Before my trip to Germany and Austria, I spent hours and hours perusing through TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Hotels.com in search of the “perfect” hotel for each stop during the trip. While I found my hotel in Rothenburg and Munich fairly quickly, Salzburg took some time. There are so many hotels in Salzburg to pick from that it was hard for me to narrow down my search. I even tried Airbnb but nothing on there really stood out to me. I wanted a cute hotel that didn’t break the bank (since I was staying three nights) and offered some sort of amenity like free WiFi. After days of going back and forth, I finally decided on Hotel Am Dom and it was the perfect hotel.
Hotel Am Dom is located in Salzburg’s Old Town and is set on the most charming street. It even has a wrought-iron guild sign out front to complete the look. Since the hotel is set in such a pedestrian heavy area, you can only enter and exit via car through certain streets. I have to be honest, getting to the hotel was a little tricky. There was some major construction going on in Old Town while I was there so they closed a lot of streets to vehicles. After making a couple u-turns, I finally found the correct entrance.
After arriving at the hotel, I checked in and talked to the manager for a few minutes about my drive and about where to park the car. To my surprise, the hotel manager offered me a complimentary room upgrade. Score! I’m not a “hotel snob” by any means. Actually, I’m the type of person who has that “I won’t be spending that much time in the room anyways” mentality but at the same time, I’m not going to turn down an upgrade.
The room was decorated nicely and the bathroom was extremely clean (a must). There was ample space for the two of us especially for European standards. The hotel offers free WiFi in all rooms, and there is also free breakfast in the mornings for guests who booked their room directly through the hotel website. If you have a car, parking is unfortunately not free. About a 5-10 minute walk away, there is a public parking garage located in a mountain. From what I remembered, it is about 15-18 euros a day but if you hand your parking card to the hotel, they can discount it by a few euros. Better than nothing. At first, the walk was a little confusing since all those little streets in Old Town kind of look a like but after leaving each day for my day trips and making that walk 2-3 times a day, I became a pro.
Honestly, the best thing about this hotel, and what sold it for me, is their location. You are a hop, skip away from Hohensalzburg Castle and across the river from Mirabell Palace, and the Residenzplatz is pretty much in the hotel’s front yard. Hotel Am Dom definitely gets my vote and I will be staying there again if/when I make it back to Salzburg.