Espoo Hotels

Since the city of Espoo is so close to Finland’s capital of Helsinki, many visitors looking to do some sightseeing in Helsinki book a room at one of the Espoo hotels. On average, a hotel in Espoo will cost you a bit less than a hotel in Helsinki, which is reason enough for some to opt for Espoo lodging, and Espoo is a bit more relaxed than the more bustling capital. Like most Finnish city hotels, the rates at the Espoo hotels tend to drop on the weekends, which is definitely good news for tourists. There aren’t tons of choices for Espoo hotels, and they do fill up quick in the summertime, so be sure to book ahead when you can. If you want to do some camping in Finland, there is a national park in Espoo where you can do so, and cabin rentals in the woods are also available. For the rest of those heading to Espoo, here are some suggestions for Espoo hotels to help you find the ideal place to rest your head.

For those looking for a fresh, new hotel in Espoo, the Hotel Sello is a good choice. One of the more upscale Espoo hotels, the Sello provides some of the most comfortable and amenity-rich rooms in town, and if you want added convenience, you can book a room with a kitchenette. Thirty-five out of the 140 tastefully-decorated rooms here have kitchenettes, and all feature individual climate control, internet access (fee), a flat-screen TV with English-language channels and videos on demand, an in-room safe, a mini-bar, and a chair with a handy lamp for reading. One of the best attributes of the Hotel Sello, besides its attractive modern design, is its free parking. The hotel is also located in the heart of town, and there is a shopping center within steps where you can peruse the wares at 160 different shops. For business travelers, the Hotel Sello has some good conference rooms, and for all guests, the onsite restaurant is recommended for at least one meal. Breakfast is included in the rates here.

The Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden is another good choice for visitors who want a hotel in Espoo that offers good service and rooms with good amenities. Located in the beautiful Tapiola district, the Tapiola Garden is just minutes away from the city centers of both Espoo and Helsinki, and when you’re not out hitting the restaurants in both cities, you can enjoy some nice lake views and some good Finnish food at the alluring onsite restaurant, which also serves international dishes. There is a swimming pool onsite as well at the Tapiola, not to mention conference facilities for those on business trips, and you can find shopping nearby. All of the 89 comfortable rooms here are decorated in neutral colors that should satisfy most, and amenities include satellite TV, a mini-bar, a private balcony/terrace, internet access (fee), and a telephone. Renovated in 1999, the Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden has a modern feel, and helping to make the high rates more agreeable is the fact that breakfast is included.

When looking for Espoo lodging that is a bit cheaper than the aforementioned hotels, the StayAt Espoo is worth looking into. As is the case in Finland, and all of Scandinavia for that matter, the hotels tend to be expensive, so while the rates at the StayAt aren’t cheap by some standards, they are pretty good all things considered. You’re not far from the Hotel Sello when the StayAt is your Espoo lodging choice, and the attractive, clean, and comfortable rooms here should help to seal the deal. There are different room sizes, so you can choose accordingly, and each unit is part hotel room/part apartment. Guests will find a kitchenette in their room that has a microwave and a coffee maker, and there is a supermarket close by where you can pick up some groceries if you please. Free internet access and a complimentary breakfast mean that you get some good bang for your buck here, and there is also free parking available for those driving in. When you book a larger suite at the StayAt Espoo, you will benefit from an in-room sauna, and there is also a common hotel sauna for all guests to use. Back in the rooms, a TV and a desk are some of the additional amenities, and when you’re not enjoying tours in Espoo and other nearby cities like Turku and Tampere, you can enjoy the nearby sports center or rent a bike from the hotel and explore a bit.

With rates that are lower than those at the StayAt, the Hotel Matinlahti is an even more affordable hotel in Espoo for those who want to save a bit on Espoo lodging. While the rooms are rather basic here, they are sufficient for what you pay. Guests can choose a single, double, or triple room at the Hotel Matinlahti, and the rates include internet access and a good breakfast. Each room at this cheap accommodation in Espoo has a private bathroom, a TV, and a telephone, and most rooms also feature a balcony. In addition to a restaurant and a snack machine, there is a coffee machine onsite should you need a little fuel to keep you going during your stay, and a nice morning sauna session is included in the rates, so you can indulge if you please. Saunas in Finland are everywhere, and most hotels in the country have them, so you might as well get a taste of Finnish culture and at least check it out. The Hotel Matinlahti is found in a pretty area outside of the city center and is within walking distance of a beach where you will find volleyball courts, a playground, and other activities to enjoy when the weather is warm.

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