The 14 Best Hotels on Lake Lucerne

Park Hotel

Stunning Lake Lucerne curls in and around alpine peaks and is dotted with pretty lakeside towns. As well as being spectacularly beautiful, and at times serene, at times dramatic, and at times bursting with life, Lake Lucerne is an amazing place for an adventure. Sure, you’re close to lovely Lucerne, but there are still plenty of demanding local peaks to summit, pistes to traverse and the lake’s coastline to explore. Or you could just come here to relax. Many of our recommendations for the best hotels on Lake Lucerne allow for both of these types of breaks, but we’ve broken them up into types of hotel rather than location to make it easier to see which one suits you best. Whether you are planning a family getaway, a luxury break or a couples' escape — there is something to suit most trips here. So why not browse through our collection to start planning your next getaway?

For luxury

Park Hotel

  • Park Hotel is a palatial five-star hotel romantically situated in Vitznau, on the shores of Lake Lucerne with a backdrop of the beautiful Alps. Glamorous rooms offer picture-perfect views. Boasting top-quality spa facilities and an infinity pool. An indulgent choice.
  • Expect luxury to beat all luxury at Burgenstock Hotel and Alpine Spa. Rooms and suites are everything you would expect (and more) with plenty of space, all the latest mod-cons and indulgent bathrooms. Wellness is taken seriously here with no less than two spas and special 'spa suites' too.

For the views

Villa Honegg

  • Villa Honegg was built in the early 20th century as a five-star retreat and offers incredible panoramic views of the lake and the mountains. There are just 23 rooms and suites, an award-winning restaurant, and in 2011 they added a superb spa.
  • Beau Rivage in Weggis is a welcoming hotel with a gorgeous terrace overlooking the lake and a superb seafood menu. If you’re looking for somewhere peaceful and friendly then this hotel, with its 39 rooms, heated pool and steam room, is a good choice.
  • Art Deco Hotel Montana boasts wonderful views of the city and the lake beyond, from its position on a hilltop in Lucerne. It also offers 66 chic, comfortable rooms, decorated in the promised Art Deco style — some with balconies — and an award winning-restaurant and popular bar.
  • Campus Hotel Hertenstein is a modern four star hotel on Hertenstein peninsula — the loveliest part of Lake Lucerne. Expect breathtaking lake, forest and mountain views. With a private beach, boats and activities to suit all ages, this is as suitable for couples as it is for families.

For couples

Grand Hotel National

  • Grand Hotel National in Lucerne is a wonderfully glamorous institution directly overlooking the lake. There are 41 opulent rooms, decorated to the nines with antiques, plus views across the lake and into the mountains. There’s also a dining experience for every occasion, from casual to fine.
  • Chateâu Gutsch is a renovated 19th-century castle on the outskirts of Lucerne with 27 rooms decked out with four-poster beds, Swiss artworks and bold fabrics. Some of them also have private terraces with stunning views of the city and the lake beyond it.
  • Hotel Vitznauerhof is a striking looking property in an incredible location in Vitznau, framed by the Alps and overlooking the lake. There are 53 elegant rooms, a fabulous seafood restaurant with a stunning terrace and an air of peace and romance.

For Lucerne

Hotel Wilden Mann

  • Hotel Schweizerhof is perfect for a luxurious Lucerne city break. Right on the lake-side, it's just a short stroll from the centre of town. All rooms are individually decorated, there are two restaurants to choose from and a lovely spa.
  • The Hotel is a small but strikingly modern hotel in central Lucerne. Designed (by award-winning French architect, Jean Nouvel) to be a fashionable yet comfortable space, the facilities are excellent and the location is ideal.
  • Hotel Wilden Mann is a historic property with charming, classic décor in the heart of Lucerne. Individually styled rooms are dressed in keeping with the building's legacy. Traditional cuisine is served in equally traditional surroundings. A leading city hotel.

For good value

Boutique Hotel Schlussel

  • Boutique Hotel Schlussel in Beckenried has been created from a house built in 1727. The hotel has 12 surprisingly modern and stylish rooms, plus a gourmet restaurant specialising in local produce. Pretty, trendy and rural.
  • Hotel Central Am See is a large, white townhouse in a beautiful lakeside position with 32 individually styled rooms — all with parquet flooring and private balconies. There’s an elegant conservatory restaurant and an idyllic terrace with an infinity pool.

Still not sure where to book?

  • Browse through our list of all the best places to stay on Lake Lucerne.
  • Refine your search to the best places to stay in Lucerne, Weggis, or Vitznau.
  • Alternatively, you could contact one of our friendly Gurus for personalised advice.
    • Grand Hotel National Lucerne 41 rooms from £277

      City Style  -  Bask in the lap of luxury in this grand French Renaissance inspired hotel, on the banks of Lake Lucerne.
      Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the Chapel Bridge and octahonal Water Tower, Switzerland's most photographed historical monument.
      Great walks  -  Wander along the banks of Lake Lucerne taking in the city sights and the impressive Alpine views.
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool.
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      A gloriously glamorous Lucerne institution overlooking the lake and with far reaching views of the mountains. Opulent rooms filled with antiques and emblazoned with gold and beige hues. A wide choice of dining experiences from casual to fine-dining. Ideal for a romantic weekend getaway. See More

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    • Chateau Gutsch Lucerne 27 rooms from £266

      Romantic Break  -  The vibrant rooms ooze a funky luxe feel with in room bathtubs, spectacular views from private terraces and fourposter beds.
      Active Holiday  -  Mount Rigi is great for hiking, walking and climbing, and is close to the Engelberg Ski Area.
      Local exploring  -  In a superb location, ideal for exploring the historic town of Lucerne.
      Sights nearby  -  The 14th century Chapel Bridge and the 19th century Lion Monument cannot be missed.
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      A stylishly renovated 19th century castle, with chic modern décor. Rooms come with four-poster beds, bold fabrics, Swiss artworks, and private terraces offering stunning views of Lucerne and the lake. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and the bar has an extensive list of fine wines. See More

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    • Villa Honegg Ennetburgen 23 rooms from £390

      Restaurant  -  Award winning restaurant offers international and Lebanese cuisine, and locally sourced products
      Sit-out Terrace  -  Lunch on the winter terrace wrapped in a fur coat and rugs and enjoy the sweeping snowy views
      Spa  -  Suberb spa offering a full range of beauty treatments
      Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
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      For fresh mountain air, all year round activities in stunning surroundings with panoramic views overlooking Lake Lucerne, this handsome Five Star hotel built in the early 1900s is a treat. Totally refurbished in 2011 the hotel comes with all the trimmings from a superb spa to a children's playroom. See More

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    • Art Deco Hotel Montana Lucerne (Adligenswilerstrasse 22) 66 rooms from £233

      Foodies  -  The Scala Restaurant has been awarded 15 GaultMillau points, enjoy a fine gastronomic experience.
      Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of Luzern, overlooking the lake and surrounded by restaurants and shops.
      Honeymoons  -  The penthouse spa suite is perfect for honeymooners offering lovely views of the Swiss Alps.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, the Spreuer Bridge and the Musegg Wall with its nine towers.
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      An art deco hotel perched on a city centre hilltop, offering spectacular views of the mountains and the lake. Rooms are chic, comfortable and artistically decorated with a blend of contemporary and 1920's style and balconies. An award winning restaurant and a popular bar on site. See More

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    • Hotel Vitznauerhof Vitznau 53 rooms from £303

      Back to Nature  -  Surrounded by the Alps and located right on stunning Lake Lucerne this is back to the wild in serious luxury.
      Weddings  -  A picture perfect spot to tie the knot with elegant interiors, excellent food, and spectacular views.
      Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to the beautiful Muhlebach Waterfall.
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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      A striking historical building in a truly enviable location, framed by the Alps and overlooking the lovely Lake Lucerne. Elegant rooms mix a traditional feel with clean contemporary style. A fabulous restaurant, specialising in fish, boasts a terrace with epic views. A stand-out property. See More

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    • Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne Lucerne 101 rooms from £208

      Business meetings  -  With excellent conference facilities and a central location, it's the ideal spot for business meeting in Lucerne.
      Local exploring  -  Right in the heart of Old Town of Lucerne, next to the lake, it's perfectly positioned for exploring.
      Sights nearby  -  Just a short stroll from the old town and monuments such as Chapel Bridge, Musegg Wall and Lion Monument.
      5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
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      A stylish, five-star hotel overlooking Lake Lucerne. Each room is individually decorated drawing inspiration from specific artists, musicians and writers. There are two restaurants to choose from and guests can relax in the hotel's spa. A great hotel for business trips. See More

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    • The Hotel, Lucerne Lucerne 25 rooms from £145

      Designer  -  Every room designed by French star architect Jean Nouvel
      Conference facilities  -  12 conference rooms available
      Short break
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      Designed by award-winning French architect Jean Nouvel, The Hotel's simple, striking name is matched by its interior. The hotel has been conceptualised as a fashionable but comfortable space, with excellent facilities such as a restaurant, bar, concierge service and great location in central Lucerne See More

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    • Hotel Central am See Weggis 32 rooms from £164

      Local exploring  -  Well located to explore Weggis and the surrounding mountains.
      Great walks  -  Take a saunter along the shores of Lake Lucerne.
      Sailing  -  Take a romantic cruise across Lake Lucerne.
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
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      A striking townhouse boasting an enviable lakeside position. Individually styled rooms with parquet flooring, bright feature walls and the best have french doors leading onto private balconies. An elegant conservatory restaurant and pretty terrace complete with infinity pool. Totally charming. See More

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    • Boutique Hotel Schlussel Beckenried 12 rooms from £207

      Country Escape  -  Situated in a pretty part of Switzerland with mountains and lakes within close proximity.
      Sailing  -  Take a boat trip on Lake Lucerne.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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      A chic boutique hotel in a converted house dating back to 1727. Uber modern rooms feature free standing baths, parquet flooring and crisp white linen. A gourmet restaurant has a seasonal menu and uses local produce. Numerous outdoor pursuits in the surrounding area. A trendy rural escape. See More

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    • Beau Rivage Weggis 39 rooms from £217

      Romantic Break  -  Gorgeous terrace overlooking Lake Lucerne, with heated pool, indoor steam room, nearby Mineralbad pools with views over the Alps
      Sights nearby  -  Luzern, the “City of Light” with its famous old town and music festival
      Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool
      Lakeside  -  Lake Lucerne
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      Welcoming hotel overlooking Lake Lucerne. Guestrooms are modern with wooden floors and large bathrooms. Heated outdoor pool, terrace, steam room and hotel boats for tours on the lake. Good restaurant with a superb fish menu. Peaceful and friendly. See More

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    • Campus Hotel Hertenstein Weggis 62 rooms from £183

      Outstanding location  -  Situated on the lovely Hertenstein Peninsula which Mark Twain said was the most beautiful place on earth
      Great walks  -  Walk along woodland and lakeshore paths and drink in the views
      Kayaking  -  Find hidden corners of the lake in the hotel's double kayak
      Views  -  Heartstopping lake and mountain views
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      Bright, modern 4* hotel on Hertenstein peninsula - the loveliest part of Lake Lucerne. Breathtaking lake, forest and mountain views. Sixty-two airy, cheerful rooms with contemporary decor. Private beach, boats and activities to suit all ages. Perfect for families, groups, weddings and conferences. See More

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    • Hotel Wilden Mann Lucerne 48 rooms from £220

      Short break  -  The central location of this hotel makes it perfect for a short holiday, since local attractions are easily accessible
      Romantic Break  -  The individually styled, traditional rooms and medieval city setting make this a fantastic romantic destination
      City Style  -  Located in the heart of Lucerne, this hotel is great for a city break
      Business meetings  -  The free work stations are perfect for business travel
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      A historic property with charming, clasic décor in the heart of Lucerne. Individually styled rooms are dressed in keeping with the building's legacy, with hand-selected antique furniture and plush carpets. Traditional cuisine is served in equally traditional surrounds. A leading city hotel. See More

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    • Burgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa Ennetburgen 102 rooms from £655

      Total relaxation  -  Unwind in total luxury, soak in the scenery and be pampered in the spa.
      Tennis  -  The resort has its own renowned tennis school who's courts include spectacular views.
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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      Expect luxury to beat all luxury at this modern cliff-top resort. Rooms and suites are everything you would expect (and more) with plenty of space, all the latest mod-cons and indulgent bathrooms. Wellness is taken seriously here with no less than two spas and special 'spa suites' too. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 1st June 2022