Switzerland may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Find Historic Hotels in Basel from CA $131

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Top Basel Historic Hotels

Hotel Spalentor
4 out of 5
Schönbeinstrasse 1, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $154 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.7/5Exceptional! (962 reviews)

"Excellent location next to historical Spalentor area and easy walking distance to the University, restaurants and downtown shopping district. Very helpful staff. Rooms are comfortable and cozy. Limited parking is available in front of the hotel or close in an underground parking."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 30, 2020

Hotel Spalentor
Hotel Basel
4 out of 5
Münzgasse 12, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $140 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
4.7/5Exceptional! (575 reviews)

"I liked the friendly staff at the reception, always available to help."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 9, 2020

Hotel Basel
Der Teufelhof Basel
3 out of 5
Leonhardsgraben 47-49, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $210 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
4.6/5Exceptional! (573 reviews)
Great stay

"It was a short urgent overnight given flight delays etc. The staff were helpful and accommodating. Taxi services arranged and everything worked as expected..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

Der Teufelhof Basel

You could be seeing lower prices

With member prices, you could save 10% or more right now on thousands of properties.
Pullman Basel Europe
4 out of 5
Clarastrasse 43, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $154 per night from Nov 13 to Nov 14
4.6/5Wonderful! (547 reviews)

"It was a nice stay. I like the staff, the breakfast. The only issue was that the temperature in the room was not adjustable."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020

Pullman Basel Europe
The Passage
4 out of 5
Steinengraben 51, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $160 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
4.6/5Wonderful! (664 reviews)

"Nice location, near the train station and Basel old town. Very kind staff. Modern and well furnished rooms"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 2, 2020

The Passage
Motel One Basel
Barfüssergasse 16, Basel
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $186 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
4.6/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Quiet rooms. Nice lobby. Small duvets, rooms basic. No bath, no conditioner, no coffee/tea making facilities"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020

Motel One Basel
Steinenschanze Stadthotel
3.5 out of 5
Steinengraben 69, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $195 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
4.5/5Wonderful! (533 reviews)

"Friendly staff, excellent breakfast (at the garden), great location :)"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2020

Steinenschanze Stadthotel
AT THE Heart OF Park Vives Water
11 rue du port, RÉSIDENCE BELLERIVE, Huningue, Grand Est
Get Rates
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
I wish I lived there

"The apartment is beautiful. My friends took the reference information for when their parents come to visit. It is exquisitely decorated and contains everything one needs for a pleasant stay."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2019

AT THE Heart OF Park Vives Water
Hotel Rochat Basel
3 out of 5
Petersgraben 23, Basel
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $131 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22
4.5/5Wonderful! (245 reviews)
reat location and nice staff.

"Great location and friendly staff! Elevator. The room wasn’t tiny like in many places."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 2, 2020

Hotel Rochat Basel
Hotel ODELYA
3 out of 5
Missionsstrasse 21, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $207 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25
4.4/5Wonderful! (311 reviews)

"Staff was helpful. The hotel was clean, quiet, and in an ideal location not far off from the city center. The room was cozy and had city views. Will definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2019

Hotel ODELYA
Apartments Spalenring10
3 out of 5
Spalenring 10, Basel, BS
Get Rates
4.4/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)

"This is a great place for an independent traveller to stay. Close to the city centre, its situation is perfect. The apartment is basic but is nicely styled. Consciously minimal it has lovely touches like original art work on the wall. The hosts are great, helpful and charming. Its great value."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2019

Apartments Spalenring10
Hotel D Basel
4 out of 5
Blumenrain 19, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $147 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5
4.4/5Excellent! (471 reviews)

"Really liked the bright corner room and good spacious bathroom with window."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 7, 2020

Hotel D Basel
Dorint An der Messe Basel
4 out of 5
Schoenaustrasse 10, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $154 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)
Would use again next time in Basel

"Just a 10 minute walk to the Rhine with the city centre on the other side of the river, bus & tram stops just outside the hotel & easy free access from the airport with the hotel reservation and they provide a Basel card on check in, some small bars and food outlets nearby but the main activity is ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

Dorint An der Messe Basel
Hotel Restaurant Resslirytti
3 out of 5
Theodorsgraben 42, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $145 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
4.2/5Excellent! (188 reviews)

"The room was really bright and clean. Th neighborhood was rather quiet, albeit central and well connected to suburbs. Staff members were utterly nice and helpful, and truly made my day with their kindness. Cheers!"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 27, 2020

Hotel Restaurant Resslirytti
Hotel Schiff am Rhein
3 out of 5
Marktgasse 60, Rheinfelden, AG
Get Rates
4/5Very Good! (125 reviews)

"Not a clean hotel. It was OK. Only thing good was the river view. When you open the window, you have nice river flowing."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2019

Hotel Schiff am Rhein
Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
4 out of 5
Steinentorstrasse 25, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $189 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7
3.9/5Good! (53 reviews)

"Clean, modern room and bathroom. Staff incredibly polite and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
Hotel Balegra
3 out of 5
Reiterstrasse 1, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $174 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)

"Muy bien todo, limpio, amables, centrico."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 24, 2019

Hotel Balegra
Hotel Hecht Am Rhein
1 out of 5
Rheingasse 8, Basel, BS
Get Rates
3/5 (51 reviews)

"I will never return to this hotel - it is simply too primitive - toilets and bathrooms not in the room outside in the corridor, no TV in the room, no hair dryer, no minibar, even no handsoap, no elevator.But nice neibourhood and good restaurant outside the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 30, 2013

Hotel Hecht Am Rhein
Don't see what you're looking for?
We've got more Historic Hotels. Find the right one for you.
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels in Basel

Search for hotels in Basel on Expedia. You can easily find your hotels in Basel using one of the methods below:

  • View our selection of featured hotels in Basel
  • Use the map to find hotels in the Basel neighborhood you prefer
  • Use the filters to see hotels in a specific area of Basel, select a specific theme, brand, or hotel class from basic (1 Star) to luxury hotels (5 Stars) in Basel
  • Enter your travel dates to view the best deals on hotels in Basel - while they last

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect on my historical trip to Basel?
Those in search of a tour of the local history will want to plan a trip to Basel. And while you’re here, you can visit the array of shops and scenic riverfront. You can also relish a trip to the top-notch restaurants.
What's the best place to stay in Basel to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Hotel Spalentor is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers onsite parking and free WiFi. Augusta Raurica is a short 12-minute drive away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Hotel Basel and Der Teufelhof Basel.
How many historical hotels are there in Basel?
Basel has 296 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 82 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Basel?
Basel is notable for landmarks like Augusta Raurica, White and Blue House, and Rötteln Castle. Cultural venues include Vitra Design Museum, Beyeler Foundation, and Basel Natural History Museum. Other popular sights include Congress Center Basel and Basel Zoo.
What is a historic hotel like in Basel?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can sleep someplace that has a national historic designation. A castle, stately home, palace or even a pub, lodge, old police station, or skyscraper can be considered a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found within the guestrooms or public spaces of historic hotels in Basel, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of historic hotels tend to be the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Basel have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, but every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the popular amenities found in any hotel will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Basel, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

Travelers Loved These Historic Hotels

More trip options