Hotel Bristol, Oslo $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
This lively spot is hipper and cheaper than the Hotel Continental and the Grand Hotel, if a little less luxurious. A Moorish Art Deco theme and a piano player behind a baby grand make the 1920s-era reception area feel more like the set of Casablanca than a Scandinavian inn, and the 261 rooms have a distinctly European air—some have canopied beds draped in toile de Jouy fabric. For a bathrobe and a complimentary paper, you have to graduate to a Club Room or Suite. Late-night noise from the street has been known to aggravate visitors—light sleepers should request a room at the back of the building.