Anybody who doesn't need to be in the city center should stay at this inn. A "stable-master's homestead", it lies on a rare seaside lot at the southern tip of Royal Haga Park. The park is one of Stockholm's nicest to walk or jog in, and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel live just up the road at Haga Palace. Plus, the location on the northern outskirts of town means guests don't have to fight traffic to get out to the airport. The lovely little homestead dates back to the 17th century and has served food and drink to travelers ever since, making it the oldest active inn in Stockholm. It's cozy and friendly, with only 49 rooms. A 2000 relaunch brought everything up to date; furnishings and soft goods have been refreshed several times since then. Rooms are contemporary, with shiny wood floors, small, antique-style desks, and comfy, modern Hästens beds with earth tone sheets and comforters. Service is top-notch. The restaurant was spruced up in 2012, serving modern Swedish cuisine with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients.