Hotel and staff were excellent, very friendly and accommodating staff! We had two deluxe rooms for one week.
The only possible negative: we chose a beautiful lake view over a more quiet room facing the court yard!
Whenever we return we will stay at Hotel Diplomat!
I stayed at The Story hotel for a week in the summer, it's a cool hotel with a relaxed vibe and an awesome bar! The room was comfortable, and the breakfast buffet was solid (and included fresh cinnamon rolls).
We had a WONDERFUL stay at the Esplanade! We LOVED the location in that you can walk anywhere from here. The breakfast buffet was fantastic and plentiful, with a cappuccino machine available 24/7. The staff was exceedingly helpful in any request. It is definitely old style Swedish charm. The CONS: you should know THERE IS NO ELEVATOR! Yes, I had a couple super heavy bags to lug up the stairs, but wasn't horrible! But if you have issues with stairs, you should know this in advance for sure. Also, the room was nice and spacious, but we were on the 2nd floor facing a very noisy side street. No AC, so you have to have the windows open int he summertime. Again, not horrible, but a bit noticeable. Finally, the bed mattress was really soft and mushy - I prefer harder mattresses, so for someone else this might be fine. Overall I really enjoyed our stay, but these little things might make a different to someone else.
Traveller from New York, NY
Hotel Esplanade is a personal friendly family hotel. Well kept art noveau style from the year 1910 when it was originally …More
This is a nice hotel, but depending on where your room is, it can be very noisy. With no airconditioning, you need to keep the windows open in summer but if your room faces one of two busy streets (with a restaurant/night club directly across), the noise at night, even with windows closed, can prevent a good night's sleep. After the first night we moved to a quieter (but smaller) room facing a less busy street, but even that was noisier than we had hoped. The staff was very understanding and helpful, and the breakfast is outstanding. Next time we might choose a less centrally-located hotel to gain more quiet.
Very friendly staff and the rooms were well sized. Great breakfast too. Good location by the metro, and by the good part of Stockholm.
Scandic park is well worth a visit if visiting for a weekend/pleasure or for business.