The alpine resort of Grindelwald, in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland, is a favourite amongst visitors who come for alpine sports in winter and mountain excursions and adventure activities in summer.
Year-round the scenery is stunning and there is plenty to do in this Swiss alpine town so start planning your visit by deciding where to stay in Grindelwald.
With over 40 hotels to choose from, this guide will make your decision easier as we compare some of the best hotels in Grindelwald, Switzerland and give you details on what facilities they offer.
The location of your hotel in Grindelwald is also worth considering and you’ll find information below on which hotels are close to the train station, which ones are in the centre of town and which ones are closest to Grindelwald First cableway station.
Useful things to know about Grindelwald
To help you decide the perfect location for your Grindelwald vacation here is some handy info to know about the town’s layout.
Grindelwald’s main street is called Dorfstrasse. It has a reasonable incline as you head from the train station towards the supermarket and First cableway station.
As you enter Grindelwald from Interlaken, the train station is on your left.
The distance from Grindelwald train station (bahnhof) to First cableway station (Firstbahn) is 900 metres (0.55 miles). It takes around four minutes to drive this distance and about 12 minutes to walk. Grindelwald First cableway station is also on your left.
There is a large car park (fees apply) underneath the Eiger Centre (where you’ll find the Coop Supermarket) which is on your right as you drive through the village from Interlaken.
Summary of most popular hotels in Grindelwald, Switzerland
Best Hotels in Grindelwald near Train Station
Hotels near the Grindelwald train station are conveniently located close to a large Migros supermarket as well as many shops and restaurants.
Here are our five picks for top hotels in Grindelwald near the train station:
Just 100 metres from Grindelwald train station, the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof not only offers a convenient location but has fantastic views of the mountains to boot! The five-star property features a range of hotel rooms and suites with one-, two- and three-bedrooms, making this a great choice for families.
Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and other facilities include an indoor swimming pool, wellness centre, three restaurants, bar, and a sun terrace.
On-site parking is available at an additional charge.
If, when searching for Grindelwald hotels, luxury is your priority, the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof should be your top pick.
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel – 4* Superior
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel directly faces the Eiger and offers wonderful views of the Bernese Alps. Each of the rooms at this luxurious hotel, which has been owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years, features a balcony, giving guests the opportunity to take advantage of those views.
There are a range of room options available at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald from twin and double rooms to large family apartments which can sleep up to 9 guests. All rooms include WiFi, mini bar, flat screen TV, Air Conditioning, a sitting area and a modern, well-appointed bathroom.
Hotel guests can make use of the spa facilities which include a hot tub, sauna and steam bath as well as an indoor pool. The hotel’s gourmet restaurant serves Swiss and international dishes and the piano bar is the perfect place to unwind after a day’s sightseeing, hiking or skiing.
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel is just a five minute walk from Grindelwald station but the hotel also offers a shuttle service for guests arriving by train. Free on-site parking is available for guests arriving by car.
Just a 10-minute walk from the train station, the Boutique Hotel Glacier Grindelwald offers just 28 modern, beautifully furnished rooms and suites accommodating up to 4 people. There’s also a luxurious honeymoon suite with its own private whirlpool
All rooms feature wonderful mountain views, flat screen TVs, fast WiFi, dressing area and in-room safe. The bathrooms are fitted with walk-in rain showers or bathtubs, heated towel racks, fluffy towels, luxury toiletries and hairdryer.
Free parking, a wellness centre with hot tub, saunas and a spa, an excellent restaurant and bar, all make this hotel a favourite amongst guests.
If you happen to strike bad weather during your stay in Grindelwald, this article on rainy day activities in Interlaken and the Jungfrau Region might be helpful.
The Derby Swiss Quality Hotel is situated right next to the train station in Grindelwald. It is a lodge-style hotel with a rooftop terrace that provides breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps. Standard and Superior rooms are available, as well as Junior Suite which can accommodate up to three adults and one child.
Complimentary WiFi is included throughout the hotel and on-site parking is also free for guests. The Hotel Derby has a restaurant and bar and in winter guests can enjoy fondue and raclette in the cellar restaurant.
The Derby Swiss Quality Hotel is excellent value.
Hotel Caprice – 3*
Although the Hotel Caprice is in a central location in the village, the hotel is tucked away off the main street in a very quiet location. Single, twin and double rooms are available as well as a Junior Suite which can accommodate up to four people.
All rooms at this smaller hotel come with either a balcony or garden terrace, and all include telephone, radio, satellite TV, flat screen TV, safe, desk, sitting area with sofa, hair dryer, bathrobe, toilet, bathroom with bathtub or shower.
The garden, with outdoor furniture, is a great spot to admire the mountain views, whilst the wellness centre features a sauna, steam bath and hot tub. There is no on-site restaurant but guests can purchase snacks from the bar. Parking is available at additional cost.
Grindelwald Hotels in the Center of the Village
If you don’t have a preference for staying closer to the train station or the First cableway station, why not stay right in the heart of Grindelwald? You’ll still be within easy walking distance of both transport options but will have the added bonus of being surrounded by the many shops, restaurants and services that the town offers.
Our top three picks are:
Hotel Spinne – 4*
Another centrally located hotel in Grindelwald is the Hotel Spinne. The hotel offers both single and twin rooms (which can sleep up to three guests) as well as suites which can accommodate up to four guests.
All rooms feature TV, WiFi, flatscreen TV, mini bar, in-room safe, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.
There are three restaurants at Hotel Spinne, as well as an outdoor terrace where meals can be enjoyed of an evening in the warmer months.
Guests will love the new Hotel Spinne outdoor infinity pool which has incredible mountain views and a temperature of 34C. A sauna, steam bath and whirlpool are also available.
Eiger Selfness Hotel – 4*
The Eiger Selfness Hotel is a four-star hotel which is located in the centre of Grindelwald. Hotel Eiger is consistently ranked as one of the best hotels in Grindelwald.
There are forty-seven rooms at the Eiger Selfness Hotel including standard hotel rooms, suites and apartments, all with balconies.
The hotel has two restaurants offering both regional and international cuisine, a bistro where guests can enjoy Swiss cheese and potato specialties, and a bar/smoker’s lounge.
Facilities in each room include minibar, coffee machine, WiFi, bathrobe and slippers, TV and radio. Guests can also enjoy coffee and cake daily between 3pm and 5pm, access to the hotel’s sauna, spa and gymnasium and free entry to the Sports Centre (with indoor pool and ice rink).
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This modern chalet-style hotel is opposite the large Coop Supermarket in the main street of Grindelwald and offers spacious rooms and apartments, most with balconies and views of the Eiger.
Double rooms are decorated with a wood finish and feature flatscreen TV, telephone, WiFi, minibar (with charge) and tea making facilities. Apartments, with kitchen, dining and living areas, and sleeping up to four people, are also available.
A generous buffet breakfast is served each morning and guests are entitled to use the hotel’s sauna.
Grindelwald Hotels Near the Grindelwald First Cableway Station
For those who plan to spend a good deal of time enjoying the fun activities at First mountain, staying closer to the Grindelwald First cableway station (also known as the Firstbahn) could be a good option. There are some excellent hotels in Grindelwald near Firstbahn to choose from.
Our top four picks are:
Conveniently located across the road from the Grindelwald First cableway station, the Sunstar Hotel offers a variety of large rooms and suites accommodating up to four guests. Premium rooms and suites feature their own balcony with wonderful views to the North Face of the Eiger.
Rooms feature WiFi, flatscreen TV, radio, telephone, desk, seating area and safe. Room rates also include a buffet breakfast and drinks from the in-room minibar.
The Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald’s facilities include parking, swimming pool and wellness centre with sauna, Roman baths and massage showers, and a fitness centre.
There are two excellent restaurants and bars at Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald.
This 3-star Grindelwald hotel offers comfortable rooms and suites that can accommodate up to four people. Furnished in traditional Swiss alpine style, the rooms are equipped with shower or bath, balcony or terrace, free WiFi, radio, TV, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, safe and coffee machine with coffee capsules.
Guests can make use of the hotel’s Finnish and infra-red saunas, outdoor whirlpool (in winter, only) and have free entry to the indoor pool at the Grindelwald Sports Centre. There is also an outdoor pool heated to 39C.
Parkhotel Schoenegg – 3*
Parkhotel Schoenegg enjoys a prime location on the main street of Grindelwald. A range of rooms are available with both mountain and garden views, as well as family apartments and a chalet suite which can accommodate up to five.
The hotel offers a number of dining areas, including an outdoor terrace, and bars.
A large, indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna and spa are all available free of charge for guests. There is also a playroom for young children.
Hotel Alte Poste – 3*
A cosy, chalet-style hotel, the Hotel Alte Poste is located next to the Grindelwald First cableway station. This small hotel features just 14 rooms and apartments, all comfortably furnished.
All rooms have a sitting area, WiFi, coffee and tea making facilities, safe, and a hairdryer in the bathroom.
The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional Swiss dishes made with products from the owner’s farm as well local producers.
Unwind after a day’s hiking or skiing in the Wellness Centre which offers a massage shower, Finnish sauna, steam bath and plunge pool.
Hotels in Grindelwald near Pfingstegg cableway station
Hotel Residence – 3*
Situated in a quiet, sunny location with beautiful mountain views, Hotel Residence is just 400 metres from the centre of Grindelwald and a five-minute walk to the First cableway station. It is also close to the Pfingstegg cableway station.
The hotel’s 32 rooms are comfortably furnished and feature private bathroom and shower, WC, TV, radio, telephone and in-room safe. Families are well catered for with the option to book an apartment.
The hotel has a ski room, bar and lounge, WiFi and free guest parking.
Grindelwald Hotels Map
Grindelwald Visitor Tax
Visitors to Switzerland are charged a Visitor Tax (Swiss Tourist Tax) for each night they stay in the country. Current rates for hotel and apartment guests in Grindelwald are CHF 4.70 per adult per night and CHF 3.70 per night for children aged between 12 and 15 years.
The Visitor Tax is payable directly to the hotel upon check out and is not included in hotel rates.
Grindelwald Visitor’s Card
Grindelwald hotel guests will be provided with a Visitor’s Card on arrival. The Visitor’s Card entitles holders to free travel on local buses, use of ski bus in winter, and discounts on some attractions in the area including First cableway (30% off) and Pfingstegg cableway (20% off).
I hope this article has given you a good idea of the locations and amenities of some of the most popular Grindelwald hotels and you can now choose the best hotel in Grindelwald for your visit.
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