Stockholm's grand dame hotel is a historic beauty that dates back to 1874 and is located a pretty stroll (or scenic boat ride) from Gamla Stan, the Royal Palace and Sodermalm, right near the wooded island of Skeppsholmen. Standard rooms are spacious and contemporary, with king beds and room for a rollaway bed. And if your entourage requires more space, there are suites, too, with separate bedrooms and living areas. The hotel has a regal feel, to be sure, and service is as good as it gets -- the concierges can basically map out your entire city sojourn, pointing the way to the best places to visit with kids in tow. Babysitting services can also be arranged by the concierge.