Griante is an excellent district to book a place to stay, as it offers 9 accommodation options. Griante is 20 kilometres from downtown Lugano. Choose from a number of awesome hotel options, including the Villa La Mirabella and Grand Hotel Cadenabbia. Another popular area is Mezzegra. This area is 17 kilometres from Lugano's CBD. Some more well-known accommodation options in Mezzegra are the Residence Celeste and Hotel Lario.
Take some time to reconnect with the outdoors at LAC. Spend a night or two at Best Western Hotel Bellevue au Lac and Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel, and you won't be far from this attraction. University of Lugano is one of the area's major institutes of higher learning and is really worth exploring. This spot's nearest accommodation choices are Hotel De La Paix and Novotel Lugano Paradiso.
For those of you who are on a budget, Lugano has a limited number of choices. The most popular pick of the bunch is the Hotel & Hostel Montarina.
For more options, checkout the CastaDiva Resort & Spa and the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. They are 20 kilometres and 20 kilometres respectively from the main center. If these two aren't the best fit, you can try the Hotel Eden Roc or the Villa Orselina.
The nearby cities of Mezzovico and Riva San Vitale are definitely worth seeing. Mezzovico is 10 kilometres to the northwest of Lugano, while Riva San Vitale is 11 kilometres to the south. Hotels in Mezzovico are the Guesthouse Arosio B&B and Hotel Il Castagno. Riva San Vitale choices include the Swiss Diamond Hotel and Hotel Coronado.
Hotels in Lugano start at AU$146 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.