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We are parents, too. We think traveling well and traveling with children shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. We have limited vacation time, and we’re not spending our few days of freedom in lousy hotels eating bad food. We know the world is full of wonderful resorts, cool urban escapes and far-flung lodges that can make our time with our kids count. We want it all, and we don’t think it should be so hard to find. So we’re going to share it with you.


Where to Stay: Stockholm

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Where to Stay: Stockholm

Amber Hunter

Chances are, after seeing our Director of Travel Monique's adventures in Stockholm (and beautiful insta posts), you're ready to jet off to the beautiful city. And with our hotel recommendations, we're here to help make that dream visit a reality! 

Tucked away in a residential area flanked by beautiful embassy buildings and luxe townhomes, this 12-room hotel is simply spectacular. While you’re a guest at Ett Hem, the home is yours: you’re free to ask the chef to whip something up, help yourself to a slice of homemade freshly baked heaven, cozy up to the fireplace with a book and a glass of champagne, or simply sit in the orangerie, draped with the softest cashmere throw while they turn the garden from day to night lighting brass lanterns and the cast iron fire pit. At breakfast time, indulge in homemade granola served with fresh berries from a farm up north and steamed eggs with truffle shavings.  All 12 rooms are unique and ultra-luxurious: some with wood burning stoves, others with free standing marble tubs and four-poster beds. It’s important to know that families are welcome but you may not want to bring the rowdy toddlers. The property is better suited for older teens and absolutely perfect for a romantic holiday away from the rascals. The city center is a 15-minute walk but that won’t bother you because but you’d gladly fly from, frankly anywhere, just to stay and never, ever, leave. But if you require the benefits of a full service hotel, The Grand Hotel, listed below, will be a better fit. 

Located on an island 5 minutes walk from the city center, this archipelago-style resort is perfect for someone who wants a more relaxing experience. Don’t be fooled, it’s not outside the city. What makes Stockholm so incredibly picturesque is that the city itself is an archipelago, made up of many islands, and Skeppsholmen is the oasis in the city (Think: if Governors Island were connected to Manhattan). In summertime, yoga classes are offered on the lawn, there is a tennis court with harbor views, and year-round bicycles are available for a quick ride into town. The property from the 17th century is historically protected and in keeping with it’s military past, rooms have a minimalist design philosophy, updated with sleek, modern touches. The Modern Museum of Stockholm right next door is not to be missed.

Adjacent to the opulent Grand Hotel, the 46-room boutique hotel in the former German embassy is an artsy city hideaway. The buzzy brasserie style restaurant has a homey living room feel, bookshelves teeming with games and great reads, and plenty of art that draws hip locals. Connecting rooms and large suites easily accommodate families with rollaway beds. The lovely harbor patio fills with music on summer evenings so be sure to request a room overlooking the park if you typically turn in early. 

Overlooking the Strömkajen harbor and Royal Palace, the formal and opulent landmark has old world charm, original antiques and thanks to a recent renovation is fresh, bright and remains incredibly elegant. Request rooms in the main building, as opposed to the new wing, as they have a certain charm and history.

For the complete lowdown on Stockholm, head over to our city guide!