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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of boutique ski hotels in the Alps. Bon voyage!
Updated Jul 30, 2019
“Stunning mountain views, friendly and helpful staff, nice spa-area and the excellent panorama-restaurant with the marvelous view on Merano.”
Hotel Miramonti is set at an altitude of 1230 metres with views over Merano, 10 km away. It offers a free spa, a Tyrolean restaurant, and large, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and LCD TV. Outdoor sheltered parking is free.
The large rooms at Miramonti Boutique Hotel are decorated with contemporary furniture and offer views of the mountains or Meran. Each comes with a minibar and satellite channels, and some have a spa bath.
The wellness area is complete with indoor swimming pools, saunas, and steam baths in natural stone, but also an outdoor hot tub. A host of treatments can be booked.
A generous buffet is served for breakfast and includes a choice of regional, organic, and homemade food. The restaurant serves both traditional and modern dishes.
The hotel is located in Avalengo, 4 km from the Meran 2000 ski area. It offers a free ski deposit with boots warmer, and a free shuttle to the Merano 200 slopes on request. A garage is also available.
“A very cute hotel. Modern, '70ies, and fantastic service. Very good restaurants and lovely SPA.”
This hotel is in the Avoriaz ski resort in the Haute-Savoie region with direct access to the ski slopes. It features a piano bar and rooms with mountain views.
The guest rooms at the Hotel Des Dromonts all have private bathrooms, which are stocked with free toiletries. Each room and suite has a mini-bar, a TV and a free internet connection, and some feature a balcony.
Les Enfants Terribles serves traditional French cuisine and Savoy specialities. Guests can also enjoy a cocktail in the bar by the stone fireplace or relax on the terrace.
The Dromonts hotel has a wellness centre, which offers massage as well as body and beauty treatments. The reception is open 24 hours a day.
Des Dromonts is a 45-minute drive from Lake Geneva and is in close proximity to the Swiss border.
Set at 1,400 metres above sea level, Whitepod offers accommodation in a collection of pods anchored on a wooden platform. Each pod comes with a pellet stove and an en-suite bathroom.
During winter, 2 ski slopes are available on weekends and during holidays.
Dog sledding tours in winter and dog karting in summer, paragliding, guided tours and massages can be organized on site. 25 km of signposted trails and a sauna are available all year.
Whitepod includes a central chalet with a spa centre and a bar. Buffet breakfast is served here daily.
Each of the pods has a floor-to-ceiling window facing the valley. There is also a small terrace at the entrance.
Located in the village of Les Cerniers, the resort is a 25-minute drive off the A9 motorway to Martigny.
Situated on a rock, 45 metres above the roofs of central Zermatt, guests access The Omnia via a tunnel leading to an elevator, which brings them right into the lobby.
Guests can taste refined international cuisine made from selected seasonal ingredients in the restaurant or on the terrace. After dinner, guests can relax on the sofa in front of the fireplace, sipping an espresso or a grappa.
The spa area offers various treatments to unwind after a day in the fresh mountain air.
All units vary in layout and size and feature elegant modern design and private balconies.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel free of charge.
The Omnia offers its own taxi service to and from Zermatt railway station, the car park or the heliport. A shuttle or helicopter service to the airports can be arranged by the hotel team as well.
Zermatt's winter sports area can be reached within a 15-minute walk or by electrically-powered buses and taxis.
The 4-star Firefly Luxury Suites at the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt is only a 3-minute walk away from the Klein Matterhorn cable car and a short walk from the village centre.
The hotel offers modern, spacious suites and an indoor pool and spa area. Most suites feature a balcony and the larger ones an open fireplace.
An à la carte breakfast is served to you in the suite at your desired time.
A complimentary transfer from Zermatt's train station or parking areas is offered.
“The location perfect for long hiking excursions. A beautiful place to relax body, mind and soul.”
Offering panoramic mountain views, Boutique Hotel Wachtelhof - Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a design hotel in an Alpine chalet style with direct access to hiking and mountain bike trails, and to the slopes of the Maria Alm-Hochkönig Ski Area. It features a large spa area with a restaurant, a bar, and free WiFi.
The rooms at the Wachtelhof all come with a sleeping and a living area, and connecting units are available upon request. They offer views of the ski slopes, the valley, or the Hochkönig Mountain.
The Private Spa includes a hot tub, 4 saunas, and a fitness chalet. Various massage and beauty treatments, as well as yoga lessons, are offered.
Guests can use a ski storage room, and free private parking is available on site. An 18-hole golf course is 5 km away.
The Hotel's restaurant has been awarded with 15 points by Gault Millau in 2017.
Featuring a fitness centre and indoor pool, Les Fermes de Marie is just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Megève. Free WiFi is available. A free shuttle service is available to Megève and the ski lifts.
Rooms at Les Fermes de Marie are decorated in typical Haute-Savoie style and each one is equipped with satellite TV.
The Pure Altitude Spa offers rejuvenating and relaxing treatments. Guests can enjoy a drink by the fireplace while deciding where to dine. The property can also organise taxis for you.
The Fermes de Marie’s Traditional Restaurant offers tasty seasonal dishes and in the winter season the Alpin Restaurant serves regional cheese specialities and rotisserie dishes. Other nearby restaurants include Les Enfants Terribles and The Beef Lodge.
Le Kaïla is located in Méribel, with direct access to the ski slopes and 10 km from Courchevel. It offers an on-site bar and a Michelin-starred restaurant, which serves regional-style dishes using seasonal produce.
The rooms and suites at Le Kaïla combine a contemporary and chalet style. Each one is complete with a minibar, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV, while some also have a seating area.
After enjoying the buffet breakfast, you will be able to use the massage, aqua bike and water jet facilities in the spa. The spa is accessible with an extra cost.
Private parking is provided with an additional cost and Moutiers Train Station is just 17 km away. Other on-site facilities include a 24-hour reception with luggage storage and newspapers.
Located in Saint-Véran, the highest village in Europe, just 58 km away from Briançon, Hôtel & Spa L'Alta Peyra offers ski-to-door access to the ski slopes. Guests can enjoy both the indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa and fitness centre.
Some rooms at Hôtel & Spa L'Alta Peyra offer a balcony with mountain views and free WiFi. Some rooms have a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bathrobe, slippers and a bath or shower. All rooms at the hotel are decorated in soft, natural colours.
Every morning a buffet breakfast is served. Guests can enjoy a meal at the brasserie and grill or at the gastronomic-style restaurant, and guests can relax with a drink at the bar.
The Briançon Train Station is 58 km away and the Italian border is 16 km away. Private parking is available at the hotel at an extra cost.
In Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Hôtel L'Heliopic Sweet and Spa features a 500-m2 Spa with Turkish steam bath, ice cave, indoor swimming pool, tepidarium and sauna. Guests can buy ski passes, rent ski equipment from the on-site shop and enjoy direct access to the L’Aiguille du Midi Cable Car.
Offering free Wi-Fi and a balcony with mountain views, the guest rooms come with an en suite bathroom with free toiletries, bathtub and slippers and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
Every morning, breakfast at Hôtel L'Heliopic Sweet and Spa can be enjoyed in the comfort of guest rooms. Guests can sample food at the à-la-carte restaurant or enjoy a drink at the bar or on the terrace.
Beauty treatments can be arranged at an extra cost and guests can also relax by the fireplace in the relaxation area. Bicycles are at guests' disposal at the hotel. Chamonix Train Station is a 10-minute walk away and free public bus services can transport guests to the slopes. The nearest ski lifts are 1 km away at Le Brevent.
Situated in Courchevel 1850, this hotel welcomes you the heart of this prestigious ski resort and offers direct access to the slopes of the largest ski area in the world. The property offers a large hot tub, spa treatments, a delicatessen shop and a ski shop.
The Hotel des Trois Vallées offers guest rooms equipped with an LCD TV, DVD player and a minibar. The en suite bathrooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can stay in rooms with mountain views, at an extra charge.
The hotel's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and diet menus can also be prepared upon request. You will enjoy free access to the sauna and hammam. The body treatments will also help you to fully relax.
Guests can go hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing or ice skating in the area. Ski equipment hire is available nearby.
Lodge Park, built like a traditional log cabin, is steps away from the ski-lifts at Megève ski resort and features an indoor pool, fitness centre and spa bath. It has lovely rooms and suites, most with fireplaces and balconies.
The spacious suites have stone fireplaces, separate seating areas and dressing rooms. The bathrooms are large and have a bath and shower.
Guests can enjoy après-ski drinks in the Lodge bar. The Beef Lodge restaurant serves a variety of meat dishes.
Guests are invited to the on-site Spa Pure Altitude that has 4 cabins and provides a variety of relaxation facilities including a sauna, steam bath and hot tub.
Lodge Park is located in the lovely village near the Megève Casino and close to all of the commercial services it provides.
The 5-star Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel offers panoramic views of Kitzbühel and the surrounding mountains. It features an indoor pool, a heated outdoor pool, and the award-winning gourmet restaurant Kupferstube. Free private parking is available.
The Tennerhof is a historic estate dating from 1679. Surrounded by a large and peaceful garden, it features an elegant spa area with a hot tub, a Finnish sauna, and a steam bath.
All rooms at the Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel are individually decorated with family-owned furniture and antiques. They feature cable TV, a seating area and a bathroom with bathrobes and hairdryer.
The centre of Kitzbühel is 1 km away.
Hotellerie De Mascognaz is 3 km from the centre of Champoluc. It offers a spa with beauty treatments and a 19-metre long swimming pool. A free shuttle service by jeep or snowmobile between Champoluc and the hotel is provided.
At the Mascognaz, the free wellness area includes sauna, Turkish bath, Kneipp treatment and hot tub. There is also a modern gym and you can book massages.
Rooms here come with satellite TV. In the bathroom you will find soft bathrobes and slippers.
Hotellerie De Mascognaz has a ski room with boot dryer. Excursions led by a guide can be organised.
The hotel's restaurant serves refined traditional cuisine, and in summer barbecue lunches can be organised. An extensive list of wines is also available.
Located in the heart of the village, hotel M de Megève welcomes guests in a cosy atmosphere just 100 metres from the Chamois ski lifts. Guests can enjoy the on-site spa, bar and restaurant.
Rooms and suites at M de Megève are decorated in a style combining local and contemporary spirit. Each are equipped with a coffee maker, electric kettle and minibar. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the property.
The Cinq Mondes spa invites guests to relax and offers massages, sports wellness and pampering treatments.
The bar, situated in front of a traditional fireplace, welcomes guests throughout the day. The restaurant, Bistro du M, allows guests to rediscover traditional French flavours and timeless Savoyard specialties. In the second restaurant guests can enjoy the rotisserie or the exoticism of wok cooking.
For transportation, Sallanches TGV Station is 12 km from Megève. Geneva International Airport is 83 km away. Transfer can be organized by the hotel with advance reservation and a private parking garage is available on site.
Situated at the foot of the Graukogel Mountain and only an 8-minute walk from the centre of Bad Gastein, Hotel Miramonte enjoys a unique location overlooking the entire Gastein Valley. The sun terrace offers panoramic mountain views. Free private parking is offered.
The Miramonte Aveda Spa provides professional massages, a thermal spring, and a hot tub. Guests can also relax in the panoramic sauna and in the large relaxation room overlooking the mountains. Yoga lessons and guided mountain tours in summer are offered several times a week.
Most of the individually designed rooms feature large balconies with valley views, flat-screen satellite TVs, and a bathroom.
The rich breakfast buffet and a breakfast for late risers are served in the dining room. The Miramonte’s restaurant serves light and innovative Slow Food cuisine in the evening. Guests can also have a glass of wine at the bar or try the homemade beer.
The famous Bad Gastein Waterfall and the casino are only 300 metres away. The waterfall and the Stubnerkogel ski lifts can be reached with a private hotel shuttle.
Offering free access to the large spa with sauna and indoor pool, Montana Lodge & Spa features Alpine-style rooms in La Thuile, 3 minutes’ drive from the main ski lifts. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, iPod dock and minibar. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer and slippers.
Breakfast is offered every morning. The on-site restaurant specialises in regional cuisine.
Montana Lodge & Spa is 8 km from Pre' Saint Didier’s thermal baths. Courmayeur is a 20-minute drive away.
The Haldenhof is a family-run 4-star hotel in Lech, 150 metres from the Rüfikopf and 200 metres from the Schlegelkopf ski lift. WiFi and private parking are free of charge.
The rooms are all individually furnished and decorated with elegant fabrics and selected paintings. Most have a balcony.
Hotel Haldenhof is decorated with many paintings and hunting trophies. Modern features include internet terminals and a PlayStation.
Guests benefit from a restaurant, a day bar with an open fireplace, a spa area, a sun terrace, and a garden. Half- board includes breakfast and dinner. In winter, an afternoon snack is included as well.
The meeting point of the children’s ski school is located within walking distance from the Haldenhof Hotel. A free village bus is provided and stops just 80 metres from Haldenhof. There are designated hiking trails in the summertime and cross-country skiing tracks in winter.
Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge is a luxury hotel located in Val Thorens Ski Resort, offering ski-to-door access to Les Trois Vallées Ski Station. Guests can relax in the 500-m² spa and wellness centre and enjoy massages during their stay. WiFi is provided throughout.
The spacious rooms and apartments are soundproofed and have a private balcony with mountain views and seating area. The private bathrooms come with a bath, bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Extras include a safety deposit box and some rooms have a flat-screen TV. The apartments and chalet have a private kitchen, equipped with an oven, stovetop, dishwasher and coffee machine.
There are 2 on-site restaurants managed by award-winning Chef Romuald Fassenet and Chef Josselin Jeanblanc. Les Explorateurs restaurant boasts a Michelin star.
At Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge you will find a 24-hour front desk, a ski shop, a garage, a smoking lounge, a south-facing-terrace and a bar. The wellness and spa center have an indoor pool with mountain views, a sauna, an indoor and outdoor hot tub, Turkish and Nordic baths, a sensual shower, a fitness center and a solarium. A well-being expert will coach you during your stay.
The property is 37 km from Moûtiers Train Station and 115 km from Chambéry. Grenoble is 145 km away and Lyon is 218 km from the property.
Located in Leogang, 300 metres from the Asitzbahn Cable Car, mama thresl is a hotel combining urban and Alpine style. The property features a restaurant, a sauna with panoramic views, and free WiFi access. Some rooms include free access to the spa area.
Each room at mama thresl has stylish wooden furniture and wood-panelled walls, and provides a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box, a rock shower and a natural stone washbasins. All have a balcony or a terrace, and some also have a private sauna or a hot pot.
At the Island Bar, guests can enjoy cocktails, and there are also DJ nights and clubbing events. Free access to the spa area is included for some room rates.
Leogang offers many activities in summer and in winter, including skiing, cycling and hiking. The property features a ski storage room, sells ski passes on site and also has a bicycle rental service.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, between 21:00 and 00:30 a live DJ clubbing takes place at the on site mama thresl island bar with DJs from all over Europe.
From the valley station of Zermatt's Sunnegga Cable Car, a lift takes you directly to the reception of the CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort, located right next to the ski slopes and hiking trails. Zermatt Train Station is a 10-minute walk away.
The CERVO consists of 7 chalets with spacious rooms and suites. Every chalet features its own wellness area with a sauna, steam bath, terrace, massage room, and relaxation room with an open fireplace. The terrace offers panoramic views of the Matterhorn Mountain.
Guests can enjoy lunch and dinner at the elegant restaurant, which serves selected regional specialities and fine wines.
On arrival and departure, free transfer services are offered between the hotel and the train station and village entrance of Zermatt.
Blending the elegance of a 4-star hotel and the sporty atmosphere of Chamonix, Le Morgane offers breathtaking views of Mont Blanc, Brévent or Les Aiguilles from its en suite rooms.
Le Morgane features 56 rooms and suites with balcony or terrace, satellite TV and free WiFi internet access. Other amenities include a work desk, ironing facilities and a minibar.This property is 100 metres from the Aiguille du Midi cable car and the bus stop is located in front of the hotel entrance.
Le Morgane also has the amenities you need for after-ski including a spa with indoor heated swimming pool (4M x 4M), sauna and Turkish bath. You can also enjoy on-site massages and beauty treatments.
Guest can relax and enjoy drinks at the hotel's cozy bar.
The property's restaurant, Le Comptoir Nordique, offers Scandinavian flavours and serves fish and vegetables specialties.
Le Morgane sits in the centre of town and offers a 24-hour front desk service and ski and luggage storage. Charging stations for electric cars are available at this property.
Terminal Neige – Totem features free WiFi throughout and is located in the heart of Flaine, 100 metres from Télébenne Ski Lift. Guest can enjoy an après-ski drink in the bar.
Rooms have a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries and a hair dryer. Selected rooms have a seating area and/or a terrace or balcony.
The hotel reception desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The property also offers ski-to-door access, as well as, a ski shop in the heart of the hotel that offers the latest ski equipment and accessories. The Pure Altitude Spa offers a number of treatment rooms, a hot tub and a sauna.
Both the Tête des Vers Ski Lift and the Aup de Veran Gondola are located 200 metres from the property.
Geneva International Airport is a 1-hour drive away.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Jul 30, 2019