The Best Hotels in Copenhagen

The Ascot Hotel is a great bet for families or couples looking for classic luxury
The Ascot Hotel is a great bet for families or couples looking for classic luxury | Courtesy of Ascot Hotel / Expedia

When it comes to cool capitals, Copenhagen oozes stylish, sophisticated charm, from the minimal-chic coffee shops and bakeries to the hygge-channelling restaurants and folksy boutique shops and galleries. It does a smart line in hotels, too, whether you’re looking for Scandi styling, a vintage feel or a wallet-friendly crash pad. You’re sure to find something that suits you in our list of the best hotels in the Danish capital – and they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.

Steel House Copenhagen

4.2/5 (1037 Reviews)
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Who said hostels can’t be luxurious? That’s the philosophy at Steel House, set on the Copenhagen Lakes just a few minutes from the Tivoli gardens and the central railway station. With a gym, pool and café – not to mention games room, cinema and bike hire – it has all the amenities you’d hope for from a hotel, but at wallet-friendly prices. Don’t fancy dorm-style rooms? Hire a private double, with your own terrace overlooking the city.

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Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

4.5/5 (2222 Reviews)
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Steps from Copenhagen harbour, this regal stone-fronted hotel gives you immediate access to all of the waterside joys of the city, including the opera house, Amalie Garden and Instagram-beloved Little Mermaid statue. The contemporary rooms, with their beamed ceilings and neutral tones, bring Scandi style to business travellers and holidaymakers alike – and some have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbour. Restaurant SALT serves up European dishes with a local touch – think steak tartare with Himmerland beef or gnocchi with wild garlic and North Sea cheese.

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Hotel Alexandra

4.3/5 (986 Reviews)
Hotel Alexandra
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Vintage design geeks, look no further – Hotel Alexandra has spent the last two decades sourcing a top-notch collection of mid-century Danish furniture, and has put each unique piece to work in the 61 rooms. The hotel calls itself a living museum, and it’s a description that works, from the fabulously styled lobby – furnished with books and an eye-catching rainbow glove cabinet – to suites stuffed with masterpieces by Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen and Hans Olsen.

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citizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen

Budget Hotel
4.6/5 (1219 Reviews)
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You can’t get much closer to the Tivoli Gardens – a riot of vintage fairground rides, restaurants and live-music concerts – than citizenM, set just a three-minute walk from the entrance. The hotel interior is suitably whimsical, with bright splashes of colour, funky art pieces and a big open bar and restaurant area for socialising. Cleverly designed compact rooms, for couples or business travellers, maximise storage with drawers under the bed.

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Coco Hotel

4.3/5 (200 Reviews)
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Foodies will love this trendy Vesterbro place, owned by Copenhagen Food Collective (Cofoco), which owns and operates a dozen cool city eateries, from pizza spots to izakayas and seafood grills. Mind you, there’s no need to head off site to eat; the Parisian vibe that runs all the way from the lobby through to the rooms (ranging from cute singles to spacious suites sleeping four) extends as far as the lovely café. Start your day with a flaky croissant and espresso, or pop by mid-afternoon for a glass of natural wine.

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  • Hotel Skt Petri

    4.5/5 (986 Reviews)
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    Calling all shopping addicts – book into stylish Skt Petri, and you’ll have the chance to sleep in a former department store. Soaring lobby ceilings and sleek terrazzo tiling hint at its former life; otherwise, it’s been transformed to include a chic restaurant (perfect for people watching), greenery-cloaked bar and elegant, moody bedrooms with opulent fabrics and textured walls. Start your day with a stroll around the pretty pond at nearby Ørsteds Park.

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    Ascot Hotel

    4.2/5 (878 Reviews)
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    Copenhagen is best seen the local way – by bike – and when you stay at this hotel near Tivoli you can hire a set of wheels to get touring. Other comforts such as a fitness centre, laundry service and on-site parking make this a great bet for families or couples looking for classic luxury. Deep soaking baths and parquet flooring join exposed brick and black-and-white photographs to make for an on-point but timeless feel in the bedrooms.

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    Manon Les Suites

    Boutique Hotel
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    Manon Les Suites is an eco-friendly hotel
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    A homely all-suite hotel, Manon Les Suites is part of the Guldsmeden Hotels brand. An organic oasis in the middle of Copenhagen. Room décor includes modern canopy beds, white-and-brown brick walls, wooden floors topped with Persian carpets, organic toiletries and, in some rooms, lantern-lit balconies. Your stay at this hotel will be all about comfort, which is why they even encourage you to pad down in your pyjamas to grab a coffee for breakfast.

    This article is an updated version of a story created by Ellen Von Weigand and Irene Chirita.

    These recommendations were updated on May 6, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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