If you’re planning a trip to the picturesque city of Geneva and are looking for the best hotels to stay in, this is the article for you.
In this article, we cover some of the top-rated hotels in Geneva, from charming boutique hotels to luxury five-star hotels.
Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or are visiting on a business trip, there’s a Geneva hotel that’s perfect for you.
There is no shortage of Geneva hotels – read on to discover our pick of the the best hotels in Geneva.
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Summary of the best hotels in Geneva covered in this guide
5 star Geneva Hotels
Due to the banking and business nature of the city, there are several 5 star hotels in Lake Geneva and in the city centre.
The following luxury hotels in Geneva will provide excellent facilities, a centrally located stay with a high level of customer service.
This luxury Geneva hotel is a short 10 minute walk from the central Cornavin train station and just a few minutes walk to a bus stop for Mont Blanc.
The hotel is set in an historic, early 19th century building on the shores of Lake Geneva. If you like luxurious furnishings, lake views and everything you need on your doorstep, this is the perfect 5 star hotel for you. It will suit solo travellers, couples and families.
The rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva ooze charm and sophistication. Spacious rooms feature extra large double beds, a seating area, a desk and floor to ceiling drapes on their large windows. The rooms have a distinctly French chic style.
Each room has a flat screen TV, free WiFi, a minibar, kettle and a safe.
Family rooms and suites with separate living areas are available and the largest rooms can sleep up to five people.
This 5 star Geneva hotel has a fine dining restaurant, a bar, a gym and a stunning indoor swimming pool. It offers a concierge service, on site parking and a baby sitting service for families.
One of the most luxurious hotels in Geneva, the newly renovated Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix is situated in the centre of the city just a five minute walk from Geneva Old Town.
The Cornavin train station is a seven minute walk from the hotel.
This is a stunning hotel whose chequered floors, ceiling chandeliers and marble lobby will make you feel as if you are staying in a palace. It is suitable for all travellers.
Geneva Switzerland hotels don’t get much better than the opulent Hotel de la Paix.
Grey and white toned rooms boast a large double bed, a seating area with a sofa or soft chair and a desk. The larger than average ensuite features a rainfall shower plus a bathtub.
The spacious and elegantly decorated rooms feature a minibar, Illy coffee machine and free WiFi. All rooms have views of either Lake Geneva or Mont Blanc Square. Premium rooms have balconies with seating overlooking the lake.
The hotel features a restaurant serving international cuisine plus a bar serving a Nordic inspired menu. There is a 24 front desk, room service, daily housekeeping, valet parking and a gym.
A babysitting service is available for an additional charge and extra beds are available for children (free up to 12 years old).
If you are searching for hotels near Lake Geneva, you won’t get much closer to the lake than The Hotel d’Angleterre which sits on the edge of the lake. It is a short walk to the Geneva city attractions, and Cornavin train station is 700 metres away on foot.
This luxury hotel is highly rated for its customer service and, upon arrival, guests will receive homemade chocolate, fresh fruits and a welcome drink.
It is thoughtful touches such as this that makes the Hotel d’ Angelterre one of the best 5 star hotels in Geneva and it is suitable for all travellers.
Each room is uniquely decorated and finished in luxurious soft furnishings such as satin throws or velvet headboards. They are decorated in a traditional French chic style with some modern art twists.
The rooms have extra large double beds, a seating area, a flat screen TV, a desk, free WiFi and soundproof windows. There is a kettle, minibar and a safe. The large and luxurious marble ensuites have a shower and a bathtub.
Interconnecting rooms are available and extra beds are available for children up to the age of 12 for no additional charge.
The hotel has a 24 front desk, 24 hour room service, on site parking and a twice daily housekeeping service. It has a restaurant and a bar with live music in the evenings.
4 star hotels in Geneva
4 star hotels in Geneva, Switzerland are of a very high standard. You will find a hotel to suit every travel style and preference.
If you are looking for a hotel in Geneva city centre, the Hotel Bristol is a great option.
This contemporary hotel faces Mont Blanc Square and is just minutes on foot from Lake Geneva and the central train station.
Plus, if you are going to explore Geneva by public transport, the hotel provides a free pass for Geneva’s public transportation system for each guest, including the train to the airport.
Hotel Bristol is best suited for solo travellers or couples and is probably the best 4 star hotel Geneva has to offer.
The colourful, Art Deco-esque rooms feature extra large double beds, a desk and a soft chair. There is free WiFi, a flat screen TV and a Nespresso coffee machine. The ensuite bathroom has a walk-in rainfall shower.
If you would like to keep costs down by self catering, the hotel also offers split level apartments with a kitchenette.
These apartments have a separate living area with sofas and the kitchenette features a microwave, fridge and crockery. Extra beds for children under 7 are available for free.
There is an award winning fine dining restaurant, a spa with a sauna and hot tub, a hammam and a gym.
The hotel has a 24 front desk and offers 24 hour room service. Fee paying public parking is available nearby.
The Hotel Longemalle is located in Geneva’s pedestrianised shopping and business area so it is more suited to travellers arriving by train or plane.
It is a three minute walk to old town Genera and to Lake Geneva.
This hotel offers bed only, bed and breakfast or half board rates so, with the high cost of dining in Geneva, it could prove to be one of the best value for money luxury hotels Geneva has to offer.
The elegant neutral tone bedrooms have a large double bed, a soft chair, desk, minibar, safe and coffee machine. Each room has free WiFi, a flat screen TV and a rainfall shower in the ensuite bathroom.
Selected rooms feature a narrow balcony with seating offering either city or lake views.
The best room at this hotel is the outstanding two bedroom suite which has its own private rooftop terrace with seating and incredible views of the surrounding city.
The suite has a winding staircase so is best suited for families or groups with older children.
Hotel Longemalle offers a 24 hour front desk, room service and a concierge service. There is a gym, a bar and a newly opened Lebanese restaurant.
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If you want stylish and modern Geneva city centre hotels, the Hotel D is located within walking distance of two train stations. Cornavin is just 300 metres away on foot and the central Gare de Genève-Sécheron is just over one kilometre away.
The hotel is best suited for rail travellers as it does not have free parking on site (though there is fee paying public parking available nearby).
It is also best suited to solo travellers or couples as it does not have family rooms or extra bed capacity. However, it does offer accessible rooms and facilities for travellers with a disability.
The contemporary style air conditioned rooms have a large double bed, a desk, minibar, safe, coffee machine and a flat screen TV.
Each room comes with a kettle and free WiFi with city views although some rooms also offer lake views.
Hotel D Geneva has a concierge and currency exchange service. There is a gym and room service and parking is available.
The Novotel Geneve provides what travellers expect from the Novotel chain – a sleek, modern hotel with good facilities in a great location. The hotel also provides a complementary public transport pass for each guest.
If you are looking for where to stay in Geneva with the best rail access, this hotel is only five minutes on foot from Cornavin train station.
For visitors with cars, parking is available on site for small to medium sized cars (no high tops).
The neutrally decorated rooms have a large double bed, a desk and a rainfall shower in the ensuite. Each room has free WiFi, a kettle, safe and a flat screen TV. Family rooms are also available.
Superior rooms have a Queen sized bed and a seating area with a sofa whilst Executive Rooms have a private balcony with seating and fantastic city views.
Novotel Geneve Centre has a gym and a spa offering a hammam and massage service.
There is a bar and a restaurant, a 24 front desk and a daily housekeeping service.
3 star Best Hotels in Geneva
If you are looking for the best hotels Geneva can offer travellers on on budget, the following recommendations are for you.
Affordable or cheap hotels in Geneva does not mean a compromise on quality or location.
If you are travelling by train and looking for hotels in central Geneva near the rail station, the Hotel Astoria is directly opposite the central rail station.
The multi storey hotel does not have family rooms but it does have rare single rooms so this hotel is best for solos or couples travelling to Geneva on a budget.
Comfortable air conditioned rooms have a large double bed, a flat screen tv, a minibar and free WiFi.
Each room has a desk and a kettle and the ensuite has a bathtub with a shower. Rooms suitable for visitors with disabilities are available.
The rooms are modest but nicely decorated and are great value for money (especially for couples) in this convenient location.
Hotel Astoria features an onsite pub, one of the first British style pubs in Geneva. It serves drinks plus an à la carte lunch and dinner.
There is a 24 hour front desk in a marble floor lobby with a communal seating area. Room service and parking is available.
The delightful Hotel Suisse is another fantastic option for rail travellers as it is also opposite Cornavin Station. This hotel offers a free pass for Geneva’s public transport network for each guest.
It is a short five minute walk to Lake Geneva or seven minutes to reach the Old Town.
This hotel is one of the best hotels central Geneva has on offer for families. Family rooms are spacious, comfortable and affordable with a bed for each family member (no sofa beds!).
Rooms feature a large double bed, a flat screen TV, kettle, a safe, minibar and a desk. The rooms are air conditioned during the summer.
The hotel has single, double and family rooms, some of which have a balcony with seating and city views. All the rooms have a pale wood floor and large windows which give the rooms a light and airy feel.
Family rooms at the Hotel Suisse are impressive. There is a double bed bordering a living area with sofas and a TV plus a separate room with bunk beds.
This means parents do not have to go to sleep when their children do. Family hotels rooms are rarely this spacious or as well designed.
The hotel offers room service and guests receive discounted parking in a public car park 50 metres from the hotel.
The Kipling Manotel is on a quiet street close to Lake Geneva but within walking distance of all the major Geneva attractions. Cornavin railway station is under 400 metres away.
The hotel provides a free public transport pass for each guest and guests can use the gym and restaurant at the nearby Hotel Royal, which offers a free breakfast to children under 12 with a paying adult.
These two money saving initiatives, plus spacious family rooms makes this hotel one of the best Lake Geneva hotels for families.
It is also one of the cheapest hotels in Geneva so it is a good option for all travellers.
Standard red and white toned rooms are surprisingly spacious and elegant for their budget friendly price tag. The rooms feature a large double bed and a table and chairs. Each air conditioned room has a kettle, a minibar and a TV.
The suites are huge and offer a large private balcony with seating. Interconnecting, triple and family rooms are available which sleep four people in double and single beds.
The hotel has a 24 hour front desk, a small business centre, a bar and room service. There is free WiFi and parking available on site.
Geneva hotels | Final Thoughts
I hope this guide to the best hotels in Geneva centre and around Lake Geneva has helped you find the perfect hotel for your trip to this bustling and dynamic city.
Want more helpful tips for visiting Geneva? Read our Geneva travel guide here, discover things to do in Geneva here and see our pick of the best day trips from Geneva here. You can listen to our podcast episode Fun and free things to do in Geneva here.