St Moritz

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St. Moritz is one of the world's best winter sports destinations - it's not just about skiing here - and it was also one of the world's first ever ski resorts. St. Moritz's spectacular azure lake, in which the surrounding alpine peaks and pine forests are reflected, make it an enticing proposition visually, but once you arrive it's the fun atmosphere that will have you reserving your bed in one of the best places to stay in St. Moritz for next year too.

Originally St. Moritz was the preserve of those who could afford to travel for pleasure, royalty, celebrities and magnates etc.... And while it's still a favourite amongst familiar names and faces, and its restaurants and boutiques rival those of any capital, many of the best places to stay in St. Moritz, or just outside, offer good value chic. Though the whole place does look a million dollars, especially shining under its average of 322 days of sunshine per year!

As well as an abundance of runs, from death defying blacks to gentle nursery slopes over 350kms, the fun to be had out on the frozen lake, and St. Moritz's famous Cresta Run - the world's only natural skeleton course - this town also has some sites and sights worth seeing. There's 'the Heidi hut', used in the film of the famous children's story, the Engadiner Museum, which is all about this scenic valley location and and art museum.

St. Moritz is just as beautiful in summer, an alpine wonderland for walkers, mountain bikers and anyone who appreciates a mountain vista.

As you'd expect most of the best places to stay in St Moritz are exceptionally busy during the peak winter months. However you'll need to plan ahead for the summer too - it's a very popular spot.

Best Places to Stay in St. Moritz

For access to the pistes

  • Nira Alpina is an unpretentious, but stylish, ski hotel with a wellness centre and easy access to the slopes. Each room has its own private balcony with breathtaking views, and there's a fantastic restaurant.

Just out of town

  • Giardino Mountain is in a great spot in the centre of Champfèr, just across from St. Moritz. The hotel has 74 rooms, done in a modern style, which is a nice contrast to the traditional chalet-style exterior. There's a pool, spa and hammam to wind down in after your days on the slopes.

Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in St. Moritz, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Alternatively check out our recommendations in Klosters, Zermat, Wengen or Verbier.

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  • Hotel Misani

    Celerina, Switzerland

    Quirky, uniquely designed bedrooms and lively communal spaces. Hotel Misani is laid back and homely with three good restaurants serving Swiss, Italian and Puschlav cuisine. A popular bar and close to nightlife - this is a great spot for those looking for something with a bit of character.

    39 rooms from $204
    Active Holiday  -  The Ski Lift is just 200 yards away, and there are a range of other outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and tennis.
    Great walks  -  This area is packed with scenic walking routes, starting right from the hotel.
    Quirky  -  Charming themed bedrooms.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Nira Alpina

    St Moritz (CH-7513 Silvaplana)

    Quirky ski hotel which is suited for the well travelled, seeking something a bit different for their mountain holiday. Unpretentious style, but still has a wellness centre, easy access to ski slopes and fantastic restaurant. Every room comes with private patio and giant windows, with great views.

    from $224
    Rooms with balcony/terrace  -  Every room has at least a private patio with stunning views.
    Spa  -  Steam room, sauna and whirlpool, cold waterfall.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Giardino Mountain

    St Moritz (CH-7512 Champfèr-St. Moritz)

    A great location near to St Moritz in the centre of Champfèr. Clean interior design contrast well with the traditional Engadine style exterior. A warm, relaxed atmosphere with indoor pool and spa, the perfect place to unwind after a day skiing, enjoy true alpine style with flair.

    74 rooms from $278
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Spa  -  Offering all types of massage and the option of a hammam.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool.
  • Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

    St Moritz

    Magnificent five-star hotel set amidst the stunning landscape of Saint Moritz. With every detail catered towards luxury, the Kempinski delivers plush rooms and an outstanding Michelin starred restaurant. With ski-to-door access it's perfect for a lavish skiing trip. A paradise on the slopes.

    184 rooms from $378
    Foodies  -  Boasting a Michelin starred restaurants - purveyors of fine foods will love
    Active Holiday  -  With ski-to-door access this is the ultimate place to stay for a ski break
    Great walks  -  Enjoy beautiful walks in the Engandine countryside.
    Spa  -  2,800 metre squared Kempinski Spa.
  • Kulm Hotel

    St Moritz

    An illustrious 19th century hotel defined by its style and luxury. Kulm Hotel's rooms are opulent and expansive, affording superb mountainscape views. Relax in the hotel's lavish hydrotherapy spa after a long days skiing or choose from five excellent restaurants for your evening meal. An alpine gem.

    173 rooms from $659
    Foodies  -  Boasting not one but five gourmet restaurants this is the number one stays for foodies
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Carlton Hotel

    St Moritz

    Award winning hotel and Spa housing a Michelin starred restaurant, you can't beat The Carlton if staying in St. Moritz. This classic hotel has been attracting the rich and famous since opening in 1912. Rooms are all luxuriously decorated in a timeless fashion. You'll find it hard to hit the slopes!

    60 rooms from $975
    Skiing  -  This former Winter Olympics sight has some of the best runs in the world
    Great walks  -  On the frozen Engadin lakes
    Outstanding location
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