17 BEST HOTELS in Helsinki [August 2019!]

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The Finnish capital city of Helsinki has a vibrant culture and has never been more attractive to tourists than it is today.

When looking for that perfect place to stay in order to make your experience in Helsinki unforgettable, you may not know where to start with hotel options. Lucky for you, we have built this guide of the best hotels in Helsinki, and we also have an awesome neighborhood guide to Helsinki too.

No matter what your budget is, whether you are traveling alone or with family, or even if you are traveling with a pet, we are here for you. Whatever you are looking for in a hotel, we can help you find that perfect one, plus the best things do to in Helsinki and our ultimate guide to the top rated things to do in Europe while you’re travelling.

These are our picks for the best hotels in Helsinki!

Quick Answers – Best Hotels in Helsinki

#1 – Hotel F6

Best Overall Hotel in Helsinki

Hotel F6

Hotel F6

  • Centrally located close to many top tourist attractions
  • Beautiful central courtyard
  • Local organic breakfast is included

Our number one ranked hotel in Helsinki is truly an amazing place to spend an unforgettable holiday.

Hotel F6 is so warm and welcoming that you may find yourself struggling to even get out and explore all the wonderful places that Helsinki has to offer.

The breakfast is to die for; make sure to indulge your taste buds by trying some of the local Finnish delicacies, such as reindeer salami.

This family-run hotel is the perfect place to make your home away from home when visiting Helsinki.


#2 – Glo Hotel Airport

Best Hotel in Helsinki Near the Airport

Glo Hotel Airport

Glo Hotel Airport

  • Located in Vantaa airport
  • Walk to your gate in minutes
  • 24-hour business center

Literally located inside the airport, you could not be any closer if you tried. If you have an early morning flight, this is the perfect place for you. If you are lucky enough to leave a little later, enjoy the extra sleep and the complimentary breakfast before you stroll over to your boarding gate.

Don’t forget to relax in Glo Hotel’s sauna the night before your flight.


#3 – Hotel Haven

Best Hotel in Helsinki Near Downtown

Hotel Haven

Hotel Haven

  • Views overlooking the Helsinki Harbor 
  • Beauty center and 24-hour room service
  • In-house restaurant

Hotel Haven is a centrally located 5-star hotel and a great starting point for those in town for business downtown or for those looking to explore the sites. It is conveniently located next to many museums, restaurants, and theaters.

The in-house restaurant and romantic bar lounge at Hotel Haven are great places to enjoy the night with your significant other, especially during the cold winter months. If you are looking to keep your night alive after dinner, you are close to countless bars and clubs where you can go and enjoy a drink.


#4 – Scandic Paasi

Best Hotel in Helsinki for Families

Scandic Paasi

Scandic Paasi

  • Kids under 13 stay for free
  • Free welcome gift for children
  • Free bicycle rentals

If you are traveling as a family — especially if you have children — then Scandic Paasi should be number one on your list of places to stay. With kids under 13 staying for free and welcome gifts for your children, this place is tailored to you.

The hotel is colorfully decorated and there is even a special play area. All rooms include free wi-fi and tv’s, while some have private kitchens and saunas. The maximum occupancy per room is four people, but if you are a larger family, you can ask for adjoining rooms.

Fuel up in the morning with the included breakfast buffet before exploring the city on two wheels with the free bike rentals that Scandic Paasi provides for their guests.

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#5 – Hotel Katajanokka

Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in Helsinki

Hotel Katajanokka

Hotel Katajanokka

  • Welcoming to pets
  • BBQ/picnic area and a playground on-site
  • Breakfast buffet is included and they have an in-house restaurant

Traveling with a pet? Not a problem at Hotel Katajanokka. This is a boutique hotel that is very centrally located and built inside what used to be a former prison. Don’t let that scare you away; the hotel has been beautifully renovated in order for both you and your pet to experience maximum comfort.

Enjoy the courtyard terrace with your pet, where you can barbecue and often listen to live music being performed for guests. Feast upon the included breakfast buffet and try out their Nordic menu for lunch and dinner.


#6 – Hotelli Finn

Best Cheap Hotel in Helsinki

Hotel Finn

Hotel Finn

  • Best prices in the city center
  • Fitness center and swimming pool
  • Four different sized rooms available

Stay in the city center and enjoy the surrounding area while paying only a fraction of what other hotels charge. If you are traveling on a budget and thought it would be impossible to stay in the city center, think again.

Hotelli Finn provides their guests with the cheapest prices in the center of Helsinki. Just because the prices are low doesn’t mean you have to expect poor quality though.

The 36 rooms in the hotel aren’t fancy but they all come with free WiFi, TV’s, private bathrooms and soundproof windows. Depending on if you are traveling solo or in a group, there are four different room sizes that you can choose from.

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#7 – Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki

Best Hotel in Helsinki Near the Helsinki Cathedral

Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki

Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki

  • Four-minute walk to the Helsinki Cathedral
  • Features in-house restaurants 
  • Luxury spa and sauna

The Helsinki Cathedral is a place that everyone visits when they come to Helsinki, so why not stay right next to it? Located only 300 meters from the cathedral, this modern hotel is a great place to stay.

It is in the historic city and you will be able to soak up all the Finnish culture just by walking around your neighborhood. If you want to explore the University, it is also only a short walk away.

After seeing the cathedral, come back and relax in Hotel Helsinki’s luxury spa and sauna and then enjoy a drink at the bar or in the courtyard.


#8 – Fabian Hotel

Best Hotel in Helsinki Near Market Square

Fabian Hotel

Fabian Hotel

  • Steps from Market Square
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Luxury rooms that have been recently renovated

Walk right out the front door of the Fabian Hotel and start exploring Market Square. This 58-room hotel has been updated and it shows.

The rooms are modern and include all the essential luxuries you may want in a hotel. There is a restaurant in-house, but there is also a kitchenette for those who are looking to prepare their own food.

After a long day, Fabian Hotel’s rooftop terrace is a great place to unwind and relax.


#9 – Hostel Suomenlinna Helsinki

Best Hotel in Helsinki Near Suomenlinna

Hostel Suomenlinna Helsinki

Hostel Suomenlinna Helsinki

  • Located on the actual island
  • Offers year-round accommodation
  • Cheap prices

Hostel Suomenlinna is the only accommodation located on the island itself. If you are hoping to explore Suomenlinna, you are only a short walk away, instead of having to take the ferry over from Helsinki.

The hostel is located only 50 meters from the main pier and has 40 beds that are split up between large group rooms and small private rooms.

This hostel may not be for everyone, but if your main goal is to see the old fortress of Suomenlinna, you can’t beat this place.


#10 – Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Best Hotel in Helsinki Near the National Museum of Art

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

  • Six-minute walk to the Kiasma Art Museum
  • One-minute walk to the Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • Indoor swimming pool and fitness center

If you are a museum buff, you have found your perfect hotel. Not only is Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti located six minutes from the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, but it is located only one minute from the Natural History Museum.

Original Soko Hotel Presidentti is within walking distance of the Helsinki Music Centre, The Swedish Theatre, and Finlandia Hall. It is a modern hotel with amazing amenities, like the indoor swimming pool and the Sevilla Bar and Restaurant. All rooms have tv’s, wi-fi and recently upgraded bathrooms.


More Best Hotels in Helsinki

Didn’t find what you were looking for on that list? Don’t be discouraged! Here are more of the best hotels in Helsinki to give you further options!

#11 – Klaus K Hotel

Klaus K Hotel

Klaus K Hotel

  • Spa and wellness center
  • Have their own popular bar and lounge
  • Free bicycle rentals

Klaus K hotel is perfect for those looking to explore Helsinki nightlife. They have their own bar in the hotel and are situated only minutes away from most of the popular bars and clubs in Helsinki.

After a long night out, you can relax in the hotel’s spa and wellness center inside the hotel. If you have the energy to spare, rent out bikes from the hotel free of charge.


#12 – Hotel Lilla Roberts

Hotel Lilla Roberts

Hotel Lilla Roberts

  • Along the Helsinki waterfront
  • Designed by a celebrated architect
  • Fantastic in-house restaurant

Hotel Lilla Roberts is an art enthusiast’s dream hotel. Designed by famous architect Selim Lindqvist, this is a modern and contemporary hotel. The surrounding area is known as the “design district” and has lots of hip restaurants and coffee shops to try out in between checking out the art galleries.

The hotel’s restaurant is well known in Helsinki for its delicious Nordic cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


#13 – Hotel St George

Hotel St George

Hotel St George

  • Excellent location in the heart of the city
  • Short walk to the University Botanical Gardens
  • In-house wine bar

Located right in the city center, Hotel St George is an excellent starting point for any day out in Helsinki. All the main tourist destinations are within walking distance of the hotel, and the Botanical Gardens next door are absolutely charming.

After exploring the sights, you can come back to the hotel and choose from one of the two restaurants the hotel offers. For a night cap, try a glass of wine from the wine bar.


#14 – Hotel Kamp

Hotel Kamp

Hotel Kamp

  • Fantastic views from its location on Esplanadi Park
  • Turkish steam bath
  • The ultimate luxury hotel in Helsinki

Hostel Kamp sets the standard in Helsinki when it comes to luxury hotels. If you are looking to be pampered in every way imaginable, this is the place to spend your holiday. The hotel opened in 1887 and has been running ever since.

Hostel Kamp has a sauna, gym, and even a Turkish steam bath inside this luxury hotel. If you want to live like a king (or queen), you can spend the night in the Mannerheim Suite, which is over 2700 square feet.


#15 – Hotel Indigo Helsinki

Hotel Indigo Helsinki

Hotel Indigo Helsinki

  • Centrally located
  • Next to the main shopping area
  • Fitness center and sauna

Located only five minutes from the largest shopping district of Helsinki, this is a good place to stay if you are ready to take out your wallet and go on a shopping spree.

Hotel Indigo Helsinki has 120 rooms, a fitness center, a sauna, conference rooms and 24-hour reception. The restaurant is popular both for guests and locals, and I would recommend eating there even if you end up staying in another hotel.


#16 – Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki

Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki

Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki

  • Beautiful outdoor terrace
  • Health club, indoor pool, gym, spa and beauty center 
  • Club lounge on the top floor of the hotel

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki is quite popular amongst businessmen thanks to its conference space that can hold up to 1500 people. If you are looking for somewhere to hold a conference, this might just be the best hotel for you.

There is an in-house Mediterranean restaurant at the hotel, and a bar, and a lounge. If you need some fresh air, pop out onto the terrace and take in the city views.


#17 – Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

  • Private beach
  • Tennis courts
  • Free bike rentals

The Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa is another luxury hotel. With a private beach, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, tennis courts and two restaurants, you may feel like you never need to leave the hotel.

This 5-star hotel can almost feel like a resort at times. It is located at the north of Helsinki and it is best to have a car if you want to go in and explore the city center.

If you’re feeling adventurous, hop on some of the free bikes the hotel provides and cycle in.


Bonus Hotel!

Hilton Helsinki Strand

Hilton Helsinki Strand

Hilton Helsinki Strand

  • Amazing sea views one way and city views the other
  • Rooftop terrace and pool
  • An executive floor full of conference rooms

Depending on your preference, you can choose a room that overlooks the sea or the city. Either way, you will not be disappointed with the view.

Head up to the roof, where you will find a rooftop terrace and swimming pool. Not many places can provide you with the opportunity to sit back and relax in a swimming pool while taking in those kinds of views.

All rooms at the Hilton Helsinki Strand include WiFi, high definition TV’s with on-demand movies, and mini-bars.


Final Thoughts…

Thank you for taking the time to read over our best hotels in Helsinki guide. We hope that we have provided you with the information that you need in order to choose the perfect hotel! 

As you can see, Helsinki has a wide variety of hotel options and I am sure they have just the one to fill all your needs.

Still undecided? Why not go with our overall best hotel in Helsinki, Hotel F6? Between the excellent location, delicious breakfast and stunning rooms, we know you will be more than satisfied!

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About the Author Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson lives to travel! Born in Washington D.C., Emma is a hotel connoisseur and a staff writer at Hotel Jules. An army brat, Emma got the travel bug early and has never been able to stop. Now, she has proudly visited 70+ countries and plans to visit every country in the world! Passionate about her ukelele (obviously) and her family, Emma eventually wants to retire in Thailand and write a book about all of her travel experiences.

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