The best hotels outside Stockholm

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Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, and the city has very everything the urban traveler might ask for. But the area around is also well worth a visit. The beautiful archipelago starts just a few kilometers outside the city limits, and the countryside with fields and forest has a lot to offer grownups and children alike.

Last updated: December 5, 2023

Great hotels outside Stockholm

Whether you’re looking for the perfect hotel for your family trip, with playgrounds and farm animals, a relaxing weekend with your great one at a spa, want to indulge in good food and wine, or plan your wedding, you have many lovely places to stay.

There are lots of great hotels in Stockholm, but the city surroundings (including the archipelago) also have plenty of wonderful gems you shouldn’t miss. Here’s your guide to some of the best hotels near Stockholm.





Fågelbrohus hotel
Enjoy life at a rural idyll on Värmdö – Photo: © Fågelbrohus

Fågelbrohus is a rural idyll on beautiful Värmdö with everything you could want for a complete hotel stay – activities, dining experiences, relaxation, and scenic surroundings. Plus, nice rooms, comfortable beds, and pleasant social areas. You get here in only 40 minutes from Stockholm, and when you arrive you feel like you’ve left the stress and hectic everyday life behind. It’s a perfect place to recharge your energy and spend time with loved ones. Simply, a place to enjoy life.

Fågelbrohus has 72 lovely hotel rooms furnished in country style with every imaginable convenience – from standard double rooms to a luxurious suite with its own balcony. If you want to arrange an event or conference, there are 14 spacious and well-equipped meeting rooms for all occasions (from 6 to 80 people). The high-class restaurant serves well-prepared food focused on the season (plus a fantastic hotel breakfast that the guests love), and if you want to drink something good, there’s a nice hotel bar. The hotel also offers a Christmas buffet, New Year’s Eve celebration, wine tastings, and other pleasant events.

If you’re looking for relaxation, there’s a harmonious pool and relaxation area with several types of saunas, a heated outdoor pool, and luxurious spa treatments. And Fågelbrohus is also a real activity mecca. You can play golf on one of Sweden’s finest natural courses, play padel on the two outdoor courts, exercise in nature, or discover Stockholm’s archipelago.

Fågelbrovägen 20, Värmdö

Hotell Havsbaden

Hotell Havsbaden

Elegance and comfort at Hotell Havsbaden

Classical Hotell Havsbaden has existed since 1903 and is beautifully situated by the coast in Grisslehamn, north of Stockholm. This is a place where you can thoroughly relax, feel good in a luxurious environment, and feel that time stands still. You and your partner should come here when you really want to pamper yourself. Besides the accommodation itself and the archipelago around it, there is also a spa, golf, and good food and drink. The spa has 13 indoor and outdoor pools, several different saunas, and a large number of bookable treatments.

Restaurant Gastro, which in addition to dinner, also serves weekend brunch and afternoon tea, focuses on carefully selected ingredients and perfect taste balances. In addition, the hotel has an exclusive fishing restaurant, Pescaria Albert, with only 15 seats. During the summer, you must not forget to have a drink on the outdoor terrace, a real gem!

Skatuddsvägen 18, Grisslehamn

Smådalarö Gård

Smådalarö Gård hotel
Smådalarö Gård is one of Sweden’s largest spa hotels – Photo: © Smådalarö Gård

How about a lovely combination of an archipelago setting close to the sea, gastronomy, relaxation, and activities? If that sounds appealing, Smådalarö Gård Hotell & Spa is the place for you. This unique boutique hotel, located in the classic seaside resort Dalarö in Stockholm’s southern archipelago, has everything you could ever wish for – whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, relaxation, or adventure. Getting here only takes 50 minutes from Stockholm, and when you arrive, a hotel experience with total enjoyment and personal service awaits you. And you can also come here by boat; the hotel has its own guest harbor.

Smådalarö Gård has 110 well-designed hotel rooms, a private villa, and a beautiful corner suite. All rooms are stylishly furnished with comfortable beds and all conveniences you might need. When you get hungry or thirsty, you can visit one of the fine restaurants or bars – you can enjoy everything from a full evening of delicious food at Brasserie & Bränneri to a specially composed drink menu at Bloms Bar, the heart of the hotel. The facility also has 12 well-equipped meeting rooms in various sizes for those who want to arrange an event or conference.

As one of Sweden’s largest spa hotels, Smådalarö Gård is also an oasis for those looking for relaxation and recreation. There are 2,000 square meters of spa, both outside and inside, with several pools, saunas, and nice places to relax. If you prefer to get moving, there are also plenty of activities. How about two padel courts, a tennis court, a nine-hole golf course, a yoga studio, and a large gym? And since the hotel is next to the sea, you can also try fun water sports such as SUP and kayaking (or why not winter swimming?).

Smådalarö Gård, Dalarö

Story Hotel Signalfabriken

Siggesta Gård

Luxury with a bohemian touch at Story Hotel Signalfabriken.

In a beautiful 19th-century building that was once Sundbyberg’s town hall, you’ll find the cozy and modern boutique hotel Story Hotel Signalfabriken. Here you stay in a lovely environment inspired by art, music, and design with proximity to public transport, shopping, restaurants, culture, and nature. With the central location in Sundbyberg, you can get to Stockholm city center in just 10 minutes and to Arlanda airport in half an hour.

The hotel has 83 fine rooms, each with its own unique character with selected furniture, textiles, and artwork. All rooms are well-equipped with comfortable beds, modern technology, wifi, large LCD TV plus bathrooms with beautiful sinks and rain showers. In other words, you have everything you need for a top-notch hotel experience. Breakfast (included in the price), lunch, and dinner can be enjoyed at the friendly Phil’s Burger, where you’re served tasty burgers, and the hotel also has a nice hotel bar. And if you’re in the mood for a workout, there’s a fully equipped gym adjacent to the hotel.

Sundbybergs torg 1, Sundbyberg

Siggesta Gård

Siggesta Gård

One of the charming bedrooms at Siggesta Gård

On Värmdö, a half-hour drive from Slussen, you’ll find hotel Siggesta Gård. A hotel, conference facility, and restaurant. Here you stay in carefully decorated, scenic rooms with charm and character. In total, there are 39 rooms with a total of 89 beds. Enjoy the quiet country life or get active with one of the many outdoor activities such as disc golf, football golf, and mini-golf, or challenge family or friends to the exciting forest obstacle course.

For those traveling with children, this is probably the most appreciated hotel to stay at, as they can also watch the farm animals (chickens, goats, horses, and alpacas) and play on the large playground. The Ladugården restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, focusing on ingredients from the area. There is also a buffet, especially for children.

Siggesta Gård, Värmdö

AC Hotel by Marriott Stockholm Ulriksdal

AC Hotel by Marriott Stockholm Ulriksdal

Modern and comfortable rooms at AC Hotel by Marriott

For those who want to be close to nature but still reach the city in less than 10 minutes, the newly built AC Hotel by Marriott Stockholm Ulriksdal is an excellent choice. The hotel is located next to Ulriksdal’s commuter train station and within walking distance of Friends Arena, Mall of Scandinavia, Överjärva Gård, and Ulriksdals Slott.

But there is every reason to remain at the hotel. The Viitalize Gym & Wellness spa area offers a swimming pool, jacuzzi and dry sauna, steam room, and aroma sauna. There are also two well-equipped gyms. Companies and business travelers can choose from four conference rooms with a capacity of 150 people in the largest meeting room. And those who are hungry can enjoy dinner and tapas in the restaurant Pic-Poc by Pontus Frithiof. The restaurant also serves a tasty breakfast buffet, with Spanish ingredients such as freshly made frittata, and air-dried ham that you can cut yourself with a slicer.

Kolonnvägen 41, Solna

The Winery Hotel

The Winery Hotel Stockholm

The tempting winebar at The Winery Hotel

The Winery Hotel is located in Solna and is an urban hotel with a strong focus on wine. Behind a glass wall in the lobby, the Winery Red wine is made from grapes from the Terreno vineyards in Tuscany, Italy. The hotel’s wine bar, Winemaker’s Bar, offers several different guided tours of the wine-making, slightly different depending on the season. These must be booked in advance. Several different wine tastings are also organized every week. Visit the website for more information.

The hotel is stylishly decorated with brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a down-to-earth color scheme reminiscent of converted industrial buildings in Brooklyn. On the roof, there is a pool with the popular rooftop bar, Winery Rooftop Terrace, which is open during the summer months. The hotel has two restaurants, Winery Kitchen, which serves lunch and dinner, and Terreno Deli, an Italian trattoria with Tuscan delicacies.

Rosenborgsgatan 20, Solna




Djurönäset pool

The pool at Djurönäset

Djurönäset is a four-star hotel, spa, and conference facility on Djurö, an archipelago island in Värmdö municipality. You can get here by boat, car from Stockholm (40 minutes) or bus from Slussen (1 hour). Djurönäset is one of Sweden’s largest conference hotels, and you have the resources to arrange everything from large congresses to smaller kick-offs. The facility is also often used for private events such as birthday parties or weddings.

For those looking for a relaxing weekend in the archipelago, Djurönäset is perfect. Here you will find Djurönäset’s Archipelago Spa with an indoor pool, sauna landscape with experience showers, and a large number of treatments. Outdoors, you can enjoy the infinity pool, wood-fired sauna, and hot tubs. In the restaurant, a three-course menu inspired by the archipelago is served every evening. In the summer, the archipelago restaurant Sjöboden and its live concerts draw a large audience.

Seregårdsvägen 1, Djurhamn

Elite Hotel Marina Tower

Just outside the city limits, at Saltsjöqvarn, Elite Hotel Marina Tower, a hotel with one of Stockholm’s best views is located. Here you can enjoy the view of Stockholm’s inlet, Djurgården, and Old Town, preferably from the outdoor terrace in the summer sun. The shuttle boats to Nybroplan, Nacka beach, Blockhusudden, and Lidingö stop outside the door, perfect for exploring the city and for nice day trips.

The hotel is incorporated in a beautiful old mill building and the historic environment is nicely preserved, despite the modern decor. There are conference and meeting rooms, and weddings are often arranged here. The Sturebadet Marina Tower spa features a Turkish hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, pool, and gym. When hunger strikes, you eat well at SQ Bar & Restaurant, offering treats from Nordic cuisines prepared with locally grown and sustainable ingredients.

Saltsjöqvarns Kaj 25, Nacka

On your next visit, stay at a hotel outside Stockholm!

We hope we have triggered your curiosity to find out what’s outside of the city limits and that you have found the perfect hotel outside Stockholm for your next visit.

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