Best Hotels in Bern, Switzerland
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As the Swiss capital, Bern is a beautiful hub for the country’s culture and cuisine. The views in Bern are endless, from the medieval old town architecture to the Aare River and the impressive Alps off in the distance. It’s also a great place to try traditional Swiss and international cuisine, as the city center is teeming with fantastic restaurants.
The best way to experience it all is to stay right in the middle of everything with the perfect hotel in Bern. We also suggest choosing a hotel close to the Bern train station for easy transportation, and close proximity to the airport doesn’t hurt either. To make it easy for you, we rounded up our favorite and best hotels in Bern, from an unparalleled luxury hotel to comfortable stays with affordable price tags.
Best Luxury Pick
Best Budget Pick
Keep reading to discover why we love these Bern hotels and choose the perfect one for your visit!
Best Luxury Hotels in Bern
Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa
The gorgeous 5-star Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa offers guests the perfect combination of classic luxury and modern amenities. It’s undoubtedly one of the best luxury hotels in Switzerland, and its great location in Bern’s city centre makes it the obvious choice for those searching for upscale accommodations.
Each of the 99 rooms in this luxury hotel offer minibars, roomy bathrooms with rain showers and/or bathtubs, and Nespresso coffee makers. Every room is elegantly furnished with upscale decorations and chandeliers, and suites also include chic living and workspaces.
Other things we love about the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa include the rooftop bar with views of the impressive alps, the wellness center (with hot tub, hammam, sauna, and fitness centre), and multiple lounges. Guests can also enjoy a delicious meal at the hotel restaurant Jack’s Brasserie, which serves Swiss cuisine with modern twists.
Guest reviews also note that the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern has a fantastic location. Many attractions and the Bern main train station are within easy walking distance. Plus, it’s just 23 minutes away from the Bern Belp Airport.
Hotel Savoy Bern
Centrally located in old town Bern, the Hotel Savoy Bern has a room for every kind of traveler, with five different room choices that vary in size and amenities. Another thing that sets this place apart from other hotels in Bern is its size. With only 63 rooms onsite, you’re sure to receive the best service and attention from the friendly staff.
The elegant Hotel Savoy Bern offers many fantastic amenities, including free wifi, pet-friendly rooms, HD TVs, minibars, and free breakfast. The rooms are also set apart with upscale touches like rain showers and memory foam pillows.
The location is also perfect, with the famous arcade shopping streets and the train station just a few minutes’ walk away. It’s also one of the closest hotels in Bern to the French Church, Swiss Parliament, and Bern art museum.
Best Mid-Range Hotels in Bern
Novotel Bern Expo
The Novotel Bern Expo is another excellent hotel in Bern for a comfortable stay. This modern hotel is just a few feet from the Bern Expo and has excellent onsite amenities like a bar, restaurant, and fitness centre. It also includes a complimentary continental breakfast, and the average price per night falls between an affordable $150-$212, depending on the season.
The spacious rooms offer 269 square feet to relax in, with queen-size beds, sitting and work areas, mini-bars, and flat-screen TVs. The bathrooms are modest, but come with a tub/shower combo and free toiletries.
Guest reviews mention the great location repeatedly, including the proximity to Wankdorf Stadium and the nearby tram. The Novotel Bern Expo is also just a few minutes away from the old town, the Bern Rose Garden, and the beautiful Untertorbrücke.
Hotel Jardin Bern
Another of our favorite Bern hotels is the Hotel Jardin Bern. This family-owned hotel was recently renovated and offers some of the amenities in the area for the price. Some of the best perks include free parking, free wifi, pet-friendly rooms, and free tickets for public transportation! It also has a continental breakfast and a lovely outdoor terrace. Not bad for a comfy hotel with an average nightly price of $191.
All of the gorgeous hotel rooms offer a seating area, flat-screen TV, and private bathroom. Some rooms even include a private balcony overlooking the gardens. And if you want ultimate privacy, you can even book their Attic room, the only room on the 4th floor.
We also love the Hotel Jardin Bern for its great location. It’s a 20-minute walk from the historic city centre, or you can take the nearby tram and be there in 10. The Stade de Suisse, Bern Rose Garden, and famous Clock Tower are also nearby.
Best Budget Hotels in Bern
Holiday Inn Bern Westside
If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Bern, consider the Holiday Inn Bern Westside. With an average price of $150-$200 per night and lots of fun activities nearby, this is one of the best hotels for families — especially since kids stay and eat for free.
The Holiday Inn Bern Westside is located right next to the Bernaqua Water Park & Spa in Westside Shopping Centre. The shopping center also has a movie theater, sports facilities, and plenty of fun stuff for couples or families to enjoy. And for those who enjoy the famous Toblerone desserts, the Toblerone factory is just a few minutes away!
Back at the hotel, guests can enjoy free wifi, three swimming pools, mountain views, and a restaurant with a scenic terrace. The rooms are simple yet modern and comfortable with bright green walls, large flat-screen TVs, and streamlined bathrooms.
Ibis Budget Bern Expo
Another great option when visiting Bern on a budget is the Ibis Budget Bern Expo. This innovative hotel in Bern makes 1-star look good with bright and airy rooms and guaranteed scenic views.
This hotel is located on the top 3 floors of a building that combines the Ibis Budget Bern Expo with the standard Ibis hotel Bern. Each room includes a small private bathroom, TV, and free Wi-Fi. The tight space is excellent for couples who don’t mind getting a bit cozy to save some money. Guests can also chill out in the funky lobby area and use all the amenities from the partner hotel below, including the restaurant.
The Ibis Budget Bern Expo also has a good location, and many great activities are within walking distance. The Bern Belp Airport is also just 3.6 miles away, and the Bern Expo is right across the street.