Hotel Schützen Lauterbrunnen is family-run, traditional Swiss chalet-style hotel. The hotel is perfectly situated in the village of Lauterbrunnen in the stunning Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. It is THE place to stay for comfort in the Swiss Alps!
Fresh air, magnificent scenery, and endless miles of cable cars and hiking trails await visitors to this area.
Lauterbrunnen is situated in one of the most impressive trough valleys in the Alps. Throughout the valley are over 70 cascading waterfalls. It’s no wonder why the word Lauterbrunnen literally translates to “many fountains”.
Why It’s One of the BEST Lauterbrunnen Hotels
The most notable waterfall in this area is Staubbach, falling an impressive 1,020 feet (311 meters). Staubbach Falls is located within walking distance of Hotel Schützen and can be seen from many balcony rooms at the hotel.
Hotel Schützen Lauterbrunnen is conveniently located less than a 5 minute walk from the train station. Additionally, there is also a bus stop right outside the door of the hotel.
These conveniences help provide hotel guests with access to endless miles of exploring the glorious Swiss Alps and the Jungfrau region.
Hotel Schützen Lauterbrunnen Room Types
Hotel Schützen offers a variety of room types, so it is important to research which one will best suit your needs.
Traditional single, double, triple, and quadruple rooms are available to satisfy groups of various sizes.
There are a few budget-friendly basic rooms on the 1st or 4th floor that do not include in-room washrooms. Sanitary facilities for guests staying in these rooms can be found on the 2nd floor. Basic rooms are ideal for the person or individuals just looking for a place to rest and don’t require the ‘typical’ hotel luxuries. Basic rooms hold anywhere from 1 to 4 beds. They’re an affordable option for those guests who will be in and out all day and who don’t mind sharing restroom facilities.
Many rooms come with a balcony offering splendid vistas. Views include downtown Lauterbrunnen, the Alps, Silberhorn peak, and Staubbach waterfall.
Our corner room showcased the best of the surrounding views. Check out the view from our balcony- absolutely spectacular! We strongly recommend you splurge and book yourself a balcony room. It’s not everyday that you can wake up to this stunning scenery!
Wonderful Hospitality at Hotel Schützen
Wonderful Swiss hospitality is provided to all of those staying at Hotel Schützen. The hotelier personally walks each guest to their reserved room to ensure that everything is satisfactory upon arrival.
The building that ultimately became the hotel was constructed in 1671. Much of its history and charm can still be seen after renovations and updates. A modern elevator has since been installed. The original layout still exists and guests may experience just a few stairs while getting from the elevator to their room.
How neat that metal keys are still in use at the hotel! While many hotels upgrade to the fancy-pants keyless entries, Hotel Schützen stays traditional with good ol’-fashioned keys!
Dining at Hotel Schützen Lauterbrunnen
Finally, it’s important to mention that Hotel Schützen Lauterbrunnen is also home to a traditional Swiss restaurant offering the finest foods and local wines. It ended up being one of our favorite meals on our summer holiday in Europe! Sam enjoyed “the best steak he’s ever”. And my traditional-yet-unique cheese fondue… it was to die for!
We personally believe that everyone should put Switzerland high on their list of places to visit! The beauty and majesty of the Jungfrau region is unlike anything we have ever seen before. We certainly didn’t have enough time to even scrape the surface in the few days we were there. The village of Lauterbrunnen is should definitely be on your list of places to visit while in Switzerland. And if you’re wondering where to stay in Lauterbrunnen, stop wondering and start booking!
We took the above photo on a hike from Sulwald to Isenfluh, just minutes outside of Lauterbrunnen. It was one of many excellent recommendations from Hotel Schützen’s hotelier, Andreas.
Looking for more things to do in Jungfrau Switzerland?
Consider a ride on the Grindelwald Mannlichen cable car, one of the longest gondola rides in the world! Go on an easy hike through the Swiss Alps. Visit the car-free alpine village of Wengen. Or for the ultimate thrill ride, head out on a helicopter tour over the majestic Swiss Alps.
Check out the brief video below to see how we spent our time in the beautiful Jungfrau region of Switzerland:
We’d like to thank Hotel Schützen for their partnership, as they provided us with a complimentary stay so we could share our experiences with you. As always, our write-ups are an accurate reflection of the experiences we had. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means if you click on one of our links, we may receive a small fee, at no additional cost to you.