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Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

After much research, and based on reviews, we chose this hotel for our 2 day stay in Bern. It is just one block from the Train station and conveniently located to all major sites, within easy walking distance. Hotel staff was wonderfully friendly and helpful. Room was well equipped, WIFI worked well and bathroom was clean and well maintained. Breakfast was intimate (this is not a big American-style hotel), with really good selections. I would very much recommend this hotel (It's a Best Western) to anyone visiting Bern!

Room was small but very clean. There was no air conditioning, but we were provided with a small oscillating fan. The windows opened onto the courtyard so that we could let in fresh air with virtually no noise. Breakfast was very good. The location could hardly have been better for us, a leisurely five minute walk from the train station & and a block from the Baeren Platz & Parliament Building. Given that Switzerland is unavoidably expensive, this place represents reasonably good value.

Excellent middle priced hotel, right in the centre of Bern; walk out the door and turn left and you're in front on the parliament, turn right, and shopping arcades abound. Walk to the park and look up to see snowy alps... the hotel is competent in the best sense of the word... not too fancy, not too plain. As Goldilocks said, "just right." Breakfast is excellent, you get a free drink at the bar when you check in, but there is no restaurant so ranking dining is not appropriate.

Staff was friendly. Hotel was clean. Every space was small; but OK. Two rooms were good, two rooms were bad. The toilet in one room didn't work for several days. Phone system was bad. One room didn't have the AC we were guaranteed. Hotel was in a great location. It's a shame the hotel pictures were just that; not the real thing...

My wife and I stayed here one night and toured Bern. The location is excellent, right in the center of the old town. The staff was very friendly and professional. The room was spotless and had modern decor. The bathroom was also very clean. This room did not face the street and did not have air conditioning, as is the case in many swiss hotels. However, we opened the window at night to let in the cool evening air. The buffet breakfast was excellent. The bar in the lobby is nice and we received a free drink voucher on arrival. The only downside to this hotel is the parking options. You can pull up to the door to load/unload but the nearest parking area was the Casino garage a couple blocks away. It was about 26F to park for a day.

Rooms where great and very clean, Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The location was superb. Couldn't have found a better place to stay and the local people were awesome. Even got to see the soccor finals with the local fans which added to a great experience

Nice comfortable hotel

The hotel was in a great location, breakfast was fine, the staff were very helpful.

Schauplatzgasse 4 Bern BE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bundeshaus and Clock Tower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz places you next to Bundeshaus and within a 10-minute stroll of other popular attractions like Clock Tower. This 67-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Bern, the hotel is also a short walk from Bern Art Museum and Berner Munster.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz's 67 rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Comfort Single Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Classic Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Comfort Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 273 reviews