These are the hotels we recommend in the Ticino. You'll find the best budget options here, as well as hotels right along the shores of Lake Maggiore or Lake Lugano: great views are guaranteed!
For train travelers we've listed hotels close to railway stations.
Wellness and luxury hotels are widely available in this area too: we selected the best ones for you.
This is one of your best options if you are looking for a comfortable hotel on the wonderful lake front in Ascona. It has a swimming pool, a wellness area and a terrace with views of the lively boulevard. There are plenty of restaurants and shops in the immediate surroundings.
Very comfortable hotel in the small town of Giubiasco, just south of Bellinzona. This wonderfully renovated hotel has an in-house restaurant.
Unique small hotel on a tiny island in Lake Maggiore. The botanical gardens on the island are truly wonderful. Of course there is a restaurant, so you don't have to leave the island at night.
A cosy small hotel in the historical town center of Locarno. A stay in this 15th-century building is a good option for a honeymoon or any romantic getaway. There are many restaurants and shops at walking distance.
We selected this popular hotel as it is perfect for train travelers. It's very close to the train station, so your day trips will have a convenient start. All local sights you may want to visit are at walking distance.
Centrally located small hotel across from the boat dock where you can board for a ride on Lake Maggiore. It's also very close to the old town center and the train station. Some rooms have a balcony and lake view.
Tertianum offers permanent housing to the elderly, but also offers holiday apartments with hotel services. The apartments are very comfortable, and there's an in-house restaurant with a terrace. Breakfast is included.
One of the most scenic locations of Locarno: on the slopes of Mount Cardada, overlooking the town and Lake Maggiore. Easy to reach via the funicular from the town center. This comfortable hotel features two restaurants and a bar. We think this is an ideal honeymoon accommodation!
Popular hotel next to the train station, overlooking the city and the lake. Ideal for train travelers and anyone who prefers a central but quieter location than the city center. The hotel offers a garden, pool, restaurant and free parking. The public Tassino Park is less than a minute away.
Very comfortable luxurious hotel with a large garden. There are 3 in-house restaurants, bars, a wellness area, a pool and more. This wonderful building dates back to 1880 and is a hotel since 1885. You just have to cross the street to reach Lake Lugano.
The Splendide Royal has been a first-class hotel since 1887 and is overlooking Lake Lugano. It's only a few minutes on foot from the San Salvatore funicular and the Lugano-Paradiso dock for a boat trip on the lake. The hotel offers restaurants for fine dining, a bar and a wine cellar.
This villa built in 1860 is situated in a quiet green area next to the rail station of Lugano and at walking distance from the city center and the lake. There's a garden with a pool. This is a good option for backpackers and anyone looking for affordable accommodation.
Small affordable hotel in the luxurious shopping street Via Nassa, which is part of the pedestrian zone in the historical city center of Lugano.
This modern, super comfortable hotel is pricey, but also an excellent choice if you want to make the most of your stay. It is sitting 100 m above the lake: all suites offer an amazing view on Lugano and the lake. Everything is at your disposal: good food, fine wine, a fitness center, pool, spa, free parking, electric bicycles and cars, and much more.
A luxurious boutique hotel just outside Locarno in the municipality of Minusio. The hotel offers a Mediterranean garden, a pool and stylish rooms. For the best views we recommend the lakeside Superior rooms.
Popular bed and breakfast at walking distance from Lake Lugano and the cogwheel train to Mount Generoso. A good option if you don't want to stay in the city of Lugano, but rather close-by.
Historical hotel-restaurant at less than 100 m from the pretty lake front of Ascona.
Romantic hotel on the picturesque car-free lake front of Ascona, with plenty of restaurants and shops in the immediate surroundings. The hotel has a restaurant itself too, and a terrace. The terminal for boat trips is right across from the hotel.
This hotel in the pedestrian zone of Bellinzona is close to the train station and all 3 castles. One of the castle towers is actually right behind the hotel. This small hotel has its own in-house restaurant.
This must be the most centrally located hotel in the canton of Ticino. Bellinzona itself is central to both the Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano areas, and this hotel is right across from its train station. The building dates back to 1909 and includes a spa and a restaurant. We think this is a perfect base for countless day trips.
Affordable bed & breakfast in a residential area of Bellinzona. The owners serve dinner too. Free parking is available, as well as a garden.
This hostel is located at the base of a hill, right next to one the castles of Bellinzona, the Castello di Montebello. The historical town center is only minutes away. The train station is at walking distance as well.
This small affordable hotel is located in a village just outside Lugano. Easy to reach by train. Note that this hotel is closed in winter.
Budget hotel in the historical town center of Locarno. All the shops and restaurants are nearby. The rail station and the lake are at walking distance.
One of the reasons we selected this comfortable hotel is its location on the Lake Maggiore promenade. Book a lakeside room for the best views! The hotel has its own garden and a pool. All rooms have a terrace or balcony.