The guide to the best hotels in Stockholm
Updated 27 Feb 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Whether you are a tourist in Stockholm or inveterate local urbanite, a night at a hotel will do anyone good. Being a tourist in your own city is actually not as silly as it may sound. Take a weekend off to pamper yourself and a loved one at a great hotel in Stockholm. Why not relax at a spa, enjoy some wining and dining or shopping? Whilst you are at it - take the opportunity to better acquaint yourself with some of the sights. We have created this guide to the best hotels in Stockholm to help you decide where to stay.
Hötorget 13-15, Norrmalm/City
Updated Twenties glamour
Scandic's signature hotel has revived the Twenties glamour in the premises of the the former PUB department store on Hötorget. As well as some 400 hotel rooms (including several suites), the hotel includes a restaurant, bar and café as well as function rooms, a small cinema and gym. Its city centre location is hard to beat; everything you need is just outside the front door.
Strandvägen 7c, Östermalm
Central location with beautiful harbour views
With its prestigious address and scenic views, the reason as to why Hotel Diplomat is one of the city’s best is pretty self-explanatory. The elegant Art Nouveau interior is enhanced through carefully curated collection of fine art. The hotel’s popular restaurant T/Bar is the ultimate place for people watching and is frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Sköldungagatan 2, Östermalm
The home of rock stars and businessmen alike
Ett Hem offers perhaps the most exclusive and intimate hotel experience in Stockholm – hence the name: A Home. This redesigned early-1900’s townhouse with its twelve beautifully decorated rooms is complete with a library, gym and courtyard garden with an orangery. Guests are made to feel like family members so the worst part is that you will never want to leave…
Tegelbacken 6, Norrmalm/City
Classic waterfront luxury
Sheraton Hotel is located opposite the Town Hall upon one of the city’s lesser known waterfronts. With its dedication to quality and service, the hotel’s 500 ultramodern rooms, spread out over eight floors, are among the largest in town. Choose between a room overlooking Stockholm’s inlet or courtyard views. The restaurant, ThreeSixty, serves an international cuisine. The conference floor has capacity for over 600 people.
Miss Clara Hotel
Sveavägen 48, Norrmalm/City
One of the city's most stylish hotels
This urban boutique hotel has 93 rooms in the heart of the city, designed by celebrated architect Gert Wingårdh. Perfect for romantic couples and business travellers looking to stay centrally and stylishly, close to all Stockholm's main cultural hotspots. As well as a restaurant and bar, the hotel has a sauna, gym and various function rooms.
Clarion Hotel Sign
Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, Norrmalm/City
Norra Bantorget has received a modern reworking, partially thanks to Clarion Hotel. In addition to the well-designed rooms with Dux beds, flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, there is also a cool sky-bar. Enjoy the panoramic views at the renowned Selma rooftop spa with its heated pool, sauna and fitness centre. Do not miss the critically acclaimed restaurant, Kitchen & Table.
Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Norrmalm/City
Contemporary luxury hotel
Choose this contemporary 5-star boutique hotel for its pared-back elegance. Expect the typical luxury hotel offerings such as 24/7 services, prestigious address and lavish interior. Its critically acclaimed restaurants and glamorous bar further enhance the lively atmosphere.
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Norrmalm/City
A contemporary classic
Grand Hotel is a real gem. Despite its prestigious history and address, Grand Hotel fuses tradition with timeless elegance for a distinctly modern approach. Its renowned restaurant Matbaren is well worth a visit and has received two Michelin stars.
Brunkebergstorg 9, Norrmalm/City
Innovative hotel concept
The urban jungle meets the wilderness at this hip design hotel in the heart of central Stockholm. Wellbeing is a top priority and you'll find The Nest, a wellness centre and cocktail lounge, on the top floor of the hotel, while the ground floor restaurant has a campfire feel. The hotel's "lifestyle concierge" can help you find interesting activities during your stay.
Berzelii Park, Norrmalm/City
Renowned boutique hotel
Berns Hotel is located in Berzelii park, in close proximity to Stureplan’s nightlife, with a large selection of restaurants, shops and boutiques just around the corner. The historic hotel also has its own restaurants and nighclubs. Hotel rooms are individually decorated in boutique style with classic Svenskt Tenn details.
Peter Myndes backe 5, Södermalm
Delightful boutique hotel
This family-owned hotel next to Slussen opened in 2019. Housed in a historic 17th century building, original details have been combined with modern design elements and creature comforts. Frantz has its own restaurant and bar and is perfect for a luxurious staycation or a base from which to explore Stockholm.
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Norrmalm/City
Intimate yet unique
Lydmar Hotel's intimate and familiar decor enables guests to feel very much at home. All rooms are unique, accompanied by a small lounge area on each floor. The living room-style restaurant adorned with photo art and comfortable sofas is relaxed and unpretentious.
Arsenalsgatan 6, Norrmalm/City
Destination bar and restaurant
This exclusive boutique hotel from the Stureplan group is housed in a magnificent former bank building. A glamorous meeting place, whether you're treating yourself to a staycation or visiting the city, or just dropping by for something to eat or a cocktail. The hotel's restaurant and elegant bars are destinations in themselves and have become popular hangouts for style-conscious Stockholmers.
On-trend boutique-hotel vibes
Story Hotel is a boho-chic boutique-style hotel designed for modern business and leisure travellers who prefer Wi-Fi, organic sheets and self check-in, as opposed to the traditional hotel experience. Expect smart functionality combined with contemporary downtown NYC aesthetics. Choose between a central city location and suburban tranquility with a short commute.
Gävlegatan 18, Vasastan
Design hotel with a creative streak
The Nobis group's design hotel Blique is on the outskirts of Vasastan and boasts impressive views from its rooftop restaurant Arc. The bedrooms were designed by Wingårdhs architects and the entire hotel oozes creativity, with regular in-house art exhibitions and live music.
Seregårdsvägen 1, Djurhamn, The Archipelago/Värmdö
The ultimate city-escape
Djurönäset is located just 45-minutes away by car from the city. Soak up the beautiful nautical-inspired environment and make the most out of the amenities offered. The renovated rooms pay homage to sleek Scandinavian minimalism through the use of wood and granite. The hotel’s dedication to the environment and sustainable practices is emphasised through its multiple eco-certifications.
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Nils Ericsons Plan 4, Norrmalm/City
Smack in the middle of the city
This ultramodern hotel is located in close proximity to public transportation, shopping and restaurants. Renowned for its large event and conference facilities, impeccable service and high-quality rooms. The hotel won "TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice" in 2013.
Sveavägen 44, Norrmalm/City
This underground hotel next to the popular Urban Deli restaurant and bar on Sveavägen opened in 2015 and it's perfect for business travellers, couples and families alike. "Lean Luxury" is the name of the game here - smart, comfortable and modern and perfectly positioned for shopping, transportation and going out.
Mariatorget 3, Södermalm
Art Deco style
Hotel Rival is a modern boutique hotel on bustling Mariatorget in Södermalm owned by Benny Andersson from ABBA. Housed in a 1930s cinema building, art-deco influences are apparent throughout the hotel, with red velvet trimmings and shiny brass detailing. The Rival Bar & Bistro is a popular watering hole and the stage plays host to shows and concerts.
Gröna Gången 1, City
A city oasis
Hotel Skeppsholmen is the product of an architectural revamping of a historic building from 1699. A gorgeous oasis where the emphasis is on food, design, music and fashion. There's great attention to detail and nothing has been left to chance. Don't miss the hotel's restaurant, Långa Raden.
Nordic Light Hotel
Vasaplan 7, Norrmalm/City
Graphic photo art
Nordic Light Hotel has a clear niche and the city's influence on the decor is apparent - graphic photomurals depicting the cityscape adorn the walls. The rooms are small yet functional in keeping with the overall aesthetic. The hotel’s bar is a close-to-home alternative to The Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi.
Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 10, Djurgården/Gärdet
An inner-city country respite
Escape the bustling city and opt for peaceful tranquillity only moments away from Strandvägen by foot or boat. The decor is influenced by nature and the seasons, blending timeless elegance with modern sustainability practices. With ample conference facilities and a charming restaurant, the hotel caters to leisure and business travellers alike.
Hotel Sven Vintappare
Sven Vintappares Gränd 3 , Old Town
The charming Hotel Sven Vintappare is tucked away in one of Gamla Stan’s characteristic alleyways - complete with creaking stairs, romantic nooks and cosy atmosphere. Ambiance is key and the light open-plan rooms are adorned with ornate details to balance the rustic charm. The staff is friendly and breakfast is included.