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.

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).

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.

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

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.

An Alpine chalet with views of Glacier 3000. The first and still the finest luxury hotel in Gstaad.