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3 star hotel
This lodge is run by sociable Swedish pro skiers who make the most of their surrounds...
4 star hotel
Behind its elaborately frescoed facade, this hotel flaunts a light and airy design ethos, with ice-white rooms, gilt mirrors and inlaid parquet floors. Suites have river-facing balconies. Parking costs Sfr27 per day.
5 star hotel
This luxury belle époque hotel on the lakefront is sure of its place in many a heart. Inside it’s all gleaming marble, chandeliers, airy rooms and turn-of-the-20th-century grandeur...
Don’t be put off by the uninspired name and institutional-green facade of this central, riverfront cheapie. Dorms are basic, but rooms cheerily modern, with flat-screen TVs...
Expect a wonderfully warm welcome at this turn-of-the-20th-century hotel. Many of the high-ceilinged, well-maintained but dated rooms afford glacier views...
Sitting on a cobbled square in the Old Town and facing the lake, this place has plain, comfy rooms. The Mediterranean restaurant downstairs, Domus, is very popular.
Classically elegant rooms adorned with stucco, ruby-red fabrics and antique dressers attract romantics to this 16th-century stunner near the river. The 1st-floor terrace is heaven for alfresco dining.
This stylish eco-hotel in a 250-year-old building is truly special...
An inviting glow beckons you to this dark wood chalet. Rooms are a blast from the ‘70s but snug with comfy beds and loads of pine...
Perched above the lake, this opulent art deco hotel is reached by its own funicular. The handsome rooms reveal attention to detail, from inlaid parquet floors to period lighting...
Perched above the lake with fine views to Pilatus and Rigi, this family-run hotel offers quiet and compact rooms, some with balconies. Bus 11 will get you here from the train station.
This friendly waterfront hotel has natty, modern and spotless rooms; the best with lake views. Guests can use the wellness/swimming area at the adjacent hotel. It’s closed mid-October to mid-December.
Rössli’s spacious rooms were recently revamped and now sport shiny parquet floors, modern tiled bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. The nicest have balconies.
Once the grand dame of Engelberg, this Victorian-era hotel is slowly but surely getting a facelift...
2 star hotel
It’s not going to win any design awards, but this place scores points for its location on the square facing the abbey.
The best bet in town with large, modern rooms. The restaurant (mains Sfr36 to Sfr69) serves excellent fish and game in season.
This shamelessly hip hotel, bearing the imprint of architect Jean Nouvel, is all streamlined chic, with refined suites featuring stills from movie classics on the ceilings...
Goethe once stayed at this centuries-old hotel, whose spacious rooms have been renovated in generic modern style. The restaurant serves Swiss cuisine with a Mediterranean-style twist.
In a building dating from 1650, this hotel has striking, individually decorated rooms. The Mies van der Rohe furniture in room 226 sets the tone...
Easy on the eyes and wallet, this hotel is in a quiet residential area 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Town. Rooms are simple, light and spotlessly clean, and there are cheaper rooms with shared bathroom...
Could this be backpacker heaven? Right on the lake, this is a soulful place to crash with art-slung walls, bubbly staff, a well-equipped kitchen and immaculate dorms with balconies...
Facing the river and Kapellbrücke, the location is this hotel’s biggest draw. The rooms are turn-of-the-21st-century comfy, though light sleepers might find them noisy.
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