Hotel California

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Comfort Quadruple Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Comfort Double Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Comfort Double Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Hotel California

Hotel California

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Zürich Center with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.2/10 Very good

175 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Map
Schifflaende 18, Zürich, 8001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Zürich Center
  • Bahnhofstrasse - 1 min drive
  • ETH Zurich - 7 min drive
  • Zoo Zurich - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 23 min drive
  • Zürich Limmatquai Station - 6 min walk
  • Zurich (ZLP-Zurich HB Rail Station) - 15 min walk
  • Zürich Central Station - 16 min walk
  • Helmhaus Tram Stop - 2 min walk
  • Bellevue Tram Stop - 3 min walk
  • Rathaus Tram Stop - 5 min walk

About this property

Hotel California

3-star hotel in the heart of Zürich Center, rejuvenated in 2022
Consider a stay at Hotel California and take advantage of an art gallery on site, designer shops on site and dry cleaning/laundry services. In addition to a bar and a restaurant, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a lift and free newspapers
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free property and express check-out
  • Tour/ticket information and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 19 rooms have amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and Desk chair, in addition to safes and minibars.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with baths and free toiletries
  • TVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, electric kettles and ceiling fans

Languages

Bosnian, Croatian, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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

Children

  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Art gallery on site
  • Designer shops on site

Accessibility

  • Lift

Languages

  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.75 per person, per night, up to 30 nights

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 25 for adults and CHF 15 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-in between 11:30 PM and 7:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel California Hotel
Hotel California Zürich
Hotel California Hotel Zürich

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel California offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel California does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel California?
As of 3 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel California on 6 October 2022 start from €287, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel California?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel California?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel California?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Hotel California.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel California?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel California?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Swiss Casinos Zurich (15-min walk) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel California?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten (3-min walk), Vapiano (3-min walk) and Le Dezaley (3-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel California like?
Hotel California is in Zürich Center, a short 2-minute walk from Helmhaus Tram Stop and 4 minutes' walk from Zurich Town Hall. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.6/10

Cleanliness

8.2/10

Staff & service

7.7/10

Amenities

7.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.5/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Great location.
The hotel was in a very convenient location. Close to the old part of town, lake Zurich, and yet very quiet.
David, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good for the price
Hotel was nice. Very good located. Good for the money. Rooms are big. Like the vibe.
carlos, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The ubication is great but the room was very small.
Victor, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Unfortunately room number 14, the TV was not working during our stay. The employee tried to fix it but it wasn't working and also there were no other room (for 3 people) available at the time. I would like to watch TV for news. We paid the full price for the room. Thank you.
Albert, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location and parking
Best location reasonable price. And best taco's at the restaurant
Mustafa, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Camila, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

All good. Very nice property.
DAVID LEE, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great stay!
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Bereket, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Staff and hotel location was excellent, at very centre of the Zurich and close to main railway stations. Only minor issue was air conditioner was not effective
2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review