Originally a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen is now the capital of one of the happiest countries on the planet, Denmark. With Denmark being the birthplace of several world-famous architects, including the likes of Bjarke Ingels and Kim and Jorn Utzon, and furniture designers like Georg Jensen, Borge Mogensen, and Arne Jacobson, there’s no surprise that Copenhagen hotels are a popular choice amongst today’s travelers – here’s a list of the top 25.
© Copenhagen Island
This wonderfully sleek and ultra-modern hotel was designed by popular Danish architect Kim Utzon, the son of Jorn Utzon, the architect who famously designed the Sydney Opera House. The entrance to the hotel is unique, with a covered bridge leading to a steel-framed door. The building itself is constructed mostly of steel and glass, offering guests stunning views of the harbor. The rooms have a nautical theme with white headboards shaped like sails, navy blue carpets, turquoise comforters, and sand-colored window shades. Hotel amenities include a fitness center that overlooks the harbor, a large business center, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Kalvebod Brygge 53, 1560 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-38-96-00
2.Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Copenhagen
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The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Copenhagen hotel is a towering, gray, modern hotel located in Islands Brygge – a harbor front area. Downtown Copenhagen is about a 20-minute walk from the hotel. It’s about the same amount of time by metro to many of Copenhagen’s other attractions. From its higher floors the hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Stadsgraven canal and the city. Rooms have carpet, large floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, contemporary leather armchairs, and work stations. Other hotel amenities include two bars, three restaurants, a business center, and a fitness center. This hotel is host to Copenhagen’s only casino.
Amager Boulevard 70, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-96-50-00
3.A&O Copenhagen Norrebro
© A&O Copenhagen Norrebro
Visitors to Copenhagen will appreciate A&O Copenhagen Norrebro’s close proximity to so many attractions. Not far from the hotel is Stroget, otherwise known as Copenhagen’s aorta. It is one of Europe’s biggest and busiest pedestrian streets, with an array of shops, street entertainers, and restaurants. Also nearby are Tivoli Gardens, a pleasure garden and amusement park located in the country’s capital. It also happens to be the world’s second-oldest amusement park still in operation. Patrons will enjoy how new everything is at the hotel, with it just being built in 2017. Each room comes equipped with a shower, hairdryer, and fresh linen towels.
Tagensvej 135 -137, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-32-72-53-20
© Absalon Hotel
Patrons will find this classic yet modern hotel located in Copenhagen’s trendy and vibrant neighborhood of Vesterbro. Founded in 1938, the hotel started with a humble 11 rooms. In May they re-opened the hotel, now completely renovated with 161 rooms and suites. Nearby is the relaxed yet lively neighborhood of Istedgade, where visitors will have the chance to explore old taverns, vintage fashion boutiques, and restaurants. Right around the corner is Halmtorvet, a public square lined with trendy cafes, and a great place for brunch. Complimentary high-speed internet, a breakfast buffet, bike rentals, and a multi-lingual staff make Absalon Hotel an easy choice.
Helgolandsgade 15, 1653 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-31-43-44
5.AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen
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Beautiful boutique rooms and unique architecture make AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen an extremely stylish lodging option for both leisure and business travelers alike. The spacious rooms feature stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and opulent furnishings. Hotel amenities include a pool, a gym, complimentary Wi-Fi, a four-star spa, a business center, the Bella Center for events, BM Restaurant, and Restaurant Basalt. Visitors can start the day with a warm cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast at the hotel before heading out to explore some of Copenhagen’s historical sites and attractions, like the Copenhagen Zoo, the Royal Theatre, Christiansborg Palace, and Amalienborg.
Center Boulevard 5, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-32-47-30-00
© Ascot Hotel
The four-star Ascot Hotel is centrally located in Copenhagen at about a 5-minute walk from the central railway station and Tivoli Gardens. The grand red-bricked hotel has a modest entrance that leads to a lobby quite oppositely filled with opulent features like marble flooring, copper fixtures, mahogany wood, and coffered ceilings. The hotel offers accommodations that range from single rooms all the way up to penthouse suites. All rooms feature classic and Danish designed furniture, private tubs or showers, flat-screen TVs, cable with international channels, and complimentary wireless internet. Travelers will appreciate the unparalleled service and convenient location this hotel provides.
Studiestraede 61, 1554 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-12-60-00
© Cabinn City
This 21st century modernist designed hotel comes equipped with 352 rooms. Located in the center of Copenhagen’s beating heart, guests will enjoy Cabinn City’s close proximity to a variety of attractions. Tivoli Gardens, bustling Stroget, and Town Hall Square are all within walking distance of the property. Cabinn City’s tan-bricked building comes equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, a reception desk open 24 hours of the day, paid parking beneath the hotel, and a breakfast café. Every room features additional amenities, providing extra comfort like an electric kettle with coffee and tea, a private bathroom and shower, a TV, and a telephone.
Mitchellsgade 14, 1568 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-46-16-16
© Cabinn Metro
This ultra-modern, almost futuristically designed hotel is the brainchild of American architect Daniel Libeskind. It’s impressive, with its striking red and blue colors and abstract pattern darting across the building. Cabinn Metro is located in the peaceful and developing community of Orestad, and the hotel is a 5-minute train ride from the airport and a 10-minute metro ride from central Copenhagen. Being within walking distance of the Bella Center makes this hotel the perfect option for business professionals attending a conference there. Fruit, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages can be purchased from the reception desk 24 hours a day – the hotel also features a breakfast café.
Arne Jacobsens Alle 2, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-32-46-57-00
9.City Hotel Nebo
© City Hotel Nebo
Travelers will appreciate this low-budget option when visiting Copenhagen. This historical 20th century building has a blend of Beaux-Arts and early modern architectural influences. Located in the heart of Copenhagen, guests will be immersed in the city’s Danish culture and will have convenient access to an array of popular attractions. The National Museum of Denmark, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, the Museum of Copenhagen, and Tivoli Gardens are all within walking distance of the hotel. The rooms are modestly decorated and feature carpeted floors, vintage-style covers, and wood accents. Hotel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk service, and a breakfast buffet open daily.
Istedgade 6, 1650 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-21-12-17
10.Comfort Hotel Vesterbro
© Comfort Hotel Vesterbro
The Comfort Hotel Vesterbro is located in one of Copenhagen’s trendiest neighborhoods, Vesterbro. The hotel underwent a complete renovation that finished in April of 2015, and it now offers an elegant, eclectic-modern design reflecting the spirit of the surrounding neighborhood. The stylish rooms feature hardwood floors, white or gray walls with different murals over the bed, and colorful accents. Opulent touches like the black and white checkered bathroom floors, white tiled bathroom walls, and Bruno Mathsson designed chairs bring everything together nicely. Travelers will appreciate amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, a breakfast buffet, and the hotel being pet friendly.
Vesterbrogade 23 - 29, 1620 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-78-80-00
11.Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
© Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Travelers who have made their way to the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel will enjoy five-star luxury in a premier waterfront setting. This hotel features some of the largest accommodations in Copenhagen. From their standard guest room to their lavish Royal Suite, guests will be treated to opulent features like floor-to-ceiling windows with city or water views and beautiful marble bathrooms. Other room amenities include pillow-top mattresses with featherbeds, plush duvets and pillows, flat-screen TVs, and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy an elegant dining atmosphere and idyllic canal views at the Midtown Grill for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Kalvebod Brygge 5, 1560 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-88-33-99-00
12.Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
© Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers is located in the quiet and developing community of Orestad, and it’s about a 15-minute metro ride to Copenhagen’s city center from the hotel. The lobby features towering ceilings and large windows that let it an enormous amount of natural light. The hotel has a magnificent 1,400-square-foot atrium containing 60 trees and about 4,500 plants. The rooms are contemporary and spacious with elegant Scandinavian-influenced design features, light-wood furniture, and modest color palettes. The bathrooms are a beautiful charcoal gray with white tiles and gorgeous granite vanities. Other amenities include two restaurants and a 24-hour fitness center.
Oerestads Boulevard 114 - 118, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-88-77-66-55
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The DGI-byens Hotel is located within an impressive display of glass and steel that forms this modern, state-of-the-art center. DGI-byens is an innovative facility for cultural and sporting activities, and is Copenhagen’s new premier conference and meeting center. Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen are the architecture firm that designed the stylish three-star hotel and its 104 rooms. The interior decor has Scandinavian influences and is simple, modern, and tasteful in design. Visitors staying here will get free access to DGI-byens’ pools, fitness area, the CPH Bowling Lounge, and the foyer for exhibitions. Other hotel perks include cable TV, complimentary internet, and a breakfast buffet.
Tietgensgade 65, 1704 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-29-80-00
14.First Hotel Mayfair
© First Hotel Mayfair
This charming cream-colored boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of Copenhagen, in the trendy neighborhood of Vesterbro. The interior of the hotel has an eclectic modern feel to it with classic touches throughout. The lobby features dark wood floors and beige walls with unique decor like zebra print chairs, a timeless grandfather clock, and a lime-green area rug. Travelers will appreciate being within close proximity to a variety of attractions as well as the mere 5-minute walk from Copenhagen’s Central Station. Room amenities include a white-tiled bathroom, plaid armchair, dark wood desk, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, complimentary internet, iron, and ironing board.
Helgolandsgade 3, 1653 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-70-12-17-00
© Generator Hostel
This trendy and modern hostel is a popular choice among young budget-minded travelers and is located in the heart of Copenhagen’s tourist area. Generator Hostel provides a young and hip atmosphere. The lobby features graffiti-style art on the walls and has an industrial-style designed staircase leading to the reception area. There are warm wood features throughout and brightly colored accents, like lime-green and orange throw pillows and yellow stools. There’s a large chill-out lounge with plush seating featuring a pool table and foosball. Other features of the hostel include a rooftop terrace providing stunning views, complimentary Wi-Fi, and the Petanque Bar.
Adelgade 5 - 7, 1304 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-78-77-54-00
16.Good Morning Copenhagen Star
© Good Morning Copenhagen Star
Good Morning Copenhagen Star is a stylish boutique hotel with Renaissance revival-influenced architecture. The lobby features light-wood floors, beige walls, black leather sofas with white throw pillows, a metal-striped ceiling, and a large column covered in small black tiles. Travelers will love this hotel’s ultra-convenient location in the center of Copenhagen’s bustling city. Nearby are the Copenhagen Central Station, Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District, Tivoli Gardens, and the trendy neighborhood of Vesterbro. The rooms are reasonably sized and offer plenty of natural light and urban views with their large windows. Dining options include a breakfast buffet and the hotel’s Starburger restaurant.
Colbjornsensgade 13, 1652 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-22-11-00
© Hotel Astoria
This unique 1934 heritage building was designed to resemble a steam locomotive and is conveniently located right next to Copenhagen’s Central Station. Hotel Astoria is a wonderful budget-friendly option for travelers who want to be in the center of Copenhagen’s bustling city. Nearby attractions include the Vesterbro neighborhood and Tivoli Gardens. Guests can take short train rides to see additional attractions like Christiansborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle. The rooms have carpets with white, gray, and black checkered patterns, wood furniture accents, gray comforters, and tan-colored window shades. Also available are an organic breakfast bar and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Banegaardspladsen 4, 1570 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-42-99-00
18.Hotel Kong Arthur
© Hotel Kong Arthur
This grand hotel features a modern Danish design along with medieval and Asian influences. Situated just outside Copenhagen’s tourist district, Hotel Kong Arthur is nestled in a charming residential area near bars, restaurants, and shops. The hotel is still in convenient proximity to the variety of attractions Copenhagen has to offer. One style of room features wood floors, white walls, a teal and brown color scheme, and wood furnishings. The other features wood floors, deep purple walls, a purple fabric scheme, and Asian-inspired decor. Travelers will enjoy the rejuvenating Ni’mat Thai Spa, three restaurants, and 24-hour room service.
Norre Sogade 11, 1370 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-11-12-12
© Mercur Hotel
This modern hotel is conveniently located in Copenhagen’s city center, giving its guests easy access to an array of attractions. The lobby features gray patterned carpets, beige walls, contemporary artwork, black leather seating with red throw pillows, and a beautiful aquarium. The rooms have a modern design with gray and black patterned carpet, white walls, gray wood headboards, and a colorful piece of artwork above the beds. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffee and tea prepping areas, and opulent walk-in rainfall showers. The Mercur Hotel offers many additional amenities including a rooftop tennis court, fitness center, and recreation room.
Vester Farimagsgade 17, 1606 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-12-57-11
© Scandic Sydhavnen
Only two train stops away from downtown Copenhagen, travelers will be well connected when staying at the Scandic Sydhavnen. The building’s high atrium ceilings and glass façade give it a grand yet contemporary look. This is a popular choice for families with kids, as it has swings, a playroom, an outdoor chess game, and a mini-golf course. Adults can take advantage of the top-floor gym, sauna, hot tub, and relaxation area. Rooms are modestly decorated, and light-colored wood and large windows are a common theme. Coral curtains and salmon bed covers provide some contrast. Some amenities include flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Sydhavns Plads 15, 2450 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-88-33-36-66
© The Square
King’s New Square is located in central Copenhagen, and that’s where this aptly named hotel can be found. The Square has so many large windows that it features an almost completely glass facade. Tivoli Gardens is a short 2-minute walk from the hotel. Many other attractions, like The Little Mermaid statue, can easily be reached by foot or public transportation. Rooms have navy pinstripe carpet, dark-wood furnishings, red throw pillows, and curtains with a touch of gold. Other room amenities include flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. This pet-friendly hotel offers its guests complimentary Wi-Fi and a daily breakfast buffet.
Radhuspladsen 14, 1550 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-38-12-00
22.Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center
© Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center
This uniquely designed multi-story structure is the work of famous Danish architect Kim Utzon. Associated with Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s popular amusement attraction, the hotel’s interior design is a reflection of that, with brightly hued decor throughout and multi-colored flashing disco lights in the elevators. Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center is about 15 minutes from downtown Copenhagen. Travelers will appreciate its relative proximity to a variety of attractions. The rooms have multi-colored Argyle carpet, floor-to-ceiling windows, blue throw pillows, and wood furnishings. Other amenities include a fitness center and indoor pool featuring a canopy of small star-like lights on the ceiling above.
Arni Magnussons Gade 2, 1577 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-44-87-00-00
23.Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER
© Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER
The Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER is located in the vibrant and bustling neighborhood of Vesterbro. This hostel/hotel hybrid is an excellent low budget option for the area and keeps its guests well connected to the center of Copenhagen. Exposed HVAC ducting, unfinished brick, chain-link ceilings, and a gray color scheme give the main areas of the hotel an industrial look. The rooms provide a bright feel with warm wood floors, light-wood bed framing, large windows, white ceilings, and light gray curtains and walls. Additional hotel perks include the Urban Bar, a private backyard, and Recycles – the hotel’s bike shop.
Colbjornsensgade 11, 1652 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-33-23-29-29
© Wakeup Copenhagen
This modern 510-room slate-gray hotel features a trendy yet minimalist interior. The hotel is a popular option among budget conscious travelers with its basic and compact rooms. Wakeup Copenhagen is located near the water and is about a 10-minute walk to Copenhagen’s Central Station. Neutral white and black hues are brightened with splashes of vivid color, like tangerine and lime-green pillows against black leather sofas. Rooms have a sleek and modest style with dark carpets, white walls, brown bedding accents, lime-green curtains, and a small desk. Hotel amenities include a business center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and breakfast buffet.
Carsten Niehbuhrs Gade 11, 1577 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-44-80-00-00
25.Zleep Hotel Copenhagen City
© Zleep Hotel Copenhagen City
Zleep Hotel Copenhagen City is conveniently located in the center of Copenhagen, in the city’s trendiest neighborhood of Vesterbro. Tivoli Gardens, Stroget, the Meatpacking District, and Copenhagen’s Central Station are all within walking distance of the hotel. Travelers will appreciate the close proximity to various shops, restaurants, cafés, and bars. The lobby has dark gray floors, turquoise walls, and a white reception desk with copper light fixtures above. The rooms are bright with light gray walls, light-wood furnishings, large windows, and splashes of color throughout. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs, small work desks, private bathrooms, hairdryers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Helgolandsgade 14, 1653 Copenhagen, Denmark, Phone: +45-70-23-56-35
25 Best Copenhagen Hotels
- Copenhagen Island, Photo: Copenhagen Island
- Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Copenhagen, Photo: Courtesy of Kadmy - Fotolia.com
- A&O Copenhagen Norrebro, Photo: A&O Copenhagen Norrebro
- Absalon Hotel, Photo: Absalon Hotel
- AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen, Photo: Courtesy of ClaraNila - Fotolia.com
- Ascot Hotel, Photo: Ascot Hotel
- Cabinn City, Photo: Cabinn City
- Cabinn Metro, Photo: Cabinn Metro
- City Hotel Nebo, Photo: City Hotel Nebo
- Comfort Hotel Vesterbro, Photo: Comfort Hotel Vesterbro
- Copenhagen Marriott Hotel, Photo: Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
- Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, Photo: Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
- DGI-byens Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of worldwide_stock - Fotolia.com
- First Hotel Mayfair, Photo: First Hotel Mayfair
- Generator Hostel, Photo: Generator Hostel
- Good Morning Copenhagen Star, Photo: Good Morning Copenhagen Star
- Hotel Astoria, Photo: Hotel Astoria
- Hotel Kong Arthur, Photo: Hotel Kong Arthur
- Mercur Hotel, Photo: Mercur Hotel
- Scandic Sydhavnen, Photo: Scandic Sydhavnen
- The Square, Photo: The Square
- Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center, Photo: Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center
- Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER, Photo: Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER
- Wakeup Copenhagen, Photo: Wakeup Copenhagen
- Zleep Hotel Copenhagen City, Photo: Zleep Hotel Copenhagen City
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