Favorite Hotels in Switzerland

Switzerland has so many wonderful hotels to choose from that it can become overwhelming to know where to stay. We've built our reputation on finding and devolping strong relationships with small, independently-owned inns and hotels that reflect the authentic charm and tradition of the Alps. Many of them are Swiss Historic hotels so you will also be enjoying a part of history. Here are a few of our favorite hotels that you can be sure to stay at on one of our Swiss tours.

 

 

Gletschergarten in Grindelwald

The Gletschergarten is a traditional Swiss chalet style hotel that has been in Grindelwald for over 115 years. It has been refurbished and is a perfect combination of old world charm and modern updates. The Gletschergarten has spectacular views of the Eiger and the Jungfrau and in a great location just above town. It has been run by the same family for over 4 generations and prides itself on personal attention and amazing service. A visit to this historic Swiss hotel will make you feel like you are staying with family and is our top choice in Grindelwald on our Exploring the Jungfrau tour, Best of the Swiss Alps, and Eiger to the Matterhorn tour.

Hotel Bella Tola  

Hôtel Bella Tola in St Luc

The Bella Tola has celebrated over 150 years of history in St Luc, Switzerland. This historic building is located in the center of town with stunning views and defines old style mountain luxury. The hotel staff does an amazing job making guests feel like Bella Tola is a home away from home. St Luc is a small village located on the sunny eastern slope of the Val d'Anniviers (Eifischtal) and is memorable for its majestic panorama. The Bella Tola is a popular hotel on our Haute Route tours.

La Ginabelle Hotel  

La Ginabelle in Zermatt

The La Ginabelle hotel is located on a quiet street next to the Matter Vispa River outside the hustle and bustle of central Zermatt. La Ginabelle is a hotel with excellent service and large rooms that often include a magnificent view of the Matterhorn. The hotel interior has amazing wood carved ceilings, elegant furnishings, and lovely painted details on the walls. There are plenty of lounge areas where you can sit and enjoy the ambiance of this unique hotel. Afternoon tea is served daily with delicious cakes from their own bakery and piano music can be found in the lounge for entertainment. There is an on-site spa that continually receives high reviews and an indoor-outdoor pool. La Ginabelle is a luxurious retreat in this quaint Swiss village that is featured on our Best of the Swiss Alps, Swiss Bliss, and Scenic Alps by Rail tours.

Grimsel Hospiz Hotel  

Grimsel Hospiz in the Grimsel Pass/Grimselwelt                      

This Alpine Historic hotel has a perfect blend of past and present since there has been a hotel in this location for centuries. The Grimsel Hospiz was completely renovated in 2008 and combines modern comfort and historic tradition. The Grimsel Hospiz reigns majestically above the Grimsel dam and reservoir and is quite an impressive sight. Visitors can even take guided tours of the power plants, tunnels, and the famous crystal caverns. The Grimsel Hospiz is an extremely elegant hotel that boasts a panoramic lounge, a fireplace lounge, bar, restaurant, extensive wine cellar, and cozy rooms that include every comfort in the midst of centuries of history. You can actually stay at this hotel on our In the Footsteps of Tolkien tour.

Grand Hotel des Alpes Hotel  

Grand Hotel Des Alps in Chamonix, France

Although this hotel is not in Switzerland, we include it in our list of favorites because it is generally the starting place for our Haute Route tours. It is luxury at its finest and is located in the charming town of Chamonix, France. It was built in 1840 and completely renovated in 2004. It is a truly “grand” hotel with elegant woodwork, Italianate styling, a fashionable lounge with a cozy fireplace and wonderful views of the Mont Blanc. The hotel management provides exceptional service that is sure to take care of all your needs. There is no better way to start the day in Chamonix than having breakfast at the Grand Hotel des Alpes. You can also enjoy a stay at this hotel on our Tour du Mont Blanc and on our Best of the French Alps tours.

Hotel GuardaVal  

Hotel GuardaVal in Scuol

This first Lower Engadine Romance and Boutique hotel offers superb views of the mountains and the idyllic village of Scuol. The Hotel GuaradaVal is a historical and romantic place that was built in the 17th century as two houses but has been completely renovated. There are 36 uniquely designed rooms, a gourmet restaurant, and a luxury spa. The modern design blends with the traditional Engadine style elements to create an elegant and cozy atmosphere. The hotel is also connected by an underground walkway directly to the Engadine Bad Scuol. This hotel is a highlight on our Engadine tour.

Hotel Meiser  

Hotel Meisser in Guarda

This hotel first opened in 1893 by Barbla and Andreas Meisser and has been family owned for 5 generations now. Guarda is an old, secluded  Alpine village in the Lower Engadine. The Hotel Meisser has a fabulous location overlooking the valley. It is an extraordinary hotel with creative and top quality cuisine in their restaurant which specializes in regional dishes. It also claims to have the most beautiful veranda in the Engadine. You can experience this hotel for yourself on our Engadine tour.

Hotel Alpenzell  

Hotel Appenzell in Appenzell

The Appenzell hotel stands in the middle of the town Square and is in a great location to explore the picturesque village of Appenzell. Much of the décor in the hotel dates back to the Renaissance era which provides a distinctive atmosphere. The16 spacious guest rooms are decorated in a tradtional style. The Hotel Appenzell offers an elegant restaurant with a terrace that serves homemade cakes, breads, pastries, and regional specialties. It is a classic Swiss hotel with personalized service and can be found on our Appenzell tour.

 

Hotel Eiger  

Hotel Eiger in Mürren

Mürren is car free village, accessible from the town of Lauterbrunnen or Stechelberg. The hotel Eiger is a luxury Chalet style hotel that is perfectly situated next to the train station and perched high on the mountainside. Be sure to take advantage of a balcony room to enjoy the spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains. The friendly staff goes out of their way to make sure your stay is always an exceptional one. Our guests love staying here on our Exploring the Jungfrau tour.

Hotel de Gruyeres  

Hôtel de Gruyères in Gruyères

This hotel has a perfect location at the entrance of the medieval village of Gruyères and is on the site of the 16th century coaching inn. The rooms on the back of the hotel offer perfect views of the castle, the walled village and the mountains. Breakfast is always a highlight where they serve the traditional meringues and double cream from the region. The staff is also wonderful and will help make this stay so memorable. This hotel is a special stop on our Discovering Swiss Cuisine - French Inspired, and Swiss Bliss tours