There is a wide range of hotels in Zurich, ranging from inexpensive to world-class luxury hotels.
The following hotels in Zurich are divided into three categories:
Luxurious (over 400 CHF)
Moderate (200 to 400 CHF)
Inexpensive (up to 200 CHF)
These are minimum prices for a double room with VAT and breakfast, unless otherwise stated.
The five-star Widder Hotel in Zurich’s old town consists of eight interconnected houses from the Middle Ages. One of them was formerly the butcher’s (ram) guild. The hotel is named after the 13th century Augustinian monastery that once stood here. The 35 rooms and 14 suites are individually decorated; the clever combination of old and new is clever. The 17th century frescoes and historic wooden floors are particularly noteworthy. The hotel restaurant serves excellent Swiss and vegetarian cuisine, and the Widder Bar is known for its good jazz music. The “Library of Spirits” has a large selection of international spirits, especially single malt whiskeys.
Address: Rennweg 7, 8001 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 224 25 26.
Baur au Lac
The best hotel in the city, which is located at the beginning of the trendy Bahnhofstrasse, is surrounded by a hotel-owned park on the shores of Lake Zurich. The traditional hotel has been family-owned since 1844 and has set the standard in the Swiss luxury hotel industry right from the start. The kitchen of the hotel’s Pavillon restaurant has two Michelin stars and 18 GaultMillau points. All 119 rooms and suites are individually and sophisticatedly furnished. The roof top fitness center has an excellent view of the lake and the Alps.
During the summer, guests can have their meals (including breakfast) in the garden or in the glass pavilion next to the ski jump.
Address: Talstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 220 50 20.
Hotel Eden au Lac
The Eden au Lac on Lake Zurich, which is not far from the Opera House and a ten-minute walk from Bahnhofstrasse, is one of the city’s top hotels. The hotel is newly renovated and reopened in January 2020. The Art Nouveau building, built in 1909, combines historical charm with modern facilities, including wireless Internet access. There are 56 five star quality rooms that are air conditioned and extremely comfortable. The French restaurant is famous for its warm appetizers, which are part of a tasting menu designed by Aga Khan III (1877-1957) during his wartime stay in Eden.
Address: Utoquai 45, 8008 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 266 25 25.
Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport
Since opening in 2008, the Radisson Blu Hotel, whose most powerful selling point is its location at the airport, has garnered much praise. It is also worth noting that the center of Zurich is only a ten-minute drive away and the airport terminal is connected to the hotel by a footpath. The decor is chic and modern, and internet access is free. Hotel facilities include a fitness club, 52 conference rooms and an Italian restaurant.
Address: PO Box 295, Zurich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 800 40 40.
The Swissotel, which is particularly conveniently located near the city center and the airport, is one of the best business hotels in Zurich’s Oerlikon business district. It is opposite Zurich Oerlikon train station. The conference and seminar rooms are technically excellently equipped (even for video conferences), have Internet access and a maximum capacity of 1,000 people. The business rooms have two-line telephones, voicemail and fax and internet connections. Other facilities include the wellness center on the top hotel floor with swimming pool, sauna, solarium, steam bath, whirlpool, massage tables and fitness equipment, as well as a bar-restaurant.
Address: Schulstrasse 44, 8050 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 317 31 11.
This hotel is very close to the opera and on Lake Zurich and is popular with both trend-conscious young business people and opera singers. The town house, which dates from the 1930s, opened its doors as a hotel in 1999 and offers a radically modernized interior in white with polished floors and oak shelves. The Seehof is good value for money, only some bathrooms are a bit small. Works of art and photographs by young Swiss artists adorn the walls. The Japanese restaurant Saku completes the charming ambience. Free wireless Internet access is available for guests.
Address: Seehofstrasse 11, 8008 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 254 57 57.
The Central Plaza Hotel
The four-star hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from Zurich main station. The building, built in 1883 with an impressive facade, has 105 air-conditioned rooms and suites, which are completely soundproofed and have Internet access; many also have a view of the Limmat.
Other hotel facilities include a fitness center, the piano bar and café, the King’s Cave restaurant and the Central 1 restaurant. It is said that the piano bar was a preferred meeting point for international spies during the Cold War. A garden with illuminated fountains is open in summer.
Address: Central 1, 8001 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 256 56 56.
Lady’s First is located in a quiet part of Zurich and is a boutique design hotel. The elegant 19th-century building originally housed a girls’ boarding house.
In 1994, eight women decided to open a hotel for female guests only, but men are now also welcome. The atmosphere is cheerful and lively, and guests can surf the Internet free of charge via W-LAN, use the wellness center and the roof terrace. The 28 rooms are comfortably and tastefully furnished.
Address: Mainaustrasse 24, 8008 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 380 80 10.
Hotel St. Josef
The Hotel St. Josef is an affordable option for visitors who like to be close to the main sights. Lake Zurich and the train station are e.g. B. quickly accessible on foot. The rooms of this cozy little hotel are bright and spacious. Customer requests are dealt with in an uncomplicated manner.
The TimeOut restaurant (which has nothing to do with the magazine of the same name) is another plus, as it offers a terrace that is open when the weather is nice.
Address: Hirschengraben 64/68, 8001 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 250 57 57