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

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

Reccomended by:

Fodors, CNN, Frommers, Telegraph

4.7
386 euro 343 gbp 477 usd 50562 jpy 372 cad 372 aud 3734 hkd 629 sgd 448 chf 3028 cny 3935 sek 2881 dkk 3715 nok

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Geneva

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.4
400 euro 356 gbp 495 usd 52470 jpy 386 cad 386 aud 3875 hkd 653 sgd 465 chf 3143 cny 4083 sek 2989 dkk 3856 nok

La Réserve Hotel & Spa, Geneva

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Frommers, Telegraph

4.5
405 euro 360 gbp 500 usd 53000 jpy 390 cad 390 aud 3915 hkd 660 sgd 470 chf 3175 cny 4125 sek 3020 dkk 3895 nok

Hotel Les Armures, Geneva

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Frommers

4.3
282 euro 251 gbp 349 usd 36994 jpy 272 cad 272 aud 2732 hkd 460 sgd 328 chf 2216 cny 2879 sek 2107 dkk 2718 nok

InterContinental Hotel, Geneva

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.3
242 euro 215 gbp 299 usd 31694 jpy 233 cad 233 aud 2341 hkd 394 sgd 281 chf 1898 cny 2466 sek 1805 dkk 2329 nok

Starling Residence, Geneva

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.2
129 euro 115 gbp 160 usd 16960 jpy 124 cad 124 aud 1252 hkd 211 sgd 150 chf 1016 cny 1320 sek 966 dkk 1246 nok

Fraser Suites Serviced Apartments, Geneva

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.6
182 euro 162 gbp 225 usd 23850 jpy 175 cad 175 aud 1761 hkd 297 sgd 211 chf 1428 cny 1856 sek 1359 dkk 1752 nok

La Cour Des Augustins Boutique Hotel, Geneva

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.4
139 euro 123 gbp 172 usd 18232 jpy 134 cad 134 aud 1346 hkd 227 sgd 161 chf 1092 cny 1419 sek 1038 dkk 1339 nok

Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.5
426 euro 378 gbp 526 usd 55756 jpy 410 cad 410 aud 4118 hkd 694 sgd 494 chf 3340 cny 4339 sek 3177 dkk 4097 nok

FAQ

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.

Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Geneva.

What is the best budget hotel in Geneva?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Geneva, then try Starling Residence. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.

What is the best boutique hotel in Geneva?

Not a fan of big chain hotels? No problem. If you want to stay in a boutique hotel in Geneva, then you should book La Cour des Augustins. The hotel has been rated highly by previous guests for its boutique style. It has also been recommended by influential travel journalists.

What is the best luxury hotel in Geneva?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Geneva, then go for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Geneva. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.

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.

What are the best things to do in Geneva?

Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva. Discover the allure of the European Alps on a full-day trip to Chamonix and Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, from Geneva. With a guide, travel through the splendor of the countryside to Chamonix, a picturesque Alpine town. Price: $123.

Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise. Explore the old town and international districts of Geneva on a 3-hour sightseeing tour by foot, boat, and tramway. See top attractions, such as the fountain of Jet d’Eau in Lake Geneva, St. Pierre’s Cathedral, the Flower Clock, and more. Price: $84.

Geneva Pass : Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights. Make the most of your time in Geneva with the awesome Geneva Pass, and receive free offers, preferential rates, great discounts, and surprise gifts at over 40 of Geneva's favorite attractions, including museums, cruises, and guided city tours. Price: $29.

More things to do in Geneva

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. This is why thousands of travelers look for the best hotel deals in Geneva. For those in search of affordable hotels or even top luxury hotels, the city has plenty of choices.

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. It is relatively easy to find affordable top hotels here.

Another popular attraction includes Place du Bourg-de-Four, which is one of the older destinations in the city. The square is peppered with bistros and casual cafes, making it ideal to grab a quick bite to eat or a cup of coffee.

We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Geneva. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of best hotels in Geneva, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Hamburg or the best hotels in Frankfurt.