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Courtyard Zurich North
Ranked #39 of 134 Hotels in Zurich
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great out of the way hidden treasure!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Close to train, easy access to everything!! Friendly staff, clean rooms, great breakfast!! Two blocks from train. Hotel has in room safes, power hook ups for European,US and Japan. Very user friendly!! Free Internet

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I flew into Zurich airport on a Saturday morning and arrived at the hotel before noon. The staff was very friendly and let me check in to catch up some sleep. The room is very clean and my whole stay here is wonderful. The hotel is 5 minutes by walk from a major station called Oerlikin. There is a co-op supermarket across the street, selling things ranging from rotisserie chicken to sushi. With a five-minute walk, you can be in the Oerlikin station vicinity and eat at restaurants over there. A train ride to center city Zurich by tram (trolley) takes around 30 minutes from the station. There are also direct trains from this station to major locations such as Basle and Luzern. The Oerlikin station is only 20 minutes bus ride away costing around 6.x CHF. The hotel is in a very nice neighborhood. I walked around in the evening and found myself surrounded by some office/residential mix. There are also a few nice little parks near the hotel. I regret not finding them in the morning and visiting them. I enjoy this hotel a lot. The slightly remote location in my opinion is definitely a good tradeoff with the price they charge in center city.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank BHUANG69
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Triad, NC
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163 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

One thing about my business trabel habits is that I like predictability. This Marriott Courtyard is clean, quiet and convenient. I like the fact it is 2-3 blocks from the Zurich - Oerlikon train station. When it is time to pack and leave for the airport in the morning, I'm at my own schedule and not of a hotel shuttle. You can also obtain your train transfer from the hotel front desk.

If you're not into a last night meal at the hotel restaurant, the Co-Op market is across the street. Pick up a couple of rolls and some freshly sliced deli meat, a bottle of wine and dessert to carry back to your room.

I've walked the neighborhood and you can find some smaller local establishments, should your curiousity lead you in that direction.

I thought my room was a little pricey compared to other airport location properties, but again, I prefer the predictability.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Palo Alto CA
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37 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

A typical European Courtyard - clean - efficient - relatively affordable - good amenities
my only criticism is the steep fee for internet access - this should be waived like in the US.
the room was sized to US standard (roomy) and not Swiss (typically tiny). the hotel is located in the middle of a high tech industrial and also residential neighborhood marked by a very spartanic, rigid architecture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Bill).
The hotel is great if you need easy access to the University Irchel campus ( tram # 10) or the ETH Hoenggerberg campus ( take bus # 80 ; bus stop is in front of the door)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BruderLustig
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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is a good hotel! We were there 3 nights to explore Zurich and the surrounding area. The reception is friendly, the lobby is clean and attractive, the room was very quiet and comfortable and the location was good. It's a short walk to the Oerlikon train station, so you get get anywhere in Zurich, or Switzerland or Europe conveniently. It would be better located if it was closer to the old town or the lake front, but they are only a 10 minute train ride away. There is a good restaurant, although like everything in Zurich, it's very expensive. There is a small gym, but no pool. We were a little warm and even though we turned the t-stat down, we ended up opening the window. So we did hear some truck noises and voices early in the morning.

Room Tip: Get room on upper floor and facing courtyard for less outside noise
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thomaston, Georgia, USA
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Having stayed at the Marriott Courtyard in north Zurich's Oerlikon area a number of times, I know the service I received is consistently the same level of excellence I have experienced at other Marriott properties. The breakfast buffet is as good as you'll find in most business hotels, maybe a little better due to the variety of offerings, whether you're looking for a quick continental breakfast or a more traditional hot breakfast. One caveat about the breakfast, there are scrambled eggs, great bacon and sliced ham, potatoes, etc. but not as much variety in terms of hot made to order breads such as waffles or pancakes. The variety of fruits, breads, muesli, cheeses and cold meats speaks to a more traditional Swiss breakfast cuisine. The rooms are clean and large enough for most business travelers. I can't speak about larger accommodations for families, as I have not seen the suites. I know there are adjoining room suites available, just haven't seen them. One thing I appreciated was the automated metal blinds on the windows. Under the light switch just inside the door, a switch raises or lowers these heavy metal blinds, allowing for quiet and complete darkness for someone needed to get some sleep during the day to get over some jet lag.

The wireless internet was as fast or faster than most I have used in hotels. The rooms all have mid-size LCD TV's with a table/desk arrangement typical for the Courtyard hotels. This includes a table you can pull out and an office type chair for adjustable comfort if you have to spend much time working in your room.

For those wanting to save some money on eating out, there are a couple of great grocery stores within easy walking distance. Exiting the hotel on the Binzmühlestrasse side, if you turn right and walk a couple of hundred meters along the street, you'll find an Aldi store on your right. Or if you walk out of the hotel (same side) and cross the Binzmühlestrasse, there is a large COOP store with everything you could need from a grocery, only in a more upscale facility with higher quality merchandise, and of course the requisite prices. If you want some of the great Burli rolls (you have to try this crispy, chewy, bread you generally can't find outside of Switzerland) you better get there in the morning. Once the bakery items put out fresh in the morning are gone, they are gone for the day.

The Oerlikon train station is just 5 minutes on foot from the hotel, one stop to the airport, and easy access to downtown Zurich as well. If you're not traveling on an expense account, this is an easy and inexpensive (relatively) option to get to and from the airport.

I find the staff to be friendly and eager to serve any reasonable request. We had a colleague retiring after 40 years of service with our company on this trip, and the hotel manager couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating to help us put together something special to celebrate her retirement.

You won't find cheap accommodations with this quality anywhere in Zurich. For the money, I would recommend this hotel for business travelers and vacationers alike.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the street. In any case, there are heavy blinds that can be lowered (motori...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Skykevver
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Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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79 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

I work for a large multinational Swiss company and my four colleagues and I stayed at this hotel (based on my recommendation) for two nights. Unfortunately I had another reservation that was not properly cancelled and will end up paying for a no-show. In spite of being a good customer, there was no forgiveness. The other problem with this hotel is that it that there is no free wi-fi and the wi-fi is very expensive.

Next time I am on a business trip to Zurich, I will choose another hotel in this area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Courtyard Zurich North
Address: Max-Bill-Platz 19, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Oerlikon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#32 Family Hotel in Zurich
#37 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#58 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Courtyard Zurich North 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The international chain hotel Courtyard by Marriott Zurich North is conveniently located 10 minutes from Zurich Airport, 7 minutes from Zurich downtown and just a 3-minute walk from Zurich Oerlikon station. Many companies, Hallenstadion and the fairground are within walking distance. Whether you are traveling to Zurich on business or for leisure, the hotel offers the perfect accommodation with 152 spacious and comfortable hotel rooms and free Essential Internet to all of our guests. With 590 sqm of meeting- and conference space and the latest event-technology, the Zurich hotel provides ideal requirements for successful seminars, banquets, meetings and social events in Zurich. The business center and the fully equipped gym are at your disposal and the 24/7 Grab'n Go Market offers a variety of food and beverages. The BISTRO offers freshly made international and regional classics as well as delicious snacks and drinks and invites guests to meet and linger throughout the day. ... more   less 
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