Zurich Reasonable Accommodation

Feb 26th, 2006, 07:24 AM
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Zurich Reasonable Accommodation

We will be in Zurich just one night prior to our departure back to the U.S. in April. We could use taxi, train or other public transportation to the airport. We plan to play the day before in the city (probably go to Sprengli for chocolate)so we just need a place to stay that is nice but not too expensive ($150 tops- I know that may be asking a lot in Zurich). Thanks for your help.
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Feb 26th, 2006, 07:38 AM
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I have stayed at the Pension St. Josef three times. It is not far from the bahnhof, has comfortable rooms and a friendly staff.

http://www.st-josef.ch/
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Feb 26th, 2006, 08:42 AM
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There is overnight lodging inside the Zurich airport. Go to www.zurich-airport.com and go to your services and then day rooms. The cost for a double overnight stay is 100CHF (about $80). Have a Nice Trip!!! Mike
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Feb 26th, 2006, 08:44 AM
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I appreciate your help. I do not need to be that close to the airport but I will check both places.
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Feb 26th, 2006, 08:51 AM
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I will shortly be staying at the Best Western Hotel Montana. I got my rate of $123 a night through orbitz (a bit less than the St. Josef). While I haven't stayed there yet, it did come recommended by a fodorite.
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Feb 26th, 2006, 09:03 AM
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We had a nice family room at Hotel Bristol, also a short walk from the Bahnhof. The train is your best and least expensive way to the airport.
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Feb 26th, 2006, 11:56 AM
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We're staying our last night in Zurich at the end of May and I booked a room on Priceline -- got the 4* Intercontinental for $91.00. Sure it's not downtown, but you could taxi back & forth for the difference.
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Feb 27th, 2006, 08:29 PM
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We've stayed in the Zuercherhof, a Best Western, in the old town on the left side of the river. It's nice, has a good location not far from the main train station and is fairly reasonable. Check the website for Best Western hotels in Zuerich.
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Feb 27th, 2006, 09:08 PM
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There are a bunch of airport hotels, Hilton, etc.
Do your homework. Check out Orbits, Expedia and the regular hotel chains that have airport accommodations. Most hotels have transport to city centers.
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Feb 28th, 2006, 02:37 AM
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Well a taxi is going to cost you between US$60-80 one way, so if you are willing to instead put about another US$40-50 toward a hotel room and take the train (US$4 or so per person) or a hotel shuttle (varying charges), you would be in the CHF250-265 range for hotels, which would give you a better ange of hotels in nicer locations in the old town, IMO. If your one night is over a weekend, you will find even better rates.

In order of charm and location, in my personal order of preference, look at the ones below. The lfirst two are completely charming and in very lovely parts of the old town, the third is more of a 3 star but is in a fun part of the old town on the right bank, the last four are good hotels and are within a few hundred yards of a train station:

Hotel Zum Storchen
Am Weinplatz
Zurich, Switzerland, 8022
Tel: 41 1 227 2727
Fax: 41 1 227 2700
http://www.summithotels.com

The Hotel Kindli
Pfalzgasse 1
8001 Zürich
tel: +41 (0)43 888 76 76
fax: +41 (0)43 888 76 77
http://www.kindli.ch

Hotel Adler
Hirschenplatz
Tel: (01) 266 9696. Fax: (01) 266 9669.
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.hotel-adler.ch

Hotel Schweizerhof
Bahnhofplatz 7
8023 Zurich
Tel 41 1 218 88 88
Fax 41 1 218 81 81
hotelschweizerhof.com

Hotel St Gotthard
Bahnhofstrasse 87
tel: 41 44 1 227 77 0
fax: 41 44 1 227 77 50
http://www.summithotels.com

Hotel Seehof
http://www.hotelseehof.ch
Seehofstr. 11, Zürich CH-8008, Switzerland
Phone: 01/2545757
Fax: 01/2545758

Central Plaza
Central 1
8001 Zürich
Phone: +41 (0)44 256 56 56
Fax: +41 (0)44 256 56 57
Room Reservations: +41 (0)44 256 56 55
www.central.ch

Otherwsie, the hotels above seem fine to me.

IMO the best chocolate is from Teuscher, go to www.teuscher.com. Spruengli/Lindt make better cakes than chocolates, IMO, but I guess it is a personal thing; their hot chocolate is very good. Teuscher have a several shops, including a great shop at 9 Storcengass in a very lovely part of the old town by the river and the Fraumunster Church (the one with teheChagall windows).
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