7 hotels in Helsinki for train travelers

hotels in Helsinki for train travelers

Here are seven great hotels in Helsinki for train travelers. All seven hotels are located near the train station in Helsinki, making them all convenient travel options that will be hard to beat for those arriving or departing by rail.

All of these hotel choices meet our main criteria, which are:

  • These are all 4-5 star hotels, and
  • all are part of well-regarded reliable and predictable European hotel chains/brands (no surprises).

These choices are within walking distance of the train station, so unless you have really more bags than you can drag (on wheels), then you really don’t even need a taxi from the train station to the hotel. Just roll it on over, and check right in!

All these hotels are no more than 500 meters from the front doors of the Helsinki Rautatientori (central train station):

In fact here is a map with all the hotel selections in the immediate area of the Helsinki train station (scroll in a bit):

Read more about each hotel below, and click on the links for more hotel details and photos courtesy of Agoda.com – also get pricing and availability for your anticipated travel dates:

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti Helsinki

Located in the heart of Helsinki, Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti is a vibrant and stylish accommodation choice. Situated near the bustling Kamppi shopping district and within walking distance of cultural attractions like the National Museum of Finland, guests enjoy the convenience of exploring the city on foot.

The hotel boasts modern amenities, including well-appointed rooms, a fitness center, and multiple dining options. Its central location makes it ideal for both business and leisure travelers looking to immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere of Helsinki.

Scandic Simonkentta

For those seeking contemporary comfort with a touch of Nordic charm, Scandic Simonkenttä is a prime choice. Nestled in the heart of Helsinki, this hotel provides easy access to key attractions such as the iconic Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square.

The hotel’s design reflects Scandinavian simplicity, offering spacious rooms and a rooftop sauna for a true Finnish experience. Guests appreciate the sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives embraced by Scandic Simonkenttä, enhancing their stay with a sense of responsibility and environmental consciousness.

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre

Conveniently located immediately adjacent to the Helsinki Central Rail Station, the Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre offers a comfortable retreat for train travelers. With proximity to popular tourist attractions, shopping and restaurants, guests can effortlessly explore Helsinki’s cultural scene.

The hotel provides well-appointed rooms, a fitness center, and a versatile meeting space, making it suitable for both business and leisure travelers. Its central location and international brand recognition make it a reliable choice for a seamless Helsinki experience.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Overlooking the bustling Railway Square, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Guests are within walking distance of Helsinki’s key attractions, including the Parliament House and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

The hotel combines classic Finnish design with contemporary amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay. The rooftop Ateljee Bar provides panoramic views of the city, adding a touch of sophistication to the overall experience. Whether visiting for business or leisure, guests appreciate the hotel’s central location and distinctive ambiance.

Scandic Grand Central Helsinki

Scandic Grand Central Helsinki offers guests a stylish and central accommodation option. Located near the central railway station, guests benefit from convenient access to transportation hubs, facilitating exploration of the city’s diverse attractions. The hotel’s contemporary design and comfortable rooms cater to both business and leisure travelers.

With popular sites like the Helsinki Music Centre and the Ateneum Art Museum within walking distance, guests can easily immerse themselves in the cultural richness of the city. The hotel’s commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly practices enhances the stay for environmentally conscious travelers.

Scandic Kaisaniemi

Situated in the vibrant Kaisaniemi district, Scandic Kaisaniemi combines modern comfort with a lively urban atmosphere. The hotel is strategically positioned near key attractions like the Senate Square, providing guests with a glimpse of Helsinki’s historical and architectural wonders. The proximity to the central business district makes it an excellent choice for business travelers.

Scandic Kaisaniemi offers well-designed rooms, fitness facilities, and a focus on sustainability contribute to a memorable stay. The hotel’s central location ensures that guests can easily explore the city’s cultural, shopping, and dining offerings.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Helsinki

Offering a blend of luxury and convenience, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Helsinki stands as an iconic landmark in the city. Located in the central business district, the hotel provides easy access to popular attractions such as the Helsinki Cathedral and the Esplanadi Park.

The elegantly appointed rooms, upscale dining options, and wellness facilities cater to discerning travelers seeking a refined experience. Business travelers appreciate the hotel’s proximity to corporate centers and meeting facilities. Radisson Blu Plaza’s commitment to service excellence and a sophisticated ambiance make it a preferred choice for those seeking a touch of luxury in the heart of Helsinki.

Helsinki is a great walking city and there is plenty to explore in the central area – in fact, I would not hesitate to list these same hotels for any traveler planning to take a ferry trip to or from Helsinki.

More hotels in Helsinki for train travelers

Check out these additional recommendations by major travel sites:

What to See and Do in Helsinki

Helsinki is a great walking city that has a lot of offer, if you know where to look. Be sure to read our list of points of attraction, and things to see and do during your visit: Helsinki Uncovered: Must-see places to visit in the Finnish Capital

Read our post about our rail and sail trip to Helsinki and Stockholm during the winter holidays.


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