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The 15 BEST Interlaken Hotels | Where to Stay in Interlaken Switzerland

The 15 BEST Interlaken Hotels | Where to Stay in Interlaken Switzerland

The town of Interlaken is the gateway into the beautiful Jungfrau region of Switzerland. It sits between the two lakes of Thunersee & Brienzersee, and is a great place to base oneself when visiting the surrounding areas.

You will find a whole variety of Interlaken hotels to choose from when going about a visit. Whether it is views of the lakes, 5 star hotels, family options or staying by the train station, Interlaken has it all and more.

This guide will go through 15 of the best options when it comes to where to stay in Interlaken, broken down into several categories. I am sure by the end of this, you will find an option that will work best for you.

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1) Why Choose Interlaken

The Jungfrau Region is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes that the country has to offer. Lakes, valleys, mountains, waterfalls, glaciers and more make up the area.

There are several different towns to choose from when it comes to where to stay. Some of these include Murren, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, and Grindelwald. Each one of them has their pros and cons when it comes to why to base yourself in each place.

I would recommend taking a look at the Murren, Wengen, Grindelwald guide to learn more about those options.

While the above are all great options to choose from, Interlaken is also a fan favorite. Essentially, to visit any of the areas in the Jungfrau (including all the previous towns mentioned), you must make your way through Interlaken to get there. You can think of it as the central hub of the Jungfrau region.

Some of the top reasons to stay in Interlaken include:

Convenience & Accessibility

Interlaken is the one town that is very well connected by train and bus to all other parts of the country (like Geneva, Bern, Montreux and Zurich). Like I just mentioned, you need to make your way to Interlaken first before getting further into the region.

By just staying in Interlaken, you simply can get off the train and walk right over to your hotel (or take a very quick taxi/bus ride).

In addition to that, Interlaken is well connected to the other towns of the Jungfrau region. So, whether you want to spend time around Murren, Wengen, Grindelwald, or in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, you are just a quick train ride away.

You can easily decide to mix and match your days to visit various areas of the Jungfrau that are of most interest to you.

Not only can you visit other towns without much issue but you will also be able to visit the lakes, Harder Kulm lookout, and take part of other nearby activities.

More Options

When dealing with some of the towns further in the Jungfrau, you will find more limited options that are available. Some of these are just small car free mountain towns (Wengen and Murren) with a select number of hotels to choose from.

However, in Interlaken you will find a much wider range of options with something that should certainly work for you.

This guide will just through 15 of these options but in reality there are plenty more than that to choose from.

Price

To build off of that last point, hotels in other towns will be pricier due to there being less supply. When it comes to Interlaken, you should have no trouble finding more price friendly options that could work well with your budget.

Surrounding Nature

Just because Interlaken is not in the mountains or valleys does not mean it lacks nature. While Interlaken is a bigger town compared to the others, you will still find some great surrounding natural landscape.

On either side of town, you will have the two lakes of Thunersee & Brienzersee. These can both be visited by enjoying the lakesides or you can opt for a boat ride across them.

Behind town you will find Harder Kulm, which offers some fantastic panorama views from an elevated point. You can also take a quick train to Schynige Platte to get views of the lakes and mountains from the opposite side of the town.

At the end of the day, you should have no issues getting some nature and beauty in if you are staying in Interlaken.

Aare River Interlaken

2) Map of Interlaken Hotels

Below you can find the various hotels pinpointed down that I will be going through in the rest of this guide. I have also pinpointed places like the train station, boat terminal and some other various highlights.


 

3) The 15 Best Interlaken Hotels

Now, let’s talk about the 15 of the best Interlaken hotels to choose from. To make things even more helpful I will talk through it in 5 different categories including:

1) With a Lake View

2) Near the Train Station

3) With a Pool

4) For Family

5) 5 Star Hotels

For each one of these categories, I will mention three great options to choose from. Everything in this guide will be highly rated and reviewed, so they may fill up during the peak season (June-September).

Once you know your vacation dates, feel free to book your hotel through the links that you can find throughout this guide. Note that the prices mentioned are for a standard double occupancy during September (besides for the family rooms section).

It is important to note that there can be some overlap here. For example, something can be near the train station but also have a pool. Feel free to look through all of the options to get a better sense of the various offerings.

→ Be sure to also check out the most unique hotels in Switzerland & the best hotels in Switzerland with infinity pools.

Interlaken Town

Interlaken Hotels with a Lake View

Seehotel Bonigen

» Book Seehotel Bonigen
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.2 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $262
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Yes (Elemant Restaurant)
Spa: No
Walking Time from Station: 30 Minutes (5 minute drive)

Other Highlights: The family run hotel is located right on Lake Brienz with rooms overlooking the waterfront. In addition you will find an indoor/outdoor restaurant bar where you can have drinks & food with a view

Seehotel Bonigen

Hotel Seilar au Lac

» Book Hotel Seilar au Lac
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 9.1 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $262
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Yes (La Gare and La Boheme)
Spa: Massages available
Walking Time from Station: 30 Minutes (5 minute drive)

Other Highlights: Another family run hotel situated right on the Lake Brienz waterfront. You will find two restaurants to choose from, one of which is a pizzeria and bar. In addition, there is a lake terrace, garden, and sun beds to enjoy during your time there.

Hotel Seilar au Lac

Hotel Neuhaus Golf & Strandhotel

» Book Hotel Neuhaus Golf & Strandhotel
TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.3 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $220
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Hotel Restaurant Neuhaus Zum See & Laguna Beach Bar
Spa: N/A
Walking Time from Station: 60 Minutes (10 minute drive)

Other Highlights: Instead of staying on Lake Brienz, there are also options on Lake Thun. Whether you just want to spend some relaxing time around the lake or head into the nearby mountains, Hotel Neahaus is a great option to choose from. Nearby you can find a golf course if you are trying to play some rounds while exploring the region.

Hotel Neuhaus Golf & Strandhotel

Interlaken Hotels Near the Train Station

Note: there are two train stations in town (Interlaken Ost and Interlaken West). The main station is Interlaken Ost and where the below hotels will be nearby. However, they will also be within a 15 minute walk from Interlaken West as well.

Hotel Royal St Georges Interlaken

» Book Hotel Royal St Georges Interlaken
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.0 / 10
Star Rating: 4 Star
Price: $560
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Yes (Brasserie St. Georges)
Spa: Finnish and Bio Sauna, Steam Bath
Walking Time from Station: 7 Minutes

Other Highlights: Bar & Lounge, Terrace, & Garden. Depending on your room choice, you may have river, city and/or mountain views to enjoy directly from your window.

Hotel Royal St Georges Interlaken

Hotel Du Nord

» Book Hotel Du Nord
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.5 / 10
Star Rating: 4 Star
Price: $270
Breakfast: Yes
Restaurant: New Hotel Bar
Spa: N/A
Walking Time from Station: 7 Minutes

Other Highlights: A historic hotel in the city dating back all the way to 1847 with recent renovations to overhaul its lobby and entrance area. You will find 55 various rooms and suites to choose from if staying at the property.

Hotel Du Nord

Hotel Interlaken

» Book Hotel Interlaken
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.6 / 10
Star Rating: 4 Star
Price: $293
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Yes (Restaurant Taverne)
Spa: N/A
Walking Time from Station: 6 Minutes

Other Highlights: Hotel Interlaken has its root from the 14th century! While it may be the oldest hotels in town, it is still up to date with its rooms and offerings. They offer a variety of room options from “Tiny” to “Family” rooms.

Hotel Interlaken

Hotels in Interlaken with a Pool

Carlton Europe Vintage

» Book Carlton Europe Vintage
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.7 / 10
Star Rating: 4 Star
Price: $279
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Yes (Hotel Restaurant, Asllani’s Corner, Chalet Beizli, Tapas Bar Cover)
Spa: Sauna, Steam Bath, Adventure Showers, Natural Swimming Pond/Pool, Massages
Walking Time from Station: 3 Minutes

Other Highlights: This is an adult only hotel located in Interlaken and one of the only ones with a pool and more extensive spa offerings. It is the perfect place to rejuvenate after some time in the mountains.

Carlton Europe Vintage

Stella Swiss Quality Hotel

» Book Stella Swiss Quality Hotel
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.5 / 10
Star Rating: 4 Star
Price: $230
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Yes
Spa: Heated Indoor Pool
Walking Time from Station: 20 Minutes

Other Highlights: This is a family run hotel with 30 uniquely designed rooms. You will find each one of these rooms to be different from one another, making your experience individually tailored.

Stella Swiss Quality Hotel

Lazy Rancho 4 Panorama Camping

» Book Lazy Rancho 4 Panorama Camping
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 9.0 / 10
Star Rating: N/A
Price: $120 (starting price)
Breakfast: Not Included (additional cost)
Restaurant: N/A
Spa: Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna
Walking Time from Station: 40 Minutes (10 minute drive)

Other Highlights: This is certainly a different type of hotel experience around Interlaken. At Lazy Rancho 4, you will find a campground with additional rental options. These include bungalows, igloos, and pods of different sizes.

Lazy Rancho 4 Panorama Camping

Hotels in Interlaken for Family

The HEY HOTEL

» Book The HEY HOTEL
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.4 / 10
Star Rating: 4 Star
Price: $457 (family room)
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Yes & Bar + Lounge
Spa: Magnolia Beauty Center
Walking Time from Station: 15 Minutes

Other Highlights: This is probably the most unconventional hotel you will find in Interlaken. In addition, their cool vibe throughout, you will find a restaurant, bar, lounge and seating areas. Not only that but the hotel offers free activities different days of the week. Canyoning, Jet Boats, E-Bike Tours, and Rafting may be included for free depending on the schedule during your time there.

The HEY HOTEL

Hotel Lotschberg

» Book Hotel Lotschberg
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.4 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $264 (family room)
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: N/A
Spa: N/A
Walking Time from Station: 20 Minutes

Other Highlights: A small modern hotel in Interlaken, Hotel Lotschberg offers an affordable and convenient option when looking for a family friendly hotel. Their superior double room has a queen and sofa bed, just big enough for 4 guests to enjoy their stay while exploring the region.

Hotel Lotschberg

Boutique Hotel Bellevue

» Book Boutique Hotel Bellevue
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.6 / 10
Star Rating: 4 Star
Price: $646
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Bar with Terrace/Garden
Spa: N/A
Walking Time from Station: 18 Minutes

Other Highlights: While you could opt for the normal family room at Boutique Hotel Bellevue, there are additional options to consider too. They have the larger Bellevue Apartment and Riverhouse Holiday Cottage located in the garden.

Boutique Hotel Bellevue

5 Star Interlaken Hotels

Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage

» Book Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 7.5 / 10
Star Rating: 5 Star
Price: $517
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Yes (L’Ambiance, La Bonne Fourchette, Le Vieux Rivage)
Spa: Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Bath, Gym, Beauty Center
Walking Time from Station: 4 Minutes

Other Highlights: One of the only 5 star hotel in Interlaken, Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage offers guests everything they could want when it comes to accommodation. From its rooms and suites overlooking the river and Alps to its various hotel restaurants. The hotel is the perfect spot if looking for some luxury around the region.

Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage

Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

» Book Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.9 / 10
Star Rating: 5 Star
Price: $1,176
Breakfast: Included
Restaurant: Yes (La Terrasse Brasserie, Ristorante e Pizzeria Sapori, Victoria Bar & Terrasse, Spa Bistro)
Spa: Indoor Pool, Brine Bath, Sauna, Steam Baths, Relaxation Rooms, Gym, Massages, Beauty Rooms
Walking Time from Station: 12 Minutes

Other Highlights: When it comes to luxury, Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa is the top of the top in Interlaken. As you can tell by the price point, this is going to be the most expensive of hotels around the region. Everything in the hotel has been recently renovated and includes the most variety when it comes to restaurants and spa experiences. If you are looking for the best, then the Victoria Jungfrau is for you.

Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

Swiss Hotel Apartments

» Book Swiss Hotel Apartments
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 9.3 / 10
Star Rating: 5 Star
Price: $597
Breakfast: Not Included
Restaurant: No
Spa: No
Walking Time from Station: 1 Minute

Other Highlights: Instead of staying in a hotel, Swiss Hotel Apartments offers luxury apartments to choose from instead. While you may not get the benefits of hotels, you will get more space, more rooms, full kitchens, and different types of amenities by staying in a luxury apartment. This could also be a great idea for a larger family or if staying for a longer period of time.

Swiss Hotel Apartments

4) Things To Do in Interlaken

There is plenty to do in Interlaken and the nearby regions, so you are sure to have a whole list of options to choose from based on your interests.

I put together a guide to the top Interlaken attractions if you would like to dive deeper into any of them. The list includes the following activities and attractions:

1. Lake Thunersee and Lake Brienzersee
2. Harder Kulm
3. Schynige Platte
4. Lauterbrunnen Valley
5. Trummelbach Falls
6. Schilthorn
7. Birg Thrill Walk
8. Murren to Gimmelwald Trail
9. Murren Via Ferrata
10. The Royal Walk
11. Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg Panorama Trail
12. Jungfraujoch
13. The Eiger Trail
14. Bachalpsee Lake
15. First Cliff Walk
16. First Activities
17. Pfinstegg to Baregg
18. Paragliding
19. Skydiving
20. Bungee Jumping

Things To Do in Lauterbrunnen

I hope you now have some more insight into some of the best Interlaken hotels to choose from. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them in below.

Also, don’t forget to check out the remaining Switzerland itineraries and guides up on the site like this 10 Day Switzerland Itinerary.

Have fun out there and safe travels!

Best Interlaken Hotels

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