When I go on city trips I normally don't stay in expensive hotels. In cities, there is just so much to see and do that you never seem to get back to your hotel early and if you do, it's probably because you're exhausted and want to sleep. So I don't bother paying more for a room, I'll hardly spent any time in. If it's clean and in walking distance of the center, then it will do.
So I was rather surprised to see how well designed our two star hotel in Copenhagen was. Okay, the rooms were small, but the layout was very well layed out and the hotel lobby was even filled with design classics. How very Scandinavian...
This is the hotel we stayed in: Wake Up Copenhagen
And here are some hotels I wouldn't have mind staying in, if I had a bit of a bigger budget:
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel