For many Switzerland travelers, staying at one of the Swiss Alps hotels is part of the vacation plan. The Swiss Alps cover roughly 65 percent of the country, which basically means that there are lots of places to look for hotels in the Swiss Alps. In addition to staying in the Alps themselves, Switzerland visitors who are hoping to enjoy some fun in the mountains can also base themselves in the various cities and towns that offer easy access to the country's loftiest range. These cities, which can be found in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, include popular cities Geneva and Lucerne.
Swiss Alps lodging isn't limited to hotels, though many visitors look to go the hotel route. For some, the area vacation rentals will prove more attractive. These vacation rentals come mostly in the form of apartments, condos, cottages, and chalets. While some of the Switzerland vacation rentals are fairly simple, others are relatively luxurious and offer a full range of amenities. There are many Swiss Alps hotels that are keen on amenities as well, and they include the Riffelalp Resort 2222 in Zermatt and the Steigenberger Belvedere in Davos. For those who are wondering where to stay in the Swiss Alps, Zermatt and Davos are two of the most popular destinations. These villages are about as iconic as Swiss villages get, and they are ideal for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. The Zermatt hotels and the Davos hotels offer lodging options to fit most budgets, so finding a good place to stay shouldn't be hard.
In addition to looking in Zermatt and Davos, those who are searching for hotels in the Swiss Alps will also want to consider the destinations of Lugano and St. Moritz. Like the other top Swiss Alps destinations, Lugano and St. Moritz offer some of the best luxury hotels in the country. In Lugano, the Hotel Splendide Royal arguably takes top honors, while the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains (pictured) helps to set the standard for excellence in St. Moritz. The luxury hotels in the Swiss Alps boast numerous room choices, world-class dining facilities, and a host of other amenities. Standard amenities in these upscale hotels tend to include things such as flat-screen televisions, high-speed internet access, complimentary bath products, and cozy robes and slippers. Interestingly enough, the mid-range Swiss Alps hotels tend to offer many of the same amenities, which makes them worth keeping in mind.
Mid-range Swiss Alps lodging tends to be relatively expensive, as guests can usually expect to enjoy a certain amount of luxury. The Hauser Hotel in St. Moritz is a typical mid-priced Swiss Alps lodging establishment. It offers a good restaurant, and the guest rooms are comfortable. In addition to an in-room safe and satellite TV, guests at the Hauser Hotel will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and free parking. Other good Swiss Alps hotels in this range that travelers might add to their lists include the Hotel Superior Bellerive in Zermatt and the Hotel International au Lac in Lugano. In addition to satisfying amount of inviting mid-priced hotels, the Swiss Alps also offer a healthy collection of discount hotels. The most affordable Swiss Alps lodging establishments are the various hostels that can be found in all the top destinations.
Hostels tend to offer rooms that are devoid of amenities. The more affordable rooms at the country's hostels usually share a communal bathroom. While hostels figure among the best Swiss hotels for those on a tight budget, visitors with a little more to work with in terms of budget will likely prefer one of the country's many two or three star hotels. In addition to offering good rates, some of the budget hotels in the Swiss Alps also offer tempting amenities. Such is the case at the Hotel National in Davos, which is akin to many of the discount hotels in the country. The rates might be some of the lowest in town at the Hotel National, but that doesn't mean that the rooms lack amenities. Many feature things like cable TV, safes, mini bars, and attractive wood furnishings. As is true of the mid-range and luxury Swiss Alps hotels, the lower price establishments tend to offer various room choices, which allows guests to better select their level of accommodations.