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We’re so excited that you might choose Lugano for your holiday, and know that you will find the perfect Lugano hotels with us on Hotels.com. We love this lakeside city and have plenty of Lugano hotels for you to choose from. Picking the right accommodation in Lugano is key to getting your holiday off to the best start. So why not check out the top Lugano hotels on Hotels.com and maybe let us show you a side of the city that not everyone gets to see? The balmy weather and staggering backdrop of the Alps and Lugano Lake make for a relaxing escape, but this is no sleepy backwater. Its high-end appeal makes it perfect for romantic getaways or sophisticated shopping trips with your friends, and the choice of Lugano hotels reflects the diversity of holiday-makers the city will appeal to. As the Italian border is just a stone’s throw away, Lugano is a delicious blend of Swiss and Italian influences that makes itself felt everywhere from food to fashion. So raise a glass with us and say Saluti to Lugano. Take a look at our selection of Lugano hotels to get your holiday underway.

Lugano in a nutshell

Choosing from a range of hotels in Lugano means you can step out of your door and make your way into the city on foot; it isn’t the biggest of cities! One of our favourite things to do is just to head downtown and soak up the gorgeous atmosphere in the paved streets around San Lorenzo Cathedral. Don’t miss the Piazza della Riforma, a small well-kept square packed with good restaurants and pretty flowers. Our insider tip? Visit before midday on Tuesday or Friday when the bustling market comes to town and fill your tote with local cheese and preserves. Of course, part of the city’s rare appeal is its jaw-dropping location. Hike the gentle Olive Trail along the lakeside for panoramic views, or head into the mountains on one of many rewarding trails. Then strike out with a trip to the picture-perfect towns of Morcote and Gandria for a pleasant day out sightseeing. Whatever you get up to, Lugano hotels place you right in the heart of the action for a unique Swiss-Italian getaway!

Our tips on how to soak up the local atmosphere in Lugano

Want to really get under the city’s skin during your stay at one of the fabulous Lugano hotels? Experience an ever-so-Swiss funicular ride to the top of Monte San Salvatore for a phenomenal view that captivates travellers and locals alike. And, of course, you must find a way to get out onto the lake. The organised tourist cruises are great, but we really love the regular local ferry service (Lake Lugano Navigation Company) that calls in at several pretty destinations around the lake. It’s the real Lugano experience with no compromise on comfort. Just don’t forget your passport if you’re planning on hopping the border! When it comes to food, there’s no shortage of upscale restaurants to enjoy in Lugano. But if you ask us, it’s hard to beat a walk down to the lakeside to watch the sun set as you nibble on a freshly toasted piadina wrap dribbling with melted cheese. Has that whet your appetite? It’s time to check out Hotels.com’s recommended hotels in Lugano to find the perfect Lugano accommodation for you!