1. Floating hotel ship
If you can’t find a bed on dry land, don’t worry – Basel is situated on the mighty Rhine river and offers floating options too. Bookable as a package for your entire stay, the 5 anchor ships offer single and double rooms as well as luxury suites, a business centre and a shuttle service to the congress centre.
Distance to Art Basel: 10 to 15 minutes on foot.
2. Accommodation Agencies
If floating hotels don’t rock your boat and you are flexible about the number of the stars of your accommodation, there are several well-appointed apartments and temporary housing agencies that can set you up in the city.
This option is particularly interesting if you plan on attending the evening shows and do not want to depend on public transportation to get back to your accommodation.
Distance to Art Basel: 5 to 30 minutes on foot.
3. Meyerhuss, Lampenberg
This romantic Bed&Breakfast set in a country house in the quaint town of Lampenberg is just a 27 minute drive away from Basel and perfect if you wish to enjoy the Swiss countryside during your visit. It only has 3 rooms so guests can expect home away from home hospitality.
Distance to Art Basel: 27 minute drive by private car or taxi.
4. Kurhotel Im Park, Bad Schinznach
If you are travelling with children or with a partner not so passionate about art, the luxurious Kurhotel Im Park could be perfect for you.
Located a little under an hour away from Basel, it offers 5 star accommodation, gourmet dining and a 1,000sqm spa that includes an aquatic park.
Golf and tennis can be played nearby and the main train station is just a short 10 minute walk away.
Distance to Art Basel: 55 minutes by private car or taxi.
5. Hotel Schweizerhof Bern
Anyone with a keen sense of aesthetics will enjoy this luxury design hotel with sophisticated dining rooms and a large urban spa.
A practical choice, thanks to its location right beside the railway station, Hotel Schweizerhof Bern is also ideal extend your love of art to this UNESCO City or enjoy more contemporary offerings at the renowned Paul Klee museum. The train to Basel takes only 56 minutes.
Special Package: The hotel has embraced its love of the arts to include a dedicated package for attendees of ArtBasel. Including accommodation, breakfast, 24 hr in-room dining, internet and SPA access, the packages start from CHF 725 for a double room. + More
Distance to Art Basel: 1 hr 15 mins by public transport.
Just under an hour away from Basel, Zurich is reached easily and comfortably by regular high speed trains and is a great destination in its own right.
Plenty of hotel choices give you options whatever your hotel style is: try the Le Muh design hotel, the luxurious modern Park Hyatt, classic elegance and restful lake views at Eden Au Lac or sumptuous luxury at The Dolder Resort perched on the hill overlooking Zurich.
If you have time to check out the city, head for the boutiques showcasing contemporary Swiss designers on Lagerstrasse in the Europallee development, the Viadukt area around Hardbrucke and the Löwenbräu-Areal on Limmatstrasse.
Distance to Art Basel: 1hr 15 mins by public transport.
7. Le Grand Chalet & Spa, Niedermorschwihr
Located in Niedermorschwihr, France, this luxurious chalet accommodation is within an hour’s drive of Basel and offers a rural retreat that’s the perfect antidote to the stress of the fair. Comprised of four luxury suites in the charming medieval village of Niedermorschwihr.
This boutique property boasts spectacular views of the Vosges Mountains, the Bernese Alps, and the Black Forest and is easy to reach from Colmar.
Nearby golf and access to the adjacent hotel spa make this a great choice of alternative ArtBasel accommodation.
Distance to Art Basel: 1hr by private car or taxi.