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.

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 offers a day pass for access to its spa. The five steam rooms vary according to the herbs and oils used, but the real draw is the Finnish sauna—a wooden hut outside in the snow, with a deep plunge pool alongside it.

Castle-like property with 191 rooms and a family-friendly vibe, set among private chalets just outside St. Moritz proper. 

Room to Book: Ask for south facing rooms for views of the lake.

Nothing captures the town’s charm like the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof, with its pitched roofs and 19th-century wood-paneled façade. The suites blend old-world details (fireplaces; carved pine headboards) with modern amenities (flat-screen TV’s; heated tile floors in the bathrooms).