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 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
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
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
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 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)
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)
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
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, PerfectHair.ch (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.
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
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
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!