Clarion Hotel Sign Stockholm is one of two hotels in Sweden’s capital city available for 10,000 Choice Privileges points. The hotel is within a few hundred meters of Arlanda Express, central train station and Flygbussarna airport transportation making this hotel a convenient location for a transit through Stockholm. This also means a $75 hotel room in the city is accessible through the purchase of Choice Privileges points with PointsPlusCash bookings.
Stockholm is frequently the lowest priced airline ticket for travel between California and Europe. Major carriers in all three alliances and low cost carriers like Norwegian make Stockholm an easy travel base for travel all over Europe. Many low cost carriers operate from Stockholm to destinations across Europe.
Clarion Hotel Sign is a hotel I have stayed at many times over the past three years. Stockholm is my most frequently ticketed origin or destination due to cheap ticket prices.
Last week I flew into Stockholm Skavsta NYO, 100 km southwest of the city and an 80 minute, 139 SEK/$15 Flygbussarna bus ride to Stockholm Central Station. Clarion Hotel Sign is about a 5 minute walk from the spot where the bus stops in Stockholm.
Once inside City Terminal where there are markets and cafes, walk right and follow signs to Metro and down the escalator. Turn left again on the lower floor and walk through Arlanda Express train ticket terminal and out to the street. Once outside,walk left hugging the building sidewalk for about 250 meters parallel to the train tracks to Clarion Hotel Sign.
While there is self check-in, the receptionist was available and personably engaged me to check in with her. A key to room 902 put me in a higher location than I usually stay at the 10-floor hotel.
The bank of four elevators are a unique feature to the hotel.
Clarion Hotel Sign Stockholm Room 902
Lagom is a Swedish word meaning ‘just the right amount’ and Scandinavian design of rooms at Clarion Hotel Sign has a kind of Nordic zen for simplicity with all you need.
The square out front is the historic working class gathering place for the start of demonstrations. May 1 ‘May Day’ is still an annual active gathering here from what I have read.
The photo above shows cabinet doors closed on the left. Coffee-tea and iron are behind upper door and lower door is minibar refrigerator. Jacket is my Colombia rain coat.
Clarion Hotel Sign Complimentary Breakfast
One of the differences between continental and American breakfast is no vegetables for Americans.
An observation I generally make in Stockholm are healthy eating habits and exercise give most people a pretty good look.
Yogurts, cheeses, milk and lactose free milk in abundance are more of the buffet table selections. Eggs and bacon/sausages are available too with a variety of juices and fruits. Pancakes are a common meal item in Scandinavia.
Clarion Hotel Sign Selma Spa and Pool
The final part of the hotel is the 8th floor spa and pool. There is also a 2nd floor fitness room, however, I skipped that space on this stay.
Food and drink is available in the spa lounge. In warmer weather there is also an enclosed and covered rooftop bar.
Along the hallway to the pool are spa treatment rooms, relaxation area, and bathrooms.
A woman swimming in the pool kept me from getting closer photos.
Clarion Hotel Sign abuts up to the train tracks into Central Station.
In all my stays at Clarion Hotel Sign I have only been in a park facing room in the front of the hotel.
Clarion Hotel Sign Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Sign is one of the best deals in Stockholm when redeeming Choice Privileges points. The price to buy 10,000 points is $75 when purchasing points through Choice Privileges Points Plus Cash reservations. Points purchased at the price of $7.50 per 1,000 points through Points Plus Cash bookings are returned to your account if the reward stay is canceled.
This hotel is regularly over $150 per night. The room rate for the date of my stay was 1,790 SEK/$192.
Unlike Choice Privileges seasonal reward rates changing every few months for most of the 6,000+ hotels worldwide, the 200 hotels in Nordic Choice Privileges are stable rates that infrequently change. Clarion Hotel Sign and Clarion Hotel Stockholm have both been 10,000 points per night for the past four years.