The Grand Hôtel
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Norrmalm
If you're looking for that over-the-top, opulent but classic, hotel experience, The Grand Hôtel is your best bet. Rooming guests since 1874, the waterfront location looking over at The Royal Palace and the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan (the city's Old Town) is hard to beat. The accommodations are brimming with old-world charm—soaring ceilings with crown moldings, four-poster beds with high thread count sheets, and luxurious bathrooms. The hotel is home to acclaimed chef Matthias Dahlgren's Michelin-starred restaurant Matbaren (we also love Dahlgren's more casual café Green Rabbit on nearby Tegnérgatan). After a long day of sightseeing, check into the hotel's Nordic spa for a series of invigorating, Scandi-style treatments including hot and cold baths, a pine-scented sauna, and traditional Swedish massage.
Sveavägen 48, Norrmalm
Named after the headmistress of the girl’s school that once occupied this Art Nouveau building, Miss Clara is a minimalist's dream.
Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Norrmalm
Nobis is one of the classic, old-school hotel options in Stockholm, replete with high ceilings, chandeliers, and lots of marble. While the minimalist, Scandinavian-style rooms have all the appointments you expect from a luxury hotel—high thread-count sheets, well-stocked minibars, and chic products in the bathrooms—they are on the small side. Situated on Norrmalmstorg Square, and walking distance to the city's best shopping and incredibly strollable Berzelli Park, the location is hard to beat. After a long day of sightseeing, hotel restaurant Caina serves some of the best Italian in the city, after which you can just roll straight into bed.