The oldest building in this intimate complex of seven town houses dates from 1517, so the four-star Wilden Mann ('Wild Man'), a warren-like and character-filled hotel with nostalgic charm to spare, is a must for those looking to revel in Lucerne's old-fashioned charm. The 50 cozy, individually decorated rooms and suites feature original antiques, wooden beams, four-poster beds, warm colors, and embossed fabrics. Its location in the city's Old Town, within walking distance of the city's major sights and historic delights makes it a great choice, and its two very good restaurants only seals the deal. Service is friendly and eager to please.