Copenhagen with Kids: 10 Best Hotels in Copenhagen for Families
Copenhagen is a great city for families to discover together, and our gurus have selected the best hotels in Copenhagen for families to save you the bother. One of the main reasons for its family-friendliness is that it’s small and liberally sprinkled with memorable, and interesting, landmarks and seems to be arranged around its gardens and green spaces. If you plan ahead you’ll find you’re often able to stroll between destinations through parks or gardens, and you’ll find plenty of inspiring places to play along the route.
Copenhagen is also colourful! The famous waterfront warehouses in their primary shades - some of which have been converted into family friendly hotels - are just the start, there are also numerous murals and splashes of colour in the most unexpected places. And there are castles which really look like castles are supposed to look. Where kings and queens still live! And of course Hans Christian Anderson’s bronze Little Mermaid statue is just waiting to welcome you.
You’ll find many of Copenhagen's hotels for families near, or in, the centre of town. Including SP34 which has a fantastic location right by the Tivoli Gardens, which just might be your children’s favourite place here. Copenhagen’s planners kept aside 15 acres in the centre of town for wonderful diversions and beautiful views. The Tivoli Gardens has the world’s tallest carousel, rollercoasters, dragon boats, graceful fountains, open grass to run around on, lakes with pagodas and millions of flowers. And at night it’s all lit up beautifully.
When it comes to attractions many of Copenhagen’s highlights have made sure they’ve something to offer your little ones. The National Gallery of Denmark is a prime example, with exhibitions designed just for kids and workshops where they can have a go themselves. The National Museum also has a Children’s Museum, with a replica viking ship you can mess about on, costumes to try, a 1920s classroom and plenty of hands-on exhibits. There’s even a children’s section in Copenhagen’s Worker’s Museum.
The scientific minded have plenty to excite them here as well, at the excellent Experimentarium, which has around 300 exhibits and experiments designed to teach us all a few things about science and technology.
Copenhagen also has several excellent children’s theatres - this is the perfect place to see one of Hans Christian Anderson’s treasures brought to life - and an excellent zoo.
Just to the northwest of Copenhagen there’s an Open Air Museum, with around a hundred historic farm buildings, which date from between 1650 and 1950 and have been collected from all over Denmark.
If the Tivoli Gardens aren’t enough you could also take your kids up to Bakken, the world’s oldest amusement park. Historic and fun. Plus there’s a deer park through which you can take a horse and carriage ride.
Use our guide to the best hotels in Copenhagen for families and start planning your trip.
10 of The Best Hotels in Copenhagen for Families
The Best City Break Hotels in Copenhagen for Families
- The Copenhagen Strand Hotel is a big, chic, waterfront property in a super central location. Rooms are typically Scandinavian in style with pale blue tones, wooden floors and plenty of light. Danish breakfasts are served in the stylish breakfast room and many of the city's main attractions are just a stroll away.
- The Hotel Danmark is another great choice for families, and this time we recommend it because of its wide range of room shapes and sizes: there are 89, ranging from bunked dormers to luxurious suites and family apartments, so there's bound to be something to suit your family. The decor and design are the height of contemporary Danish chic, and the location is very central, perfect for exploring the city. The Hotel Denmark also has a trendy rooftop cocktail bar with superb city views, which popular with with locals as well as hotel guests.
- For families wanting to experience Copenhagen in comfort and style we recommend the Manon Les Suites, a collection of 80 apartment-like suites arranged so that their doors all face a central atrium, huge with five storeys of jungle-like plants, and at the bottom of which there’s a resort style pool. Even the smallest rooms are like tiny apartments with kitchen facilities, and huge windows overlooking Copenhagen. But you’ll find the best views on the roof terrace, where there’s also a trendy bar and restaurant. It’s a good location for families too, quiet, but still a relatively short walk into the centre of town.
- The Scandic Palace Hotel is in an historic building, across the road from the Tivoli Gardens and near the city hall. The rooms are comfortable and light, with fashionable furnishings. Downstairs, the restaurant serves Nordic cuisine and the hotel's atmospheric bar is a great place to enjoy a cocktail.
The Best Hip Hotels in Copenhagen for Families
- SP34 is a fantastic boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter with 118 stylish rooms and suites and an amazing penthouse. There are two restaurants and four bars, plus a roof terrace, and there’s plenty to do and see around the hotel, but you’re also just 500metres from the Tivoli Gardens.
- Citizen M Radhuspladsen is a modern and quirky, centrally located hotel in typical Citizen M style, and featuring murals and artwork by established Danish artists. The jazzy open-plan lobby is the real focal point, with a multitude of comfy bright sofas, statement lamps and carpets, and a hip bar. Rooms boast enormous beds and great views. A hip and buzzing base.
- The Avenue Hotel is a 68 room hotel converted from a graceful 19th century building decorated with stylish Danish designed furniture and Missoni throws. There’s a lounge with live music and fantastic cocktails, which you might think doesn't sound particularly family friendly, but it is!
The Best Value Family Hotels in Copenhagen
- Ibsens Hotel is a great value boutique hotel in the colourful neighbourhood of Nansengade. There are plenty of restaurants and cultural attractions nearby, but you’re also right by an excellent transport hub, so you’re pretty close to everything.
- Wakeup is a huge hotel in central Copenhagen with 510 contemporary, white-washed, chrome-floored rooms with plenty of natural light and splashes of green. There are rooms of all shapes and sizes including some great suites, family rooms and family suites. And the rooms on the higher floors have amazing city views.
Family Friendly Hotels in Copenhagen in a peaceful location
- The Kurhotel Skodsborg is a bit out of town, but it might be worth it if you're lookng for a quiet, relaxing spot? This stately Nordic hotel and spa is a great place to rest and recharge, with plenty of attention to detail in the soft interior design of the rooms and suites, with the best offering French doors opening onto a balcony and seaviews. And the bright and inviting spa has a range of luxury packages.
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10 of the Best Hotels in Copenhagen for Families
Copenhagen Strand Hotel Copenhagen 174 rooms from £130Local exploring - Location is everything at this waterfront hotel, within easy reach of NNyhavn’s, Christiansborg, Strøget and Amalienborg.Museums - Visit Museum Island and view the exhibitions in Tøjhusmuseet, the Theatre Museum or the Thorvaldsen Museum, to name a few.Sights nearby - Admire the architecture of Christian IV’s Brewery, one of Copenhagen's oldest buildings.Cycling - Hire a bike and head over the cycle bridge that leads to Christianshavn.
A chic waterfront property boasting an excellent central location. Rooms are typically Scandinavian in style with pale blue tones, wooden floors and plenty of light. Danish breakfasts are served in the stylish breakfast room and many of the city's main attractions are just a stroll away. See More
Hotel Danmark Copenhagen 89 rooms from £159City Style - An upscale boutique offering carefully curated interiors — minimlaist vibes with just enough design flare to keep us guessing.Hotel Entertainment - The rooftop terrace is a must for guests and locals alike — filled with potted plants, comfy seats and DJs through the summerGroups - There are two bunk dorms which offer multiple beds, reasonable prices and the same effortless style that defines the hotel.Great walks - Wander through the local area and admire the half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.
Manon Les Suites Copenhagen 80 rooms from £244Hotel Entertainment - You may find it hard to leave the hotel — take a dive in the central pool or lounge amognst the pots of herbs on the roof.City Style - Boasting stylish suites, a courtyard pool and rooftop terrace this is a hit with the young and fashionable.Local markets - Sample the wares at the food stalls in Torvehallerne, a covered market filled with local produce and food.Great walks - You are spoilt for choice — head off and admire the scenic lakes, or take a wander to Ørstedsparken.
A vibrant hotel boasting the most instagramable atrium in Copenhagen. Centred around a rainforest-esq courtyard pool complete with dangling fish lanterns. Contemporary suites feature large expanses of glass opening out onto great city views and the atmospheric rooftop terrace is hit with locals. See More
Scandic Palace Hotel Copenhagen 169 rooms from £169Retro/Vintage - Designed by architect Anton Rosen in 1910, it was seen as ahead of its time, though it is now a protected monumentLocal exploring - The hotel is a city-centre landmark in itself — perfect for exploring the sights and sounds of CopenhagenSights nearby - Dive into a world of fantasy and magic at the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy-Tale House, right beside the hotel.Great walks - Just a five minute walk brings you to Tivoli Gardens, an ideal spot for a relaxed afternoon walk.
Set in a historic building near the city hall, Scandic Palace Hotel is ideally placed for a trip to Copenhagen. The rooms are comfortable and light with fashionable furnishings. Downstairs, the restaurant serves Nordic cuisine and the hotel's atmospheric bar is a great place to enjoy a cocktail. See More
SP34 Copenhagen 118 rooms from £181City Style - Leading the pack, the hotel is frequented by creatives and artists drawn by the pared-down Nordic style and vibrant social sceneClose to nightlife - Friday nights are when this place comes alive, with live DJ sets and free concerts and a trendy crowd of localsHotel Entertainment - The small in house cinema offers a cosy screening and the lobby bar has a wine hour every evening from 5pm.Foodies - With three distinct and excellent restaurants, a rooftop bar and a port collection that is hard to rival.
Wakeup Copenhagen 510 rooms from £84Watersports - Make the most of the summer in Copenhagen and head down to harbour baths at Islands Brygge, walking distance from the hotel.Value chic - Cheap rooms in a stylish and well located hotel, right on the waterside with rooms offering all mod-cons and great views.Sights nearby - Check out the third-oldest operating amusement park in the world just down the road — Tivoli GardensArchitectural - A simple minimalist hotel designed by the famous Danish architect Kim Utzon.
An ideally located central spot for the budget traveller. Head to toe contemporary spaces have white washed walls, dark chrome floors, splashes of green, and lots of natural light. The 24 hour lobby bar offers drinks, snacks and sandwiches at all hours, perfect for a late flight or early start. See More
Avenue Hotel Copenhagen 68 rooms from £134Designer Shopping - Just around the corner on Elmegade and Jægersborggade, you can take a look at what designer boutiques Copenhagen has to offer.Other Activities - The outdoor wooden decking area offers a relaxing, atmospheric place to unwind with a cocktail after a day of exploring.City Style - The classical perfection of the 18th century architecture meets cutting edge interiors by top Danish designers.Hotel Entertainment - Enjoy the live music nights in the hotel bar, or sip a complimentary glass of red at the daily wine hour (5-6)Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Michelin Travel, Tablet
19th Century boutique offering a great value stay in Copenhagen. Clean, modern, well-equipped rooms (some sleep four) feature Danish designs & Missoni throws. Hang out in the lounge for live music, fantastic cocktails and small bites. A great choice for city visitors and families. See More
CitizenM Radhuspladsen Copenhagen 238 rooms from £169City Style - A stylish arty central base great for shopping and sightseeing. Kick back with a book in the airy lounge or cocktail at the bar.Sights nearby - A 20 minute walk will take you to Christiansborg Palace, a palace and government building on the islet of Slotsholmen.Museums - Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is within a short walk of the hotel, home to the private art collection of Carl Jacobsen.Designer Shopping - There is something for everyone and every budget on Strøget with both high-street and high-end shopping.
A modern and quirky central hotel featuring murals and artwork by established Danish artists. The jazzy open-plan lobby is the real focal point, with a multitude of comfy bright sofas, statement lamps and carpets, and a hip bar. Rooms boast enormous beds and great views. A hip and buzzing base! See More
Ibsens hotel Copenhagen 118 rooms from £135Local markets - Close to the famed Torvehallerne food hall, an urban covered marketplace featuring stalls with local produce and gourmet food.Great walks - Just a 15 minute walk to the Botanical Gardens, famed for its extensive complex of historical glasshouses dating from 1874.City Style - Highlighting local talent with interiors featuring fabrics and sculptures by designers Krestine Kjaerholm and Pia Hutters.Museums - A short walk takes you to the National Gallery, home to an expansive collection of art spanning seven centuries.Recommended by - I Escape
Amazing value for a funky no-frills boutique hotel in vibrant Nansengade neighbourhood. With a focus on local talent you will find unique interiors and a community feel. There are 3 excellent restaurants tied to the hotel and the excellent breakfast is mostly organic, seasonal and local. See More
Kurhotel Skodsborg Copenhagen 83 rooms from £186Back to Nature - Sandwiched between Dyrehave, 1,000 acres of deer filled forest, and a pebbly beach on the coast of Oresund.Spa breaks - The extensive and well-equipped spa offers everything from pampering to reflexology and physiotherapy.Cooking classes - There are cookery classes available, make sure to book one in so you can keep up the healthy eating at home!Sights nearby - Take a trip back in time and see this historic region from a horse-drawn carriage
Rest and recharge at this stately Nordic hotel and spa. There is plenty of attention to detail in the soft interior design of the rooms and suites, with the best offering French doors opening onto a balcony and seaviews. The bright and inviting spa has a range of luxury packages. An ideal spa break. See More