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Central Plaza Hotel

4-starHotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 4 stars.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator
Central 1, Zürich, ZH, 8001, Switzerland

4-star hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping center, near Bahnhofstrasse
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Elevator
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from January 18 2021 to May 2 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • The location. Next to the Limmat river and within walking distance to the main train…Mar 7, 2020
  • Two night stay prior to ski vacation in St. Moritz. Regular room is very small (I…Mar 5, 2020

Central Plaza Hotel

from $228
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Junior Suite, River View
  • Suite, River View
  • Standard Single Room
  • Double Room, River View

What’s around Central Plaza Hotel


  • In Old Town Zürich
  • Bahnhofstrasse - 8 min walk
  • ETH Zurich - 8 min walk
  • Swiss National Museum - 4 min walk
  • Kunsthaus Zurich - 11 min walk
  • Zürich Opera House - 18 min walk
  • University of Zurich - 31 min walk
  • Zoo Zurich - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 14 min drive
  • Zurich (ZLP-Zurich HB Rail Station) - 4 min walk
  • Zürich Hauptbahnhof - 5 min walk
  • Zurich Altstetten Station - 7 min drive
  • Central Tram Stop - 2 min walk
  • Bahnhofquai-HB Station - 3 min walk
  • Zurich Center S-Bahn - 4 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 103 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets stay free

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Covered onsite self parking (CHF 35 per day; includes in/out privileges)

  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Health club
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1883
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 48-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Restaurant King's Cave - This steakhouse serves dinner only. A children's menu is available.

Restaurant/ Bar Central 1 - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Central Garten - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

Central Plaza Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Central Hotel Plaza
  • Central Plaza Hotel Hotel
  • Central Plaza Hotel Zürich
  • Central Plaza Hotel Hotel Zürich
  • Central Plaza Hotel
  • Central Plaza Hotel Zurich
  • Central Plaza Zurich
  • Hotel Central Plaza
  • Plaza Central Hotel
  • Central Plaza Hotel Zürich
  • Central Plaza zürich


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

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

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

Covered self parking costs CHF 35 per day with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between CHF 15 and CHF 27 for adults, and CHF 7.5 and CHF 14.5 for children (approximately)

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

FAQs for Central Plaza Hotel

  • Does Central Plaza Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Central Plaza Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Central Plaza Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from January 18 2021 to May 2 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Central Plaza Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Central Plaza Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs CHF 35 per day. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Are pets allowed at Central Plaza Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Central Plaza Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Central Plaza Hotel?
    Yes, Restaurant King's Cave offers alfresco dining. Nearby restaurants include Walliser Keller (3-min walk), Casa Ferlin (4-min walk), and Raclette Stube (4-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Central Plaza Hotel?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Swiss Casinos Zurich (14-min walk) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Central Plaza Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics and yoga. Enjoy amenities like a health club and access to a nearby health club.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 423 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and accommodating. They arranged both for early check-in and late check-out for us at the last moment to accodate changes to our travel plans, and stored our bulky bags for us to keep our room from being to crowded. Lovely restaurant, great location across from the train station and near lots of great shops and restaurants. We had a great view of the river from our room.
Elise, us1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
I booked a two night stay at this hotel. The room I paid for was a non smoking jr suite with king size bed and river view. The room they gave me was a jr suite with two twin beds and no view. I kindly informed the hotel staff that they had given me the wrong room as it wasn’t what I paid for. They responded that the room I had booked was unavailable but they could have it for me the next day. I asked if they could refund me the difference of what I paid but they declined. I’m a pretty non confrontational person so I just accepted my outcome and decided to come back the next morning for my room change. The next day I went to change my room and they told me again that the room was unavailable but this time my girlfriend got upset and told them that this is not what we had paid for. Also we had booked this room 2 months in advance. Finally the hotel staff spoke with his manager and they said that they “upgraded” us to the correct room. They ended up putting us in a smoking room with king size bed and river view. In the end, I was at least grateful that we were able to make that change but I still don’t understand why they put up such a big fight to give us the room that we had already paid for. Not sure if I would ever return back to this hotel as it wasn’t cheap to begin with.
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good stay for couple days budsiness trip
Convenient location, close to the train station. Great breakfast and comfortable bed
us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
February vacation 2020
Our first stay with you. Loved our room. Loved the hotel location, short walk to train station and did a lot of walking around town. Friendly staff.
dennis, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
one night in zurich - arriving by train
checkin was super easy & quick. the front desk was very friendly and helpful. the room was very nice, we loved the shower specifically and the comfort of the beds. i thought the room might be a little bigger as it was a bit cramped but we did not spend much time in the room so the purpose of a good shower and bed was sufficient. great location for us as we took the train from zermatt & were able to walk with our luggage to the hotel. Hotel staff also offered to store our snowboards so we'd have more space in the room, before we even went up. that was great. recommend taking a tour through old town. my boyfriend ventured further on valentines & enjoyed a wonderful brunch at babus bakery & coffeshop. recommend walking past the lake on the way back to aldstadt area. as mentioned there are nice restaurant options in the hotel. we dined at the kings cave the night of our stay. my bf thought it was a little gimicky but the food was delicious and i had fun with it :) take a walk in the opposite direction of old town main roads and check out the view from Zurich University!
Brooke, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Overall very good room. It was small but large enough. Location was good. The only problem was that I signed up for a River View room but instead got a building view room.
us6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent location, especially to the train station. Very walkable and easily accessible. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Right on the waterfront.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Zurich Journey
The stuff was great and friendly.
Ali, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Memorable Stays
Wonderful view, walking distance to every where, next to the central station, next to bus station. Also, wonderful staff and helpful, friendly, taking care of what ever happened.
Ali, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Wonderful experience
I loved the location and hotel overall. The room was warm soi i had to have the windows open so i could sleep. Other than that, it is the perfect location and great size. Would stay here again for sure!
Jessica, us6 night trip

Central Plaza Hotel