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Located in the center 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.

This is our guests' favorite part of Lugano, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

San Carlo Garni has been welcoming guests since May 3, 2005

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Lugano, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 bunk bed
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • where can we park the car near your hotel cheers francois
    Dear Francois, We recommend you to park your car in Piazza Rezzonico, few steps from us, which is a public open car park. It is free of charge from 7..
    Answered on 26 October 2019
  • Hi, we are doing an alpencross with the Mountainbikes. Do you have a room were we can store our bikes? Thanks Daniel
    Dear Daniel, good afternoon and sorry for the late reply. Yes, we have a place where you can store your bikes. Kind regards
    Answered on 28 June 2021
  • what time is breakfast served?
    A buffet breakfast is served from 8:00 to 10:30 Mondays to Saturdays, while on Sundays from 7:30 to 11:00.
    Answered on 30 September 2020
  • Hi, Do you allow late check in. Our flight is scheduled to reach at 5 PM at Zurich and latest we can reach Lugano by 9-9.30 PM. Thanks
    Good evening, our Reception is always open till 22:30 but if need to Check In later we can provide to you the istructions for a self Check In, kind re..
    Answered on 26 September 2022
  • Good day, Does the hotel offer parking please? Thanks very much,
    Unfortunately, we do not have a private car park. We suggest parking the car in Autosilo Motta. We provide to our guests a special ticket at the fixed..
    Answered on 12 March 2021
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Hosted by Naveen

Host Review Score

Be amazed by the beauties of Lugano by staying in the heart of the historic center, in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel provides 20 comfortable rooms, from single, double, triple to family rooms, with a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi service. A delicious buffet breakfast is served daily.
Languages spoken: German,English,Spanish,French,Italian
Area info *
Amenities of San Carlo Garni
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Wardrobe or closet
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Public transit tickets
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Convenience store on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

San Carlo Garni takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:30 PM


8:00 AM - 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.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
CHF 5 per child, per night

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

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

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Diners Club American Express San Carlo Garni accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Please note that the city tax includes the Ticino Ticket. It offers free benefits and discounts in the Canton of Ticino, including free use of train and bus services. For more details, please contact the property directly.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform San Carlo Garni of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about San Carlo Garni

  • Guests staying at San Carlo Garni can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • Room options at San Carlo Garni include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Family

  • Check-in at San Carlo Garni is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • San Carlo Garni is 800 feet from the center of Lugano.

  • San Carlo Garni offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • The prices at San Carlo Garni may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • The nearest beach is 2,600 feet from San Carlo Garni.