Set amid a rocky Alpine landscape, this historic mountain hotel is located at 7.1 feet above sea level on the Grimsel Pass. In 1142, the Grimsel Hospiz was the first guest house in Switzerland mentioned in documents. In 1932, it became the first electrically heated hotel in Europe. The restaurant serves traditional Swiss cuisine, as well as a wine cellar and a bar. Guests can relax in a fireplace lounge and a lounge offering panoramic mountain views. Free WiFi is available in public areas. The elegant rooms at the Alpinhotel Grimsel are furnished in a 1930s style. They offer a mini-bar, a work desk, and a TV. Free private parking is available at Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz. The village of Guttannen can be reached by bus in 30 minutes, and the bus stop is right outside the hotel. Lucerne is a one-hour drive away. In winter, the hotel can only be reached by 2 cable cars and 1 tunnel train. The arrival journey will be organized by the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available at the hotel


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  • Barry
    Magnificent hotel on top of the Grimsel Pass. A perfect overnight location if you are visiting the nearby passes. Full of charm and history, and with unparalleled alpine views.
  • Carlton
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    very unique…special property. Staff extremely helpful.
  • Hataya
    We love the view of the mountains from the window, it was so beautiful we just sat there and watch. The room was very comfortable and well decorated.

Hotel area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Tour desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Pet bowls
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM


From 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 50 per child, per night
Crib upon request
2 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 50 per child, per night
16+ years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 95 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Reka-Check EC-Card Cash Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that the hotel is entirely nonsmoking.

Please note that from the end of December until the beginning of April, the hotel can only be reached by 2 cable cars and 1 tunnel train. The rate for using these means of guided transport is CHF 74 per person and is not included in the room rate. The cable car operates from Innertkirchen between 11:00 and 13:00. Guests will receive a plan and a time for arrival two weeks before their check-in date.

Please note further that the property is closed on Mondays.

FAQs about Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz

  • Room options at Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz include:

    • Double

  • Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz is 150 feet from the center of Grimsel Hospiz. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking

  • Check-in at Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.