Finding a great hotel for the family in Copenhagen — where hotel rooms are notoriously small, and on-site pools and play areas scarce — can be tricky. Oyster visited, photographed, and meticulously compared nearly 50 Copenhagen hotels in order to determine the best ones for families. Take a look at our list of the best kid-friendly hotels in Copenhagen.
Affiliated with the historic Tivoli Gardens amusement park, the Tivoli Hotel features multi-colored disco elevators and colorful, spacious rooms. Family Rooms are available, as are all-inclusive rates with a "jump the queue" admission to Tivoli Gardens, breakfast, and dinner. The hotel has an indoor play area with foosball and a puppet theater, an outdoor playgrounds, and a variety of restaurants (but breakfast comes with a fee unless guests have booked specific packages).
Conveniently located right on the bustling City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) in the heart of Copenhagen, the Scandic Palace Hotel is on one end of the popular Strøget pedestrian and shopping street and is about a five-minute walk from both Tivoli. The historic, 169-room hotel welcomes kids with a gift, as well as crayons and drawing paper, and offers a kids’ menu in the cozy restaurant. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast buffet are additional perks.
Right along a lake with great views of both the water and central Copenhagen, this 18-story hotel has fresh decor, a stylish restaurant and bar, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast buffet, and kid-friendly amenities (a welcome gift, a small playroom, a kid’s menu, and highchairs). Some of the Scandic Copenhagen's 468 rooms -- all well-decorated and modern -- are configured for families. Like most Copenhagen hotels, the rooms are small and some guests complain that the beds are downright tiny. Guests who enjoy the eclectic vibe, but want more basic amenities and a cheaper price can try the nearby First Hotel Mayfair.
Children are welcomed with a toy at the Avenue Hotel Copenhagen, an upper-mid-range boutique hotel that's within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and public transportation. The 68 rooms come with mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, but they don’t have AC and can get street noise. There’s a comfortable on-site bar, lounge, and outdoor terrace filled with soft couches and homey extras like books, games, and a children’s play area and outdoor sandbox. Guests rave about the free breakfast buffet (with homemade bread and jam) and take advantage of the on-site bike rentals, which includes smaller bikes for kids.
Located in a quiet, waterfront neighborhood a short metro or train ride from the city center, the three-and-a-half pearl Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen is an ideal choice for families, extended-stay guests, or anyone looking for affordable and independent lodging. Its 128 guest rooms are all fully outfitted apartments -- with everything from washing machines to full kitchens -- but the hotel also offers all the standard perks like an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, and bar and restaurant. The ferry terminal is just next-door, the Opera House is nearby, and the city center is a 10-minute train ride away (15 minutes by bike).