Oslo may be the capital of Norway, but it is so much more than that. The city is the largest in the country, and it is truly a hub of culture, economics and politics. You might be in Oslo for a week of incredible sightseeing or just stopping by on your way to the fjords. Whatever your reason for visiting Oslo, you’ll find the hotel to match.
The city is home to upscale hotels with luxury amenities as well as budget-friendly options designed for travelers that want to walk to major attractions with ease. For your next getaway, check out one of these places to stay in Oslo and choose one for your home base throughout the trip.
8. Comfort Hotel Boersparken
The Comfort Hotel Boersparken is located in a spot that overlooks the Inner Oslofjord, delivering water and fjord views to guests. It is also a five-minute walk from the central railway station, making it an incredibly convenient place to stay in Oslo. Rooms are simply outfitted and modern, offering in-room amenities like Wifi, satellite television and sleek writing desks. Start your day at the hotel with the extensive breakfast buffet, and then take advantage of other features like the lobby lounge with fjord views and the fitness facility.
7. Thon Hotel Opera
The towers of the Thon Hotel Opera are sleek and modern, just like the building’s interior. Just 100 meters (350 feet) away from the city’s main railway station, the hotel is centrally located. You can easily walk from your room to the Oslo Opera House or the The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. Plenty of art and bold colors brighten up the hotel space. Dine at Scala, the upscale Scandinavian restaurant at the hotel, or try a signature gin cocktail at the bar called Eufemia.
6. Comfort Hotel Grand Central
The Comfort Hotel Grand Central is the perfect place to stay if you want history, convenience and a central location all at the same time. The hotel is located within part of the city’s original Central Station, which was built in 1874. It’s just next door to the new Oslo Central Station, and you’ll be overlooking Jernbanetorget Square. It’s smack dab in the heart of the city, and sightseeing opportunities abound within a short walk from the hotel’s lobby. Back at the hotel, you can enjoy amenities like complimentary breakfasts and 24-hour hot drinks as well as a full fitness facility.
5. Saga Hotel Oslo
Bring history to life by staying at the Saga Hotel Oslo, found in a refurbished building that dates back to the 1890s. Staying here means you’re in a slightly quieter part of the city, but you can still walk to places like the Majorstuen metro station or the National Museum in under 15 minutes. Rooms come in a variety of sizes, and there are even upgraded suites with kitchens, balconies and meetings rooms. Enjoy a breakfast buffet each morning, or try dinner at the swanky sushi restaurant onsite.
4. Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
The Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget is an affordable, convenient destination for those who want comfort and modern amenities in Oslo. The hotel is located just around the corner from the Rockefeller Music Hall, and it is in a neighborhood known for its dining and nightlife options. Contemporary design makes the interior appealing, and guests will appreciate the gym, the rooftop terrace and the communal lounge where you’ll find games, pinball machines and refrigerators for shared guest use.
3. Citybox Oslo
Whatever you want to do in Oslo, Citybox Oslo will be conveniently located. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the beach, a 10-minute walk from the Royal Palace and mere steps from the nightlife of Aker Brygge. Even the shopping street of Karl Johans Gate is only a few minutes away. Rooms are clean and minimalist, and a contemporary lounge offers a place to watch television or meet friends. An adjacent cafe offers meals and discounts to guests staying at the Citybox Oslo.
2. Hotel Christiania Teater
For opulence and history in the heart of Oslo, it is hard to imagine an accommodation choice more perfect than the Hotel Christiania Teater. Located within a 1917 building that once served as a theater, this hotel is a stately, luxurious place to enjoy the city. The hotel is located just off of Karl Johans Gate, the city’s major shopping street, putting you within walking distance of countless shops, bars and restaurants. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served daily in the lavish dining room, but room service is also available for guests.
1. Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo
The Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo does a wonderful job of bringing together the heritage of Oslo and the modern design for which Norway is known. The hotel is newly renovated and is eco-friendly, but there are still touches from the past that remind you where you are. Enjoy the fitness center, or explore the local cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, bar or lounge. You’ll be staying just a short walk from nightlife of Aker Brygge as well as the Oslo Central Station.