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T+L's Definitive Guide to Stockholm

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Our picks of Stockholm’s top hotels, from the classic to the cutting-edge.

Ett Hem: In the leafy Larkstaden district of Östermalm, this Ilse Crawford–​designed 12-room mansion is full of Midcentury Scandinavian furniture (Georg Jensen candlesticks; Gotland sheepskins), with art from the owner’s personal collection. Don’t miss breakfast in the living room, where blazing fires in kakelugn (traditional Swedish stoves) keep guests toasty. $$$

Grand Hôtel: Spread across three patrician buildings facing the Royal Palace, the Grand Hôtel has kept up with the times thanks to a killer bar scene and a world-class spa complete with saunas and plunge pools. In the renovated rooms, Neoclassical flourishes and vermilion sofas combined with Tiffany-blue walls toe the traditional line. $$$$

Lydmar Hotel: When local style-setter Pelle Lydmar’s hotel moved from a 1960’s building in Sturegatan to a 19th-century harborside edifice, it lost none of its cool. Each of the 46 rooms has complimentary films and impressive fine-art photography, while the haute-flea-market décor works even better against herringbone floors and soaring ceilings. On Saturdays, the restaurant is ground zero for Stockholm’s beau monde; book ahead. $$$$

Nobis Hotel: The interiors of two Industrial Revolution–​era buildings on Norrmalmstorg square have been restored by renowned design firm Claesson Koivissto Rune. The buff, gray, and white palette pairs well with the stripped-down but still elegant interiors (original windows and ironwork; veined-marble baths). Touches we love: the Orla Kiely toiletries and breathtaking domed atrium lounge. $$$$

Hotel Skeppsholmen: A pair of 17th-century buildings on the island of Skeppsholmen have been transformed into an eco-retreat with blond-wood floors and bathrooms featuring Boffi basins. On Sundays, the restaurant terrace serves a standout brunch with freshly baked bullar (sweet cinnamon-and-cardamom buns) and tranquil sea views. $$

Hotel Pricing Key
$ Less than $200
$$ $200 to $350
$$$ $350 to $500
$$$$ $500 to $1,000
$$$$$ More than $1,000


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