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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz Switzerland (2022 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.

St Moritz has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Stübli St. Moritz or Bar Hemingway’s Club  bar are  the most famous gay place in St Moritz, Switzerland.

St. Moritz is a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley. It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, has the Cresta Run, a world-championship bobsled run made of natural ice, and an outdoor Olympic ice rink. Its frozen lake hosts polo, cricket and even horse racing on ice. Ski and snowboard areas include Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch, and there are well-groomed cross-country ski trails.

 Top attractions to visit in St. Moritz

 

 Best Day Tours in St Moritz

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1. Giardino Mountain 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz

Giardino Mountain
Giardino Mountain

The Giardino Mountain is a 5-star luxury hotel in Champfèr, 5 km from St. Moritz, and features a gourmet restaurant and a spa area with an indoor pool.

The Giardino’s interior is decorated with a mixture of modern-design furniture made of traditional Engadine materials, colourful fabric and design lamps.

During winter, chef Rolf Fliegauf, who was awarded 2 Michelin stars, offers gourmet cuisine at the Giardino Mountain. Ayurveda based dishes with a mix of Asian, Oriental and local influences are served in the restaurant Hide & Seek – St. Moritz. Engadine specialities can be enjoyed in the Stüva.

The Giardino’s rooms are plush and styled in a modern Alpine style. They feature a balcony, state-of-the-art bathroom and flat-screen TV.

Set in the Engadine mountains, this bright, elegant hotel is 3 km from the domed Segantini Museum and 4 km from Lake St. Moritz.

Refined rooms with chic furnishings offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, plus sitting areas and minibars. The suites add lounge areas; some include fireplaces and/or balconies with mountain views. Room service is available.

A breakfast buffet is complimentary. There are 3 polished restaurants, and 2 bars with panoramic mountain views and/or a fireplace and a terrace. There’s also a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a spa with a hot tub.

Hotel Giardino Mountain is a modern, five-star design hotel and a luxurious mountain resort in one. Think that’s unusual? Great! Be it a base camp for explorers or a place of retreat for more leisurely types, you decide for yourself which role is best for you. We are prepared for everything.”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>

This is St. Moritz for the experienced. Pleasant luxury combined with absolute freshness. Hotel Giardino Mountain is a modern, five-star design hotel and a luxurious mountain resort in one. Think that’s unusual? Great! Be it a base camp for explorers or a place of retreat for more leisurely types, you decide for yourself which role is best for you. We are prepared for everything.

Giardino Mountain’s location is not ideal because it’s actually in the neighboring village of Champfèr rather than in St.Moritz proper. To make up for this, the hotel offers a shuttle; their Range Rover can pick up guests from the St.Moritz train station upon arrival and drive guests to St.Moritz city center or various other locations on demand, including requesting pick-up at the end of the day from St.Moritz which was very convenient.

Our room type “double room large” was not very big with only 25 square meters but the hardware of our room was clearly better than in Ascona, particularly the bathroom which is very well done with stones in the walk-in shower floor, heated towel rack, and it just felt more fresh and more recent all around.

The entry door to the bathroom is perhaps a bit strange since it’s a glass door but the toilet door is a frosted glass door which was better. In the bedroom the hardwood floor was as nice as in Ascona plus it has a floor heating system which we did not need at this time of year but it would be great when staying in the winter.

We had a small terrace outside but the view was blocked by a tree so not as enjoyable as in Ascona. The room felt hot so in the night we had to open windows and doors to let some of the 10-15C air to come through, but the drawback is that we could hear some noise from the outside on occasion so we had to choose between noise or warm.

Food in Ticino is usually fantastic so it was probably unfair to expect the same quality breakfast in St.Moritz than we had in Ascona despite both hotels being on the same level in theory. The choice of fruits in St.Moritz was disappointing and fairly standard such as pineapples and melon, while Ascona had more choice such as strawberries and kiwi. Ascona also had more variety of cheeses, pastries, cold salads, and hot dishes.

Regarding cold salads in St.Moritz we liked the carrot salad, quinoa salad, and couscous salad but those from Ascona were more varied and a bit more creative. The hot dishes in St.Moritz were similar to Ascona in a way (cooked fruits with nuts and spices or a mix of veggies) but there were more of them and more variation from one day to another in Ascona. For example in St.Moritz on day 3 we were already back to the offerings of day 1. Both Ascona and St.Moritz had excellent smoked salmon, but Ascona had baby shrimps and free flow Prosecco to top it off, neither of which were to be found in St.Moritz. So overall a nice breakfast in St.Moritz, but you can find better elsewhere.

Service in the restaurant was very good and some staff remembered our order from the day before. Service at reception was excellent as well and staff did a good job explaining the various day tours available. We received a free card to access gondolas and lifts in the various surrounding mountains which is offered by most 4-5 star hotels in St.Moritz during the summer if staying at least a couple of days.

This has decent value because going up to Piz Nair would normally cost about 100 CHF for a couple round-trip. Service all around was on par with Ascona and perhaps a bit higher with only one (big) exception. The hotel did not recognize our special occasion at all, despite being arranged ahead of time by my Marriott Ambassador so they clearly dropped the ball. It did put some shadow on an otherwise good stay.

Overall we had a good stay but there are so many great hotels in St.Moritz that the main draw of this property is to earn Marriott points and night credits. In Ascona our experience was generally better and competition is more limited so upon returning to Ascona I will almost assuredly book at Giardino without shopping around, but in St.Moritz I might return to Giardino but I would be more inclined to consider alternatives.

I compared Ascona and St.Moritz in this review simply because they are part of the same mini-chain, but if we compare to other mountain destinations in Switzerland I also preferred our stay at W Verbier a few months ago which had considerably better Marriott elite recognition and the hardware was as nice as Giardino Mountain if not better, plus the fact that our suite was far bigger than our room in St.Moritz, not to mention that W Verbier did not drop the ball regarding service. So for the hotel alone I would probably pick W Verbier before Giardino Mountain, and regarding location W Verbier is in an ideal spot in the village unlike Giardino Mountain as mentioned above.

In the winter it’s probably not an entirely fair comparison because W is more expensive than Giardino Mountain, but the rate difference in the summer is much smaller and in fact W can be cheaper at times. So all in all Giardino Mountain is a good Marriott option but it does not stand out as much as Giardino Ascona.

Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz
Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz

How much does a room costs at Giardino Mountain?

Prices start 650$/night for Small Double Room. The Alpine Suite is  1600$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a cable TV, minibar and bathrobe.

Where to book online – Giardino Mountain  – Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in St. Moritz during Moritz Gourmet Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in St. Moritz on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Boutique Hotel Eden 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz

Boutique Hotel Eden
Boutique Hotel Eden

Boutique Hotel Eden is located in a historic building from the mid-19th century in the pedestrian zone in the centre of St. Moritz. It offers free Wi-Fi.

The individually furnished rooms at Boutique Hotel Eden have a bathroom with hairdryer, a seating area, and satellite TV. Most have a flat-screen TV.

Guests of the Boutique Hotel Eden can relax in a TV lounge and in the glass-covered courtyard.

A large breakfast buffet is served every day in the elegant, wood-panelled breakfast room. In the afternoon, tea, coffee and cakes are served in Boutique Hotel Eden’s light-flooded tearoom which is decorated with an open fireplace and exclusive antiquities.

This informal, family-run hotel is less than 1 km from the St. Moritz SMBB funicular station and 4 km from the Via Alpina.

The warm rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded quarters add sitting areas, and lake and mountain views. The suites have living areas; some include dining tables, fireplaces and kitchenettes. There’s no air-conditioning. Room service is available.

Breakfast and parking are complimentary. There’s a restaurant, a bar and a lounge with a fireplace. There’s also a furnished terrace, and a lift to a ski room with boot dryers.

See why so many travelers make Unique Hotel Eden their hotel of choice when visiting St. Moritz. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Unique Hotel Eden offer a flat screen TV and a seating area.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a concierge, express check-in and check-out, and baggage storage. Guests of Unique Hotel Eden are also welcome to enjoy free breakfast, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Nearby landmarks such as Heidi’s blumenweg (0.5 mi) and Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad (0.8 mi) make Unique Hotel Eden a great place to stay when visiting St. Moritz.

While in St. Moritz, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Unique Hotel Eden, including Cafe Hanselmann (0.1 mi), Hauser Restaurant (0.1 mi), and Veltlinerkeller (0.7 mi).

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out a historic site, such as The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz.

en so, Unique Hotel Eden is a nice spot for a clean, convenient, and economical stay in St. Moritz. This was one of the three-star options on our Glacier Express package and it was more than enough for a one night stay. It is a slug-fest straight up from the train station, however, so while we certainly did it, if you are not fit or have heavy bags, this would be a taxi or Uber ride for you. The location is right in the heart of the village and a great place from where to take some nice walks around.

We only spent one night at the Unique Hotel Eden while passing through St. Moritz, but after seeing the room and staying there, I wish it could have been more. What a lovely, elegant room: large and well-appointed with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was a nice size with double sinks and a large shower. The view, overlooking the lake, was amazing!

The complimentary breakfast, served from a large sleigh, was very good and included the typical breads, meats, cheeses, pastries, etc. I believe omelettes, etc. were available for a charge. There was also tea/cake served in the afternoon which we were not able to attend. There was complimentary transportation to and from the train station upon arrival/departure. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is a very short walk to all types of restaurants from the hotel, but it will be a hilly walk. Shopping is not too far a (hilly) walk as well. I would definitely stay at the Unique Hotel Eden again. It’s a great value in an expensive city.

quaint, classy boutique style hotel which certainly befits the chic resort of St Moritz. Has a warm, homely feel with attention to detail ensured by the owner being on site and friendly efficient staff enabling a very comfortable stay.

Beautiful location as well overlooking the lake and mountains. The room we had was airy and spacious with plenty of storage space. The only negative is the size of the bathroom and shower which is compact.
The hotel offers its guests complimentary afternoon tea with delicious cake and a choice of teas and hot beverages as well as unlimited hot drinks in the evenings in two, elegantly furnished lounges.

Self service Buffet breakfast served in stylish, high end dining service with a healthy selection of cut fresh fruit, dried fruits and nuts, cereals, juices, bread, cheeses etc.

The hotel also has a terrace with loungers to sit back and enjoy the panoramic views of the lake and mountains.

Conveniently located in the city centre and within walking distance to the train station and bus stops.
Would highly recommend a stay at this charming hotel which is worthy of 5 stars.

Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz Switzerland
Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz Switzerland

How much does a room costs at Boutique Hotel Eden?

Prices start 255$/night for Economy Double Room. The Junior Suite (2 Adults) is  355$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This junior suite features a satellite TV, a seating area and 2 private bathrooms with bathtub or shower.

Where to book online – Boutique Hotel Eden  – Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in St. Moritz during Moritz Gourmet Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in St. Moritz on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels St Moritz

Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski
Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski

The Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski is a 5-star luxury hotel with a rich tradition, located in Sankt Moritz in the scenic Engadine countryside. It offers a large, Alpine-style spa, a 24-hour fitness centre, and 2 award-winning restaurants.

The luxurious rooms and suites are very spacious, and many have a balcony or a terrace.

The Michelin-starred restaurant Ca d´Oro offers gourmet cuisine and the Enoteca restaurant serves regional cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Steak specialities and sushi can be enjoyed at the Grand Restaurant Les Saisons.

On 2,800 m², The Spa offers a heated indoor pool, various saunas and steam baths, a sun bed, and a relaxation area.

A kilometer from Lake St. Moritz and surrounded by mountains, this high-end hotel is 3 km from St. Moritz train station.

Polished rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and work desks; upgraded rooms have balconies with mountain views. Suites add sitting areas with pull-out sofas; some offer minibars, iPod docking stations, kitchenettes and/or dining rooms. Room service is provided 24/7. Apartments are also available.

Breakfast is free. There are 4 refined restaurants, and a lobby lounge offering entertainment. Other amenities include a luxe spa with 4 saunas, an

Set in an iconic 1864 building, Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski is offering timeless European luxury at the foot of the St. Moritz cable cat with unrivalled access to the ski slopes and hiking trails of the Engadin Valley. This five-star superior hotel is set in an iconic building with a rich tradition since 1864 and offers 184 rooms and suites, as well as 27 spacious residences with one to five bedrooms.

The location at the foot of the Signalbahn cable car and the legendary Hahnensee ski run offers guests to ski-in/ski-out to Corviglia and Corvatsch ski area, while the cross-country trails and walking paths in the hotel park lead directly to the lakes, forests and idyllic valleys of the Engadin. Culinary delights can be tasted in the Lobby Bar and three awarded restaurants, including the Michelin-star accredited restaurant Cà d’Oro.

The Alpine Kempinski The Spa with the purifying and healthy Mauritius spring water offers the perfect blend of fitness, relaxation and beauty in 2,800 sq m. indoor pool, a gym and a ski school, plus a terrace with mountain views.

The Kempinski in St Moritz is renowned, and for good reason. Set in a beautiful place with great local transport connections, amazing facilities, fantastic food quality and choice, and luxurious rooms, there’s not much you could possibly do to make this place any better.

Indeed, one person mentioned that it was ‘heaven on earth’! The spa facilities are fantastic, with lockers and towels aplenty. Food was very good as well – plenty of food choices for all dietary requirements, and the head chef was happy to adjust menus to suit these as well. At the reception, check-in was quick and they provided us with great advice on what to visit and how to get around – very helpful!

It’s rare to find a luxury hotel which really deserves its title. This hotel certainly does.

The service is amazing, staff is not only well trained but also carefully cherry picked, the food is above Swiss high standards and everything in the hotel runs smooth.

One could easily imagine living there for a year and feel great a day over day. A truly top notch hotel.

Breakfast is amazing, tons of choices and I would suggest to try Engadin eggs and Benedict. Also Sushi is the best one I had. Enoteca for dinner is a story of its own, probably best Kempinski dinner we had and we do stay at least 30 nights per year across Kempinski worldwide. We really liked steam bad and wellness area is again probably the best across all Kempinski. Kempinski st. Moritz is still by far the best Kempinski hotel we stayed during our very long Kempinski career and I would strongly suggest to check this place and also try Enoteca for a dinner.

That would be experience you would remember for sure. Just to mention rooms are amazing and we usually stay in Deluxe or Grand Deluxe room which are both classy and we like the view from them.

Wonderful hotel in a great location for skiing, hiking etc.

The staff did their utmost to make our stay memorable in spite of the restrictions and they did a great job following the safety protocol and creating a safe environment.

The house is a beautiful 18th century property which has been totally refurbished and fitted with a great spa. The rooms are comfortable, well decorated, cozy but still spacious.

Restaurants and bar are excellent and they have a beautiful atmosphere. We ate in the house every day and night for 8 days and were amazed at the quality and variety of the food. Never did we get bored for a second.

The best feature of the house is its staff though. They went out of their way to to make every wish come true and deliver a personalized and warm hearted service.

Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz
Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz

How much does a room costs at Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski?

Prices start 755$/night for Resort Double Room. The Deluxe Suite is  1500$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a satellite TV.

This unit is located close to the wellness area.

Where to book online – Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski  – Gay Friendly Hotels St Moritz Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in St. Moritz during Moritz Gourmet Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in St. Moritz on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com 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.