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14 Best Zermatt Hotels for Ski Enthusiasts

Located in the mountainous canton of Valais, Zermatt is a famous skiing and snowboarding destination in Switzerland. The undulating Swiss Alps and consistent dosages of soft, powdery snow make its resorts some of the best in the world for groomed and off-piste terrain. It also helps that the Swiss know the art of apres-ski entertainment better than most countries.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve donned our ski boots, jackets and goggles to find the 14 best hotels in Zermatt for skiers and snowboarders. These luxe winter accommodations offer convenient access to the runs on renowned mountains such as Riffelhorn, Trockener Steg and Stockhorn.

Mont Cervin Palace

Mont Cervin Palace

The alpine-style Mont Cervin Palace is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and casts a warm glow across the winter landscape with its traditional Swiss architecture. After skiing or snowboarding, you can relax in the pool or sauna or book a specialty treatment at the on-site spa. Kids will love the activities in the Mini Cervin playroom, while foodies can indulge in regional and international delicacies at nine restaurants and two intoxicating bars.

The Alpine Style rooms and suites feature cosy furnishings and mountain vistas, while the Chalet Style accommodations have rustic timber finishes. The large Family Apartments offer self-contained accommodation with full kitchens and spacious living rooms. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • The balcony, king-size bed and Jacuzzi in the two-bedroom Suite Le Petit Cervin.
  • Authentic Japanese cuisine at Myoko and Mediterranean fare at Ristorante Capri.
  • The two-person Mount Cervin Palace Treatment in the spa.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 703 – USD 1,696
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zermatt, Switzerland

The Omnia

The Omnia

Location, design and service come together at The Omnia, a 5-star hotel that has earned its perfect HotelsCombined rating thanks to its spacious rooms and suites. The rooms have unique layouts, such as the Double Mountain Bath with a balcony and freestanding tub and the Matterhorn Suite with a king-size bed and balcony overlooking the Matterhorn.

The hotel focuses on wellness with its state-of-the-art gym, indoor-outdoor pool and treatment rooms for massages, yoga and Pilates. You can also relax in the Finnish sauna, Turkish bath or outdoor Jacuzzi. Don’t miss dining on Michelin-starred cuisine either on the sun-drenched terrace or by the crackling fireplace.

Hotel Highlights 

  • The wood-burning fireplace, panorama windows and sauna in the Omnia Roof Suite.
  • A short walk from the Matterhorn Museum.
  • The library and range of whiskey in the Lounge Bar.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 1,280 – USD 2,506
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Auf dem Fels, Zermatt, Switzerland

CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort

CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort

CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort is surrounded by snow-covered slopes, offering ski-in-ski-out accommodation in Zermatt. There are 36 rooms and suites within six alluring chalets, from the no-fuss Cosy Room to the Roof Deluxe Room with mountain vistas. Stay in the Signature Spa Suite for a steam bath and private terrace with a Jacuzzi or upgrade to the Panoramic Living Suite for a fireplace, kitchen and dining room.

On-site dining is highlighted by fresh Alpine cuisine at Cervo Puro and cocktails by the fireplace at Cervo Lounge. Rejuvenate weary muscles at Cervo Spa, which offers deep-tissue massages, an outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, bucket showers and a terrace overlooking the Matterhorn. 

Hotel Highlights

  • The 270-degree mountain views, Jacuzzi, sauna, kitchen and fireplace in the Owner’s Lodge.
  • The reflexology, hot stone and jet lag massages at Cervo Spa.
  • Large groups of up to 10 people can rent out entire chalets with spa facilities.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 489 – USD 2,916
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Riedweg 156, Zermatt, Switzerland

Unique Hotel Post

Unique Hotel Post

The mountain lodge-style rooms and suites at Unique Hotel Post are designed with quarry stone walls, sandblasted wood and modern furnishings. The Style Single Room has its own sofa and balcony, while the Lifestyle Loft also has high ceilings, views of Zermatt and a fireplace. Book the Matterhorn Suite for a private Jacuzzi and a rooftop terrace overlooking the village and mountains.

Along with a Finnish sauna and large Jacuzzi, the on-site SPA has waterfall showers and pampering body treatments. Apres-ski entertainment comes naturally at the five bars and clubs, including the Brown Cow pub, Papa Caesar lounge bar and Pink live music bar. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • Legendary disco nights at the Broken Bar nightclub.
  • The private Jacuzzi, Nespresso coffee maker, separate sitting room and king-size bed in the Style Junior Suite.
  • Swiss meat grilled on hot stones at Pöstli Stübli.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 288 – USD 551
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Bahnhofstrasse 41, Zermatt, Switzerland

Backstage Boutique SPA Hotel

Backstage Boutique SPA Hotel

Nestled in the centre of Zermatt, the 4-star Backstage Boutique SPA Hotel complements its prime location with enticing on-site dining options, including two-Michelin-starred seasonal cuisine at After Seven and wine tastings at La Tavolata. Spa Genesis boasts a steam room, infrared heated glass pearls, an 80-degree-Celsius sauna and a meditation room.

Choose from opulent rooms, apartments and chalets, such as Sky & Stars Suite with a full kitchen, balcony and ceiling windows overlooking the Matterhorn. The Blue Apartment has two bedrooms, an open bath and modern kitchen, while the Luxury Chalet boasts 360-degree Matterhorn views, five bedrooms, multiple balconies and a fireplace. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • The ski-in-ski-out Mountain Cottage with a full kitchen, dining room, fireplace, two balconies and mountain vistas.
  • A movie ticket, homemade aperitif and two-course dinner in the Cine Dinner.
  • The “Story of Creation” themed wellness retreat in Spa Genesis.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 255 – USD 974
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Hofmattstrasse 4, Zermatt, Switzerland

Romantik Hotel Julen

Romantik Hotel Julen

A relatively new offering on the Zermatt hotel block, Romantik Hotel Julen showcases traditional architecture and room designs with natural finishes. The spacious Family Suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sofa bed, while the Romantic Suite caters to couples with its wood fireplace, bath and balcony overlooking the Matterhorn. You can save money by staying in the cosy Chalet Comfort or Chalet Double rooms.

Take advantage of the on-site Julen SPA, where you can relax in the dry sauna, unwind into the heated swimming pool or indulge in therapeutic body treatments. The street outside reveals a variety of apres-ski options, including Papperla Pub, Restaurant Stockhorn and Restaurant Old Zermatt. 

Hotel Highlights

  • The specialty Matterhorn Touch, Zermatt Touch and Apres-Ski Touch massages at Julen SPA.
  • A fully-equipped gym and 29-degree-Celsius pool.
  • The separate living room, sofa bed, balcony and Matterhorn views in the four-person Chalet Suite.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 364 – USD 890
Guest Rating: 9.5
Address: Riedstrasse 2, Zermatt, Switzerland

3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat

3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat

Boasting its own observatory, the magnificent 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat sits atop a popular skiing area where it commands panoramic mountain vistas. It gets its name from being 3,100 metres above sea level and complements this enviable location with numerous restaurants overlooking the mountainous landscape. You can visit the on-site planetarium, browse food and jewellery retailers or purchase ski passes next door.

The Double Rooms either have Matterhorn or Monte Rosa vistas, along with tea and coffee stations and work desks. Alternatively, stay in the Junior Suite for a freestanding bath, sitting area and views of both mountains. All rooms and suites include a full buffet breakfast at the on-site restaurant Panorama Self. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • On-site planetarium for exceptional stargazing.
  • An outdoor terrace for soaking up the mountain scenery.
  • Cosy rooms with breakfast included.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 396 – USD 505
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Gornergrat 3100m, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland, Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel Ambiance

Hotel Ambiance Superior

The family-owned-and-run Hotel Ambience is a charming Zermatt enclave with multiple areas that facilitate apres-ski relaxation, including a Finnish sauna, therapeutic thermal bath and an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Matterhorn. The on-site Creativ Gilde Restaurant offers an ever-changing selection of top-shelf whiskey to pair with its gourmet meals.

The chalet-style rooms offer stylish furnishings and views of surrounding mountains, along with flat-screen TVs, desks and hypoallergenic pillows. The Single and Economy rooms are great for solo travellers, while the Deluxe room has a balcony. Couples will enjoy the Romantic Junior Suite with its private balcony, freestanding bath and Matterhorn views. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • The leather couch, balcony and Matterhorn vistas in the Junior Suite.
  • An on-site garden and sunbathing lawn.
  • A 10-minute walk from shops, including Boutique Ogier Zermatt and Matterhorn Sport.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 162 – USD 349
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Riedstrasse 98, Zermatt, Switzerland

Relais & Chateaux – Schonegg

Relais & Chateaux - Schonegg

You’ll realise pretty soon after you arrive why HotelsCombined visitors rave about the mountain views from the extravagant Relais & Chateaux – Schonegg. The hotel’s open-air Infinity Terrace has panoramic Matterhorn views and cosy armchairs for enjoying hearty Swiss cuisine. You can also taste regional wines at Uncorked or relax at the luxe day spa.

Looking for mountain views from your room? Book the Boutique Matterhorn for traditional furnishings and a furnished balcony overlooking the mountains. Upgrade to the Junior Style Suite for artistic decor, a private balcony, an open fireplace and Jacuzzi. Larger groups might prefer the space of the Charme Quadruple or Style Quadruple rooms.

Hotel Highlights 

  • The two Jacuzzis, Finnish sauna, steam room and relaxation area in the spa.
  • A five-course dining menu at Restaurant Saveurs.
  • The Jacuzzi, open fireplace, two balconies and two bathrooms in the Master Suite Charme.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 288 – USD 420
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Riedweg 35, Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel Capricorn

Hotel Capricorn

Enjoy affordable accommodation in Zermatt at Hotel Capricorn, which has 25 various rooms, most of which have a private terrace or balcony overlooking Zermatt or the Matterhorn. The Junior Suite offers the most space with its lounge area and loft-style bedroom, while the Single Budget Room is ideal for solo travellers with its recliner, writing desk and TV.

After a busy day of skiing or snowboarding, head to the hotel’s sauna to relax your weary muscles or kick back in the on-site bar with a wine or beer. There’s also a sun terrace where you can admire the mountains or watch the kids enjoy the playhouse.  

Hotel Highlights

  • A designated room for storing skiing and snowboarding gear.
  • A 10-minute walk from the Gornergrat Railway.
  • Train station pick-ups for stays of three nights or longer.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 180 – USD 229
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Riedstr. 45, Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel National Zermatt

Hotel National Zermatt

Positioned next to the Gornergrat Railway station, the riverside Hotel National Zermatt has been treating guests to impeccable service since 1985. The on-site restaurant, National, and neighbouring restaurant, Chäs-Stübli, offer a mix of Swiss and Mediterranean dishes, while the bar is perfect for an evening aperitif or dessert.

Visit the on-site spa for a holistic massage or body treatment, work out in the gym or swim in the indoor pool. The four room categories cater to solo travellers, couples, groups and families. The four-person Maisonette Suite has two floors with a Jacuzzi, fireplace, office and Matterhorn vistas, while the Superior Double Room includes a complimentary breakfast. 

Hotel Highlights

  • The family-friendly Gallery Room with two extra single beds on a mezzanine level.
  • The traditional Mountain Herbal Stamp Massage at the spa.
  • A 10-minute walk from the venue for Zermatt Unplugged.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 350 – USD 822
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: Matterstrasse 39, Zermatt, Switzerland

Christiania Mountain & Spa

Christiania Mountain & Spa

You’ll find it easy to unwind at the pampering Christiania Mountain & Spa, which erases your day-to-day stresses with the biggest day spa in Zermatt. Along with a Finnish sauna, loungers and a sprawling indoor pool, it boasts a Jacuzzi, modern fitness centre, ice cave and exquisite massage treatments. The hotel’s restaurant and bar, meanwhile, serves delicious Swiss fare and delectable wines.

The spacious rooms and suites have rustic furnishings and wide windows overlooking the mountains, including the Double Superior Matterhorn, which comes with a balcony. Solo travellers can save money by staying in the Single Classic North or Single Superior Matterhorn, the latter of which has a balcony.

Hotel Highlights 

  • Affordable Double Classic North rooms for no-fuss accommodation.
  • The Aroma and Sports massages at the day spa.
  • About 450 metres from the Zermatt Matterhorn Viewpoint.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 366 – USD 483
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Wiestistrasse 7, Zermatt, Switzerland

Silvana Mountain Hotel

Silvana Mountain Hotel

Looking for ski-in-ski-out accommodation in Zermatt? The stylish Silvana Mountain Hotel offers front-door access to three of Zermatt’s most popular skiing areas, along with the Furi cable car station. Visit the on-site Gitz Gädi restaurant for classic Swiss dishes by the fireplace or book a wellness treatment in Mountain Spa, which also has a sauna and heated pool.

You can stay in single and double rooms and junior suites at the main lodge, all of which have mini bars, Nespresso machines, Smart TVs and luxe decorations. Alternatively, book out the entire Silvana Mountain Chalet, which has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a Jacuzzi, living room, kitchen and dining room. 

Hotel Highlights

  • The two-hour Candlelight Bathing experience for couples in Mountain Spa.
  • One of Zermatt’s best options for ski-in-ski-out accommodation.
  • About 400 metres from Restaurant Les Marmottes.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 320 – USD 415
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Furi 265, Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel Plateau Rosa

Hotel Plateau Rosa

Located near a cable car station, the ski-in-ski-out Hotel Plateau Rosa features newly renovated rooms, many of which overlook the Matterhorn. The Double Rooms have baths and private balconies, while the Julen Suite features space for up to five people with its sofa bed and separate kids’ room. For a fireplace and luxe bath, upgrade to the opulent Plateau Rosa Suite.

Work out in the on-site gym, relax in the Scandinavian sauna or indulge in a rejuvenating deep-tissue massage at the day spa. From the hotel, you have easy access to a variety of restaurants in the neighbourhood, including Restaurant Bergstube, Restaurant Klein Matterhorn and the Schmuggler Höhle live music bar. 

Hotel Highlights

  • Within a 10-minute walk from the Forest Fun Park Zermatt.
  • On-site gym and sauna.
  • Chalet-style accommodation for solo travellers, couples and families.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 181 – USD 544
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Schluhmattstrasse 76, Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel Location

Zermatt: A White Haven for Skiers and Snowboarders

Zermatt has earned its reputation as a skiing and snowboarding wonderland with its variety of challenging runs and soft powder. These hotels cater to skiers and boarders with ski-in-ski-out accommodations, on-site dining, spas for rejuvenating weary muscles and cosy rooms and suites. They also typically provide access to the town’s variety of apres-ski entertainment.

Where do you want to stay in Zermatt? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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