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Review: Hilton Stockholm Executive King

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Review: Hilton Stockholm Executive King

How did I end up in Stockholm when I’d taken a trip to England for a Christening? Discount Business Class.  It’s not that I haven’t been keen on seeing Stockholm for quite some time, but the lure of discount business class ultimately got me to the city.   Instead of flying in from England early in the day only to start my journey back, I made an excuse to create a romantic night away with my lady.  I’d read Bald Thoughts review of the Hilton Stockholm last year and had a grip of Hilton Honors points so thought it’d be a perfect place to spend a night. AND PERFECT IT WAS.

a bridge over water with buildings and a church

The Deets:

  • When : May 2017
  • Where: Stockholm
  • Loyalty: Hilton Honors
  • Status: Diamond
  • Upgrade: Executive King
  • Benefits: Free Breakfast, Club access
  • Rate: 40k points

Check-In/First Impression

The Hilton Stockholm is ideally located in the Södermalm area of Stockholm and QUICK walk to the old town – which is outstanding. Think OLD EUROPE with cobbled streets, twisty/turny walkways, and fabulous bars and restaurants. Can you tell I was a little obsessed?

I knew I’d been upgraded to a King Executive Room because I’d checked my reservation in the Hilton App.  If you haven’t downloaded it, you should, it’s a great way to earn bonus hilton points. My upgrade was confirmed at check-in. The room wasn’t the fanciest, nor the biggest I’ve ever stayed in, but it’s one of the most memorable.

a door with a number on it

Room: 1025

Look at this room. The windows. The view. The light. I MEAN! You have to take into consideration these pics were taken at 8pm. Loved the long days.

The only thing that I’d never seen before…One big King bed, but two duvets.

a bed with white sheets and pillows

Let me tell you this. The 25 line is where you want to be. These rooms have outstanding views and considerable space.

Bathroom? Quite white, but I liked it.

That was the only thing that was potentially awkward was the bathroom window. It DIRECTLY overlooked a small beer garden and walkway. HELLO PEEple 😉

a group of people outside of a building

Club Lounge:

Not going to lie. It’s small, but has great views if you land a seat by the windows. We arrived late, during the cocktail hour, but after surveying the food and knowing we had limited time to spend in the city, we opted to just bounce.


Diamonds can either have breakfast in the lounge or the restaurant. It’s one level below the lobby and has a nice selection of hot and cold dishes. Unfortunately, I was on some cold meds that was messing with my taste buds and I wasn’t craving my normal Lox and Bagel.  Man…I love a good lox and bagel hotel breakfast. It makes me feel like I’m on vacay. Next time…


The Hilton Stockholm is ideally located for getting out and seeing the city on foot. Interested in taking the Metro? Only a 5 minute walk and you’re on it. If you’re looking at ways to get to the hotel from the airport these is an express train that will drop you off within a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel called the Arlanda express. It takes roughly 20 minutes.  I’m looking forward to visiting Stockholm again and will certainly put the Hilton at the top of my list.

A pic from the old town. Love, love, love.

a group of people in a courtyard with buildings

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  • Ronald Prior June 7, 2017

    Not a reply…..A question. I have 178 AA 500 mile upgrades. Can I do anything with them trade or giveaway?

    • Miles June 7, 2017

      WOW! That is a LOAD of 500s. It’s my understanding that unlike SWUs 500s have to be used on a companion’s itinerary that is linked to your reservation even if it wasn’t booked together. I’m not aware of a work-a-round where you could say…put them on someone’s reservation that stands on its own.

  • GR Downtown June 4, 2017

    Thanks for a really helpful review. I was trying to decide between the Sheraton and the Hilton. I think your review helped me decide.

    • Miles June 4, 2017

      GR Downtown – thank you! try and get a room with a view…with the sun staying out as late as it is – pretty incredible.

  • USAJerry June 4, 2017

    I stayed here in the Summer of 2015. Good hotel. I love the outside bar area as well.

    Didn’t care for the front desk service though. That was the only poor aspect about this hotel in my opinion.

    Loved the easy walk across the bridge to Old Town. So much to see and everyone was so friendly in the shops and the restaurants.

    I will definitely return to Stockholm someday.

    • Miles June 4, 2017

      Thanks for the input USAJerry!

  • Anne June 4, 2017

    I stayed at this hotel in Stockholm too and thought it was a great location. In a quieter area but near to the town. Don’t ever get a taxi though – they are the most expensive taxis in the world!! €70 for a few miles! WHat??????

    • Miles June 4, 2017

      wow that is crazy! Uber was pretty pricey as well, but not that much!

  • Lee @ BaldThoughts June 3, 2017

    Glad that you enjoyed your stay and that my review helped you pick this property! I plan on going back during the summer because some experiences weren’t open (or that fun) during the cold winter weather of January. When we go back, I’ll definitely stay at the Hilton Slussen again. Did you enjoy the breakfast? I thought it was quite nice, especially the selection of local foods for adventurous eaters.

    • Miles June 4, 2017

      Lee – I wasn’t really feeling 100% so I didn’t have too much of the breakfast offering, but my girlfriend loved it. I thought it was solid all around and look forward to hitting it up again. The views were just stunning

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