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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel California, Zürich, Switzerland

3-starHotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 3 stars.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Beach nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
Schifflaende 18, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Bahnhofstrasse
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Beach nearby
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Nice little Hotel downtown Zürich. Perfect location for an overnight stay and walking…Feb 27, 2020
  • Centrally located, close to the BH train station. Good clean rooms, very spacious Feb 24, 2020

Hotel California, Zürich, Switzerland

from Rs8,571
  • Double Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around Hotel California, Zürich, Switzerland


  • In Old Town
  • Bahnhofstrasse - 7 min walk
  • ETH Zurich - 14 min walk
  • Zürich Opera House - 6 min walk
  • Kunsthaus Zurich - 7 min walk
  • Swiss National Museum - 15 min walk
  • Zoo Zurich - 37 min walk
  • University of Zurich - 43 min walk

Getting around

  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 27 min drive
  • Zürich Hauptbahnhof - 14 min walk
  • Zurich (ZLP-Zurich HB Rail Station) - 15 min walk
  • Kuesnacht Station - 8 min drive
  • Helmhaus Tram Stop - 2 min walk
  • Bellevue Tram Stop - 3 min walk
  • Rathaus Tram Stop - 5 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hotel California, Zürich, Switzerland’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel California Zurich
  • California Zurich
  • Hotel California Zürich
  • California Zürich
  • Hotel California Hotel
  • Hotel California Zürich
  • Hotel California Hotel Zürich


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

Late check-in between 10:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of CHF 150

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CHF 37 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel California, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Does Hotel California offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel California does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel California?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Hotel California.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel California?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel California?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel California?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel California?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM on request. The charge is CHF 37 per person one-way.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 138 reviews

Poor 2.0
Not good system of payment, not good internet
Makhabbat, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
nice place
Great location! Room is cute. Beds were a bit hard but overall our stay was good.
Jessica, us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
it was good 3 nights stay
Fantastic location and friendly staff
Sameh, ie3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Very good location, it’s two minutes walk to lake and then you discover everything you want to see, they are all there. And we came 30 minutes early than check in time , they just let us in
Yueying, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Not good if you have a kid.
The reason that we choose this hotel was the free crib. I sent an email asking the free crib and I got the confirmation that we will have it. Arriving in the hotel, no crib. My husband went to the reception and the receptionist gave him the crib for him to set up, because she was closing the reception area. we thought it was simple to set up. It wasn't. We spent at least a half hour to figure it out. So when we were finally done to set up the crib we realized that we didn't have a mattress for the crib. Nobody to help us because its not a 24 hours open reception hotel.
Tania, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent location. Quirky little hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff rather warm in room maybe needs air con upgrading.
Jane, gb1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
It was very very expensive
David, gb1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Not a pleasant stay & Not worth the money
We booked two rooms, both are very small. The air conditioner was not working in one of the rooms, so it's hot and stuffy. We told the receptionist and requested to have a different room, however, the receptionist didn't even send any mechanic to check the a/c, but just said there is nothing she can do about it, and refused to change the room for us. Wifi was not strong, and connection was limited to the number of guests in each room. No access to elevator outside of the restaurant business hours. They have a policy that room keys have to be left there when guests are away from the hotel, which we didn't feel comfortable to do. It's a 13 mins walk between the Zurich Main Station and the hotel, and half of the way is not good for pulling luggages.
Goon, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff was wonderful during our short stay in Zurich. Thanks to them for helping us so much!!
david, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great room, beds a bit too hard, otherwise great.
Katherine, us1 night family trip

Hotel California, Zürich, Switzerland

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