Düsseldorf, Germany

Max Brown Midtown

Rates per night from$71.87

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR65.19), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Alt(stadt) meets neu


Sushi shop sidestreet

Vibrant and buzzy boutique bed and breakfast hotel Max Brown Midtown is minutes from Düsseldorf’s Old Town, in the heart of the city’s Japanese Quarter. Built in 1958, this sleek stay nods to its mid-century roots with Crosley record players in rooms and palm-print wallpaper, and throws in industrial accents – a copper-tiled ceiling here, an Edison-bulb pendant lamp there… Breakfasts are served each morning in a green-sofa-strewn dining room; there’s no restaurant, but bar staff dish out nibbles and pour local brews (or cocktails, if you prefer), and the city’s best sushi and ramen restaurants are steps from the door. 

Smith Extra

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A glass of prosecco for each guest


Photos Max Brown Midtown facilities

Need to know


65, including 25 suites.


11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $71.87 (€65), excluding tax at 7 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include Continental buffet breakfast.


Art enthusiasts can easily access the city’s top galleries; K20 Kunstsammlung, Kunsthalle, Kunstpalast and NRW Forum are all just a short walk away.

At the hotel

Breakfast room, lounge with pool table, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Pop Art prints, TV, Crosley record player, tea-making kit, and Dead Clean bath products.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms have luxurious linens, quirky industrial style and Dead Clean bath products. Spring for a Medium or Large room if you plan to stay longer than a weekend.

Packing tips

Bring accessories that subtly nod to Sixties style.


The hotel’s bar and common areas are wheelchair accessible, but guestrooms are not.


Free baby cots can be provided for infants (aged two and under) in Large rooms.

Food and Drink

Photos Max Brown Midtown food and drink

Top Table

We like the green-velvet sofas the best; their tables have the most space to spread out your plates, too.

Dress Code

Lumber down to breakfast in cosy knits and effortlessly cool classics.

Hotel restaurant

Every morning you’ll find a generous buffet out in the breakfast room by the bar. Take your pick from a Continental spread of cheeses, meats, breads, cereals and yoghurts. Order fresh coffee and  orange juice or warming tea, then top your toast with a spoonful of jam, and snag a slice of gingerbread for ‘breakfast dessert’. 

Hotel bar

Max Brown Hotel’s bar is set to one side of the quirky, mid-century mod lobby. Bronze accents pop against a backdrop of palm-frond printed wallpaper, and the cherry-hued wooden bar has a handful of appropriately wine-coloured stools. Order wines and coffees at the bar, or settle in on one of the tufted olive-green sofas for (half)pints of the local brew – Fuchschen Alt – or gin and tonics. Light bites of the sweet and savoury varieties are also available throughout the day.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7am to 10am during the week, 7.30am to 10.30am on the weekend. The bar’s open daily from 11am to midnight.

Room service

None, but nibbles and tipples can be found in the bar, and a world of sushi joints awaits just outside the door.


Photos Max Brown Midtown location
Max Brown Midtown
Kreuzstraße 19A

Max Brown Midtown sits on a side street in Düsseldorf’s Japanese quarter, near the city’s Altstadt (the ‘old town’).


Düsseldorf Airport is just under 10 kilometres away from the hotel. Catch a direct flight from hubs across Europe and Asia; direct flights leave from Atlanta and New York City, but most North America-based flights stopover in Ireland or the UK first. Have our Smith24 team arrange your flights and transfers, if needed.


Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof, the city’s main station, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.


You won’t need a car to meander around the Japanese Quarter and Altstadt, but if you’re driving into the city, snag a space in the public car park – 100 metres from the hotel – for €1.80 an hour (up to €18 a day).

Worth getting out of bed for

The hotel is half a kilometre from the stretched out shopping street of Königsallee, and a short walk to Carlsplatz Market Square; at the latter you’ll find a daily 60-stall market selling sweetly-scented flowers, locally made cheeses, aromatic baked goods and takeaway coffees. Once you’ve eaten your fill, wander around Düsseldorf’s Altstadt, dipping in and out of its many bars, restaurants and boutiques. Park Hofgarten makes for a pleasant stroll, or meander along the riverfront and spot boats chugging along as you go. In the summer, take a cycling tour of the city, and from late November to the New Year, wander around the city’s festive, gingerbread-scented Christmas markets. 

Local restaurants

For traditional Rhenish fare, head to 110-year-old Im Goldenen Kessel and order plates heaped with Leberwurst, Sauerkraut and Schnitzel. Quench your thirst with mugs of local brew Schumacher Alt. The Japanese Quarter has plentiful sushi and ramen joints. Brave the queue at Naniwa for Yakisoba noodles with squid and vegetables, fried rice with kimchi, and pork belly –or a steamy bowl of ramen noodle soup. Laidback What’s Pizza?! dishes out carby, tomatoey, cheesy goodness.


Photos Max Brown Midtown reviews

Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Germany and unpacked their Kraftwerk vinyl and bottles of hoppy Altbier, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Max Brown Midtown in Düsseldorf…

With its copper-tiled ceiling, frond-printed wallpaper, massive pool table and local brews on tap, Max Brown Midtown’s lobby transports you to the best parts of a Sixties party scene. This boutique stay in central Düsseldorf has a chill style and quirky design touches, wrapped up in boxy mid-century architecture. Velvety green-sofas are inviting at breakfast – a Continental buffet spread is included with your stay at this bed and breakfast – and late into the evening, when coffee has bowed out to G&Ts and regional Rhein beers. 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Max Brown Midtown’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The setting was very cool and only a short walk to some of the main tourist spots.

Don’t expect

The rooms are quite small bit perfectly formed!


Stayed on 1 Feb 2019

We loved

Quirky boutique hotel. Very friendly staff and a young crowd in the lobby when we were there. Only a 7-minute walk to the main train station and close to shops and restaurants. Fabulously comfortable large beds and quality bed linen.

Don’t expect

Towels a bit small.


Stayed on 19 Jan 2019

We loved

The brilliant location, cool furnishings and super friendly staff. All the sights are within easy walking distance. Vabali Spa in absolutely world class; it's a 15 minute drive away. There are few better ways to spend a day.

Don’t expect

Them to know about the Smith gift – they had to call a manager down and asked me to show them "where it said anything about prosecco" on the email. Always takes the shine off rather when one has to ask. But I think they've only recently joined the group, so hopefully just teething issues.


Stayed on 16 Mar 2018