Lake Como is one of the most beautiful places in all of northern Italy. In fact, the entire Lake Como area is a treasure trove of stunning views, adorable towns, delicious cuisine, gorgeous villas, and fun water activities. Many people visit Lake Como as a day trip from Milan, but we think this gem of the Italian Lakes deserves a few days to explore fully.
If that’s how you feel, too, you’ll need the perfect place to stay in Lake Como as you discover all it offers. From swimming pools with panoramic views to luxury hotels in Lake Como’s most famous town, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to stay when visiting Lake Como. Check them out below and pick one (or two) to give you the perfect Lake Como holiday!
Best Luxury Hotels for a Stay in Lake Como
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is hard to beat for a stay in Lake Como. This luxury hotel has amenities to spare, from its own private beach with panoramic lake views to a wellness center with more than one outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub.
Most of the elegant rooms offer stunning views of Lake Como, and some also come with their own private sun terrace and hot tub! Other in-room amenities include large marble bathrooms, lavish decor, comfortable beds, and free wifi.
The hotel restaurant, La Terrazza, serves fine Italian dishes with beautiful views of Lake Como and Bellagio in the distance. However, guests can also choose to wine and dine at several onsite lounges and bars.
For those seeking recreation and relaxation, the onsite gym, tennis court, and jogging path offer the chance to work out before chilling out in the relaxation lounge or sauna.
The location of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is also praised by guests, with the Villa Carlotta just a 3-minute walk away and the Cadenabbia Harbor and golf courses within easy walking distance. The popular Villa del Balbianello is also nearby, and if you wish to explore the lovely Bellagio town center, the ferry terminal is only 1.5 miles away to take you across the lake.
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is one of the oldest Lake Como hotels and has provided guests with luxury experiences since 1873! This lovely hotel has a prime location on the Bellagio peninsula and offers spectacular views of Lake Como and the Alps from its private beach. And with the ferry terminal just 0.2 miles away, it’s the perfect home base for exploring Lake Como.
Many rooms offer garden and mountain views, along with plenty of character and wonderful amenities: wooden furniture, chandeliers, elegant wallpaper, and luxurious private bathrooms with room to spare. Each is uniquely furnished, and some have hosted many famous guests over the year! Additionally, all stays come with free parking, wifi, and a daily buffet breakfast.
Down in the Grand Hotel’s spa, you can relax with beauty treatments or wellness packages and a Turkish bath. Or burn some calories at the onsite gym, squash court, or tennis court. Oh, and did we mention the outdoor swimming pool, set in the beautiful gardens?
If you’d like to dine onsite, the Mistral Restaurant offers delicious cuisine with a Michelin star rating! Or, try La Goletta for regional dishes.
For those interested in exploring this Lake Como town, you’ll be just minutes from the Villa Melzi Gardens, Villa Carlotta, Villa Monastero, and Teatro Sociale.
Hilton Lake Como
For a luxury hotel stay that is all things modern, book a room at the Hilton Lake Como. This hotel has everything from a rooftop infinity pool with mountain and lake views to a rooftop restaurant and ultra-modern rooms. It definitely tops our list of where to stay in Lake Como!
Guests can choose from over a dozen room and suite styles, including a loft suite that spans two levels and has a glass ceiling! No matter what option you choose, you’ll enjoy elegant comfort with wooden floors, LCD TVs, air conditioning, super-comfortable beds, and private bathrooms. In some cases, the rooms include a terrace and spa bath.
For some R&R, head to the Eforea Spa and health club for the indoor pool, a Finnish sauna, solarium, Turkish bath, fitness center, and hot tub.
Up on the rooftop, the Terrazza 241 restaurant and bar offer meals with a view, but the Satin restaurant and Taffeta lobby bar are also fantastic choices.
When you’re ready to explore Lake Como, you’ll find yourself centrally located in one of the area’s best towns. It’s less than a mile from the train station and within easy walking distance of some of the best attractions. Visit the Como Cathedral, Villa Olmo, Volta Temple, Como Funicular, and Broletto, all within a 1-mile radius.
Best Mid-Range Hotels for a Stay in Lake Como
Hotel du lac
If a luxury hotel stay in Lake Como isn’t for you, consider this popular, family-run hotel in the famous town of Bellagio. Hotel du Lac has a great location near the town center and is within walking distance of some of the area’s most popular stops.
Inside, the hotel’s 42 spacious rooms are simple, yet modern, with TVs, air conditioning, and free wifi. You can choose from 6 different room setups, with varying views, sizes, and amenities. Some of the larger rooms include a private balcony with lake views, which are a real treat.
Guests particularly love the sun terrace on top of this charming, bright yellow building, which overlooks the town’s main square and offers scenic lake views. At night, the rooftop bar, Terraza Leoni, opens on the terrace to provide cocktails and snacks with beautiful views, while guests can visit Ristorante Bellagio downstairs for heartier fare.
Hotel Royal Victoria
The Hotel Royal Victoria in the charming town of Varenna is another beautiful hotel with historic roots. Named after Queen Victoria (who stayed there in 1838), the hotel building dates back to the 19th century, yet the spacious rooms offer plenty of modern amenities.
The air-conditioned rooms have bright, private bathrooms with glass showers and bidets, unique yet elegant decor, and TV and wifi. Outside, guests can relax in the hotel’s gardens, outdoor pool, or wellness center. There’s even an exclusive suite spa experience for couples!
And you won’t have to settle for just one delicious hotel restaurant here, because the Hotel Royal Victoria has two! Choose from Royal Gourmet, with panoramic views of Lake Como, or the Victoria Grill, located downstairs in the historic center of Varenna.
The hotel is centrally located on the eastern shore, offering easy access to explore the best of Lake Como’s towns and sights from top to bottom. We recommend Villa Monastero, Piona Abbey, or a day trip up to Bellano.