If you’re in town for the 2019 edition of Art Basel and looking for accommodations, Whitewaller has you covered. Here, you’ll find Basel’s best spots to stay, from the classic to the newly designed.
GRAND HOTEL LES TROIS ROIS
Originally built in 1844, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois offers guests an elegant and exquisite experience. The property boasts 101 rooms, seven conference rooms, and Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl—the hotel’s three-Michelin-star restaurant. As a historic structure rich in detail, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois inspires guests with immaculate hospitality, natural elegance, and luxurious comforts.
∙Sip a cocktail in the Les Trois Rois bar.
∙Discover Swiss and French brasserie specialities at Brasserie Les Trois Rois.
∙Schedule a meeting in one of the luxurious conference rooms.
∙Enjoy dinner at Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl.
∙Relax at the Salon du Cigar with fellow cigar connoisseurs.
Whitewaller recommends: Experiencing a one-of-a-kind street art tour, while walking, swimming, or driving.
The Passage gains its name from a direct passage from the hotel to old town. Welcoming guests to 53 rooms and suites, and three lofts, The Passage is an accommodating stay with many amenities. Enjoy a workout with TechnoGym equipment, or a meeting in one of the business rooms.
Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing in the traditional Finnish sauna.
HOTEL DER TEUFELHOF BASEL
At Hotel Der Teufelhof Basel, visitors are situated in one of two buildings: the historic Art Hotel, which hosts nine rooms that are conceptualized as a live-in exhibition; and the modern Gallery Hotel, with 24 rooms and temporary art exhibitions organized by theme.
Whitewaller recommends: Having a light bite at Bel Etage or Atelier.
HYPERION HOTEL BASEL
Within the former Ramada Plaza Basel City Center, the Hyperion Hotel Basel is located in front of the trade show complex. The hotel boasts 224 guest rooms and suites, and a reputable Executive Lounge—complemented by music and unique city views.
Whitewaller recommends: Eating lunch at the in-house Gaumenfreund restaurant.
NOMAD DESIGN & LIFESTYLE HOTEL
Urban, unique, and inspiring, the Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel is a 65-room hotel set within two buildings that boast unique architecture—with a stunning facade under monumental protection and homelike interiors—and are interconnected by the Eatery. The front house was Basel’s very first apartment building, from the 1950s, now carefully rebuilt and renovated.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking access to the Library Club.
RADISSON BLU HOTEL
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel offers 206 newly redesigned rooms and is a short walk from many historic sights, shops, and the SBB train station. It also boasts Basel’s largest indoor swimming pool at the Verner Panton–designed Pool Inn Club, a fitness center, and the stylish filini bar and restaurant.
Whitewaller recommends: Feeling at home in one of the long-stay rooms with a kitchenette.
SWISSÔTEL LE PLAZA BASEL
Enjoy unparalleled Swiss hospitality with the Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel’s spacious 238-room hotel. Make use of complimentary amenities, such as a morning newspaper and a mobility ticket for the duration of your stay.
Whitewaller recommends: Savoring the Swiss Burger for dinner.
Basel’s Metropol Hotel is a modern city hotel with a cozy, private atmosphere, located close to many of the city’s museums, cultural attractions, and shops. Enjoy the panoramic breakfast buffet with its 270-degree view to start your day in a relaxed and inspired way.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking online at www.metropol-basel.ch or directly in the hotel.
Krafft Basel opened as Hotel Krafft in 1873. Since then, the hotel has undergone
extensive renovations, and now offers a combination of historic architecture with state-of-the-art equipment and modern design. With 28 double rooms, 24 single rooms, and eight junior suites, guests can expect to relax in style with sweeping views of the Rhine.
Whitewaller recommends: Grabbing dinner at the dining room with Rhine views.
Having recently undergone a complete renovation, Royal Hotel now offers guests six different accommodation options, from family rooms to junior suites. The hotel is located in the center of urban Basel, and just minutes away from the Basel Badischer station, Congress Center Basel, Messe Basel, and Museum Tinguely.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the Japanese cuisine at Minamoto.
PULLMAN BASEL EUROPE
The Pullman Basel Europe shines with inventive and effortlessly modern style—and a restaurant deserving of its one Michelin star and 18 Gault Millau points. In addition to 53 classic rooms,62 superior rooms, 24 deluxe rooms, and two junior suites, guests can enjoy the hotel’s newest facilities, such as the Fit Lounge and the Europe Bistro.
Whitewaller recommends: Dining at the seasonally inspired Les Quatre Saisons restaurant.
Hotel Wettstein is a family-friendly hotel, welcoming guests to a peaceful establishment. Guests are encouraged to explore the hotel’s fitness center, interior courtyard garden, underground parking, kids’ playground, charging stations for electrical cars, and complimentary mini bars, bikes, and Wi-Fi.
Whitewaller recommends: Using the mobility ticket that allows for free public travel.
EAST-WEST RIVERSIDE HOTEL
The East-West Riverside Hotel opened in June 2015 after extensive renovations to provide guests with 44 rooms overlooking the city and the Rhine. Combining art and design, the hotel features a restaurant and a stylish bar with a terrace.
Whitewaller recommends: Exploring the nearby bars and restaurants.