Copenhagen has a wide variety of hotels of different categories and price ranges. Since everyone has different priorities we have divided the hotel market into different categories; Family, Business, Couples, Budget and Luxury. We then did some thorough research to find out what different types of travelers value when it comes to their hotel accommodations. Our editorial team has come up with a selection of the best places for each category.
Select the category of hotels
in Copenhagen that best suits your needs:
Popular Hotels is a dynamic website that is largely based on feedback from our users. We have done our homework using reviews and experiences from previous guests in making our choices. This means that the selection is constantly updated to provide a current picture of the situation.
Location and offerings
In Copenhagen there are plenty of hotels in all categories. Location is everything and most of the hotels are located around the city center, close to Central Station and the popular districts.
Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan city and for business travelers, there are many good hotels with good service and excellent conference facilities. Most have excellent location and good transport links to the airport, exhibition halls and conference center.
For families, there are plenty of hotels in different price ranges and many often choose a little less expensive hotels, so there is more money to spend on entertainment. There are both budget accommodation with large family rooms and fancy hotels that more frequently offer adjacent rooms. Families looking for hotels in Copenhagen can also find more options under the budget category.
Couples often visit Copenhagen for a romantic weekend and there are many nice hotels to choose from. A good accommodation with a romantic setting can brighten up your entire stay and should be chosen with care. Many hotels offer extra services, like sparkling wine, chocolates or breakfast served in the room.
Sometimes it may be desirable to have a simple accommodation at a good price and then budget hotels are your best option. There is a high demand and many hotels do not measure up concerning hygiene and other standards. Here we have selected only the best quality budget options and we've done it with care.
The finer luxury hotels are concentrated in the city center and several have a very attractive locations right on the water. Newer boutique hotels are often located in the trendy Vesterbro district, close to the designer shops and Kødbyen, with many bars and restaurants.
When booking hotels in Copenhagen note that breakfast is not always included in the price of your stay.
Attractions and sights
The little mermaid is there in all it's glory on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade, but Copenhagen also has much more to offer. The Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen Zoo are the most popular attractions, but north of the city you can also find Dyrehavsbakken or "Bakken" which is the world's oldest amusement park. Copenhagen has museums like the National Museum, Carlsberg Glyptotek and City Museum of Art. There are also historic waterfront neighborhood with beautiful buildings and the Royal Palace Amalienborg and Rosenborg.
Restaurants, shopping and nightlife
In Copenhagen there is a well-known shopping district Stroget, with shops, restaurants and cozy cafes. There are many shops selling modern and classic Danish design items. Here in addition to basic sandwiches, you can enjoy innovative menus at internationally renowned restaurants.
Copenhagen has a rich cultural life and here you can enjoy music, theater and performances. The best nightlife is said to be in Vesterbro and the very popular Kødbyen, but many are reluctant to visit Nørrebro which is said to be a less savory district. The art lovers among you can find several good museums and galleries around Copenhagen.
Trade shows and events
Copenhagen is a vibrant active city and has many ongoing activities, concerts, conferences and major events. On some occasions it may be hard to find accommodations at good rates. It is therefore advisable to book your room well in advance, especially if you going to events that attract many visitors or have special requests regarding your accommodation.
Travel to and in the city
Most people arrive in Copenhagen by train, car or plane. The major international airport is Kastrup, from there you can easily get into the city by subway or commuter train. Traveling by train is perhaps the most convenient way of traveling from the airport, as the Central Station is located in the city center.
In Copenhagen there is good public transportation, but the center is very compact and it is quicker to get around on foot. Many Danes prefer the bicycle as transportation because it is quick and easy to get around. In many hotels there are bicycles available for rent.
In the center of Copenhagen can be difficult to find parking and it is often expensive. It may therefore be wise to examine parking options before departure, if you intend to travel by car.
It is usually not a major problem to get a taxi. All taxis accept credit cards, but it is important to identify the card as desired payment method before starting the journey. You should always get a receipt from the driver after completing the journey.
Weather and climate
Copenhagen has a typical coastal climate with warm summers and mild winters. Since the coast is open both east and south, it is often windy. The warmest it is usually in July and August making a hotel with air conditioning is desirable.
Copenhagen is a relatively expensive city to live in, but there is a wide range of affordable options available. Many people come here just to stroll around the city and enjoy the atmosphere.
The Copenhagen Card is a great way to save money. Purchase of this card entitles among other things, to free travel on public transport and free admission to a variety of attractions and museums.