Oslo Hotels

Insights from kimkim local specialists for our hand-selected hotels in Oslo, Norway
Many travelers tend to use Oslo as a start or end to their Norway adventure, so kimkim recommends making the most of your stay by booking a hotel that lets you experience the city’s history and culture right in your room. Hotel Continental, for example, dates back to 1860 and is centrally located near key attractions like the Nobel Peace Center and Aker Brygge waterfront​​. Amerikalinjen is another option, a modern modern property that opened in 2019. Still, it brings you history as a luxury hotel in the former headquarters of the Norwegian America Line, featuring stylish rooms with parquet floors, tall ceilings, and amenities like heated bathroom floors​​. Or stay at the Karl Johan Hotel, dating to 1874 and showcasing an elegant 19th-century exterior and renovated interiors that mix modern furnishings and historic details​​.
Hotel Christiania Teater
4.9
(10)
· Comfort
With art nouveau flair, this 102-room boutique hotel is a historic fixture on a tree-lined street between the National Theater and Parliament building—and within walking distance to the Aker Brygge waterfront area with restaurants and museums. Rooms have hardwood floors and plush furnishings,...
Thon Hotel Opera
4.7
(20)
· Comfort
This 480-room mid-range hotel is hard to miss given its central location between the Oslo Opera House (hence the name) and Oslo Central Station, with express trains to and from the airport. Rooms and suites have colorful, modern decor—some with bathtubs and balconies. The spacious lobby has a...
Hotel Bristol
4.8
(8)
· Luxury
Hotel Bristol’s pink-hued exterior takes up a prime corner location in central Oslo near theaters and museums. It remains a popular luxury choice thanks to a major renovation in 2019, just in time for its 100th anniversary. Rooms have upscale amenities, while an elegant food and beverage program...
Amerikalinjen
4.8
(6)
· Luxury
Opened in 2019, this luxurious, yet trendy boutique hotel pays homage to the ship that transported thousands of Norwegian immigrants to their new home in America during the 19th century—and that’s just a nibble of the story that plays a larger part of the brand. Rooms have parquet floors and...
Hotell Bondeheimen
4.5
(23)
· Mid-range
Dating back to 1913, this historic hotel in the heart of Oslo has modern interiors and an impressive sustainability program. There are 145 rooms in several room categories ranging from single beds to suites that can sleep a family of four—and all come with tech-friendly amenities. An on-site...
The Thief
4.7
(7)
· Luxury
Featuring modern art and design, this 114-room waterfront hotel stands out for its curved architecture—and its location on Tjuvholmen (Thief Islet), which was once known for thieves and pirates, hence the name. Unlike most hotels in Oslo, guests have direct access to the Oslofjord for swimming,...
Hotel Continental
5.0
(2)
· Luxury
One of the longest-running hotels in Norway’s capital sits across the street from the National Theater. This is more than a luxury hotel though, it’s a point of pride for Oslo residents with a family-owned history dating back to the 19th century—and you’ll find just as many locals as...
Photo courtesy of Clarion Hotel The Hub
Clarion Hotel The Hub
4.4
(8)
· Comfort
Clarion Hotel The Hub is a modern skyrise property located on a main street in the city's shopping district. You'll be just a 3-minute walk from Oslo Central Station in one direction and the Oslo Cathedral in the other. You'll also be close to bars, cafés, shops, and restaurants. Other sites are...
Grand Hotel
5.0
(1)
· Luxury
This historic property, circa 1874, has a grandiose exterior facing the Norwegian Parliament making it one of the best-situated hotels in the city. Today, guests find renovated interiors with an indoor tranquility pool, spa, and fitness center, plus various dining options including room service...
Karl Johan Hotel
5.0
(1)
· Comfort
This modern hotel is easy to spot with its elegant 19th-century facade on Oslo’s most famous street: Karl Johans gate. The 157 rooms were completely renovated in 2021 with modern furnishings and plush bedding. Standard rooms can feel a bit snug for two people, while larger deluxe rooms and suites...
Scandic Byporten
4.2
(13)
· Comfort
Tucked inside a shopping mall, this modern hotel has a prime location for walking to the Oslo Opera House and Munch Museum, as well as public transportation. The 239 rooms are bright with Scandinavian decor, while a trendy lobby offers shuffleboard and laptop-friendly workspaces. The hotel lacks...
Oslo Guldsmeden
4.5
(2)
· Comfort
This Balinese-meets-Scandinavian boutique hotel in Oslo has a quiet location within walking distance of Aker Brygge and Palace Park. Rustic-chic rooms have four-poster beds and deerskin throws that can cater to solo travelers, families, and romantics. Guests can start the day with organic...
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardemoen
4.2
(9)
· Comfort
This palatial hotel with 500 rooms is conveniently located across the street from Oslo Airport, accessed via a covered walkway—i.e. no airport shuttle or taxi is required. Recharge in a renovated lounge and restaurant serving local beers and Scandinavian fare, with some international favorites...
Thon Hotel Terminus
4.0
(11)
· Mid-range
With multiple Thon properties in Norway, this 154-room Thon Hotel Terminus is located steps from the Oslo City Mall and a major concert arena, called Spektrum, offering a wide range of performances. It’s also a short walk to Oslo Central Station with an express train to and from the airport....
Photo courtesy of Grand Hotel Oslo by Scandic
Scandic Grand Hotel Oslo
4.0
(1)
· Luxury
Grand Hotel Oslo by Scandic is a city landmark that dates back to 1874. This iconic and grandiose hotel is a blend of comfort and elegance, hosting various international guests, celebrities, and even Nobel Peace Prize winners. Situated on the main street, Karl Johan, the hotel is just a few...
Photo courtesy of Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
4.0
(2)
· Comfort
The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo, is a centrally located towering property rising 22 stories and offering views of the city and the nearby fjord. You'll be just about one block from Slottsparken, a leafy green space home to the Royal Palace. Plan for a longer walk to other city sites,...
Photo courtesy of Comfort Hotel Karl Johan
Comfort Hotel Karl Johan
4.0
(2)
· Mid-range
Comfort Hotel Karl Johan is a simple, modern hotel on Oslo's famous Karl Johan Street. Here, you'll be conveniently close to popular attractions such as Oslo Cathedral, a minute's walk away, and other popular sites such as the Norwegian Parliament, Rådhuset, and The Viking Planet, all within...
Thon Hotel Cecil
3.0
(2)
· Mid-range
The company behind Thon Hotels has multiple properties in Oslo, and this 167-room option is a short walk to the National Theater and shopping along Karl Johans gate. Colorful decor—a brand staple—beef up simple rooms that come with mini-fridges and smart TVs. Guest perks include a popular...

Hotel Advice for Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway
The 5 Best Family Friendly Hotels in Oslo

You'd be hard-pressed to find a European capital more suitable for families and kids than Oslo. A number of hotels cater to parents of both small children and teens—with the right lodging, you'll feel right at home in this booming heart of Scandinavia.

Order a beverage among elegant furnishings and hand-painted murals (photo courtesy of Hotel Bristol)
The 8 Best Historic Hotels in Oslo

Norway's capital is swiftly gaining new modern architecture, but there are still a surprising number of hotels that make use of their buildings' historical roots. That's not to say they are dated: all the properties on this list have been restored in recent years with fresh room decor and features like upscale lounges and restaurants that blend nicely with original 19th and 20th-century details. Read on for the best historic hotels in Oslo.

Oslo's Barcode district offers new architecture, including the Munch Museum
The 4 Best Hotels near the Waterfront in Oslo

Hotels near Oslo's up-and-coming waterfront offer easy access to a deluge of new museums, restaurants, shops, and architectural gems. We've compiled a list of properties that are a short stroll to either Aker Brygge or Bjørvika along the Oslofjord, making it easier to explore Norway's capital.

Oslo's best boutique hotels walking distance to Palace Park (photo courtesy of Saga Hotel Oslo)
The 3 Best Boutique Hotels in Oslo

The best boutique hotels in Oslo are all within walking distance of Oslo's top attractions, like Palace Park, yet removed from the tourist crowds. Whether it's Nordic-meets-Balinese decor, elegant rooms with stand-alone tubs, or a tree-lined location near bookstores, you'll find it on this list.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Continental
The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Central Oslo

If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Oslo near the best attractions, these options—many with historic roots—have up-to-date, posh rooms, sophisticated restaurants, and possible amenities ranging from spas and indoor pools to piano bars and underground jazz clubs. Here are our top picks for the best luxury hotels in Central Oslo.

This hotel overlooks the Mathallen Food Hall (photo courtesy of Scandic Vulkan)
The 3 Best Hotels near Grünerløkka in Oslo

These three hotels near Grünerløkka will get you close to the trendy arts district along the Akerselva river and keep you within walking distance of Oslo's city center when you're ready to explore more mainstream attractions. You'll find graffiti-lined streets, independent restaurants, and live music venues—lending to a Brooklyn, New York vibe.

Relax in a stylish hotel lounge near the new Munch Museum (photo courtesy of Clarion Hotel Oslo
The 5 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Central Oslo

These mid-range options are great for travelers who want contemporary furnishings and access to major highlights from Palace Park to the Oslo Opera House, not to mention outstanding breakfasts and cozy lounge areas. Here are the top picks for the best mid-range hotels in Oslo.

A few lucky suites at this hotel have spacious seated terraces (photo courtesy of Hotel Continental)
The 6 Best Hotels in Oslo

Choosing among all the great accommodations in Norway's growing capital can be tricky, and we're here to help. Here are six favorite hotels in three categories depending on your budget—standard, mid-range, and luxury—with either new or renovated rooms, standout complimentary breakfasts, and desirable locations steps from Oslo's top attractions.

Spend a few hours or more exploring the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Norway's capital
The 6 Best Hotels near Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo

With more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, this enormous park is one of Oslo's top attractions, but it's a healthy trek from the city center, where most tourists stay. Luckily, we've compiled a list of hotels with easier access to this veritable open-air museum (free of charge; open 24/7). Here are our top picks for the best hotels in Oslo, close to the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

Stay in a Neo-Renaissance building in the heart of Oslo (photo courtesy of Hotel Christiania Teater)
The 3 Best Mid-Range Historic Hotels in Oslo

The fast-growing city of Oslo offers plenty of glossy new architecture, but there are still charming hotels that have stood the test of time. Below is a compiled list of three mid-range options in Norway's capital dating back to the 19th century with renovated interiors that blend nicely with the buildings' original details. Read on to learn more.

This hotel in Aker Brygge has a rooftop restaurant with fjord views (photo courtesy of The Thief)
The 5 Best Hotels near Aker Brygge in Oslo

Deciding where to stay in Norway's capital can be a difficult decision, but the newly-developed Aker Brygge waterfront precinct is a great place to consider. Though the area really comes alive during the summer months, thanks to outdoor dining and fjord excursions, there are events and attractions for every season, including the new National Museum with the most extensive art collection in the country. Check out these five hotels within a 10-minute walk from the action.

Photo courtesy of Hotell Bondeheimen
The 5 Best Standard Hotels in Central Oslo

Oslo is an expensive city, but Norway's capital has its share of affordable hotels that have renovated rooms, contemporary lounge spaces, and healthy complimentary breakfasts, adding to the appeal. Plus, you'll be within walking distance of all the city offers, including fjord excursions and top attractions like Palace Park and the Nobel Peace Center.

Enjoy afternoon tea under a historic glass atrium (photo courtesy of Grand Hotel)
The 4 Best Luxury Historic Hotels in Oslo

When choosing a hotel in Oslo, consider that the most opulent options have a storied past from the 19th century for travelers who appreciate old-world charm. All the properties on this list have been restored in recent years with a spate of new features—like a full-service spa or underground jazz club—adding modernity to the historic surroundings. Read on to learn more.

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