LivingTravelThe 9 Best Helsinki Hotels of 2019

The 9 Best Helsinki Hotels of 2019

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The summary

Best Overall: See Hotel F6 Rates on TripAdvisor “A haven of warmth and welcome, with bright, contemporary decor and tirelessly attentive staff.”

Best budget: see Finn Hotel rates on TripAdvisor »City center accommodation at rock bottom prices».

Best Boutique – See Katajanokka Hotel Rates on TripAdvisor “Exclusively located in a former 19th century prison.”

Best for families: see Scandic Paasi’s rates on TripAdvisor “Kids get a welcome gift and will love the hotel’s colorful decor and dedicated play area”

Best for Romance: See Hotel Lilla Roberts Rates on TripAdvisor “A great choice for design-conscious couples.”

Best Luxury: See Kämp Hotel Rates on TripAdvisor “From its five-star location in Esplanadi Park to its top-hat porters, this is refinement at its best.”

Best for nightlife: see Klaus K hotel rates on TripAdvisor “Walking distance to the best bars and clubs in Helsinki”.

Best deal: see Crowne Plaza Helsinki rates on TripAdvisor “Convenient location between the city center and Messukeskus Convention Center.”

Best Boardwalk – See Hilton Helsinki Strand Rates on TripAdvisor “Peaceful atmosphere and stunning views of the Boardwalk.”

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Best Overall: Hotel F6

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Hotels with charm

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The four-star family hotel F6 is rated on TripAdvisor as the best hotel in Helsinki. Its location in the city center puts it within walking distance of Esplanadi Park and the beautiful green domes of Helsinki Cathedral. The hotel is a haven of warmth and welcome, with bright contemporary decor and tirelessly attentive staff. Each of the 66 rooms features luxurious bathrobes and slippers, a wonderfully comfortable bed, a minibar, and free Wi-Fi. Ask for one with a French balcony and views of the hotel’s courtyard.

Breakfast is included. Expect organic Finnish delicacies like reindeer salami and artisan bread. The bar, Runar, is named after the hotel’s resident Boston Terrier and offers cocktails made with herbs grown in the hotel’s greenhouse. Although there is no restaurant, you can order food from some of the best dining options in the city through a collaboration with a local delivery service. Use the gym to stay in shape, or borrow free bikes from reception for a tour of the best sights in Helsinki.

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Best budget: Hotel Finn

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Hotel Finn stands out for providing city center accommodation at rock-bottom prices. Located a seven-minute walk from Helsinki Central Station, the hotel is ideally located for exploring attractions like the Ateneum art gallery on foot, saving you money on public transport. Inside, the decor is contemporary and stylish, while the reception staff will be happy to offer recommendations on what to see and do. There are 36 rooms, which while basic, are also clean and comfortable.

Whether you choose a single, double, triple or quadruple room, you will benefit from a private bathroom and soundproof windows. Towels and toiletries are included, while free Wi-Fi and a 32-inch HDTV keep you connected. Although there is no on-site restaurant, all guests are entitled to a discounted breakfast at an adjacent restaurant. The buffet is varied and plentiful, and at € 8.5 per person, it’s an affordable way to fill up before a busy day exploring the city.


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Best Boutique: Hotel Katajanokka

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Located near the city center on Katajanokka Island, the elegant boutique hotel Katajanokka is just a few minutes’ walk from the iconic Uspenski Cathedral. Uniquely located in a former 19th century prison, the hotel still retains its original perimeter wall and red brick facade. However, inmates of the past are unlikely to recognize the interior of the building, which has been transformed into a design-oriented comfort enclave.

Rooms in the cell block guarantee a good night’s sleep with meter-thick brick walls, while standard amenities include a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a selection of pillows. The generous buffet breakfast is included in the room rate and is served in the Linnankellari basement restaurant. The restaurant also offers delicious Nordic cuisine for lunch and dinner, and in summer, you can enjoy barbecues and live music on the patio terrace. Other facilities include a 24-hour gym and weekend sauna.

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Best for families: Scandic Paasi

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Scandic Paasi offers the best of both worlds with a quiet, family-friendly location close to the Kaisaniemi Botanical Garden and great transport links to the city center. Children receive a welcome gift and will love the hotel’s colorful décor and dedicated play area. Parents will be equally in love with the fact that children under 13 stay for free. There are several different rooms for families, all with TV and free Wi-Fi.

Some have a private sauna, while others allow a kitchen with cooker and dining table. Maximum capacity is four, but larger families can request connecting rooms. Whichever you choose, an organic buffet breakfast is included. With over 100 items, there is something for guests of all ages. There are several restaurants nearby, while hotel facilities include a gym, library and bar.

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Best for Romance: Hotel Lilla Roberts

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Romantic hotels


Avantgarde Hotel Lilla Roberts is an excellent choice for design-conscious couples. It is perfectly located for romantic walks through the city center and along the Helsinki waterfront, while the building itself is an early 20th century gem from the famous architect Selim A. Lindqvist. Inside, the Art Deco lobby sets the stage for a special stay with a cozy fireplace and life-size horse sculpture. There are 130 rooms, all with parquet floors and plush beds dressed in Egyptian cotton.

Choose a Lux room with a designer sofa and 55-inch TV with surround sound for romantic nights. Krog Roba Restaurant serves breakfast throughout the day, so you can sleep in late. There is a terrace for warm weather dining outside, while Bar Lilla e is the perfect place for celebratory cocktails.

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Best luxury: Hotel Kämp

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When the Hotel Kämp opened in 1887, it was the first hotel in Finland to have an elevator. It has been setting standards for luxury ever since. From its five-star location in Esplanadi Park to its top-hat porters, this is refinement at its best. All rooms and suites include a marble bathroom, feather duvets and pillows, and state-of-the-art technology.

The Mannerheim Suite offers the most luxurious stay in Helsinki, with a living room, kitchen, balcony and private sauna in more than 2,777 square feet of space. Enjoy seasonal French cuisine at the Hotel Kämp Brasserie, followed by cocktails in the chandelier-lit bar. Kämp Spa tempts with two saunas and a long list of massages, while other perks include valet parking and 24-hour room service.

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Best for nightlife: Klaus K Hotel

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The modern location of the Klaus K Hotel Design District puts it within walking distance of the best bars and clubs in Helsinki. It’s also home to Klaus K Bar & Lounge, a popular spot for cocktails, Italian wines, and live DJ sessions on Thursdays. If you’re looking for the perfect venue for a private party, look no further than the hotel’s Sky Terrace, a sophisticated and heated space for rooftop celebrations. All rooms spoil between the holidays with free Internet, Malin + Goetz amenities, and high-quality Unikulma mattresses. To access the Sky Terrace outside of private functions, splurge on a Sky Loft room. The Toscanini restaurant offers a welcoming environment to refuel with tasty Tuscan cuisine, while the 24-hour gym allows you to detox in style.

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Best deal: Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki

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The four-star Crowne Plaza Helsinki hotel offers a convenient location between the city center and the Messukeskus Convention Center, with excellent transport links to both. On-site, a dedicated conference room offers event space for up to 1,500 delegates, while other business perks include free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business center. The hotel’s Sleep Advantage program helps you relax between meetings with high-quality bedding, rooms in quiet areas, and guaranteed wake-up calls. Choose a room with access to the Club Lounge on the top floor for a complimentary breakfast and cocktails. Other amenities include a lobby bar, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a fitness center with gym and spa.

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Best waterfront: Hilton Helsinki Strand

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Located across the bridge from the Botanical Gardens on the edge of a serene entrance, the Hilton Helsinki Strand boasts a tranquil atmosphere and stunning views of the sea. It is equipped for business with nine different meeting rooms; and for leisure with a sauna on the top floor, gym and swimming pool. All rooms include HD TV, minibar and private bathroom, while many face the water. For panoramic ocean views from the comfort of your own balcony, choose the Hilton or Presidential Suites. Restaurant BRO serves vodka cocktails and seasonal cuisine.

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