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Hotel San Carlo
2 stars

Hotel San Carlo

28 Via Nassa, Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Lugano, Switzerland
See location+41 91 922 71 07

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based on 2190 reviews
2,190 reviews
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Double room
Standard room
Queen room

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About Hotel San Carlo

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Situated in the centre of Lugano, on the elegant, pedestrianized Via Nassa close to the lake and the funicular, the San Carlo Garni hotel offers free internet in all rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with a hairdryer and satellite TV.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Hotel San Carlo

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Hairdryer
  • Cribs available
  • Increased accessibility


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Body soap
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Trash cans


  • Bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Private entrance


  • Quiet street view
  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Storage available


  • Feather pillow
  • Clothes rack
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Services and conveniences

  • Mini-market on site
  • Key access


  • Ironing service


  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Family friendly

  • Cribs available

Reviews of Hotel San Carlo

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What are the pros of staying at Hotel San Carlo?

Guests have highlighted the extremely helpful and friendly staff, perfect location, very good breakfast, and great communication as some of the positive aspects of their stay.

What are the cons of staying at Hotel San Carlo?

Some guests mentioned that the room is small and cramped, there is no air conditioning, and the acoustics were quite bad, leading to noise from other rooms.

What can I expect from the beds at Hotel San Carlo?

Guests have described the beds as comfortable, warm, and with the option of feather pillows, providing a good night's sleep.

Is parking available at Hotel San Carlo?

The hotel does not offer parking, but there is a public parking facility within a few steps from the hotel, providing convenient access for guests with vehicles.

What is the best time to visit Hotel San Carlo?

The high season is in June, offering a great opportunity to experience the excellent central location and the warm, cozy rooms, while the low season in April may provide a quieter and more affordable stay.

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Opt for a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Consider Noise Levels

Some guests noted that the hotel can be noisy, especially due to thin walls. Light sleepers may want to bring earplugs or request a quieter room away from street noise.

Check for Room Refurbishments

While the hotel is clean, some guests mentioned that the rooms are a bit outdated and would benefit from refurbishments. Consider inquiring about recently updated rooms for a more modern stay.

Be Mindful of Room Size

Several guests commented on the small size of the rooms. If space is a priority, consider upgrading to a larger room or inquiring about room size variations.

Take Advantage of the Central Location

The hotel's central location was praised by many guests for its convenience. It's situated near shops, the lake, and public transportation, making it an ideal base for exploring Lugano.

Request a Quiet Room

Guests recommended requesting a room away from the pedestrian thoroughfare to minimize noise disturbances, especially for those sensitive to street noise.

Inquire About Air Conditioning

Some guests mentioned that the lack of air conditioning made the rooms uncomfortable during hot weather. It's advisable to check for air conditioning availability, especially when visiting in warmer months.

Consider Noise Reduction Measures

Due to the potential for noise from neighboring rooms, guests suggested bringing a white noise machine or earplugs to ensure a restful stay.

Explore Nearby Dining Options

The hotel's proximity to various eateries was highlighted by guests. Consider taking advantage of the nearby restaurants and cafes for a diverse dining experience.

Check for Room Upgrades

Some guests mentioned receiving free room upgrades, so it may be worth inquiring about the possibility of an upgrade during the booking process or at check-in for a more spacious and comfortable stay.


28 Via Nassa, Lugano, Ticino

What's nearby

  • Municipio di Lugano176 yd
  • Piazza della Riforma210 yd
  • Cathedral of San Lorenzo239 yd
  • Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana365 yd
  • LAC417 yd
  • Casino Lugano0.3 mi
  • Parco Ciani0.4 mi
  • Palazzo dei Congressi0.4 mi
  • Santa Maria degli Angioli Church0.4 mi
  • Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana Lugano0.5 mi
  • University of Lugano0.7 mi
  • Centro Esposizioni Lugano0.8 mi



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Top tips for your stay at Hotel San Carlo

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Hotel San Carlo, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in December and November.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Hotel San Carlo, plan to stay on a Sunday or Thursday. The most expensive day is usually Saturday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Hotel San Carlo was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $171, while the most expensive was $188.
  • How long should you stay at Hotel San Carlo? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Hotel San Carlo

  • Where is Hotel San Carlo located?

    Hotel San Carlo is located at 28 Via Nassa, 0.1 miles from the center of Lugano. Municipio di Lugano is the closest landmark to Hotel San Carlo.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Hotel San Carlo?

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Hotel San Carlo.

  • Does Hotel San Carlo offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Hotel San Carlo offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Hotel San Carlo from the airport?

    Hotel San Carlo is 1.9 miles from Lugano. Hotel San Carlo is 28 miles from Milan Malpensa.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Hotel San Carlo hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Hotel San Carlo in Lugano and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Hotel San Carlo and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Hotel San Carlo.

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Distance to city center

0.1 mi