Story Hotel Riddargatan
What We Love
- Popular DJs spin in the Story Bar on weekends, and musicians perform live on Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Killer cinnamon rolls in the (free) buffet breakfast at Story Kitchen
- Limited edition prints throughout the hotel are carefully curated by Wonderwall art dealer
What To Know
- There are 12 different room types ranging from the tiny Super Squeeze to the expansive Attic
- First-floor rooms (called “Music”) get their fair share of noise from the Bar
- You check in and out online; there’s no real front desk, but Macs in the lobby facilitate the process
- Free WiFi
The décor of the 83 rooms in this 1938 building is inspired by “urban New York restaurants and bohemian Paris hotels” according to the hotel, but the vibe is totally Stockholm, from the bands and DJs who keep the Story Bar full of hip locals to the regionally sourced Swedish cuisine in the Story Kitchen down to the toiletries in the bathrooms from cult favorite FACE Stockholm. Staying here feels like crashing in your cool Swedish friend’s apartment—if he or she happened to live in one of Stockholm’s ritziest neighborhoods, and had a full-service restaurant, bar and backyard patio in at pad.
In the Area
Locals flock to Stureplan for two of Stockholm’s greatest pleasures: the shopping (Swedish staples Acne, J Lindeberg and Filippa K are all a stone’s throw away) and the food (people rave about Strandvagen 1 and lisapatorget, as well as the traditional Saluhall food hall). But tourists appreciate that it’s also conveniently located to stroll to the Old Town, or take a fifteen-minute walk along the river to Djurgarden and its museums. And if you’re more interested in music than meals, you don’t even have to leave the hotel, just wander down to the bar where DJs spin until the wee hours on weekends.
How to Get There
Stayed here for one night after meetings, and it was a very positive surprise. Small hip hotel with a great bar, good restaurant (where a pretty good breakfast is served). The room was not big, but fair sized and with a pretty cool small bathroom. Small things like free vitamin water and a wireless phone charger just gives a better grade!
so, the hotels I normally stay with were fully booked and thought, well Story was good last time I was there, but that was 7-8 years ago and that went clear when I got there,
nothing has changed, well not for the better at least..
it felt poor and not up to date as many other hotels do.
the breakfast was really poor and I heard two more comparing to scandic which is amazing.
a shame really.. but not impressed,
good location of course but felt forgotten in some way
Lovely hotel located in the area with the best luxury shops of Stockholm and many museums at walking distance. Very friendly staff. Excellent Asian restaurant in the same building. Good breakfast (unfortunately no cinnamon rolls at breakfast in the hotel - wonderful cinnamon rolls are available in many bakeries in Stockholm)
Really great location with lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Easy to walk to the sights and central station for the train from Arlanda. Very stylish and buzzy bar downstairs with good cocktails. Breakfast was nice (continental) and good that it was included. Good sized room and very comfortable bed. Housekeeping wasn't excellent (dirty glasses left in room and no replacement toilet roll provided). But all in all we'd definitely stay there again.
Only here for one night . Overall ok but missing a few things eg no permanent reception, no tea of coffee in the room, no iron etc . Would recommend for a short city break but needs to step up in a few areas for business travellers