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Free minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Free minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBahnhofstrasse1 min walk
    Popular LocationParadeplatz3 min walk
    Popular LocationFraumuenster5 min walk
    AirportZurich (ZRH)24 min drive

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About this area

Zürich

Located in Zürich's Old Town neighborhood, Baur au Lac is in the city center and on a river. Zürich Opera House and Kunsthaus Zurich are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Bahnhofstrasse. Check out an event or a game at Letzigrund Stadium, and consider making time for Zoo Zurich, a top attraction not to be missed.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bahnhofstrasse - 1 min walk
  • Paradeplatz - 3 min walk
  • Fraumuenster - 5 min walk
  • Grossmuenster - 8 min walk
  • Zurich Town Hall - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Borsenstrasse Tram Stop - 2 min walk
  • Zurich (ZLP-Zurich HB Rail Station) - 15 min walk
  • AirportZurich Airport (ZRH) - 24 min drive

Restaurants

  • Pavillon — 1 min walk
  • Rive Gauche — 1 min walk
  • Milchbar — 3 min walk
  • Pavillon — 3 min walk
  • Confiserie Sprüngli — 3 min walk

About this property

Baur au Lac

Luxury Zürich hotel in Old Town, walk to Bahnhofstrasse
2 restaurants, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, valet parking, and spa services. All 119 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like free minibar items and bathrobes.
Baur au Lac offers 119 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and free minibar items. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include sports massages and Swedish massages.

Awards and affiliations

Baur au Lac is listed in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

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/140°F or hotter
Follows regional sanitization guidelines of Clean & Safe (Switzerland)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Covered valet parking: CHF 45.00 per day
  • Garage

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: CHF 52 for adults and CHF 23 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Hospital bed available
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar

More

  • Children's slippers
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free newspapers
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of CHF 45.00 per pet, per night
Food and water bowls are available
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for CHF 120.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.5 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CHF 52 for adults and CHF 23 for children (approximately)
  • Covered valet parking fee: CHF 45.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CHF 45.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 120.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 5 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.

Property is also known as

Baur au Lac Hotel Zurich
Baur au Lac Hotel
Baur au Lac Zurich
Baur Au Lac zürich
Baur au Lac Hotel Zürich
Baur au Lac Hotel
Baur au Lac Zürich
Baur au Lac Hotel Zürich

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Baur au Lac and receive a full refund?
Yes, Baur au Lac offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Baur au Lac cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Baur au Lac pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of CHF 45.00 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Baur au Lac?
Valet parking is available for CHF 45.00 per day.
What time is check-in at Baur au Lac?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Baur au Lac?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is Baur au Lac located?
Located in Old Town, this luxury hotel is steps from Buerkliplatz and Bahnhofstrasse. Zürich Opera House and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 15 minutes. Borsenstrasse Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Burkliplatz Tram Stop is 2 minutes.
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
this is a classic property. The service and the rooms are impeccable.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities
The room had no coffee or tea facilities and the hotel didn’t recognise our membership with the leading hotel group. Overall they made it a disappointing experience.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
perfect choice for Zurich
Everything you wish for: great location, services is amazing, excellent restaurant, convenient to everything in the city/.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very comfortable. Attentive staff. Great location.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2019

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