Most of the hotels listed here are at walking distance from the rail station and the historic town center. The rail station is the starting point for all attractions, including the Pilatus, boat trips and more. Our suggestions include hotels ranging from low budget to luxurious 5-star. If you prefer a hotel outside of Lucerne, in a smaller town, then find suggestions here.
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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.
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.