Given Stresa's popularity with tourists, it is advisable to book your stay in advance, especially at weekends and during the summer. Many of the hotels in Stresa are featured on the most popular online travel agents (such as Expedia, Booking.com and Venere) and some offer a booking service through their own websites.
The sophisticated search engine at stresa.com will help you to find accommodation to suit your needs by comparing all the available online rates in real-time. You can access the service using the booking form at the side of the page.
Locations and opening times
Most hotels are located by the waterfront or very close to it, just a short distance from boats to the Borromean Islands and other ports on Lake Maggiore. It is also possible to stay on the Isola dei Pescatori, although not on the other islands. As well as the hotels in Stresa, accommodation is also available in nearby Baveno (1.2 miles from Stresa), which is a charming tourist town and a convenient base for visiting the islands and the lake.
Due to the exceptionally mild climate and a lively schedule of cultural events, the long tourist season runs from March to October. Most hotels are open during this period, but during the winter months the choice can be more limited.
Services and prices
There is a wide range of accommodation available, from majestic hotels to typical guesthouses: everyone from business executives to honeymooners will be able to find exactly what they need. The quality of the amenities has been refined over centuries of tourism in Stresa, and will delight even the most exacting of clients. Prices therefore reflect the fact that this is one of the most famous Italian holiday destinations. More economical alternatives of an equally high standard can be found nearby; if you do choose this option, a car can be useful.