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.

Stop at this historic hotel in the center of town. While sipping your drink, try to channel Brigitte Bardot, Richard Burton, and all the other chic celebs who sat at this very bar after a day on the slopes.

Outside, an ancient square is anchored by a splashing fountain and medieval church bells toll. Inside, the hotel’s 23 funky rooms—some in herbal greens, others in bright reds and oranges—are outfitted with low-slung platform beds and plenty of space to hang your clothes and coats.

The hotel, on the edge of Gstaad has spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.