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Lugano hotels and places to stay

Hotel & Hostel Montarina
2 out of 5
Via Montarina 1, Lugano, TI
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The price is $97 per night
0.22 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (131 reviews)
Great place to stay in Lugano

"Great location and lovely pool. All clean a spotless and very central. Complimentary travel tickets were great too Had a very communal feel"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Hotel & Hostel Montarina
Park Hotel Principe
4 out of 5
Via Montalbano 19, Collina d'Oro, Lugano, TI
The price is $208 per night
0.93 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (159 reviews)

"Not easy walk to town (we came in rental car), staff are friendly and room is very clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Park Hotel Principe
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel - Lugano
3.5 out of 5
Via Nassa 68, Lugano, TI
The price is $176 per night
0.27 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (309 reviews)

"Everyone was helpful and friendly. The room was very nice with a nice view from the balcony. Very nice breakfast buffet. Parking was a big plus."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel - Lugano

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Hotel Lido Seegarten
4 out of 5
Viale Castagnola 24, Lugano, TI
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The price is $287 per night
0.8 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (231 reviews)
Delightful hotel

"We had a great day three day stay. The location and views are fabulous. Fine restaurant Good breakfast Helpful staff. Simple bedrooms. Overall we loved staying there and plan to return"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Hotel Lido Seegarten
Hotel Federale Lugano
3 out of 5
Via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano, TI
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The price is $163 per night
0.21 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (239 reviews)

"I like the central location of the hotel. The room is comfortable and clean. Complimentary local transportation ticket is a plus."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Hotel Federale Lugano
Hotel San Carlo
2 out of 5
28 Via Nassa, Lugano
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The price is $116 per night
0.12 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (21 reviews)

"For the price and certainly the location this family friendly hotel l recommend; staff are welcoming and helpful as well. The rooms are slightly dated but charming, a little bit of paint here and there is peeling back but this reflects on the overall price."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Hotel San Carlo
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
5 out of 5
Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, TI
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The price is $424 per night
0.91 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (167 reviews)

"Wonderful atmosphere and very peaceful place! Definitely will back some time. There is a nice spa area with sauna and steam room, so don’t forget to bring your swimsuit. One a little minus is a morning coffee, I don’t like pour over coffee. One a little minus is a morning coffee, I don’t like when ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Lugano Center GuestHouse
2.5 out of 5
2 Via Silvio Calloni, Lugano
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The price is $82 per night
0.77 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (163 reviews)

"The location was exactly what we were looking for as it was only a short walk to the centre of Lugano. The facilities in the room were also very good as it made it very easy to self cater if you want."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Lugano Center GuestHouse
Hotel Delfino
3.5 out of 5
Via Casserinetta 6, Lugano, TI
The price is $153 per night
0.83 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (129 reviews)
Family Vacation

"The hotel is a little bit old but the location is fantastic and the staff is very friendly. We had a view of the lake and a short walk down the hill to the shore. We never had to get in the car during the visit. Wish we had stayed longer."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Hotel Delfino
Splendori Suite
4 out of 5
Via Nassa 52, Lugano, TICINO
The price is $233 per night
0.19 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (85 reviews)

"Great place and apartament, very clean with good amenities. Alexander was always available for any information. O recomend as a very good place to stay in the heart of Lugano."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2019

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Visiting Lugano

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Lugano, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, lakeside setting, and top-notch restaurants. Tourists can also enjoy the city's cafés and museums. Top sights around the area include Sacred Mountain of the Rosary, Villa del Balbianello, and Villa Carlotta.

  • There are 79 hotels and other accommodations in Lugano
  • The closest major airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.), 28.4 mi (45.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Lugano

Cultural venues in the city include Cantonal Art Museum, MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland, and Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Collection. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the lakeside and these places to visit: Parco Ciani, Monte San Salvatore, and Lake Lugano. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Via Nassa is a favorite for retail therapy.

In Lugano, you'll find 79 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Below are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola - This 5-star hotel features a full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and free breakfast. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and beach locale.
  • Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel - Our customers like the central location and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 4-star hotel in Lugano City-Centre features free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour business center.
  • Hotel City Lugano, Design & Hospitality - With a stay at this 4.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a bar and a café, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and central location.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Sacred Mountain of the Rosary, 12.5 mi/20.1 km from the heart of the city, and Villa del Balbianello, which is 12.1 mi/19.5 km away.

Getting Around Lugano

With so many choices for transportation, exploring Lugano is simple. Make your way to Lugano Funicular Station to catch metro. To see more of the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Lugano Station.

Dressing for Lugano

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 57°F during the day and 33°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 76°F, while the average at night is 44°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 80°F with nighttime averages of 54°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 65°F and nighttime averages of 35°F
  • Lugano gets about 1.02 inches of rain per year
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 78°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 35°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Lugano?
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Lake Lugano. Reviews from our site also recommend Hotel Splendide Royal and LUGANODANTE Swiss Quality Hotel as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Lugano, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals available in Lugano.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Lugano?
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What's the best place to stay on a budget in Lugano?
Based on reviews, Continental Parkhotel is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Hotel Besso and Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel.
Where is the best place to stay in Lugano City-Centre?
With 31 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel is the highest ranked property in Lugano City-Centre. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi and a bar. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Lake Lugano. Other favorite options in the area include Hotel De La Paix and Hotel Federale Lugano.
What's the best accommodation for a family trip to Lugano?
Hotel Stella Lugano, Cosy & Charming is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free WiFi and a picnic area. Other good options for your family trip include Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel and Hotel Zurigo Downtown. Attractions in the area like Swissminiatur and Como-Brunate Funicular are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic vacation in Lugano?
Walter au Lac is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and a spa tub. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Continental Parkhotel and Hotel Splendide Royal.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Lugano?
Best Western Hotel Bellevue au Lac is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers 2 restaurants and a seasonal outdoor pool for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Hotel Delfino and Hotel Zurigo Downtown.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Monte San Salvatore?
Suitenhotel Parco Paradiso is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and an indoor pool. It’s located just a short 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Monte San Salvatore. Other good choices within a short distance include ibis budget Lugano Paradiso and ibis Lugano Paradiso.
What about the best place to stay near Palazzo dei Congressi?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, located next to Palazzo dei Congressi, and this hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel and Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Lugano?
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is a top 5-star beach hotel with 3 restaurants and an indoor pool. Head to Menaggio Beach or Lido di Lenno for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Lugano?
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is a 5-star hotel with 3 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Hotel City Lugano, Design & Hospitality and Villa Principe Leopoldo are other upscale choices for your trip.

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