Whether you are heading to Sweden for a weekend break or a month-long tour, we think we have found the best hotels in Sweden to help get your holiday off to a flying start. There is something for everyone, from an architectural wonder to a concept music hotel. Take a look at our top hotels and see which one piques your interest.
Our Guide to the Best Hotels in Stockholm
Designed by a world-famous architect, the Blique by Nobis knows a thing or two about style.
The Blique by Nobis is a contemporary hotel situated inside the building that was designed by the infamous Sigurd Lewerentz in 1930. Taking this vital piece of history, the Blique has used it as a base for their contemporary and visionary interiors throughout. Everything from the bedding to the font used on the hotel’s signage is representative of Lewerentz work.
The hotel is not just a homage to the iconic architect but is also a haven for those seeking peace and tranquillity. The rooftop restaurant serves pan-Asian dishes while the Origio bar has a more urban vibe.
“We were lucky enough to stay on a night when the DJ was playing in the bar, it was a great atmosphere.”
Combining luxury and prestige, the Bank Hotel is a cut above the rest.
Grandly standing on the waterfront of Stockholm, the Bank Hotel is one of the landmark buildings in the city. Offering a small selection of rooms, the design scheme is neutral tones blended with art-deco flourishes.
The imposing red carpeted entrance is a welcome sight as you escape from the busyness of the streets to the demure space of the Bank Hotel. With a handful of restaurants and bars to choose from inside the hotel, you’ll be spoilt for choice come dinner time.
“The hotel was a great place to recharge and reset before heading back out to sample the liveliness of Stockholm.”
The Hotel Skeppsholmen is run with military precision.
Staying in a former Royal Marine barrack is a world away from what people expect from luxury accommodation, but in the case of Hotel Skeppsholmen, these barracks have been sympathetically restored to a now modernist luxurious setting.
Larger than some of the other hotels on our list, the hotel has tennis courts, a jogging track, an on site Swedish restaurant and a typically Swedish interior. Overall, a great stay for those looking for more than just a room.
“I loved looking out over the water whilst drinking my morning coffee, bliss.”
Centrally based with an elegant air, the Hotel Diplomat is an exclusive spot for travellers.
The Hotel Diplomat is situated just across the water whilst still being perfectly positioned for exploring the city further. The interiors are light and airy, focusing on simple colours and pastel tones. At Hotel Diplomat they really do let the elegance speak for itself.
As well as beautifully designed rooms, you’ll also find a spa, pools, beauty treatments and hair salon. They often have retreats and art events scheduled so be sure to check their availability for those.
“The staff were fantastic and really took the time to talk to us about our day and what we have been up to. They even had some insider tips for us.”
Since its conception in 1912, the Strand Hotel Stockholm has stood prominently in the heart of the city.
The Strand Hotel Stockholm knows exactly the high standards people have when they enter through their doors, and they certainly don’t disappoint. A lobby filled with traditional features and natural materials such as leather, wood and stone make for an awe inspiring entry, while the rooms are delicately designed to be light and airy as well as comfortable.
The concierge service is top class, and the fitness centre will help you work off all the Swedish delicacies you’ve tasted in the nearby cafes and restaurants.
“I felt very special staying here. Just stepping into this magnificent building made me feel like a part of royalty.”
This modern hotel is on one of Stockholm’s hottest streets in town.
The Hotel Birger Jarl is a welcoming and nurturing environment where no request is too big or too small. Going that little further is one of their key values and can be seen in both their attention to detail with the interiors and in their high level of customer service. The styling of the hotel is light and airy but with a playful feel and the hotel bar is a frequent haunt of locals and travellers alike.
“We stayed longer than most guests (1 month) and the staff were more than accommodating with us.”
A boutique hotel that holds its own in a city of big hitters.
While the Hotel Ruth is small in style, it is by no means small in impact. The vibe of this hotel is liveliness and fun. This comes through in the interiors and in the facilities that encourage locals and guests to share their evenings with one another in the hotel bar. A suggestion from us; try the crepes and galettes in the neighbouring creperie, you will not be disappointed.
“We stayed here as it was ideally located for everything we wanted to see in Stockholm. I’d highly recommend it to my friends and family.”
A newly opened hotel which has made an impact in the city.
The Hotel Tapetfabriken (which translates to the wallpaper factory) has taken its old heritage as an industrial building and infused that throughout the interiors of this opulent and stunning hotel. Since 1906 this building has been producing exquisite wall coverings and now, they adorn the walls of the rooms and suites within the hotel.
As well as beautifully crafted rooms, you’ll also find gym, sauna and a hotel bar. Nearby you’ll find a plethora of art galleries and theatres to sample the cultural delights of the city.
“I loved seeing all the different wallpapers that had been produced here years and years ago.”
A family-owned hotel that is a boutique wonder.
Hotel Franz is named after the master tailor Frantz Bock, who was renowned in the 1600s for dressing himself and his clients with all the flamboyance that was expected in Stockholm at the time. A fashionista and a true character, his creativity has influenced the interiors of the hotel itself centuries later to create a playful yet luxurious setting.
Quirky ornaments, contrasting colours and daring furniture choices sit in each room as well as infusing the restaurant too.
“Our quirky room was so much fun, but still really comfortable.”
Situated in an up and coming area of Stockholm, the Elite Hotel Carolina Tower is one to watch.
The Elite Hotel Carolina Tower is a brand new hotel that stands proudly next to the Karolinska Institute and has everything you could want from a hotel. With over 200 elegantly designed rooms, it also houses a sky gym, relaxation area, restaurant and outdoor dining. The hotel itself is in one of the fastest growing areas in Stockholm and is set to be a very popular spot moving forward, so book quick!
“I really enjoyed eating in the restaurant and watching the nightlife of Stockholm pass by.”
Pack away your glamping gear for this year and head to the Downtown Camper instead.
In the up and coming area of Downtown Stockholm lies a bohemian, creative hotel called the Downtown Camper. Infused with joy, wellness and curiosity, this hotel puts a luxury spin on down to earth hospitality. With a range of rooms from small singles to larger interconnecting rooms with communal spaces, you can enjoy time exploring the city or enjoy the hotels activities such as yoga or an inspirational lecture.
“Such an immersive experience of absorbing the culture of the area whilst working on myself through yoga classes.”
The Hotel Kungsträdgården has managed o combine a classily Swedish welcome with an international feel.
The Hotel Kungsträdgården stands proudly as one of the most historical architectural buildings in Stockholm and treats every one of its guests with all of the grandeur as that of the guests of yesteryear.
Tailoring each room to suit the exacting needs of its guests, the hotel also has a Champagne bar, lunge area and French restaurant for guests to enjoy at their leisure. The customer service surpasses all expectations here and the location is perfect for exploring the city.
“We loved eating in the Brasserie Makalos, especially listening to the French music!”
Adjacent to the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is perfectly located for a waterside view.
Don’t let the stunning view across the water fool you, the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is as beautiful inside as it is out. Transferring that tranquil water aesthetic throughout the lobbies and rooms, you’ll find many accents of blues and natural materials such as woods and natural fibres.
The hotel itself has a lobby bar for cocktails after a hard day’s sightseeing and the RBG Bar and Grill Restaurant for those looking for a gastronomic pick me up.
“After a busy day exploring, it was great to be able to put my feet up with a cocktail… or three.”
A unique and creative environment, Miss Clara is a stay you won’t forget.
Designed by world famous architect Gert Wingardh, the Miss Clara Hotel, formerly an all-girls school, has been transformed into a playful and lively space.
Accentuating the period features of the building, the new modern interiors sit well within the rooms and lobbies. Named after the characterful headmistress Miss Clara, the intention of this hotel is much more of a party, energy filled space which should invoke joy in every guest.
“Our room was lovely but our meals in the restaurant were just… chefs kiss!”
Let the nightlife of Stockholm come to you in the Backstage Hotel Stockholm.
Borne out of a desire to bring the music scene to every visitor of Stockholm, the brand new Hotel Backstage combines local flavour, culture and music and presents it to each one of its visitors.
Taking the boldness and vibrancy of the area, you’ll find lots of events on at the Backstage’ s partnering venues such as Pop Story, Hasselbacken and Cirkus Arena. Peckish? Have a bite in the unapologetic Konsthallen restaurant.
“Love, love, LOVE this hotel! It’s the perfect base for travelling with friends.”
The Hotel Esplanade is a 4 star home away from home.
Located on the Strandvagen boulevard, the Hotel Esplanade is perfectly situated for those wanting to sample the culture and heritage of Stockholm. With nearby attractions, exclusive shops and cafes just a short walk from the hotel, you can spend the day exploring before heading back to your hotel to relax and unwind. In the hotel itself you’ll find 2 cocktail lounges, both of which are styled beautifully with rich tones and opulent furnishings.
The rooms are traditionally Swedish and combine the light tones with darker woods whilst framing a stunning view across the waterfront.
“We spent the day on a cruise that had been organised by the hotel. We saw parts of Stockholm that we would never have seen on foot.”
If you are looking for a retreat in the heart of Stockholm that oozes style and modernity, then the Ett Hem is perfect for you!
This beautiful period building has been carefully renovated to retain its classic features while adding some new ones such as a wellness centre, a bar and a library, all decorated with a modern/heritage twist. Soak in the buildings' design elements from the comfort of the converted courtyard, or hop on a bike and cycle down the nearby streets for even more examples of this stunning style of architecture.
“An absolute treasure nestled right in the heart of Stockholm.”
Waterfront views? Check. Neighbours to royalty? Check. One of the most luxuriously designed and decorated buildings in Stockholm? Check!
The Grand Hotel has it all! Celebrities, millionaires, the world’s elite – all of them have stayed in the Grand Hotel Stockholm, and we can see why! This beautiful building is absolutely breath-taking and with the original features being accentuated throughout its interior design, this hotel really does scream luxury! Offering a Nordic spa, indoor pool and a Michelin Starred restaurant, you’ll barely have time to take in all the sights around you.
“Waking up to a view of the Royal Palace? Now that’s what I call an exclusive experience!”
Situated in the Norrmalmstorg Square, the Nobis Hotel is spread over two 19th century buildings. These grand spectacles of design are not only beautiful in themselves but also have the most fantastic interiors. Set close to Stockholm’s shopping and theatre districts, there is plenty to do nearby. Not that you would want to leave!
“We wanted somewhere beautiful where we could relax after a long day of shopping.”
If you are looking for a hotel that fits with your boho vibe, then Hobo is exactly what you need.
Not only does this hotel provide a stunning location with uber modern interiors, but its ethos is to provide those with allergies or additional requirements a space that is inviting and welcoming. Offering a variety of dietary specific meals, allergy free rooms and a rooftop view, this is the perfect getaway for those who normally struggle to find hotels that cater for them.
“Hobo is, by far, one of the hippest hotels in Stockholm.”
Now, if you are looking for the perfect backdrop to your getaway pictures, then the interiors at At Six are perfect for you.
Basing its design scheme on the cultural elite that used to adorn its halls in the 19th century, a modern twist has brought this building back to full glory. Focusing on fine dining, beautiful rooms and contemporary art, At Six is the perfect retreat in Stockholm for the more cultured traveller.
“The interiors are just divine. I wish my house had as much style!”
It’s clear that the interior of the Lydmar Hotel has been painstakingly curated, from the hue of the walls to the accents in the accessories.
Each item in a room adds to the overall scheme, and this makes for a truly wonderful place to stay. Situated right by the sea, this period building still retains many of its features and celebrates them in each room. The hotel restaurant specialises in European cuisine, particularly seafood, and the view from the in house bar is second to none. A great design hotel in Sweden.
“It was wonderful to be able to open our curtains and watch the boats sail by each morning.”
This quirky hotel is a great take on modern luxury while keeping a level of creativity and fun. This unsuspecting building houses some wonderfully playful rooms in the centre of Stockholm. With a bistro and fitness centre on site, there is plenty to do here. Being very close to the centre of the city, this hotel really is a great haven away from the hustle and bustle of it all.
“The Sparrow Hotel feels like it’s the beating heart of Stockholm.”
The Story Hotel in Riddargatan has creativity at every turn. Walls covered in artwork, individual pieces of bespoke furniture and fun elements within the design scheme are all added quirks in the Story Hotel that people just can’t get enough of. Small but perfectly formed, this hotel is a brilliant landing pad for those wanting to explore the culture around them whilst having a safe haven to come back to.
“The perfect retreat for the creative and culture gang.”
The Best Hotels in Stockholm: Conclusion
So, whether it’s a whistlestop tour or a slow sojourn across Sweden, we have found the top places to stay and the best hotels in Stockholm. Safe travels!
Last Updated on February 12, 2024 by Editorial Team
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