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The 7 Best Hotels Near the Lucerne Train Station

Lucerne is a beautiful city in the heart of Switzerland, an attraction in its own right as well as a perfect base for exploring Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi, Mt. Titlis, and the rest of Central Switzerland. These destinations may be reached by train from Bahnhof Luzern — the Lucerne train station — or by boats that leave from quays nearby. For this reason, staying in accommodations near the Lucerne train station makes perfect sense for visitors to the city.

Note: Accommodations are shortlisted based on their review scores on Booking.com and TripAdvisor, as well as their distance from the train station as determined through Google Maps. We are not connected in any way with any of the properties listed, and the best accommodations are selected based on a combination of reviews, rankings, nearness to the train station, and best value for money. Affiliate links are used in this article; when you book, we may earn a small commission from the booking platform, but the price stays the same for you.

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Quick Look

A summary of the best hotels near Lucerne Train Station
Hotel name

Why stay here?

Distance from Lucerne train station

Booking.com score

TripAdvisor rating

Hotel Monopol Luzern

Nearest (right next to train station) and cheapest

0 km

8.0

4

Hotel Central Luzern

Highly rated, one of the nearest, and good value for money

0.1 km

8.9

4.5

Neustadt Apartments

Highest rating in Booking.com; highest rating in TripAdvisor

0.1 km

9.3

5

Renaissance Lucerne Hotel

Good, moderately priced alternative

0.2 km

8.5

4.5

The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph Collection

Highly rated and one of the nearest

0.2 km

9.0

4.5

Hotel des Balances

Highly rated; right on the river

0.5 km

9.0

4.5

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Highest rating in TripAdvisor; right on the lake

0.5 km

9.2

5

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Best Hotels and Apartments Near Lucerne Train Station

Hotels Near Lucerne Train Station - Hotel Monopol Luzern

Hotel Monopol Luzern

Nearest and cheapest

Pilatusstrasse 1, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

  • 0 km from Lucerne train station
  • 0.4 km from Chapel Bridge 
  • Booking.com rating: 8 / 10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4 / 5

Why stay at this hotel?

Hotel Monopol Luzern is a palace-style hotel located right next to the Lucerne train station. It is ranked #12 out of 172 hotels in Lucerne, according to TripAdvisor. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and, upon check-in, guests are given a free Lucerne City Mobility ticket, which lets them use all the buses and trains in Lucerne for free. Recent guests love the large rooms, the rooftop bar, the helpful staff, and the central location, but reviews of the breakfast were mixed.

Notes on Hotel Monopol Luzern:

  • Some of the rooms in the hotel don’t have air conditioning so if you’re staying in summer, make sure to double-check your room amenities upon booking.
  • The hotel welcomes children of all ages and considers as adults those age 13 and older.
  • Room types available: Single Room / Superior Single Room / Double Room / Superior Double Room / Triple Room / Quadruple Room / Junior Suite / Deluxe Junior Suite / Deluxe Suite 
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Hotels Near Lucerne Train Station - Hotel Central Luzern

Hotel Central Luzern

Highly rated, one of the nearest, and good value for money

Morgartenstrasse 4, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

  • 0.1 km from Lucerne train station
  • 0.2 km from Chapel Bridge 
  • Booking.com rating: 8.9 / 10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Why stay at this hotel?

Hotel Central Luzern is only a 2-3 minute walk away from Lucerne train station. It is also within easy walking distance to Chapel Bridge and most other places of interest. The hotel is ranked #5 out of 72 hotels in Lucerne, according to TripAdvisor. Recent guests loved the views from the balcony, the buffet breakfast, and the fact that the meal room was open 24 hours a day, with coffee and tea available at all hours. Guests described the hotel staff as friendly, accommodating, attentive, and helpful. One guest particularly appreciated the handwritten welcome note in their room, saying, “I have been in Switzerland for over 10 years and never in any other place I felt so at home.”

Notes on Hotel Central Luzern:

  • Rooms have no air conditioning.
  • The rooms have no refrigerator but there is a fridge in the meal room for everyone’s use.
  • There is a kids’ park just around the corner, for those bringing children on their trip.
  • The hotel confirms that you can leave your luggage with them for a couple of hours after check out.
  • The hotel welcomes children of all ages and considers as adults those age 18 and older.
  • Room types available: Standard Single Room / Superior Single Room / Standard Double Room / Superior Double Room / Standard Family Room / Superior Family Room 
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Hotels Near Lucerne Train Station - Neustadt Apartments

Neustadt Apartments

Highest rating in both Booking.com and TripAdvisor

17 Morgartenstrasse 1. Stock, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

  • 0.1 km from Lucerne train station
  • 0.4 km from Chapel Bridge 
  • Booking.com rating: 9.3 / 10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 5 / 5

Why stay at this hotel?

The Neustadt Apartments are located very near to Lucerne train station and around 400 meters from Chapel Bridge. They are ranked #16 out of 44 specialty lodging in Lucerne, according to TripAdvisor. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, coffee machine, and dishwasher. There’s also a dining area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. There is no provision for doing laundry in the apartment, but there is a laundry place nearby.

Notes on Neustadt Apartments:

  • The rooms have no air conditioning but there are two fans in the apartment and windows can be opened.
  • A minimum of 3 nights is required to book the apartment.
  • The property welcomes children of all ages; they do not specify at what age they consider kids as adults.
  • Room types available: One-Bedroom Apartment / Two-Bedroom Apartment 
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Hotels Near Lucerne Train Station - Renaissance Lucerne Hotel

Renaissance Lucerne Hotel

Good, moderately priced alternative

Pilatusstrasse 15, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland

  • 0.2 km from Lucerne train station
  • 0.2 km from Chapel Bridge 
  • Booking.com rating: 8.5 / 10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Why stay at this hotel?

The Renaissance Lucerne Hotel is located “in a historic city palace” just 3 minutes’ walk from the Lucerne train station and 200 meters from Lake Lucerne. It is ranked #16 out of 72 hotels in Lucerne, according to TripAdvisor. Although reviews tend to be mixed, recent guests love the good location, and many praise the staff as being attentive and having excellent hospitality. One guest particularly appreciated the assistance he received in navigating the city and scheduling an appointment for a COVID test prior to his return home.

Notes on Renaissance Lucerne Hotel:

  • Connection rooms are available.
  • The hotel welcomes children of all ages and considers as adults those age 13 and older.
  • Room types available: Single Room / Standard Room / Superior Room / Deluxe Room / Junior Suite / Renaissance Studio Suite 
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Hotels Near Lucerne Train Station - Hotel Lucerne Autograph Collection

The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph Collection

Highly rated and one of the nearest

Sempacherstrasse 14, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland

  • 0.2 km from Lucerne train station
  • 0.4 km from Chapel Bridge 
  • Booking.com rating: 9.0 / 10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Why stay at this hotel?

The Hotel Lucerne Autograph Collection (AG) is not only located near the Lucerne train station, it is also right next to a park. It is ranked #13 out of 72 hotels in Lucerne, according to TripAdvisor. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Recent guests loved the rooms; one particularly appreciated having L’Occitane products in the bathroom.

Notes on The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph Collection:

  • The hotel welcomes children of all ages and considers as adults those age 12 and older.
  • Room types available: Standard Room / Corner Junior Suite / Garden & Park Loft Suite / Deluxe Studio / Penthouse Junior Suite / Penthouse Deluxe Jr Suite 
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Hotels Near Lucerne Train Station - Hotel des Balances

Hotel des Balances

Highly rated; right on the river

Weinmarkt, 6004 Lucerne, Switzerland

  • 0.5 km from Lucerne train station
  • 0.2 km from Chapel Bridge 
  • Booking.com rating: 9.0 / 10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Why stay at this hotel?

The Hotel des Balances is located right on the river, in a former Guild Hall, and is around 500 meters away from the Lucerne train station. It is ranked #4 out of 72 hotels in Lucerne, according to TripAdvisor. Recent guests love the views — most rooms overlook Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit church, or the Weinmarkt square — and the excellent breakfast by the river. The location was a big plus: close to both the train station and to the dock where visitors could book boat rides around the lake. One guest also mentioned the welcome present of chocolates in the room and the L’Occitane bath products as particularly nice touches.

Notes on Hotel des Balances:

  • All rooms have air conditioning (some hotels in Lucerne don’t, because of the generally mild weather).
  • The hotel recommends — if you’re coming from the train station — crossing the large bridge, the Seebrücke, turning left, and then walking alongside the Reuss river to get to the hotel.
  • The hotel welcomes children of all ages and considers as adults those age 7 and older.
  • Room types available: Double Room / Queen Room / Triple Room / Junior Suite / Junior Suite with Sofa Bed / Suite with Whirlpool, River View and Balcony / Romantic Suite with River View and Balcony 
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Hotels Near Lucerne Train Station - Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Highest rating in TripAdvisor; right on the lake

Schweizerhofquai 3a, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland

  • 0.5 km from Lucerne train station
  • 0.3 km from Chapel Bridge 
  • Booking.com rating: 9.2 / 10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 5 / 5

Why stay at this hotel?

The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is located right by the lake, around 500 meters away from the Lucerne train station. It is ranked #2 out of 72 hotels in Lucerne, according to TripAdvisor. Recent guests loved the beautiful design of the hotel, the comfortable beds, and although one reviewer wished staff had helped them with their luggage, most had good words for the service they received at the hotel. One particularly appreciated someone from the staff going out to buy a lead for their dog without charging for the service; one guest who came with family said that there was “always somebody available to help”; and one recounted how they were offered late check out till 6 PM free of charge.

Notes on Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern:

  • According to a previous guest, the “Style Single Room” is not located in the main building and they needed to use two lifts and walk some distance to access their second floor room.
  • The hotel welcomes children of all ages and considers as adults those age 17 and older.
  • Room types available: Style Single Room / Style Double Room / Deluxe Double/Twin Room with City or Lake View / Deluxe Triple Room with City or Lake View / Lifestyle Junior Suite / Lifestyle Suite / Lucerne Luxury Suite / Suite Selected at Check-in 
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Our Picks

There’s no denying a hotel right by Lake Lucerne or by the River Reuss would be utterly lovely, and as long as you have the budget for it, you can hardly go wrong with a stay in either the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern or the Hotel des Balances.

Having said that, we tend to be most happy with accommodations that may not necessarily be the most prestigious, but offer the best balance in terms of cost, comfort, and convenience. We like being made to feel at home by our host (or hotel staff) and we can’t resist a good buffet breakfast plus 24/7 coffee and tea. For all those reasons, the Hotel Central Luzern would be our top pick for hotels near the Lucerne train station.

Book your top pick now and enjoy your stay at Lucerne!