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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, Denmark’s Copenhagen oozes stylish, sophisticated charm – from the minimal-chic coffee shops and bakeries, to the hygge-channeling restaurants and folksy boutique shops and galleries. It does a smart line in hotels, too – whether you’re looking for a contemporary take on classic Scandi stylings, somewhere with more of a vintage feel, or a wallet-friendly crash pad. You’re sure to find something that suits you in our list of the city’s top hotels.

Steel House Copenhagen

4.2/5 (932 Reviews)
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Now from $62 per night

Who ever said that hostels can’t be luxurious? That’s the philosophy at Steel House, set on the Copenhagen Lakes just a few minutes from famous 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 that you’d hope for from a hotel, but at amazingly wallet-friendly prices. Don’t fancy classic dorm-style rooms? Hire a private double, with your own terrace overlooking the city.

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Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

4.5/5 (2147 Reviews)
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Now from $162 per night

Steps from Copenhagen’s harbour, this regal stone-fronted hotel gives you immediate access to all of the city’s waterside joys: the opera house, Amalie garden and Instagram-beloved Little Mermaid statue included. 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 itself. Restaurant SALT serves up European dishes with a local touch – think steak tartare with Himmerland cattle or gnocchi with wild garlic and North Sea cheese.

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Hotel Alexandra

4.3/5 (954 Reviews)
Hotel Alexandra
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Now from $133 per night

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 its 61 rooms. The hotel calls itself a bit of a ‘living museum’, and it feels this way 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

4.6/5 (1231 Reviews)
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Now from $92 per night

One of Copenhagen’s essential must-sees, the magical, historic Tivoli gardens are a riot of vintage fairground rides, restaurants and live-music concerts. And you can’t get much closer than the citizenM, set just a three-minute walk away from the entrance. The hotel’s interior is suitably whimsical too, 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 (206 Reviews)
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Now from $120 per night

Foodies will love this trendy Vesterbro place, owned by Copenhagen food collective Cofoco – comprised of a dozen cool city eateries, ranging from pizza spots to izakayas and seafood grills. Mind you there’s no need to head offsite; the Parisian vibe that runs 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 off 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 (922 Reviews)
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    Now from $141 per night

    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 completely 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 (952 Reviews)
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    Now from $121 per night

    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 fitness centre, laundry service and on-site parking make this a great bet for families or couples who are after classic luxury. Deep soaking baths and parquet flooring join exposed brick and blow-up black and white photographs to make for an on-point but timeless feel in bedrooms.

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    Manon Les Suites

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    Manon Les Suites is an eco-friendly hotel
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    A homey all-suite hotel, Manon Les Suites is part of the Guldsmeden Hotels brand. An organic oasis in the middle of Copenhagen, breakfast in bed never tasted or looked this good. Room decor includes modern canopy beds, white and brown brick walls, wooden floors topped with Persian carpets, organic toiletries and, for some, 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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