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 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.

An institution for high rollers since 1915, with a happening British colonial–style bar. 

Room to Book: Ask for a junior room overlooking Lake Geneva.

Doubles From $530.

This Geneva hotel caters to business travelers with their sleek and slick aesthetic and cool-as-a-cucumber staff.

The Altitude: 10,170 feet.

 

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.