Wondering where to stay in Innsbruck with kids? We recently stayed at the Hotel Sailer in the heart of this beautiful city and after the hotel disaster we experienced in Prague, this was an absolute breath of fresh air. Here’s what we thought of our stay during our recent trip to Innsbruck with kids.
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Location of the Hotel Sailer, Innsbruck
We arrived in Innsbruck pretty late in the evening by train into Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof – the central Station. Part of the reason I booked the Hotel Sailer was its proximity to the Station, we only had 2 days in Innsbruck so being just 5 minutes walk made it the perfect location for us. Traveling by train on our Interrail adventure meant this was very important! We easily dragged our three heavy bags round the corner to the hotel with no additional taxi costs or dislocated shoulders. Yay.
If you’re arriving by air, the hotel is just 4km from Innsbruck airport. They have underground parking on site as well which is fab for such a central location.
We found that the whole of Innsbruck was easily walkable so didn’t need to spend any extra on taxis the whole time we were there. The only transport we used was from congress station to get up the Nordkette by funicular and cable car.
The Hotel Sailer is very close to Innsbruck old town meaning dining out or shopping is easy. If you fancy doing some inner city sightseeing, it’s just ten minutes walk to the Goldenes Dachl – Innsbrucks famous golden roof. The views from either direction of the hotel are stunning, taking in the pretty city of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountain ranges.
In winter, ski buses stop directly outside the hotel to take you to all the most popular skiing areas.
Tyrolean Hotel Design
Hotel Sailer feels like a very traditional Austrian Hotel. The cosy, mainly wooden reception area is welcoming with many cute “ski lodge” touches.
The reception staff were dressed in traditional Austrian costumes, an unusual touch!
There are only 88 rooms in the hotel so it never felt super busy although I don’t know what it would be like in the height of Ski season.
Rooms at the Hotel Sailer
We stayed in a “comfort room” which was elegantly designed and yes, very comfortable. As there were three of us the hotel had set up the sofa as an extra bed and pushed the two singles together to make one double. The beds were plenty cosy and we all slept soundly. If you’re looking for were to stay in Innsbruck with kids with comfy beds, this is your place!
As it was the hot, hot summer of 2018, the air con didn’t go down low enough but I imagine that’s not normally a problem.
They have an in-room safe and mini bar so if you need to purchase anything, you will be able to squeeze it in and keep it cold.
The bathroom actually had a bath, perfect when travelling with kids and I imagine a life saver after a full days skiing.
The complimentary toiletries were nice and plentiful and everywhere was spotless.
The only disappointment about the room was that there was no complimentary water or tea and coffee making facilities. Not that uncommon in Europe but something I do expect from a 4 star hotel. It would also have been nice to have a bit of a balcony to enjoy the view.
Eating at Restaurant Sailer
We loved the restaurant where breakfast is served, along with lunch and dinner. Dinner is a mixture of typical Tyrolean cuisine mixed with other more international dishes and it all looked delicious.
If you’re a larger party you can sit in one of these little cubby areas, how cute!
The breakfast was great, all the usual European food you could want and we over indulged each morning.
They also have an outdoor eating area if the weather is good.
Leisure facilities at the hotel
They apparently have a small wellness area with a sauna (traditional and infrared) and relaxing outdoor terraced area. I imagine would be lovely after a day on the slopes or in summer taking in the mountain views, unfortunately we didn’t visit as we were out exploring all day.
Wifi was excellent throughout the hotel, we managed to watch some movies and even get a little blogging work done!
Service at Hotel Sailer
All staff seemed very friendly and happy to help. We needed to find a doctor one morning and the receptionist sent us off to the hospital, not to a GP. Not great, I’m not sure if there was a communication issue but we worked it out ourselves in the end.
Restaurant staff were great, welcoming us each morning and happily putting up with Piper serving herself, they were all interested in talking to her and making her feel at home.
The one lift was a bit of a nightmare, don’t expect to get anywhere quickly during peak times!
Value for Money
We paid about £100 per night for the three of us which included breakfast. Pretty good value for such a great location.
In summary we would love to return to Hotel Sailer, our stay was everything we needed as a base from which to explore the beautiful city of Innsbruck and I imagine it would be equally wonderful to go back in Ski season.
What you need to know
Tel. +43/512 5363
Fax. +43/512 53637
Nearest station is Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof just over the road.
Where to stay in Innsbruck with kids – other options
If the Hotel Sailer is booked for your dates you could also try:
A modern hotel, again in the centre of Innsbruck.
A quiet, traditionally designed hotel just 900 yards from the Golden Roof.
You can read other reviews and check the latest prices for Hotel Sailer on Tripadvisor.
If you like this, you might also like our review of the amazing Nordkette Cable Car.
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