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Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Casino Locarno and Piazza Grande. This 67-room, 4.5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's also near Madonna del Sasso and Verzasca Dam.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa's 67 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars and safes. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and slippers.

Property features

Guests staying at Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and a sauna. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free train station shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a seasonal outdoor pool.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Renovations & Closures

This property is closed from 01 October 2016 until further notice.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa features a sauna and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 484 square feet (45 square meters) include conference space. This luxury hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa is a smoke-free property.

  • Sauna 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 67 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 484 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Wedding services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Garden 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Year Built 1913 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 45 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Babysitting or childcare  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa offers 67 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Satellite television is provided.

Bathrooms include slippers and hair dryers. This Minusio hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Minibar 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

La Belle Epoque - This restaurant serves dinner only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna, a fitness center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Le Palme. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open select days. Children under 6 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CHF 30 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of CHF 30 per night

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.70 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CHF 25 per person (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: CHF 30 per night
  • Pet fee: CHF 30 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 120 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Esplanade Hotel Resort
  • Esplanade Hotel Resort Minusio
  • Esplanade Minusio
  • Esplanade Hotel Minusio
  • Esplanade Hotel Resort And Spa

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

National Rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 4 stars Superior and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

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