Les Trois Rois

Set on the banks of the Rhine, this upscale hotel dating from 1681 is a 9-minute walk from Basel Minster and 1.6 km from Basel train station. Refined rooms are individually decorated with plush fabrics, classic art and antique furniture; some feature art deco touches. All come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Suites add balconies, and sitting areas or living rooms. Upgraded suites have features such as gold-plating, a rooftop hot tub or a fireplace. Dining/drinking options include an acclaimed fine-dining restaurant, a river-view bistro, a chandelier-lit, wood-paneled bar and a cigar lounge. There's also a fitness room.