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.

A large spa—including, in summer, a medical clinic for procedures such as cosmetic surgery—is one of the Kempinski's chief assets, as is ski-in/ski-out access. Get reinvigorated in the new outdoor whirlpool or one of the spa's seven saunas.

Classic 1864 Beaux-Arts resort in the center of town—a true resort (tennis, extensive spa, kid's club) in a beautiful Alpine setting.

For impressive views at a more affordable price, this property is perfect with its wood-beamed rooms that are simple but cheery.

This 168-year-old family-owned hotel in the city center, overlooking Lake Zürich, is both historic and up-to-date: more than $160 million has been spent on renovations over the past decade.

Swiss hotelier Reto Gurtner may look like a mad yodeler, but this snowboard aficionado has shed traditional Tyrolean gingerbread for a rough-hewn Valais quartzite façade at this complex of shops, restaurants, bars, and 102 condos next to the slopes in Laax, Switzerland.