The 11 Best Hotels in Stockholm
A cossetting hideaway set in the heart of Stockholm. Bank Hotel’s 115 rooms and suites blend neutral tones with art deco flourishes, reflecting this 100 year old building’s heritage. Public areas are boldly colourful, with deep armchairs and breathtaking period atriums that are now seating areas and restaurants. Take breakfast under the high glass ceiling at Bonnie’s, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Le Hibou is a lounge bar on the top floor with views to Stockholm’s archipelago.
A multiple award winner and understandably so. Hotel At Six, in the heart of Stockholm, is set in a reimagined brutalist building with art-filled interiors in concrete and marble. Luxurious guest rooms show off the best of minimalist Swedish design. Take breakfast in Dining Room, also open for lunch and dinner, with an open kitchen. Brunkebergstor offers fine dining, while there’s also a hip cocktail hangout and The Rooftop, a bar and club with sweeping views. Sumptuous and one of Stockholm’s top rated hotels !
A heated indoor pool is the centrepiece of Grand Hôtel Stockholm’s fully equipped underground Nordic Spa, where you can also enjoy a traditional sauna complete with cold plunge pool. It’s all part of the top-rated Grand Hôtel experience which begins in the chandelier-bedecked marble floored lobby. Founded in 1872, this five star establishment has been pampering celebrity guests ever since. Your view from many of the luxurious, contemporary guest rooms is over motor yachts docked at the waterfront. The Veranda Restaurant serves a renowned smörgåsbord, or meet your friends for cocktails in the sumptuous Cadier Bar.
Old school style with highly contemporary touches, all to be found in a former art nouveau palace. The family-run Hotel Diplomat Stockholm, with a perfect location on the city’s waterfront, offers 115 Scandi-elegant guest rooms, many with far-reaching views over the water, with decor in pale tones punctuated by low key colours. Contemporary art lines the walls of the beautiful dining room, providing an elegant start to your Stockholm day over a full Swedish breakfast.
Inside a historic building at Stockholm’s heart, on-trend luxury awaits, very much in the Swedish style. Nobis Hotel’s 201 spacious rooms blend classical mid-century sofas and colourful chairs with characteristically restrained Swedish design in a neutral colour palette. The hotel lounge is both intimate and contemporary, with art and photography prominently displayed. Among the dining options is Bino, the hotel’s relaxed bistro and NOI where a full breakfast is offered daily.
Legends of Sweden stayed here and now so can you. Reputedy a favourite of Greta Garbo, Strand Hotel dates from 1910 and today offers its guests the choice of 170 rooms furnished in the elegance and simplicity that marks out the best of Swedish design. The waterfront central setting makes for an enviable location, with views out to moored boats from the hotel’s restaurant where a lavish breakfast is offered along with lunch and dinner. Two bars offer a decadent cocktail choice.
Relaxed luxury in a perfect location. Just a short stroll across the bridge from Gamla Stam, the modern Sheraton Stockholm Hotel offers the deluxe comfort of homely Swedish design. Many guest rooms have far-reaching views over the lake, the City Hall or the old town itself. The hotel’s Brasserie 360, which looks out over Lake Mälaren is open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply a break over coffee.
A young-at-heart hotel that serves up rustic, urban style in a superbly central setting. Downtown Camper’s 494 rooms are intimate and stripped back, like a personal Stockholm studio. Industrial decor and leather Chesterfield sofas await in the large lounge area, with kayaks slung from the ceiling and bicycles on the walls. The Campfire Grill & Bar is a place to meet, eat and relax, while The Nest Cocktail Lounge offers a rooftop bar experience to end your day. Top Hotel !
Directly adjacent to Stockholm Central Station and the ultra modern Stockholm Congress Centre, Waterfront Hotel’s 414 rooms and suites has sleek accommodation just a 20 minute stroll from Gamla Stan. Higher rooms have city views and all provide typically Swedish efficiency in their deluxe decor. The elegant RBG Bar & Grill is open throughout the day while the lobby bar is the place to relax in front of an open fire after your day or night out on the town.
Get away from it all in the centre of the city. Set on the tiny island of Skeppsholmen, this historic family-run eco-friendly hotel is steps away from the treasures of Moderna Museet, the Modern Museum and its contemporary art collection, and just a 20 minute walk from Gamla Stan. Buildings date back to 1699, while guest rooms have an open, bright, distinctly Swedish character. The hotel’s Restaurant Langa Raden serves a lavish Swedish breakfast and contemporary cuisine throughout the day.
Stay a floor below ground in one of 106 compact guest rooms, windowless and soundproofed for the ultimate good night’s sleep. Venture above ground for the all-day bustle of Urban Deli, with restaurant, lounge, food hall and a delightful rooftop park. The location is ideal, just a few blocks from Stockholm’s Central Train Station and within easy walking distance of the city’s finest shopping streets, nightclubs and happening bars.
The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Stockholm
Highly personal service with eclectic design flourishes. Lydmar Hotel’s historic guest rooms are your boutique home from home in an ideal location near the National Museum and just a ten minute walk to Gamla Stan. A book lined dining room is popular with guests and locals alike, for breakfast, lunch and dinner while a lush second floor waterfront terrace is a relaxed secret and The Patio is the place for coffee and to watch the world go by. A luxurious spa completes a perfect picture.
In hip, cosmopolitan Södermalm, NOFO Hotel’s vibrant, anything-goes style reflects its happening surroundings. Each guest room has its own surprise, be it stand-out wallpaper, eye-catching art or the serenity of pure Scandinavian design. This listed 18th century building oozes character with a full Swedish buffet breakfast served in the homely bar or the delightful secret courtyard. The NOFO Wine Bar has cocktails, drinks and snacks each afternoon and evening.
This family-run hotel’s name translates as “King’s Garden”, a reference both to its location directly next door to the city’s Royal Garden and to the hanging green plants in the soaring atrium courtyard of this historic 18th century building. There are 94 rooms melding past and present with chandeliers and stripped wood floors. Take breakfast in that breathtaking courtyard, enjoy insider tips from the concierge and relax in the sauna when you return.
A seductively individual approach awaits, about half and hour’s walk from Gamla Stan, at Hotel Clas At The Corner, as this welcoming, small establishment’s name translates. There are just 17 rooms, presented in the Swedish Gustavian style of the 1800s, with lavish four poster beds and elaborate floral wallpaper. There’s been an inn on this site since the 1700s so you’ll be following in the footsteps of generations of grateful travellers. Absolutely unique.
An Art Nouveau building in Stockholm’s heart is now an up-to-the-minute relaxed, elegant boutique hotel. Parquet floors and Anglepoise lamps set the scene in white-walled guest rooms, punctuated by the elegance of dark browns and black. Simplicity is the key throughout, with original features and exposed pipework celebrated in the restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel’s urban-themed bar serves snacks, bespoke cocktails and hosts DJs at weekends.
The Best Hotels in Gamla Stan or Old Town
Gamla Stan is the historic heart of old Stockholm and it’s not to be missed, on any account. On its own island, in ancient times a defence against unwelcome guests, the tiny cobbled streets of Gamla Stan wind beneath atmospheric medieval buildings. The crown jewels – quite literally – are to be found in the Kungliga Slottet, the lavish and oddly forbidding Royal Palace, which is open to all visitors and took almost 70 years to build. The Karl XI Gallery, inspired by Versailles, is a Swedish Hall of Mirrors. You shouldn’t miss a glimpse at the Royal Apartments, provided the Swedish royal family are not in residence. Storkyrkan, directly next to the palace, is Stockholm’s much loved cathedral. Look out for the 15th century wooden statue of St George and the oldest known image of Stockholm in Vädersolstavlan, which translates, intriguingly, as The Sun Dog Painting. You might want to take advantage of the open tradition of Swedish democracy, and take one of the free tours offered at the Riksdagen, the Swedish parliament building. Still more beauty awaits at Riddarholmskyrkan, one of Stockholm’s oldest churches, dating from the 14th century. The history of the renowned Nobel Prize is the focus of the Nobel Museum, in the old Stock Exchange Building in the heart of Gamla Stan. Above all, just meander around this wonderful place and inhale the history.
Lovingly furnished with the founders’ collection of antiques, Collector’s Victory Hotel is right in the atmospheric heart of historic Gamla Stan. With a name taken from Lord Nelson’s most famous ship, Collector’s Victory Hotel celebrates its very own international eclectic style where oriental rugs and old oil paintings meet Scandinavian cool with nautical themes. Rooms are named after Swedish sea captains. Djuret and Flicken are the hotel’s atmospheric destination restaurants.
With the allure of the Gamla Stan waterfront at guests’ disposal, First Hotel Reisen’s historic exterior conceals calm, cool guest rooms with many highly distinctive design flourishes. Some of the delightful rooms and suites offer far-reaching sea views. Restaurant Reisen is the hotel’s waterfront eating establishment, offering a daily breakfast buffet to all guests and also open for traditional Swedish cuisine at both lunch and dinner. All of Gamla Stan’s many attractions are within easy strolling distance.
The Best Family Hotels in Stockholm
A delight from the moment you walk in. For family luxury on a budget and with a central location, Motel L is hard to beat. The cheerfully furnished and decorated family rooms have twin beds and a designer fold out bunk bed. Detailing is by the Swedish designer and illustrator Lisa Bengtsson. Thoughtful design is the key to the success of Motel L, with in-house restaurants and a relaxed welcome for all the family.
Your family’s Stockholm from home. Close to a stop on the city’s superbly efficient subway system for easy links to the centre of Stockholm and Gamla Stan, Sky Hotel Apartments is the ideal choice for families wanting to take advantage of the city’s fresh food markets and live as locals do, indulging in nearby cafes and restaurants. Apartments have neutral Scandinavian influenced decor and furnishings. All apartments have a kitchenette and can accommodate up to four people.
Perfect for all families who are travelling with two or three children, this intimate and friendly three star hotel is centrally located close to Stockholm Central Station with all of the city’s attractions in easy reach. Decor in the 62 rooms is cheerful, efficient and individual. Lilla Rådmannen’s Family Rooms can accommodate up to five people in cosy comfort. Triple rooms are also available. Breakfast is offered and there’s a wide choice of cafes and restaurants nearby.
The Best Cheap / Affordable Hotel in Stockholm
In hip Södermalm, the first floor of a historic 1905 building houses Swedish style no frills accommodation in just 17 rooms. Floors are stripped wood, guest furnishings are reclaimed vintage and primary colours contrast with sparkling white floors. Some rooms share bathrooms. A chandelier welcomes you to the spacious, friendly breakfast room where a daily Swedish buffet is served to all guests. The area’s on-trend cafes and bars await just outside the front door.