In Altstadt's placid east-side Seidnitz neighborhood (midway between Grosser Garten parkland and a horse-race track), this is essentially a suburban inn with folksy, woodsy atmospherics-transformed from an 1890s Gasthof and Bürgerhaus into an amiable hotel a century later. Twenty-two guestrooms on the two upstairs floors are cozy and solidly furnished. Equestrian photos and artifacts cling to the gemütlich restaurant's oak partitions and cream-colored walls. All-you-can-eat buffet breakfasts are ample.

The brick-vaulted wine cellar, a leftover from the original Gasthof, doubles as an intimate Bierstube, and chestnut trees shade a 20-seat Biergarten. Real-life saddles, complete with stirrups, have been recycled into bar-stool seats. Tram lines #1 and #2 provide fast-enough access from elsewhere in town.

Daily Rates: Singles €69-74, doubles €84-92
Contact: An der Rennbahn, Winterbergstrasse 96, D-01237 Dresden, tel. +49/351/2125 00, fax 351/2125 050, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Proprietor: Ursala Bolz
Rating: Quality 13/20, Value 14/20