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15 Best Hotels in Copenhagen, Denmark

Written by Lavanya Sunkara
Apr 30, 2019

Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, has seen an increase in the number of visitors in recent years, and its hotels are rising to the challenge. Luxury boutique hotels offer top-notch service in beautiful spaces, reflecting Scandinavian minimalism and sustainable practices that the city is known for.

One of the best places to stay is Copenhagen's Indre By (Inner City), which includes the Old Town and its Kongens Nytorv public square, known for its historical buildings, cobblestone streets, and statues. Many of the hotels are within walking distance of top Copenhagen attractions, like the colorful Nyhavn Harbor, family-friendly Tivoli Gardens, Stroget Shopping Mile, the royal residence of Amalienborg Slot, and the famous Little Mermaid statue.

Although considered an expensive city, visitors can find plenty of moderately priced and budget accommodations. In the newly revitalized Vesterbro, home of the hip Meatpacking District, you can find a reasonably priced hotel close to all the action. The area brims with chic restaurants, vintage shops, cafes, galleries, and music venues. It comes alive in the summer months with street markets, and it is within biking or walking distance to the city center.

Another neighborhood, the Inner Oesterbro, offers affordable family-friendly hotels close to Churchill Park's Kastellet (a 17th-century fortress) and the National Gallery of Denmark. The main street, Osterbrogade, is packed with boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.

Whether you are looking for a boutique hotel in an amusement park, an ultra-modern luxury hotel, a historic property close to the port, or a cheap hotel in the city center, we've got 15 of the best hotels for your next vacation to Scandinavia's happiest city.

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Best Luxury Hotels in Copenhagen

1. Nimb Hotel

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The Nimb hotel is hard to miss and even harder not to fall in love with. A Moorish-inspired facade, central onion dome tower, and Taj-Mahal-style turrets welcome you to this castle-like boutique hotel offering 38 impeccable rooms. Situated inside the famed Tivoli Gardens, the 5-star hotel features rooms decked out with antique furniture and Venetian marble, which come with open fireplaces and freestanding bathtubs. Amenities include Bang & Olufsen TVs and Nespresso machines.

Choose from a range of restaurants, including Brasserie, known for its delicious French cuisine. Perks include a 24-hour gym, in-room massages, and free access to the amusement park. Families traveling with kids can make the most of the children's activities and babysitting services.

Address: Bernstorffsgade 5, Copenhagen 1577

Accommodation: Nimb Hotel

2. Hotel D'Angleterre

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Stay in the lap of luxury at the landmark Hotel D'Angleterre in Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen's oldest square. Located steps from the famous Nyhavn Canal and the Royal Danish Theatre in the Inner city, this stately hotel with a Neoclassical exterior is an ideal spot to rest after a long day of exploring. Although opened in 1755, the property went through a renovation, and each of its 90 guest rooms and suites come with climate controls, large marble bathrooms, and charming balconies. Choose the gilded Royal Suite, with separate living, dining, and sleeping areas, for an ultimate luxury getaway.

The hotel boasts an indoor pool (located in the spa) and a Michelin-starred restaurant, Marchal. The Amazing Space Spa is an all natural spa offering ecocentric spa treatments like the Icelandic lava stone massage.

Address: Kongens Nytorv 34, Copenhagen 1050

Accommodation: Hotel D'Angleterre

3. Andersen Boutique Hotel

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The hip Andersen Boutique Hotel offers a 24-hour rental, allowing guests to check out whenever they want within the time period. Located in the Vesterbro neighborhood, close to central Copenhagen and blocks from the Tivoli Gardens, the hotel offers cheerful, modern guest rooms with a mini-fridge, Nespresso machine, and daily fresh fruit. Some perks include same-day clothes cleaning service from Monday to Saturday, bike rentals, and free Wi-Fi. Guests can get a gourmet organic breakfast at the on-site restaurant. Magazines and board games are available in the lobby.

Address: Helgolandsgade 12, Copenhagen 1653

Accommodation: Andersen Boutique Hotel

4. 71 Nyhavn Hotel

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Another waterfront property, the 71 Nyhavn Hotel, boasts beautiful rustic rooms perfect for a romantic getaway. Converted from two warehouses from the early 1800s, this hotel on the iconic Nyhavn Canal, is surrounded by colorful buildings and happening restaurants. Artwork from Danish artists adorn the walls, a cozy lobby connecting the two buildings stays open around the clock, and the on-site Asian restaurant SEA by Kiin Kiin, evokes 1930s Hong Kong. There are 130 rooms and suites, many with canal views, which include a Carpe Diem bed, pillow menu, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi.

Address: Nyhavn 71, Copenhagen 1051

Accommodation: 71 Nyhavn Hotel

5. SKT. PETRI

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Located in Copenhagen's atmospheric Latin Quarter, hotel SKT. PETRI is housed in a heritage building designed by Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen. The double-level atrium features striking statement pieces and a gray and emerald-green palette. After undergoing a recent renovation, all of its 288 rooms (including 26 suites) are modern and vibrant with rich colors.

Enjoy the garden courtyard decorated with potted plants, olive, and fig trees. In house, there's a fitness room, several dining options, a concierge service, and bikes for rent. The hotel is within walking/biking distance to the Round Tower, a 36-meter-high structure built as an observatory in 1642.

Address: Krystalgade 22, Copenhagen 1172

Accommodation: SKT. PETRI

6. Radisson Collection Royal Hotel

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Radisson Collection Royal Hotel prides itself in being the world's first design hotel. Designed by the legendary Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, and constructed in 1960 by Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), the hotel and its interior design are simply stunning. Jacobsen collaborated with Fritz Hansen and designed some of the iconic furniture of the property, like the famous Egg, Swan, Drop, and Pot chairs.

Situated close to Tivoli Gardens, this marvel has 261 contemporary rooms and suites, a fitness center, conference facilities, and a restaurant. Take a tour of Room 606, a room preserved from the sixties. The gym is in the old SAS departure lounge.

Address: Hammerichsgade 1, Copenhagen 1611

Accommodation: Radisson Collection Royal Hotel

7. Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

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The five-star Copenhagen Marriott Hotel has an enviable location on the waterfront. Large rooms and suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can take in the incredible views of either the city or the harbor canal. Additional perks include marble bathrooms and pillow-top beds.

There are options to book interconnecting rooms if you are traveling with family, and the on-site restaurants have a kids' menu. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, fitness center, and breakfast buffet. Bike rentals are also available, so you can make like a local and hit the streets on two wheels.

Address: Kalvebod Brygge 5, Copenhagen 1560

Accommodation: Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

8. Manon Les Suites - Guldsmeden Hotels

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The lobby of Manon Les Suites will simply take your breath away. The multi-level, sunlight-filled atrium is a magical green space with hanging potted plants and an inviting tiled pool surrounded by walkways leading to spacious suites. Similar to other Guldsmeden hotels, you can find Balinese four-poster beds and organic toiletries in the guest rooms. Here, the addition of kitchenettes makes it easier for families. The 6th-floor lounge serves breakfast, and each of the suites has Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The hotel is near Tivoli Gardens and Stroget shopping street.

Address: Gyldenloevesgade 19, Copenhagen 1600

Accommodation: Manon Les Suites - Guldsmeden Hotels

9. Nobis Hotel Copenhagen

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At the five-star Nobis hotel, housed in the gorgeous former Royal Danish Conservatory of Music historic building, expect to find classic architecture blending seamlessly with Danish design. All of its 77 rooms have high ceilings, marble bathrooms with egg-shaped bathtubs, stylish decor, and plenty of natural light. The hotel is an Instagrammer's dream come true, as anywhere you look, there's a worthy shot, be it the grand marble staircase, modern light installations, or angular metal shelves.

Nobis has a gym and a spa room with saunas, showers, and a cold-water plunge pool. On-site Niels restaurant serves Nordic and French-inspired dishes.

Address: Niels Brocks Gade 1B, Copenhagen 1574

Accommodation: Nobis Hotel Copenhagen

10. Hotel Sanders

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Located directly across from the Royal Danish Theatre, Hotel Sanders is housed in three 19th-century buildings. The rooms here are eclectic, with unique design features attributed to each. They feature mid-century Danish furniture, local goods in baskets, and comfortable couches. Enjoy a light breakfast at the rooftop terrace on the fifth floor and admire views of the city. The courtyard, decorated with greenery and rattan-and-wood furniture, is an inviting oasis, offering a cool sanctuary in the summer and a warm place with a wood-burning fireplace in the winter.

Address: Tordenskjoldsgade 15, Copenhagen 1055

Accommodation: Hotel Sanders

Best Hotel near Copenhagen Airport

1. Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

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If you are looking for a hotel close to the airport, Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers is less than a 10-minute drive. It's also one of the city's leading sustainable hotels, using 65 percent less energy than comparable hotels. Solar panels flank three of the hotel's facades, the building's climate control is geothermal, and the atrium is a beautiful green space with thousands of plants.

Spacious, comfortable rooms use natural light and have furniture made from recycled materials. They also come with a flat-screen TV and a large desk. The hotel also has 21 modern meeting rooms, a business center, and several restaurants on-site, and Wi-Fi is free.

Address: Oerestads Boulevard 114-118, Copenhagen 2300

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

Best Hotels in Vesterbro

1. Bertrams Guldsmeden - Copenhagen

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The adults-only Bertrams Guldsmeden hotel is located in the quiet neighborhood of Inner Vesterbro, an easy stroll to many cafés, restaurants, shopping, and the Museum of Copenhagen. A bus stopping right out front takes you to the city center.

There are 47 Balinese-inspired rooms, equipped with four-poster beds, claw-foot tubs, and fair-trade products. Enjoy an organic buffet breakfast in the cozy restaurant, located in the open-plan lobby (served until 11:30am on weekends so you can sleep in). Unwind in the beautifully landscaped courtyard garden.

Address: Vesterbrogade 107, Copenhagen 1620

Accommodation: Bertrams Guldsmeden - Copenhagen

2. Hotel Copenhagen Island

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Inside a seven-story glass atrium at the edge of the harbor in Vesterbro sits Copenhagen Island, a modern hotel ideal for traveling families. It offers rooms that interconnect, and some come with pull out sofas. The guest rooms are bright and basic, and amenities include a fitness room with a sauna, bike rentals, and a restaurant named The Harbour serving seafood dishes.

A bridge connects the artificial island the hotel sits on with the Copenhagen harbor, and guests can hop on the three-minute train at the Dybbolsbro Train Station to visit the city center. The nearby islands of Brygge and Kodbyen are also worth exploring.

Address: Kalvebod Brygge 53, Copenhagen 1560

Accommodation: Copenhagen Island

Best Budget Hotels in Copenhagen

1. Rye115 Hotel

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This Inner Oesterbro boutique hotel is located close to Kastellet and the Little Mermaid statue, and offers no-frills, functional accommodations. Completely renovated and reopened in 2019, the family-run Rye115 hotel has a retro vibe with decorative wall papers and vintage furniture designed by Nordic architects, and a full wall city map in the common area. It offers complimentary breakfast and bikes for rent. Catch a football match at the nearby Parken stadium, take a walk along a lake to the Inner City, or bike to the mermaid statue.

Address: Ryesgade 115, Copenhagen 2100

Accommodation: Rye115 Hotel

2. Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade

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Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade is a minimalist, 2-star budget hotel built by famous Danish architect Kim Utzon. This first Wakeup hotel is located within walking distance to the Tivoli Gardens amusement park, Town Hall Square, and Central Station. It has 510 smartly designed, compact rooms with bright green and white curtains, a comfortable double bed, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, small desk, air conditioning, and big windows. There are 48 family rooms made up of two connecting rooms for guests with families.

Use computers with free internet access and rent bikes to explore the city. Left luggage lockers, an ironing room, and same-day laundry services are also available.

Address: Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11, Copenhagen 1577

Accommodation: Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade

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