“We can stay here,” the email from Tim read. He has always been a car guy, constantly browsing cars for sale on online classifieds and even driving to Paris one weekend just to attend the Paris Auto Show. So it was no shock when I clicked on the link to be met with pictures of rooms decked out to look like a camper, Route 66, and a car wash at the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany’s international hub for car dealers.
Arriving at the V8 Hotel, we were immediately met with legendary vintage cars right in the lobby. The car museum lured us in with cherry red vintage Porsche, old timer Mercedes Benz, and even a few high end Alfa Romeo. There are car sales dealers located right in the museum and several of the shiny cars are for sale. I could have seen myself going home with the little red Porsche, but the price tag said otherwise.
Tim wasn’t the only car enthusiast staying at the hotel. Getting ready our first morning there took a little longer than normal because every few minutes I had to run over to the window to check out what car was literally revving its’ engine and racing around the parking lot!
The four-star V8 Hotel is built inside of Meilenwerk’s old airport and has 34 rooms, 10 of which are automobile themed. My favorite of the themed rooms was the Gas Station with a bed made out of an old Volkswagon Beetle, Shell gas pump in the room, and funky touches like a shower made to look like a battery recharging station. Another favorite was Nostalgia, made to look like an automobile junkyard with furniture made out of automobile parts and another actual car as the bed. Most of the themed rooms have windows overlooking the car museum, completing the feeling of living right in a garage.
Know Before You Go
- Double rooms at the V8 Hotel start at €155 per night and the theme rooms start at €175 per night.
- There is a wellness center and fitness center. And in the Zeppelin Suite you can even enjoy your own personal sauna.
- There is a cafe and Da Signora Italian restaurant located conveniently right in the hotel.
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