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Basel, Switzerland
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110 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For anyone visiting Zürich for the first time or also those who are already familiar with the city, the location of this hotel is superb! Inserted in the historic center, it is very close to the river, lake and its many bars and restaurants with outdoor seating! The Kunsthaus Museum is also at a short walking distance, and so is... More 

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Temecula, California
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed one night before flying out of ZRH and overall very pleased. Fun and quirky decor. Had a room in front with decent view but offset by some noise at all hours, with the windows open for fresh air. Minutes to the lake, old town, and loads of restaurants too. Was the best price I could find near the river... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the nicer end of the old town. Perfectly located for a stroll to the lake or through the old town shopping area. Positives - location, price, security & free WiFi. Good shower, very clean. Nice staff. Negatives - we had a small room which was very dark. Air conditioning was ineffectual. Breakfast was ok. Overall - good place... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Napperly Thank you for your review on tripadvisor. Concerning the air conditioning the city law is saying that we are not allowed to use the air conditioning when it's les than 25° degrees outside. If you come next time ask for a room facing the street, this are lighter than the one to the backyard. Best regards Ms Jessica... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was large and hotel is located in a great location! The only negative was parking, which is expensive and far away. We did not try the Mexican restaurant below, but it looked popular. All staff were helpful and available. The Hotel California theme is carried out throughout the hotel, including room names (we were in the Santa Monica room).

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Thank Ted B
Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Ted B Thank you for your rewiev on trip advisor. Unfortunately we don't have any influence on the parking Prices, but we are happy that you enjoyed the stay with us. We hope to see you again in our Hotel. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spend a few days there and it was lovely. The room was cozy, the location is perfect it's near everything! The staff was very nice and helpful. If you have heavy luggage to carry or some difficulties to climb stairs use the elevator in the restaurant!

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Daniella S Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. And thank you for your kind words to our stuff, it motivates us. We are very pleased to welcome you again in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

North Sydney, Canada
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This hotel was a great find in Zurich. The staff were available upon a later checkin and helpful for questions. The room that we had on the third floor was quiet and air conditioned. The breakfast was extensive, with both hot and cold included in the price of the room. The location was very central without costing a fortune. The... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Wawakam Thank you for your nice words about our hotel and also our staff. We are happy that everything was fine with your stay. If you come again ask for a double bed, so your night would be a bit more comfortable. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Niamey
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56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is far from luxurious, but has all necessities. A mexican restaurant is conveniently located in the hotell, which has drecent food. Location is just fantastic, close to the lake, Altstadt and everything. Altogether, very good value for money.

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear tancred2014 Thank you very much for your nice review. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully see you next time in our hotel. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We flew from Australia to Zurich for our honeymoon and spent the first two nights of our European trip at the Hotel California. They were very friendly and the hotel is fantastically positioned. We were in one of the rooms over the street which others, in previous reviews have said is noisy. Despite it being a Friday night with crowded... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully see you next time in our hotel. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is situated above an "American/Caribbean" bar. Everything is Mexican or desert themed, and very cute. When we arrived we were sad to see a long flight of stairs, but a girl popped her head out of the restaurant and offered us use of the elevator. Then she let us store our luggage until our room was ready. When... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Danni W Thank you very much for your rewiev. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully see you next time in our hotel. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Ballwin, Missouri
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88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

If you like to sleep at night, then this is not the hotel for you. While the location of this hotel is good in Old Town Zurich, and fairly easy to get to from the main train station via tram #4, the noise level is unreal. Stayed here two nights and the music went on all hours.

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Michele G Thank you for your rewiev. You probably stayed here on a weekend. Then we have a bar in the basement which plays music until late. If you come another time just ask as for a quiet room in the upper floors, there not that load on Fridays or Saturdays Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: Schifflaende 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: $176 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
California Hotel zürich
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Zurich
#48 Business Hotel in Zurich
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