by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 3, 2018
The 15 Best Hotels for Families in Switzerland
Hotel Storchen – Zurich
Classic hotel offering contemporary family rooms (sleeps family of 5 or 6) with terraces, adjustable beds and a free breakfast buffet. Rooms offer amazing views of the Limmat river (best rooms) or the Weinplatz or the lake. Brilliant location in the Zurich old town city centre with key attractions minutes away by foot. Only hotel in Storchen to have its own boat pier. Hotel is a minute’s walk from a tram stop. Swiss National Museum of history (15 min), Zurich International Airport (20-30 min drive). Hotel Phone: +41 44 227 27 27.
Hotel Roessli – Zurich
3-star boutique hotel that offers colorful family rooms (family of 3) and 2-bedroom penthouse apartments (up to 4 people) with kitchens and Lake Zurich or Limmat river views. Rooms with balconies offer majestic views of the local mountains. Offers complimentary breakfast, kids’ play area & free parking. Great location in the heart of Zurich that’s surrounded by shops and boutiques, and is 5 minutes walk away from the cathedral, museums and opera house. Zurich Stadelhofen train station (6-10 min walk). Zürich-Kloten airport can be reached in 15 min. Hotel Phone: +41 44 256 70 50.
Bristol Hotel – Zurich
Quiet hotel offering quadruple rooms (family of 4) with simple lines, that’s a few minute’s walk away from the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street, the old town and the Zürich HB train station. Ideal base for exploring the city. Within walking distance – Swiss National Museum (3 min), Platzspitz Park (4 min), Urania Observatory (7 min). Hotel Phone: +41 44 258 44 44.
Derby Hotel – Interlaken
Charming hotel in the heart of Interlaken offering family suites with private external bathrooms (up to 4 people) with patios or balconies and/or bunk beds. Has no lifts so rooms on the lower floors are recommended. Hotel offers guests free parking, free breakfast and a free Interlaken card (free bus rides). Within walking distance – Bus station (2 min), Interlaken center & shopping (5 min), Interlaken-West train station (8 min). Hotel Phone: +41 33 822 19 41.
Hotel Interlaken, Interlaken – Interlaken
14th century hotel with an old-world ambiance offering quadruple rooms (up to 4 people) with sitting areas. Centrally located, next to Japanese Gardens and rooms have views of the mountains, gardens/pond. Opt for rooms at the back, upwards of the 3rd floor for better views and more quiet. Witin walking distance – Interlaken Ost Train Station & city center & GoldenPass Line scenic train ride (all 8 min). Hotel Phone: +41 33 826 68 68.
Daniela Hotel – Zermatt
Small, elegant hotel offering cozy family apartments (up to 5 people) good-sized bathrooms and balconies with mountain views. Quiet location in Zermat that’s a 15-minute walk to the cable cars and the train station. Guests get free entry to spas of 2 sister hotels close by (swimming pool, solarium, outdoor pool, block-house sauna etc.). Hotel Phone: +41 27 966 77 00.
Zermatt Budget Rooms – Zermatt
No-frills hotel offering very spacious, large rooms with kitchenettes (up to 6 people). Guests have free access to 4-star spa facilities (heated adventure pool, a hot tub) of the sister hotel nearby. Entry to kids’ paradise is available for a surcharge. The Sunnegga station ski lift and the Glacier Express are a 5-minute walk away. Offers a free shuttle service to the Zermatt train station. Hotel Phone: +41 (0) 27 966 3000.
Auteuil Manotel – Geneva
4-star hotel in the center of Genevva, offering sleek family rooms up to (5 people) with kitchenettes or balconies. Opt for rooms on the upper floors at the front for more quiet as there’s a railway near the back. Hotel offers a free pass for public transportation and use of private garage upon request. It’s a 4 minute walk to the Geneva train station; many shops & restaurants, the old town and the United Nations building are all within walking distance. Can reach Geneva Airport in 15 minutes. Hotel Phone: +41 (0) 22 544 22 22.
Sagitta Swiss Quality Hotel – Geneva
Peaceful, 3- star hotel offering huge 1-bedroom apartments (up to 4 people) with kitchenettes, free continental breakfast buffet and a free public transportation card. Prime location near Lake Geneva close to the historical city center puts key places literally steps away. Locations close by within 10 minutes walk – Flower clock, St. Pierre Cathedral, Geneva Townhall, Jet d’Eau fountain, Palazzo, the Lake front etc. Hotel Phone: +41 22 786 33 61.
Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel – St Moritz
Family-run, smoke-free hotel, that offers bright, good value, family rooms (up to 4 people) with balconies and views of the lake. Serves a free breakfast, and is famous for its home-made desserts (Engadine Nusstorte (nut and caramel pie)). Great location in the heart of St. Moritz, that’s a 3 minute walk from the St. Moritz ski lift. Hotel Phone: +41 81 837 50 50.
Hotel des Inventions – Ecubens
Informal hotel that offers roomy family studios (up to 4 people) with character, each dedicated to a Swiss invention. Upgrades get you balconies, terraces and kitchenettes. Lake-facing rooms on the 4th floor have the best views. Offers free parking and a free public transport card. Hotel is away from the city center but well connected by public transport. Within walking distance of Ecublens Parc Bus Stop (3 min), Metro (5-10 min). Hotel Phone: +41 21 694 39 39.
Best Western Hotel Waldegg – Horw
Casual hotel in a a 19th-century building that offers modern family rooms (up to 4 people) with mountain views and suites with whirlpool tubs. Located on the outskirts of Lucerne and has frequent bus services to Lucerne (1 km). Hotel has no air conditioning and no lift. Offers complimentary breakfast buffet and parking. S-Bahn station is a 4 minute walk away. Hotel Phone: +41 41 340 41 40.
The Tourist City & River Hotel – Lucerne
Non-smoking, familly-run hotel that offers modern, compact family rooms and suites (up to 6 people) with views of Mount Pilatus, the Titlis Mountain Range and the Rheus river. Opt for rooms with balconies facing the river for the beautiful views. Fantastic central location in the old town of Lucerne, minutes away from the station, the lake, the shopping area and Lucerne’s main attractions. Offers a free public transportation ticket and free buffet breakfast. Hotel Phone: +41 41 410 24 74.
Hotel Stucki – Basel
Child-friendly, 3-star hotel in Basel offering bright quintuple rooms (up to 5 people) and apartments with kitchenettes. Hotel is far enough for a quiet stay to but close enough to get to city center quickly (10 min by tram). Offers a free public transport card, free bicycles and dedicated kid’s breakfast buffet. Hotel is part of the Stücki mall with many food outlets and shops. Kleinhüningen Tram Stop (5 min walk). Hotel Phone: +41 61 638 34 34.
Dorint Hotel Basel – Basel
Modern 3-star hotel offering well-lit family studios and apartments (up to 4 people) with sofabeds and kitchenette. Ask for rooms at the back of the hotel, away from the road for more quiet. Hotel is located away from the old town, close to the Messe Basel fairgrounds and airport, but is well connected by bus and tram (1 min walk). It offers a free public transport pass and a small play room. Many restaurants and shops are within a 5 minute walk. Hotel Phone: +41 61 6957-000.