We think these are the best hotels around Lake Lucerne, either because of their beautiful location directly on the lake, their convenient location close to Lucerne's railway station, their friendly pricing or the good traveler reviews.
Book your hotel in Lucerne if you prefer a picturesque old town with monuments, museums, shops and much more. Also, Lucerne has excellent train connections to all parts of Switzerland, including Zürich. Smaller, quieter lakeside towns close to Lucerne are Hergiswil and Küssnacht, which can both be reached by train. Small towns further from Lucerne and along the lake are Beckenried, Brunnen, Gersau, Vitznau and Weggis.
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This luxurious hotel is located in the bustling district called Neustadt. It is very close to the train station, just outside the touristic city center, and opposite from a small park. All the local attractions, including the lake, are at walking distance.
Hotel Bellevue is situated at the peak of Mount Pilatus. This is one of the best places to book for impressive scenic views of the Alps and Lake Lucerne. Altitude: 2100 m.
The Kräuterhotel Edelweiss was built on a very special location on Mount Rigi, with a nearly 360° view of Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and the Alps. There's a restaurant and a bistro, both serving dishes with regional products and fresh Swiss herbs from the hotel garden. Altitude: 1540 m.
Mount Rigi is known for its friendly Swiss landscape with meadows, forests and majestic views. This relatively large hotel is located in a small village on the southern slope of the mountain, with wonderful views of Lake Lucerne and the Bernese Alps. It offers a panoramic restaurant, a bar and a bathing complex designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta. Altitude: 1440 m.
Unless you're a mountaineer, there is no way to sleep closer to Mount Titlis! This hotel is located right next to the mid station (Trübsee) of the cableway from Engelberg to the peak of Mount Titlis. It's a perfect place to enjoy the snow in winter and a stroll around the nearby lake in summer. There's a restaurant, a terrace, a sauna and even a cinema. Altitude: 1800 m.
If you prefer a typical Swiss city feeling, the Altstadt Hotel Krone is a very good option. This hotel is located in the heart of the Old Town on a historical little square. All attractions are at walking distance, as is the train station to explore the rest of Central Switzerland.
Hotel on a pretty square in the historic town center, close to the river, the Chapel Bridge and the other attractions.
We recommend Hotel Flora because of its positive guest reviews and convenient location at only 200 m from the train station and the Lake Lucerne boat dock. The town center with the famous Chapel Bridge is just around the corner. The hotel has an Italian restaurant and a fitness room.
This isn't your average budget hotel: it's located in Lucerne's former prison. The souvenir shop and room names still remind of this past. Breakfast, free wifi, a game room and a courtyard are at your disposal. The Barabas hotel is located in the old town, within easy reach of the railway station.
A basic hotel, not in the city center, but still at a comfortable location for day trips. The bus stop to reach the Pilatus cable car is nearby. The Lucerne rail station is within walking distance.
Hotel in the historic town center near the train station, along the river Reuss and overlooking the famous Chapel Bridge.
We found this wonderful option for budget travelers: an affordable hostel near the lake and at walking distance from the train station and the center of town. The hostel does not serve breakfast but there are kitchen facilities and shops. All rooms have a balcony!
Next to the main train station and on Lake Lucerne, with an on-site restaurant and a few more in the direct proximity. It's an ideal location for train travelers who don't wish to stay in the city center. The center is still close-by though. Some rooms have lake view.
The Renaissance Lucerne Hotel is located in the bustling district called Neustadt. It is very close to the train station and just outside the touristic city center. All the local attractions, including the lake, are at walking distance.
Basic affordable hotel south of the town center, but still at walking distance.
Affordable lakeside hotel associated to the craft school for the hotel/confectionery industry.
Youth hostel outside of the town center, close to the small lake 'Rotsee'.
Basic lodging in the city center of Lucerne, very close to all attractions.