Carlton Hotel St Moritz
What We Love
- Spending a day on the slope with ski pros like Marc Girardelli and Daniel Mahrer
- Gazing down at the frozen lake from the steaming outdoor pool
- The “outdoor” butler, who can lead you to secret spots in the Engadine
- Sipping afternoon tea in the lobby to the sounds of live music
What To Know
- The hotel is open only in the winter
- The fitness center is small, but you’ll probably be getting most of your exercise on the mountain
- The onsite restaurants are worth it, but expensive
- It’s not a ski-in, ski-out resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
A destination for the international jet set, the Carlton is perfectly positioned facing the Swiss Alps, and it makes the most of its setting by giving each of the suites a view. A renovation in 2007 was headed by designer Carlo Rampazzi, whose warm interiors now feature patterned fabrics and leather armchairs and a light touch in the suites, where rose, peach, or cream walls are brightened by the enormous amount of natural light coming from the windows. Certain suites feature reproductions of paintings by Chagall and Kandinsky (rumor has it the Kandinsky paintings are authentic). While the Carlton is one of the priciest resorts in the area, it adds value with indulgent touches like lip balm and après-ski facial oil, airport pickup in a Bentley, and an expansive spa with several heated pools (ideal for relaxed those sore muscles post-skiing). Of the hotel’s two restaurants, one—Da Vittorio—has a Michelin star.
In the Area
The hotel offers a range of high-end activities that guests can sample, like lessons in snowkiting, a sport in which a person on skis or a snowboard is pulled along the snow by a giant kite. There’s also hurtling along the ice in a “bob taxi”—a professionally driven bobsled, which looks like a kayak on blades. Outside the hotel, the town offers plenty of attractions that don’t involve special outfits or equipment. Less than half a mile away is the prestigious Vito Schnabel Gallery, which opened 2015 and hosts exhibitions by art world names like Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel. Slightly further on is the Segantini Museum, home to the largest collection of work by Giovanni Segantini, a local artist who revived the Alpine painting tradition. A short walk from the hotel, La Stalla, a rustic chic restaurant serving up hearty Swiss classics like veal schnitzel and fondue along with a fabulous wine list, is the perfect place for an après-ski feast.
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We were very happy with our stay.
The service is amazing, the room was very comfortable with a view to the lake (We got upgraded to Junior Suite). We will definitely come back next season! Wish all the best to the hotel team.
Our stay at the 5 star Carlton Hotel was one of the highlights of St Moritz. Our room was gracious in size with views of the lake and snow covered Alps. Every amenity you could ask for with special mood lighting as well as electric window shades if you wanted to sleep in one morning. The conscientious staff were available to chauffeur you around to ski slopes or restaurants. But why go out, the restaurants in the hotel were superb with an unbelievable breakfast? To entice you even more, you were give 100CHF credit each day to spend within the hotel on anything you wanted. The concierge can get you reservations to everything if you prefer to go out.
The spa area was truly delightful....pool, saunas, steam room, sliced fresh fruit waiting for you after your massage. After a day of skiing, this will be your first stop. This hotel is not for you if you’re on a tight budget, however they have huge discounts in the low season, even in the middle of ski season. Enjoy!
The Carlton exudes elegance with the right touch of opulence. The fully attentive staff and butler service truly aimed to please without being overbearing as I've experienced elsewhere. The property did not stop to impress with the spa/service to the in-house Romanoff restaurant. When compared to some of the other top St. Moritz properties, the Carlton provides exclusivity and more privacy.
I absolutely loved Carlton in St Moritz!
Hotel staff is amazing. I stayed for four days celebrating my birthday and the hotel manager the Da Vittorio chef and staff exceeded my expectations. Thank you!
A superb hotel offering an extremely high standard of service accommodation and ambiance. Excellent views from the Carlton Terrace and rooms. Amazing breakfasts where everything was on offer and a great way to start the day! Our third visit here and we wouldnt consider staying anywhere else. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone considering St Moritz!