Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana Switzerland

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana Switzerland (2023 Updated)

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On the whole, Switzerland is tolerant and gay-friendly, especially in more urban and diverse areas. Zurich, Geneva, and Basel are the centers of gay life in Switzerland, although ski resorts such as Zermatt, Lenzerheide, Gstaad and Arosa are also popular destinations (mostly in winter), even hosting gay ski weeks.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTrights in Switzerland are relatively progressive by European standards, although LGBT people lack full legal equality. Its history is one of liberalisation at an increasing pace since the 1940s, in parallel to the legal situation in Europe and the Western world more generally. Legislation providing for same-sex marriage and IVF access will enter into force after a likely referendum in 2021.

Crans-Montana has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as  Cabaret Harrys Club Crans-Montana or  Monk’is Bar  bar are  the most famous gay place in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mollens is a former municipality in the district of Sierre in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On 1 January 2017 the former municipalities of Mollens, Chermignon, Montana and Randogne merged into the new municipality of Crans-Montana.

Top attractions to visit in Crans-Montana


1. Chetzeron 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana


Set on 2,112 m above the sea level and overlooking the Rhone Valley and the Alpine summits, from the Matterhorn to the Mont-Blanc, the Chetzeron is a former cable car station transformed into a unique mountain hotel located above Crans-Montana. It offers direct access to the ski slopes in winter and the hiking trails in summer.

The Chetzeron features a sauna and a steam bath.

Each room offers valley views and includes a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bath. For your comfort, you will find slippers and a hair dryer.

There is free shuttle service at the property.

Offering views of the Rhône valley and the Alps, this sophisticated hotel in a former cable car station sits next to a ski lift. It’s 8 km from the Montana funicular railway station.

Rustic-chic rooms with exposed-stone and wood walls feature mountain and ski slope views. All come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Blu-ray players, as well as minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add panoramic mountain views and pull-out sofas.

Breakfast and ski storage are complimentary. Other amenities include 2 plush restaurants, a bar, and a lounge with a fireplace, in addition to 4 terraces.

Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Crans-Montana does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Chetzeron, a nice option for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Chetzeron features room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts breakfast.

While in Crans-Montana be sure to experience local falafel favorites at Burger Lounge.

Crans-Montana is also home to Art’Collections Museum, a popular art museum that is not too far from Chetzeron.

Chetzeron puts the best of Crans-Montana at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

A magnificent setting that in the winter you can only get to using snow cats. Glorious views everywhere you look

Minimalist in its approach yet managed to feel sumptuous- I am a convert to this place that I spent a few days over Xmas at. It is run by a passionate gentlemen – Sami- who manages everything down a T.

A truly special retreat from the world with wonderful food as well.

Spent a weekend at Chetzeron. I have never had such an incredible experience at a ski resort hotel. The architectural design is a masterpiece of itself. The hotel is located on top of a mountain at 2112 meters. The ability to just ski to and from the hotel was fantastic. Everywhere in the hotel offered gorgeous views across the valley and the mountains. The rooms were modern, generously spacious with large windows providing breathtaking views. Rooms are modern with good amenities. Excellent restaurant and bar.

As there are only a couple dozen rooms at Chetzeron, it has a small boutique hotel feeling as if you feel you are in your own home. Staff were awesome.

Best part of the Chetzeron experience was meeting the owner Mr. Sami, a passionate hotelier who ensures all of his guests feel welcome and at home.

The Chetzeron is a unique hotel in an incredible setting. We were lucky enough to spend a couple of nights at this beautiful place and it will go into my memory as one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed.

Getting to the hotel is an adventure in itself, but as I see it that’s part of the charm. Taking the funicular from Sierre-Siders to Crans-Montana and then a cable car to the top of the mountain where we were picked up by hotel staff.

Our room was immaculate, perfectly appointed with a massive window and daybed to take in the spectacular views. The room was very large, and the bed was just so comfortable.

Breakfast was served with the most amazing views across the Swiss Alps and the quality of the food and service matched the hotel and setting.

The issue with staying in a beautiful hotel that ticks all the boxes is that you become complacent about just how good it really is. The dinner menu was limited but the food on offer was plentiful and tasty which probably undersells the quality of the restaurant.

The hotel staff were the jewel in the crown. It is one thing to have a beautiful hotel in an amazing setting but that would all be tarnished if the service was poor. The staff at Chetzeron are to be commended, I wish I took more names to include in this review but a special thanks to Stefan for his help, good humour and patience throughout our stay.

My Chetzeron experience will live with me forever.

Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana
Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana

How much does a room costs at Chetzeron Hotel Crans-Montana?

Prices start 657$/night for Superior Double Room. The Junior Suite is  938$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a DVD player, kitchenware and barbecue.

Where to book online – Chetzeron Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Crans Montana during Caprices Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Crans Montana on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hotel La Prairie 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels in Swiss Alps

Hotel La Prairie
Hotel La Prairie

This chalet style hotel, situated on the edge of the forest, 500 m from the centre of Montana offers all modern comforts.

The restaurant and lounges are spacious and are an ideal area to relax in. The ‘Carnotzet’ and the Chaudron Bar are warm, cosy and decorated in the traditional Valais style.

Set among the Swiss Alps, this relaxed hotel in a traditional chalet is a 7-minute walk from La Moubra lake, a 13-minute walk from cable cars to the Crans-Montana ski slopes and 2 km from the Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre.

Warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes; most have mini fridges, and some have balconies with mountain views.

Breakfast is complimentary. There’s a cozy restaurant, a bar and a terrace, plus an outdoor pool and a garden.

Well appreciated in the Crans-Montana area for its services and the warm welcome, the hotel La Prairie offers 33 comfortable rooms in a pleasant setting. Ideally situated for nature lovers surrounded by forest, the hotel La Prairie is located just a few steps away from the beautiful mountain Lake “la Moubra.”

500 Meters away from the centre of town, your stay at the hotel La Prairie will guarantee you a wide range of activities such as: numerous walks or mountain bike trails right at the doorstep of the hotel, cross country skiing, an equestrian centre, tennis courts, a park adventure in the trees and a Vita training trail 100 meters away, a football field, and a paintball centre only 50 meters away. From hikers to sportsmen/women to families, your stay with us is a guaranteed success; in summer as well as in winter. The hotel is open year round.

The hotel was exactly as expected and with its charming character it was a very special place to stay, in a lovely location.

What always makes the difference is the staff and the level of friendly service could not be faulted. We were greeted with a warm welcome and they managed to rustle up some food for us when they were just about to close the kitchen.

Crans-Montana offers lots of bars and restaurants and do make sure you head up the mountain (especially to see the glacier). When we stayed the tourism department provided us with vouchers for free travel on the lifts/gondolas and also 100 CHF to use at local restaurants, which made a huge difference.

Hotel is well equipped, dinner/lunch is to die for especially the fondue and the escargot, very nice wooden rooms with a nice view, staff are very friendly and helpful. Feels like you are at home.

Hotel is well equipped. Lovely, clean room with nice products provided. View from our room on the 3rd floor was absolutely stunning.

Outdoor pool and sun loungers. The hotel is in a great location to get into town.

Hotel is well equipped. Lovely, clean room with nice products provided. View from our room on the 3rd floor was absolutely stunning.

Outdoor pool and sun loungers. The hotel is in a great location to get into town.

Gay Friendly Hotels in Swiss Alps
Gay Friendly Hotels in Swiss Alps

How much does a room costs at Hotel La Prairie?

Prices start 170$/night for Standard Double Room. The Superior Double Room with View
is  260$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious, modern room features a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a bathroom with bathtub or shower.

Where to book online – Hotel La Prairie – Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Crans Montana during Caprices Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Crans Montana on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. LeCrans Hotel & Spa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana

LeCrans Hotel & Spa

The luxurious and exclusive LeCrans Hotel & Spa welcomes you in an exquisite chalet-style atmosphere high above Crans Montana. Its fine-dining restaurant by Pierre Crepaud was awarded its first Michelin star and has 17 GaultMillau points

Surrounded by mountains and forests, this 5-star hotel offers a breathtaking view of the Alps and the Mont Blanc.

The luxuriously furnished rooms and suites provide an intimate ambience and a wealth of amenities.

Each themed room and suite takes you to a different region or mountain of the world, from the Himalayas to the Kilimanjaro. Each one is decorated in a unique style, with rare objects and rich wall hangings.

The excellent restaurant serves traditional Swiss as well as international cuisine, combined with fantastic mountain views. In a unique cellar setting, the nightclub provides a fun atmosphere for an evening out.

Offering views of the Valais Alps and mountain forests, this luxe chalet hotel is 3 km from the Crans ski lift and 4 km from Le Golf Club de Crans-sur-Sierre.

Featuring Alpine views, the rustic-chic rooms provide flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and whirlpool tubs, as well as minibars and Nespresso machines. Upgraded rooms add fireplaces and/or balconies, and suites have living areas. Plush apartments include kitchens.

Parking is free. There’s an upscale restaurant with a heated terrace and mountain views. Additional amenities include a cigar lounge and a wine bar, plus a spa with a gym, saunas, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Nested on the top of Crans Montana Ski & Golf resort, LeCrans Hotel & Spa welcomes guests to an exquisite chalet style atmosphere. Perfect for couples, families and small groups. Surrounded by forest and Swiss Alps, the hotel offers breathtaking views. Brasserie Chic, exclusive kitchen table d’hotes for traditional French and Wallis cuisine. Cigars lounge, Vinotheque, and 24 hour in-room dining. Golden keys concierge service. Cinq Mondes Spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness, sauna & hammam.

The hotel is quietly located above the village with great views of the valley below and the mountain ranges. It is a culmination of taste and chalet style elegance. The interiors are tasteful and all areas are nicefully appointed. You feel like being in the private home of a wealthy friend. Staff is uber nice and friendly everywhere. The rooms are spacious with comfy beds and beautifully furnished with great bathrooms.

The restaurant has a fine ambience with very good food and a great selection of wines. Service is impeccable. Don’t miss the chef’s table in the kitchen. The spa and the pool area is cosy and you hardly want to leave again. Great for skiers is the ski-in/ ski-out locatíon with easy access to the slopes.

Beautiful hotel with only 15 rooms and suites, chalet style. The view is extraordinary with the Alps in full view including the Mont Blanc. Suites are very nicely decorated and we had a terrace with a great view as well. The spa is great with a good range of treatments and nice outdoor swimming pool, ham man and jacuzzi.

There are only 15 rooms/suites in total so the hotel isn’t very big but they want you to feel at home. We were then shown to our amazing suite and welcomed with a glass of champagne.

We had the Atlas Suite which was decorated a little like a Moroccan style room. The bathroom had an enormous jacuzzi bath and separate shower and the bedroom gave way to a living area. The suite has a large terrace with those amazing views again. Each room is decorated differently and you can see the style of them on the website. I would suggest having a good look at these so you know what you are getting when you book in case you are fussy as they really vary.

The spa is really good. They can do all sorts of treatments with Cinq Monde products. We had a massage each which was much appreciated after some mountain biking and hiking! They have an indoor lap pool with jet stream, a jacuzzi and a lovely outdoor pool. We had hot sunny weather and were able to make the most of this space but i imagine it would be atmospherique in the rain or snow as well.

Their Mont Blanc restaurant, which services breakfast, lunch and dinner is excellent. An a la carte breakfast is included in your room rate and it was delicious. We didn’t have lunch although there were always other guests and visitors enjoying the terrace and dinner was wonderful. The atmosphere is elegant and luxurious but fairly relaxed at the same time. A perfect combination we thought.

The room rates are very high but you don’t pay extra for parking, breakfast, wifi, water and soft drinks in the mini bar so it takes the edge off. At the end of the day it is a very luxurious and exclusive mountain retreat and is kept that way by attracting a very high level of clientele. With only 15 rooms/suites it felt very tranquil and quite often, when guests are out or in their rooms, it is easy to imagine you are in your own chalet!

We can’t wait to go back and i will be recommending it to everyone.

Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana Switzerland
Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana Switzerland

How much does a room costs at LeCrans Hotel & Spa?

Prices start 545$/night for Classic Double Room. The Junior Suite is  1106$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Inspired by ancient cultures, this junior suite has 1 bedroom, 1 living room with a pull-out sofa, a fireplace, a Nespresso machine and offers mountain views.

Where to book online – LeCrans Hotel & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Crans Montana Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Crans Montana during Caprices Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Crans Montana on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.