Where to Stay in Lech

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Lech am Arlberg is set beautifully in an alpine valley with skiing on all sides
Lech am Arlberg is set beautifully in an alpine valley with skiing on all sides
Despite its popularity, Lech maintains its traditional charm
Despite its popularity, Lech maintains its traditional charm
Oberlech, sited above the main town, is the best ski-in ski-out location in the valley
Oberlech, sited above the main town, is the best ski-in ski-out location in the valley
The entire main village of Lech has ski trails leading to its various parts
The entire main village of Lech has ski trails leading to its various parts
Ski-in ski-out lodgings at Oberlech
Ski-in ski-out lodgings at Oberlech
Skiing below Oberlech, with the main town further in the valley
Skiing below Oberlech, with the main town further in the valley
Hotel Petersboden in Oberlech is a fabulous place to stay in a blizzard!
Hotel Petersboden in Oberlech is a fabulous place to stay in a blizzard!
Hotel Gasthof Post is a Lech icon & one its best places to stay
Hotel Gasthof Post is a Lech icon & one its best places to stay
Lech
Lech's main street is lined with marvelous accommodation options
Lech has the ski lifts & slopes at its doorsteps
Lech has the ski lifts & slopes at its doorsteps
Many of Lech
Many of Lech's upper mountain ski-in ski-out lodges have great lunchtime bars & restaurants
The isolated village of Zug is the quiet alternative to Lech
The isolated village of Zug is the quiet alternative to Lech
Lech am Arlberg is a splendid place to stay, ski & enjoy the best of winter
Lech am Arlberg is a splendid place to stay, ski & enjoy the best of winter
Lech on a snowy day is a wonderful ski village
Lech on a snowy day is a wonderful ski village
The ski lifts are only a short walk or free bus ride from the accommodation in Lech
The ski lifts are only a short walk or free bus ride from the accommodation in Lech
Skiing into Lech from Zurs gives one a different perspective of the town
Skiing into Lech from Zurs gives one a different perspective of the town
Hotel Mohnenfluh is a rightfully popular place to stay in Oberlech, high above the main town of Lech
Hotel Mohnenfluh is a rightfully popular place to stay in Oberlech, high above the main town of Lech
Skiing back from the slopes into town is a great way to end your day at Lech
Skiing back from the slopes into town is a great way to end your day at Lech
Rüfikopfbahn cable car departs from the centre of Lech
Rüfikopfbahn cable car departs from the centre of Lech
Enjoy staying in Lech am Arlberg this winter
Enjoy staying in Lech am Arlberg this winter

Where to Stay in Lech

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Best Places to Stay in Lech Ski Resort

There are many accommodation options perfect for winter holidays at the Lech ski resort. You can be assured that all accommodation in the region of the highest standards simply because if they are not high-quality, they won’t survive in Lech. With the question of quality answered, the hardest decision is probably whether to stay in the town of Lech, above town in Oberlech, on the edge of town in Stubenbach, or in the nearby, but 'remote', village of Zug. Your decision may depend upon whether your priorities are for an exciting nightlife, peace and quiet, family-friendliness, non-skiing activities or the convenience of a ski-in ski-out hotel. The ski-in ski-out lodgings in Oberlech are hard to beat for access to the slopes & amazing views, but they do often come with a price premium. Then again, everything comes with a price premium at Lech. Budget accommodation in Lech is usually limited to the very good Lech Hostel and a few pensions & guesthouses.

Lech Hotel, Apartments & Pensions

Lech am Arlberg is a town with lots to offer with regards to shopping, restaurants and bars. The town is popular with families whilst also being exclusive, cosmopolitan and charming.Despite its high-end vibe, Lech is approachable and comfortable for any skier, so long as one can find accommodation!

There are over several hundred accommodation establishments in Lech, varying from 5-star hotels such as the iconic Hotel Gasthof Post to 1-star hotels and pensions (noting that the standard of the 1-star will still be quite good in Lech!). Many Lech hotels are ski-in ski-out, which adds to the convenience, particularly for families with small children. Other Lech accommodation options include private lodgings, chalets and a hostel. Try the following hotels, apartments & pensions. If accommodation is any distance from the ski lifts, it will be connected to the town by the excellent free ski bus network (the blue buses!).


Alpenland
 $$$ to $$$$
Alpenland is the Powderhounds pick for the perfect Lech hotel accommodation. Wonderful hosts, central location (but in a quiet zone), incredible food & service, plus a price that is in the realms of rationality. Try and get a room here ...

Lech Hostel
 $ to $$
Lech Hostel is the most affordable in the town. Comfortable rooms with shared bathrooms & kitchen, the hostel has quiet, respectful guests and is only a short stroll to the ski lifts...

Hotel Krone
 $$$$$
Hotel Krone is an Arlberg icon, operating since the year 1741 and offering 5-star rooms, food & entertainment in the centre of Lech, it is the place to stay if want or need to be in the heart of all the action....

Hotel Gasthof Post
 $$$$$
The 5-star, family run Gasthof Post is a classic Lech hotel. A few steps from the Rufikopfbahn ski lift, individually decorated rooms and suites are complemented by an indoor and spa area and excellent bar and restaurant.

Hotel Jagdhaus Monzabon
 $$$$$
Fabulous ski-in Lech hotel located in the centre of town next to the main chair lifts. It features an indoor pool, extensive spa area, indoor ice rink, free undercover parking & a range of double & family rooms.

Hotel Bergheim
 $$
Just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Lech and the Schlegelkopf chairlifts, Hotel Bergheim is a great value hotel and offers rooms and self-contained apartments for up to 7 guests.

Hotel Auenhof
 $$$$
The family-run Hotel Auenhof enjoys a central location and a 2-min walk to the ski lifts in Lech. An extensive indoor pool and spa area complements the many family rooms.

Furmesli Apartments
 $$$
Located near the centre of Lech, there are suites and 2-bedroom self-contained apartments for up to 6 guests. A ski kindergarten, ski school and cable cars for beginners are right next door.

Hotel Kristiania
 $$$$
Beautiful boutique hotel with ski-in convenience a few minutes walk to the nearest lift and the centre of Lech. Stylish luxury rooms and suites, individually decorated, have panoramic views over Lech and the mountains.

Hotel Garni Felsenhof
 $$$
A great value Lech hotel guesthouse. Only a short walk to all of the ski lifts, the hotel is also close to the centre of town in a quiet area.

Search & book the best hotels, apartments and chalets on our Lech Ski Accommodation Listings page.

Oberlech Hotels, Apartments & Pensions

Perched above Lech at 1,660m altitude, and getting more sunshine than its lower neighbour, is fantastic Oberlech. With a range of fabulous ski-in ski-out hotels, Oberlech is a more exclusive location to stay for those with a few more dollars in the wallet. Access is generally by cable car or on skis, but road access to some locations is also possible. If you are driving here, there is an underground car park opposite the cable car station for anyone staying in Oberlech. In addition to the superb hotels in the listings below, others worth considering include several brilliant 4-star offerings like Hotel Mohnenfluh, Hotel Goldener Berg & one of our favourites, Hotel Petersboden. For modern suites & apartments in a great location try the Skilodge Oberlech.


Hotel Sonnenburg
 $$$$$
Traditional, family-run ski in, ski out hotel with fun onsite après and an indoor pool and spa area. The hotel is located in the picturesque, car-free village of Oberlech.

Muntanella
 $$$
Once the best value option in Oberlech, Muntanella is ski-in, located on the slopes and a few steps from the lifts, high above Lech, and has now been fully refurbished.

Burg Hotel Oberlech
 $$$$$
Burg Hotel Oberlech has fabulous rooms and apartments, an indoor pool, ski-to door-access and an a la carte restaurant serving Austrian and international cuisine, all located next to the lifts high above Lech.

Other Lech Accommodation Options

Depending on , price or if you just want a more peaceful and sedate snow holiday, staying away from central Lech may be a wise move.

Zug

We love Zug. Only 3 km away from Lech, it looks & feels a world away. Deep in a snowy valley at 1,511m elevation, Zug is what a remote Austrian Alps village should look like. The new gondola has improved the ski lift access here by a huge factor, and the free ski bus makes regular journeys. Cross-country ski trails & winter walking paths also connect Zug to Lech. All of the accommodation is above the gondola valley station, so they are all ski-out! Skiing back into the accommodation can be done via the ski-routes coming down from the top of the gondola, otherwise on can use the buses from Lech, or walk/skin up from the gondola base - its not that far.

The best accommodation, if not on a budget, in Zug is Hotel Stäfeli. Also exceptional is Burgi's, and adults-only establishment next door to the Stäfeli. Alongside the iconic church steeple in Zug, the equally identifiable Walch's Rote Wand Gourmethotel, where fine accommodation are combined with exquisite cuisine.

At the end of the road & the last bus stop is our pick for staying in Zug, the classic Gasthof Auerhahn. Between it and the church are a few very good options at Gasthaus & Pension Alphorn, Hotel Hartenfels & Landhaus Alpenland.

Just on the Lech side of Zug, several affordable, but high quality, pensions are available and include Pension Alwin and Pension Waldhof.

For self-contained chalets & apartments for up to 10 guests, the new Circle Chalets Arlberg are exceptional.

Stubenbach

Stubenbach is hardly a village and more of a 'suburb' of Lech (the locals might lynch me for writing that!). About 1½km away from central Lech, Stubenbach is fairly secluded and quiet as there is no through traffic in winter to a seasonal road closure to Warth. There is a reliance on the free ski buses and taxis to get to any action, but that is hardly an inconvenience. It is actually within easy walking distance to Lech. Accommodation can be more affordable, so it is certainly worth a look if on a budget.

Zurs

Nearby Zurs is one of our picks as the best places to stay in the Arlberg if hunting powder. Exclusive like Lech, Zurs is small and intimate with only about 20 accommodation establishments. All the hotels are wonderful & include incredible half-board dining experiences. Access to the slopes is sensational and of course the free ski buses provide a regular link to Lech.

The Zurs ski lifts originate right in the centre of the village, so the skiing access is convenient, with all Zurs hotels being a maximum of a few minutes’ walk to a lift. Hotels vary from 3 to 5 stars, with the most luxurious being Thurnhers Alpenhof, Sporthotel Lorünser & the Zürserhof hotels.

Search & book all Zurs ski accommodation.

Warth

Warth is only 7km north of Lech 'as the crow flies' but as the road between Lech and Warth is closed in winter, the two villages are only interlinked via a series of lifts. Warth is one of the snowiest places in Austria and has a range of lodging options, some ski-in. From several seasons now, a modern 8-seat gondola connects the centre of Warth to the rest of the ski area, increasing the attraction of a number of its hotels and pensions.

Search & book all Warth ski accommodation.

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