The guide to the best hotels in Stockholm
Updated 3 Nov 2020
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.
HaymarketHötorget 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.
Hotel DiplomatStrandvägen 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.
Ett HemSköldungagatan 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…
Sheraton HotelTegelbacken 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 HotelSveavägen 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 SignÖstra 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.
Nobis HotelNorrmalmstorg 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.
Grand HôtelSödra 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.
Downtown CamperBrunkebergstorg 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.
Berns HotelBerzelii 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.
Lydmar HotelSödra 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.
Bank HotelArsenalsgatan 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.
Story Hotel2 addresses
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.
Hotel JEllensviksvägen 1, Nacka
Between the city and the sea
With its nautical Newport vibes, Hotel J is perfect for anyone who wants to spend the night just outside the city. The hotel is right on the waterfront at Nacka strand, with views over the entrance to Stockholm harbour, and welcomes families, romantic couples and conference guests alike. Treat yourself to a visit to Restaurant J and Njuta Spa.
DjurönäsetSeregårdsvägen 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 HotelNils 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.
Hotel RivalMariatorget 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.
Hotel SkeppsholmenGröna 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 HotelVasaplan 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.
Villa KällhagenDjurgårdsbrunnsvägen 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 VintappareSven 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.