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Best Western Gustaf Fröding Hotel & Konferens

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here in August 2017 and have some mixed feelings on the place... The down side for me was the traffic noise from the nearby motorway. This was particularly problematic due to the fact that the rooms don't have air conditioning - so the choice was either to get baked in a hot, stuffy room or leave the window open and be bothered by the constant hum of traffic. The noise, coupled with what I found to be uncomfortable beds led to me suffer a serious lack of sleep after my five night stay. The up side was that room itself was of a good standard and well cleaned, the guest areas of the hotel were quite nice and well maintained. The outdoor pool was a bit cold but the indoor spa facilities were very good (hot tub, steam room and sauna) and the ice bucket shower was a cool idea. The pool table was also a big hit with kids. We were on a breakfast and dinner package and the food throughout the week was always well prepared and had enough variety to keep everyone happy. We'd found a very good package deal on the hotel's website so it was actually good value for money. Keep in mind that the location is outside the city centre - but most guests seem to be passing by between Norway and Stockholm (lots of bus tours stop here). Probably wouldn't pick this hotel again if I were to visit Karlstad in the future.

When we walked into our room, we immediately smelled "wet dog." We learned later that dogs had been in the room and there had been an attempt to clean the room. The closet was extremely small and hard to access. Tiny bathroom, too. Breakfast was excellent. If a hotel is going to allow pets, there should be no-pet rooms just like no-smoking rooms.

Everything went smoothly with this stay: free parking space, clean and simple room, high speed Wi-Fi , Emilia restaurant and good breakfast. Kind service in reception. Reasonable price.We did not have time to go to swimming pool this time.

Economic choice if you're looking for a stop over between Stockholm and Oslo. Hotel is situated just outside of Karlstad, close to the high way. Rooms are basic. Triple room available. Make sure you book a room with a shower instead of the slippery bathtub shower we got. Facilities offered are an outdoor pool (cold!!), restaurant, sauna & gym (I passed), pool table, mini (tiny) golf and kids corner with some toys. Breakfast (basic) is included. Wifi's quite poor. Free high way views and coffee and tea during your stay.

Location is bad, quite far outside Karlstad. You need a car to get to it. Visited by Chinese charter groups whom all seem to be coughing. The best thing is the wonderful restaurant staff. Such good humour and good service. Great meals. Both breakfast and evening summer buffé. A great variation to choose from. Fast Internet service in room. I was alone but got a twin room. It woud be so much better with one larger bed. Swimming pool if you like to swim.

Convenient and affordable place to stay on the way to or from Stockholm: easy to get in and out, easy to park, gas station nearby. Nothing special, nothing bad. Weird paintings on the walls. No convenient smoking places.

Spent one night here on our way to North Cape, in a 3-person room. The hotel is roomy, clean and nice to stay at. Good parking possibilities, and easy to find via GPS. Good food. The breakfast is although a bit dissappointing.

Travelled around Sweden a lot and this place is one of the least "value for money" you can find. Tired and worn hotel, and the service is not good at all. You can do much better in Karlstad. Prices here must be GREATLY reduced before I will find it worthwhile to stay here again.

We stayed a night here on our way from Oslo to Stockholm. After a long trip on the road, we thought we would spend a little bit more for this place and it's facilities for a break. Turns out it was a bit of a mistake as we did not really enjoy our stay. The rooms we got were facing the highway and there was also some construction going on right in front of the hotel, which made it really noisy when we opened the windows whether in the day or at night to sleep. A number of staff were relatively unfriendly and one particular reception staff was quite hostile and had rather curt manners. A couple of other staff were okay, so we can't fault all. Facilities were otherwise good, we had a relaxing time in the jacuzzi and sauna before getting back on the road. Nevertheless, the rude staff we encountered left a very poor overall impression. Don't think we would pick this place again if we ever come by this way again.

A really affordable hotel with a lot to offer. I booked a economy room which was nice and clean with everything you need. A steal for 70 EUR per night. The spa is a bit small but the pool and surrounding area is great in the sun. The breakfast was above average with something for everyone including crispy bacon! I suppose the kids would love the place.

Höjdgatan 3 Karlstad

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Best Western Gustaf Fröding Hotel & Konferens places you within a few miles (5 km) of Ostra Bron and Karlstad Congress Culture Centre. This 163-room, 3-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Sandgrund Lars Lerin and Varmlands Museum are also near this Karlstad hotel.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All 163 rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Best Western Gustaf Fröding Hotel & Konferens features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, put free parking to good use. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Economy Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Hot Tub

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 216 reviews