Bernstorffsgade 5, Indre By
The singularly best way to see the Tivoli Gardens is to spend the night at Hotel Nimb and enjoy the modern Danish design along with the view. (Tivoli, if you aren’t familiar with it, is basically what would happen if you put a beautiful and tasteful amusement park inside New York’s Central Park.) Originally a bazaar and restaurant, Hotel Nimb has called the amusement park and gardens in the center of Copenhagen home since 1909. Behind the original Moorish-style exterior, the hotel is home to a half-dozen places to eat and drink, a wellness center and hammam, and Denmark’s first rooftop pool. If you don’t spend the night, hit up one of the rooftop terrace’s events after dark or grab a drink at the hotel bar. The old-school Danish charm and modern Scandinavian design are the exact recipe for highbrow hygge. Note you’re in Denmark now and sustainability is king: The hotel gets its power from a wind farm and serves organic food throughout its restaurants.
Skt. Peders Straede 34, Indre By
Studious, clean, and efficient, Hotel SP34 is a new kid on the block, offering up a comfortable stay in the bohemian Latin Quarter, just a bit outside the city center. The space is made up of three townhouses, which lend a quaint, laid-back feel—think: grey-walled guest rooms, mid-century modern furnishings, and brass light fixtures. The terraced rooms offer floor-to-ceiling views of either the city or the courtyard. There's an outpost of Cocks and Cows, a local chain that serves Americana-style burgers, steaks, and BBQ fare. In the hotel lobby there's a complimentary wine hour that's a hit with the twentysomethings.
Kongens Nytorv 34, Indre By
Given its opulent, luxe interiors and old-world charm, it’s no surprise this historic hotel, 90 rooms strong, has been the site of many elite Danish events for more than two centuries. Founded in the mid 1700's, there’s a whimsical quality to this space, heightened by a recent refresh. Situated on the storied Nyhavn Canal, it's within minutes of the Royal Theatre and The King’s Garden. It's also home to the city's best spa.
H. C. Andersens Blvd. 8, Indre By
Top-notch accommodations aside, this hotel houses an impressive collection of mid-century Danish design. The team has amassed vintage pieces over the years, making the entire stay here seem like a throwback to the early 1960's. Design enthusiasts should opt for the Collector's Suite, which was decorated by Anders Petersen, an avid collector of mid-century art and furniture. It's worth noting the hotel's location is within walking distance from the Latin Quarter, Tivoli Gardens, City Hall Square, and Strøget.
Vesterbrogade 107, Vesterbro
One of our favorite parts of this boutique hotel is the outdoor garden—it's an an unexpectedly quiet, cozy place to have a drink in the middle of the city. In fact, the entire hotel feels more like visiting your friend's home, with an intimate downstairs lounge area that connects with the outdoor space and garden. Located in the heart of Vesterbro, the city's charming–and thriving–neighborhood that's brimming with design shops, cafés, and boutiques, this is an excellent place to stay if you want to be in the mix. (Pro tip: As customer service-driven this hotel is, it's not the best option for littles.)