The Best Hotels In Stockholm, Sweden

The high quality of life in Stockholm is matched only by the standard of its hotels
The high quality of life in Stockholm is matched only by the standard of its hotels | © Ivan Vdovin / Alamy Stock Photo
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7 January 2021

Sweden’s capital city Stockholm has much to offer – stunning sights, gastronomic delights and, best of all, a laid-back lifestyle. The high quality of life in Stockholm is mirrored in the satisfaction of its residents and stylish hotels. With dozens of canals and waterways, you can see why it is often called the Venice of the North. Walk or cycle your way around this city of lagoons – and don’t forget to stop for fika (the Swedish tradition of afternoon coffee and cake with friends). Read on to discover the best hotels in Stockholm.

Hotel Rival

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.7/5 (982 Reviews)
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Owned by ABBA’s Benny Andersson, Hotel Rival is housed in a former cinema. The hotel’s interiors are fashioned in a trendy art deco style, with iconic movie stills, Polaroids, and a bold-but-unobtrusive colour palette. With large, comfortable rooms looking out over Stockholm’s rooftops in the trendy district of Södermalm, Rival is classy and contemporary. It’s a popular choice for those who wish to stay at a boutique hotel.
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Ett Hem

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
4.9/5 (30 Reviews)
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Ett Hem, meaning ‘a home’ in Swedish, lives up to its name. It’s a 1910 arts and crafts townhouse redesigned by the owner, Jeanette Mix, and interior designer Ilse Crawford. With plush, comfortable furnishings and eclectic decor, Ett Hem is the very picture of Swedish hospitality. The atmosphere is welcoming and casual; you’re invited to have your meal where you please, take the dog for a walk, and make yourself fully at home.
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Story Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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Defining urban chic in a bohemian, casual manner is the Story Hotel, one of Stockholm’s coolest pads, conveniently located right off a stylish shopping street. With doors as headboards, efficient self check-in systems and rooms that feel remarkably cosy given the concrete walls, this hotel offers a number of unusual design surprises. The room price includes a breakfast buffet, served in the beautiful restaurant.

Grand Hotel

Hotel
4.7/5 (981 Reviews)
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The grandest and the most central of all hotels in Stockholm, the magnificent Grand Hotel lives up to its name. Just a few minutes’ walk away from various museums and Gamla Stan, the rooms here offer some of the finest city views. It has a luxurious appeal, showcasing opulent rooms, such as the Hall of Mirrors, and even an ornate lunch room. The Michelin-starred restaurants serve gastronomic delights, courtesy of the famous Swedish chef Mathias Dahlgren. For ultimate luxury, choose the Princess Lilian Suite, which includes a library and private cinema!
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Haymarket by Scandic

Chain Hotel
4.3/5 (2298 Reviews)
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This elegant hotel celebrates 1920s style in a 21st-century way. Once the grand PUB department store, which took its name from its founder, Paul Urbanus Bergström, it is now 401 rooms of luxury. Sat overlooking Haymarket Square, opposite Stockholm’s Concert Hall and within easy access of Gamla Stan and the Royal Palace, it’s the perfect spot to explore from.
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Bank Hotel

Boutique Hotel
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Set in one of Stockholm’s most prestigious addresses and spread over seven floors, the Bank Hotel overlooks Stockholm’s striking waterfront. Glass ceilings, wood panelling and marble floors are mixed with contemporary art, luxurious soft furnishings and a welcoming relaxed atmosphere. The city views from the rooftop terrace are spectacular, whatever the time of year.

At Six

Independent Hotel
4.7/5 (1766 Reviews)
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A firm favourite with travel bloggers and sophisticated explorers everywhere, At Six greets its guests with a giant marble sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. From there, the former bank building, just off Stockholm’s main shopping street, treats its guests to a restaurant, bistro, two bars and a rooftop park, before heading on to the dramatic 343 monochrome rooms and suites beyond.
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Hotel Kungsträdgården – The Kings Garden Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
4.7/5 (589 Reviews)
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Built in the early 18th century, this family-run hotel has been lovingly renovated in keeping with its grand past. Named after the historic Kungsträdgården just outside its doors, the hotel is perfectly located for a day of sightseeing and shopping, as well as a night at the Royal Swedish Opera, before returning to your room decorated in classic Gustavian style.
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  • The Winery Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
    4.5/5 (1018 Reviews)
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    At this urban winery and boutique hotel, you can relax in comfort with water views from every bedroom and enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool. You can also follow the winemaking process from barrel to bottle. With its industrial lighting, polished concrete floors and bare brick walls, the interior is more downtown New York than the Tuscan hills.
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    Stallmästaregården Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
    4.5/5 (990 Reviews)
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    Central, yet remote, the Stallmästaregården Hotel sits on Brunnsviken lake, in the Royal National City Park, and has easy access to the city’s restaurants, shops and attractions. Its incredible views have been enjoyed since the 1600s. Now the original painted murals, wooden beams and glistening chandeliers sit alongside soft beds, contemporary lighting and cosy velvet sofas.
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    Hobo Hotel

    Boutique Hotel
    4.4/5 (978 Reviews)
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    Just minutes from Stockholm’s fashionable Brunkebergstorg, the Hobo is an easy-going and inviting hotel. Packed with designer furniture, quirky lighting and lush plants, it has fast become a popular place to stay. Each room has a peg board to hang clothes and a handy city map, plus a digital concierge – you simply text them if you need anything.
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    City Backpackers Hostel

    Hostel
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    Just a 500m walk from both the central railway station and bus terminal, the City Backpackers Hostel is in a safe and quiet location for budget travellers. Offering shared, mixed dorm rooms, private rooms and apartments for up to eight guests. If you’re travelling alone, as a couple or with a group of friends, you’ll enjoy a fun-filled stay here.

    Additional reporting by Pratyusha Prakash

    These recommendations were updated on January 7, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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