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Hotel California

Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #30 of 123 hotels in Zurich
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Global_traveler803 Austin, Texas
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have stayed here about 4 times generally for 1 night only before moving over to Baur au Lac for further time in Zurich. Great location and price. If you can get over being in a hotel located in a restaurant then for the price and convenience, you cant beat it. Staff if very friendly and responsive. Have only been in... More

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Global_travler803 Thank you very much for rating the Hotel California. We are glad to read such a positive statement. We are looking forward to welcoming you in October again. Have a good time untill then and take care. Kind regards Bettina Thaler Front Office Manager More

Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean & comfortable.Situated in a great spot near the lake & walking distance to the main part of town.Breakfast was included & there was plenty of choice.The staff were very friendly & helpful.The only thing we missed was a kettle in the room but a Starbucks is only a 1minute walk away

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Grischa C, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Grüezi Mark D We are delighted to know that you had a comfortable stay at our Hotel California and that all our services and facilities were to your liking. Your compliments have been duly shared with our team. Thanks also for the input to the kettle. For your next stay with us, you are welcome to borrow one from the... More

Milan, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is quite small with maybe 15 rooms in total. Everything is painted in bright colors to remember the Californian atmosphere. I must say that this seems a little bit contrived. Plus: room was quite big and spacious with a sitting useful area. Bathroom ok. Price for Zurich standard is low. Minus: crew was kind of cold. Even if... More

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Mr Trickypv First of all we want to say thank you for choosing the Hotel California and your short Feedback. We are pleased to hear that you liked our facy rooms which is decorated in a US-California style. It is important for us to hear how you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you in the Hotel California... More

Jonkoping, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the place, great for short stay, the restaurant and bar is awesome! I stayed for one night, very convenient location, went sightseeing around. Very nice and helpful staff. Will definitely recommend!

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear NiokaSweden Thank you very much for your honest Feedback on tripadvisor. We are always thankful to hear how you enjoyed the stay with us. Your words are also really motivating for the whole team. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the stay with us. We are looking Forward to welcoming you next time here in the old... More

New Orleans
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is located in a very scenic area - the old city of Zurich is great. The hotel is within walking distance of the main train station (Zürich HB), but probably too far to walk with luggage. There are plenty of shops and restaurants just outside the hotel, and the historic district is all around with plenty of narrow,... More

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Matarr66 Thank you for choosing the Hotel California and for your recent stay in Zurich. We are glad to hear that you had a good time with us. We're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve therefore our whole staff appreciate your positive statement on tripadvisor. We hope you`ll choose the Hotel California again... More

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

At front the name Hotel California in wintertime in Switzerland sounds odd and did not know what to expect. But it turned out to be above expectation. The entire hotel, above a restaurant named Papa Joe's, is decorated in Hacienda and Western style. Yellow dominated like a desert atmosphere. Maybe you need to like this, but gives a warm feeling... More

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Mcblenk First of all we want to say thank you for your kind and motivating words. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us. Yes, you are right, the degree of loudness depends on the side of the rooms. For the next stay in the Hotel California we success you to ask again for a room to... More

London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
52 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel in a great location with an excellent price tag. Reception staff are friendly and warm. Room is large and has everything you need. Beds are comfy, but extra pillows would have been nice. We had room service from the restaurant downstairs, food was as expected and waiter was cheery. Location is ideal and easy to get around Zurich.... More

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Ms Peta Thank you very much for rating the Hotel California. We are glad, we could help you to enjoy your stay. The whole staff appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you next time. Best wishes Bettina Thaler Front Office Manager More

mevasseret IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I stayed in California hotel for 2 nights on the third floor. It's a great little hotel in a really good spot in the lovely old town of Zurich only 3mins walk from the station . The room was a decent size, well appointed and clean . The staff will make you feel welcome. good breakfast.

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Shmuel S Many thanks for this great comment about our Hotel California in Zurich. We are delighted that our hotel lived up to your expectations and that you were satisfied with the room equipment as well as with the possitiv statement about our hotel staff. We are looking forward to welcoming you back with us in the near future.... More

Glasgow
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This hotel has an excellent location in the lovely old town of Zurich, the rooms are nice and the bed was fantastic. The downside was the noise outside the hotel at night as the party goers leave the bar downstairs. Also the smell of bleach the cleaner used in the lift was overpowering. All in all it is a nice... More

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for your recent stay at the Hotel California and for writing a short and honest feedback about us. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. During the weekend it is always a bit noisy here in the middle of the city center. As a little tip we suggest to ask the reception... More

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed here from Fri to Sun in a twin room up on the top floor. It's a great little hotel in a really good spot only 3mins walk from the station and 5 mins walk from the main HB station. The room was a decent size, well appointed and clean. Comfortable beds and a fully sticked mini bar. Cable... More

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Benjamin Many thanks for your recent stay at Hotel California and for writing so favourably about us. We are delighted to read that you consider a stay at our hotel as a great experience and appreciate your positive description of our product and services. Your feedback is motivation to us to continue our efforts in the same direction, and... More

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Additional Information about Hotel California

Also Known As:
California Hotel zürich
Address: Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Zurich
#11 Family Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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