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Best Western Gustaf Fröding Hotel & Konferens

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Good Parking, Free WIFI. Did not use the Pool, Sauna and Fitness. The receptionist could not understand my Danish, so I switched to English. She kept talking Swedish. Fine clean room. The restaurant was a bit cold near the windows. Excellent breakfast. Would probably be back.

When you look for the Hotel in that area you look for peace and quiet night sleep and I didn't have it. They have some show with "FERNANDO" until late in the night just outside my window and nobody informed us about it going to happen. The dinner have to be in Downtown because the event they didn't offer a dinner. When we comeback from the dinner the Hotel reception,restaurant everywhere is full of people drinking and high noise, the smell was something between Old sweaty with cigarettes and alcohol ,just crazy and unbelievable. The decorations in the rooms and open areas in the Hotel is old fashion need some renovation and update The bathroom it's not comfortable at all no offer for a decent shower cream or soap; can be much cleaner as well, very disappointed. For the price I have payed. Never again. Best western can be very ashamed about this Hotel use their brand #hotelhell

We asked our last hotel to make reservations for us at Best Western Karlstad. Upon arrival the receptionist smiled and said "I have upgraded your room! Since you probably are pretty tired after riding your motorbike all day I'll let you have our suite with a bubble bath!" The suite was fantastic and we also very much enjoyed the dinner: Canjun meal served with live jazz music. Gumbo, Jambalaya and an extremely good pecan chocolate cake. Perfect - thank you!

This hotel definitelly does not deserve 4 stars - maximum 2 stars. Furniture is primitive and worn - see pictures - it rembembers 70's. I could smell a cigarettes smoke in the room. It was very warm in the room allthough outdoor temeprature was only 18deg.C. When I opened windows to ventilate the room I was exposed to extreme noise from the highway. Food OK but just below the average. This hotel room price above 80 Euro per night is far too high comparing to so low standard. It had free WiFi but practically I was not able to connect due too low capacity.

I & my wife staying here just for one night before we go to Oslo. The location here is far from the city and no shops and convenience store around, therefore, it looks not so convenience especially you wanna do some shopping. The room is not big but clean and tidy, the room rate is a bit high and not so competitive.

I guess I was staying in one of the economy rooms at the very end of the corridor. These rooms had green doors, unlike the others at the front of the corridor. So that probably explains why the room was not new and modern as commented by some on this website. The room had several broken lamps and was therefore very dark, which I disliked. Breakfast was passable. Bread was not fresh.

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, 4-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

Economy Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

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 188 reviews