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Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre

Expect a warm welcome at the centrally located Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre!

Sylke Dombek, Hotel Manager

Expect a warm welcome at the centrally located Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre, only 10 minutes by train from the convention centre and 40 minutes by taxi from Düsseldorf Airport


A quiet setting by a leafy park and excellent transport links make Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre a good city-centre choice. The modern redbrick hotel is just 2 minutes' walk from Berliner Platz subway station, and it's 5 minutes' ride from there to Essen Central Station. Prepare for a busy day by fuelling up with a complimentary continental breakfast and surf the web with high-speed Internet in your peaceful Guest room.


Catch up on work in the 24-hour Business Centre, or get colleagues together in the meeting room. Your base at Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre is just 500m from Thyssen Krupp business park and close to major companies like Bitmarck.


Essen has gone from industrial powerhouse to creative trailblazer as the European Capital of Culture 2010. Stroll to the centre to see the medieval cathedral, or test your nerve on the themed rollercoasters at Movie Park Bottrop, 20 minutes by train from the hotel.


Relax on a sofa in the lively Lobby while surfing the web with wireless Internet, or meet for drinks and snacks in sociable Blue Moon Bar. Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre's friendly staff can suggest local restaurants and help you plan your day.


Our hotel staff speaks English and Polish.


We are looking forward to your visit to the Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre!





Thea-Leymann-Straße 11
45127 Essen

All prices include

  •    Continental breakfast buffet
  •    free WiFi



Hotel Reservations: 0800 181 6068

Hotel Front Desk: +49-201-1026 0
Hotel Fax.: +49-201-1026 100


Hotel-Homepage (IHG®)


Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM


Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre is one of the TOP Hotels in Essen.



Sylke Dombek



Air conditioned family rooms that sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 18 years) and twin rooms with two separate single beds. Desk with high speed internet access. A flat screen TV with a variety of channels.


Hotel Features

a total of 153 non-smoking rooms

82 Single bedrooms

69 Double bedrooms with sofa bed

2 of the rooms are disabled friendly

3 Floors

Business Center

Secure car parking spaces (fee applicable)


Guest Room Amenities

Tea/coffee making facilities

Satellite TV

Individually controlled air conditioning

Phone with voice mail

Desk with lamp





Continental breakfast buffet and free WiFi access are included in the room rate.

Air-conditioned public Areas

Ice machine


Personal Services

Dry cleaning pickup / laundry

Safety deposit box available at the front desk


Meetings and Conferences

We have integrated the dynamic philosophy of the Holiday Inn Express brand into the meetings sector and look forward to your request for a professionally run conference. Our exceptional conference facilities accommodate between 2-15 people and benefit from natural daylight, air conditioning, wireless

internet access and high ceilings.


Business Services


Courier service

E-mail and internet



Unstaffed business center

Wireless data connection



Ruhr Museum (6 km / 3.7 MI)


Old Synagoge (2.5 km / 1.6 MI)


Market and Fairgrounds Museum

(1.4 km / 0.9 MI)


For Kids

Foto Museum (12 km)


Kids Country (7 km)


Technikmuseum (5 km)


Grugapark (3,7 km)



Rathaus Galerie (1,8 km)


Central Starting Points

Convention Center / Messe Essen

(4,3 km)


Central Train Station

(1,6 km)


Airport Essen/Mühlheim

(8,9 km)


Exhibitions and Events 2020



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Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre

Thea-Leymann-Straße 11
45127 Essen


Public Transport


Via Car

A 42

Exit (13) Junction Essen-Nord onto the B 224, towards Essen-Zentrum. Follow the B 224 to Altendorfer Strasse. Then turn left towards the Colosseum. Turn right at the next traffic light onto Kurt-Joos-Strasse.The next left is the Thea-Leymann-Strasse.


A 2

Exit (5) Junction Essen-Gladbeck onto the B224 towards Essen-Zentrum. Follow the B 224 to Altendorfer Strasse. Then turn left towards the Colosseum. Turn right at the next traffic light onto Kurt-Joos-Strasse.The next left is the Thea-Leymann-Strasse.


A 40 from Bochum/Dortmund

Exit (23) Junction Essen-Zentrum. Turn right at the third traffic light onto the B 224 towards Dorsten (Hans-Böckler-Strasse). At the next intersection after the SMART-Tower, turn right onto Altendorfer Strasse. Turn right at the next traffic light onto Kurt-Joos-Strasse. The next left is Thea-Leymann-Strasse.




Via Train

From Essen Central Train Station:

With the underground (line 11/17/18) towards Berliner Platz. Get off at Berliner Platz and then take the exit Altendorfer Strasse/Arbeitsamt. On the Altendorfer Strasse (between the Colosseum and the IKEA) to the next crossroads and then turn left

into Kurt-Joos-Strasse. The next left

is the Thea-Leymann-Strasse.


From Düsseldorf Airport

From the new Train Station Düsseldorf Airport take the IC, ICE, IR Regional-Express or the S-Bahn (line 1) towards Essen-Dortmund to Essen Main Railway Station and then further as described above.

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Guest Comments

„The hotel and location was excellent. Clean room and bathroom, near to shopping center and restaurants. Very nice Hotel and stay.“
- Single

„Everything was excellent with the very clean, modern room, fast WIFI and good choice of breakfast, and at a very reasonable cost too. Highly recommended to all.“
- Mature couple

„For the price we paid: Absolutely perfect. In this price range I do not expect swimming pools or fitness rooms or exclusive bar-restaurant services. But hey.. It’s very clean, very well maintained, friendly, and a complete breakfast with all you need. I will definitely stay here again next time!“
- Young Couple

„It´s a clean hotel, with friendly staff who welcomed me very well. When traveling try to stay at the Holiday Inn Express.“
- Single

„Good location, good staff.“
- Group

„We stayed at this hotel as it was close to Bochum for our trip to see Starlight Express. It was a perfect location, close to all the shopping centre of Essen, and easy access to the motorways. The breakfasts were great and the hotel staff very helpful and accommodating.“
- Family

„Good breakfast especially the bread selection. Also good to have Wi-Fi available for more than one device.“
- Single

„Relaxed atmosphere. Good breakfast included rooms comfortable“
- Young Couple

„Nice new hotel. Good, welcoming staff and a comfortable room. Breakfast was simple but good. We had no problems with our 1.5year old sleeping in a cot and with any seats at breakfast. Very central too, so nowhere is a long walk.“
- Family with young children

„Fantastic, squeaky clean, brand new hotel. Staff really friendly and helpful. Breakfast superb! Would definitely recommend and stay again!“
- Single