Closest to the center city seaside hotels in Helsinki are: Hilton Helsinki Strand, Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel and Clarion Hotel Helsinki. Distance to the center is 700m - 1 km. Some rooms provide a view to the Baltic Sea. Hotels have access to the waterfront and an evening walk by the water add some charm to Helsinki stay.
Other seaside hotels are located in a quiet areas surrounded by nature and suit for longer stay or holidays in Helsinki. Private beach and hiking routes along the sea can be found near Rantapisto Hotel, Hotel Hanasaari and Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa. Bikes and Nordic walking poles can be rented.
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Hilton Helsinki Strand - waterfront hotel, 1 km from Helsinki city center. Many hotels rooms have large windows facing the Baltic Sea.
Hotels speciality: top-floor executive lounge with a waterfront view, sauna, pool, fitness center on the top floor.
Kaisaniemi city park and Botanical garden just across the bridge from the hotel. For those who like walking there is a promenade along the sea up to the Market Square and city center.
Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel - harbour hotel next to the waterfront of Gulf of Finland, 1 km from Helsinki city center.
Hotels speciality: fitness centre, top-floor lounge, sauna, some rooms with panoramic views of the Gulf of Finland. Two-storied lofts with sea views. Extravagant Double Kingsize Bedrooms with 2 luxurious king beds for family stay.
Famous Hietalahti Flea Market is located near the hotel with many design items. Scenic jogging trails along the seafront, starting just outside the hotel.
Hanasaari hotel is a seaside hotel with private beach located on an island. Good road and transport connection with the city of Helsinki and Espoo, 1 km from Koivusaari metro station.
Hotels speciality: isolated tranquil location, spacious rooms with sea views, free daily morning sauna and pool, possibility to jump to the sea after sauna, bikes, Nordic walking poles and fishing equipment for rent.
Plenty of walking paths in the surroundings, bird watching tower.
Rantapuisto is a nature hotel in the Eastern part of Helsinki 1 minute walk from the beach. Pine forest around the hotel and fresh air.
Hotels speciality: rooms with views of the surrounding forest or the Baltic Sea, free parking, free bikes, childrens play room.
Walking and jogging grounds from the hotel door. Sea shore cafes and a sandy beaches nearby. Best paddling center of Helsinki near the hotel. Staff can help arrange archipelago cruises, hiking tours and canoeing trips.
Esplanadi colloquially known as Espa, is an esplanade and urban park in downtown Helsinki, Finland, situated between the Erottaja square and the Market Square.
2. Senate Square
The Senate Square is the oldest part of central Helsinki. Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace (to the left from the Cathedral), main building of the University of Helsinki (to the right from the Cathedral) are located on the sides of the square.
Helsinki City Museum is located on the southeast corner of the square. The National Library of Finland is located northwest of the square and worth visiting.
Digital carillon music called the Sound of the Senate Square is played daily at 17:49. The optimal listening position is near the bronze statue of Alexander II in the center of the Square.
3. Market Square
Market Square is a traditional market with food and treats, handicrafts and souvenirs. Located next to the Harbour. There are tents with local street food worth tasting and enjoy sea views.
Open Mo-Fri 06:30-18, Sat 06:30-16, Sun 10-17.
Year-round ferry to Suomenlinna Fortress departing from Market Square.