Whether you are planning to visit Helsinki for business or pleasure, you can look forward to choosing from a wide variety of hotels to suit all budgets. Many of the best hotels are located in the heart of the city within walking distance of all the main tourist attractions as well as a multitude of restaurant and shopping options.
© Hotel Fabian
Perfectly located in the heart of the city, Hotel Fabian is an ideal choice for visitors coming to Helsinki for either business or pleasure. When you step outside the hotel you will find yourself mere steps away from Market Square, the Esplanade Gardens and many excellent restaurants. The modern, streamlined rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay and you can choose from Comfort, Style or Lux rooms depending on the level of luxury you require. (Lux rooms have a kitchenette, making them ideal for families or extended stays). The hotel is arranged around a central courtyard which means all the rooms are flooded with natural light.
Hotel Fabian, Fabianinkatu 7, 00130 Helsinki, Phone: +35-89-61-28-20-00
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For an elegant and unforgettable sojourn in Helsinki the legendary five-star Hotel Kämp is hard to beat. The hotel is housed in a beautiful old 19th century building located in the heart of the city where it offers easy access to all the city attractions. Although the building is historic, the rooms and suites have been brought right up to date featuring all the modern conveniences you could require. After a busy day of exploring the city you can enjoy complimentary access to the Kämp Spa where you will find a Finnish sauna, steam bath and a spa lounge. Dinner is served in the exclusive Brasserie Kämp where you can enjoy delicious international cuisine.
Hotel Kämp, Pohjoisesplanadi 29, Helsinki, Phone: +358-98-40-95-20
3.Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
© Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
The Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel is located in the vibrant harbor area of Helsinki, within walking distance of several attractions such as the popular Hietalahti Flea Market, museums, galleries and the Cable Factory Cultural Center. The rooms and suites are modern and comfortable, decorated with Finnish flair and offering all the necessary conveniences modern travelers demand. If you choose a Business Class room or suite you will have your own Nespresso machine and comfy robes and slippers. When hunger strikes you can make your way to Bistro Gimis for fresh and tasty Helsinki cuisine and brilliant Marina views – in the morning the hotel’s signature Super Breakfast Buffet is also served in the Bistro.
Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Ruoholahdenranta 3, 00180 Helsinki, Phone: +35-82-01-23-47-07
© Scandic Simonkentta
Located in the heart of the city, Scandic Simonkentta is a good choice for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel is adjacent to the Forum shopping center and within easy walking distance of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Market Square and City Park. The rooms and suites are modern and comfortable featuring Queen or Twin beds and family rooms with three beds are available. Most of the rooms have wonderful views over the city. Other facilities include parking, a gym, a shady outdoor terrace and an inviting rooftop bar. You can try some delicious Iberian cuisine at Restaurant Mas or have breakfast, lunch and dinner at Restaurant Simonkentta.
Scandic Simonkentta, Simonkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki, Phone: +358-96-83-80
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Helsinki’s lively Clarion Hotel is a new-comer in the city. The hotel opened its doors for the first time in 2016 in the Jätkasaari district of the harbor and is proud to offer 425 rooms spread over 16 floors, all of which offer brilliant city views. Business travelers have the use of 15 meeting rooms and an event center for up to 1000 people. The comfortable rooms and suites are tastefully decorated with typical Finnish flair and all rates include breakfast. When you are not working or exploring the city you can relax around the indoor/outdoor heated rooftop pool, or have a work-out in the adjoining gym, both of which offer amazing views over the Helsinki skyline.
Clarion Hotel, Tyynenmerenkatu, 200220, Helsinki, Phone: +35-81-08-50-38-20
6.Hotel Indigo - Helsinki Boulevard
© Hotel Indigo – Helsinki Boulevard
The Indigo group of hotels pride themselves on offering their guests a unique local experience in any of their hotels, and the Helsinki Boulevard Hotel is no exception to that rule. The hotel is located in the vibrant heart of the city which means that you can easily find your way around – bicycles are available if you would like to explore like a local. In line with local trends, your comfortable room at the Indigo is furnished in an elegant Scandinavian style, featuring crisp while linen, robes and towels combined with interesting modern wall art. The hotel has a gym and wellness center on site so that you never need to skip your fitness routine.
Hotel Indigo – Helsinki Boulevard, Bulevardi 26, Helsinki 00120, Phone: +35-89-68-99-90-32
7.Hotel Lilla Roberts
© Hotel Lilla Roberts
Located in Helsinki’s uber-trendy Kaartinkaupunki sector of the design district, Hotel Lilla Roberts manages to seamlessly combine quirky Art Deco touches with sleek Scandinavian elegance. The stylish king or twin bedrooms offer street or courtyard views, over-sized flat-screen TVs, luxury linens and elegant bathrooms. You can lock up your laptop in the large personal safe and enjoy a drink from the mini-bar. Downstairs the former police station-turned-restaurant is called Krog Roba and is where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and supper. For pre or post dinner drinks and cocktails or coffee you can visit Bar Lilla e. You will also have access to a 24-hr on-site gym.
Hotel Lilla Roberts, Pieni Roobertinkatu 1 -3, 00130 Helsinki, Phone: +358-96-89-99-80
8.GLO Hotel Kluuvi
GLO Hotel Kluuvi is located right in the heart of the city making it an ideal choice for business or pleasure. The moment you step into the elegant and welcoming foyer/bar/lounge you should feel perfectly at home. You can choose from five categories of room, all of which feature beautiful parquet floors, modern décor and either double, twin or queen beds. All the rooms have work desks and black-out curtains and the larger rooms and suites have king-size beds and other additional luxuries. The in-house restaurant is called The Tray and serves innovative tray dishes perfect for sharing. You can order your breakfast from Room Service and, if you wish, hire a bike to explore the city like a local.
GLO Hotel Kluuvi, Kluuvikatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, Phone: +35-81-03-44-44-00
© Hotel Finn
Spread across the upper floors of an historic stone building in the heart of the city, Hotel Finn is a small family-owned hotel which offers guests a warm welcome. The hotel is surrounded by shops, galleries, restaurants and bars and many tourist attractions are within easy walking distance. You can choose from a variety of comfortable rooms which are suitable for couples, singles or families; all have elegant en-suite bathrooms, tasteful Finnish décor, soundproof windows, kettles and TV. Although Hotel Finn does not have an on-site restaurant they will be happy to reserve a table for you at one of the many fine eateries within walking distance. Breakfast may be ordered from Room Service.
Hotel Finn, Kalevankatu 3B, Fl-00100 Helsinki, Phone: +358-96-84-43-60
© Hotel Katajanokka
Uniquely located in what was once the county prison, Hotel Katajanokka is a fascinating place to spend a few nights while exploring Helsinki. You will still find a high perimeter wall and a red-brick exterior (these are protected by the Board of Antiquities) but interior of the hotel has been beautifully restored to offer guests a unique and memorable hotel experience. Your room will be a former cell, now re-invented to offer a perfect night’s sleep in a cozy but exceptionally comfortable en-suite room. The hotel offers all the amenities you expect from an up-market hotel including rain shower, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, personal safe and a minibar. A rustic restaurant located in the basement of the hotel (the former prison canteen) is the ideal place to meet friends for a drink or enjoy delicious Nordic cuisine.
Hotel Katajonokka, Merikasarminkatu 1a, 00160, Helsinki, Phone: +35-89-68-64-50
11.Hilton Helsinki Strand
© Hilton Helsinki Strand
Located on the Helsinki Waterfront, but still within easy walking distance of the city center, the Hilton Helsinki Stand is an excellent hotel choice for both business and pleasure. All of the 190 rooms and suites offer the typical comfort guests have come to expect from the Hilton Hotel Group. You can be assured of a comfortable bed and quality bed linen, contemporary décor, a work desk and a comfortable chair. Executive rooms offer added extras and luxuries. After a busy day working or exploring the Finnish capital you can return to the hotel and relax in the sauna, have a swim in the pool or have a work-out in the gym.
Hilton Helsinki Strand, Ohn Stenbergin Ranta 4, 00530 Helsinki, Phone: +13-58-93-93-51
12.Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
© Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel is popular with both tourists and business visitors and is within walking distance of many of the city’s prime attractions. The foyer, reception and bar area are modern and sleek and each of the 302 rooms and suites has been decorated to offer a serene atmosphere and a great night’s sleep. You can choose an executive business class room or a suite if you enjoy a more spacious area, your own Nespresso coffee machine and a personal in-room sauna. Unwind in the gym and on-site sauna or request a yoga mat and/or stress ball for in-room use.
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Mikonkatu 23, FI-00100 Helsinki, Phone: +35-82-01-23-47-03
13.Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
© Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
The Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa Hotel is the perfect choice for visitors who prefer to be in a peaceful and scenic setting outside the bustling city center. This hotel overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Finland, offering resort facilities and a vacation atmosphere just a short ten minute drive from the city center. All the rooms and suites at the hotel are spacious and comfortable, featuring calm neutral colors, comfortable beds and a workspace – deluxe rooms all have beautiful sea views. On-site facilities include a beach, walking trail, jogging track, tennis courts, pool and fitness room. There are many lovely shops and coffee shops within walking distance and boat excursions to near-by islands can be arranged. Two restaurants and a bar complete the picture.
Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, Kalastajatorpantie 1, Helsinki 00330, Phone: +358-94-58-11
14.Scandic Paasi Hotel
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Conveniently situated close to the Convention Center in the Siltasaari area, the Scandic Paasi Hotel will put you within easy walking distance of the Cathedral, Market Square and city-center shopping and restaurants. The colorful and playful hotel décor has been inspired by Helsinki’s colorful past, with bright elements contrasting with classis neutrals. Everything you need for business or pleasure is available on site – you can borrow walking poles or bicycles at reception, work out at the gym and enjoy a great organic breakfast to set you up for the day. Children are very welcome at the Paasi - there is a special playroom just for them and kids under-thirteen stay for free with their parents.
Scandic Paasi Hotel, Paasivuorenkatu 5B, FI-00530 Helsinki, Phone: +358-92-31-17-00
15.Crowne Plaza Helsinki - Hesperia
© Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia
Get red-carpet treatment from the moment you step across the elegant threshold of the Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia. The hotel is ideally located for both business and pleasure, overlooking the lovely Hesperia Park and within comfortable walking distance from the city center, the Helsinki Opera House and the Convention Center. Crisp, clean Finnish style describes the comfortable rooms and bathrooms and the hotel offers excellent fitness facilities including a gym, indoor swimming pool and spa. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Macu Restaurant on the ground floor or order in from room service if you’ve had a tiring day.
Crowne Plaza Helsinki Hesperia, Mannerheimintie 50, Helsinki 00260, Phone: +35-89-25-21-00-00
© Hotel F6
Hotel F6 is a unique concept in boutique hotels, offering top-notch service, elegant rooms and a refreshing emphasis on sustainability. The hotel is located just off the Esplanade which means that you can walk or cycle to most of the top city attractions. You can relax in the elegant lounge, bar or quiet inner courtyard or borrow a bicycle and set off to explore the neighborhood like a local. You have a choice of stylish rooms to choose from, all of which feature rich fabrics and elegant Nordic style. After a busy day in the city you can unwind in the well-equipped gym, have a cocktail at the bar and then order the meal of your choice delivered directly to your room from any one of the city’s hundreds of restaurants.
Hotel F6, Fabianinkatu 6, 00130 Helsinki, Phone: +35-89-68-99-96-66
17.Radisson Blu Aleksanteri
© Radisson Blu Aleksanteri
Perfectly located for exploring Helsinki’s fascinating Punavouri Design District, the Radisson Blue Aleksanteri is a boutique hotel with a reputation for pampering guests with home-from-home comforts. The design of the rooms is inspired by the elegant but relaxed Nordic style one would encounter in a typical Helsinki home and each room features the very special Radisson Magic Beds and all mod cons. The Business Class rooms are individually themed and boast King-size beds, Nespresso coffee makers, bath robes and complimentary buffet breakfast. All guests are welcome to make use of the gym and the Aleksanteri Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and drinks in a comfortable and informal space.
Radisson Blue Aleksanteri, Albertinkatu 34, FI-00180 Helsinki, Phone: +35-82-01-23-46-43
© Hotel Helka
Occupying an unremarkable corner building which was the original home of the YWCA, the exterior of Hotel Helka totally belies the elegance and fun of the interior. The hotel is located in a quiet area close to the city center but still offers easy access to great restaurants, shopping and the main station. Even the most basic Comfort Room offers two comfortable Nordic Eco Hilding Anders beds (or one large double), air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, Flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom. The style is chic Nordic and quirky touches add an element of surprise. Hotel guests are welcome to use the roof-top sauna and the inviting bar which serves interesting signature cocktails.
Hotel Helka, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, 00100 Helsinki, Phone: +35-89-61-35-80
19.Hostel Diana Park
If you are visiting Helsinki on a strict budget or traveling as a family or group, the Hostel Diana Park could be ideal for you. The small and friendly hostel is very centrally located within easy striking distance of the harbor, airport, station and city center. Single travelers can book a simple single room with basin and TV and there are various other rooms for couples, families and groups. The larger dormitory-style rooms can sleep up to eight people in bunk beds. Toilets and shower rooms are located in the passage and you will have access to a fitted group kitchen where you can prepare simple meals. There is also a five-person apartment with private living room and kitchen.
Hostel Diana Park, Uudenmaankatu 0, 00120 Helsinki, Phone: +35-89-64-21-69
20.Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center
Offering easy access to all the main city attractions, the Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is right next door to the station and just steps from the City Park. Families will be pleased to know that children under the age of seventeen enjoy free accommodation (in a shared room with the parents) and there is a child-minding service available. The rooms are sleek and modern and feature Scandinavian-style wooden floors and furniture and everything you need for a pleasant business or leisure visit. On-site facilities include a fitness room and sauna, a 24-hr bar and an all-day restaurant.
Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center, Elielinaukio 5, 00100 Helsinki, Phone: +35-89-54-25-50-00
21.Hotel Rivoli Jardin
© Hotel Rivoli Jardin
Perfect for a stylish weekend or an extended stay in Finland’s charming capital, the Hotel Rivoli Jardin is a boutique hotel located in a quiet inner courtyard in the heart of Helsinki. The hotel boasts 55 stylishly decorated rooms which offer everything the discerning travel requires for either a business or leisure visit. If your budget allows, you can book the top-floor suite which has a private sauna, Jacuzzi and balcony overlooking the Helsinki rooftops. There is also a selection of apartments with kitchen and living areas available for longer stays. All guests have access to the business center and sauna and you will find several excellent restaurants very close by.
Hotel Rivoli Jardin, Kasarmikatu 40, 00130 Helsinki, Phone: +35-89-68-15-00
22.Hotel St George
© Hotel St George
Occupying a beautiful historic building which dates back to the 1800’s, Hotel Saint George is an elegant Helsinki address which places emphasis on relaxation and well-being. The hotel is in the heart of the city, directly across the road from the Old Church Park. In keeping with the hotel’s image as an urban retreat for mind, body and soul, you will find an excellent on-site spa with sauna, pool and playground-gym. The elegant rooms are decorated using a serene palette of neutrals to ensure a calming environment and all rooms feature luxury fabrics and linens and beautiful bathrooms. You can choose from one of three on-site restaurants including Restaurant Andrea which strives to delight all the foodies with remarkable flavor combinations.
Hotel St. George, Yrjonkatu 13, 00120 Helsinki, Phone: +35-89-42-46-00-11
23.Hotel Haaga Central Park
© Hotel Haaga Central Park
Helsinki visitors who would like to combine luxury accommodation with all the facilities of a wellness retreat need look no further than Hotel Haaga Central Park. The hotel offers a choice of twin or queen rooms, suites and apartments, all of which feature stylish Nordic décor and all the little luxuries of home including personal safe, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, mini-bar and tea and coffee maker (apartments have a mini-kitchen). Your rate includes a fresh and delicious buffet breakfast and access to the sauna, pool, gym and fitness classes. You can join a yoga class, borrow a bike and explore some outdoor trails or lie back and relax as you enjoy a pampering spa treatment. The restaurant features delicious Finnish, Scandinavian and international dishes using the freshest and healthiest of local ingredients.
Hotel Haaga Central Park, Nuijamiestentie 10, 00320 Helsinki, Phone: +358-95-80-78-77
24.Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
© Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
As a member of the Solo hotel group, Hotel Torni offers more than your regular hotel experience. The group ethic combines remarkable service, beautiful art and elegant, individually designed public spaces and rooms to provide an elegant Finnish ambiance you will notice as soon as you enter. Each of the hotel’s three bars has their own special atmosphere and is a popular meeting place for Helsinki locals. You can choose from a single or double Art Deco or Art Nouveau style room or stretch the budget a little and book a romantic Art Nouveau King Suite; all the rooms offer wonderfully comfortable beds, a pillow menu, flat-screen TV and mini-bar.
Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, Yrjonkatu 26, 00100 Helsinki, Phone: +35-89-41-53-46-12
© Hotel Rantapuisto
Located on the shores of the Baltic Sea, approximately 15mins from the Helsinki city center, Hotel Rantapuisto is a resort-style hotel which offers one of the best locations for a Helsinki vacation. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful forests where you can go walking or jogging and it is easy to visit many sea-side cafes and coffee shops. There is a sandy beach for swimming and a water-sport area where you can go paddling. You can choose from a selection of stylish rooms and apartments, all of which feature beautiful Nordic wood floors and attractive décor. Other on-site facilities include a sauna and hot tub, gym, bicycle rental, a bar and two restaurants.
Hotel Rantapuisto, Furuborginkatu, 00980, Helsinki, Phone: +358-93-19-11-10
25 Best Helsinki Hotels
- Hotel Fabian, Photo: Hotel Fabian
- Hotel Kamp, Photo: Grigory Bruev/stock.adobe.com
- Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Photo: Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
- Scandic Simonkentta, Photo: Scandic Simonkentta
- Clarion Hotel, Photo: Lev Karavanov/stock.adobe.com
- Hotel Indigo - Helsinki Boulevard, Photo: Hotel Indigo – Helsinki Boulevard
- Hotel Lilla Roberts, Photo: Hotel Lilla Roberts
- GLO Hotel Kluuvi, Photo: fovivafoto/stock.adobe.com
- Hotel Finn, Photo: Hotel Finn
- Hotel Katajanokka, Photo: Hotel Katajanokka
- Hilton Helsinki Strand, Photo: Hilton Helsinki Strand
- Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Photo: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
- Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, Photo: Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
- Scandic Paasi Hotel, Photo: Diana Rui/stock.adobe.com
- Crowne Plaza Helsinki - Hesperia, Photo: Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia
- Hotel F6, Photo: Hotel F6
- Radisson Blu Aleksanteri, Photo: Radisson Blu Aleksanteri
- Hotel Helka, Photo: Hotel Helka
- Hostel Diana Park, Photo: Kadmy/stock.adobe.com
- Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center, Photo: whyframeshot/stock.adobe.com
- Hotel Rivoli Jardin, Photo: Hotel Rivoli Jardin
- Hotel St George, Photo: Hotel St George
- Hotel Haaga Central Park, Photo: Hotel Haaga Central Park
- Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, Photo: Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
- Hotel Rantapuisto, Photo: Hotel Rantapuisto
- Cover Photo: Leonid Andronov/stock.adobe.com