During my FIVE weeks exploring the little principality of Liechtenstein, I had the opportunity to visit some pretty awesome Liechtenstein hotels. Most of the hotels I got to visit weren’t your run of-the-mill chain establishments, but rather smaller, often family-owned, unique properties, full of character, with a story to tell!
And that’s what I love about traveling! Getting to know the locals, the local culture and learning about the place where I’m spending my time. Usually I have to venture out of my hotel or other accommodation to do so, but in Liechtenstein half of the experience comes from where you’re staying!
Here are some of my favorite hotels in Liechtenstein, offering a place to stay for every type of traveler and every budget!
3 Splurge-Worthy Liechtenstein Hotels
1. Park Hotel Sonnenhof
The Park Hotel Sonnenhof is a romantic Relais & Chateaux residence located in the heart of Liechtenstein, overlooking the Rhine valley, Swiss Alps and Vaduz Castle. The hotel is made up of 29 elegant rooms, from singles to suites, each meticulously designed with a unique theme and style. In fact, they pride themselves on their incredible attention to each and every detail of your stay.
Their indoor spring-water swimming pool, wellness facilities, spa, sauna, heavenly gardens and Michelin star rated restaurant, make Park Hotel Sonnenhof the perfect place to pamper yourself.
Price Range: $$$$
Why stay at Park Hotel Sonnenhof: For a romantic getaway or luxurious relaxing retreat.
2. The Residence Hotel
Smack in the middle of Liechtenstein’s “downtown” or capital city, Vaduz, you’ll find the modern 4-star Residence Hotel. It’s located on a pedestrian-only street and conveniently just steps away from most of the country’s main tourist attractions including Vaduz Castle, the Kunstmuseum, Liechtenstein’s National Museum, the Vaduz Cathedral, various souvenir shops and a number of top-rated restaurants.
The best part- although the Residence Hotel is near all the action, while in your room, you’d never know it! It’s a remarkably quiet and peaceful place to stay.
Price Range: $$$
Why stay at Residence Hotel in Vaduz: If you’re coming to Liechtenstein on a business trip or if you’re traveling without a car and would like to be walking distance to attractions.
3. Gorfion – Das Familienhotel
The Gorfion – Das Familienhotel was designed specifically with families in mind. They take care of the small, yet complicated details to ensure that all family members have an enjoyable stay- and so parents have the chance to relax!
The kid-friendly hotel grounds include a playground and indoor pool, as well as services such as carriage rentals and in-house chile care for children up to age 12. They also happen to be very close to Malbun’s ski school.
Price Range: $$$
Why stay at Gorfion – Das Familienhotel: If you’re traveling with kids and ready for some family-friendly fun!
4 Moderately Priced to Budget Liechtenstein Hotels
**Note: If I’m being completely honest, not many things in Liechtenstein can be considered “budget-friendly” by many travelers’ standards. BUT here are some options I’ve found leaning towards the budget side!
4. Hotel Oberland
Hotel Oberland is a self check-in hotel located in Triesenberg, at 940 m above sea level. All of their modern and spacious rooms are equipped with a private balcony to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Alps and valley below. The hotel is within quick walking distance of several stores, restaurants and cafés and a short scenic drive away from Liechtenstein’s Malbun, Triesenberg and Steg. It’s an ideal spot for a vacation filled with outdoor recreation activities!
*Note: this hotel does not have an elevator.
Price Range: $-$$
Why stay at Hotel Oberland: If you’re looking for independence and convenience – you can check in on your terms with their fully automated self check-in system.
5. Vögeli Alpenhotel Malbun
Malbun’s Alpenhotel is a local family-run establishment and the oldest hotel in the Malbun area! Its rich history and charming, traditional decor give this hotel a very cozy, welcoming and homey-feel. Their in-house restaurant features an extensive menu of regional dishes and a large balcony to take in the mountainous scenery.
In summer, many of Liechtenstein’s most popular hiking and biking trails start just outside the hotel doors, and in winter, the Alpenhotel is a ski in – ski out property, with Malbun’s cable car just 100m down the road.
Price Range: $-$$
Why stay at Vögeli Alpenhotel Malbun: It’s a budget option in the heart of Malbun, allowing you to take advantage of the area’s many outdoor activities.
6. Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Jugendherberge is currently Liechtenstein’s only youth hostel, made up of a variety of different styled room, from shared dormitory set-ups to private twin or bunk bed rooms. This hostel is a true budget option in the sea of expensive Liechtenstein hotels and appeals to a younger traveling crowd, with open common areas, game rooms and close proximity to bus stops.
*Note: all rooms at Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz have shared bathroom facilities
Location: Between Schaan and Vaduz
Price Range: $
Why stay at Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz: If you’re a younger traveler or backpacker looking to meet other like-minded travelers, or traveling on a tight budget.
7. Berggasthaus Sucka
Tucked away in the remote Sücka neighborhood, you’ll find this little mountain hut. A stay at this scenic bed and breakfast will give you the true small-town Liechtenstein experience. Whether you prefer to relax and simply take in the fresh alpine air, witness the everyday tasks of the area’s herdsmen or take part in the many adventure sports available like snow-shoeing, hiking, sledding and mountain-biking, Sücka’s friendly staff will welcome you with open arms.
Location: Sücka, Triesenberg
Price Range: $-$$
Why stay at Berggasthaus Sucka: If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a peaceful and secluded mountainous setting.
Marc and Anna-Lena’s Tepee
Ok, so this one may not be a traditional hotel, but it’s still super cool, AND really unique, so it’s making the list. This Tepee is also quite a budget accommodation option, especially by Liechtenstein standards, comfortably fitting five for under $100 a night!
The tepee is located on Marc and Anna-Lena’s llama and alpaca farm and equipped with a compost bathroom, an enclosed wooden shower, 24-7 self-service market and features one hell of a beautiful backdrop of the Rhine Valley and the Swiss Alps! It’s a true Glamping haven. You can even book a guided Llama Trek along Liechtenstein’s trails, to get to know your funny animal neighbors a bit better.
Location: Wangerberg, Triesenberg
Price Range: $
Why stay at Marc and Anna-Lena’s Tepee: If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, (and if you like animals) then this is the place for you!