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
I should start by saying that I hate business travels. Therfore staying at Story, was a positive element - it really felt like a home away from home. Fantastic bed and sheets made all the difference.
Staff were excellent and made me feel good and comfortable during the entire stay. Will totally stay here again!
Overall we had a great stay-cation! We were very pleased with the room, also got an upgrade. Lovely products, nice atmosphere, very proper cleaning.The restaurant LingLong is wonderful! Strange receptionarea but easy and fast check out/check in. Would ask for a more personal welcome from reception, but overall nice staff.The breakfast is fresh, very swedish but a bit on the smaller side. Would have likes more fresh fruit/ berries and also some information regarding where the products were from. Overall nice hotel, would come back!
I stayed at this hotel during a business trip. It is well located, very stylish and has a very nice restaurant. I would definitely come back and stay here again for pleasure however not on a business trip.
It didn’t have a desk, the bar music was noisy at night and not the best if you are trying to preparation for a meeting.
However I would go back to this hotel again for leisure. They have cool art work on the wall, the restaurant food is great and the staff were helpful.
Our stay was wonderfull. We had the Bath-room and enjoyed every minute of it. The only thing is that the door of the bathroom does not realy have a fully closed option, so if you need to use the toilet you have to ask the other person to look away ;). The beds were really soft and nice. Breakfast was perfect, croissants, eggs, knackebrod you name it! Also loved the soap and bodylotion- every time we walked in our room it smelled like a spa. Would book it again!
Good location, close to StureplanWe had a room on 5:th floor and felt it was very quiet. The room was OK but for a older couple There was more to ask for. Breakfast for us was OK , simple and nice without any warm food.