The list of best hotels in Reykjavik, Iceland, varies according to your budget preferences. All recommended hotels have great reviews and are located in the city centre of Reykjavik.
The Nordic island of Iceland has been making noise on the social media scene for years due to its impressive Northern Lights show.Well, who wouldn’t want to set their eyes on an aurora show that strikes close to the cosmos? It’s definitely not me!
While there are many places of interest in Iceland to witness such beauty, let me emphasize this moment in Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland.
Hotels in Reykjavik – Tips and recommendations
- For most visitors, June to early September is the best time to visit Iceland, although this may vary if you are interested in whale watching or the Northern Lights
- The best luxury hotel in Reykjavik Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Center
- The best boutique hotel in Reykjavik: Alda Hotel Reykjavík
- Reykjavik’s best hotels for families Reykjavik Residence Apartment Hotel – Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina – Hotel Ódinsvé
12 Best accommodations in Reykjavik
1.Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre ⭐⭐⭐
Just around the corner from Laugavegur Street and a few steps from the museums, the harbour and the cathedral, this first class hotel offers modern rooms and suites with luxury art, complimentary wifi, breakfast, espresso machines and mini fridges.The heritage rooms have been carefully restored, the suites have lounges and the loft suites are the most spacious. There is a library, free bicycles, Iceland’s famous Omnom chocolate and water filtered by Icelandic lava.
2.Hotel Borg by Keahotels ⭐⭐⭐
This luxurious historic hotel is located in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, overlooking Austurvöllur Square, and offers beautiful Art Deco style rooms, suites and a suite in a 2-storey tower.The hotel has an Italian restaurant Jamie Oliver.
3. Alda Hotel Reykjavík ⭐⭐⭐
With an excellent location in Laugavegur (Reykjavík’s main shopping street), within walking distance of the harbour, the Hallgrimskirkja church, etc., This modern hotel offers simple and modern rooms and suites with tea and coffee making facilities, luxury rooms with mountain/ocean views, penthouse rooms with balconies and suites with living areas and balconies, and a smart phone in rooms for free use in the city.
4.Hotel Holt ⭐⭐⭐
This 4 star boutique hotel is a 5 minute walk from the main shopping street and Lake Tjornin. It offers bright rooms and suites, decorated with works by Icelandic master artists (Iceland’s largest private collection).The rooms have desks, minibars and suites, as well as living areas with pull-out sofa beds, a famous haute cuisine restaurant and a large wine cellar.
5.Apótek Hotel Reykjavík by Keahotels ⭐ ⭐
4-star Art Nouveau boutique hotel, centrally located.It offers elegant rooms and suites with parquet floors, minibar and desk. The luxury rooms and suites overlook the Austurvöllur Square (best views) and the suites have rest areas.
6.Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ⭐⭐⭐
With a whimsical style, with maritime elements, this hotel near the old port has vibrant rooms, studios and suites with designer furniture, colorful knick-knacks, extravagant accessories and ocean/mountain/marine views.The penthouse rooms have private balconies, the Harpa concert hall is a 10 minute walk away and there are many cafes, shops and funky galleries in the area.
7.Kvosin Downtown Hotel ⭐⭐⭐
Charming 19th century boutique hotel with modern Scandinavian décor, located in the city centre near the Town Hall, within walking distance of cafes, museums, bars and attractions.The hotel offers spacious suites with Icelandic art, free wifi, large private balconies (some), Nespresso coffee machines, refrigerators and full kitchens. The frontline mountain suites have 2 balconies overlooking Reykjavik, a large living room and a second bedroom with bunk beds.The bar has a unique and eclectic selection of wines, whiskies and gins.
8.Skuggi Hotel Reykjavík by Keahotels ⭐⭐⭐
Located a short distance from the city centre’s attractions, this modern hotel offers minimalist rooms (single, double and superior) with free underground parking, breakfast, wifi, coffee and tea maker, desks and parquet floors.Laugavegur Street, with its shops, cafes and restaurants, is just a few steps away.
9.The Swan House ⭐⭐⭐
Located in the city center, approximately 2 blocks from Laugavegur Street, this historic property offers large, affordable studio apartments with minimalist interiors, hardwood floors, free Wi-Fi and full kitchens (electric hob and fridge).The industrial studios add dining tables and sofa beds and the penthouse studios have private balconies. 2 minute walk to the harbor.
10.Black Pearl Apartment Hotel ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This luxury aparthotel offers sleek and stylish suites with free Wi-Fi, sofa beds, living rooms, full kitchens, opaque curtains, Nespresso coffee machines and heated marble floors.The luxury suites include private elevators, washing machines and spacious terraces. 2-bedroom luxury suites and a penthouse suite (2 luxury suites) with an iMac in the bedroom.
11.Reykjavik Residence Apartment Hotel ⭐ ⭐
With a high standard of home environment, this exceptional aparthotel offers 7 categories of apartments ranging from studios and suites to 1-3 bedroom apartments and suites with the name of the royalty.All are equipped with Gusto coffee makers, opaque curtains and Bluetooth speakers.the studios have kitchen facilities (refrigerator, stove and microwave).however, the apartments have full kitchens, living and dining areas, while the Royal suites add corner baths and wine coolers with wine selections.excellent location in the city center, close to boutiques, cafes, museums, bars and more.lacks an on-site restaurant, spa/gym.
12.Hotel Ódinsvé ⭐⭐⭐
Four star boutique hotel with tasteful interiors, just steps away from the National Theatre and Reykjavik’s two main shopping streets.There are two-level junior suites with living rooms and excellent views of the upper floor, while the apartments have their own kitchen, and there is an award-winning restaurant on site (my favorite place to eat in Reykjavik).