Oct 21, 2016 - 12:41 AM
in reply to EllenS
<<"Also is parking available in Swiss hotels free of cost or we need to inform the hotel that we have a car and need parking.">>
Exactly where do you want to park?
Parking is free of charge at hotels in the countryside and small villages. If you have a car, you can take advantage of that option easily.
In the cities, it is a bit different. In many cases, the hotels in medium and larger cities will not have access to parking facilities.
In the Berner Oberland, your options are pretty much limited to Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald, or, rather remote from the scenery, probably something in Interlaken or Wilderswil.
Most hotels in the larger cities....except the very expensive luxury hotels... don't have parking facilities. A few may offer reduced rates at a public garage nearby. When I used that option once in Luzern, the garage did not always have spaces available.
These are very old cities. They were built before automobiles existed, and so usually don't have facilities for the care and feeding of autos. They were not destroyed in WWII, and they have not been "modernized."
If you do find parking in the cities, it would not be unusual to spend 50 CHF for 24 hours.
Why not travel by train?
Search "car versus train" on this forum for more insights.