Last Updated on June 2, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Nobis Hotel Copenhagen

The cosmopolitan capital of Denmark offers a classic European getaway, both for its sense of history and its forward-looking energy. Indeed, the eco-friendly city embodies classic Scandinavian aesthetics, from its distinctive architecture to its sleek sense of interior decor. Join the locals in cycling around the city, stopping in at museums, shops, and plenty of bakeries along the way, as well as the 19th century amusement park Tivoli Gardens. Here are the best luxury hotels in Copenhagen. Each offers a plush launching pad for your adventures, and offer their own immersion into Danish design.

Hotel Sanders (Tordenskjoldsgade 15; 45-46-40-00-40) Nyhavn

Online reviewers use the term “hygge” (a Danish word meaning “cozy”) to describe this 54-room boutique hotel set in three townhouses. “The rooms are a bit small but they are well organized,” says a Google reviewer, “but the breakfast is amazing and the lobby very cozy and intimate.” The Independent calls it “casual luxury… designed in classic light and airy Danish style—think wood floors and white tiles.” Amenities include communal areas such as a rooftop terrace and plenty of books and coffee in the Living Room. Fun fact: The hotel was launched by a former dancer from the Royal Danish Ballet.    >> Book this hotel for less

Nobis Hotel Copenhagen (Niels Brocks Gade 1; 45-78-74-14-10) Tivoli Gardens

You’re just a few minutes’ walk from the Tivoli Gardens at this sleek hotel housed in the former Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. “Its 77 rooms offer all-out luxury in the city center,” writes The Independent, and “the building has retained many period features like the grand, main marble staircase. Most of the rooms have high ceilings, so even the smallest ones feel spacious and airy.” A Google reviewer says “the location is fantastic for visiting several museums, Tivoli, and the city in general. The breakfast buffet was always a great start to each of our activity-packed days.”    >> Book this hotel for less

Hotel D’Angleterre (Kongens Nytorv 34; 45-33-12-00-95) Indre By

Get the best of old and new at this 92-room hotel that goes back to 1755 but also has a Michelin-starred restaurant and a Champagne bar. The Telegraph calls it “a historic grande dame hotel brought up to date thanks to a stylish modern makeover. And it has a ritzy guest list that ranges from rock stars to royalty.” Some rooms, online reviewers note, come with balconies and views. “Our room was large … overlooking the iconic Nyhvan canal buildings,” says a Tripadvisor user. “The hotel is so well located that we walked to all of our sightseeing. WiFi was superfast and reliable.”

Nimb Hotel (Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577; 45-88-70-00-00) Tivoli Gardens

The Telegraph says that this 38-room hotel is “undeniably pricey” but “impresses on all fronts, from its fairy-tale façade and amusement park location to the impeccably styled interiors, excellent service, and many dining options.” A Tripadvisor user likes the “super cocktails” in the first-floor bar and the overall “understated luxury … a five-star experience in a relaxed atmosphere, with very personal service. The rooms are spacious but cozy.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Villa Copenhagen (Tietgensgade 35/39k; 011-45-78-73-00-00) Tivoli Gardens

“Modern opulence” is how Condé Nast Traveler describes this 390-room hotel, which opened in 2020, set in a neo-Baroque 1912 post office. “This sprawling heritage landmark houses a collection of buzzy social spaces [and] sprawling rooms,” the magazine writes, “all designed to feel like a grand Copenhagen apartment, distinguished by their high ceilings, herringbone floors, and tall windows.” You’ll have easy access to both Copenhagen Central Station and Tivoli Gardens, as well as a heated rooftop pool. A Tripadvisor user likes the amenities, like a “pillow menu with any pillow you can think of—they have it all. Pool is perfect, even on rainy or cold days.”   >> Book this hotel for less