Switzerland

Hotels in Switzerland

Yes, Switzerland is legendary for catering to the ridiculously wealthy, but the truth is that there are plenty of hotels in Switzerland that welcome the budget-conscious, the newlyweds and the adventurous set that visit the country each year. Here are a few suggestions for those seeking Switzerland hotels that think outside the box.

If you’re backpacking across Europe and find yourself wander(lust)ing through Switzerland book a room at a Switzerland hotel like Youthhostel Baden or Backpackers Lucerne, where the on-the-go vacationer is more than welcome to rest their head between hikes. Meanwhile, those who will be taking to the peaks for the best in winter sports, there are ski lodges and cabins aplenty with a Switzerland hotel like Ski Lodge Engelberg leading the pack. And if a romance-kindling stay is what you’re looking for, consider staying at any Switzerland hotel like the Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva or any one of the charming bed and breakfasts that dot Switzerland’s Alpine region.

The ground floor of this updated 15th-century house near Zurich is occupied by Face, a postmodern gallery, while the remaining three floors—called Brain and Soul—contain a suite and a private apartment with an open fireplace and platform bed.

Family-owned since 1861, the stately, neo-Renaissance Hotel Schweizerhof, near the lakeshore promenade, has a storied past. Luzern is known as Switzerland’s “festival city” (chiefly for its summer music festivals), and the five-star property hosts several events of its own throughout the year.

Zermatt’s oldest hotel, on a coveted corner near the Matterhorn. 

Room to Book: Standard rooms don't have a view, so if you want one, you'll have to pay for an upgrade.

Doubles from $562, minimum stay of seven nights in winter.

Designed by Foster & Partners, the hotel underwent a four-year high-tech makeover that cost a cool $427 million.