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Barabas
2.5 out of 5
Löwengraben, 18, Lucerne
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The price is $110 per night
0.09 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (127 reviews)

"Great location to old town and metro."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019

Barabas
ibis budget Luzern City
1 out of 5
Kellerstrasse 6, Lucerne
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The price is $94 per night
0.65 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (609 reviews)

"Nice hotel about 10 mins walk from Lucern train station. Room a bit small but clean. They do charge a fee for luggage storage which I haven't come across staying in lots of hotels."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

ibis budget Luzern City
Hotel Des Balances
4 out of 5
Weinmarkt, Lucerne, LU
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The price is $240 per night
0.08 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (425 reviews)

"Excellent location with beautiful view on the city center. Great shopping and restaurants around within walking distance. Staff is very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Hotel Des Balances

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Galaxy Apartments
3.5 out of 5
13 Gibraltarstrasse, Lucerne, LU
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0.37 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (27 reviews)

"I liked the straight forward and honest style of the apartment"…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

Galaxy Apartments
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne
4.5 out of 5
Lakefront Center, Inseliquai 12, Lucerne, LU
The price is $198 per night
0.48 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (916 reviews)

"Convenient location, modern hotel, spacious room, very clean"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne
Hotel Continental Park
4 out of 5
Murbacherstrasse 4, Lucerne, LU
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The price is $147 per night
0.29 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (705 reviews)

"We've stayed in this hotel for quite a few times now. Our time with Hotel Continental Park has always been marvelous. The hotel staffs are extremely friendly and helpful. Quick check-in and out, thorough and detailed services, very good English. Literally 1 minute from the train station. It's close ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Hotel Continental Park
Seehotel Hermitage
4.5 out of 5
Seeburgstrasse 72, Lucerne, LU
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The price is $336 per night
2.17 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (702 reviews)

"Location ideal, away from bustle of city centre with fantastic views over lake and mountains but accessible to the city centre by regular and free bus journey or walk. Staff friendly and helpful. Good breakfast and restaurant was also a positive experience. Clean and quiet rooms. A good night sleep ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Seehotel Hermitage
Altstadt Hotel Le Stelle Luzern
3 out of 5
Hirschenplatz 3, Lucerne, LU
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The price is $126 per night
0.04 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (239 reviews)
Convenient location

"Pro: convenient location Con: no check-in instruction at all and was difficult to locate the hotel.. it’s hidden in a restaurant. And check in counter was at another hotel in the group"…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

Altstadt Hotel Le Stelle Luzern
Cascada Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Bundesplatz 18, Lucerne, LU
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The price is $170 per night
0.46 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (537 reviews)
Fantastic stay

"Service, friendliness, comfort, food was excellent. Could not fault a thing."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Cascada Boutique Hotel
Waldstaetterhof Swiss Quality Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Zentralstrasse 4, Lucerne, LU
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The price is $189 per night
0.24 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (783 reviews)

"Staff personnel doesn't help much when required for some information"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Waldstaetterhof Swiss Quality Hotel
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Visiting Lucerne

History buffs will enjoy exploring Lucerne, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting, magnificent mountain views, and local tours. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its museums, shopping, and live music. Top sights in the city include Lucerne Town Hall, Chapel Bridge, and Loewenplatz.

  • There are 75 hotels and other accommodations in Lucerne
  • The closest major airport is in Zurich (ZRH), 30.1 mi (48.5 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Lucerne

The city is well known for its museums and live music, and cultural venues include Swiss Transportation Museum, Rosengart Collection, and Lucerne Arts Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Chapel Bridge, Loewenplatz, and Musegg Wall. The city's lakeside and mountain views provide a picturesque setting and places to visit include Swiss Alps.

In Lucerne, you'll be able to select from 75 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday getaway. Below are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Palace Luzern - With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and a restaurant, along with a free stocked minibar. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and proximity to shopping.
  • Seehotel Hermitage - Our customers like the breakfast and proximity to public transit at this hotel. This 4.5-star hotel features a private beach, 2 restaurants, and free WiFi.
  • Hotel Des Balances - This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a bar. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and proximity to shopping.

Other top sights in Lucerne include Lucerne Town Hall. A top sight outside the city is Mount Pilatus, 5.7 mi/9.2 km from the heart of the city.

Getting Around Lucerne

To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Lucerne Station or Werftestrasse Luzern Station. Lucerne may not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Lucerne

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 54°F during the day and 24°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 73°F, while the average at night is 37°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 75°F with nighttime averages of 47°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 61°F and nighttime averages of 26°F
  • Lucerne gets about 1.06 inches of rain per year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 73°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 27°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Lucerne?
Hotel Des Balances is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Chapel Bridge. Reviews from our site also recommend Hotel Beau Séjour Lucerne and Hotel Central Luzern as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Lucerne, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals in Lucerne.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Lucerne?
To access more information about changing or cancelling your trip to Lucerne, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Lucerne?
Based on reviews, ibis budget Luzern City is a popular 1-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and air conditioning. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include VISIONAPARTMENTS Lucerne Neustadtstrasse and ibis Styles Luzern.
What's the best accommodation for a family trip to Lucerne?
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne is a top 4.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other good choices for your family trip include B&B Bettstatt-Neustadt and TOP Hotel Restaurant Anker Luzern. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Richard Wagner Museum.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation to Lucerne?
Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features bathrobes and minibars. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Palace Luzern and Chateau Guetsch.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Lucerne?
Palace Luzern is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a full-service spa and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Art Deco Hotel Montana and Seehotel Hermitage.
What's the best place to stay close to Lake Luzern?
Adjacent to Lake Luzern, Seeburg Swiss Quality Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and free breakfast. Other good choices close by include Seehotel Hermitage and Hotel Bellevue.
What about the best place to stay near Chapel Bridge?
One of the top choices for your stay is Ameron Luzern Hotel Flora, located next to Chapel Bridge, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Hotel Central Luzern and Astoria Lucerne are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Lucerne?
Seehotel Hermitage is a top 4.5-star beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Art Deco Hotel Montana and Grand Hotel National. Spend some quality time by the water at Seebad Eich.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Lucerne?
Palace Luzern is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Grand Hotel National and Hotel Des Balances are two other upscale options for your stay.
What are some accommodations with pools in Lucerne?
Grand Hotel National is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, 4 restaurants, and free WiFi. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include BASLERTOR Summer Pool Hotel and ROESLI Guest House.

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