The Dolomites are brimming with excellent, first-rate hotels. Like other destinations in the Alps, you can expect high standards of hospitality, comfort, and cleanliness. But, hotels in the Italian Dolomites particularly stand out because of their creative vision and their fresh interpretations of tradition. You’ll see this expressed in the cuisine, interior design, architecture, and guest services.
In this curated list of best Dolomites hotels, we’re highlighting accommodations that offer something unique and special, like an in-house patisserie, a 1000m2 integrated wellness complex, visionary cuisine, or a high-alpine location.
Everyone comes to the Dolomites for the mountain views. But, when the weather isn’t cooperative, or you simply want a break from outdoor adventuring, having an enjoyable place to stay is important. By choosing the right Dolomites hotel, you’re ensuring that your time in the Dolomites is memorable, rain, or shine.
If you’re trying to figure out the best villages and towns to stay in, also read: Where to Stay in the Dolomites in Summer.
Best Dolomites Hotels
- Dorfhotel Beludei: creative cuisine and luxurious bedrooms
- Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel: excellent in-house pâtisserie
- Hotel Col Alto: phenomenal sauna and wellness area
- Ütia de Börz: unforgettable high alpine experience and mountain views
- Hotel Ciasa Soleil: idyllic views and intimate atmosphere
- Sporthotel Alpenrose: memorable indoor-outdoor pool and gourmet food
- Hotel Angelo Engel: perfect location in Ortisei if you’re traveling with, or without a car
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1. Dorfhotel Beludei
Santa Cristina, Val Gardena, South Tyrol
Let’s begin by introducing you to our favorite boutique hotel in the Dolomites. Dorfhotel Beludei is located in Santa Cristina, the Val Gardena village between Ortisei and Selva.
With its fresh alpine-modern design, Beludei feels both timeless and new. The hotel’s exterior and interior exhibit an impeccable fusion between traditional and whimsical elements. It’s a joy to discover the design details during your stay.
Dorfthotel Beludei is also the best hotel in Val Gardena if you savor cuisine as much as aesthetics. Chef de cuisine Dominic Pernstich concocts the most visionary meals inspired by the Ladin and Italian culinary traditions. Dinner is served in 5 courses, each bursting with flavor and artistry.
Why you should stay in Dorfhotel Beludei
- Creative and Memorable Cuisine.
- Wellness Area. The wellness area features an indoor pool, an outdoor whirlpool, a steam bath sauna, a finnish sauna, a snack area (with cookies), and a spacious relaxation room.
- “Off the Beaten Path.” When people visit Val Gardena for the first time, they usually flock to Ortisei. However, if you stay in Dorfhotel Beludei, you have easy access to hidden gems like Monte Pic and the Baita Seurasas mountain hut. The trail to both of these destinations starts directly behind the hotel.
- View of Sassolungo. Mount Sassolungo/Langkofel is clearly visible from the hotel bedrooms, whirlpool, and the wellness resting room.
- Alpine-modern Bedrooms. If we had to choose a single hotel to live in for the next five years, Dorfhotel Beludei would be our first choice. Why? The spaciousness, the smell (swiss pine and larch), the comfort, and the view.
- Free Public Transit. When you check-in, you’re given a Südtirol/Alto Adige Guest Pass, which gives you free access to South Tyrolean bus and train transit.
Dorfhotel Beludei Summer Activities
- Hike to Monte Pic.
- Eat lunch at Baita Seurasas mountain hut.
- Summit Col dala Pieres.
- Hike from Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm to Santa Cristina via Monte Pana.
Related: Best Hikes in Val Gardena
Dorfhotel Beludei Winter Activities
- Ski in the Val Gardena Ski Resort and the largest connected Ski resort in the world: Dolomites Superski. Nearby chairlifts: Monte Pana and Col Raiser.
- Go Tobogganing on Alpe di Siusi.
- Ski around the Sella massif on the Sellaronda skiing carousel.
- Cross-country ski in Vallunga Valley in Selva Gardena, or on the Monte Pana in Santa Cristina.
2. Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel
San Vito di Cadore, Boite Valley, Belluno
Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel is a three-star hotel in the mountain village San Vito di Cadore in the Belluno Dolomites. San Vito di Cadore is located in Boite Valley, at the foot of the impressive Croda Marcora (Sorapiss group) and Antelao Mountain (3,264 meters), which is the second-highest mountain in the Dolomites. On the other side of the valley, the solitary Mount Pelmo rises above a vast forest belt.
Located a mere 11-km from Cortina d’Ampezzo, this village is an alternative base for exploring the many popular destinations around Cortina: Lago Federa, Lago di Sorapiss, Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri, Tre Cime di Lavaredo. You’ll find that the price point is quite attractive too.
Why you should stay in Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel
- Very Affordable. You won’t find a better place for a better price near Cortina d’Ampezzo.
- Pâtisserie. Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel is also a pastry shop. During breakfast, you’ll be able to savor their delicious croissants, cakes, and Krapfen with various fillings.
- Afternoon Snack. Between 3 pm and 6 pm, a complimentary savory and sweet snack is served in the hotel’s living room, featuring more of the hotel pâtisserie’s cakes and pastries.
- Charming Design and Soft Lighting. The hotel’s interior is furnished in an alpine lodge style that feels immediately cozy and welcoming. Throughout the communal spaces, the lighting is soft, creating a relaxed vacation atmosphere.
- Cozy Rooms and Apartments. At Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel, you can book their rooms or their apartments. If you’re traveling off-season (early June, or October), we recommend booking an apartment, because many restaurants and eateries are seasonal in the Dolomites. The apartments are equipped with all needed appliances (dishwasher, stove, oven, fridge) and cooking utensils. There is a Conrad Supermarket, just up the street (1-minute walk from the hotel), which is very convenient.
- Daily Program. At breakfast, you’re given a daily program with hiking suggestions, the daily aperitif (which is discounted 30%), must-see places, guided-hiking/climbing opportunities, and interesting facts regarding the region.
- Restaurant Discount Card. At check-in, Fiori provides guests with a list of open restaurants and a restaurant card, which gives you a 5-10% discount on meals.
Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel Summer Activities
- Visit Cibiana di Cadore Village, which is a small village famous for its mural paintings and artistic heritage.
- Hike to Rifugio Scotter, 1:30 hours from San Vito village center.
- Hike to Rifugio Marco, 2 hours from San Vito village center.
- Eat Lunch at Rifugio Larin whilst enjoying views of Antelao Mountain and Boite Valley. This rifugio is accessible by car.
Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel Winter Activities
- Ski in the San Vito Ski Area.
3. Hotel Col Alto
Corvara, Alta Badia, South Tyrol
Hotel Col Alto is located in the middle of Corvara in Val Badia facing Sassongher. With its rustic, yet elegant alpine-modern design, Hotel Col Alto invites you to savor your time in the Dolomites inside as much as outside. Upon arriving, you’ll feel instantly taken care of. Though Col Alto is a fine hotel, it never feels rigid or stiff.
Our favorite part about staying in Hotel Col Alto is their extensive spa and wellness area. All of the best Dolomites hotels can boast two saunas. However, Hotel Col Alto stands out with its five saunas, footbath, waterbeds, relaxation rooms, ice fountain, indoor pool, whirlpool, and Kneipp course. No one wants bad weather during their vacation, but if you’re staying here, poor weather isn’t unwelcome.
Why you should stay in Hotel Col Alto
- 1000m2 Wellness Area.
- Extremely Helpful Receptionists. Whether we needed laundry done in a hurry, or help figuring out where to hike, the receptionists accommodated all of our requests efficiently and kindly. Their competence and knowledge can’t be overstated.
- Public Transit Friendly. Hotel Col Alto is located directly at the Corvara Strada Col Alto bus stop, so it’s easy to get around Alta Badia and South Tyrol without a car.
- Culinary Wonders. Dinner is served in four courses with an impressive salad buffet. Once a week, guests are treated to a Ladin meal and a dessert buffet. We didn’t experience the Ladin-themed dinner, but we certainly relished the dessert extravaganza.
- Inviting Communal Spaces. Whether you want to read by the fire or have a drink at the bar, there are plenty of spaces to unwind after a day of hiking, or skiing.
Hotel Col Alto Summer Activities
- Summit Cima Pisciadu.
- Conquer the Tridentina – Pisciadú via ferrata.
- Walk valley trails to Colfosco or La Villa.
Related: Alta Badia Summer Guide
Hotel Col Alto Winter Activities
- Ski in the Alta Badia Ski Resort.
- Ski in the largest connected ski area in the world: Dolomiti Superski.
- Go on a winter hike from Corvara to Colfosco.
- Go on a winter hike from Corvara to La Villa.
4. Ütia de Börz
San Martino in Badia, Alta Badia, South Tyrol
Ütia de Börz is an upscale mountain refuge situated at the mountain pass Passo delle Erbe. Facing the majestic north-face of Sass de Putia/Peitlerkofel and the Odle di Eores/Aferer Geisler mountains, this scenic accommodation offers guests the feeling of being blissfully alone in the mountains, but with all of the comfort. Passo delle Erbe is accessible from Val Badia, Val di Funes, and Bressanone.
Why you should stay in Ütia de Börz
- Puez-Odle Nature Park. Passo delle Erbe is the northern gateway to the Puez-Odle/Geisler Nature Park.
- Sass de Putia Trailhead. Hikers venture to Passo delle Erbe to hike the sensational circuit trail around Sass de Putia. By staying at Ütia de Börz, you’re located directly at the trailhead.
- Sunrise and Sunset. The Dolomites are at their most beautiful in the early and late hours of the day. From Ütia de Börz, you can enjoy both the sunrise and sunset without any extra effort.
- Excellent Local Cuisine. Ütia de Börz is also a restaurant. Overnight visitors are treated to an outstanding 4-course dinner menu, featuring local flavors and generous portions. We ate three dinners here and were wowed by the generous portions, flavor and plating.
- High Alpine Experience. Ütia de Börz is situated at an elevation of 2006 meters, surrounded only by forest and mountains. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the Dolomites. Waking up here is an experience you’ll never forget.
Ütia de Börz Summer Activities
- Hike the Circuit Trail around Sass de Putia/Peitlerkofel.
- Summit Sass de Putia.
- Hike to Rifugio Genova/Schlüterhütte mountain hut.
- Hike to Ütia Ciampcios mountain hut in Lungiarü valley.
- Hike to Monte Muro/Maurerberg mountain.
Ütia de Börz Winter Activities
During the winter season, only the Val Badia side of Passo delle Erbe is open, while the Bressanone/Brixen and Funes/Villnöss sides are all closed until the middle of spring. Come to Passo delle Erbe in winter if you want to be far away from the ski resorts in a peaceful environment where nature rules supreme. Spend your winter holiday cross country skiing and snowshoe hiking.
5. Hotel Ciasa Soleil
La Villa, Alta Badia, South Tyrol
Hotel Ciasa Soleil is a family-run, boutique hotel in La Villa/Stern. More intimate than other best Dolomites hotels, Hotel Ciasa Soleil reminds us that great hotels come in all sizes.
Happily situated in Val Badia between Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park and the Puez-Odle Nature Park, Hotel Ciasa Soleil is the perfect jumping off point for summer and winter activities.
We loved the hotel’s modern design, gourmet food, wellness area, and transit-friendly location. Most of all, we loved the views. The panoramic dining room faces Mount Fanes, ensuring that you’ll never miss an Enrosadira sunset during your stay. You can also enjoy mountain vistas from the elevated outdoor terrace and whirlpool.
Why you should stay in Hotel Ciasa Soleil
- Public Transit Friendly. Hotel Ciasa Soleil is located a few meters from the La Villa Strada Colz bus stop, so it’s easy to get around Val Badia and Val Gardena without a car.
- Generous breakfast buffet and Gourmet Dinner featuring South Tyrolean cuisine with a modern twist.
- Free Hiking and Biking Tours. In summer, you can join the hotel’s guided hiking, walking, mountain biking, and e-bike tours for free. Hotel Ciasa Soleil offers 4-5 guided tours per week.
- Free equipment rental. During your stay, you can also borrow the hotel’s mountain bikes, hiking poles, and backpacks.
- Indoor swimming pool and wellness area.
Hotel Ciasa Soleil Summer Activities
- Hike from La Villa to Colfosco over the Gherdenacia karst plateau.
- Hike from San Cassiano to La Villa via Rifugio Fanes.
- Walk across the Armentara Meadows (in neighboring Badia).
Hotel Ciasa Soleil Winter Activities
- With direct access to the ski slopes, you can enjoy both the Alta Badia Ski Resort (130 km of slopes) and the Dolomiti Superski (1200 km of slopes).
- Cross-country ski in Armentarola (26 km of cross-country ski runs).
- Cross-country ski in the Armentara meadows.
- Walk the Path of the Larches Trail (in neighboring San Cassiano)
6. Sporthotel Alpenrose
Carezza, Val d’Ega, South Tyrol
Sporthotel Alpenrose is situated in Carezza/Karersee in Val D’Ega/Eggental. Boasting views of the vertiginous Latemar peaks on one-side and the Catinaccio/Rosengarten range on the other, you’ll be instantly overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the hotel’s surroundings (especially from the indoor-outdoor pool).
The hotel’s location makes outdoor adventuring easy and effortless in both winter and summer. Located at the base of the Paolina chairlift, winter guests have direct access to the Carezza Ski Resort (40 km of slopes). If you opt for the Fassa Carezza Skipass, you’ll also have access to 110 km of slopes.
Summer guests can also take advantage of the Paolina chairlift in order to jumpstart their ascents to the famous Vajolet Towers and to the Roda di Vaèl/Rotwandhütte mountain hut. We started this 3-day hike across the Rosengarten Alps from Sporthotel Alpenrose.
Beyond the location, you can expect a generous breakfast buffet, gourmet and interesting dinner menus, a delightful wellness area, and a cozy alpine lounge.
Note: Sporthotel Alpenrose isn’t located in a village, or town, so half board (breakfast and dinner included) is a necessity here.
Why you should stay in Sporthotel Alpenrose
- Close Proximity to Hiking, Via Ferrata Climbing Trails in two prominent Dolomites mountain ranges.
- Lago di Carezza/Karersee is a 3-minute drive from the hotel. You can also take the bus.
- In-hotel Ski rental and sports shop where you can rent ski equipment, Via Ferrata kits, mountain bikes, e-bikes, and more.
- Dolomites lounge. The hotel’s lounge is an atmospheric and cozy place to eat lunch (12 pm – 2 pm), savor an afternoon coffee and cake, and enjoy an apéritif and/or digestif (until midnight). When the weather isn’t being cooperative you can spend your day bouncing between the wellness area and the hotel lounge.
- Latemar-facing indoor-outdoor pool and spa area. The spa area encompasses a Finnish sauna, a Turkish steam bath, an infrared cabin, and a jacuzzi.
Sporthotel Alpenrose Summer Activities
- Hike to the Latemarhütte Mountain Hut (moderate).
- Hike to the Masarè Hütte Hut and the Kaiserstein viewpoint (easy).
- Climb the Santner Klettersteig to the Vajolet Towers (read day 1 of our Rosengarten Trek for more info).
Sporthotel Alpenrose Winter Activities
- Ski in the Carezza Ski Resort.
- Ski in the Carezza and Fassa Ski Resorts (combi-ticket).
- Go snowshoe hiking. You can borrow snowshoes from the hotel (free of charge).
7. Hotel Angelo Engel
Ortisei, Val Gardena, South Tyrol
The 4-star family-run Hotel Angelo Engel occupies the best possible location in Ortisei (St. Ulrich/Urtijëi). Situated directly in the town center, it’s only a short way to reach Plaza Sant’ Antone, the main transit hub in Ortisei. Hotel Angelo Engel is also walking distance to the Resciesa funicular, Ortisei-Furnes-Seceda cableway, and the Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi gondola (Mont Sëuc Ropeway).
If you’re traveling to the Dolomites without a car, this is where you need to stay. Your exploration options of Puez-Odle/Geisler Nature Park, Seiser Alm, and Val Gardena are limitless.
Why you should stay in Hotel Angelo Engel
- Location. Because of Hotel Angelo Engel’s central location, you don’t need a car to drive to trailheads or cableway valley stations.
- Wellness & Spa Area. Hotel Angelo’s wellness area comprises a heated indoor-outdoor pool, an outdoor sauna, a sunbathing area, a whirlpool, a resting room, and 3 indoor saunas (steam bath sauna, Finnish sauna, and lady’s herbal sauna). The wellness area is imaginatively designed, transporting you to a fanciful, storybook world. Guests can also sign up for massages and beauty treatments in the wellness area.
- Comfortable Rooms and Suites. We stayed in a roomy junior suite. We loved our balcony view of Seceda, the silence (excellent sound-proofing), and space.
- Free Hiking Guide. Hotel Angelo Engel organizes guided hiking trips (for hotel guests only) to peaks as well as sunrise and sunset adventures.
- Free Public Transit. When you check-in, you’re given a Südtirol/Alto Adige Guest Pass, which gives you free access to South Tyrolean bus and train transit.
Tip: There are many places in the Dolomites where half-board (breakfast and dinner) is a necessity. Given that Hotel Angelo Engel is located in the town center of Ortisei, we recommend skipping dinner at the hotel. There are plenty of dining options in town.
Hotel Angelo Engel Summer Activities
- Take the Resciesa Funicular up to the Resciesa plateau. From here, you have a few options. You can circuit the plateau, hike to Brogles Hütte and Seceda, descend to Ortisei via Val d’Anna, or even hike the Troi Paian trail to St. Jacob’s church on route to Ortisei.
- Take the Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi gondola to Mont Sëuc and walk across Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm to Saltria.
- Take the Ortisei-Furnes-Seceda cableways to Seceda and hike to Rifugio Firenze/Regensburger Hütte.
- Hike to St. Jacob’s Church, which is believed to be the oldest church in Val Gardena.
- Discover the Best Hikes in Val Gardena.
Related: How to Visit Ortisei, Val Gardena
Hotel Angelo Engel Winter Activities
- Go tobogganing from the Resciesa mountain station to Ortisei (6 km toboggan run).
- Ski in the Val Gardena Ski Resort (part of Dolomites Superski).
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