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4.1 / 5Very Good
18 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Piazza della Riforma
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Santa Maria degli Angeli
    11 min walk
  • Airport
    Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.)
    54 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Lugano, Hotel San Carlo is on a lake. Funicolare Monte Brè - Cassarate Station and Splash and Spa are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore. Swissminiatur and Alprose Chocolate Factory are also worth visiting.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Piazza della Riforma - 3 min walk
    • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura - 5 min walk
    • Villa Ciani - 8 min walk
    • Parco Ciani - 8 min walk
    • Santa Maria degli Angeli - 11 min walk

    Getting around

    • Lugano Station - 7 min walk
    • Lugano Funicular Station - 8 min walk
    • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 13 min drive

    About this property

    Hotel San Carlo

    This smoke-free hotel features free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas. All 20 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and ceiling fans. Desks and free toiletries are also available to guests.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    No on-site parking available

    Food and drink

    Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM



    Guest services

    Daily housekeeping
    Front desk (limited hours)
    Luggage storage

    Languages spoken



    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    Ceiling fan


    bathtub or shower
    Free toiletries


    TV channels
    flat-screen TV



    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
    • Disliked: Room comfort

    Thin walls!

    Walls are very thin and you can hear people talking in adjacent rooms. Also, our room was very small; maybe 15-18 inches between foot of bed and wall. Had to squeeze sideways to get to other side of room.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Small, run down room. Power outlet only to be reached by crawling on the floor into a corner. Smelly bathroom.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    For the price and certainly the location this family friendly hotel l recommend; staff are welcoming and helpful as well. The rooms are slightly dated but charming, a little bit of paint here and there is peeling back but this reflects on the overall price.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Warm and inviting

    Cute room, in a great location. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Coming into Lugano on the Bernina coach bus I realized how large the city is. Staying at the San Carlo gave us a small town feeling making us right at home. Just wish the breakfast was included.

    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Great Location good value for the money

    Hotel is in a great location one block from the lake a close walk to the Lugano funicular to access the train station. The hotel is not fancy but the service was good and the location provided good value for the money. The front desk person Souvino (sp?) was very helpful upon checkout sort a billing question we had.

    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

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