Where To Stay In Zurich: Ultimate 2024 Guide

Are you planning a trip to Switzerland? Are you trying to decide where to stay in Zurich?

Zurich is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The architecture, restaurants, and lake make it a tough place to leave.

If you’re planning a trip to Switzerland, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. The top 3 hotels in this post don’t break the bank and come with beautiful city views. Score!

(If you are looking for a recommended luxury hotel, we’ve got you covered.)

If you’re looking for riverside views, the nightlife scene, or nearby top attractions, Zurich is the perfect place to stay.

Through personally visiting Zurich, these are my top 3 recommended hotels. I also added some bonus hotels that are highly rated! No matter where you choose, you will have an unforgettable experience.

Aerial shot of Zurich with the lake and towers in the photo.

Where To Stay In Zurich

When planning your trip to Zurich, you’ll want to know what area to stay in. It can be tough to figure out which neighborhood is the best fit for you and the type of trip you are planning.

📍 Don’t have time to read the entire post?

Best Budget Option: Marktgasse Hotel

Best Luxury Option: The Dolder Grand (city & spa resort)

Zurich’s location makes it one of the most desired cities to visit. With lakeside views, rich restaurants, and a vibrant culture, the largest city in Switzerland draws in many visitors.

Photo of the city of Zurich from a bridge

Additionally, it is an efficient city. The train from the airport makes traveling extremely easy, plus this city is walkable. You can easily get around without a car for those not leaving the city.

Note: I have walked all of Zurich and explored in and around the city. Before my trips, I put in HOURS of research towards accommodations. This is why you should trust me. 😜

This guide is here to help you find the best places to stay in Zurich. This city has a perfect location for all types of travelers.

Photo of the Grossmuenster church in Zurich, Switzerland

For about $180 per night, you can stay at this hotel, located in Old Town Zurich. This hotel is one block away from the Limmat River. Hotel Felix is in the perfect location for walking around the neighborhood, making getting around easier.

Not only is the location perfect, but it is steps away from many big attractions in Zurich. Popular attractions nearby are Lindenhof, the Swiss National Museum, and Bahnhofstrasse.

A bus in Zurich with locals and tourists using public transportataion

Each room has free wifi, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and city views.

The neighborhood of Old Town has beautiful views of Lake Zurich, iconic shopping streets, and delicious restaurants. This area is a perfect stay for solo travelers, couples, or those with a family.

Check prices & book your stay at Hotel Felix to get the best price guaranteed!

If you love to hike in the mountains or ski in the winter, there is a mountain about 10 miles away that can fulfill your outdoor adventure dreams.

Pro Tip: If you are interested in booking any tours, check availability now to make sure you grab a spot at the time/day you want! Spots fill quickly!

Stepping foot into this modern hotel with beautiful bathrooms and comfortable beds will make you want to stay a day or two longer!

For about $130 per night, this hotel is 900 feet from the Zürich-Wiedikon Train Station. Saint Georges Hotel is the perfect stay for those who are traveling from the airport and want a short walk to their hotel.

The rooms are cute and cozy with comfortable beds. This hotel exceeds all expectations and has a super-friendly staff.

Bird eye view of Bahnhofstrasse shopping street in Zurich, Switzerland.

Traveler’s Tip: Saint Georges Hotel has an airport shuttle that is available on request for guests.

Many travelers love to stay at this hotel because you are a 10-minute walk away from the vibrant and lively Bahnhofstrasse shopping street.

A delicious breakfast is served every morning downstairs. Grab a coffee to go and walk the local track, Sportanlage Sihlhölzli. Covered with beautiful trees and along the Sihl River is the perfect place to get your morning steps in.

Don’t worry about packing extra clothing, Saint Georges Hotel has laundry services to make your travels easier. The most popular amenities are free wifi, parking, daily housekeeping, and of course the yummy breakfast.

Sportanlage Sihlhölzli athletic track in Zurich, Switzerland in the fall with orange leaves on the ground and the Sihl river.

Getting around can be tough depending on the location of where you are staying. The restaurants surrounding the area are known for their rich culture.

An affordable hotel in a quiet location which I am surprised by how much of a steal of a price it is!

You know what they say, save the best for last. This is my all-time favorite hotel in Zurich, and it’s known for having repeat guests. Something goes to show for loyal customers, right?

For about $240 per night, you can book a room with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a private bathroom.

Traveler’s Tip: Many hotels don’t have air conditioning in Switzerland. If you’re traveling in a hot part of summer, you may want to double-check this.

If you’re looking for a day in the heart of Zurich, Marktgasse Hotel is surrounded by restaurants you will want to eat at for every meal.

A hotel in Zurich with public transportation outside it.

Feeling like going out after dinner? Stop at one of the local bars, grab a drink, and make some more unforgettable memories.

Not only is the Marktgasse Hotel an overall amazing stay, but it also has highly desired restaurants on the ground floor.

Or, if you prefer to stay in the hotel and grab an after-dinner cocktail, the IGNIV by Andreas Caminada is downstairs and provides a fine dining-sharing experience. This restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars.

An old fashion before poured into a glass

A new trendy restaurant has recently opened in Marktgasse Hotel. This urban atmosphere is called the Delish – la pinseria. Suppose you want a warm cinnamon roll, delicious fresh garden salads, and magical views of Zurich’s old town. This is the place for you.

A coffee cup with a latte and a warm cinnamon roll next to it.

This 15th-century boutique hotel completes the feel of staying in Zurich’s old town. This is another reason it is the best overall affordable hotel in the city.

Staying In Zurich

Zurich has a vibe that blends old charm and an impressive ultra-modern flare. The land of chocolate, precision watches, scenary, and culture draws people in from around the world.

Why you should visit Zurich:

  • Lake Zurich
  • Foodie paradise
  • Cobblestone streets
  • Lively nightlife
  • Kunsthaus Zurich (art from masters like Picasso and Chagall)
  • Luxury boutiques
  • A city with a laid-back charm and energy in the air
Photo of a girl looking out at Lake Zurich at sunset

💡 Are you deciding where to stay in Zurich for special occasions or certain friends/family members?

Let’s make this short and sweet of the best hotels to stay at.

✅ Best hotel for families:

Hotel Recommendation: 25hours Hotel Langstrasse

District 2 is close to the new botanical gardens, the FIFA World Football Museum, and the Museum Reitberg.

A soccer ball in a turf field

✅ Best hotel for romance/couples:

Hotel Recommendation: B2 Hotel Zurich

This former brewery turned into a stylish hotel with modern rooms. You’ll get access to your free minibar which is included with the room rate.

My favorite part of this hotel is the floor-to-ceiling shelves that house over 33,000 books in the hotel’s private library.

Many books in a library on shelves.

✅ Best area with luxury hotels:

Hotel Recommendation: The Dolder Grand

A 5-star hotel and spa with a scenic overlook over the city of Zurich. Luxurious amenities and the perfect spot for a honeymoon, couples getaway, or just because. ☺️

The Dodler Grand hotel in Zurich overlooking the city.

❄️ Are you visiting Zurich in the winter? Read this ultimate guide to learn more about Zurich in the winter wonderland. ❄️


Now that we’ve covered the best places to stay, let’s tackle common questions that visitors have before their trip:

1. Can you walk everywhere in Zurich?

Yep! If you don’t want to walk there are also bike rentals or you can take public transit.

Photo of the city of Zurich from the water

2. How many days should I spend in Zurich?

2 days.

3. How much should I budget for Zurich?

Costs vary per traveler due to their budget. There are plenty of ways to travel around Zurich on a budget as long as you’re mindful.

Note: The lower budget side is typically around $100-$200 daily. The mid-range is generally around $200-$300 daily. And the higher side is $300 and above daily.

4. How far is the closest airport to Zurich?

A train will take you from the city of Zurich to the Zurich Airport in 10 minutes.

Two Swiss flags outside a window

Conclusion: Best Hotels in Zurich

Selecting the perfect place to stay in Zurich can truly enhance the enjoyment of your trip, making it both fun and inviting.

The key is to find a comfortable and convenient base for your adventures in this vibrant city.

Don’t forget to peruse the FAQ section for valuable insights that can further enrich your stay, ensuring a memorable experience in Zurich.

Happy Trails,
Mindful PNW Travels

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