Free perks such as daily breakfast, bicycles (on a first-come, first-served basis) and WiFi
Near Market Square, the Esplanadi gardens and the Museum of Finnish Architecture
Lux Rooms have kitchens and some have private courtyard entrances
What To Know
There’s no spa, gym or restaurant; breakfast is served on the terrace and a lobby bar serves up drinks
Pets are allowed, but fees and restrictions apply
With only 58 rooms, the hotel is a good fit for those who want an intimate atmosphere
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Cozy, boutique hotel in central Helsinki with a residential vibe and complimentary bicycles
Designed around a leafy inner courtyard, the Hotel Fabian hotel feels like your very own luxury apartment in the Finnish capital. The 58 loft-style rooms are flooded with natural light and feature a mostly black-and-white color scheme, but retro-inspired yellow armchairs and lime-green throw pillows add occasional splashes of color. The hotel is located on a quiet street, but is near Helsinki ‘s best draws such as Esplanade Park, where you can catch folk-dancing or the Marimekko Fashion Show, and Market Square.
In the Area
Scandinavian architecture buffs should make a beeline to the nearby Museum of Finnish Architecture, which showcases exhibitions and drawings of Finland’s greatest design stars such as Eero Saarinen and Alvar Aalto. Snag your very own piece of Finnish design at well-curated department store Stockmann, where you can pick up anything from Georg Jensen wine decanters to kitschy-cool lobster print tablecloths. Check out the soaring lobby of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by American architect Steven Holl, then snag a table at Savoy, a classic restaurant where you can taste local specialties like crayfish and cloudberries. Chilly? Shed your inhibitions (and your clothes) in a traditional Finnish sauna, like the 1950s-era Sauna Hermanni.