On the main street leading to the town center, just outside one of Isny’s medieval city gates, the small, family-run Bären occupies a 400-year-old building. Steep stairs (no elevator) lead to 14 large, cheerful, modern rooms (nine doubles, five singles), all with bath and shower. The plentiful breakfast buffet is served in the hotel’s cozy restaurant, which also offers reasonably priced meals featuring local specialties. Limited parking on one side of the hotel. Friendly staff.

Daily Rates: Singles €42, doubles €68.

Contact: Hotel-Restaurant Bären, Obertorstrasse 9, 88316, Isny im Allgäu, tel. +49/7562-2420, fax 2415, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., baeren-isny.de

Rating: QUALITY 12/20, VALUE 13/20