Surrounded by spectacular scenery, Oslo boasts a long list of exciting attractions, including stunning architecture, world-class museums, and vibrant nightlife. To make the most of your stay, consider booking one of these best hotels in Norway’s capital. You’ll enjoy an ideal base while you can return to comfortable accommodation for a peaceful night’s rest and then some.
An impressive collection of modern art includes names like Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman
Trendy Tjuvholmen location filled with bars, galleries, and restaurants
Excellent dining options, including a locally sourced menu at Fru K
Contemporary and stylish rooms with bespoke and designer elements, plus balconies
An exclusive spa that includes a 12-meter indoor pool
Thief roof rooftop terrace has great views of Oslo city
Free entry to Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
complimentary breakfast includes locally made pastries
Room service 24 hours
Wi-Fi is free throughout
Charge for the use of the hotel pool and spa,
Not all rooms have a view of Oslo Pier
Dim lighting can be an issue for some guests
Situated on a peninsula in western Oslo, The Thief is a luxury boutique hotel in the city’s trendy and artsy Tjuvholmen district. The hotel is one of Norway’s most chic thanks to its collection of original modern art from heavyweights like Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol. The 118 rooms feature bespoke elements, like furniture created by world-class designers, and thoughtful touches, like turndown service that comes with a hot water bottle, a bag of herbal tea, and fresh brownies. There are also renowned dining and drinking options at the hotel, including Michelin-recommended Fru K and The Thief Roof, plus a spa and modern gym. It’s comparing rates for the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel’s value for many of the same perks and elegant atmosphere at a lower price, though it’s a much less intimate experience.
Continental Hotel Oslo
Rich history dating back to 1900
Very central location, a short walk from the National Theater and the Royal Palace
Rooms in the older part of the hotel have been stunningly renovated, with a white color scheme and beautiful lighting.
Restored historic rooms have gleaming bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries.
The hotel is attached to old world Theatercafeen, which opened in 1900 and is the only Viennese-style cafe in Oslo.
Amenities include meeting and event space, a newsstand, and a flower shop
Two restaurants, plus a lobby bar on-site
2 of the three hotel sections have older rooms awaiting renovations
Not all standard rooms have bathtubs
Opened in 1900, the Hotel Continental is one of Oslo’s two grand dames, with its main competitor – the Grand Hotel – sitting across the square. Stepping into the lobby is a step back in time, making this luxury hotel an excellent choice for history buffs. Rooms in the original part of the hotel have been lavishly restored, though rooms in the hotel’s two other sections are a bit more standard, and some are even dowdy. The location couldn’t be better, with most of Oslo’s attractions just outside the door. Don’t forget to admire the hotel’s impressive collection of Edvard Munch prints that line the lobby bar.
Hotel Christiania Teater
Prime central location near major attractions, transportation, and parks
Boutique property with stunning interiors reflecting its Art Nouveau history
Bright, stylish rooms with flat-screen TVs and upscale furnishings
On-site restaurant for pizza, popular with locals
wine bar with an extensive menu and about 1,400 bottles
Free use of public computers on each floor
Hot and cold breakfast included in rates
Commercial and event spaces available, including a 600-seat theater
Free Wi-Fi throughout and free newspapers
No wellness or gym
Parking is not available
Fee for coffee and tea in the room
Hotel Christiania Teater is an exclusive boutique hotel located in the heart of central Oslo, within walking distance of major attractions and close to public transport. The interiors are a magnificent mix of modern comforts and Art Nouveau details echoing the hotel’s history as a theater. Its 102 rooms are sunny and bright, with dramatic orange and gold wallpaper and modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and safes. However, tea and coffee cost extra. Hotel amenities are also limited given the property’s four-pearl status, though a pizzeria, wine bar, and meeting spaces are available. However, there are no wellness or fitness facilities (though guests do have access to a nearby gym). Business travelers may also want to consider the nearby Scandic Victoria, who likes modern meeting facilities.
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo
In the heart of Oslo, within walking distance of most major attractions
Trendy rooms with gold accents and brightly colored upholstered chairs
Large smart TVs, Bose sound systems, and minibars in rooms
Trendy Brasserie Paleo Restaurant and Bar
Spectacular complimentary breakfast includes local specialties.
Elegant 8th-floor lounge with free coffee and snacks
Complimentary light dinner served in the menu lounge
Fitness center with modern cardio and weightlifting equipment
Two sleek meeting rooms, one in an atrium
Concierge and room service
Free wi-fi in all the hotel
Entry-level rooms are on the smaller side
Some noise complaints in street-facing rooms
The property lacks a spa or pool
Parking costs extra
The stylish Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo is one of the city’s most famous hotels, drawing travelers for its location in the heart of Oslo, stylish furnishings, and unique extras. Guests enjoy the extensive complimentary breakfast buffet, which includes old standards and Norwegian specialties such as salmon and reindeer meat. A complimentary light dinner is offered each night in the elegant 8th-floor lounge, or guests can order lunch or dinner in the hotel’s elegant restaurant and bar, Brassiere Paleo. The hotel’s 151 rooms are elegant, with elegantly upholstered chairs and gold accents, plus high-end amenities like huge smart TVs and Bose sound systems. The hotel also has a fitness center, two on-site meeting rooms, and concierge and room service. Another luxury boutique option to consider could be the Hotel Christiania Teater.
This stylish hotel is 850 meters from Oslo Central Station and a 2-minute walk from Karl Johans Gate’s main street. It offers free Wi-Fi and free access to the gym and sauna.
Rooms at the Hotel Bristol are bright and have a TV and a minibar. They all feature charming antique-style furnishings and décor.
This property houses the Bristol Grill restaurant, which serves traditional Norwegian food in an English pub-style setting. The Library Bar has been a popular meeting place for politicians, musicians, and actors since the 1920s and offers live piano music.
The Bristol Hotel is just 3 minute walk from the National Theater and the National Gallery.
Opened in 1874, the Grand Hotel is located in the center of Oslo, just 500 meters from the Royal Palace. In addition, this hotel is within walking distance of the luxury boutiques of Karl Johans Street. There is free Wi-Fi.
Rooms at the Hotel Grand are individually designed and equipped with a flat-screen TV. Many of them overlook a peaceful courtyard or Karl Johans Street, Oslo’s main street.
Located on the rooftop of the Grand Hotel, Eight Restaurant & Bar offers panoramic views. In addition, guests have free access to the Artesia Spa during the week, as long as the capacity is not full.
The Stortinget metro station is very close. The National Theater and the train station are 600 meters from the Grand Hotel.
Thon Hotel Storo
Opened in September 2018, this hotel is located in Oslo, next to the Storo Storcenter shopping mall, between the Storo and Nydalen districts, about 5 km from the city center. It also has a restaurant, bar, and fitness center. In addition, there is free Wi-Fi.
Rooms at the Thon Hotel Storo feature modern décor, a Smart TV, a Bose stereo system, and high-quality Jensen beds. They also include a minibar, a safe, and a desk. In addition, some rooms are equipped with a balcony, a seating area, and a coffee maker.
The hotel’s restaurant offers seasonal products based on local and organic ingredients. In fine weather, guests can eat and drink outside. In addition, Thon Hotel Storo serves a buffet breakfast every morning.
The accommodation is 500 meters from the Nydalen metro stop and the tram and airport express bus stops. An IMAX theater complex and several shops, restaurants, and bars are attached to the hotel. The property is a 5-minute walk from the Akerselva River and 47 km from Oslo Airport.
Set in Oslo, 2.9 km from Hovedøya Island Beach, Camillas Hus offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, and a bar. The property is around 2.8 km from Akershus Fortress, 7 km from Lake Sognsvann, and 1.4 km from National Theatre. There is a tour desk and luggage storage.
The rooms include a desk, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, bed linen, and towels. In addition, rooms include safe and free Wi-Fi. Some also have balconies.
In addition, Camillas Hus offers a continental or à la carte breakfast every morning.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Aker Brygge, the Royal Palace, and the surrounding park. The nearest airport is Oslo Airport, 50 km from Camillas Hus.
The Amerikalinjen is a lively boutique hotel in central Oslo named after a 19th-century cruise ship. Free WiFi and 24/7 front desk service are provided.
The elegant rooms have a Nespresso coffee machine and minibar. Some have balconies. The private bathroom has a walk-in shower, complimentary toiletries, and mosaic tiles. Guests can enjoy a desk and flat-screen TV. All rooms include Norwegian designer lamps and unique objects from Amerikalinjen’s history.
This boutique hotel is home to multiple lounge bars and restaurants, as well as an intimate cocktail bar and club inspired by the New York jazz scene. In addition, a Norwegian-American breakfast is served in the on-site brasserie.
There is a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center on site where guests can enjoy weight training, yoga, and other activities. In addition, the wellness center includes a Finnish sauna.
The hotel’s staff is bilingual and always available at reception.
The Karl Johan shopping street is close to the hotel, and the Aker Brygge area is 3.2 km away. The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet is a 5-minute walk from the Amerikalinjen. The nearest airport is Oslo Airport, 49 km away.
Hotel Oslo Guldsmeden
A 12-minute walk from the Karl Johan Gate, this eco-friendly boutique hotel offers design rooms and an organic breakfast. It houses self-service saunas.
Hotel Oslo Guldsmeden is just a 5-minute walk from the Royal Palace, and its rooms are elegantly decorated with quality furnishings. It features a luxurious mix of Balinese-style elements with Lappish-inspired furs. In addition, the rooms are equipped with a TV, digital radio, and organic toiletries.
The hotel has a 24-hour reception and offers free Wi-Fi throughout. In addition, the hotel’s restaurant offers seasonal dishes prepared with local organic produce.
Guldsmeden Oslo is a 3-minute walk from Nationaltheatret Train Station. It is close to Tjuvholmen and the lively port area of Aker Brygge, where many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs exist.
Lysebu Hotel is located at Tryvannshøyden Hill above Oslo, 750 meters from the Voksenkollen metro station. It offers excellent dining, free WiFi, and free private parking.
All rooms at Hotel Lysebu have a work desk and a private bathroom with a shower. In addition, some rooms feature a flat-screen TV and view Sørkedalen Valley and Norefjell Mountain.
The in-house restaurant serves Norwegian cuisine and features large panoramic windows and Nordic art on the walls. The restaurant offers a new 5-course menu every week, based upon seasonal ingredients and accompanied by selected wines. During summer, guests can dine out on the terrace.
The hotel has a wine cellar and can arrange wine-tasting sessions. In addition, art exhibitions and live music events are sometimes hosted by the hotel. Other facilities include a large garden, an indoor swimming pool, and a lounge with a fireplace.
Popular activities among guests include skiing, hiking, and cycling. Oslo city center is a 40-minute metro ride away.
Saga Hotel Oslo; BW Premier Collection
This designed boutique hotel has a restaurant 500 meters from the Royal Palace. It features a stylish lobby bar, free Wi-Fi, and modern rooms.
The rooms at the Saga Hotel Oslo; BW Premier Collection feature elegant décor and Scandinavian design. They include a desk, flat-screen cable TV and a minibar.
The Saga’s cozy lounge is ideal for relaxing. The fine Fangst restaurant uses Asian artisan methods for processing modern Nordic ingredients.
The elegant Bogstadveien street is a 3-minute walk away and offers a variety of restaurants and trendy boutiques.
Briskeby Tram Stop is 400 meters away, and it takes 5 minutes to get to Oslo Central Station. The Vigeland Sculpture Park is a 15-minute walk away.
Frogner House Apartments – Huitfeldt Gate 19
Located in Oslo, Frogner House Apartments – Huitfeldtsgate 19 offers self-catering apartments with free WiFi. The Aker Brygge district is 400 meters away.
The units include a flat-screen TV and an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven. They also have a bathroom with a shower.
Every morning, guests can enjoy breakfast from Samson Bakery upon request.
Frogner House Apartments-Huitfeldts has located 1 km from Akershus Fortress and 1.8 km from Oslo Bus Terminal. The nearest airport is Oslo Airport, 38 km away.
Thon Hotel Cecil
This central yet quiet hotel is next to the Stortinget (parliament) and Oslo’s main street, Karl Johans Gate. It also offers free Wi-Fi and a famous breakfast buffet.
Rooms at the Thon Hotel Cecil have a minibar and a smart TV. Many include a seating area.
Free hot drinks are offered in the lobby throughout the day, and an assortment of snacks can be found in the vending machine. Guests also have an accessible internet computer at their disposal.
The Thon Cecil is just 400 meters from the National Theatre, where domestic trains and the airport shuttle bus stop. Stortinget Metro Station is 300 meters away.
The Thon Hotel Cecil is a certified eco-friendly hotel. Staff at the property provide tourist information, among other services.
Frogner House Apartments- Helgesens gate 1
Located in Oslo, within a short distance of Botanical Garden, Rockefeller Music Hall, and Oslo Bus Terminal, Frogner House Apartments- Helgesen’s gate 1 provides city views and free WiFi.
All units have a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, ironing facilities, a desk, and a seating area with a sofa. In addition, the units have a private bathroom, shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.
A continental or vegetarian breakfast is served in the mornings.
Frogner House Apartments- is 3.9 km from Akershus Fortress and 4.2 km from Aker Brygge. Oslo Airport, located 48 km away, is the closest.
Saga Apartments Oslo
Located in the Majorstuen district of Oslo, these apartments offer a well-equipped kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, and a private balcony. In addition, the Bogstadveien shopping street is just a 2-minute walk away.
Apartments at Saga Apartments Oslo feature modern décor. They include a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and a bathroom with a shower. They also have a kitchenette equipped with a stove, microwave, fridge, and Nespresso coffee machine.
Guests at Saga Apartments can use the shared laundry facilities on the ground floor. Check-in, breakfast, and the partner restaurant are available at the 24-hour partner hotel just 200 meters away.
The apartments are 1 km from Frogner Park, where the Vigeland Sculpture Park is located. The Royal Palace is a 15-minute walk away. The Rosenborg tram stop is 300 meters away.
Thon Hotel Terminus
A 2-minute walk from Oslo Central Station, Thon Hotel Terminus offers free Wi-Fi, rooms with a flat-screen TV, and a complimentary Nespresso coffee machine at reception. Rockefeller Music Hall is 350 meters away.
Rooms at the Thon Terminus Hotel are elegantly decorated and fitted with carpeted or wooden floors, a private bathroom, a desk, and a minibar.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room, which has a glass ceiling. In addition, complimentary tea and coffee are offered in the lobby throughout the day.
The property is just a 5-minute walk from the Karl Johans Gate shopping street. Oslo Opera House is 750 meters away.
Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
This stylish hotel is located 450 meters from Oslo Central Station and the city’s main street, Karl Johans gate. It offers a rooftop terrace, free light dinner, and free access to the gym.
Rooms at the Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret feature modern décor and are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area. In addition, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Free tea/coffee and fruit are provided during the day. In the afternoon, homemade cakes and pastries are served in the lounge.
The Clarion Collection Folketeateret houses a fitness studio inspired by 1930s New York boxing gyms equipped with modern machines and punching bags.
The hotel shares the building with the Folketeateret Theatre, which hosts musicals, operas, and plays. There is also a disco.
The Verdandi Hotel
This hotel is located in the center of Oslo, 700 meters from the Aker Brygge area, Akershus Fortress, and Royal Palace Park. Verdandi Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with a shower. Some also have a seating area and a desk.
A buffet breakfast is served daily in the restaurant.
The reception provides information about the area. The hotel is a 4-minute walk from the National Theater and Karl Johans shopping street and is 52 km from the nearest airport Oslo Airport.
Soria Moria Hotell
This hotel is just 900 meters from Voksenåsen Metro Station and a 4-minute drive from the Holmenkollen Ski Jumping Facility. It offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a free sauna and gym.
All rooms at the Soria Moria Hotell were renovated in 2013 and had a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a desk. Each room has Jensen beds with Egyptian cotton bedding. Some rooms have views of Oslo.
The Soria Moria has a terrace with panoramic views of the city. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu of Norwegian dishes for dinner. There is also free private parking.
Soria Moria Hotell og Konferansesenter is a 5-minute drive from Tryvann Winter Park and Ski Resort and 12 km from central Oslo. Activities such as hiking and cycling can be practiced in the area.
Frogner House Apartments – Odins Gate 10
Frogner House Apartments – Odins Gate 10 offers self-catering apartments in Oslo’s affluent Frogner district. The nearest tram station is a 2-minute walk away. The Royal Palace and Frogner Park are 1.6 km away.
Each self-contained apartment features contemporary décor and includes cable TV, a seating area, and a modern kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances and an electric kettle. In addition, they are equipped with free Wi-Fi and a washing machine.
There are restaurants and cafes within a 2-minute walk. There are also several embassies within a 5-minute walk.
Frogner House Apartments – Odins Gate 10 is 3.1 km from Oslo Central Station. Oslo Airport is 53 km away.
Comfort Hotel Karl Johan
Featuring a rear terrace bar, this modern hotel is a 2-minute walk from Olso Central Station, and the city’s shops and commercial areas are on the establishment’s doorstep. There is a fitness room on site.
Rooms at the Comfort Hotel Karl Johan are brightly colored and feature a flat-screen TV and a work desk. Free Wi-Fi is provided.
Hotel Karl Johan has a 24-hour reception, and guests can enjoy a full hot breakfast. The French-inspired restaurant offers seafood and classic bistro dishes.
Comfort Hotel Karl Johan is 800 meters from Akershus Fortress and 1 km from Aker Brygge. The Oslo Opera House is 750 meters away.
Radisson Blu Hotel Oslo Alna
This hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. It is an 8-minute walk from Trosterud Metro Station, and Oslo’s city center is a 12-minute drive away.
Rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel Oslo Alna have a work desk and tea/coffee-making facilities. They all have a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Some rooms include bathrobes and slippers.
The bar serves drinks, and the restaurant offers à la carte dishes. There is also a fitness room in the hotel.
The E6 motorway is 100 meters from the Radisson Blu Alna. Oslo Airport is a 30-minute drive away.
Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel
Scandic Holmenkollen Park is a bit of a walk from the city center, but it may be worth the sacrifice to enjoy the view from its tranquil mountaintop location overlooking the Oslo Fjord. This architectural masterpiece is adjacent to Holmenkollen Ski Arena and offers convenient access to outdoor adventurers in winter and summer. Many modern rooms and suites have private balconies or terraces, and guests can enjoy the hotel’s restaurant with panoramic views, a pizzeria, a café, and a bar. There’s also an indoor pool, a full-service spa, a sauna, and a fitness center.