I recently spent 2 nights at the Marriott Zurich hotel. I chose this hotel for its convenience to the Zurich Central Station as we were using it as a base to day trip. The convenience was almost our undoing on the first night.
We arrived into Zurich after traveling overnight from the US with a stopover in Madrid. We easily connected from the airport to the Central Station via train. Prior to traveling, I understood that you could see the Marriott from the train station. Due to construction in the station, it was hard to find the proper exit. After a few wrong terms, we were able to exit by the main taxi line. After some searching, we saw the sign for the Marriott, which appeared to be quite a distance away. Between jet-lag and our moderate amount of luggage (it was about midnight), it seemed like an inconvenient, long walk. NONE of the taxi drivers wanted to take us to the Marriott because the fare would be so small after their long wait in the taxi line. We finally find one who came out of the line, and the distance really was not that great - the sign makes it look much further away than it is. Nevertheless, at that hour, I really did not feel like lugging the luggage. Beware of this minor problem with taxis if you don't want to walk.
Check-in was accomplished with usual Swiss efficiency. We had two rooms in the hotel, and they accommodated our request for adjoining rooms. The rooms were a nice-size; actually, rather large for most European hotels. They were modern, extremely clean, and in good repair. There was no old or dingy feel in the room.
Minibar was (naturally) expensive; however, having not been to Zurich since 2003, I have found that prices in Zurich have really gone up - it's just expensive. Expect it, and you can live with it.
The hotel seems to host a lot of conferences. While it did not appear full while we were there, there was often a bit of a wait for the elevators. Not problematic unless you are late for a train!
We did eventually walk to and from the train station. It is about a ten-minute walk. Part of the walk is along a bike path/sidewalk - watch out for those bikes! Coming from the train station, if your back is to the station, and you are facing the taxi line, walk to the left. Pass over the set of tram stops, and continue walking across the next intersection. As you reach the bridge crossing the river (an Asian dumpling shop was there at the time), turn right and cross the river. Make the left onto the first street across the river. Hotel is on the right side (across the street about 5 minutes walk after crossing the bridge.)
On the morning we departed about 7 a.m., we walked with our luggage, and it was fine. Beware, however, that there were only a few taxis outside the hotel at that time. You may wish to order a taxi in advance if you need one.
Hotel is a great business hotel. It will work as a sightseeing base. I would stay here again.
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