Ascona brims with plush hotels, especially along the lakefront, but don't expect to find a bargain – especially if you rock up during peak season. The tourist office can help out with private rentals.


Ascona is pricey and the best restaurants in town reflect this. Some of the plushest eating options come with sublime lake views.

Drinking & Nightlife

As soon as the weather begins to warm, Ascona locals hang out in the bars, lounges and pavement cafes near the lakefront.