Hotels in Zurich provide an elegant mix of old and new world luxury in a city known as the banking capital of Switzerland, and also for its architecture, museums, natural surroundings and Christmas markets. When traveling in Zurich, keep in mind that cars drive on the right side of the road and that the currency is the Swiss Franc. Roadways are very well maintained and public transportation is some of the world’s best. Switzerland has some of the most appealing scenic views anywhere. As such, a Swiss Travel Pass is highly recommended. Be sure to allocate some time to explore Lake Zurich. If you’re into skiing, Start Schlittelweg and Skilift Regensberg are two of the area’s better ski lifts. The city’s biggest events include Zurich Festival, Zurich Street Parade, Zurich Spring Festival, Zürich Openair, Zurich Caliente, Apples & Olives Musikfestival, Zuri Carneval, Zurich Film Festival, Sechselauten, Swiss IT Conference and Global Negotiation Conference. FC Zürich, one of Switzerland’s most successful professional football clubs, plays its games at Stadion Letzigrund located on the city’s northwest side. Indeed, hotels in Zurich are some of the best in Western Europe. Before we get to hotels in Zurich, let’s take a look at some background information to help you along the way.
The area that would become modern-day Zurich was founded in 15 BC by the Romans, who built a castellum on the Lindenhof. Latin is the earliest recorded language discovered in the area from a tombstone that translates into “Turicum tax post”, which refers to a Roman-imposed 2.5% tax on the Gauls. During the 5th century, the Germanic tribe Alemanni settled in the area. In 1218, Zurich gained relative independence from the Roman Empire. Zurich in 1351 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. Other important developments occurring in the 1800’s were the building of the first Swiss railway, the Spanisch-Brötli-Bahn, and the founding of the Zurich Stock Exchange. During World War II, Zurich remained neutral, but was accidentally bombed by Allied forces.
Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich has a population of around 500,000 people. The city is located on the north-western end of Lake Zurich, a 25-mile long, 446-foot deep lake with clean, purified, water, public beaches and baths. Zurich’s official language is German, though English is also spoken widely. One of the world’s most livable cities, Zurich is an attractive haven for overseas business due to its low tax rates, canton funding subsidies and high quality of life. 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 epicenter. Scenes of guild architecture, seemingly endless blue skies and water, and distant snow-capped Swiss Alps all account for Zurich’s status as a surefire bucket list destination. Major 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. Popular foods are Zurcher geschnetzeltes, or sliced veal in gravy, Älplermagronen, a type of gratin, Birchermüesli, or muesli, cheese fondu, Rösti, which are shredded fried potatoes, Burli, aka bread rolls, Swiss chocolate and Swiss cheese. Beer and tea are two of the most popular drinks, while white wine is most often served with fondue. Now that we have a little background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in Zurich that will help make for an amazing stay.
The Dolder Grand boasts 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 features 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 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
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
Housed in a former brewery, B2 Boutique Hotel Zürich has air conditioning, a public bath and spa for an additional charge, a wellness area, a steam bath, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, slippers, mini-bars, free WiFi, a private library with 33,000 books, an on-site lounge, daily breakfast and a luggage storage room. Zurich Thermal Baths & Spa, NapaGrill (steak house), Hürlimann Areal (business center), Google, Zurich (corporate office), The Grill Cave (hamburder restaurant), Schloss Sihlberg (event venue), Vereinigung (Swiss restaurant), Planet Yoga (yoga studio), Walter Buchmann (bakery). Zapote (burrito restaurant), Chez Nhan (Vietnamese restaurant). Shelby´s Barber Shop, Maison Manesse (fine dining restaurant), Hopfenau (Swiss restaurant), Das Yoga Haus Dubs (yoga studio). Spelunke! BAR (bar), Caresthetic GmbH (beauty salon), Fannique Beauty Room (beauty salon), NADAS (vegan restaurant), NADAS (Swiss restaurant), Weisses Rössli (fine dining restaurant), Lotus Garden (Chinese restaurant), Queen Bee Beauty spa (beauty salon), Babi’s Bagel Shop (cafe), Don Leone (Italian restaurant), Head Concept (hairdresser), Barbershop 105 (barber shop) and more are in the vicinity.
You may find FIFA World Football Museum 0.3 miles, Sihlcity 0.4 miles, Museum Rietberg 0.5 miles, Swiss Exchange 0.6 miles, Plaza Club 0.7 miles, Bürkliplatz, Paradeplatz and Bahnhofstrasse 0.8 miles, Fraumünster and Strandbad Mythenquai 0.9 miles, Lindenhof, Bellevueplatz, Grossmünster and Zurich Opera House 1 mile, Zoo Zurich 2.7 miles and Zurich Airport 6.3 miles from this accommodation
Approximate cost per night (junior suite): $558
Zurich Christmas Market
With soundproofed rooms, electrically adjustable beds, free WiFi, a restaurant, a cafe, a bar and access to a nearby fitness center and spa, Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich is found close to Hairstylist Pierre (hairdresser), Café Gourmet (cafe), ViCAFE Bahnhofstrasse (cafe), Confiseur Bachmann (bakery), Simplon Bar (bar), Konrad Kaffee- und Cocktailbar (bar), Sala of Tokyo (Japanese restaurant), Ellermann’s Hummerbar (haute French restaurant), Züri CiTea (bubble tea store), roots (vegan restaurant), ONA POKÉ (Hawaiian restaurant), Baryton Cocktail Lounge (lounge) and more are in the area.
Zurich Christmas Market and Swiss National Museum are 0.1 miles, Urania Observatory is 0.2 miles, Platzspitz Park, Lindenhof, Europaallee and Zentralbibliothek Zürich are 0.3 miles, Bahnhofstrasse and Rathaus Zurich are 0.4 miles, Paradeplatz, Grossmünster and Fraumünster are 0.5 miles, Zurich Opera House is 0.9 miles, Museum Rietberg is 1.3 miles and Zurich Airport is 5.3 miles from this locale
Approximate cost per night: $534
St. Peter Zurich
For over 650 years Hotel Storchen has been providing warm hospitality and today has its own Limmat River boat pier, river and Old Town views, classic furnishings, warm colors, modern facilities, free WiFi, air conditioning, a Swiss buffet breakfast, a restaurant, a bar, a cigar bar, a rooftop bar, a terrace and 24-hour concierge service. Cigar Bar (bar), La Rôtisserie (Swiss restaurant), Roman K GmbH (hair salon), La Perla (lingerie store), Confiserie Teuscher (chocolate shop), Veltlinerkeller (Swiss restaurant), Tabak-Lädeli (tobacco shop), Max Chocolatier (chocolate shop), Bem me Quer Beauty (beauty salon), Aubade (lingerie store), Alexander Sachs (men’s clothing store), Beldona (lingerie store), Lavaterhaus (event venue), HIKARI (ramen restaurant), Museum Strauhof (museum), Church of St. Peter (Protestant church), Afrod’Or (African goods store), Widder Garage (bar) and more are nearby.
From this hotel St. Peter Zurich is within feet, Rathaus Zurich, Fraumünster, Grossmünster, Helmhaus and Lindenhof are 0.1 miles, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Urania Observatory and Zentralbibliothek Zürich are 0.2 miles, ETH Zurich, Zurich Central Station, Zurich Opera House and Swiss National Museum are 0.5 miles, Uetliberg is 2.8 miles and Zurich Airport is 5.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (city family two-bedroom suite): $1,632
Cost per person (six people): $272
Set in an 18th-century aristocratic house and family-run for three generations, The Florhof Hotel has a terrace, free WiFi, parquet flooring, contemporary decor, terrace or Old Town views, a restaurant, a lounge, a vaulted cellar, a patio and a conference room. Chiffon (bar & grill), Theater Stok (performing arts theater), Restaurant Hirschberg (Italian restaurant), Petra’s Tip-Top-Bar (bar), New Bombay (Indian restaurant), Theater Keller62 (performing arts theater), Miki & Ikoo (ramen restaurant), Scandinavia hair GmbH (hair salon), Schauspielhaus Zürich: Pfauen (performing arts theater), Kunsthaus Zürich (art museum), Kunsthaus Bar (bar) and more are within range.
You’ll find Kunsthaus Zurich, University of Zurich and Zentralbibliothek Zürich 0.2 miles, Grossmünster, Rathaus Zurich, ETH Zurich, University Hospital Zurich and Helmhaus 0.3 miles, St. Peter Zurich, Fraumünster, Bellevueplatz and Lindenhof 0.4 miles, Museum Rietberg 1.3 miles, Zoo Zurich 1.5 miles and Zurich Airport 5.5 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $336
From here you may find St. Peter Zurich within feet, Rathaus Zurich, Lindenhof, Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumünster 0.1 miles, Grossmünster, Helmhaus, Paradeplatz and Urania Observatory 0.2 miles, Zentralbibliothek Zürich 0.3 miles, Kunsthaus Zurich 0.4 miles, Bellevueplatz and Zurich Central Station 0.4 miles, ETH Zurich, Zurich Opera House and Swiss National Museum 0.5 miles and Zurich Airport 5.6 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night: $230
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
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
So there they are, hotels in Zurich that will help make for an outstanding trip. We hope you have found this information useful and most of all, that you enjoy your time in Switzerland!