Just a block from the legendary Reeperbahn (famous for its nightlife and, uh, adult entertainment options), and a few blocks south of the hip and trendy Schanzenviertel in Hamburg, the East Hotel is a member of the trendy Design Hotels group. The hotel is housed in a former iron foundry and the architect, Jordan Mozer, incorporated much of the building’s heritage into the hotel’s design. Lamps hanging in the lobby resemble drops of iron coming from the ceiling. The rooms (all with king-size beds—some even with waterbeds!) feature slick and smooth designs.