Booking accommodations in Copenhagen can be confusing as hell. There seems to be little rhyme or reason to per night prices in respect to the quality of the lodging. And don’t even bother seeking out a luxury experience unless your pockets are built for the moment. Copenhagen hotel rooms are usually petite to phrase it nicely. Bathrooms underwhelm. And there’s something uncomfortably sterile about many spots.
But there are gems. In my 12 plus trips visiting the city, I’ve found these hotels are the best hotels in Copehagen.
This is my favorite hotel in Scandinavia right now (Sorry, Grand Hotel Stockholm). While not quite as prestigious as Sweden’s “Hotel of the World”, SP34 is all glamorous bang for your buck. A millennial’s wet dream, the house provides free wine (daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), organic breakfast buffet, a private cinema, library, 10 kroner ($1.50) coffee and two restaurants for dining. Furnished with that intensely cozy Scandinavian design, rooms come with WiFi, televisions and lighting. (Prices $97+)
Manon les Suites
Manon les Suites is centered around a tropical pool, has a boxing ring in its fitness center and looks like it’s centered inside a greenhouse . This is a sustainable hotel with a sauna and steam room for the post boxing workout, and a rooftop terrace for the four months a year it’s not 40-degrees outside. Manon les Suites is located near some of the city’s main attractions and is a great option for someone looking for a more Ko Phi Phi stay in a Scandinavian country. (Prices $220+)
Imagine the boost to your Instagram game after posting flicks from Denmark’s first floating hotel. Hotel CPHLiving is a family owned business “located at the quay” in Copenhagen’s city center (writer Googles quay). The ship likely has more passport stamps than some of your friends. Built in Germany, it was towed to Poland and Estonia where the rooms were completed before heading to Denmark. The hotel doesn’t pack quite as many amenities as the other hotels on this list, but it’s a friggin’ floating hotel! All rooms come equipped with the basic shiz: TV, WiFi access, heated floors, and a hair dryer. They also all have panoramic views facing the harbor and city center, which basically equates to strong selfies for the gram. (Prices $225+)
71 Nyhavn Hotel
This warehouse turned hotel has been hosting visitors since 1971. Even more impressive is that the warehouse first opened in 1805 making your potential accommodations over two hundred years old. History aside, what makes this hotel worth your dollars is its historic art collection and prime location. 71 Nyhavn Hotel houses paintings by Asger Jorn, Jens Jørgen Thorsen, Bjørn Bjørnholt and Karel Appel, one of the greatest danish painters of all time. The hotel is located in arguably the most picturesque place in all of Denmark, Nyhavn. The postcards of Copenhagen highlighting colorful homes lining a canal full of sailing ships is Nyhavn. Rooms also include wooden beams older than you, so get your Peter Pan on and check it out. (Prices $225+)