We are thinking about staying one night in Lucerne on our way from Lauterbrunen to Munich. We would like to stya near town and lakeside but would like to be less than 150 a night not in hostel and in comfy hotel room or Bnb. Any suggestiions?
It is a very expensive city so you may have to increase your budget or set your expectations lower. Have you tried using your parameters in Booking.com? That’s where I start and how we found our over-priced room in Luzern. We stayed the the Hotel Weisser Kreuz (near the lake, walking distance to everything) and it was about CHF 250 per night.
FYI, food is frightfully expensive there as well. We found an Indian restaurant that was excellent quality amd reasonable value. LMK if you want some restaurant names.
I haven't stayed there yet, but my "Best of Switzerland Tour" is starting out at Hotel Des Alpes in Lucerne this summer. Might be a bit above your budget. Here is the link
We stayed at the Hotel des Alpes last fall. Yes its a bit more but the location is so convenient it was worth it for us. Walk to it from the train station. If you've seen photos of the famous covered bridge, it is right at the end of that.
Is that 150 dollars or Swiss Francs? You might have a look at Hotel Stern, which is in a quiet area but only about a 10 minute walk from the station and the river. The rooms are clean and comfortable and they serve a nice breakfast.
As Laurel mentioned, Switzerland is expensive so be sure to budget accordingly for your visit there.
We just booked 3 nights at Ambassador Luzern in April for a little less than 150CH per night on booking.com.
Location seems to be well situated. we filter on Pet friendly, which reduced number of option in our price range number of options
If you use booking.com, pay attention to cancellation policies. Often lowest rates are non refundable. Will to do this on short notice, but nit more than a month in advance.
Look at Drei Koenig. It is about a 5-7 minute walk to the river. They serve a substantial breakfast. When you price them, try both the hotel website and booking.com. This was a place where I believe it was less expensive on the booking site, but absolutely check both. Also, sometimes hotels have rooms that they do not have on booking or even on their own website. You could contact a hotel directly and tell them your budget or ask for a "budget friendly" room.
During our honeymoon in October, we stayed at the Hotel Waldstätterhof for about 170 SF a night. The hotel room was pretty basic but the hotel worked for us and the breakfast included in the room rate was excellent. The hotel is just across the street from the train station, with the noise not being noticeable in our room. Because it is located so close to the train station, we were less than a 5 minute walk from the lake and basically walked throughout the town because of where it was located. If you do go anywhere that needs a tram, it is located just outside of the train station.