wall was totally transparent from the inside. No one could see you from the outside but when you’re in the bathroom you can see people eating at tables right. in. front. of. you. Yeah…

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    Katrin
    March 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Sorry you had problems with your reservation! But it surely looks like a great! I loooove separate duvets!I don’t like to share! The glass bathroom door is a bit weird. I mean, it looks good but I need more privacy than this. :)

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    Leah S.
    March 28, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Looks like a lovely little place to call home for a day.

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    Tina @ Girl-Meets-Globe
    March 31, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Looks like a great place to stay!! And yes, I love the separate duvets! The clear glass doors on the bathroom are interesting. It’s ok if you’re staying with your partner, but anyone else and I wouldn’t like it! :P

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    Mandy Southgate
    April 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    I love that they managed to accommodate you despite the mix up with the booking! And yay for comfy beds!

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