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Hotel & Hostel Montarina
2 out of 5
Via Montarina 1, Lugano, TI
The price is £82 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar
0.22 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (142 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
Faggi 17
4 out of 5
Via dei Faggi 2C, Lugano
The price is £142 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
1.28 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Séjour agréable

"Très bel appartement pour un séjour à Lugano tout confort"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Faggi 17
Castagnola Front Lake
5 out of 5
Via Cortivo 22, Lugano
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1.52 mi from city centre
1/5 (1 review)
Sehr unfreundlich und sehr kalte Wohnung

"Nicht weiter zu empfehlen . Keine Kommunikation. Unterkunft dreckig. Zimmer auch nach 2 Tagen nicht richtig beheizt. Konnten niemanden erreichen telefonisch."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

Castagnola Front Lake
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Hotel Splendide Royal
5 out of 5
Riva Antonio Caccia, 7, Lugano, TI
The price is £272 per night from 30 Mar to 31 Mar
0.67 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (213 reviews)

"Very nice room with a spacious layout and comfy bed. Very friendly and helpful staff, particularly the doorman/valet. The pool was enjoyable even during bad weather outside. Only negative was the breakfast as they proudly display their complementary buffet on the website, but when I stayed, there ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Hotel Splendide Royal
Faggi 21
3.5 out of 5
Via dei Faggi 2D, Lugano
The price is £114 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
1.29 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Read the fine print

"It was an apartment building, therefore no front desk to provide service. I had to call the property twice in advance to obtain the instructions for self check in. That had added some levels of anxiety when you are travelling to an unfamiliar city. Being said, the overall experience was positive ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2019

Faggi 21
Prestige Du Lac Apartments
4 out of 5
Via al Chioso 15, Lugano
The price is £112 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
0.67 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)

"Eine sehr schöne Wohnung im zweitobersten Stock mit guter Aussicht, war einfach super für die 3 Tage."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2021

Prestige Du Lac Apartments
Hotel San Carlo
2 out of 5
28 Via Nassa, Lugano
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £89 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
0.12 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (41 reviews)
Very pleasant stay

"Double room was very spacious and clean, bed comfortable. Hotel is central and near to the lake. Staff very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

Hotel San Carlo
Hotel Colorado
3 out of 5
Via Clemente Maraini 19/ Via Adamini 20, Lugano, TI
The price is £103 per night from 20 Mar to 21 Mar
0.51 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (128 reviews)
Clean and tidy

"Basic but clean and tidy and did the job for a work stay"…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2018

Hotel Colorado
Hotel Lido Seegarten
4 out of 5
Viale Castagnola 24, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £201 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar
0.8 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (282 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
Lugano Center GuestHouse
2.5 out of 5
2 Via Silvio Calloni, Lugano
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night from 28 Mar to 29 Mar
0.77 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (195 reviews)
ittle more than a bad hostel - do not do laundry!

"Little more than a hostel - do not use the laundry as our clothes were in the drier for 3 hours and still not dry - husbands had to wear wet jeans. Service rubbish, accommodation cheap but not a cheap price. Icing on the cake this morning the lift is out of action. I would not recommend staying ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Lugano Center GuestHouse
Hotel Besso
2 out of 5
Via Besso 24, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £81 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar
0.38 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (121 reviews)
Basic but convenient

"Relatively basic hotel, but very conveniently located near the station."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2020

Hotel Besso
Best Western Hotel Bellevue au Lac
4 out of 5
Riva Antonio Caccia 10, Lugano, TI
The price is £185 per night from 20 Mar to 21 Mar
0.73 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (133 reviews)

"Bit outdated but nice people"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Best Western Hotel Bellevue au Lac
Hotel Federale Lugano
3 out of 5
Via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £147 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
0.21 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (252 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 Pestalozzi Lugano
2 out of 5
Piazza Indipendenza 9, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £105 per night from 22 Mar to 23 Mar
0.21 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (248 reviews)
Value for money

"Good location and excellent breakfast. Good value for money.Spotless rooms"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Park Hotel Principe
4 out of 5
Via Montalbano 19, Collina d'Oro, Lugano, TI
The price is £111 per night from 21 Mar to 22 Mar
0.93 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (178 reviews)
Perfect

"Big heated swimming pool was great! Very spacious rooms! Comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Park Hotel Principe
Roggia Apartments
3 out of 5
Via alla Roggia 20, Lugano
The price is £130 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
0.77 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"For our little family this was a very good solution for our Lugano visit."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Roggia Apartments
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel - Lugano
3.5 out of 5
Via Nassa 68, Lugano, TI
The price is £172 per night from 2 Apr to 3 Apr
0.27 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (338 reviews)
Sonia

"The position of the hotel was excellent. Staff was very pleasant. Garden was nice. We enjoyed to play in garden. The pool area and the pool were a bit too small for number of people staying in the hotel. It was not allowed to jump in the pool but people ignored this. If you wanted to swim, this was ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel - Lugano
Walter au Lac
3 out of 5
Piazza Rezzonico 7, Lugano, TI
The price is £185 per night from 31 Mar to 1 Apr
0.09 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (314 reviews)

"Amazing staff. Super friendly an accommodating. Great view from the room. Nice breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Walter au Lac
Continental Parkhotel
3.5 out of 5
Via Basilea 28, Lugano, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £143 per night from 13 Mar to 14 Mar
0.22 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (585 reviews)

"Next to train station allows easy access to shuttle to milano for alternate days meetings Glacier express train to Swiss alps is wonderful"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

Continental Parkhotel
Hotel Firenze Lugano
3 out of 5
Strada di Gandria 1, Lugano
The price is £67 per night from 2 Apr to 3 Apr
1.23 mi from city centre
3.4/5Good! (28 reviews)

"Is very nice place nice view quite opposite the lake and also have nice restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2019

Hotel Firenze Lugano
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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 cafes and museums. Top sights around the area include Lake Lugano, Villa del Balbianello and Sacred Mountain of the Rosary.

  • There are 190 hotels and other accommodation options in Lugano
  • The closest major airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city centre
  • 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 LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Cantonal Art Museum and MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland. The city is notable for landmarks like Piazza della Riforma, San Lorenzo Cathedral and Funicolare Monte Brè - Cassarate Station. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the lakes and these places to visit: Lake Lugano, Parco Ciani and Monte San Salvatore.

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

Getting around Lugano

With so many choices for transport, exploring Lugano is simple. Make your way to Lugano Funicular Station to catch the 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 14°C during the day and 0°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 25°C, whilst the average at night is 7°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 27°C with night-time averages of 12°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 19°C and night-time averages of 1°C
  • Lugano gets about 26 millimetres of rain per year
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 26°C, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 1°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Lugano?
Hotel Splendide Royal is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It is located a short 5-minute walk from Lake Lugano. Reviews from our site also recommend Hotel De La Paix and Continental Parkhotel as top choices for your trip.

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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, International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel - Lugano is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free full breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Continental Parkhotel and Hotel Colorado.
What's the best hotel for families in Lugano?
Hotel & Hostel Montarina is a property with a restaurant and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your stay with the children include Villa Marita and San Carlo Suite. 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?
Hotel Splendide Royal is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and bathrobes. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola and Lugano BED Breakfast & Parking.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Lugano?
Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a fitness centre and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Hotel Lido Seegarten and Hotel Federale Lugano.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Lugano?
Centro Cadro Panoramica is a popular 3.5-star property featuring 2 outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool and a restaurant. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Park Hotel Principe and Hotel & Hostel Montarina.
What is the best spa hotel in Lugano?
LUGANODANTE Swiss Quality Hotel is a top luxury spa hotel featuring a shopping centre, a restaurant and a bar. In-room massages are also available. Other popular spa hotels in Lugano include Lugano BED Breakfast & Parking and Hotel Villa Carona.
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 cafés and museums. Lake Lugano, Villa del Balbianello and Swissminiatur are some of the top sights around the area. In Lugano, there are 450 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Lugano?
Cultural venues include LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Cantonal Art Museum and Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Collection. The natural setting is picturesque, namely the lakes, and places to see include: Lake Lugano, Parco Ciani and MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland. Additionally, you’ll find Villa del Balbianello and Swissminiatur in the area.
How can I get around Lugano?
Head over to Lugano Funicular Station to catch the metro. To see more of the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Lugano (QDL-Lugano Rail Station) or Lugano Station.
What's the weather like in Lugano?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 20°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for Lugano is 760 inches.

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