Gay Zurich · Hotels

Gay Zurich · Hotels

Zurich is home to a great selection of hotels, conveniently located for sightseeing, shopping and gay nightlife.

Old Town (Altstadt)

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?: Central location. Gym onsite. Great for shopping & sightseeing.

Centrally located and great-value for money. Hotel Glärnischhof is just moments from the best shopping areas, restaurants, bars and clubs – great for exploring the local gay nightlife.

Guest rooms comfortable and feature en suite bathroom and free WiFi. The Hotel has its own restaurant and bar. If you need to work out, there’s a gym, squash courts, spa.

Welcoming and professional staff are available 24 hours a day.


bar, restaurant, squash courts, gym, spa

Claridenstrasse 30, Zurich


Based on 1216 votes

Why this hotel?: In the gay district. Gay-popular bar onsite. Good value.

One of the newer boutique hotels in Old Town and a popular choice on Travel Gay. 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 flat screen satellite TV and free WiFi. Located in a quiet neighbourhood, 5-minute walk from the Zürich main train station and within 10 minutes to most gay venues.

Located on the ground floor of Hotel Platzhirsch, the recently opened Barfusser sushi bar and lounge is one of the best spots in Zurich to find fresh and sustainably sourced sushi. Barfusser boasts a lively and eclectic atmosphere, but also offers takeout options.



bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

Spitalgasse 3, Zurich

Very Good

Based on 334 votes

Why this hotel?: Central Old Town. Stylish rooms. Near the gay nightlife.

Located in the heart of Old Town, Boutique Hotel Wellenberg is a 5-minute walk from the popular Bahnhofstrasse shopping street and just steps away from PlatZHirsch Bar and Heaven gay nightclub.

The in-house Louis restaurant serve a range of international cuisine, and the elegant Tina bar serves wine and snacks. Guest rooms are large and stylishly furnished with hardwood floors, water kettle, minibar, safe, free WiFi.


bar, restaurant, sun terrace, free wi-fi

Niederdorfstrasse 10, Zurich


Based on 3094 votes

Why this hotel?: Beautiful location. On Limmat River. Close to gay bars.

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 hotel is well-located for the gay scene. Cranberry gay bar and gay-popular Rathaus Café are a short walk away.


bar, live music, restaurant, sun terrace, free wi-fi

Weinplatz 2, Zurich


Based on 1320 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. On Limmat riverbank. Value for money.

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 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.


bar, cafe, restaurant, gym, massage, gym, spa

Central 1, Hochschulen, Zurich


Based on 1399 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent value. Traditional Swiss style. Great location.

Charming little hotel that dates back to the 16th century. Hotel Adler has an excellent location, just steps away from gay club HeavenPlatZHirsch Bar and Zurich’s famous tourist sights.

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.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

Rosengasse 10, Zurich


Based on 1846 votes

Small, urban design hotel with 39 rooms. Hotel Zürcherhof is located in a quiet, central location at the heart of Zurich’s historic Old Town, close to nice bars, restaurant and gay nightlife.

Just a short walk from the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the main railway station. You will find their elegant, modern and pleasantly furnished non-smoking rooms. The rooms are comfortable and include free minibar with beer and soft drinks.

The onsite restaurant, Walliser Keller, serves beautiful traditional Swiss cooking. The meats are cooked on hot stone and the rustic cellar wine the produce comes from Valais vineyards. The original cheese fondue is offered in 8 different variations and well worth trying.

Your stay will include a free Swiss Breakfast Buffet, with vegan options available and Prosecco! There is 450 international newspapers and magazines available for you to read for free. Hotel Zürcherhof is a welcoming retreat to relax during your stay in the vibrant city of Zurich.

Zähringerstrasse 21, Zürich

Langstrasse & Zürich West

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.

Why this hotel?: Apartment style. Very modern. Walk to Langstrasse.

Great choice if you want to stay close to the scene and gay nightlife around Langstrasse. The stylish boutique Greulich Hotel is just a short walk from gay cruise club Magnusbar and other bars.

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.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

Herman Greulich Strasse 56, Zurich


Based on 704 votes

Why this hotel?: Cool design. Great value. Popular with gay guests.

The stylish 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.

A tram stop is right in front of the hotel. You can rent a bicycle or a Mini Cooper for free (subject to availability). Gay bars in the Old Town are about 4 km away; the gay venues in Langstrasse is closer.


bar, restaurant, sauna, free wi-fi

Pfingstweidstrasse 102, Zurich


Based on 1397 votes

Why this hotel?: New hotel. Spacious, modern rooms. Great value.

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.


free wi-fi

Baslerstrasse 100, Altstetten, Zurich


Based on 826 votes

Zurich · hotels in other areas

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 location.

Located in the heart of commercial district, just outside the Old Town and about 15 minutes to Cranberry gay bar, Park Hyatt has a state-of-the-art gym and a great 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.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Beethovenstrasse 21, Zurich


Based on 1281 votes

Why this hotel?: Out of town luxury. Stunning lake view.

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.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Kurhausstrasse 65, Zurich


Based on 1802 votes

Why this hotel?: Near Lake Zurich. Modern design. Excellent value.

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 Seehof has its own restaurant and bar, although you’ll find plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby.


bar, cafe, restaurant, internet access, sun terrace, free wi-fi

Seehofstrasse 11, Zurich


Based on 527 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent value. Beautiful views. Near Lake Zurich.

A well-priced, quality hotel with distinct style and design throughout. Sorell is located in the residential Seefeld district with excellent views of Lake Zurich, the city and mountains.

The hotel has its own gym and a great bar that serves lunchtime meals. Free WiFi and flat screen TV feature in the well-designed spacious bedrooms. PC sstation is available in the lobby.

Zurich’s downtown and gay scene are not that far away (only 2 km). There is a direct tram connection (Line 4) to the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). Shuttle services to/from the airport are provided.


bar, restaurant, spa, free wi-fi

Seefeldstrasse 63, Zurich


Based on 515 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to Old Town. Excellent dining. Easy access to

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.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

Plattenstrasse 26, District 7, Zurich


Based on 1335 votes

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