Best Hotels, B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hostels in Geneva

Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Geneva

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Geneva that have been recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times, Frommer’s and more. All Geneva hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only list places that have a customer rating of at least 4 out of 5.

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Hotel d’Angleterre, Geneva

Quai du Mont-Blanc 17, 1201 Genève, Switzerland (show on map)
4.7
Hotel d’Angleterre, Geneva
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“Impeccable taste, total discretion, and a passion for detail mark this stylish boutique hotel where thematic decorations stretch from African to baroque.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Geneva.

CNN review:

“Situated on the banks of Lake Geneva facing the Jet d’Eau fountain, this family-run hotel is a landmark in its own right. It’s been around since 1872, and is considered Geneva’s ultimate grande dame hotel thanks to its Old World elegance and A-list clientele.”

Frommers review:

“Situated on the lakeshore, the palatial Hôtel d’Angleterre is the Beau Rivage’s smaller, more affordable neighbor and one of my favorite hotels in Geneva. Most rooms have lake views and the suites are especially plush.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Geneva.

Telegraph review:

“This grand hotel stands proud on Geneva’s lakefront, and has been welcoming royalty, heads of state and celebrities through its opulent doors since 1872. It’s five-star all the way, with a discreet ambience, silver service, and mood-lifting views of the Jet d’Eau and snow-capped Mont Blanc.”

Customer review rating
4.7 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Helpful staff
  • Beautiful hotel
  • Luxury style
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$477 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star hotel is located on 17 Quai du Mont Blanc in the Paquis area of the city. The hotel is excellently located near the city’s most important and fascinating buildings, and it also offers a proximity to major transportation systems. This makes the hotel a favorite for foreign dignitaries in the city, and it is also the ideal home for tourists and travelers in the city.

The hotel boasts a great view of the lake and the Mont Blanc which are two fascinating places of interest in the city. The Hotel d’Angleterre offers a cozy and luxury lifestyle for guests staying in the hotel rooms.

The hotel is located right on the shore of Lake Geneva while the Cornavin Train Station is located 700 m away from the hotel. The financial district of the city is a short walk away from the hotel making the perfect place for visitors in the city for business. The closest airport to the hotel is Cointrin Airport which is a 15-minute drive away from the hotel.

The famous Rue du Rhone is also a short walk away from the hotel’s front door.

Amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a minibar, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and an iPod docking station are available in the Hotel d’Angleterre rooms. The windows of the rooms are soundproofed while the private bathroom features thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and bathroom slippers.

The Windows restaurant offers the best of Swiss and international cuisines for the enjoyment of guests.

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Fraser Suites Serviced Apartments, Geneva

Rue de la Rôtisserie 3-5, 1204 Genève, Switzerland (show on map)
4.6
Fraser Suites Serviced Apartments, Geneva
Expert reviews

“The Fraser Suites Geneva located downtown in the city center and offers business-style spacious suites, with living rooms that close off from the bedroom and great urban views. There’s no bar or restaurant, but rooms do have kitchenettes.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Geneva, Switzerland.

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Excellent location
  • Large rooms
  • Friendly staff
  • Boutique style
  • Comfortable beds
  • Excellent Wifi
From
$225 per night
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All you need to know

Located on 3-5 Rue de la Rotisserie, this four-star establishment is the haven of hospitality and comfort. The hotel is situated in the lively and stylish Rue Du Marche District where it offers a closeness to the city’s most famous attraction. The Fraser Suites are located in the commercial, entertainment and political hub of Geneva while the nearby transportation system offers guests the ideal departure spot and easy access to reach places of interest.

The hotel is excellently located; the St Pierre Cathedral is 300 m away from the hotel while the United Nations Headquarters is located at a little over 2 km away from the hotel premises. The famous Gare de Cornavin Train Station is just 800 m away from the Fraser Suites.

The hotel rooms are elegantly styled with an emphasis on beauty. The hotel offers room accommodation such as Deluxe Studio and Premier Studio. The hotel rooms are spacious and fitted with the best hospitality amenities and facilities.

The studio apartments in the hotel are well-furnished with modern décor and feature the most beautiful furniture.

The studios in the hotel are well-equipped with amenities such as a fully equipped kitchenette, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a comfy sofa in the living area. The studios also come with a private bathroom that features a hairdryer, free toiletries, and a shower.

The fitness room and the 24-hour fitness center provided by the hotel are the perfect tools to stay fit while in the Fraser Suites.

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La Réserve Hotel & Spa, Geneva

Route de Lausanne 301, 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland (show on map)
4.5
La Réserve Hotel & Spa, Geneva
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“Nestled on the shores of Lac Léman, this contemporary resort in a residential suburb resembles a grand African lodge. Spacious rooms, most with a balcony or patio, are dressed in warm browns with punches of vibrant reds and purples.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Dubrovnik.

Frommers review:

“La Réserve is Geneva’s first contemporary five-star hotel, set in 10 acres of gardens beside the lake, with
decadent, stylish interiors by maverick Parisian designer Jacques Garcia.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Dubrovnik.

Telegraph review:

“Combining the style of an African game reserve with the Swiss tradition of luxury health retreats, this peaceful place overlooking Lake Geneva allows guests to cocoon themselves away from the world and reap the benefits of anti-ageing spa treatments, high-quality food and lakeside relaxation.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Great spa
  • Great service
  • Friendly staff
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$500 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star resort is situated on 301 route de Lausanne Bellevue where it offers the best in hospitality conditions in the entire city. La Réserve Hotel & Spa is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped park of about 10 acres which is perfectly located on the shores of Lake Geneva. The hotel offers scenic and spectacular views which guests are sure to enjoy. 

All the rooms in the hotel come with stylish hardwood floors as well as luxurious fabrics that give it a touch of elegance and class. Some of the facilities present in the hotel include a hammam, a sauna, a steam bath, up to 17 treatment rooms and a fitness center.

The hotel also offers a free childcare center which endears the hotel to the heart of all.

La Réserve Hotel & Spa resort offers chic and luxury room options such as Superior Double Room with Spa Access, Deluxe Double Room with Spa Access, Junior Suite with Spa Access and Executive Double Room with Spa Access. Other accommodation options available in the hotel are Suite with Spa Access and a Suite with Lake View and Spa Access.

Rooms in the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa. The rooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers.

Guests can make use of the outdoor pool in the hotel to enjoy several laps of swimming.

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Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva

Quai du Mont-Blanc 13, 1201 Genève, Switzerland (show on map)
4.5
Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva
Expert reviews

“Boasting an evocative setting where the Rhône meets Lake Geneva and offering exceptional views across the lake to the Swiss Alps, the Beau-Rivage is a 19th-century jewel.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Memorable stay
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$526 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star hotel is located on 13 Quai du Mont-Blanc in the Paquis area of the city; it offers guests stylish and luxury accommodation options such as Duplex Apartment, Romantic Suite with Terrace, Prestige Double Room, and Historic Suite. These rooms and suites options give guests the chance to make a choice that suits their desire.

The hotel is excellently located in the heart of the city, and it offers a closeness to some of Geneva’s most famous attraction and places of interest. The hotel also offers a great view of the beautiful scenery of the city from its rooms.

Guests can enjoy a luxury lifestyle with the modern hospitality amenities and facilities fitted into the hotel and its rooms.

The business and shopping district of the city is located at only a short 5-minute walk away from the Hotel Beau Rivage while the Lake Geneva is right in front of the hotel. The widely used Cornavin Train Station located at a 5-minute walk away from the hotel while the UN’s Palais des Nations is situated near the hotel premises.

The hotel’s restaurant, Le Chat Botte, provides the best of French cuisines, deliciously and carefully prepared by the Michelin-star chef in the restaurant. Another restaurant in the hotel, Le Patara offers a wide variety of Thai cuisines for the enjoyment of guests.

The atrium in the hotel is the ideal spot to relax and enjoy the quiet of the neighborhood while the lakeside provides the best summer relaxation venue.

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La Cour Des Augustins Boutique Hotel, Geneva

Rue Jean-Violette 15, 1205 Genève, Switzerland (show on map)
4.4
La Cour Des Augustins Boutique Hotel, Geneva
Expert reviews

“With a selection of bright, playful guest rooms, suites and long-stay apartments, this funky design hotel on the fringe of the Old Town is popular with repeat visitors to Geneva, and for good reason.”

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Large rooms
  • Friendly staff
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$172 per night
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All you need to know

This four-star hotel is situated on 15 Rue Jean Violette in the famous Plainpalais area of the city, where it offers guests a luxury and comfortable stay in the hotel rooms. The hotel is the perfect place for tourists and travelers looking to enjoy the best of the city’s excitement and thrills.

The hotel is excellently located near some of the city’s most important places; the United Nations Office is 3 km away from the hotel while the famous Cornavin Train Station is 2 km away from the hotel.

Another major transport system located near the hotel is the Pont d’Arve tram stop which is just 100 away from the hotel premises. Guests can reach fascinating and interesting places such as the Old Town and Carouge which are both within a 5-minute drive away from the hotel.

Guests are sure to feel comfortable in the spacious and elegant rooms of the La Cour Des Augustin Hotel while the boutique style of the hotel makes it the perfect temporary home for tourists and travelers.

The hotel rooms are stylishly designed with minimalist interior design and feature white colors that give the hotel a touch of class. The ambiance of the hotel room is perfect for a comfortable stay while the quiet location of the hotel itself makes it a serene place to rest after a long day.

Guests are provided with the best of local and international cuisines which they can enjoy in the hotel’s restaurant.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Geneva

Quai Turrettini 1, 1201 Genève, Switzerland (show on map)
4.4
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Geneva
Expert reviews

“The elegant, but pricey, Mandarin Oriental is located in the charming and quiet Saint Gervais neighborhood on the right bank of the River Rhône. It offers luxurious rooms, impeccable service, and three restaurants, including the top-notch contemporary Indian establishment, Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Geneva, Switzerland.

“Occupying a prime waterfront position, the striking Mandarin Oriental Geneva does not fail to live up to the exceptionally high bar set by the sister properties of this internationally recognised brand.”

Telegraph review:

“This was the first hotel to be built in Europe after the Second World War. Much of its early modernist, Art Deco style was preserved when it was renovated by the Mandarin Oriental group under Adam D Tihany, creating an elegant hotel fit for the 21st century.”

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Walking distance
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$495 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

The exquisitely beautiful Geneva Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Rhone near the Rath Museum, Grand Theatre de Geneve, and Bastions Park. Formerly called the Hotel du Rhône, the hotel is set conveniently in Geneva’s business district and near shopping destinations. The Geneva Hotel was the first hotel built in Europe after World War II.

Constructed in 1950, the hotel was renovated in 2008 by designer, Adam D Tihany using cherry wood, silk, mirrors and bold colors to create a lavish feel. The rooms were refurbished in 2013 by Sybille de Margerie, adding warmth and vibrancy to the decor. The hotel is a treat to the eyes and also the taste buds. Its signature restaurant is Rasoi by Vineet, where sensational Indian dishes are created by Chef Vineet Bhatia. The Café Calla serves modern French and health-conscious cuisine while the Mandaritini serves cocktails.

In addition, the hotel offers facilities such as a fitness center, a spa, sauna, wireless Internet access, a business center and conference rooms to name a few. The Geneva International Airport is 7 kilometers away, making check in and check out a breeze. This hotel is the perfect mix of old and new and great for both leisure and business travelers.

Hotel Details
— 189 rooms
— Opened in 2015
— Contemporary classic style

Hotel Features
— Paid WiFi
— Restaurant
— Bar and lounge
— Sun Terrace
— Swimming pools
— Parking available
— Wellness center and spa
— Fitness center
— 24-hour front desk
— Child care services available
— Multilingual staff
— Designated smoking areas
— Turkish bath
— Valet parking
— Laundry service available
— Concierge service
— Business center

Additional Info
— Check in begins at 3:00 PM
— Check out ends at 12:00 PM
— Minimum check-in age is 18

Address
Quai Turrettini 1, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

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Hotel Les Armures, Geneva

Rue Otto Barban, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland (show on map)
4.3
Hotel Les Armures, Geneva
Expert reviews

“This intimate, refined 17th-century beauty slumbers against the quiet nocturnal heartbeat of the Old Town. Its 28 rooms and four junior suites are refurbished in a luxe, modern style with downy beds, stone feature walls and exposed wooden beams.”

Frommers review:

“Hôtel les Armures is an intimate and historic hotel, located at the top of the Old Town, that was converted from four buildings dating from the 13th to 17th centuries. The guest rooms blend modern furnishings with original decorative details.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Geneva.

Customer review rating
4.3 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Charming hotel
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
  • Boutique style
From
$349 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

Located on 1 Rue Ruits St-Pierre in the Cite district of Geneva, this elegant establishment is a staple of luxury and comfort. The hotel offers guests a perfect living condition in its stylish and luxury rooms, and an ideal setting for guests looking for excitement and thrill in the city.

The beautiful Les Armures hotel is housed in a 17th-century building that is the epitome of beauty and elegance. The hotel provides the perfect feel and atmosphere that will surely make guests feel at home while the friendly staff working in the hotel will make guests feel welcome the moment they step into the hotel.

The hotel boasts a great view of the city while the rooms in the hotel are charming and elegant. The hotel is excellently located close to the city’s landmark buildings and most famous attractions. The hotel itself is a landmark building and is regarded as one of the most beautiful and historical buildings in the city.

The busy shopping district of the city is within a 10-minute walk away from the hotel while the city’s main museums are also within a 10-minute stroll from the hotel premises. The St Pierre Cathedral is located adjoining the hotel building.

The hotel is famous for housing and welcoming a lot of foreign and notable dignitaries over the years. Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy are two of the US Presidents to have stayed in the hotel’s lovely rooms.

The hotel rooms are well-furnished and well-equipped with amenities and facilities. The hotel offers guests several classic French cuisines and cheese options such as Raclette and Fondue.

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Starling Residence, Geneva

Route des Acacias 4, 1227 Genève, Switzerland (show on map)
4.2
Starling Residence, Geneva
Expert reviews

“For something different, this low-cost option operated by Geneva’s hotel-management school offers excellent value. Service levels are exceptional and the spacious rooms, studios and fully-fledged apartments are modern and spotlessly clean.”

Customer review rating
4.2 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Public transport
  • Friendly staff
  • Boutique style
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Top location
From
$160 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

Located on 4 Route des Acacias, this beautiful and stylish hotel is the ideal place for guests looking to get the excitement and adventure the city has to offer. The hotel offers several studio options such as Superior Studio and Grand Studio that are well-equipped to give guests the best comfort. The hotel design is sleek and functional while the rooms are adorned with beautiful décor. The hotel is excellently located close to the city economic, commercial and political hub. The Starling Residence offers its guests a nearness to the city’s most used transportation system and route which will give them easy access to the city’s interesting and fascinating places.

The hotel is 400 m away from the Faculty of Business and Economics while the United Nations Headquarters is just a 15-minute ride away from the hotel premises. The famous Cornavin Train Station is located at distance of almost 3 km away from the hotel.

The Starling Residence offers its guests a great view of the beautiful city and its landmarks. The rooms in the hotel are stylish and luxurious offering comfort and needed amenities and facilities.

The studios are fitted with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and air conditioning. The studios also come with a fully stocked modern kitchenette and a private bathroom that features thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers.

Wi-Fi is available anywhere in the hotel while the fully equipped fitness center is an ideal place for guests to stay fit.

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F.A.Q

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Geneva?

Geneva is a Swiss city that is located at the southern tip of Lac Léman and is surrounded by the Jura Mountains and Alps. It is the headquarters of Red Cross and United Nations and an international center for banking and diplomacy. Some of the best neighborhoods in Geneva are:

Carouge
Carouge is a neighborhood in Geneva that was built by Italian architects as a separate town on the outskirts of the city. The area is replete with cafés, hip bars, artisanal shops, boutiques and tailors.

Eaux-vives
Eaux-vives is a neighborhood in the city that is home to a 140 metre high fountain. The area houses thrift shops, boutiques, old style cinemas that give the neighborhood an old world charm and a distinctly bohemian feel.

Les Pâquis
Les Pâquis is a diverse and vibrant neighborhood in the city centre. Although it is small in size, it has a plethora of great restaurants, cafés and bars. The restaurants in the area feature cuisines from all corners of the world.

Old Town
Old Town is a neighborhood that has several landmarks such as Place du Bourg-de-Four, the oldest square in the city, St. Pierre Cathedral, and others. The area has several restaurants, cafés, bars, antique bookshops and art galleries. Shoppers can get various stylish boutiques on Rue de la Croix d’Or and Rue du Rhone shopping streets.

Plainpalais
Plainpalais is a neighborhood that is in the vicinity of several of the buildings of University of Geneva. The area is also home to several of restaurants, cafés and bars.

Which Geneva hotel offers a great spa?

If you're looking to relax in a spa in Geneva, then try La Réserve Hotel & Spa. Customers have given the spa excellent review ratings recently.

How much does it cost to stay in a Geneva hotel?

Geneva is an expensive city. For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $210 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $270 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Geneva hotel then you can expect to pay around $610 per night.

Which Geneva hotels are the best for families?

If you're looking to stay in Geneva with your family, then try Hotel d’Angleterre or Hotel Beau-Rivage. Both hotels have excellent review ratings by families.

Which Geneva hotel is the best for a romantic getaway?

If you're looking for a romantic Geneva hotel for couples then try Hotel d’Angleterre. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings by couples.
About Geneva

Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of the Romandy region of Switzerland which is the French-speaking part of the country. Geneva is a global city; an important financial center, a worldwide center for diplomacy center as a result of several international organizations located in the city and the headquarters of numerous agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. As such, Geneva is an important center that serves to bring peace to the world.

The city of Geneva ranks high on several indexes which makes it attractive to investors such as the fifth most important financial city in Europe by the Global Financial Centres Index. The city is also ranked highly among the cities with the highest quality of life; it is the city with the third-highest quality of life. The city is referred to as the “Peace Capital” of the world and also the world’s most compact metropolis.

The city is seen as an important center for world peace which makes it attractive to visitors coming into the city. The city also has numerous heritage sites of national significance which are famous tourist attractions.

If you like our list of best places in Geneva, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Hamburg or the best hotels in Frankfurt.

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