Perched on the banks of river Lech in the Bludenz district of Austria, Lech is an alpine village and a ski resort with an impressive range of cultural, sporting, and culinary offerings.
As one of the world’s top destinations for skiing, Lech is fairly more expensive than other ski resorts. However, its well-groomed pistes, majestic landscapes, and sleigh rides make it perfect for those looking for a sophisticated holiday destination.
Lech also has a dazzling hospitality scene with a diverse range of accommodation options, from cozy hideaways on ski slopes to chalet-style hotels. Here are the top cool and unusual attractions in Lech, Austria (in no particular order)...
1. Hinterwies – Ski In / Lodge / Dine – a stylish, upscale and unique hotel perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs
Whether you’re a design lover, an epicure, or a skiing enthusiast, Hinterwies embraces all stripes of vacationers.
Perched on the slope next to the Hinterwines ski lift, the stylishly trendy hotel is perfectly positioned for adventure during the day and relaxation in the evening. They offer eight unique accommodation options, all of which are equipped for a comfortable stay.
The onsite restaurant dishes out Austrian classics with a Mediterranean touch and offers a fine selection of wines. In addition to amazing dining options, the hotel also features a winter garden with a fireplace, a sun terrace with breathtaking mountain views, and a spa with a solarium, a fitness room, and a sauna.
Address: Tannberg 186, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Hinterwies – Ski In / Lodge / Dine
2. Boutique-Hotel Schmelzhof – a vibrant, hip and quirky hotel overlooking the picturesque mountains
Beautifully located in the mountain-resort village of Lech, Boutique-Hotel Schmelzhof offers luxurious yet homey accommodation in spacious rooms equipped with all modern amenities. While some rooms boast an English theme, some feature rustic-chic decor.
Complimentary amenities include a home-style breakfast buffet and an a la carte dinner at the onsite restaurant. Guests also enjoy access to a bar, a sun terrace, and a spa with steam baths, a relaxation room, and saunas.
Address: Omesberg 370, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Boutique-Hotel Schmelzhof
3. Post Lech Arlberg – an upscale, unique and 5-star hotel featuring a new beauty, spa and wellness center
An ideal option for those who want to stay in the middle of all the action, Post Lech Arlberg is conveniently located in the town center about a mile from Ski Arlberg resort, with the nearest cable car accessible within a minute’s walk.
Refined rooms are adorned with painted wood furnishings and offer minibars, flatscreen TVs, and sitting areas. Guests quartered in upgraded units enjoy higher-end amenities, including separate living areas, showers with steam rooms, fireplaces, and balconies with splendid views.
Head to the onsite restaurants for a scrumptious meal, appreciate the taste of creative cocktails at the wood-paneled bar and revel in stunning alpine views from the communal terrace. As a guest at Post Lech Arlberg, you’ll also have access to a gym, a spa, an outdoor pool, and a ski room.
Address: Dorf 11, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Post Lech Arlberg
4. Burg Vital Resort – a trendy, 5-star and lavish hotel surrounded by an Insta-worthy backdrop of the mountains
This polished hotel on a plateau in the Arlberg mountain range spreads among several alpine lodges.
The room features a classy decor with knotty pine paneling and rustic accents. Complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs are available in all rooms, while upgraded units add luxe bathrooms, fireplaces, and stoves. An in-room sauna is offered in bi-level suites.
Parking and breakfast are complimentary for all guests. The sophisticated onsite eatery has a sizable menu featuring all Austrian classics.
Address: Oberlech 568, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Burg Vital Resort
5. Hotel Almhof Schneider – a beautiful, upscale and spacious hotel in a location perfect for partying Millennials and Gen Zs
Housed in a grand chalet-style complex in a 1451 farmhouse, Hotel Almhof Schneider is a 3-minute walk from the Rüfikopf-Seilbahn gondola.
Ritzy rooms with alpine-style decor feature all amenities a vacationer needs for a comfy stay. Antique furnishings, handmade beds, fireplaces, and fine art adorn every unit.
Guests can treat their buds to a diverse range of Austrian dishes at the onsite restaurant. An upscale spa with a fitness room, an indoor pool, and saunas is also available to provide guests with unparalleled moments of relaxation.
Address: Tannberg 59, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Hotel Almhof Schneider
6. Hotel Auriga – a charming, stylish and trendy hotel where guests can enjoy local and international cuisine
A graceful chalet-style hotel in a scenic ski resort, less than a mile from Golfclub Lech with the nearest ski lifts reachable within a 7-minute walk.
Sophisticated quarters at Hotel Auriga tastefully mix pine furnishings with modern accents. You can expect basic amenities like flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms. One-bedroom suites feature living rooms or seating areas with some offering balconies.
Other amenities include a lounge with a fireplace, a cigar bar, a game room, a gym, a kids’ play area, an indoor pool, and a day spa.
The onsite restaurant provides an authentic Austrian food experience in a chic setting. The hotel’s wine cellar features some of the oldest Austrian wines.
Address: Omesberg 330, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Hotel Auriga
7. Hotel Austria – a quiet, bright and classic hotel well equipped for a great family-friendly vacation
Set in a pair of classic chalets near Rüfikopf-Seilbahn’s ski lifts, Hotel Austria is the ultimate base for ski lovers looking for a traditional lodging experience. Rooms at the 4-star hotel offer minibars, satellite TVs, seating areas, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
If you’re visiting Arosa with your family, Hotel Austria offers family suites with separate kids’ rooms and extra beds. Kitchenettes, living rooms, dining rooms, and balconies are featured in apartments. Complimentary perks include parking and a breakfast buffet. There’s also an elegant onsite restaurant to sate your cravings.
As you enjoy moments of relaxation at the hotel’s adults-only spa, your children can enjoy animated movies or play games at the onsite kids’ club.
Address: Omesberg 287, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Hotel Austria
8. SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat – a contemporary, fancy and sleek hotel that is a perfect stay for an unforgettable getaway
SEVERIN*S enjoys a prime location in Stubenbach about a mile from the center of Lech. With nine lavishly appointed suites, a high-end wellness area, and fine dining options, the 5-star hotel is a perfect pick for affluent vacationers.
Built from ancient Tyrol wood, the Alpine-style suites offer all modern amenities, from private balconies with marvelous mountain views to contemporary wall art to Minotti furnishings.
Address: Stubenbach 273, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat
If you want to witness Austrian rustic life while luxuriating in urban comforts, Hotel Arlberg Lech may be an excellent place to stay. Housed in a chalet-style building in the heart of Lech, the 4-star hotel provides easy access to the local ski scene with world-class ski facilities right on your doorstep.
Each room at the hotel is uniquely designed to cater to fussy travelers. In-room amenities include plush sitting areas, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and balconies or terraces. Guests enjoy many freebies including breakfast, dinner, parking, an area shuttle, and ski storage.
Though there are many excellent restaurants nearby, the onsite eateries serve some of the most delicious Italian and Austrian classics in the area. The hotel also has a posh spa if you want to loosen up.
Address: Tannberg 187, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Hotel Arlberg Lech
10. Hotel Goldener Berg – one of the best hotels in Lech providing guests with a modern, chic and boho-style stay
With four premium restaurants, a stylish wine bar, and a chic spa, Hotel Goldener Berg stands as one of the best hotels in Lech. The high-end hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access and is within walking distance of the Bergbahn Lech–Oberlech cable car.
Relaxed rooms come equipped with safes, cable TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and balconies offering mesmerizing views of the mountains. Upgraded rooms have pull-out sofas, while suites come with separate living rooms and kitchenettes. Guests residing in bi-level suites enjoy higher-end amenities.
Address: Oberlech 117, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Hotel Goldener Berg
11. Hotel Mohnenfluh – a spacious, bright and beautiful hotel where guests can enjoy the luxury of a wine cellar, bar and spa
Set in a chalet-style building in a snowy alpine setting, Hotel Mohnenfluh is a 1-minute walk from the nearest ski lifts.
Unfussy rooms are outfitted with cable TVs, free Wi-Fi, and balconies with gorgeous mountain views. Suites come with lounge areas, while apartments have kitchenettes.
There’s also an onsite Austrian restaurant, a wine cellar, a swanky bar, a hunting preserve, and a spa with a cold room, a steam bath, and saunas.
Address: Oberlech 507, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Hotel Mohnenfluh
12. Walch’s Rote Wand Gourmet Hotel – an idyllic, contemporary and traditional hotel featuring an award-winning culinary team
Walch’s Rote Wand Gourmet Hotel is where Austrian traditions meet with contemporary design. Set in a quaint chalet about seven miles from Formarinsee lake and Rote Wand mountain, the 4-star hotel is a 5-minute walk from the nearest ski lift.
Country-chic rooms offer a broad array of amenities including flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, lounge areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, and balconies with extraordinary views of the mountains. Suites come with separate living areas, while two-bedroom apartments have walk-in closets.
The hotel’s culinary offerings include a fondue restaurant in a converted schoolhouse, a bar, an informal eatery, and complimentary afternoon snacks. A well-designed spa area is also available to take care of your wellness needs.
Address: Zug 5, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Walch’s Rote Wand Gourmet Hotel
Kristiania Lech offers a snowy retreat amidst the Lechquellen Mountains with an eclectic mix of bespoke dining, boutique lodging, and alpine serenity. The hotel’s proximity to the closest gondola lift station makes hitting the slopes so much easier.
Elegantly designed rooms at the family-run hotel come with a broad range of amenities, from flat-screen TVs to sitting areas to private balconies.
The Kristiania Concept, an onsite restaurant, offers exceptional cuisine on demand and unrivaled privacy to select guests.
Address: Omesberg 331, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Kristiania Lech
14. Burgi’s – Adults only – a new, chic boutique B&B offering guests a continental and buffet breakfast each morning
As the newest addition to Lech’s rich hospitality scene, Burgi’s is doing a pretty good job. The adults-only B&B flawlessly combines minimalism with modern luxury to provide an extraordinary lodging experience to its guests.
The luxurious quarters at the hotel are outfitted with private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and balconies with wonderful alpine views.
The availability of a ski pass sales point and ski storage spaces makes skiing easier and more accessible to guests staying at Burgi’s. Plus, several great restaurants are just steps from the B&B,
Address: Zug 759, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Burgi’s – Adults only
15. Anthony´s Alpin Hotel Garni – a traditional, petite and elegant accommodation ideal for a relaxing and rejuvenating stay
Yet another hotel with varied culinary offerings, Anthony´s Alpin Hotel Garni is the epitome of Austrian hospitality. Catering to the special needs of well-heeled vacationers, the all-suite hotel boasts a wide range of both in-room amenities and on-site amenities.
Traditional, Alpine-style suites feature plush bedding, private balconies, and flat-screen TVs. Select suites also offer saunas with infrared light.
The chic spa consists of a Finnish sauna, an infrared cabin, an ice grotto, a massage room, a steam bath, and two hydrotherapy showers.
Address: Dorf 256, 6764 Lech, Austria
- To book, check prices or availability Anthony´s Alpin Hotel Garni
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