Where to Stay in Copenhagen: Best Hotels

Where to stay in Copenhagen

If you visit Copenhagen, you will need a place to stay. Choosing a hotel is the most common decision, and it makes sense in several ways. In this article, we are looking into some of the best hotels in Copenhagen.

We will review everything from the most popular hotels, to the cheaper options, and to hotels at specific locations, for example at the airport or in the city centre.

On the internet, you will find approximately 900 hotels in the city. That is a lot, and sometimes it’s hard to get a clear overview. We hope that this article can help clearing things out. We are focusing on the best option within different price ranges – so no matter what your budget is, you will be able to find a hotel that suits your needs.

Let’s get going!

Most popular hotels in Copenhagen

It makes sense to find a hotel that people usually like. So we decided to look into these specifically, and here are our reviews.

The most booked hotels in Copenhagen so far in 2019 are:

  • Absalon Hotel
  • Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
  • Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Skt. Annæ
  • First Hotel Twentyseven

While all of these appear to be great, we have only personally looked into Absalon Hotel, Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, and Grand Hotel.

Absalon Hotel is located in Vesterbro, which is a central and very modern area. Young people like to hang out in this area, but there is something for everybody. It’s a family-driven hotel that is very popular. It only takes 5 minutes to walk to main attractions, such as Tivoli and the main train station. You can get breakfast at the hotel, and you can rent a bicycle if you’d like.

The hotel has a rating of 8,7 out of 10 which is really solid. The price range is slightly above average in Copenhagen, as you can expect to pay around $220 per night for a double-room.

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is the second popular option. We highly recommend this too. Quality-wise, it has the same high standard as Absalon Hotel, so we will not delve too much into that. The location, however, is different. The Admiral Hotel in Copenhagen is located by the water, very close to the Royal Castle and the Opera. Hard to get any better than that, and it is a big reason for its popularity.

The Admiral Hotel is rated 8,4 out of 10 – a very good rating in the hotel industry. It’s more expensive than the previous hotel we got acquinted with, but if you can live with that, it’s a solid choice. This hotel is very close to the historic attractions of Copenhagen.

The Grand Hotel is also worth looking into. It remains one of the most booked and highest rated hotels in Copenhagen. And the prices are better than the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, so you get decent value here.

Like the Absalon Hotel, this one is located on Vesterbro. A great location, as it is close to the main attractions, and also in an area with interesting people – there is always something going on. We recommend the Grand Hotel as well, and if you choose it, it is very easy to locate upon arrival.

Hotels in Copenhagen with breakfast

Many hotels in Copenhagen have breakfast included in the price.

A good example is the Absalon Hotel that we mentioned a bit earlier – it has a typical Scandinavian breakfast table that visitors rate highly.

Cheap Copenhagen hotels with breakfast include the Scandic Palace Hotel and the Hotel Tiffany. They both cost around $110 per night, and they offer good locations, so there is great value to be found here.

Almost all popular hotels have breakfast included in the price – and if not, then you get an opportunity to buy it when you arrive.

It’s nice to start the day with a solid breakfast, so when you look into hotels in Copenhagen, check the listing for breakfast. If it’s included, great – a good sign! If not, remember that you will always be able to visit a café or a brunch restaurant for a nice meal early in the day. It’s easy to find places to eat in Copenhagen, and the city also has supermarkets everywhere, in case you need one.

Cheap and affordable hotels in Copenhagen

Being an expensive city (generally speaking), it can be hard to find cheap hotels in Copenhagen. But some of them are decently affordable, and it is possible to find good hotels while paying $100 or less per night.

The best option is probably Annex Copenhagen, a cheap but central hotel in Copenhagen that only costs $60 on average per night. The rooms are quite spacious, and overall it is a nice place. Annex Copenhagen is only a short walk away from popular attractions such as the Tivoli park.

Wakeup Copenhagen can also be considered. Central too, the prices are looking good (averaging $70 per night) and has a good reputation among people. We haven’t tried staying there yet, so we can’t delve into the quality. But price and location-wise, it’s looking good!

Avenue Hotel Copenhagen is a popular hotel in Frederiksberg. This is a great area, not far from the deep centre, and with solid transport options. The hotel can sometimes be found for less than $80 per night, and it will be hard to find cheaper options than that, while still being good.

If these options are still too expensive for your budget, you can try to find a hostel or a room in a holiday apartment. More on that further down in the article.

Hotel near Copenhagen Airport

A quick recommendation for travelers who want to stay close to the airport:

Zleep Hotel Copenhagen Airport is one of the best choices. It’s a 5-minute drive to the airport, and less than 10 minutes with public transport. You can even walk to the airport from here if you choose to. This hotel costs $85 per night on average, so that is a great price compared to many of the more expensive options.

But remember: The Copenhagen Airport is quite close to the city centre. No matter where you are staying, it’s never a super long trip. The metro has a stop at the airport, and from there, it’s only 15 minutes to the centre of the city. Taking a taxi is another option, and the distance is very short if you are staying anywhere in central Copenhagen.

Luxury hotels in Copenhagen

A famous and highly popular luxury hotel in Copenhagen is Hotel D’Angleterre, located completely central in the city, just steps away from Kongens Nytorv – a classic square. It is highly rated, and they offer an experience out of the ordinary.

If you want to find other luxury hotels, you can use the following method:

Go to a large hotel site such as Booking.com or Hotels.com. Search for hotels in Copenhagen, but ONLY 5-star hotels with a ranking of 9+. After you have made this search, you will only have the absolute best hotels left in the filter. Look at the pictures and choose the one you like the best.

Best area to stay in Copenhagen

Ideally, you want to stay in the center of the city. It is called Indre By, and that is where most things happen. If you find a hotel in this area, you can expect to be close to everything.

Vesterbro is an area that is very modern, full of hipsters. It’s a stylish area that is popular among young people, and if you fit into that category, it makes sense to look for a place here. A lot of the most popular hotels in Copenhagen are located in this area – including some of the hotels that we reviewed.

On the contrary, Østerbro is known to be a great place for families, so if you are traveling with your whole family, it’s a solid location.

Frederiksberg is another great idea to stay in, but it is a bit more residential. You will find more options here when it comes to holiday apartments compared to hotels.

If you intend to save a bit of money and not spend a fortune on a hotel in Copenhagen, go a bit outside the city centre. As long as you are within 5 kilometers to the main attractions, that will be enough. You can always take the metro, the S-train or a bus. Bike rental is also an option – you will notice how Copenhagen is a very bicycle-friendly city. There are driving lanes just for bicycles.

Price overview for hotels in Copenhagen

Hotels in Copenhagen are more expensive than hotels in most other cities. The positive thing is that the quality is also high, and that finding a hotel is still the best option.

The cheapest hotels will cost around 600-700 DKK per night. That is equal to $100. Popular hotels usually cost double of that, and the luxury hotels cost from $300 per night and up.

Of course, it also depends on where you stay. If you are in the middle of the city, it will be more expensive – and if you don’t mind being a bit outside the center, you will be able to get a cheaper deal.

In other words, even though the prices start a bit higher than for hotels in other cities, you have several choices. And you can find a hotel that is within your budget for the trip to Copenhagen.

Holiday apartment in Copenhagen

When you search for hotels, some of the listing will include holiday apartments. There are quite a few of them in Copenhagen, and they are getting more and more popular.

Another good place to look is Airbnb. Here, you will find plenty of private listings. There are full apartments in Copenhagen where you have everything to yourself, but there is also rooms where you live in the same apartment as somebody else.

The price range for full apartments is very similar to the price of hotels. Sometimes a bit more on the expensive side, but usually around the same range. However, you can save some money by getting a room and not a full apartment. Another option is Couchsurfing, where you can stay completely for free.

Conclusion

There are several nice options when it comes to finding a hotel in Copenhagen.

The prices are higher than in most other cities, but that’s how it goes. It will be the same if you stay in London, New York or any major city in Scandinavia.

However, we hope that you enjoyed this Copenhagen hotel guide and that you will find a hotel that suits you. We highly recommend the ones we mentioned, as they are popular and lived up to all of our personal expectations.

Thanks for reading – and let us know in the comments if you have any questions to the topic!

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