Best 5-Star Hotels In Lucerne (Revel in Elegance)

best 5 star hotels lucerne

Switzerland is a compact country well-connected by a superior rail system making it easy to see much of the country in one visit. The key is to base your visit in a central location. Located in the heart of Switzerland, Lucerne (also called Luzern) is a city that should be on your travel itinerary anyway with its fascinating Old Town, Alpine views, stunning lakes, and the Chapel Bridge, the oldest covered bridge in Europe.

Check into one of these Lucerne’s 5-star hotels and enjoy your stay to the fullest while having an excellent opportunity to visit other parts of Switzerland and Europe.

Our Top 5 Star Hotels in Lucerne

Park Hotel Vitznau

Park Hotel Vitznau
Park Hotel Vitznau © Booking.com

Located right on the banks of Lake Lucerne, Park Hotel Vitznau is one of Lucerne’s top lake hotels. A stay at this 5-star hotel gives you direct access to the lake along with a private beach and luxuriously appointed rooms. It was entirely renovated in 2012 and 2013 yet its 100-year-old walls with its impressive collection of surrealist art by Claude Verlinde hide one of Switzerland’s largest wine cellars.

Dine on gourmet cuisine with a selection of fine wine from the cellar in two restaurants with terrace views. Relax at one of several onsite saunas, a hot tub, and an indoor or outdoor pool.

The Küssnacht Train Station is 13 km (8.1 m) away and the hotel’s free shuttle will take you there so you can conveniently explore the rest of Switzerland.

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Grand Hotel National

Grand Hotel National
Grand Hotel National © Booking.com

Get treated like royalty at the Grand Hotel National, a 5-star hotel that looks more like a palace than a vacation accommodation with Italian marble floors, silk wallpaper, and crystal chandeliers. Choose from 41 guest rooms and suites and 22 residences offering inspiring views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding Alps.

The Grand Hotel National is situated on the banks of the lake right in the heart of the city so you won’t miss a beat. For example, you can walk to the Chapel Bridge and water tower in less than 10 minutes. And you’ll find plenty of things to do right on the hotel grounds including a huge indoor pool surrounded by cushy seating, four upscale restaurants with lakeside terraces, and an elegant bar.

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Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern © Booking.com

Stay right in Lucerne’s charming old town and next to the lake at Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, a 5-star family-owned hotel. You’ll enjoy views of the lake and the mountains in elegant, modernly furnished rooms where royalty, writers, actors, and musicians have stayed.

All of the well-appointed rooms have individual climate control. coffee and tea makers, a writing desk, and satellite TV with international channels.

After exploring the Old Town or spending a day on the lake, relax at a Finnish or bio sauna with panoramic views of the Alps and the lake, or recharge in the fitness room with Technogym equipment. You’ll be ready to take off and explore the rest of Switzerland from the train station only a 10-minute walk away.

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Mandarin Oriental Palace

Mandarin Oriental Palace
Mandarin Oriental Palace

Sitting on the shores of Lake Lucerne with stunning views of the Swiss Alps, Mandarin Oriental Palace has been an epic landmark in the city since 1906. An extensive renovation introduced a new era of contemporary grandeur and unsurpassable service. The 136 rooms and suites are elegantly furnished with balconies or garden views available.

The 5-star hotel features a variety of onsite international dining experiences including Mediterranean, French, and Japanese. Daily breakfast is served with buffet and continental options. Room service is available, and the front desk is open 24 hours offering currency exchanges for foreign guests. There’s also a bar and a holistic spa.

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Penthouse by Art Deco Hotel Montana

Penthouse by Art Deco Hotel Montana
Penthouse by Art Deco Hotel Montana © Booking.com

You’ll enjoy loads of amenities at Lucerne’s Penthouse by Art Deco Hotel Montana from posh rooms with lake and mountain views to onsite restaurants with gourmet dining and a rooftop bar.

For the ultimate stay, choose one of the two Penthouse Spa Suites just a short walk away from the lake. They both have a private rooftop terrace with breathtaking views, a whirlpool, and a bathroom with a shower and steam cabin. If that’s not enough, you can book an exotic massage that uses a natural oil sourced from Hawaii.

Other perks at this 5-star hotel include a well-stocked mini bar, plush bathrobes, a breakfast buffet, and free train station pickup service.

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The Hotel Luzern

The Hotel Luzern
© The Hotel AG Luzern

Designed by the famous Parisian architect Jean Nouvel, this glitzy hotel is located in the heart of Lucerne adjacent to a pleasant park where you’ll enjoy early morning or sunset strolls. Every room at the Hotel Luzern has a view of the park.

All of the rooms feature bold and contemporary decor with creative touches in each individual room like pictures on the ceiling, black focal walls, and floor-to-ceiling headboards. No matter which room you choose, you’ll enjoy a hotel concierge that will cater to your every need from room service to dry cleaning.

Guests can enjoy dining at the onsite Bam Bou restaurant and relax with a specialty cocktail in the bar. Then venture out to the historic quarter, go for a lakeside promenade, or catch an international train at the train station, all a five-minute walk away.

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Hotel Villa Honegg

Hotel Villa Honegg
Hotel Villa Honegg

Perched high on Mount Bürgenstock, Hotel Villa Honegg is an early 20th-century hotel with luxuriously-appointed rooms and private balconies overlooking Lake Lucerne. The city of Lucerne is located 20 minutes away by car.

The hotel was entirely renovated in 2011 to include air-conditioning. All feature a Nespresso coffee maker, flat-screen TVs, and safes. All guests receive a plush bathrobe and slippers.

Dine in the elegant onsite restaurant with a terrace serving local specialties and Lebanese cuisine. You’ll also enjoy a gym a sauna, a steam bath, and an indoor pool. The lounge bar has a fireplace for chilly evenings and an extensive cocktail menu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price range for a 5-star hotel in Lucerne?

The average price of a 5-star hotel in Lucerne is CHF 245 (USD 275) per night.

Are there any 5-star hotels in Lucerne with infinity pools?

Yes, Park Hotel Vitznau and Hotel Villa Honegg have infinity pools. Here are other hotels in Switzerland with infinity pools.

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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