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On the whole, Switzerland is tolerant and gay-friendly, especially in more urban and diverse areas. Zurich, Geneva, and Basel are the centers of gay life in Switzerland, although ski resorts such as Zermatt, Lenzerheide, Gstaad and Arosa are also popular destinations (mostly in winter), even hosting gay ski weeks.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Switzerland are relatively progressive by European standards, although LGBT people lack full legal equality. Its history is one of liberalisation at an increasing pace since the 1940s, in parallel to the legal situation in Europe and the Western world more generally. Legislation providing for same-sex marriage and IVF access will enter into force after a likely referendum in 2021.
Zurich has a long history of being a gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Cranberry Bar or Barometer Bar & Predigerhof Bistro Bar bar are the most famous gay place in Zurich, Switzerland.
The city of Zurich, a global center for banking and finance, lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. The picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its pre-medieval history. Waterfront promenades like the Limmatquai follow the river toward the 17th-century Rathaus (town hall).
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1. Hotel Alexander Zurich Old Town 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Zurich
Situated in the middle of theof Zurich, a 5-minute walk from the , the Hotel Alexander offers you a 24-hour , air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi.
The financial centre, the famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping area, the ETH Zurich (university) and the car-free lake and river promenade can be reached on foot within a few minutes.
You can find many, bars and shops in the vicinity of the Alexander hotel.
Set in Zürich’s Old Town, this unpretentious family-run hotel is a 6-minute walk from Zürich Main Station and 8 minutes on foot from Grossmünster, a Romanesque cathedral with 2 towers.
Understated rooms come with hardwood floors and soundproof windows, and provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes and mini fridges. Family rooms sleep up to 3 guests.
A breakfast buffet is complimentary, and parking is available for an additional fee.
Our owner-managed hotel is ideally located in the middle of Zurich’s Old Town – at just 5 minutes walking distance from the Central Railway Station.Virtually everything of interest is within short walking distance. Not just only Zurich’s well-known landmarks but also the business quarters with the banks and shops, the high-end shopping district «Bahnhofstrasse», the university quarters, amongst them the ETH «Federal Institute of Technology», the car-free lake- and riverside promenades and many Cafés, bars.
If you are arriving at Zurich airport you can take the train to the Zurich Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof, or Zurich HBF on the signs) and then walk to the hotel.
There is a small supermarket a short distance from the hotel, and a Coop a little further away (you’ll pass it if you walk here from the train station. About an hour or two before closing, both of these supermarkets will put 50% off stickers on their sandwiches, sushi, salads, and some other food items. Grab some of those and a bottle of Swiss wine and have a nice picnic along the river (there are benches on the river next to the Coop) or in your room.
If you have to leave early for the airport, knock on the breakfast room door if it isn’t yet open. They’re probably in there setting up, and they’ll accommodate you as best they can if you have an early flight.
Quite close to the hotel is an almost secret attraction — the Giacometti paintings in the lobby of the police station. It’s officially only open certain hours but if you’re nice they’ll sometimes let you in even outside the official hours. You’ll need to leave an identification card (like a passport or driver’s license). Many Zurich residents have never seen these and don’t know about it. The building is on the other side of the river.
If you’re an LGBT traveler there are many gay bars near the hotel. Some nice, some, well, you’re not always looking for nice I guess.
The room has comfortable mattress & pillows. There’s even mini Toblerone given - Deep safe available in the room for storing valuables and laptops - The breakfast selection is ok to start the day. Fresh scrambled everyday and great fresh bread selections with delicious pastries and buns breakfast also have selections of lactose free milk - Location in the middle of the city and nearby many attractions and cafes and restaurants
Located in old city which gives a nice vibe and environment & very friendly and helpful staff.
It’s in a great location in the old town. The tourist points in Zurich are so accessible by foot. With tram 3 stopping at the top of the street and tram 4 running along the riverside. The hotel is a earshot away from an excellent choice of bars and restaurants that can be explored in the surrounding quaint cobbled streets!
A bonus is there is a mini Mart and an off licence on the corner of the street. Which helps as the only thing in the mini bar is two complimentry bottled waters and two apples in the room. Very healthy 😣
There is a takeaway Italian and wine bar next door to the hotel, with a couple of restaurants on the door step.
The hotel rooms are mordern and clean. Likewise the bathroom. The room was modest in size with enough space.
My mattress was comfy but as I’m used to a hard mattress, the mattress was a little soft but comfortable and i suppose in an effort to meet people’s preferences a mid way compromise has to be made.
Plenty of hanging space for clothes , basic toiletries supplied and a safe.
The breakfast was a continental buffet breakfast with a good variety.
Staff were helpful and friendly.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Alexander Zurich Old Town?
En-suite room with a double bed and free Wi-Fi. All rooms are air-conditioned.
Where to book online – Hotel Alexander Zurich Old Town – Gay Friendly Hotels Zurich Switzerland – you can find the best hotels deals in Zurich during Züri Fäscht which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zurich on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Sorell Hotel Seefeld 4* – Gay Hotels Zurich
The Sorell Hotel Seefeld is located in the pleasant district of Seefeld in the heart of Zurich and features its own underground garage.
At lunchtime the attractive Designer Bar offers soups and cold snacks, while in the evening it is the perfect venue to meet friends for aperitifs or for a nightcap.
Breakfast is served until 10:00 all days.
Wireless internet and internet via TV cable is available in the entire hotel and there is a free internet station in the lobby.
There is a hotel bus for transfers to and from the airport, and a direct tram connection (line 4) to the main railway station.
This sleek, stylish hotel is a minute’s walk from a light rail station, a 7-minute walk from Zürich Stadelhofen railway station and 4 km from Zürich Zoologischer Garten.
Featuring parquet floors, the modern, simple rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and courtyard or street views, some add lounge areas. Luxe upgrades offer whirlpool baths, rooftop terraces, Nespresso machines and minibars.
Amenities include a complimentary breakfast buffet served in a bright dining area, as well as a trendy bar, an exercise room, and a spa area with beauty treatments.
hotel offers the perfect sense of comfort. And for the rationalists: 24-hour Reception, porter service, hotel parking and petrol pump.”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>
The Seefeld hotel is ideally located in a quiet neighbourhood of Zurich, yet one block only from the lake and the Badi, and only 10 mins to downtown for the shopping in Bahnhofstrasse and the nightlife of the Niederdorf district. Their buffet breakfast is very good.
Sorell Seefeld Zürich is very conveniently located in the Seefeld area – just a few blocks from the lakeshore and 8 min walking time to the Zurich Stadelhofen train station and the opera respectively. The area is really nice with plenty of restaurants and bars. Despite of the tram running frequently on Seefeld stret comparatively quiet at night.
The hotel is more on the no-frills side but comes with all you need: A nice lobby with coffee/bar, an efficient front desk with friendly personnel. Rooms are nice, very clean with new bathrooms. Some rooms even feature a balcony or small terrace.
Simple but good breakfast with a smart selection of various breakfast items. Good value for money.
The room itself was large with a little living room area and two single beds pushed together. The bathroom was large with double sinks and a walk in shower. Rituals toiletries provided. A safe and a useful open wardrobe was available.
I had breakfast included on both days. It was simple but good. Bread rolls, croissants, cheeses, hams, smoked salmon, yoghurts, juices etc. A fresh hot drink nice white coffee in my case) was prepared and brought over.
Overall, very good. I would happily stay here again.
The hotel was very easy to find, just 10 mins walk from the Zurich-Stadelhofen train station. We reached in the morning itself, so had to wait a bit to get the room, but they gave us the room without any problem. Very friendly and helpful staff. The room was enough for both of us, and the bathroom was quite spacious with his & hers wash basin and a shower cubicle, no bathtub though. They provided us with an electric kettle in the room, upon request. The breakfast spread was good too.
The Zurich Lakeside is very near to the Hotel, a great place to walk in the evenings. The breeze was just lovely.. There are a few restaurants nearby but all the places close early, max by 7 – 7.30 in the evening. So, plan ahead.
The location is great, a block or so from the lake in the pleasant inner suburb of Seefeld – close to a tram stop (lines 2 & 4, which will get you just about everywhere you’d want to go), but only a short walk south of the city centre if you prefer to get the exercise. The hotel has a stylish, subdued Art Deco look, but has been recently and stylishly refurbished inside. We felt fortunate to be allocated a spacious double-aspect corner room on the top floor, with a balcony.
If you do choose this hotel (and I would recommend you do), I would suggest getting the S16 train from the airport to Stadelhofen rather than changing onto the tram at Zurich HB – the hotel is only a flat 7 or 8 minutes walk from Stadelhofen station.
How much does a room costs at Sorell Hotel Seefeld?
This twin room features a balcony, hot tub and minibar.
Where to book online– Sorell Hotel Seefeld – Gay Hotels Zurich Switzerland – you can find the best hotels deals in Zurich during Züri Fäschtwhich is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zurich on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Marktgasse Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Zurich Switzerland
Opened in September 2015 after extensive renovations, the Marktgasse a gay friendly Hotels Zurich is situated in ´s , 200 m from the Grossmünster and 500 m from Lake Zurich, and boasts free WiFi, free access to a wellness centre, a restaurant and a 24-hour reception. The closest tram stop is 50 m away.
All units at the Marktgasse come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning and private bathroom facilities. Some feature a seating area, as well.
A buffet breakfast is available and dinner can be enjoyed as well at the in-house restaurant. Several shops and bars can be found within only a few steps.
In a 15th-century building in the Old Town, this polished hotel is a 4-minute walk from the 12th-century Grossmünster church, an 8-minute walk from the European art collections at Kunsthaus Zürich, and an 11-minute walk from Zürich’s main railway station.
Refined, streamlined rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms have sitting areas. Suites add sound systems and Nespresso machines; some have private roof terraces.
Access to a nearby gym and spa is complimentary. Other amenities include a cozy library, a casual cafe, and a modern restaurant/bar with a sidewalk terrace offering views of the Old Town.
Our boutique hotel with its 39 individually furnished rooms, one restaurant and a bar is right in the middle of things. Surrounded by winding lanes and centuries of history, just a short walk from top sightseeing highlights, the lake and the main train station, you’ll have the pleasure of staying at one of Zurich’s oldest inns. Following a careful and comprehensive renovation, the hotel offers a compelling mix of timeless eclectic design and tremendous charm and personality.
This is a very comfortable hotel right in the heart of the old town. The room was spacious the bed very comfortable and great pillows.
The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The cafe and bar were very handy to frequent on the way out in the morning and on the way back at night.
This is an ideal place to stay as the old town is magnificent. It is a small walk to the tram which gives you access to almost everywhere in Zurich. There are some good bars and restaurants close by in a small walking distance. The hotel is very comfortable but i missed having coffee in the room.
You can go to reception and get an espresso or cappuccino and a croissant..but make sure you are early for the croissant as they are gone by 8am.
The staff are lovely and can help with all enquiries. I was most impressed by their provision of glass water bottles in the rooms and access to fresh water near the lift. This is so much better than the hotels that use plastic water bottles which is so bad for the environment.
The hotel is very modern in terms of decoration, very Scandinavian style, super nice, all essentials are there but no extra stuff unnecessary; rooms are large, even really big for an hotel in a big city which is very comfortable especially if you stay for a long stay.
Many appreciated details like the coffee machine, the bathrobe, the toiletries from Aesop brand, the city guide done by them and left at the disposal of customers, of course safety box as well for exemple…
Rooms are bright, 2 windows in the one I was staying…
Many things are organised for the customers to handle everything on their own; but if you need help, informations, staff is available and kind.
It’s a very good price quality ratio, particularly in a city like Zurich which is quite expensive.
Good bunch of the restaurants within 2-3 min walk. Lululemon is right opposite if you fancy a free yoga class. Spacious room with the view.
The room was smallish, clean and reasonably comfortable. The king bed was unfortunately just two single beds pushed together, which tended to separate during the night and create a crevasse to roll into.
The bathroom had a bath/shower combination, Aesop products and good lighting. The towels were fraying and were not particularly soft.
The toilet was in a cupboard and not overly private.
The front desk staff recommended a very nice Italian restaurant for our first night and the hotel’s own excellent restaurant was our dinner spot for the second night.
How much does a room costs at Marktgasse Hotel?
This junior suite comes with a seating area with a sofa bed, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a coffee machine.
Where to book online– Marktgasse Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Zurich Switzerland – you can find the best hotels deals in Zurich during Züri Fäscht which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zurich on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. B2 Boutique Hotel Zürich 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Zurich
Next to Zurich’s centre, B2 Boutique Hotel Zürich provides stylish, air-conditioned rooms in a former brewery. For an additional charge, guests can enjoy the public thermal bath and spa, comprising different swimming pools, a wellness area and a steam bath.
Each room features a flat-screen satellite TV and a bathroom with a bathrobe, slippers and a shower or a tub. Free use of the minibar is included in the room rate. Free WiFi is available in all areas.
The boutique hotel houses its own private library with 33,000 books. Swiss tapas, cheese and a wide range of different wines is served at the on-site lounge. Guests can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast each morning. B2 Boutique Hotel Zürich comes with an elevator and a luggage storage room.
An 11-minute walk from the Bahnhof Zurich Enge railway station, this hip contemporary hotel in a former 19th-century brewery is also 2.6 km from the Kunsthaus Zurich museum.
Airy modern rooms feature designer furnishings and wooden floors, plus minibars, Nespresso machines and free Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living areas; some come with loft bedrooms and patios.
Amenities include complimentary breakfast buffet, plus a lounge/bar that serves light bites and has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. There’s a rooftop outdoor pool, and guests receive discounted rates for an adjacent spa.
Hotel + Spa in the former Hürlimann brewery offers 60 rooms and suites – all with parquet floor, Nespresso machine, free Wi-Fi and 2 boardrooms for up to 18 people. The highlight of the hotel is the Library with 33’000 books, where breakfast, small dishes and wine from Zurich are served. Guests enjoy special conditions and direct access to the public Thermal Bath & Spa including rooftop pool.”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>
From the time you are greeted by a guest ambassador at check-in to the time you leave, the level of service was extraordinary and friendly. There is a large library with thousands of books lining the high walls of the main eating area off the reception desk. The hotel is a converted brewery with a lot of the character that exists with an old building modernized for today’s world.
The rooms have an openness from the glass walled bathrooms to the modern table desks. The Spa connected and accessed directly from the hotel elevator allows some quick relaxing moments in between meetings or for an open part of the day. I enjoyed walking from the hotel to various parts of Zurich and its transportation system.
The building of B2 Boutique Hotel used to be a brewery. It has since been converted into a really fashionable hotel in the heart of Zurich. We loved the details B2 had. We stayed in the Hurlimann loft, which was a perfect choice for our family. The bottom floor housed the living space and dining space, while the upper area had the bedroom as well as a freestanding tub.
The spa part of B2 includes their amazing rooftop pool with an amazing view of Zurich. The entrance to the pool is pretty cool in itself, but once you get to the main pool area, your view of the city is just one of a kind.
If you ever get the chance to visit or stay here, you must make a stop at the picturesque Wine Library, where floor-to-ceiling walls house 33,000 books. The spirit of the brewery is very much alive in this place; the chandeliers that frame the room are expertly made of beer bottles. It’s a great place to work, have a bite to eat, or simply while away some time in the evening with (yes) a glass of wine.
Converted from an old brewery and still preserving the machines, it indeed has a special feeling to it. The library / lounge / restaurant is equipped with over 33000 books and boasts of chandeliers which were the old time beer bottle driers. The LED lights in the inverted bottles of the chandeliers makes it a rare and beautiful.
Rooms are large and absolutely modern and comfortable. All controls are electronic. Spacious bathrooms with very good amenities.
The in room bar has beer, water , sodas and a few chocolates and are free for consumption. And they are replenished daily. That was a first I have seen.
The hotel staff needs more than few words of appreciation. Everyone was helping out of their way and made you feel as a house guest in its real meaning. The general manager Nina has done a great job in grooming everyone.
The spa, not part of the same hotel business , has the best roof top, heated jacuzzi of a large infinity swimming pool with stunning views of the city and is a MUST to go twice a day during your stay. They have strict rules in the pool area but they are worth it.
I would not stay in any other property in Zurich.
How much does a room costs at B2 Boutique Hotel Zürich?
Air-conditioned suite with a living room, a minibar, a flat-screen satellite TV and a bathroom with a shower. On the upper floor guests will find the bedroom and a large bathtub.
Entrance ticket to linked public thermal bath & spa available at 50% reduction.
Where to book online– B2 Boutique Hotel Zürich – Gay Friendly Hotels Zurich Switzerland – you can find the best hotels deals in Zurich during Züri Fäscht which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zurich on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. citizenM Zürichl 4* – Gay Friendly Accommodation Zurich
This 4-star & gay friendly hotels Zurich is conveniently located in the centre of Zürich. A bar and a restaurant are available at citizenM Zürich.
All rooms at citizenM Zürich are air-conditioned and equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
A freshly prepared breakfast is available daily at citizenM Zürich.
Staff at the accommodation are available to provide guidance at the 24-hour front desk.
A 12-minute walk from Zürich Central train station, this relaxed hotel is on a lively street lined with shops, cafes and bars. It’s 13 minutes’ walk from the Swiss National Museum and 8 minutes by foot from the Lindenhof, a tranquil hilltop park with panoramic city views.
Bright, streamlined rooms feature contemporary decor and adjustable mood lighting. All provide free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, as well as desks, mini fridges, and bathrooms with rainfall showers.
Breakfast is offered for a charge. An upmarket cafe is open 24 hours; there’s also a funky lounge with a bar and a work area.
No matter what mode of transportation brings travellers to Zurich (plane, train or automobile), it’s a relief to check into citizenM, put down the bags, and then – walk everywhere. This is possible because of the superb location of citizenM Zurich hotel: the famous Kreis 1 district. Major points of interest are just minutes’ by foot: Paradeplatz, Zurich Central Station, Bahnhofstrasse and Lake Zurich. In the hotel, it’s the affordable luxury regular guests love, and visitors love to discover.
The Wi-Fi is superfast, free, and available all day and all night in every corner of the hotel. In the cosy rooms, the beds and the showers are supersized, and iPads control everything from light to TV. One-minute check-in gets all guests to their room in record time.
Firstly, it is the only affordable four-star smack in the centre of Zurich and secondly it shows what (perhaps) future hotels will look like.
The rooms are small but functional. Slippers were duly missed given the fact that the toilet is next to the shower which means the floor in front of the toilet is due to get wet. Given these ultra-hygienic times that we’re living in, it was a luxury duly missed though I do understand the sustainability issue.
Breakfast was good although the eggs are clearly artificial (aka from a box) and no fresh boiled ones were provided.
The personnel was very helpful and proficient in English (which helped as my German was rusty).
The hotel is beautifully done out – everything looks very new and is spotlessly clean, both in the room and the communal areas. The room was super cool, with the lights, blinds and media controlled from an iPad. The large bed was extremely comfortable and I had a great night’s sleep both nights I was there. Although the room was fairly compact, it didn’t feel small and it had everything I needed.
The location is ideal. Very central, within easy walking distance of most places you would need to go in the city. It is close to Central Station and also has a tram stop right outside the door.
Small but perfectly formed citizenM Zurich is gorgeously designed with emphasis on the things you need- big comfy bed, awesome shower and cool common areas – and none of the things you don’t – live over sized rooms. Extremely clean and innovative check in process, but still with care (ie umbrellas ready to loan when it starts pouring with rain). Reasonable prices in a crazy expensive city. But it doesn’t feel like budget. And superb location.
Very friendly staff, check in and out in 2 minutes. And the rooms modern with high tech features (ipad control for lights (+indirect relaxing room illumination), TV, heating, shades, …. Rooms well isolated so very silent ambience. Free fast internet and a work space in the room and in the “living-room” / lobby.
If you feel like moving your hips or relaxing your liver 😉 you are near some nice places (for example Lima Bar). Food you have Sushi, Lebanese, Chinese or Swiss just in short walking distance…. and if you wanna freak out and make a change… a good tattoo & piercing studio is also nearby (Giahi) ;).
No worries you can also relax… get a late check out for small money and go for a amazing brunch just around the corner at “Babu`s.
The room itself is not very big, but a lot of efforts has gone in to maximise space. Examples:
– under-bed luggage storage
– combining room alley and shower space
– extensive use of smart equipment (e.g., lights, TV, a/c and room curtain controls)
– cleverly hiding the normal/ recycle bin down the bathroom sink
– combining the bed-side table with work table (which is surprising adequate for work)
– per the above 🙂
– Very comfortable bed
– The comfort level of the climate control system is excellent
– Excellent shower – I don’t say this lightly … For shower freaks, it’s a Hansgrohe shower table (thermostatic controls) with Raindance Select hand shower and overhead Raindance shower column. Water pressure has been excellent and seriously welcoming in the Zurich winter!
– Excellent value for money!
– The reception is not shy of speaking the cons per Tripadvisor when asked upon and provide advice how to choose the best rooms – I like the transparency.
– Not really any. Again, whilst CitizenM might not be for everyone it works for me 🙂
With the price/ value I get your property is easily my first choice for leisure/ corporate travels at Zurich.
How much does a room costs at citizenM Zürich?
Prices start 133$/night for King Double Room.
This double room has a flat-screen TV and air conditioning.
Where to book online– citizenM Zürich – Gay Friendly Hotels Zurich Switzerland – you can find the best hotels deals in Zurich during Züri Fäscht which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zurich on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.