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Bern hotels and places to stay

Youth Hostel Bern
2 out of 5
Weihergasse 4, Bern
The price is $159 per night
0.19 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (207 reviews)

"They gave me a transit pass. It was a nice touch."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Youth Hostel Bern
ibis budget Bern Expo
1.5 out of 5
Guisanplatz 2 - 4, Bern
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $88 per night
1.18 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (432 reviews)
Good

"Verte well"…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

ibis budget Bern Expo
Hotel Ambassador
4 out of 5
Seftigenstrasse 99, Bern, BE
The price is $131 per night
1 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (252 reviews)

"All staff are professional and nice."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Hotel Ambassador
Marthahaus
2.5 out of 5
Wyttenbachstrasse 22a, Bern
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $107 per night
0.51 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (227 reviews)
Help in a Snow Storm

"I arrived in the middle of a snow storm and looked like the abominable snow man. I even had my glasses covered in snow. They let me drop off my luggage before going to my appointment, and they gave me a towel to dry up and offered me coffee and a croissant on the house for my troubles. The lady at ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019

Marthahaus
Hotel National Bern
2 out of 5
Hirschengraben 24, Bern
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night
0.36 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (97 reviews)

"Everything was clean and comfortable, the only thing I would say is that the comforter (not the sheets or the cover from the comforter) the comforter had a stain of what I can only suspect was blood."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Hotel National Bern
Kreuz Bern Modern City Hotel
3 out of 5
Zeughausgasse 41, Bern, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $138 per night
0.06 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (347 reviews)
Perfect Hotel in Bern!

"Excellent Hotel, Quiet and comfortable beds. Modern and Clean. Breakfast was wonderful. Carina and Laura were very helpful. Would recommend this location!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Kreuz Bern Modern City Hotel
Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz
4 out of 5
Schauplatzgasse 4, Bern, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $189 per night
0.08 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (322 reviews)

"Very nicely located, clean and friendly staff. The room I got was in the 5th floor and while it was smallish and standard the price-benefit is very good."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz
Stay KooooK Bern Wankdorf
3.5 out of 5
Gardistrasse 4a, Bern
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $158 per night
1.69 mi from city center
Stay KooooK Bern Wankdorf
Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA
5 out of 5
Bahnhofplatz 11, Bern, BE
The price is $386 per night
0.16 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (377 reviews)

"Awesome location. Amazing staff and great rooms. A pleasure staying there and we will be back in our next visit to Berne"…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA
Bellevue Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Kochergasse 3-5, Bern, BE
The price is $493 per night
0.15 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (383 reviews)

"Visit to Bern was special, much of it has to do with Bellevue Hotel, I liked it, very professional staff, clean, and eventhough the property dates from long ago, it’s been kept in excellent shape"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

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Visiting Bern

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Bern, and visitors give high marks for the shopping and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its museums and festivals. Top sights in the city include Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament), Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm), and Bern Art Museum (Kunstmuseum).

  • There are 40 hotels and other accommodations in Bern
  • The closest major airport is in Bern (BRN-Belp), 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Bern

The city is well known for its museums and festivals, and cultural venues include Bern Art Museum (Kunstmuseum), Bern Historical Museum, and Paul Klee Museum. Attractions like Bear Pits (Barengraben), BärenPark, and Bärengraben are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm), Berner Munster, and French Church.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 40 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Bern. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Bellevue Palace Hotel - This 5-star hotel in Old City of Bern features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a fitness center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and breakfast.
  • Youth Hostel Bern - Our customers like the breakfast and central location at this hostel. This 2-star hostel in Sandrain features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi.
  • Marthahaus - This 2.5-star hotel in Breitenrain-Lorraine features free breakfast, free WiFi, and parking. Expedia customers like its central location and helpful staff.

Other top sights in Bern include Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament) and Stade de Suisse Wankdorf. Outside the city, popular places to visit include Schloss Schadau, located 16.7 mi (26.8 km) from the city center, and Lake Biel, which is 16.2 mi (26 km) away.

Getting Around Bern

To venture out into the surrounding area, hop on a train at Bern Station. Bern may not have many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Bern

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 52°F and the nighttime average to be 26°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 73°F during the day and 36°F at night
  • July through September averages 75°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 60°F during the day and 26°F at night
  • Bern gets about 1.10 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 73°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 27°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Bern?
Bellevue Palace Hotel is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers 2 bars and a restaurant. It’s located steps from Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm). Other favorite options based on reviews include Unique Hotel Innere Enge and Hotel Allegro Bern.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Bern, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Bern.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Bern?
To find more details about updating your trip to Bern or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Bern?
Based on reviews, Hotel City am Bahnhof is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and laundry facilities. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Hotel Allegro Bern and Metropole Easy City Hotel.
What's the best place to stay in Old City of Bern?
You’ll find 12 lodging options in this neighborhood to choose from for your visit. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA is the highest ranked property in Old City of Bern. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a restaurant. It is located a short 5-minute walk from Bern Art Museum (Kunstmuseum). Other top choices in the neighborhood include Bellevue Palace Hotel and Hotel Savoy Bern.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Bern?
Holiday Inn BERN-WESTSIDE is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a lazy river and 2 outdoor pools. Other choices to stay with the kids include Sorell Hotel Arabelle and Hotel La Pergola. Attractions like Bear Pits (Barengraben) and BärenPark are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation to Bern?
Holiday Inn BERN-WESTSIDE is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features in-room washers/dryers and flat-screen TVs. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Innere Enge and Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Bern?
Holiday Inn BERN-WESTSIDE is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers 2 outdoor pools and in-room washers/dryers for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Bellevue Palace Hotel and Hotel Allegro Bern.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm)?
Adjacent to Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm), Hotel Savoy Bern is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers free WiFi and a café. Other good options close by include The Bristol and Kreuz Bern Modern City Hotel.
What about the best place to stay close to Stade de Suisse Wankdorf?
One of the top choices for your stay is ibis budget Bern Expo, located a short 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Stade de Suisse Wankdorf, and this hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Novotel Bern Expo and Hotel Waldhorn are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Bern?
Hotel Allegro Bern is a 4.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Hotel Savoy Bern and Bellevue Palace Hotel are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Bern?
Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA is a favorite 5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring 3 restaurants and 2 bars. If you want to stay at a boutique hotel, you might also want to look at Boutique Hotel Belle Epoque.

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