Starwood Introduces Element Frankfurt Airport Hotel Today

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Starwood opened their first Element brand hotel outside of the US today. The Element Frankfurt Airport hotel is a little over 1 mile away from the airport, offers the brand’s signature amenities like its RISE breakfast, and each of their 133 rooms includes a kitchen and complimentary Wifi. There’s also a restaurant called Limónes that serves spanish cuisine from 7am until midnight.

A category 4 property, the Element Frankfurt Airport hotel will require 10,000 Starpoints for a free night.

Here’s a booking link.

Looking at pricing for today, it looks like day rooms are offered at 87 EUR, a prepaid overnight stay is 119 EUR and the best available rate comes to 129 EUR, which is definitely reasonable. Self parking is 24 EUR per day.

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The rooms look nice and airy, and there are Studios and one bedroom Suites to choose from.

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When I am in Frankfurt I am usually just passing through. Usually when I stay at an airport hotel I want to be able to walk to the airport unless I have a car with me. Alternately I’ll take the hotel’s free shuttle. Looking at the options for transportation at the Element Frankfurt, it doesn’t look like they have a free shuttle though. As an “Airport Hotel” though I’m a bit surprised. No shuttle to the airport?

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A cab is estimated at 7 EUR with a travel time of 5 minutes to the airport. I’ll check out the new property, but for now I’m definitely still leaning towards staying at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center which I reviewed here, mainly because I love the fact it is directly connected to Terminal 1. That means more time to sleep in the morning before a flight.

Comparing prices, the Sheraton is 214 EUR for tonight and a day room is 144 EUR.

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Element Frankfurt also has extended stay offers that drop the nightly rate down to 69 EUR if staying 30 days or longer.

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This is where I think a stay at this hotel here makes the most sense, at an extended stay rate. The property has a 24 hour fitness center, and even offers 24 hour washers and dryers, kitchens in each of the rooms, and a grab and go food pantry if you feel like cooking.

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