Hotels in Copenhagen City, Denmark

by Edwin Thomas

As befits a European capital, Copenhagen offers its visitors hotels ranging from inexpensive youth hostels to pricey, upscale establishments sporting the latest in luxury. Within this price range, Copenhagen has a handful of hotels that are particularly noted for their family-friendly features, making this leafy Danish city of canals and bike lanes an attractive destination for family vacations in Europe.


Although Copenhagen has accommodations for virtually any type of budget, rates tend to lean toward the expensive end of the spectrum. Even so, seasonal hotel bargains are available in the Danish capital. The peak period runs from May to September, after which the demand for rooms dries up. If you're planning a trip to Copenhagen, you can sometimes get discounts simply by calling the hotel and inquiring about them directly. Another consideration with Copenhagen hotels is the bathrooms. Shower stalls are the norm for hotel bathrooms, so if a hotel does not specifically say its bathrooms have a combination shower and tub, assume it does not.

DGI-byen Hotel

DGI stands for Danish Gymnastics Association, and this hotel is virtually a playground for children and athletic types alike. The DGI-byen includes not just typical hotel features like a swimming pool and spa, but also a climbing wall, bowling alley and shooting range. Given a three-star rating by the Danish authorities, the hotel has mid-sized rooms that sport light wood floors and dark wood furnishings in keeping with Danish modern design. The DGI-byen is conveniently located near Copenhagen's Central Station.

Hotel D'Angleterre

This 250-year-old hotel, located in the center of Copenhagen, has earned both a Fodor's Choice award and an "Exceptional" rating from Frommer's, and was described by Conde Nast Traveller as "the grande dame of Copenhagen." Some rooms are only mid-sized while others are quite spacious, but they all come individually decorated with a range of antique and contemporary furniture. Fodor's praised the hotel's French restaurant and top-notch service, whereas Frommer's called attention to the swimming pool and in-house video as features that will entertain children.

Kong Arthur

The name of this hotel has nothing to do with either King Kong or King Arthur. Instead, the "Arthur" refers to Arthur Frommer, who once co-owned the hotel and who founded Frommer's travel guides. Frommer's labeled this hotel a family-friendly lodging for its location on a tree-lined residential street near Peblinge Lake. Rated a four-star lodging by the government, the Kong Arthur is housed in what was once a 19th-century orphanage and offers comfortable accommodations set to a high standard. The rooms are appointed in the contemporary Danish fashion, with light wood flooring and earth-tone decor.

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