Sheraton Munich Airport: Old as hell!

Continuation and end of the TravelGuys German tour: after Le Méridien Munich brilliantly postponed by Bertrand, the ALoft Munich and the Sheraton ArabellaPark, here is the last stop before my return to Paris, namely the Sheraton Munich Airport, which, as its name indicates, is located near the airport serving the Bavarian capital.

Booking

As with the other hotels on this trip, I used the SPG Hot Escapeswebsite to book this one-night stay for €63.20, all taxes included. Reviews on the Internet were mixed, including on the FlyerTalk forum.
So it was only because the price seemed unbeatable that I stayed here, but also because of my early departure the next day, a bit dubious.

Arrival

Before arriving at the hotel, it is already to reach the airport from the central station. Although it is rather simple, the S-Bahn frequencies are quite reduced. As a result, it’s very, very busy:
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Once arrived at the airport, the access to the hotel is done by a shuttle bus (paying, 5 € per person) at a frequency of two per hour.
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The first impression is quite bad. The exterior is not very appealing, nor are the common areas, which seem to have remained in the 1980s.
Check-in took a while, as there was only one receptionist, and the people in front of me had Lufthansa vouchers, which seemed to complicate check-in.
Now it’s my turn. And the killer sentence: “I have your SPG number on file”… And that’s it. What? Well of course you have my registration number, but you could still thank me for being loyal to your brand!
I was assigned a junior suite as an upgrade, and was asked to choose between the points offered and breakfast as a Platinum member.
Just before, I had booked a 6am transfer to the airport. But breakfast starts at 6am and he still proposes it to me? Thank you for the suggestion.
With some difficulty, here I am with my key in hand.

The room

The suite I was assigned is located on the 1st floor of the hotel, in a corner.
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The least we can say is that the decoration is very, very dated, and not even stylish.
Nevertheless, the entrance is quite spacious and the closets are numerous.
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The bathroom is also spacious and equipped with a shower and bath.
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The Junior Suite has a sitting area with armchairs worthy of my grandmother’s house.
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Above all, the welcome “benefit” was not intended for me.

This is confirmed by the fact that an extra bed has been added to the suite, which greatly reduces mobility in the room.
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The bed was quite comfortable.

To finish, a short virtual tour of the suite:

Hotel facilities

The hotel has a 24-hour fitness room, as well as a swimming pool, sauna and steam room. I only used the gym. It is in a fairly small room that requires the window to be open almost all the time to release the heat.
The equipment is far from being all functional.

Restaurants

Not being able to enjoy the breakfast because of my very early departure, I had dinner at the hotel’s restaurant around 7:30 pm. At first I was surprised by the attendance. But after all, many clients are sent here as a result of airline’s operational irregularities, and therefore receive a package of benefits.

The style of the restaurant is rather mountainous but quite contemporary, which contrasts radically with the rest of the hotel.
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Nevertheless, I was quickly seated. My order was also taken quickly and it’s afterwards that it gets complicated.
15 minutes later, my table is set.
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The wine and food were excellent, but it took almost an hour to cook this Schnitzel!
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So I did not have a dessert afterwards, otherwise I might still be there 🙂

The restaurant offers a 20% discount to SPG Platinum members, for your information.

Departure

Despite the early hour, I waited almost 10 minutes to check out, the previous guest being particularly annoying and the receptionist particularly slow. But the shuttle does not wait, so, speed up!

Note that the shuttle, at this hour, is particularly busy.

Conclusion

Poor performance of this airport Sheraton. For those who know, nothing to do with the Sheraton CDG, with its polished service and perfect location. Other hotels are much more convenient and certainly more modern.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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