Hotels in Zurich Switzerland

Hotels in Zurich Switzerland are not only breathtaking, they can be quite affordable, especially when you know where and how to look. We’ve searched extensively through hotels in Zurich Switzerland in order to bring you the very best, with a focus toward penthouses. Renting a penthouse offers a chance to create unforgettable memories. Zurich, with its museums, galleries, symphony orchestras, operas, theaters, dance festivals, art fairs and exciting night life, is one of the best places to visit in Central Europe. Before we get to our list of hotels in Zurich Switzerland, let’s take a look at some background information on the city to help you along the way.

Founded in 15 BC by the Romans, Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city. With a population of about 500,000 people, the city is located on the north-western end of Lake Zurich, a 25 mile long, 446 feet deep lake with very clean, purified, water, public beaches and baths, which are quite popular. Zurich’s official language is German, though English speakers should have no problem communicating in hotels and businesses. One of the most livable cities in the world, Zurich is an attractive place for overseas businesses due to its low tax rates, canton funding subsidies and high quality of life.

Latin is the earliest recorded language discovered in the area from a tombstone that translates into “Turicum tax post”, where the Romans imposed a 2.5% tax on the Gauls. During the 5th century, the Germanic tribe Alemanni settled in the area, and in 1218 Zurich gained relative independence from the Roman Empire. In 1351, Zurich became a member of the Old Swiss Confederacy, a group of independent small states within the Holy Roman Empire. Tension between Protestants and Catholics led to the Wars of Kappel. Zurich proclaimed itself a republic in 1648, furthering itself from Roman influence. The Treaty of Zurich, which ended the Austro-Sardinian wars, was signed in 1859. Several other important developments occurred in the 1800’s, such as the building of the first Swiss railway, the Spanisch-Brötli-Bahn, and the founding of the Zurich Stock Exchange. During World War II, Zurich, a neutral country, was accidentally bombed by Allied forced.

Today, Zurich is a popular tourist destination for those who seek natural as well as man-made beauty. One of the wealthiest places in the world, Zurich is the Swiss banking center. Surrounded by scenes of guild architecture, seemingly endless blue skies and water, and the distant, snow-capped Swiss Alps, you’ll surely find inspiration in this pristine Swiss city. Points of interest include Fraumünster Church, Paradeplatz, Zürich Museum of Art, Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden, Zürich Opera House, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Theater am Neumarkt, Niederdorf, Langstrasse, Letzigrund Stadium and FIFA Headquarters. Another of Zurich’s draws is its festivals, which include Zurich Film Festival, Street Parade, with over a million visitors and Zürifäscht, which attracts around 2 million people. Zurich truly is a bucket list city, and the following hotels in Zurich Switzerland, geared toward luxurious penthouses, we feel will help provide for an unforgettable experience.



The Dolder Grand

Kurhausstrasse 65

Hotels in Zurich Switzerland

What’s around?

The Dolder Grand offers a large spa, 2 award-winning restaurants, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, slippers, city, Lake Zurich and Alps views, a large pool with panoramic views, fitness facilities, free shuttle service to city centre and limousine service upon request. Nearby you may find Dolder Golf Club Zurich, Saltz (Swiss restaurant), The Restaurant, Tennis Club Zurich, Tennisclub Sonnenberg, Park Sonnenberg, Dolder Sports (ice skaing rink), Dolder Bad (swimming pool), Golf Adlisberg Driving Range and more.

This 5-star hotel is 0.6 miles from FIFA Headquarters, 0.8 miles from Zoo Zurich, 0.9 miles from Bethanien Private Hospital, 1.1 miles from University of Zurich, 1.2 miles from University Hospital Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich, ETH Zurich and Zurich Stadelhofen, 1.3 miles from Zentralbibliothek Zürich and Zurich Opera House, 1.4 miles from Bellevueplatz and Grossmünster, 1.5 miles from Fraumünster and Lindenhof, 2.2 miles from Museum Rietberg and 5.5 miles from Zurich Airport.

Approximate cost per night (suite 100): $4,158



Baur au Lac

Talstrasse 1

Hotels in Zurich Switzerland

Fraumunster Church Zurich

Baur au Lac boasts 5-star accommodations with its own private park, Lake Zurich and Alps views, elegant and luxurious rooms, free mini-bar usage, a top-floor fitness center, 2 renowned restaurants, medical massages and physiotherapy upon request, a hair and beauty salon, valet parking, limo service, maid service twice a day, a 24-hour concierge service, car repair and service in the hotel’s garage and a wine boutique. Pavillon (haute French restaurant), Musikpavillon (stage), Stadthausanlage (park), Bürkli Beiz + Kiosk (restaurant), Geiserbrunnen (historical landmark), Fame Gallery (art gallery), Luxor Fitness (fitness center), Ona (Hawaiian restaurant), Le Poisson (French restaurant), Oak Bar (cocktail bar) and more are in the area.

From here Bürkliplatz is 0.1 miles, Paradeplatz and Fraumunster Church Zurich are 0.2 miles, Bellevueplatz, Helmhaus, Grossmünster, St. Peter Zurich and Bahnhofstrasse are 0.3 miles, Zurich Opera House, Rathaus Zurich and Lindenhof are 0.4 miles, Kunsthaus Zurich is 0.5 miles, Museum Rietberg is 0.7 miles, Zurich Central Station, ETH Zurich and Swiss National Museum are 0.8 miles, Zoo Zurich is 2 miles, Uetliberg is 2.5 miles and Zurich Airport is 6 miles.

Approximate cost per night (deluxe corner suite): $4,943




Atlantis by Giardino

Döltschiweg 234

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Uetliberg Mountain

Set at the foot of Uetliberg Mountain, Atlantis by Giardino provides contemporary design, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, non-alcoholic mini-bars, free WiFi, city and nature views, fine dining options and an elegant spa. Near here are Döltschihof (farm shop), Restaurant Oberes-Triemli, Thiwa Cafe, Restaurant Monti, Meskerem (Ethiopian restaurant) and more.

You’ll find Uetliberg Mountain 1 mile, Sihlcity 1.3 miles, Plaza Club and Museum Rietberg 1.6 miles, FIFA World Football Museum 1.7 miles, Swiss Exchange 1.8 miles, Prime Tower and Helsinki Club Zurich 1.9 miles, Strandbad Mythenquai 2 miles, Fraumünster and Lindenhof 2.2 miles, Kunsthaus Zurich 2.5 miles and Zurich Airport 6.9 miles.

Approximate cost per night (metropol): $4,826

Cost per person (four people): $1,207



The Double F



Widder Hotel

Rennweg 7

Hotels in Zurich Switzerland

Old Town Zurich

Set in Old Town Zurich, Widder Hotel has an award-winning gourmet restaurant, free WiFi, a large collection of artwork, spacious rooms, air conditioning, free mini-bars, modern video and audio equipment, B&O entertainment systems and elegant bathrooms. You’ll find MÜLLER Reformhaus Vital Shop (health food store), Walter Buchmann Bakery, Le café enSoie by ViCAFE (coffee store), Kindli (Swiss restaurant), AuGust (Swiss restaurant), Lumière (French restaurant), Steiff Galerie (toy store), Widder Bar & Kitchen, blumen fitze (florist), zur Schtund (Swiss restaurant), Goldschmiede Feingold (goldsmith), Juice Market (bistro), Confiserie Teuscher (chocolate shop), Cantinetta Antinori (Italian restaurant), Breitling Boutique (watch store), OMEGA Boutique (watch store) and more nearby.

This locale is 0.1 miles from Lindenhof, Bahnhofstrasse, St. Peter Zurich, Urania Observatory and Rathaus Zurich, 0.2 miles from Paradeplatz, Fraumünster, Grossmünster and Helmhaus, 0.3 miles from Zentralbibliothek Zürich, 0.4 miles from Zurich Central Station, Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum, 0.5 miles from Bellevueplatz and ETH Zurich, 0.6 miles from Zurich Opera House, 1 mile from Museum Rietberg and 5.6 miles from Zurich Airport.

Approximate cost per night (executive penthouse suite): $3,740




Penthouse Bellevue

26 Schifflände

Bellevue Penthouse

Helmhaus Zurich

Penthouse Bellevue offers 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, free WiFi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and is located near JOE & THE JUICE (juice shop), Figaro & Barbiere Zurich (hairdresser), Theater Am Hechtplatz, Noir (French steakhouse), Blockhus(restaurant), Glen Fahrn (liquor store), Airyoga, Wick Shoes, Bäckerei-Konditorei Urs Vohdin (bakery), Weisser Wind (Swiss restaurant), Rössli Bar, Zum weissen Kreuz (Swiss restaurant) and more.

Helmhaus Zurich, Grossmünster, Fraumünster and Bellevueplatz are 0.1 miles, Rathaus Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich and St. Peter Zurich are 0.2 miles, Bürkliplatz, Paradeplatz, Zurich Opera House, Bahnhofstrasse, Lindenhof and Zurich Stadelhofen are 0.3 miles, Zoo Zurich is 1.8 miles, Uetliberg is 2.8 miles and Kloten Airport is 5.8 miles from this location.

Approximate cost per night (two bedroom): $1,129

Cost per person (six people): $188

(high demand – book in advance)



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PINside Luxury Penthouse

10 Naphtastrasse, Escher Wyss

Pinside Luxury Penthouse Zurich

Helsinki Club Zurich

Offering 3 bedrooms, 2 floors, Swiss Alp and city views, 2 elegant bathrooms with a bathtub and a spa family shower, a living room with floor to ceiling windows and a fully-equipped open kitchen, PINside Luxury Penthouse can be found near Platform (Swiss restaurant), Hotel Rivington & Sons (cocktail bar), K2 (restaurant), MAAG (event venue), Velocity (gym), The Yoga Place, Steiner Flughafebeck AG (bakery), Helsinkiklub (live music venue), Frau Gerolds Garten (bar & grill), FREITAG (bag shop), Club Supermarket (night club), Urbansurf (sports complex), Gerold Chuchi (hamburger restaurant), Bogen F (concert hall), Caritas Secondhand (used clothing store), CABINET (fashion accessories store) and more.

From here you’ll find Prime Tower and Helsinki Club Zurich 0.1 miles, Moods 0.2 miles, Museum of Design 0.3 miles, Plaza Club 0.9 miles, Platzspitz Park and Ottikerstrasse 1.2 miles, Zurich Central Station and Swiss National Museum 1.3 miles, Kunsthaus Zurich 1.9 miles, Zurich Opera House 2.1 miles and Kloten Airport 5 miles.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse): $716

Cost per person (eight people): $90

(high demand – book in advance)



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Le Bijou Jacuzzi Penthouse

Münsterhof 6, 1. Zurich Old Town

Le Bijou Jacuzzi Penthouse

Paradeplatz Zurich

Le Bijou Jacuzzi Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, free WiFi, a kitchen, a private pool, river and city views, a terrace, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a bathroom with a hot tub.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse): $2,576

Cost per person (eight people): $322





Spectacular Limmatview Penthouse

Limmatquai 82, 1. Zurich Old Town

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St Peter Church Zurich

Spectacular Limmatview Penthouse features free WiFi, a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen and a terrace.

Approximate cost per night: $1,243

Cost per person (six people): $207

Le Bijou Jacuzzi Penthouse and Spectacular Limmatview Penthouse are found near Cana Bar, (hairdresser), MyVi’s (Vietnamese restaurant), Toscano (Italian restaurant), Coiffeur Saleh (hair salon), Calypso Nightclub, kleiner (bakery), House of Spirit (herb shop), Walliser-Keller (Swiss restaurant), Bistrot chez Marion (French restaurant) and more.

These penthouses are 0.1 miles from Fraumünster, Paradeplatz Zurich, St Peter Church Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse and Helmhaus, 0.2 miles from Grossmünster, Rathaus Zurich and Lindenhof, 0.3 miles from Bürkliplatz and Urania Observatory, 1.9 miles from Zoo Zurich, 2.7 miles from Uetliberg and 5.8 miles from Kloten Airport.



River View Penthouse

65 Hönggerstrasse, Wipkingen

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Moods Zurich

River View Penthouse features a roof terrace with beautiful city views, a modern kitchen with dishwasher, oven, fridge, coffee machine and kettle, a flat-screen TV and spacious living room and is located close to San Gennaro (pizza restaurant), Tizziani (Italian restaurant), Damm (bar), Flussbad Unterer Letten (public swimming pool), flussssbar, Tanzhaus Zurich (performing arts theater), FILMFLUSS (outdoor movie theater), Tre Fratelli (Italian restaurant), Ototo (sushi restaurant), Osteria Centrale (Italian restaurant), The Artisan (restaurant), Nordbrücke (cafe), L’Ultimo Bacio (organic shop), Damas (restaurant) and more.

Moods Zurich is 0.3 miles, Helsinki Club Zurich and Prime Tower are 0.5 miles, Museum of Design is 0.6 miles, Zurich Central Station is 1.2 miles, Lindenhof and ETH Zurich are 1.5 miles, Paradeplatz and Fraumünster are 1.7 miles, Zurich Opera House is 2.1 miles and Kloten Airport is 4.5 miles from this property.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse): $378

Cost per person (four people): $95





Luxury Aussersihl Penthouse

5 Glasmalergasse, Aussersihl

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Swiss Exchange Market

Luxury Aussersihl Penthouse has free WiFI, a flat-screen TV, a kitchen with dishwasher, oven, coffee machine, microwave and electric tea pot and is found near: Vasco’s Bar, Pure & Tasty (gourmet grocery store), Secondhand Bags, Crazy Horse, d’Aurora (Italian restaurant), Fribourger Fonduestübli (fondue restaurant), Bund 39 (restaurant), IKOO (ramen restaurant), Aperitivo Don Leone (pizza restaurant), Sweet Basil (Thai restaurant), Real (Spanish restaurant), Meat Me (steakhouse) and more.

This location is 0.2 miles from Plaza Club and Swiss Exchange Market, 0.3 miles from Europaallee, 0.4 miles from Bahnhofstrasse, 0.5 miles from Urania Observatory, Lindenhof, Zurich Central Station, Paradeplatz and Zurich Christmas Market, 0.6 miles from St. Peter Zurich and 5.6 miles from Kloten Airport.

Approximate cost per night (three bedroom): $590

Cost per person: $85



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Zurich Switzerland offers some of the best hotels in central Europe. Whatever your reason for traveling to Zurich, any of the above hotels will undoubtedly help make for an awe-inspiring experience. We hope you have found great value in this information, and most importantly, that you enjoy your trip to Switzerland’s biggest city!

32 Replies to “Hotels in Zurich Switzerland”

  1. Another awesome post. I love reading from your website. Switzerland is the most sought after destination for those who love travelling. I’ve never been to Switzerland before, but always wanted to go there. 

    Your post has motivated me to plan my travel to Zurich. You have offered great recommendations. I’ll make a note of them and have further discussion with my family members before making final plan. This post will help us as a great guide. 

    Thanks a lot for your efforts on creating this useful post. 

  2. This is very enticing to consider traveling in luxury, but I can see the appeal.   Beautiful views, close to the main attractions. Thanks for including links to restaurants, clubs, gyms, shops, (and especially bakeries, my favorite in Europe).  If you are going to travel, take time off work, it makes sense to do it in style and really treat yourself.   What about prices?  I wish I could see what I was looking at in prices, maybe a general ballpark on your page before going to the booking site.    Thanks for showing us the value of staying in beautiful places when traveling to a beautiful place.

    1. Thank you Stacey. Will keep in mind your recommendation on pricing but keep in mind there are many factors involved and pricing is always changing. Of course it’s better to book more in advance when prices are lower. Glad you found the information of bakeries particularly useful. Happy travels to you!

  3. Hi, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I have been to Zurich 3 years ago with my family and that city is a wonderful place to stay. I actually was in a cheap apartment but now when I look at these images I must spare some money to rent such nice penthouse. My wife will be amazed when I show this to her.

    1. Hi Daniel, thank you! Glad to hear that you’ve been to Zurich and that you’re considering going back. Wish wishes and happy journeys to you and your family!

  4. We are working on an itinerary for our upcoming European holiday and from what we are seeing here Zurich looks absolutely stunning. The accommodations you’ve showcased here are magnificent.

    Any thoughts on how long we should stay in the actual city to get the full experience? We want to make the most of our time there but there are so many other awesome places to explore too…

    Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you Judy, Zurich is definitely an amazing city for your European trip! How long you stay in Zurich really depends on how long you plan on staying in other places and how much time you have overall. Zurich would be a fine choice to spend at least 20% of your time. Hope your European trip is an amazing one, happy travels 😁

  5. These look absolutely gorgeous!  I am ready to go now! LOL.  This is great information especially for someone like me who doesn’t travel very much and needs the help finding where to go.  This gave me information on lodging, eating, shopping, everything.

    Thank you so much for the help and the great display of places to go. Hope to see you there!

    1. Angela thank you so much for the comments. So glad you found them helpful and inviting. Let’s go! 😉

  6. Quite the luxurious accommodations! I hadn’t given much thought about traveling to Zurich in the past, but it looks like it’s now one to add to the list! It’s also very nice to have the nearby items of interest located underneath each accommodation. It would be a great experience to rent one of these spaces with a few friends and really treat yourself during your trip.

    1. Hi Haleigh thank you so much for the comments! One of the best things about a penthouse is that you can travel in a group and split the costs, so you are spot-on there. Hope your travels are amazing out there!

  7. We have been planning a family trip to Zurich for a couple of years now. So I decided to also take a look at the Penthouses you had listed for this city. And this time I had no difficulty to make up my mind. It was quite obvious for us that our best option was Limmatquai 82, 1. Zurich Old Town.

    Thank you very much for researching about all these penthouses and bringing us the very best!

    1. Thank you again Henry! Thrilled to hear that you found a favorite once more. Hope to see you again soon!

  8. Ever since I was a kid I had this innate desire to visit Switzerland. And I think it’s not just me. There are millions around the world who would want to visit Switzerland at least once in their lifetime. 

    You have compiled a great list of penthouse options, which will surely motivate anyone reading your post to visit Zurich, Switzerland. 

    And believe me, it has triggered my desire to put my visit to Switzerland on top of my bucket list.

    Thanks a lot for this amazing post


  9. Oh I do wish that your site didn’t keep popping up. When it does, no matter how I try i can’t resist it. And without fail whenever I open it I get very jealous.

    Once again you present an amazing city in a style that many never think is affordable. I love the penthouse at Naphtastrasse, it looks totally amazing.

    Thanks once again for making me green with envy.

  10. Zurich is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It boasts of great event centres and it is used as a business hub for most world meetings so, it is only normal for it to have the best hotels available. To be honest, I really like the fact that you have simplified this post here and thank you so much for sharing herd. Thumbs up to you for sharing here

    1. Zurich is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world Emman and thanks for pointing it out. Business is a big draw and as such hotels in Zurich Switzerland are indeed some of the best out there. You’re welcome and glad you found value in the post.

  11. My colleagues regularly travel to Zurich for business and Board meetings and have, until now, been paying “top end” prices, albeit through online booking, at 5* hotels.  Your site is something I will be referring them to, as you suggest an excellent choice of different hotels but at slightly more accessible prices.  Furthermore, you offer some helpful general travel advice on what you can do in Zurich.  I notice that Switzerland, like many countries in the region has been badly hit by Covid 19.  Once things return to normal or as near as normal do you think the hotels you have suggested will be offering incentives to attract customers to return?

    1. Thank you for the comments Trevor and glad to see that you found these hotels in Zurich Switzerland prices to be competitive. Covid-19 presents an opportunity for hotels to get things inside more pristine than ever before, and once the virus passes, hotels would do well to offer incentives like you’ve pointed out, and most likely will. Great question and stay safe out there!

  12. Hi, Thank you so very much for your amazing Article. Personally, I am planning to go on Holiday this Summer and with your amazing Content, you have just directed me to where I will spend my Holiday. Your great list of the penthouse compiled is a great encouragement. I must visit Switzerland this Summer. Thank you.

    1. Hi Martha. Hopefully you will get to visit one of the above hotels in Zurich Switzerland as soon as possible this summer. It would make for an outstanding summer trip indeed. Two events that you might check out if they are confirmed are Zürifäscht Festival, which occurs early in July, or Street Parade Zurich, which happens in early August. Hopefully the world is back on track by then, but for now during Covid-19 it’s a great time to dream and prepare for something like a summer trip 🙂

  13. Hello,

    I can not by-pass this article without letting you know that I am very thankful for the time you have spent while researching as well as gathering together this informative and comprehensive pot.

    My elder brother visited this place in 2017 and all that he narrated made me love to go there. I have been collecting some money so that I make 2020 a year of a trip to Zurich, but soon, I will have to. I only have to wait for this Pandemic to end.

    This hotel Atlantis by Giardino has completely captured my attention and I have funnily bookmarked the booking page.

    Thank you for the comprehensive info

    1. Hello there and thank you for the comments. Once the Covid-19 pandemic passes these hotels in Zurich Switzerland will be quite appealing. Glad to see that your brother had some good things to say about the city and hopefully you get to visit soon as well.

  14. I have been to Zurich Switzerland a few times but only on business trips but I must tell you I had some ours to visit certainbplace and u tell Zurich is packed fun spots….During my stays i have had the opportunity to stay in three different hotels but non has really be up to my taste.

    After this pandemic has been controlled, I would be going back to Zurich to Check out my projects and I would be taking this article with me as would want to enjoy my saty this time around…thanks for sharing.



    1. David once the pandemic is controlled hopefully you’ll get to revisit and check out one of these hotels in Zurich Switzerland, as they should suit your taste better for sure.

  15. Just looking at the pictures of the hotels here and the services they offer really gives me some positive stress, it just pushes me to want to work harder. Hahah the prices are quite expensive for a school kid like me but this is definitely the life I want to live, a life staying in the Dolder Grand and having a view of that breath taking lake. One day I will get to stay one one of these 4K price hotels on my visit to Zurich. Thank you for this really interesting article and beautiful pictures room

  16. Zurich looks so beautiful and it’s definitely on my list of places that I want to visit. There is so much history to learn and see up close. I love the luxe apartments for rent in Zurich! It’s great to see what the cost is when split out per person with a larger group — the big splurge suddenly seems very affordable and perfect for a girls trip to beautiful Zurich!

    1. Aly, hotels in Zurich Switzerland would make for a great girls trip for sure as there is no lack of spas, restaurants and shopping. Also, if you’re into natural beauty there is that as well. Thanks for the comments and happy travels to you and the ladies!

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