With breathtaking architecture, crystal clear waters and a dramatic mountainous backdrop, Lake Garda is one of the most popular yearly vacation destinations for Europeans. It’s also home to a range of quaint towns, each with its own unique attractions and accommodation options. Whether you prefer a high-end hotel in a grand Renaissance palazzo or an eco friendly retreat with a rooftop pool, we’ve found the best hotels with views of Lake Garda to suit your style and budget.

For the ultimate Lake Garda holiday, we suggest staying in a hotel that is right on the water and overlooks the picturesque lakeside promenade. It will allow you to stroll past the swanky cafés, shops and restaurants and enjoy the beautiful view without having to leave the comfort of your hotel. Ideally, you will also be near a lake or a beach for some relaxation and to make the most of your time on the water.

Our pick of the best Lake Garda hotels with a view include properties that are literally floating on the lake, and those that have gorgeous terrace bars where you can relax in style. However, if you want to stay somewhere more affordable that is still in a great location, we recommend our top pick of the best hostels in Lake Garda. With its fabulous roof terrace and quirky furniture, this stylish backpacker pad is the perfect place to soak up the stunning scenery and make new friends.

Alternatively, if you prefer something more modern, we suggest staying in the Hotel Locanda del Benaco. This small-scale hotel is ideal for admirers of minimalist design, with pared back four-poster beds and partition screens in the rooms. It’s a little more compact than some of our other luxury picks, but this is made up for by the excellent service and stunning views from the terrace bar.

The Hotel Cortine Palace is another high-end pick that offers a luxurious experience, with the luxury of your very own private villa on the lakeside. It’s located in Sirmione, which is known for its medieval castle and thermal spas, and surrounded by centuries-old private parkland studded with towering cypress trees. The hotel has its own restaurant, where you can dine in a magnificent setting on the waterfront.

Our budget picks of the best Lake Garda hotels are equally impressive. The quaint and romantic Villa Feltrinelli is an example of this, with its elegant interiors filled with antiques and beautiful fabrics. This aristocratic villa conversion is a real gem, and you can enjoy the wonderful views of the lake and mountains from your own private balcony. There’s also a restaurant and a Jacuzzi, making it the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. You can even book a massage or beauty treatment at the on-site wellness center.garda hotel lake garda