Hotel Alexander

3.0 star property
City-center hotel within walking distance of ETH Zurich
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Hotel Alexander

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Double Room | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
Point of interest
Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
Free daily buffet breakfast
Property amenity

Overview of Hotel Alexander

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
Niederdorfstrasse 40, Zürich, ZH, 8001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front-desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Single Room

  • 161 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

  • 194 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Double Room

  • 194 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Small Double Queen Room

  • 172 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Room, Non Smoking

  • 269 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Zürich Center
  • Swiss National Museum - 1 min drive
  • Bahnhofstrasse - 1 min drive
  • ETH Zurich - 1 min drive
  • Letzigrund Stadium - 5 min drive
  • Hallenstadion - 5 min drive
  • Zoo Zurich - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 21 min drive
  • Zürich Limmatquai Station - 3 min walk
  • Zurich (ZLP-Zurich HB Rail Station) - 7 min walk
  • Zürich Central Station - 8 min walk
  • Rudolf-Brun-Brucke Station - 2 min walk
  • Central Tram Stop - 3 min walk
  • Rathaus Tram Stop - 5 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Hiltl Dachterrasse - 6 min walk
  • Restaurant Coco Grill & Bar - 11 min walk
  • Hiltl - 8 min walk
  • VITO Europaallee - 11 min walk
  • Neue Taverne - 7 min walk

About this property

Hotel Alexander

A great choice for a stay in Zürich, Hotel Alexander offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and mountain biking, and free perks include WiFi and buffet breakfast daily between 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Rudolf-Brun-Brucke Station is steps away and Central Tram Stop is 3 minutes.


Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and 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 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 41 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (CHF 30.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1974
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Annual offsets purchased for at least 10% of carbon footprint
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • No plastic soda bottles
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Reception hall


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient showers only

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: CHF 2.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CHF 32 per person


  • Self parking costs CHF 30.00 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

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.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

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, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Alexander Zürich
Hotel Alexander Zurich
Alexander Zurich
Alexander Zürich
Alexander Hotel zürich
Hotel Alexander Hotel
Hotel Alexander Zürich
Hotel Alexander Hotel Zürich

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Alexander offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Alexander 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Alexander?
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.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Alexander?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Alexander?
Yes. Self parking costs CHF 30.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Alexander?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CHF 32 per person.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Alexander?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Alexander?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Swiss Casinos Zurich (12-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Alexander and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and rock climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Hotel Alexander also has a garden.
What's the area around Hotel Alexander like?
Hotel Alexander is located by the river in Zürich Center, a short 2-minute walk from Rudolf-Brun-Brucke Station and 5 minutes' walk from Zurich Town Hall.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Welcome back to Zurich
We returned here for the first time since 2019 because of Covid and we received an enthusiastic welcome from the front desk staff. It is this hospitality that makes Hotel Alexander a favorite of ours.
NANCY, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay
What a gem. In the heart of Old Town. Super close to everything. Staff couldn’t have been nicer. Rm was delightful.
Karen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very Good Hotel in excellent location
Hotel is in a very central location in old town. Room was modern, comfortable and clean. I felt the a/c was not cooling enough and they inmediately placed a fan in our room which helped to circulate the cool air. So I must recognize they have very good service. Also, I like they included breakfast with eggs, bacon and sausages.
Suikam, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brendan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kelly Lynne, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Good Location, Good People
This hotel is a small hotel tucked into a cobblestone street in the center of Zurich. It is a pretty basic hotel with small rooms, and pretty expensive for what it is, but its location is excellent, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the breakfast was good, and it was clean. I would not say it’s ideal if you’re planning to spend a lot of time in the room or you expect fancy amenities, but it certainly is convenient and pleasant as a place to stay if you intend to be out and about.
Deborah, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Hotel Alexander is locate in old town so you are in a great location for sight seeing. The staff are friendly and very helpful in providing directions and helping with cabs, luggage, etc.
Julie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Check in clerk especially helpful—scheduled a taxi for the morning. Breakfast was very nice—scrambled eggs looked like real scrambled eggs. Enjoyed the complimentary beers and mineral water. Easy walk from the train station. Lots of nearby places to eat and drink
Richard, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Really small rooms & they charge per person. This is the only hotel in old town to do this. The others do not charge per person. They charge per room. I booked a queen room & then was like now the price is different. This is bait & switch. Front desk girl checking us in was super rude. She was on phone & finally I was like hello can I just check in?! If I hadn’t paid for room I would’ve left. We paid for breakfast & did not eat it. No coffee maker in room. One pillow. Not comfy for a couple. I will not stay here again. It has an old town location but should be rated 2 stars or less.
2-night trip
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