Located in converted historic townhouses amid the winding streets of Copenhagen’s lively Latin Quarter, Hotel SP34 opened in early 2014 as an homage to the neighborhood and to mid-century Danish design. Each room is outfitted in clean-lined furnishings and muted tones, all meant to evoke Sankt Peders Stræde, the historic street on which the hotel sits, and give guests the feeling of living in their own Danish home, in a true Danish neighborhood. In the lobby—home to a stylish bar and lounge that serves coffee, beer, and wine throughout the day—the first thing guests see is a vintage bicycle, a tribute both to Copenhageners’ favorite mode of transportation and to the renowned Sögreni bike shop down the street. The hotel contributes to the neighborhood’s vibrant nightlife scene with two restaurants and four bars, as well as the longtime favorite Din Nye Van café and music venue; being at the heart of it all only adds to that Copenhagen-local experience.
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On lively Sankt Peders Stræde in the Latin Quarter, Hotel SP34 sits in the heart of one of Copenhagen’s oldest and most storied neighborhoods; the area was one of the last in the city to get running water. The street itself is packed with restaurants, bars, boutiques, and vintage stores, including the Sögreni bicycle shop and Noma alum–run Restaurant Bror. On the other side of the hotel is the green Ørsteds Parken, where locals go for morning runs and afternoon strolls. Try out the locals’ favorite way of getting around: take a bicycling tour of the city with Bike with Mike.
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Rooms: 118 rooms, 10 suites. From $200. Check-in: 2 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m. Dining options: The convivial, Spanish-inspired Bar Moritz channels Copenhagen’s European culinary competitor, San Sebastián, with a seasonally changing menu of inventive tapas and pintxos, a full complement of imported beers and cured meats, and an extensive international wine list. Local favorite Cocks & Cows demonstrates the current European obsession with American food in its carefully curated burger menu, where the beef is Danish, the produce local, and the condiments all house-made—except, of course, for the requisite Heinz ketchup. Coffee shop and bar Din Nye Van attracts a steady stream of locals from around the city with its coffee, light bites, beers, and, at night, concerts and literary events. The lobby also has a laid-back bar scene, and, in the warmer months, drinks are served on the rooftop patio. The hotel also hosts a free wine hour in the lobby lounge for guests every evening from 5 to 6 p.m. An organic breakfast buffet is served for guests each morning, and is included in the rate. Spa and gym details: The hotel has neither a spa nor a gym.
Who's it best for: Design-conscious couples, lovers of luxury who want to be in the heart of Copenhagen, and business travelers. Our favorite rooms: On the top floor, the spacious Penthouse and Loft Suites not only have scenic views out over the Latin Quarter’s rooftops, but also include a free beer, wine, and cava minibar. The more affordable Double Superior rooms—the largest of the regular rooms—have panoramic views of picturesque Sankt Peders Stræde. Take a seat: The hotel is the first in Copenhagen to have its own private cinema, outfitted with seats from an old movie theater in the nearby town of Kastrup.