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Far from the traditional layout of a classical hotel, the Louis C. Jacob transports guests back to the times of the luxuriant merchants’ houses. The historic charm from 200 years ago merges here in this 5-star hotel with modern luxury. Guests will find enjoyment, relaxation as well as a wellness area with sauna, whirlpool and solarium, as well as the hotel’s own gourmet restaurant under the lead of Michelin-star chef Thomas Martin. The wonderful bordering lime tree terraces and the hotel bar are also perfect places to relax.

5-Star-Hotels: Comfort, from the Elbe Suite to the Liebermann Room

Each of the 85 rooms and suites of the Louis C. Jacob is individually decorated. The spacious rooms combine classical elements and luxurious details: hand-woven carpets and comfortable, extra large beds and elegant cherrywood furniture are spread across beautiful wooden floorboards. A special feature of each room is a walk-in wardrobe. The natural stone bathtubs are crafted of marble and polished granite.

Historic Hotel: On the trail of art hundreds of years old

Among the luxuries of the Jacob Hotel is the art work that decorates the rooms and lounging area. Over 500 pictures dating from between the 18th and 20th centuries depict the landscapes and character of Hamburg, such as the harbour or the river Elbe. Art enthusiasts will find the oil paintings of Max Liebermann in the terrace area particularly impressive. The hotel itself also looks back on a long and eventful history. Originally a pastry shop, around 200 years ago the place became a restaurant and then a luxury hotel which was highly popular among the rich and famous in the Seventies of the last century. After a phase of decline the Louis C. Jacob reopened in the Nineties and today is a small boutique hotel which perfectly fuses the old Hamburg style with top notch modern services.

Leisure and Sport: Gourmet cuisine to try cooking yourself and bike tours

With a gourmet restaurant at the luxury hotel, guests can do more than merely dine exquisitely. They can also take part in gourmet cooking classes and learn all the secrets behind the delicious recipes. Included in the course price is a closing meal. For those who prefer to watch, there is also the opportunity to watch the gourmet chefs as they prepare a wonderful six course meal at the so-called "Cooking Table." In a wine seminar guests can learn all the tricks needed to recognize a good wine. Furthermore, bikes are also available for use for those wanting to keep active and explore the area.

Food and Drink: Wine and gourmet feasts under lime trees

At the Jacob restaurant guests are treated both in the afternoon and in the evening to a grandiose French inspired menu. The dining experience is perfected by the rare and extensive choice of wines from the hotel’s own wine cellar. When the weather is right guests can enjoy eating on the terrace, with wonderful views across the Elbe. A delicious breakfast is also served on this 200 year old terrace when the weather permits it. The Jacobs bar serves the traditional high tea, an evening glass of wine, sherries and cocktails. The wine bar "Kleines Jacob" on the opposite side of the street to the hotel is also warmly inviting: hearty cuisine and wines from vineyards all over Germany are served in a cosy and comfortable environment.

Location: Alongside the Hamburg Elbe

It’s not possible to be nearer to the Elbe and its daily passing ships than at the Hotel Louis C. Jacob. Although the Elbe causeway is a highly idyllic spot, guests will not be totally cut off from the heart of the city. In 20 minutes guests can reach the city center using public transport. The bus stops directly on the hotel’s doorstep. The urban railway (S-Bahn Hochkamp station) is an easy walk of 15 Minutes away.

The Escapio Hotel Profile:

The Lowdown:
The Essentials
parking lot, restaurant, sauna, 24 hour reception, dogs allowed, air conditioning
Hotel Type
Romantic, Historic, Boutique, 5 star, City, Luxury, Gourmet
traditional, elegant, charming
Perfect for
Couples, Single travelers, Leisure guests, Business travelers
We were particularly impressed by:
  • Exquisite French inspired gourmet cuisine
  • Wonderful riverside location with beautiful views 
  • Lovely small wellness area with sauna and whirlpool.
Good to Know:
  • On Mondays and Tuesdays the Jacob Gourmet Restaurant is closed and reservation is required. 
  • Upon request pets can be accommodated (for a cost).

Features & Services | Hotel Louis C. Jacob

wireless LAN in lobby free
wireless LAN in rooms free
air conditioning in all rooms
parking valet service, garage / covered parking, garage / car park 22 € per day
terrace breakfast served on terrace, river views
tanning bed free
restaurant Jacobs Restaurant closed Mondays, closed Tuesdays, closed Wednesdays
reception 24 hour reception
airport shuttle 80 € per trip
events service weddings
safe free
concierge, elevator, wireless LAN, night porter, laundry service, garden / outside area, bar, restaurant, restaurant Weinwirtschaft "Kleines Jacob", 24 hour room service, room service, sewing / ironing service
Spoken languages in hotel
German, English, French
Board Options
breakfast buffet cold, hot, continental, regional
breakfast breakfast served in restaurant
Pets in the Hotel
dogs permitted, at a surcharge, 28 € per day
cats not permitted
dog supervision: dogsitting, dogwalking service
dog-friendly surroundings park, nature closeby
dog catering water / feeding dish in room (on request), dog basket
pets not allowed in restaurant, breakfast room

Themes & Special Features | Hotel Louis C. Jacob

Sports & Leisure
bicycle rental extra charge
Boutique & Design
artworks by Max Liebermann
Families with Children
childcare private babysitter 20 € per day
children's accessories available baby phone
Spa, Wellness & Beauty
sauna no sauna charges
indoor sauna Finnish sauna
wellbeing massage back & neck massage, full body massage, facial massage, foot reflex zone massage, stone massage, Aroma massage, relaxing massage
treatments facials, manicure, pedicure, peeling
Romance & Romantic Touches
room decoration (on request) sparkling wine, champagne, wine, flowers, rose petals, fruit platter, fruit basket, chocolates, candles
romantic arrangements
Country, Nature & History
hotel within historic walls built in 1791
gourmet restaurant closed Mondays, closed Tuesdays, regional cuisine, international cuisine, creative cuisine, German cuisine, french cuisine, gourmet chef / head chef: Thomas Martin, Michelin: 2 stars awarded in year 2013, Gault Millau: 17 toques awarded in year 2013, awards: 2002 Koch des Jahres, Gault Millau; 2004 Köcheoskar; 2011 zwei Michelin-Sterne; 2012 fünf Kochlöffel vom Schlemmer Atlas, set menu price 99 € to 134 € for 5 courses
Memberships & Awards
memberships Leading Hotels of the World, Le Art De Vivre, Feine Privathotels
Hotel Style & Atmosphere
traditional, elegant, charming

Hotel Location | Hotel Louis C. Jacob

waterside river Elbe, directly beside water
peaceful location, city suburbs: distance to city center: 10 km
Hotel with views of
river, courtyard
motorway A 7 Othmarschen 4 km
train station Altona 7 km
airport Fuhlsbüttel 18 km
harbor Hamburg 8 km
public transport stop Schnellbus 36 0,1 km
trade fair center CCH 9 km
nightlife district Schanze 8 km
boat dock Teufelsbrück 0,5 km
shopping Jungfernstieg 10 km
golf course Falkenstein 6 km
historic district Altstadt Hamburg, Speicherstadt 10 km
tourist sights St. Michaeliskirche 9 km
city center Hamburg 10 km

Nearby (max. 10km) | Hotel Louis C. Jacob

Public parking area
200 m away
golf course 6 km away, 18 hole, reservations made in hotel, Green fee deal, par 71, club rental, caddy service
watersports sailing
bicycle rentals, fitness center, indoor pool
Spa & Wellness
spa & wellness activities
boat trips, boat rentals
Leisure & Entertainment
nightlife district Schanze
bars / pubs, discotheque, shopping, restaurants, museum / gallery, opera / theater, tourist sights, casino, library, parks and gardens, playground, zoo

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Hotel Louis C. Jacob
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22609 Hamburg Map
Hamburg, Germany
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00
No. of rooms: 85
Year built: 1791
Year renovated: 2008
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Our Guests say:
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Hanseatic tradition style and French gourmet cuisine

The Hotel Louis C. Jacob impresses guests with its modern luxury and individual suites, an excellent choice of French gourmet cuisine and a relaxing wellness area. The wonderful views over the Elbe from many rooms is particularly beautiful. More details

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Double Room Deluxe

35 m², View of garden, Inner courtyard, Bed for infants available, Cable or satellite TV, Air conditioning, Minibar, Safe, Wireless LAN

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Junior suite

40 m², View of garden, Quiet, Bed for infants available, Heating, Cable or satellite TV, Coffee maker in room, Bed for children available, Air conditioning

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52 m², Bed for infants available, Heating, Cable or satellite TV, Coffee maker in room, Bed for children available, Air conditioning, Minibar, Safe

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