Lake Lucerne sits centrally in beautiful Switzerland, emanating a breathtaking fjord look and an interesting shape. Trains chug along stunning routes that circle the water, while steamboats traverse through daily as well. Touching several towns, an abundance of hotels and resorts have nestled along the shores of this scenic European destination, some having been here for more than a century. Offering lavish spa amenities, incredible cuisine and views of a lifetime, these Lake Lucerne accommodations are something out of a fairytale.
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Bürgenstock Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Right on the water’s edge, Bürgenstock Hotel features upscale rustic rooms with plenty of natural accents, like stone walls along with wooden floors and tubs. Suites with personal saunas and massage rooms are available as well, complimenting the on-site spa and lovely mountain view indoor pool. Just imagine, sitting in a soaking tub in front of a floor to ceiling window facing one of European most stunning natural wonders, Lake Lucerne, while sipping on a glass of wine.
Hotel Des Balances (Prices & Photos)
Situated on the mouth of Reuss River, which flows into Lake Lucerne, Hotel Des Balances is so close to the water that balconies actually extend over it, creating an immersive experience. A restaurant features menus that change with the season, so dishes are locally sourced, including memorable delicatessen selections. It’s worth splurging on breakfast to enjoy from a personal balcony. Overall, the hotel has a rich past which shows through its intricate exterior designs, however, the inside has a touch of updated sleekness, giving it a very boutique feel.
Seehotel Waldstäterhoff (Prices & Photos)
While some aesthetics give away its 140 years of history at Seehotel Waldstäterhoff, many modernized tweaks have been made to keep up with today’s traveler demands for a balance between age-old roots and luxurious qualities. We can see ourselves slipping into dreamland in the sauna with lake and mountain viewing windows, or while lounging on the waterside terrace. There’s lots of included perks at Seehotel Waldstäterhoff, from complimentary bikes, breakfast and workout areas, to access to spa facilities.
Grand Hotel National Luzern (Prices & Photos)
Chandeliers, gold accents and espresso machines round out the indulgent Empire-style rooms overlooking the blue-hued waters. Service at Grand Hotel National Luzern is highly rated, with mentioning of delicious welcome drinks and cozy turn down service at night. Don’t be surprised when treated to live piano music in the commons areas on various nights, or to find little chocolates in your room. It’s truly one of the most refined and magical places to stay near Lake Lucerne.
Hotel Villa Honegg (Prices & Photos)
Are you lured in by sparkling infinity pools? If so, Hotel Villa Honegg is the place for you, as this hotel boasts a picturesque setting on a lush hillside at the bottom of Bürgenstock Mountain and blows visitors away with its poolside views. Relax at the glittering infinity pool that stretches outward toward the lake and melds with the mountains—the indoor pool with panoramic views through numerous windows is pretty spectacular too. Twenty three well attended and intricately decorated rooms fill the historic Art Nouveau structure.
Park Hotel Vitznau (Prices & Photos)
So beautiful it’s hard to make words do it justice, the elegant and luxurious Park Hotel Vitznau dates back to 1867. The infinity pool extends from a lovely covered portion to the open air, featuring unparalleled views of the mountain range. The spa experience continues into the relaxing sauna and steam room. Breakfast offers fresh pastries, fruits and an array of á la carte choices, as a part of your stay, but there’s are some pretty mouthwatering dishes created by on-site chefs that may be worth the splurge.
Hotel Schweizerhof (Prices & Photos)
A beautiful example of neo-renaissance architecture, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzerne has been family owned for 150 years, hosting kings, musicians and other notable figures. Each room tells a unique story from the past, about some of the prominent guests that have stayed here. Every time you stay in a different room, there’s something new to learn. Onsite restaurants have acquired many awards for outstanding gourmet dishes, and guest chefs often jump onboard to deliver something new, so this is an ideal pick for foodies.
The Hotel Lucerne Autograph Collection (Prices & Photos)
Autograph Collection has a reputation as a chain who puts a unique spin on each hotel in its line around the world. The Hotel Lucerne Autograph Collection puts out sleek lounge vibes and uses an interesting color scheme along with its cinema theme. The look is refreshing, and the food selection versatile. Guests can dig into Mexican, Tuscan and even Asian food without leaving the hotel. The location is excellent, residing far enough from the hustle and bustle, but proximal to the train station.
Hotel Restaurant Wilden Mann (Prices & Photos)
Inspired by France, everything from the interior to the food is consistent with the theme at Hotel Restaurant Wilden Mann. Some rooms feature an indulgent red carpet and spacious bathrooms with huge tubs. Outside designs are detailed with cathedral doors and windows, along with window boxes overflowing with seasonal flowers. Breakfast is served buffet style and is complimentary, making it financially a great option.
Boutique Hotel Schlüssel (Prices & Photos)
Looking for a simple country feel without sacrificing luxury? Boutique Hotel Schlüssel is the place to be. The structure is built simply and accented with red shutters and ivy, but inside you’ll find refined rooms with a mesh of high end and rustic. On-site gardens serve as a picture-perfect spot to soak in the lake, or you can skip over to the scenic gondola for an unbelievable take on the area. Here you’ll enjoy locally sourced products, bikes to explore the surroundings and a super tasty breakfast.
Art Deco Hotel Montana (Prices & Photos)
Incredible breakfast and brunches are highly praised by guests who opt to stay in the artistically modern Art Deco Hotel Montana. Views of the town, and of course the lake, can be enjoyed from your balcony, or from a personal jacuzzi. Symmetrical designs create a seemless flow through welcoming, wood accented rooms, and if you upgrade to a suite, you’ll get to experience a “steam cabin” within the shower. Art Deco Hotel Montana perfectly incorporates vibrant color for a cheery atmosphere.
Beau Rivage (Prices & Photos)
Precious with a capital “P”, Beau Rivage has so much personality and character, while still remaining consistent with the rest of the hotels around the pristine body of water. Nearby the lake ferry, you can do a lot of navigating from the hotel without too much fuss. Artfully prepared dishes are served in the beautiful dining area, part of which sits under a delicate overhang, framing the heavenly landscape of the water and hills.