Where To Stay In Zermatt, Switzerland 2024: Best Areas & Hotels

Are you wondering where to stay in Zermatt?

Zermatt is the most sought-after destination that is nestled in the Swiss Alps.

Perfectly placed in the valley below the Matterhorn lies the charming village, with world-class skiing only footsteps away, and panoramic views that don’t do photos justice.

A beautiful view of the Matterhorn from a balcony of a hotel.

Fear not, this ultimate guide is here to help you navigate the maze of accommodation options. Whether you seek the thrill of skiing down pristine slopes, the indulgence of luxury accommodations, or the charm of shopping at boutiques, Zermatt has something to offer every traveler.

Join us as we unveil the best areas and hotels to make your Zermatt adventure one for the books.

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We are taught at a young age to not trust people we don’t know… but this is different. 😜 I have lived in over 6 states in the United States, I have traveled to more countries than I can count, and what do these have in common?

Needing a place to stay and sleep.

I spend hours on hours researching the best places to stay, I look at the location, price, activities nearby, and other factors that are important for my trip. After visiting Zermatt, these are my recommendations for your ultimate stay. Enjoy!

Woman standing in front of The Matterhorn and other mountains in Switzerland

Where To Stay In Zermatt

You’ve decided that Zermatt is going on your Switzerland itinerary, woot woot! Now comes the undoubted question: where is the best place to stay?

This area in Switzerland is home to the iconic mountain, the Matterhorn, which stands above 14,000 feet. Why do I mention this? Many of these hotels have beautiful views of the mountain, some even have outdoor hot tubs or restaurants with scenic views.

➡️ Don’t have time to read the entire post?

👉 Top Rated Hotel: Hotel Post

Best Hotel for Skiing Trip: Hotel Bellerive

Best Luxury Hotel: CERVO Mountain Resort

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious stay while shopping in the car-free village of Zermatt, staying at the base of a mountain for a ski trip, or wanting a hotel somewhere in the middle. This is the post for you!

A view of the main street in the village of Zermatt with shops.

Top-Rated Hotels In Zermatt

Zermatt has so many places to stay- hostels, resorts, hotels, you name it.

Traveler’s Tip: Accommodations in Zermatt fill quickly! I love using Booking.com to reserve my stay early and get the best prices guaranteed.

✔️ Perren

Here is a hotel that is only a 7-minute walk to the train station. This is important for a lot of folks so they don’t have to drag their suitcases around the village.

Hotel Perren invites travelers to immerse themselves in the timeless charm and natural beauty of the Swiss Alps.

With its prime location just a short stroll away from the Sunnegga-Rothorn ski area and the vibrant village center, this family-run hotel offers the perfect blend of convenience and tranquility, making it an ideal choice for both ski enthusiasts and leisure seekers alike.

A person in ski gear on a mountain giving the camera a "peace" sign.

From the moment you step into Hotel Perren, you are greeted with warm smiles and genuine hospitality, setting the tone for a memorable stay.

The hotel’s cozy yet elegant interiors exude a welcoming ambiance, providing a sanctuary where guests can unwind and recharge after a day of exploration.

Some of the amenities for guests are breakfast included in price, free transfers, an exclusive wellness area, and two restaurants & one bar on site.

A photo of a breakfast bar at a hotel with a dozen or so croissants.

One of the hotel’s standout features is its commitment to culinary excellence, showcased at the renowned Restaurant Alphitta. Here, guests can indulge in a culinary journey through Swiss cuisine, savoring dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients and complemented by an extensive selection of fine wines.

A glass of red wine being poured next to a plate with a steak.

Relax and rejuvenate in the hotel’s wellness area, complete with a sauna, steam bath, and relaxation room, or soak up the sun on the spacious terrace with panoramic views of the Matterhorn.

For those seeking adventure, the hotel’s dedicated concierge can arrange a variety of outdoor activities, from skiing and snowboarding to hiking and mountain biking, ensuring that every moment of your stay is filled with excitement and exploration.

With its warm hospitality, comfortable accommodations, and convenient location, it’s no wonder that Hotel Perren is a favorite among travelers seeking an authentic Alpine experience.

✔️ Hotel Post

A new hotel experience, you still get the homey, mountain vibe, with a sophisticated flare. Hotel Post is designed with wood and stone, giving a clean and moody atmosphere.

I could not recommend staying at this hotel enough. It is perfectly located in a central location in the Zermatt village.

If you are looking to spend a lot of time walking the famous Bahnhofstrasse street, book your stay now!

Traveler’s Tip: The staff can provide transport to and from the Zermatt station to make it easy to travel for the guests.

Hotel Post has rooms with amazing lofts, a living room, balconies, a dining room, and a rooftop patio. What else could you ask for?! And, views of the Matterhorn.

A view from a hiking trail in Zermatt.

Looking to have some fun after hiking or skiing? There are three restaurants at the hotel, and it’s known to be a fun party spot after a day on the mountain. There are multiple bar spaces to grab a drink with some friends and make unforgettable memories.

One of the best hotels to stay at in Zermatt, with many repeat customers, there is a reason this hotel is so loved. It’s a bang for your buck!

Close to pretty much anything you could want to do in Zermatt – the gondola to the Matterhorn, restaurants & bars, and hiking trails. It truly shows that the location is top-notch and that it’s super easy to walk anywhere you wish to go.

A spread at Chez Vrony in the Swiss alps.

Traveler’s Tip: One of my favorite restaurants in all of Switzerland is Chez Vrony. Reserve a table here!

Nestled in the mountains with panoramic views is a magical and quaint Swiss restaurant (with a Michelin star!).

This hidden gem of a hotel is one that you will want to take your S.O., a family, or your friends. Tourists love everything about this hotel, and that is for a reason. Check availability now for your special trip to Zermatt.

Best Hotels For A Skiing Trip

✔️ Hotel Bellerive

While staying at this hotel, you will be surrounded by warmth and hospitality from the moment you walk through the front doors.

There are little touches within the room and hotel that makes it feel more cozy and like home. I will let you find out what those touches if you book a stay at Hotel Bellerive. It’s a family-run hotel that shows how thoughtful the owners are.

Those who visit Zermatt that have stayed at this hotel, tend to stay there again, and about every time they visit. The wood-burning fireplace, sunroom, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, and rad bathrooms make this hotel a desired location.

Two individuals trekking up the side of a mountain with the Matterhorn in the background.

Located about a block from the famous bridge that has picturesque views of the Matterhorn and a short walk to the main village.

Grab one of the best hotel breakfasts that you’ve ever had (included with your stay) and a fresh cappuccino then head down to the ski lockers downstairs to grab your ski gear. Walk outside and you can easily get to the ski lifts.

If you need help the front staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Several skis stored on the side of a wall in a ski room.

There is also a boot/glove dryer in each locker, this is a game-changer! After a long day on the mountain, spend some time in the warming chairs and spa to replenish and relax your body.

This is the type of hotel that I would love for my house to look like. The elective flare, mixed with modern and rustic cabin vibes will make you want to stay here forever.

I wish I could take an entire hotel room from Hotel Bellerive and put it in my house.

A wood-burning fire.

Stop in at the hotel bar for perfectly made cocktails or a rich glass of red wine.

Let’s just say, the majority of people who stay here for ski trips, have or want to stay at this resort every time they ski in Zermatt.

✔️ Hotel Metropol & Spa

A hotel known for welcoming snow sports and hiking is curled up to the mountain and only a 2-3 minute walk to the ski lifts.

The staff at Hotel Metropol & Spa go the extra mile when it comes to helping their guests, making the experience even better from the start.

Traveler’s Tip: There are a limited number of rooms at this hotel, and with that they get reserved quickly.
Check availability here to reserve your room now 😊

Sit down in the restaurant for an extensive buffet with an organic breakfast bar that will cure any craving.

Maybe you’ve been traveling all day and want to unwind, Hotel Metropol & Spa is the place to do so. There is a remarkable crew of staff to give soothing massages to start your wellness ritual. After your mind and body have been relaxed, try out the other amenities – sauna, steam room, pool, gym, or sit back in the hot tub with fantastic views of the Matterhorn.

A hot stone massage.

Enjoy the village of Zermatt only a few blocks away from the hotel. Here you can explore the town, stop in at one of the locals’ bars, and listen to live music.

While you’re in town, stop at the ski shop to grab a discounted lift ticket for hotel guests. If you need any gear or have questions, the team here are experts in what they do, and the gear is superb.

Luxury Hotels In Zermatt

Indulge in unparalleled luxury amidst the Swiss Alps at Zermatt’s most distinguished hotels. These accommodations, world-class amenities, and breathtaking views redefine the meaning of indulgence.

Experience the epitome of sophistication and extravagance, ensuring an unforgettable escape in one of the world’s most coveted alpine destinations.

✔️ Hotel Matterhorn Focus

Hotel Matterhorn Focus offers an unparalleled blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience, making it the ideal choice for discerning travelers seeking an unforgettable Alpine retreat. Boasting panoramic views of the iconic Matterhorn, this boutique hotel immerses guests in the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps from the moment they arrive.

The Matterhorn at sunset.

With its prime location just a stone’s throw away from the Sunnegga funicular station, accessing the slopes for skiing adventures couldn’t be easier. While the vibrant village center is within walking distance, beckoning with its charming boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and lively après-ski scene.

Side shot of a nice watch.

Step inside the Hotel Matterhorn Focus, and you’ll find yourself enveloped in understated elegance and warm hospitality.

Each thoughtfully designed room and suite exudes alpine chic, featuring modern amenities, plush furnishings, and private balconies offering sweeping views of the surrounding peaks.

Traveler’s Tip: Don’t miss out on a paragliding experience in Zermatt and get the most epic views of the Matterhorn.
Check availability HERE!

Paragliding with FLYZermatt with the Matterhorn in the background.

After a day of exploration, unwind in the hotel’s serene spa oasis, where a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, and relaxation area await, promising rejuvenation for mind, body, and soul.

Other sought-after amenities are free wifi, unlimited fresh fruit, an afternoon snack in the lounge, and refreshing drinks in the spa area, all for free!

Plate of blueberries, raspberries, and pineapple.

Whether savoring a leisurely breakfast buffet, indulging in a gourmet dinner, or enjoying après-ski drinks on the sun terrace, dining at the Hotel Matterhorn Focus is a culinary journey to remember.

If you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, the Hotel Matterhorn Focus provides the perfect base for creating priceless memories in the heart of Zermatt.

✔️ CERVO Mountain Resort

This resort is more than a hotel room, it’s an entire experience. The views are truly outstanding and the service is super friendly from the moment you walk through the doors.

Once you get settled into your cozy and comfortable room, take in the blend of modern and rustic/mountain atmosphere.

This resort and hotel not only has incredible and welcoming service but also has a holistic design that creates a luxurious stay. The Atman Mountain Spa (located in the hotel) follows the art of hot stone baths, a sauna, a ritual room, and an outdoor pool.

Towel, candle, massage oil in a spa.

Spend a relaxing day pampering yourself with this soothing spa day and take the time to be intentional and mindful while bringing your body into a beautiful harmony.

Wake up the next morning with the sun shining through the windows and the Matterhorn peacefully waking up and showing her absolute beauty for all to see. After getting ready for the day, check out the Bazaar restaurant for an exceptional and extensive breakfast selection.

Winter in Zermatt with snow on the Matterhorn at sunrise.

CERVO Mountain Resort is a place to celebrate, whether it’s for yourself, a wedding, birthday, conference, or just celebrating life itself, they work with their guests to create the most inviting atmosphere.

Not only is this top-notch resort a cozy oasis but it’s also located at the bottom of a ski slope! ⛷️ The CERVO offers a ski room with benches that provide plenty of room for putting on ski gear. I highly recommend this hotel for skiing enthusiasts.

A snowboarder standing in front of the Matterhorn during a evening run on the slopes.

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Following a morning on the mountain, check out Cervo Apré Ski for live music, charcuterie boards, and the fantastic drink mixologist (best Aperols you will find in Zermatt) for a good time and laughter.

Oh yeah, did I mention they have great live music and amazing service? 🥂

Bartender making a craft cocktail in a bar.

Hop on the Gotthard Bahn shuttle train to car-free Zermatt to spend time in the village and grab a bite to eat or some shopping. The shuttle train runs every 20 minutes, so don’t worry about limited space.

Great Value Hotels in Zermatt

Discover unbeatable value without compromising on comfort at budget-friendly hotels in Zermatt. These cozy accommodations and convenient amenities await savvy travelers.

✔️ Hotel Parnass

Hotel Parnass beckons travelers with its blend of alpine charm, modern comfort, and Swiss hospitality. Situated in the heart of Zermatt, just a short walk from the village center and the Gornergrat Railway.

Upon arrival at Hotel Parnass, guests are greeted by the warm ambiance of its inviting interiors, where rustic elegance meets contemporary style.

Whether unwinding in the cozy lounge area or enjoying a drink on the sun terrace, guests can soak in the awe-inspiring beauty of their surroundings at every turn.

Famous red railway in Zermatt heading into the Swiss alps.

Hotel Parnass offers many culinary delights. The onsite restaurant, Parnass Alpine Dining is one of the best spots to taste flavors of the Alps, savoring dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients and paired drinks from the region.

For those seeking excitement, the hotel’s knowledgeable staff can arrange a variety of activities, from skiing and snowboarding to hiking and mountain biking, ensuring that every moment of your stay is filled with unforgettable experiences.

Top of one of the lifts in Zermatt with a lodge at the top.

With stunning surroundings and attention to detail, it’s no wonder that Hotel Parnass is a favorite among travelers seeking an authentic Swiss experience in Zermatt.

✔️ Hotel Sarazena

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the village center, this charming hotel provides a peaceful sanctuary where guests can unwind and reconnect with nature.

From cozy single rooms to spacious family suites, each accommodation is thoughtfully appointed with alpine-inspired decor and modern amenities, ensuring a restful night’s sleep after a day of exploration.

View from the river of the Matterhorn during the fall.

While the accommodations may be modest, the hospitality at Hotel Sarazena is anything but. The friendly staff goes above and beyond to ensure that guests feel welcome and well taken care of throughout their stay.

From offering insider tips on the best hiking trails to recommending hidden gems in the village, they are always on hand to make your Zermatt experience truly memorable.

Hotel Sarazena boasts a convenient location just a short walk from the Sunnegga funicular station, making it easy to access the slopes for a day of skiing or snowboarding. After a long day on the mountain, curl up in the hotel’s cozy lounge and enjoy a drink, read a book, or simply soak up the stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

A book, cup of coffee, and flowers on a table.

With its welcoming atmosphere and charming surroundings, it’s the ideal choice for travelers looking to experience the beauty of the Swiss Alps without breaking the bank.

Is Zermatt Worth Visiting For Those Who Don’t Ski?

Yes! Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, this magical town has tons to offer.

If you love landscapes and nature, hop on the scenic journey on the Gornergrat Railway. Where breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks unfold before your eyes, showcasing the sheer majesty of the Alps.

After a mesmerizing train ride, wander through the charming streets of the village, where traditional Swiss architecture mixes with modern amenities. Stop in at one of Zermatt’s famous restaurants for everyone’s favorite Swiss cuisines.

Indulge in a leisurely afternoon of shopping at boutique stores, offering everything from Swiss chocolates to handcrafted souvenirs, or unwind in one of the village’s luxurious spas, where relaxation reigns supreme.

Want to see more of the Swiss Alps and hike?

Nature enthusiasts can explore the endless hiking trails that meander through lush forests and meadows, leading to hidden alpine lakes and panoramic viewpoints.

Alternatively, ascend to the dizzying heights of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise via Europe’s highest cable car, where a world of ice and snow awaits, complete with ice sculptures and thrilling glacier hikes.

Where To Stay In Zermatt FAQ:

Before stepping into this dreamy village, you may have a few questions. Here are the most commonly asked questions about visiting Zermatt:

1. How many days to spend in Zermatt?

I would spend 3-4 nights in Zermatt if you’re a ski or nature enthusiast.

For those who want to explore the village and relax at one of the recommended hotels, I would recommend 2-3 nights.

2. What is there to do in Zermatt with kids?

Skiing, sledding, ice skating, playgrounds, and train rides, Zermatt is very family friendly.

Parent with two children at a skating rink.

3. Is it better to visit Zermatt in the summer or winter?

During the summer months, there are more opportunities to hike and ride bikes in warmer weather.

In the winter, it is a fairy tale with unlimited fun in the snow.

4. How do you get to Zermatt?

The most obvious way to reach this area is by train or taxi. There are direct trains to Zermatt that take about 3.5 hours from Zurich. Trust me when I say this is worth it, the scenary along the ride is incredible.

Train in Switzerland going over a bridge during the winter.

Conclusion: Where To Stay In Zermatt

Zermatt stands as a beacon of alpine excellence, offering unparalleled experiences for all types of travelers.

Whether you seek luxury, convenience, or adventure, the best hotels of 2024 in Zermatt cater to every need and desire.

Even for non-skiers, Zermatt’s charm extends far beyond the slopes, with its rich cultural heritage and endless activities to enjoy year-round.

So, whether you’re drawn to its legendary skiing terrain or simply seeking a retreat in one of the world’s most picturesque destinations, Zermatt welcomes you with open arms and luxurious accommodations.

Happy Trails,
Mindful PNW Travels