Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge, Stavanger

An approachable hotel along Stavanger’s bustling harbor with an outdoor terrace and free breakfast.


Facing the historic harbor (and cruise ship pier), this 116-room hotel occupies a central location in Stavanger. Basic but contemporary rooms have big windows, and a percentage of all categories—even standard—face the waterfront (request upon check-in). Freebies include breakfast and a light evening buffet, with more dining options a short stroll away. Guests can also purchase beverages at the hotel bar and sit on the covered terrace.

Kimkim's Take

Lilly Graves kimkim staff
Based on kimkim staff visit, June 2022 (Learn more)
  • Enjoy a laid-back hotel with a maritime vibe, thanks to its waterfront setting next to boats and facing the historic architecture of Old Stavanger.
  • The hotel is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and hiking and fjord excursions, plus museums dedicated to maritime history, canning, and oil.
  • Rooms are bright from the near-floor-to-ceiling windows that face either the waterfront or the 19th-century observation tower called Valberg Tower.
  • There’s a small fitness center onsite with weights, treadmills, and yoga mats.  
  • During the peak summer months, cruise ships are often docked directly in front of the hotel, obstructing the view and adding daytime crowds.


The hotel opened in 1988, and the award-winning architecture was inspired by Stavanger’s old sea sheds or boathouses during the heyday of its herring fishing industry. While the inspiration behind the design evokes a bygone era, the hotel has a modern, mid-range vibe with a contemporary lobby and front desk offering a few seating areas, along with a rack of brochures selling excursions, a frozen treat machine, and a self-serve taxi area. The charming terrace has a white picket fence and potted plants to enjoy the view.


Stavanger is Norway’s fourth largest city, thanks in part to the country’s booming offshore oil industry in the North Sea, which helped grow its population in the last few decades. The hotel is located directly on the harbor in the heart of town, steps from cobblestone streets offering shopping, bakeries, and restaurants. Other attractions a short walk away include Norway’s oldest cathedral and museums dedicated to the maritime, canning, and oil industries. Across the bay is a wooden housing development that dates back to the 18th century, which is worth a walk. There are also boat excursions in the Lysefjord that depart from the harbor. Stavanger is also a popular overnight base for famous hikes like Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock). Guests with a car can park at a garage next to the hotel for a daily fee. 

Rooms & Bathrooms

There are two elevators in the lobby that lead to the hotel’s 116 rooms. All categories have large windows and the same muted color palette with carpeting and bright bursts of jewel tones. Standard rooms have single and double options, while superior rooms offer more space. Deluxe rooms can accommodate up to two extra beds for families. Two bi-level suites can sleep five guests.

Hotel Information

3.5-star Hotel
+47 51 850000
Skagenkaien 30