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Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Via Tesserete 10, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$341 per night
0.92 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (344 reviews)

"Was great 👍"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & Spa
Hotel Delfino
3.5 out of 5
Via Casserinetta 6, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$209 per night
1.33 km from city centre
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 30 Aug. 2019

Hotel Delfino
Hotel Lido Seegarten
4 out of 5
Viale Castagnola 24, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$380 per night
1.29 km from city centre
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 1 Mar. 2020

Hotel Lido Seegarten
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Hotel City Lugano, Design & Hospitality
4.5 out of 5
Via G. Bagutti 4, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$309 per night
1 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (261 reviews)

"Good service, spacious room, mini bar and Nespresso machine. Modern design throughout the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2019

Hotel City Lugano, Design & Hospitality
Park Hotel Principe
4 out of 5
Via Montalbano 19, Collina d'Oro, Lugano, TI
The price is AU$225 per night
1.5 km from city centre
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 28 Feb. 2020

Park Hotel Principe
Walter au Lac
3 out of 5
Piazza Rezzonico 7, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$280 per night
0.14 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (282 reviews)

"Amazing location, close to everything and all rooms have beautiful views of the lake"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Walter au Lac
Villa Principe Leopoldo
5 out of 5
Via Montalbano 5, Lugano, TI
The price is AU$684 per night
1.49 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (219 reviews)

"Beautiful views, property decor a little tired, however the staff were incredibly service orientated!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Villa Principe Leopoldo
Splendori Suite
4 out of 5
Via Nassa 52, Lugano, TICINO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$340 per night
0.3 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (84 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 6 Nov. 2019

Splendori Suite
Lugano Dante Swiss Quality Hotel
4 out of 5
Piazza Cioccaro 5, Lugano, TI
The price is AU$416 per night
0.14 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (500 reviews)
Fabulous stay! Amazing breakfast team! Thank you

"Wonderful stay. Easy check in. During checkin the front desk person told us that the room we booked through hotels.com was a ‘French room’ and therefore we will get a small room and to upgrade we will have to pay 35 Francs. We had actually paid $232 per night and booked via hotels.com. May be it’s ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2020

Lugano Dante Swiss Quality Hotel
Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel
3 out of 5
Piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$209 per night
0.19 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (811 reviews)
amazing choice!

"Very good option, excellent place in the heart of Lugano! Very good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2020

Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel
Panoramic Penthouse
4 out of 5
Via alla Roggia 20, Lugano
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1.25 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"+ lage (Stadtzentrum, Nähe zum See), schöne Aussicht, zweckmässige Einrichtung, reibungslose Abwicklung trotz Corona, Parkmöglichkeit in Tiefgarage - Whirlpool war nicht bereit (scheinbar aufgrund Corona, was aber nicht vorgängig noch im Web beschrieben wurde und ein wichtiges Entscheidungskriterium ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 May 2020

Panoramic Penthouse
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
5 out of 5
Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$590 per night
1.47 km from city centre
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 20 Dec. 2019

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Hotel Federale Lugano
3 out of 5
Via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$231 per night
0.34 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (238 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020

Hotel Federale Lugano
Hotel & Hostel Montarina
2 out of 5
Via Montarina 1, Lugano, TI
The price is AU$142 per night
0.36 km from city centre
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 4 Sep. 2019

Hotel & Hostel Montarina
Hotel Splendide Royal
5 out of 5
Riva Antonio Caccia, 7, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$574 per night
1.07 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (202 reviews)
Magical time travel

"Extraordinary experience! Hotel was immaculate and service was royal."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Hotel Splendide Royal
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Visiting Lugano

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Lugano, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting, shopping, 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, Golf Club, and Villa del Balbianello.

  • There are 40 hotels and other accommodations in Lugano
  • The closest major airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno) 3.4 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) 45.7 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Lugano

Cultural venues in the city include Cantonal Art Museum, Villa Ciani, and MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the lakeside and these places to visit: Parco Ciani, Mount Brè, and Path of Olives. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Via Nassa is a favorite for retail therapy.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 40 hotels and other lodging accommodations to pick from in Lugano. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our 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 helpful staff and location.
  • Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel - Our customers like the breakfast and overall value at this hotel. This 4-star hotel in Lugano City-Centre features free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour business center.
  • Hotel Splendide Royal - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Lugano City-Centre can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and location.

In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Sacred Mountain of the Rosary, located 12.5 mi (20.1 from the city center, and Golf Club, which is 3.4 mi (5.4 away.

Getting Around Lugano

With so many choices for transportation, seeing Lugano is simple. Make your way to Lugano Funicular Station for metro transit. If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at 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
  • About 1.02 inches of rain falls on Lugano each 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?
Continental Parkhotel is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 11-minute walk from Lake Lugano. Reviews from our site also recommend Walter au Lac and Hotel Federale Lugano as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Lugano, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in Lugano.
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 travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Hotel Besso and Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel.
What's the best hotel for families in 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 choices for your stay with the children include Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel and Hotel Zurigo Downtown. Also, attractions in the area such as Swissminiatur and Como-Brunate Funicular are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Lugano?
Walter au Lac is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and a hot 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 travelling with their pets, and offers 2 restaurants and a seasonal outdoor pool for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Hotel Delfino and Hotel Zurigo Downtown.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Lugano?
Continental Parkhotel is a top 5-star beach hotel with 3 restaurants and an indoor pool. Head to Menaggio Beach or Argegno Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end place to stay 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 travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Hotel City Lugano, Design & Hospitality and Villa Principe Leopoldo are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique hotel in Lugano?
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is a favourite 5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 3 restaurants and a bar. If you want to stay at a boutique hotel, also consider Hotel Splendide Royal.
What's it like to stay in Lugano?
Families will find child-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 cafes and museums. Lake Lugano, Swissminiatur and FoxTown Factory Stores are some of the top sights around the area. In Lugano, there are 331 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Lugano?
Cultural venues in the city include LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland and Cantonal Art Museum. The city is notable for landmarks such as Piazza della Riforma, San Lorenzo Cathedral and Funicolare Monte Brè - Cassarate Station. The city’s natural setting is picturesque, including the lakeside and these places to visit: Lake Lugano, Parco Ciani and Monte San Salvatore.
How can I get around Lugano?
Head over to Lugano Funicular Station to catch the metro. To venture out into the surrounding area, take a train from Lugano Station.

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