Where to Stay

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Crans Montana has a vast variety of hotels, catering for all tastes and budgets. Below, we take you through some of our favourites, whether you’re looking for the height of luxury, or a more budget, yet still impeccable stay.

For Those Looking for Luxury

LeCrans Hotel & Spa: a stunning exclusive hotel, with just 15 rooms and 3 suites. It boasts an indoor and outdoor pool, spa facilities and a Michelin starred restaurant. With exceptional views overlooking the resort and the peaks of Valais, it’s unsurprising that this Alpine paradise is one of the leading hotels in the world (LHW).

Guarda Golf Hotel & Residences: The second LHW in Crans-Montana, this hotel is located right in the centre of Crans, along the beautiful Jack Niclaus golf course. The restaurant here is particularly unique – a partnership with the Kakinuma family in Geneva (renowned for running the best Japanese restaurant there) has allowed this restaurant to serve the most high quality Japanese dishes, steeped in pure tradition. Don’t miss the Sunday buffet – a true weekend treat.

Hostellerie du Pas de L’Ours: A hotel with a true mountain chalet feeling, with design featuring stylish stone and antique wood. With only 15 rooms, you get that special Alpine cosiness here, but also with use of the state of the art spa and pool of the connecting 4* hotel Etrier. It’s also a fantastic spot for foodies, with two restaurants – the gastronomic ”L’Ours” and the more casual “Bistro de l’Ours”. Head Chef Frank Reynaud is the first chef in Crans Montana to have a Michelin star, so you know you’re in safe hands!

Hotel Chetzeron: Located high in the mountains at 2,112m, the 4* Hotel Chetzeron offers the ultimate in ski-in, ski-out luxury. The building, which was once an old lift car station, now offers 16 spacious, modern rooms with spectacular views across the valley and surrounding mountain peaks.

There are also 2 additional 5 star hotels here: Le Royal in the centre of Crans and the mythical Crans-Ambassador, which is now a Small Luxury hotel with distinctive modern rooms that offer impressive panoramic views thanks to large south-facing windows.

For a Mid-Range Getaway

Hotel Art de Vivre 4*: A family run hotel with 24 rooms, the Hotel Art de Vivre focuses on health, with a beautiful spa and gym, a pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi.  Several massage rooms and an in house physiotherapist and chiropractor are sure to benefit those who are sore after a day on the slopes!

Hotel l’Etrier 4*: Here, guests can expect large rooms with spectacular views. Two restaurants – one with Mediterranean inspiration and the other a Carnotzet serving Swiss cheese dishes, will be sure to fill hungry stomachs after a day’s skiing. An indoor and outdoor pool as well as a new in-house professional nursery service for children round off the fabulous service.

Olympic 3*: A lovely, charming family hotel in the centre of Montana, with easy access to the slopes and modern, spacious rooms.

Hotel Elite 3*: A recently refurbished hotel with southern views and modern decor which combines a contemporary look with charming vintage elements. Also located along the Jack Nicklaus golf course, enjoying a peaceful, quiet location, with the lobby bar and fireplace perfect spots for anyone looking for a more lively evening.

Hotel La Prairie 3*: This gorgeous hotel in the Lake Moubra area may be slightly out of the centre of town, but it offers a fantastic, fun atmosphere. This is mainly due to the large restaurant and lively bar area with pool tables and sofas. 33 comfortable rooms with family options are available, so it’s the perfect place for small groups of friends or families.

For a Lower Budget

Hotel du Lac and Lago Lodge: Hotel du Lac has some of the best views in the area, facing Lake Grenon in the north and the mountains in the south. This fun family hotel 0ffers small but cosy rooms, with friendly management, who brew their own beer and even roast their own coffee! Lago Lodge is dedicated to large groups with small budgets and as such is ideal for groups of friends and families. Plus, it’s only few minutes’ walk from the gondola!

Bellalui Youth hostel: Established in a clinic built in 1930, this building has since been transformed into a modern youth hostel, maintaining he history, structure and original architecture of the building. Like any youth hostel, you can book shared rooms (4 and 6 beds) but also family rooms and more private double bedrooms. It’s actually quite a nice spot to experience even if you can afford to pay more!

Sport Palace: A stylish residence with studios and small apartments, all featuring kitchenettes. The facility has a large swimming pool for guests to use and relax after a day outdoors.

Or... Try an Apartment

An apartment can be a great alternative to a hotel if you are looking for increased flexibility and freedom on your ski holiday.

Helvetia Intergolf: Offers a range of self-catered apartment options, from studio to 3 bed rooms. There’s also an in house restaurant if you don’t fancy cooking for yourself, as well as a nice cosy bar and a pool to unwind after a day on the slopes!

ONE: This highly recommended rental company can provide apartments of all sizes, as well as chalets. They also offer an extensive range of additional services to make your holiday as stress-free as can be, including ski rentals, ski passes, meal delivery, daily cleaning and transfers.