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.
How to Get There
This hotel has been one of the most impressively luxurious that I've been to. The service was excellent, everything is taken care of. If you come there to ski, there is a great shuttle service to the lift station and if you happen to have forgotten to pack something, you can buy basically anything in the hotel's own ski shop. The spa is great as well.
Impeccable!! Everything! Could not fault this place. The setting and hotel luxury is stunning and topped off with amazingly attentive staff.
Breakfast was a true dining experience with everything you could possibly wish for.
Spa and restaurant are also top notch.
A big congrats. Will definitely visit Carlton hotel again
We stayed for 3 nights at this magnificent property. Rumor runs that it was originally built for Russia's last tzar though he never had a chance to visit. Nonetheless, its opulence and elegance are absolutely fit for royalty. The property, though styled in the old world glamour, is incredibly modern and updated. It is an all suites hotel so each room is very spacious and open. All of them have an unbeatable view of the lake and St Moritz village.
The Carlton is elevated on the hill, and removed from the town's hustling. It's generally quiet, and at times, I can even imagine it as my private chateau. It's perfect for a secluded, private getaway / a romantic trip. When we did want to go down to the town, a Bentley awaits to whisk us away! The staff is discrete and professional. And the room is super comfortable - I almost never want to leave! I love the multiple balconies that open up to enjoy the great lake view. The breakfast spread is fantastic, with more than 8-10 types of fruits everyday. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to dine in its impressive Italian restaurant but have heard rave reviews from multiple people. Will have to save it for next time ;)
Don't miss the eucalyptus sauna session at 6pm daily. It's quite an experience. The spa and pool are beautiful, and worth a trip themselves!
This was my second stay in Carlton and for obvious reasons I selected this hotel as my first choice. Luxury, yet modern, overlooking frozen lake of St Moritz where our Ice Cricket was happening. Excellent Champagne breakfast.
Phenomenal experience. Beautiful hotel in a beautiful location. Everyone was extremely helpful, friendly, and efficient. We had a completely stress free vacation and this is the best experience and property we have stayed at, and we have travelled extensively. The establishment and personnel were all impeccable. Everyone took extremely good care of us! The Carlton is more than a place to stay, it is an experience!