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Hotel San Carlo

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Individually furnished, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Double Room, 1 Bedroom | Individually furnished, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Room | Individually furnished, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Economy Single Room | Individually furnished, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Double Room, 1 Bedroom | Individually furnished, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel San Carlo

Hotel San Carlo

2.0 star property
Lakefront hotel within walking distance of LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

8.4/10 Very good

107 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
The price is £101
Price available on 5/3/2023
28 Via Nassa, Lugano, 6900

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Lugano City-Centre
  • Lake Lugano - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 13 min drive
  • Malpensa International Airport (MXP) - 54 min drive
  • Lugano (QDL-Lugano Rail Station) - 8 min walk
  • Lugano Station - 9 min walk
  • Lugano-Paradiso - 21 min walk
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 7 min walk


  • Gabbani - 2 min walk
  • La Tinera - 3 min walk
  • Sass Café Vineria9 - 3 min walk
  • Argentino - 3 min walk
  • Tango - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel San Carlo

When visiting Lugano, Hotel San Carlo is a great choice to consider. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Lugano Funicular Station is 7 minutes away.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (1 per room)*
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.40 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.
  • Tourism fee: CHF 0.15 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 15 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 15 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland) guidelines.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Hotel San Carlo Lugano
San Carlo Lugano
Hotel San Carlo Hotel
Hotel San Carlo Lugano
Hotel San Carlo Hotel Lugano

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel San Carlo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel San Carlo does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel San Carlo?
As of 4 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel San Carlo on 5 Mar 2023 start from £101, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel San Carlo?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel San Carlo?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of CHF 15 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel San Carlo?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Hotel San Carlo.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel San Carlo?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel San Carlo?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casinò di Campione (13-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel San Carlo and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura (5-min walk) and Parco Ciani (6-min walk), along with Palazzo dei Congressi (9-min walk) and Monte San Salvatore (2.8 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel San Carlo?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ristorante Cantinone (4-min walk), Münger (4-min walk) and Bottegone del vino (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel San Carlo like?
Hotel San Carlo is a short 7-minute walk from Lugano Funicular Station and 5 minutes' walk from LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.



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10/10 Exceptional

Marianne, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Kee Seng, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Terrible property, dirty, uncomfortable beds, very hard pillows and not accessible even though we called ahead of time to request an accessible room. They did not even have a shower chair. We were given a dining chair for the shower! Terrible customer service too.
Paul, 1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect location, new apt, best cost x benefit
It's mu second time staying at this hotel, booked a triple room, was travelling with ny wife and my mother. They gave us an upgrade to the apartment for a more comfortable stay at no additional cost, the place was clean and new, location is perfect and offer a fair breakfast. Only downside of the apartment is the Low Ceiling on the couple bedroom (top floor) but it worked well for us, best cost x benefit choice, when Im back in Lugano this is my place.
Daniel, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

FLORENCIA, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tammy, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Very basic accommodation - tired interior and bizarre bathroom arrangements. Friendly staff though!
David, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The lady at the reception was very nice and helpful. She was very welcoming and friendly. I booked the hotel in a very last minute and the person over the phone was very helpful and he arranged everything for me. Highly recommend this place.
Sandeep, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Basic hotel with great location & stellar service
The room itself was pretty basic, with simple furniture and tile floors. But the service at the front desk was outstanding -- Sara got us checked in quickly and offered great advice about the town. The location is ideal, just a few steps off the main street, and easy to get to just about everything. Breakfast was simple. Not the most luxurious hotel, but a great location and friendly, helpful staff.
David, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Gerald, 2-night trip
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