The Terminus Hotel was founded in 1902 as a complementary structure to the nearby Grand Hotel Plinius. Used as what today would be called a luxury beauty farm, the Terminus was one of the first buildings in Como to have electric light.
During World War I it was used as a military hospital and in the 1930s it was transformed into a hotel, run by the family that still today owns it and still manages it.
During World War II it was requisitioned by the German army and then by the Allied Command which made it its headquarters until 1946, when it resumed its normal hotel activity.
In 1988 radical renovation works began and in 1994 the hotel reopened. The accurate renovation emphasizes the magnificence of its Art Nouveau architecture and re-evaluates its interior spaces.
Today, the Terminus hotel is a quality four-star hotel perfectly located in the city center. It is in fact just in front of the lake and a few meters from the promenade, a few minutes from the Como Cathedral and the old town full of places to visit and elegant shops for an all-Italian shopping.