Berns Hotel
Näckströmsgatan 8, 111 47
+46 8 566 322 00

With auspicious beginnings as one of Stockholm’s most beloved restaurants in 1863, followed by a stint as a celebrated nightclub, this hotel is steeped in Swedish history. The rooms are understated and luxurious but be warned: there’s still a nightclub in the building, along with bars and hopping restaurants, so if quiet and low-key is what you’re after, you might want to keep looking.

Ett Hem
Sköldungagatan 2, 114 27
+46 8 20 05 90

The Ett Hem is synonymous with Stockholm-chic, and for good reason. It’s small, cozy and just quirky enough to remind you that you’ve landed in a very special city. Set in a residential area, the rooms are small but super luxe and the restaurant is outstanding. Note: Even if you don’t stay here, make it a point to come for a drink or dinner. You won’t be disappointed.

Grand Hotel Stockholm
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, 103 27
+46 8 679 35 00

A self-proclaimed haven for celebs and high-profile clients since 1874, The Grand hotel is just that: Grand. Situated right on Stockholm’s harbor, The Grand Hotel is about as over a top as an old school, high-end hotel should be with rooms that harken back to a long-forgotten era. Service is sublime and the on-site restaurant, Matbaren by Chef Mathias Dahlgren, is one of the city’s best.

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, 103 24
+46 8 22 31 60

This is where we stayed, and there aren’t enough words for me to describe how much we loved it. Set right in the city center within walking distance of most everything, it boasts harbor views and a great, casual but hip restaurant. Rooms are comfortable and cozy with a good mix of old world charm and modern convenience. And bonus: while the hotel doesn’t have a gym onsite, it does have XX at the Grand Hotel, just next door, whose gym is as spectacular as it should be.