In the 1970s, this spacious hotel, built in 1882 a dorm for apprentices working far from home, was named for Frommer's' beloved creator Arthur Frommer in honor of all the tourists he brought to Europe. In the early 1980s, it shifted owners and absorbed additional buildings, now interconnected, but they insisted that the name Arthur was retained. Now, it's the "King Arthur" in Danish. (At Frommer's, Arthur will always be king.)

The Kong Arthur, amiably informal, is ideally situated along the east side of Peblinge Lake, within 10 minutes' walking distance of pretty much everything in the city from Assistens Cemetery to Rosenborg Castle to Torvehallerne food market to the Round Tower. Ceilings are high, walls and linens are kept soothingingly white, and the rooms are comfortable, larger than the city norm, and adequate in every way. Noise is a downside, both in the hallways and from the courtyard, but it's manageable, and the buffet breakfast is expensive if it's not part of the room rate. On the plus side, Wi-Fi is free, the fireplace lobby with seductively large chairs and couches is an inviting place to hang out or to meet up, and there's even an on-premises spa, which is unusual in these parts. It's also a carbon-neutral property, if that helps sway you. The Kong Arthur is a solid mid-level selection in a choice neighborhood.