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Baur au Lac

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Suite (City) | Living area | Flat-screen TV, DVD player, pay movies
Deluxe Suite, Lakeside (Corner) | Free minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Deluxe Double Room | Free minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Deluxe Suite, Lakeside | Living area | Flat-screen TV, DVD player, pay movies

Overview of Baur au Lac

Baur au Lac

5-star property
Lakefront hotel in Zürich Center with 2 restaurants and bar/lounge

9,4/10 Exceptional

145 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Talstrasse 1, Zürich, 8001

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Zürich Center
  • Bahnhofstrasse - 1 min drive
  • ETH Zurich - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 23 min drive
  • Zürich Limmatquai Station - 10 min walk
  • Zurich (ZLP-Zurich HB Rail Station) - 15 min walk
  • Zürich Central Station - 18 min walk
  • Borsenstrasse Tram Stop - 2 min walk
  • Burkliplatz Tram Stop - 2 min walk
  • Paradeplatz Tram Stop - 4 min walk


  • Coco Grill & Bar - 2 min walk
  • Metropol - 3 min walk
  • Milchbar - 3 min walk
  • Confiserie Sprüngli - 3 min walk
  • La Stanza - 4 min walk

About this property

Baur au Lac

Located near a train station, Baur au Lac is a great choice for a stay in Zürich. Guests can indulge in Swedish massages, body wraps, or facials, and Pavillon, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine. A bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a terrace are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and location. Public transportation is just a short walk: Borsenstrasse Tram Stop is steps away and Burkliplatz Tram Stop is 2 minutes.


Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, 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)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 119 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

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


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Secured covered onsite valet parking (CHF 45.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite garage

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1844
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • Spa services


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Hospital bed available


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Children's slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

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

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include sports massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps.


Pavillon - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine. 1-star Michelin rating.
Rive Gauche - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Baur au Lac is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.
The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

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

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 52 for adults and CHF 23 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for CHF 120.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 45.00 per pet, per night


  • Covered valet parking costs CHF 45.00 per day with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

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

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


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Baur au Lac Hotel Zurich
Baur au Lac Hotel
Baur au Lac Zurich
Baur Au Lac zürich
Baur au Lac Hotel Zürich
Baur au Lac Hotel
Baur au Lac Zürich
Baur au Lac Hotel Zürich

Frequently asked questions

Does Baur au Lac offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Baur au Lac 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Baur au Lac?
As of 29 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Baur au Lac on 13 February 2023 start from R14 743, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Baur au Lac?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Baur au Lac?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of CHF 45.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Baur au Lac?
Yes. Valet parking costs CHF 45.00 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Baur au Lac?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Baur au Lac?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Swiss Casinos Zurich (11-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Baur au Lac and nearby?
Baur au Lac has a fitness center and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Baur au Lac?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Milchbar (3-min walk), Confiserie Sprüngli (3-min walk), and La Stanza (4-min walk).
What's the area around Baur au Lac like?
Baur au Lac is located by the river in Zürich Center, a short 2-minute walk from Borsenstrasse Tram Stop and 9 minutes' walk from Zurich Town Hall. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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2/10 Poor

David, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect Stay
Everything about the hotel is perfect, except maybe the oddly designed driveway, resulting in a cramped and inefficient traffic flow. This might be the only flaw in an otherwise wonderful property.
Daniel, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lives up to Reputation
Classic and classy place to stay. Beautiful decor, flowers in hotel amazing. Be sure to walk around the gardens if you are there. In house restaurant The Baur is the more informal place to eat . Atmosphere friendly and the service was great.
claudia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Simply the best hotel ever..
Once again, amazing. This was not our first stay and it will not be the last. If it’s old world service and elegance, you need look n further. Can’t wait to return.
linda, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Eric, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Short of 5 stars
Hotel has great location but is under construction and you cannot access the gardens and terrace which is the best part of the hotel! It should say that in red before you book here. The room has no neospresso coffee maker which is crazy for a five star hotel. No coffee or tea maker and it makes it inconvenient. I dont want to have to wake up and deal with people or room service. The mattresses are also stiff (feels old!) but the room is clean and large. The staff is amazing!!!!
Aida, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

because of the construction going on , hotel was not at its best shape however , friendliness , upscale service culture and super good restaurant have easily been able to compensate that
Firat, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kenneth, 3-night business trip
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6/10 Good

too much construction and difficult to figure out how to even enter the property.
Susie, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Experience. Highly recommend
Very pleasant stay. First class service
1-night business trip
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