These are the hotels we recommend, either for the beautiful or convenient location, their friendly pricing or the good traveler reviews.
You can stay in Locarno if you like a lively town on the lake with lots of shops and restaurants. Bellinzona is smaller but more centrally located to explore a larger part of the canton of Ticino.
All hotels will provide a free Ticino Ticket when you check-in.
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This is one of your best options if you are looking for a comfortable hotel on the wonderful lake front in Ascona. This hotel has a historical and a modern building, a swimming pool and a wellness area. There are plenty of restaurants and shops in the immediate surroundings.
Affordable guest rooms in the village of Gerra on Lake Maggiore.
Unique small hotel on a tiny island in Lake Maggiore. The botanical gardens on the island are truly wonderful. Of course there is a restaurant, so you don't have to leave the island at night.
A cosy small hotel in the historical town center of Locarno. A stay in this 15th century building is a good option for a honeymoon or any romantic getaway. There are many restaurants and shops at walking distance.
We selected this popular hotel as it is perfect for train travelers. It's very close to the train station so your day trips will have a convenient start. All local sights you may want to visit are at walking distance.
Centrally located small hotel across from the boat dock where you can board for a ride on Lake Maggiore. Also very close to the old town center and the train station.
Tertianum offers permanent housing to the elderly, but also offers holiday apartments with hotel services. The apartments are very comfortable, and there's an in-house restaurant with a terrace. Breakfast is included.
One of the most scenic locations of Locarno: on the slopes of Mount Cardada, overlooking the town and Lake Maggiore. Easy to reach via the funicular from the town center. This comfortable hotel features two restaurants and a bar. We think this is an ideal honeymoon hotel!
A luxurious Boutique-Hotel just outside Locarno in the municipality of Minusio. The hotel offers a Mediterranean garden, a pool and stylish rooms. For the best views we recommend the lake side Superior rooms.
Historical hotel-restaurant at less than 100 m from the pretty lake front of Ascona.
Romantic hotel on the picturesque car free lake front of Ascona, with plenty of restaurants and shops in the immediate surroundings. The hotel features several restaurants itself as well, and a terrace. The terminal for boat trips is right across from the hotel.
This hotel in the pedestrian zone of Bellinzona is close to the train station and all 3 castles. One of the castle towers is actually right behind the hotel. This small hotel has its own in-house restaurant.
This must be the most centrally located hotel in the canton of Ticino. Bellinzona itself is central to both the Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano areas, and this hotel is right across from its train station. The building dates back to 1909 and includes a spa and a restaurant. We think this is a perfect base for countless day trips.
Affordable bed & breakfast in a residential area of Bellinzona. The owners serve dinner too. Free parking is available, as well as a garden.
Budget hotel in the historical town center of Locarno. All the shops and restaurants are nearby. The rail station and the lake are at walking distance.
One of the reasons we selected this comfortable hotel is its location on the Lake Maggiore promenade. Book a lake side room for the best views! The hotel has its own garden and a pool. All rooms have a balcony.
Interestingly all rooms of this hotel offer a kitchenette, so you can choose to cook yourself or walk to one of the nearby restaurants. The hotel is located on the lakefront, a bit away from the lively town center but still at walking distance. Good views of the lake and the yacht harbour!
The impressive views from this hotel make it worth considering it for your stay. Even though it is sitting on the hill side, it can be reached easily from town. The hotel is very close to the famous Madonna del Sasso church. It has a large garden, a wellness center and restaurants. Book a lakeside room to enjoy the views of Locarno and Lake Maggiore.
Economy hotel just outside the old town center of Locarno. The hotel features an in-house sauna and a bar.
Centrally located cheap guest house in Locarno. Everything you need (shops, restaurants, train station) is only a few minutes away on foot.
Affordable pension on Lake Maggiore in the small town of Vira. There's an in-house restaurant and a garden.
Small economical hotel in the center of Bellinzona, between the train station and the historical town center.
Budget hotel, convenient for train travelers as it is steps away from the rail station. Pizzas and other Italian dishes are served on the ground floor.
Mid-size hotel just outside the town center of Bellinzona, but at walking distance from everywhere you'd want to go. The hotel has its own restaurant, and there are more at walking distance.