Where to Stay in Zermatt, Switzerland

Best Places to Stay in Zermatt – Hotels for All Budgets

Zermatt is a popular destination all year round. If you plan to visit, you are probably wondering about where to stay in Zermatt, right? If so, here you will the answer.

While Zermatt might be jam-packed during the winter (after all, the town is one of Switzerland’s most popular skiing destinations), it is less crowded in summer. So, when looking for the best places to stay in Zermatt, you might be a little shocked about the accommodation prices first – whether it is in summer or winter. There is no way to sugarcoat it: Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries in the world. And Zermatt is one of the premium destinations in Switzerland. It will be expensive. But it will be worth it!

Switzerland in winter, Zermatt

After the bad news, I have some good news to deliver: Zermatt is quite small, so you can pick the accommodation mostly based on the price/amenities and do not have to worry much about the best area to stay in Zermatt. Also, Zermatt is car-free. You can easily get to many popular sights on foot. However, if you want, you can always hop on an electric bus without breaking the bank if your feet cannot carry you anymore.

I listed the best hotels in Zermatt for all budgets, from luxury hotels to more affordable accommodations.

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Luxury Hotels in Zermatt

I am not sure which hotel is THE best in Zermatt, but there are some incredible luxury hotels in Zermatt. Here are the best luxury hotels in Zermatt.

Mont Cervin Palace

The Mont Cervin Palace might be the best hotel in Zermatt. With more than 150 years of experience in hosting guests, it knows how to spoil its visitors like no one else.

Mont Cervin Hotel a luxury hotel in Zermatt- one of the best places to stay in Zermatt
Image: Mont Cervin Hotel

The property provides deluxe services and several dining options that serve international and regional dishes with the freshest ingredients. As a hotel guest, you can also enjoy free access to all spa facilities during their opening hours, as well as the fitness room. Whether you book a room in Alpine or Chalet style (you can book family apartments as well), you will surely enjoy a unique stay at Mont Cervin Palace.  Ideally, book a room with a view of the almighty Matterhorn.

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is another luxury hotel, but it comes at a slightly cheaper rate for its accommodations, most of the time.

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Several fine dining restaurants leave nothing to be desired, and the concierge service is happy to help you with any wishes you might have. Whether you enjoy your stay in a small double room, a suite, or a chalet suite (or any room type they have in between), you have a minibar from which you can help yourself to free water and soft drinks and a Nespresso coffee machine. 

Mid-Range and Budget Hotels in Zermatt

Though Zermatt is quite small, there are plenty of hotels you can choose from. However, most hotels do not have many rooms and thus are quickly fully booked. Though, the choices of very affordable hotels are quite limited. The rooms that seem very good often come with a shared bathroom, which might not be very obvious at first sight. However, some nicer accommodations cost a bit less than the above-mentioned luxury accommodations in Zermatt. Here are the best accommodations – mid-rand and budget-friendly hotels.

Sunstar Style Hotel

You cannot go wrong if you book a stay at Sunstar Style Hotel. For a 4-star hotel, it is comparably quite basic but lovely with its rustic charm in its typical Swiss style.

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Room view: Sunstar Style Hotel in Zermatt

Though it is just a stone’s throw from the train station, you are offered a complimentary pick-up by one of their electric cars. While the free minibar is great (soft drinks, juices, and water), the Matterhorn view is one of the main reasons to stay here. My advice: pay a few extra euros a night to have a nice view of it. Enjoy breakfast outdoors on their terrace, or, in case you need some time to relax, you can use the indoor pool, the sauna, the steam bath, and the whirlpool.

Walliserhof Zermatt

This 3-star property, Walliserhof Zermatt, has only 23 rooms, so book your room quickly, as they might fill up fast. You have, amongst others, the option to book a double room, a family loft maisonette, or even a village suite, where up to six people can stay.  Not all rooms have a Matterhorn view, though, but the prices make up for that. Hotel guests can use the fitness room or the mini spa. This is the perfect place for those who discover Zermatt most of the time and need a bit of relaxation in the hotel itself.

The choice of budget-friendly hotels in Zermatt is not endless. There are just a few places to choose from.

Hotel Weisshorn

The Hotel Weisshorn Zermatt, like almost all, is located in the center of Zermatt and is a well-rated 1-star hotel. Though it does not have many stars, you should expect to pay more than 100€ a night. This chalet-style hotel has some common areas, like the lounge and terrace, and a restaurant. Free wifi is available. There are not many more frills, but with a town as beautiful as this, you do not need much more.


So, while I did not list 20 or 30 accommodations in Zermatt, I think that you will find one great choice in the above-mentioned hotels. Whether you are looking for a budget-friendly place or want to splurge, hopefully, the list had helped you find out where to stay in Zermatt (either as a family, with your partner or friends, or if you travel solo).

Switzerland, Zermatt at sunset


Safe Travels, Arzo

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