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Old Town is the historic centre of Zurich (District 1) which covers the medieval city, left and right of the Limmat River.
The area is home to the Zurich’s main gay scene, shops and restaurants. These hotels are located within walking distance of the nightlife and are a great base from which to explore the city.
Why this hotel? Beautiful location. On Limmat River. Close to gay bars. Free WiFi.
With a fabulous riverside location, a history dating back 650 years, and high standards of service, the Storchen is a great choice for your stay in Zurich.
The Storchen has a private pier and terrace overlooking the Limat River, a restaurant serving traditional Swiss and French cuisine and a bar with live piano music. The nesting storks in the roof, that gave the hotel its name, add a special touch.
8.15 Very Good
based on 2236 reviews
Why this hotel? Central Old Town. Stylish rooms. Near the gay nightlife. Free WiFi.
The in-house Louis restaurant offers a range of international cuisine, and the elegant Tina bar serves a selection of wine and snacks. Guest rooms are spacious and stylishly furnished with hardwood floors, water kettle, minibar, safe and free WiFi.
8.17 Very Good
based on 606 reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars & cubs Central location. Great value. Free WiFi.
Excellent-value hotel in perfect location. Hotel Alexander is in the heart of Zurich’s gay district, close to restaurants, bars and cafés. Paragonya sauna and Predigerhof Bar are just around the corner!
Each modern guest room features air conditioning, minibar and free WiFi. A decent breakfast buffet is served in the breakfast room.
The hotel is a short walk to Limmat River, the famous Grossmünster (old Romanesque church), and the popular shops on Bahnhofstrasse.
Why this hotel? Central location. On Limmat riverbank. Value for money. Free WiFi.
The Central Plaza’s convenient location in the heart of Zurich makes it a popular choice. This great-value hotel is just a short walk from the best popular shopping areas, museums and tourist attractions.
All guest rooms are soundproof and feature free WiFi, satellite TV, Nespresso coffee maker, private bathroom, outdoor terrace. The hotel has its own gym, plus two restaurants and a piano bar.
Why this hotel? In the gay district. Gay-popular bar onsite. Good value. Free WiFi.
One of the newer boutique hotels in Old Town and a popular choice on Travel Gay Europe. The hotel’s street-level PlatZHirsch bar is a gay-popular hangout and a destination in its own right.
Guest rooms are tastefully decorated, with parquet flooring, flat screen satellite TV and free WiFi. Located in a quiet neighbourhood, 5-minute walk from the Zürich main station and within 10 minutes to most gay venues.
Why this hotel? Excellent value. Traditional Swiss style. Great location. Free WiFi.
Every guest room features a painting by local artist Heinz Blum. The hotel has its own traditional Swiss restaurant Swiss Chuchi that serves local cheese fondue and Rösti (yummy crisp roast potatoes).
Uniquely escorted walks around the Old Town are offered, taking in the subjects of the wall paintings, so you really get a feel for the history of the city.
Why this hotel? Budget choice. Great location. In the gay district. Free WiFi.
The rooms at Alexander Guesthouse have been recently refurbished, and you can expect to find clean, basic amenities along with super friendly staff, and free WiFi, too.
The Central train station and the famous Bahnhofstasse shopping street are a short walk away. Popular choice on Travel Gay Europe.
Langstrasse is a street and quarter in District 4. This multicultural area is known as the city’s ‘red light district’ with many nightlife entertainment and gay venues.
Zürich West is a former industrial area that is now an up-and-coming quarter, with offices, art venues and apartments. These well-rated hotels are within easy access to the city centre and Old Town.
based on 714 reviews
Why this hotel? Apartment style. Very modern. Walk to Langstrasse. Free WiFi.
If you’re looking to stay near the gay nightlife around Langstrasse street, then we recommend the Greulich. This stylish boutique hotel is just a short walk from gay cruise club Magnusbar and other places.
The hotel offers a warm atmosphere and excellent service to match. Each apartment-styled room feature a large living & dining area, along with a well-equipped kitchen and free WiFi.
Onsite, there is a bar and an à la carte restaurant with outdoor seating.
8.98 Very Good
based on 2665 reviews
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Stylsih hotel. Value for money. Free WiFi.
One of our favourite hotels. The 25hours Zürich West is located in the trendy District 5, south of Limmat River, and not far from the Old Town and city centre.
Guest rooms are creatively decorated, each with free WiFi and iPod sound system. The stylish NENI restaurant & bar serves international gourmet dishes. The hotel has a top-floor sauna with city view.
The Toni-Areal tram stop is right in front of the hotel, or you can rent a bicycle or a Mini Cooper for free (subject to availability). Many of the best gay venues in Old Town are about 4 km away; the nightlife in Langstrasse is closer.
8.98 Very Good
based on 2665 reviews
Why this hotel? New hotel. Spacious, modern rooms. Great value. Free WiFi.
This great-value designer hotel is located in District 9, is bit off the city centre, but it takes only 10 minutes by tram (the Kappeli tram stop is just steps away)
Each large, contemporary-styled guest room features artworks by international artists. The rooms have a refrigerator, flat screen internet TV with free movies, Nespresso machine, free WiFi.’
Breakfast buffet is served every morning at The Flag. There is a gym nearby.
These hotels are a bit further away from city centre and gay scene but are recommended for various reasons.
Why this hotel? Close to Old Town. Excellent gym & spa. Convenient. Free WiFi.
Located in the heart of commercial district, just outside the Old Town and about 15 minutes to Cranberry gay bar and other gay venues, Park Hyatt hotel has a state-of-the-art gym and a fabulous spa, Club Olympus.
Modern guest rooms feature Bang & Olufsen TV’s and free internet. The hotel has a lobby lounge, a delicatessen-inspired café, a bar and the excellent Parkhaus restaurant.
Park Hyatt is just moments away from the stunning Lake Zurich and boutique shops on nearby Bahnhofstrasse. The Congress Hall Niederdorf and Opera House are also close by.
Why this hotel? Out of town luxury. Stunning lake view. Free WiFi.
The Dolder Grand ticks all of our boxes and more! While its location is a bit further away from the city centre and gay scene, this hotel offers amazing views of Lake Zurich, its surrounding green hills and the snow-capped Alps.
Everything is on grand scale, from the original ‘Curhaus’ architecture to the wide array of rooms & suites, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a 4,000 m² spa, plus a golf course, tennis courts, outdoor pool, jogging, mountain walking, etc.
Getting to the rest of Zurich is easy via the nearby train station.
Why this hotel? Near Lake Zurich. Modern design. Excellent value. Free WiFi.
Stylish and modern. The cute design Hotel Seehof is located just behind the Zurich Opera House, less than 100 metres from Lake Zurich and a 5-minute walk to the Old Town.
The hotel offers only 19 single and double rooms and one junior suite. Each spacious room features free WiFi, desk, minibar and safe.
The hotel has its own restaurant and bar, although you’ll find plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby.
Why this hotel? Excellent value. Beautiful views. Near Lake Zurich. Free WiFi.
The Sorell is a well-priced, quality hotel with distinct style and design throughout. It is located in the residential Seefeld district, offering excellent views of Lake Zurich, the city and the mountains.
The hotel has its own gym and a great bar that also serves lunchtime meals. Free WiFi and flat screen TV feature in the well-designed spacious bedrooms. Free internet station is available in the lobby.
The city centre and Zurich’s gay scene are not that far away (only 2 km). There is a direct tram connection (Line 4) to the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). The hotel also provides shuttle services to and from the airport.
8.36 Very Good
based on 1279 reviews
Why this hotel? Close to Old Town. Excellent dining. Easy access to Free WiFi.
This hip designer hotel’s quiet location in the University Quarter makes it easy to get around the city. The Old Town, Lake Zurich and the main gay bars & clubs are within walking distance away.
Guest rooms have a cool, contemporary look, with designer furnitures and original artworks. The hotel has a lovely Italian restaurant & bar with outdoor seats. The staff go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.