Our Establishment

Welcome to Lucerne's traditional 5-star GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, this is an inspiring setting for your private visits or business trips to the heart of Switzerland. Enjoy direct access to idyllic Lake Lucerne and savour breathtaking views of the mountain panorama. MORE

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The location is unique. The GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL nestles in the centre of the famous town of Lucerne on the shores of its eponymous lake. Savour some of Switzerland's most delightful scenery with its grandiose mountains; stroll along the sweeping promenade along the lake! The KKL culture and congress centre, the picturesque old town of Lucerne, the shopping district and the station can all be reached on foot within minutes, while Zurich International Airport is only 45 minutes away.

Arrival & Transfers

Your Arrival

Lucerne in the centre of Switzerland, the GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL in the centre of Lucerne − in other words excellent road, rail and air links. If arriving by road, take the "Luzern Zentrum" exit and you'll be here in five to ten minutes. The GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL is also highly accessible by public transport. Trains and buses stop on our doorstep. If you prefer to go on foot: the railway station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Other city centres are not far: Zurich (65 km), Bern and Basel (each around 100 km), Geneva (250 km).

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As a guest at the GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL you will receive the highest level of comfort. If you wish, we will be pleased to organise an exclusive limousine transfer for you, whether from/to the airport, to your next destination or simply for a day out in the region. The trip from the GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL to Zurich International Airport costs from CHF 380.00.

Valet Parking Service

Arriving by road? Then why not use our Valet Parking Service! When you get here, we'll park your vehicle and retrieve it whenever you want. The charge is CHF 35.00 per vehicle per night.


Friendly, personalised and respectful – our promise to you. Our service is refined – our hospitality freely embraced by the entire staff. Avail yourself of this service. Whatever you need, whatever your concerns, the Concierge is at your disposal at all hours. We are committed to making the impossible possible. We can even help you plan your stay before you arrive.


Our establishment blends 150 years of glorious tradition with the charisma of contemporary hospitality. The founders' names are legendary: César Ritz, famous around the world as a synonym for premier hospitality, and Auguste Escoffier, the founder of Grande Cuisine. The fascinating architecture of the GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL calls to mind French châteaux of the 17th and 18th centuries and palaces of the Italian Renaissance; inside, it forges a splendid combination with contemporary design and urban flair. This thrilling interplay is apparent in our 41 guest rooms, which offer a wonderfully comfortable setting for your stay in Lucerne.

A Slice Of History


The interior of the GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL is a thing of beauty. The palatial hotel exudes culture and art both within and without. The shimmering corridors lined with paintings and exquisite objects call to mind the galleries of Paris and Florence. Much of the edifice's charisma is due to its proprietor and renovator, the art aficionado, Umberto Erculiani. Our guests are thus surrounded by choice original works reflecting a range of styles and epochs. The artists featured on the walls include major names such as Botero, Martin Disler and Greg Mort.

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