I spent 1 week-end with my wife and our 2 daughters in this hotel in Locarno. Below pros and cons:
- nice location
- good quality of the restaurant. Try their meat cooked on hot stoone
- confortable bed.
- hotel maintenance. The hotel was renovated only partially. Avoid 1st floor and especially room n.12 where only few outlets work properly and the bathroom is, at least, 20 years old
- accessibility. The hotel is full of stairs. The elevator doesn't reach the top floor
- reception/consierge. Their is no reception. They just placed a desk close to the main entrance and, if you're lucky, you find someone supporting you. For instance, we asked to store in the freezer of the bar some special food for my daughter but they mistakenly put it in the cooler. As a consequence of that the morning after we had to bin everything because unfrozen
- overpriced. Don't book a family room that would cost approx CHF 300/ night. I suggest to reserve a double room and eventually ask for an extra bed
- the hotel is not baby friendly
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The romantic Hotel America is located at the famous Piazza Grande di Locarno that invites everyone to enjoy its excellent shopping facilities and the weekly market. The idyllic old town, the lake, the port and the children’s playground are easily reachable by foot. All the most beautiful events in Locarno, such as Locarno film festival and "Moon and Stars" are held directly in front of the hotel. This place is surrounded by the splendid mountains that can be quickly reached by foot, with a funicular, by car or with a bus. The railway station is just 10 minutes away from the hotel. The charming Hotel America offers its guests 18 design rooms in four categories. It’s highly recommended to reserve a wished room in advance to be sure of its availability. ... more less
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