Hotel President Wilson Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Geneva, Switzerland

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Pros

  • Beautiful location on Lake Geneva
  • Contemporary rooms have large flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
  • Many rooms have Nespresso machines and iPod hookups
  • Gorgeous spa uses high-end Creme de la Mer toiletries
  • Large, chic outdoor pool
  • 6 restaurants and bars, including a caviar bar and a restaurant with views of the lake and surrounding Alps
  • Business-friendly, with 11 meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center
  • Modern fitness center with TechnoGym equipment
  • Sauna and steam room

Cons

  • Pool is open only from May through September
  • Fitness center is a bit small

Bottom Line

The Hotel President Wilson is a beautiful luxury hotel with an even more beautiful location overlooking Lake Geneva. Its proximity to international organizations and government buildings makes it popular with business travelers, but all travelers can appreciate its many on-site amenities; there are six restaurants and bars, a luxurious spa by La Mer, a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a modern fitness center. The 228 rooms are decorated in contemporary style with a brown-and-white color scheme, and feature Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi; most also have Nespresso machines and iPod hookups. Bathrooms have green and tan marble tile; many have shower/tub combos, but some have soaking tubs and separate walk-in showers.

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 Location

Overlooking Lake Geneva from the Right Bank

Hotel President Wilson is located on the Right Bank, overlooking Lake Geneva and the famous Jet d'Eau, the tallest fountain in the world. The hotel is within walking distance of the major train station, as well as numerous international organizations.

Geneva is a picturesque city, divided into two banks by Lake Geneva, and surrounded by mountains. During the winters, visitors and locals head to the mountains to ski; ski resorts such as Verbier and Crans-Montana are conveniently only about an hour from the heart of the city. And in the summertime, the lake -- and nearby beaches -- become popular spots for swimming. But all year long, tourists can enjoy the city's cafe culture (reminiscent of Paris), beautiful gardens, specialty shops (the city is known for its gorgeous jewelry and watches), fabulous restaurants, and many sights.

  • 12-minute drive to the Geneva International Airport
  • On the banks of Lake Geneva with a view Jet d'Eau, the tallest fountain in the world
  • 7-minute walk to Bains des Paquis beach
  • 10-minute walk to the Cornavin train station
  • 10-minute walk to the La Perle du Lac park
  • 12-minute walk to the Museum of History and Sciences
  • 16-minute walk to Place de Saint-Gervais, where jewelry and *18-minute walk to the Jardin Anglais, with the famous flower clock
  • 19-minute walk to Jardin Botanique, home to a small zoo
  • 19-minute walk to the Red Cross Museum (in a business area of Geneva)
  • 20-minute walk to Paquis-Nations, home to numerous international organizations, or a 5-minute drive
  • 25-minute walk to the St. Pierre Cathedral, or an 8-minute drive
  • 6-minute drive to Geneve Plage beach, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • About an hour to Crans-Montana ski resort
  • About an hour and a half to the Verbier ski resort

 Bottom Line

The Hotel President Wilson is a beautiful luxury hotel with an even more beautiful location overlooking Lake Geneva. Its proximity to international organizations and government buildings makes it popular with business travelers, but all travelers can appreciate its many on-site amenities; there are six restaurants and bars, a luxurious spa by La Mer, a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a modern fitness center. The 228 rooms are decorated in contemporary style with a brown-and-white color scheme, and feature Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi; most also have Nespresso machines and iPod hookups. Bathrooms have green and tan marble tile; many have shower/tub combos, but some have soaking tubs and separate walk-in showers.

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Address

  • 47 Quai Wilson, Geneva, GE, 1211 Switzerland

Room Types

  • Business Corner City View Suite
  • Business Corner Lake View Suite
  • Crown Suite
  • Executive Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Luxury Suite
  • Presidential Suite
  • Prestige City View Room
  • Prestige Lake View Room
  • Superior City View Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 175
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Address: 47 Quai Wilson, Geneva, GE, 1211 Switzerland
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