Baur au Lac

Zurich, Switzerland
Neighborhood: Shopping, old town, lake front

Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2020:
    • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
    • Daily full breakfast, for two guests per bedroom
    • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized at any hotel restaurant during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
    • A welcome gift from our hotel’s chocolatier upon arrival
    • Early check-in/Late check-out, subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    PROPERTY SIZE: 119 rooms
    ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
    VIBE: Sophisticated
    City Life Landmarks Local Immersion

    Baur au Lac

    Neighborhood: Shopping, old town, lake front
    Talstrasse 1
    Zurich, 8001
    Nearest Airport:
    Zurich (ZRH)
    3 mi / 4 km

    Hotel Features

    At the Hotel


    • 24-hour Security
    • Air Conditioning
    • Banquet Facilities
    • Business Center
    • Conference Facilities
    • Connecting Rooms
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge/Bar
    • Michelin Star Restaurant
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Pet Friendly
    • Restaurant
    • Shopping


    • Babysitting Services
    • Concierge Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • House Safe
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
    • Limousine Service
    • Room Service
    • Room Service 24-hours
    • Salon
    • Shoeshine Service
    • Turndown Service
    • Valet Parking
    • Wakeup Calls
    • Wedding Services

    • Bicycle Rental
    • Fitness Center

    In Your Room
    • Bathrobes
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Ironing Board
    • Mini Bar

    About Us

    The Baur au Lac has the discerning tastes of its guests to thank for the leading position it has maintained for 175 years in the international luxury hotel industry. Extensive renovation upholds this tradition and guarantees continuity. Set in its own park, the hotel enjoys a unique location overlooking the lake and the Alps- and yet is still but a few minutes'; walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich';s celebrated shopping high street. The hotel is only a stone';s throw away from all major cultural and tourist attractions.15 minutes from Zurich international airport and 5 minutes from Zurich main station.

    119 continuosly renovated and luxuriously appointed rooms and suites facing the lakeside and the mountains, the romantic river Schanzengraben, the city or the inner gardens.

    Our fine dining Pavillon Restaurant, awarded 2 Michelin Stars and 18 GaultMillau points, is open all year round. Star architect Pierre-Yves Rochon has glazed the magnificent rotunda on almost every side, drawing Nature';s seasons into his ingenious design concept. Exquisite créations are matched to a T by the restaurant';s excellent service. An encyclopedic wine list reflects the unrivaled expertise of the Baur au Lac';s own wine cellar, recommend by 2019 World Champion Sommelier Marc Almert.

    The newly openend Brasserie and Bar Baur's takes the classic brasserie concept to a whole new level, blending contemporary chic with international grace in an artful, inviting ambience. Serving you a fine selection of grill room-inspired dishes, modern takes on culinary classics and plant-based delicacies. Paired with a sophisticated wine list, curated by the world’s best sommelier. As well as welcoming Baur au Lac’s guests, the brasserie is a popular destination with Zurich’s locals, with an elegant bar, restaurant, buzzing dining counter and stylish cigar lounge.

    The Baur au Lac Terrace is the most exclusive place in Zurich to while away those hot summer days and lazy, hazy evenings. Refreshing cocktails and ice-cold Champagne are served as apéritifs in the decidedly chic lounges. Small snacks and light meals are served till midnight in a friendly cosmopolitan atmosphere of grandeur and extravagance.

    Spectacular views of lake Zurich and the alps make the Baur au Lac park the ideal setting for the annual "Art in the Park" exhibition. Amid the sights, sounds and scents of early summer, monumental sculptures crafted by such artistic luminaries as Louise Bourgeois, Fernando Botero, Robert Indiana and George Condo are showcased here as a prelude to the world-renowned "Art Basel" art show. In the warmer months of the year, private parties and business functions begin here with an apéritif or cocktail reception in Zurich';s most attractive private garden.

    Best of the Best

    The Baur au Lac has maintained its leading position in the international luxury hotel industry for more than 175 years. Extensive renovations uphold this tradition and guarantee continuity. Whether you’re visiting Zürich for business or pleasure, the Baur au Lac is an esteemed choice. Set in a private park on the lakeshore, with a unique location at the upper end of the Bahnhofstrasse shopping and financial district, the hotel is only minutes from most cultural and historic attractions. The lineup of amenities is vast, including limousine service, IT butler, complimentary minibar, daily newspapers, Wi-Fi, and a rooftop fitness club.

    Advisor Tip

    Select the Deluxe Corner Suite, grab a complimentary beverage from the minibar (restocked daily), and admire the views overlooking the private park and Lake Zürich. –Nikki Miner Ankeny, Iowa

    Health & Safety

    Information not provided


    waste separation, usage of water of lake Zurich, transportation from airport via train highly recommenden, recommendations for bike rental


    Talstrasse 1
    Zurich, 8001
    Shopping, old town, lake front
    Nearest Airport
    Zurich (ZRH), 3 Miles / 4 Kilometers

    Guest Rooms & Suites

    Deluxe King or Twin Double Room/A1K

    Deluxe King or Twin Double Room/A1K

    Upgrade: Junior Suite

    • Non-Smoking

    Standard Room/B1Q

    Standard Room/B1Q

    Upgrade: Deluxe Double Room

    • Non-Smoking

    Junior Suite/C1J

    Junior Suite/C1J

    Upgrade: Deluxe Junior Suite

    • Non-Smoking

    Deluxe Junior Suite/A1J

    Deluxe Junior Suite/A1J

    Upgrade: City Suite

    • Non-Smoking

    City Suite/B1S

    City Suite/B1S

    Upgrade: River Suite

    • Non-Smoking

    River Suite/BAS

    River Suite/BAS

    Upgrade: Deluxe Suite facing the Lake

    • Non-Smoking

    Deluxe Suite/ACS

    Deluxe Suite facing the lake/ACS

    Upgrade: Deluxe River Suite

    • Non-Smoking

    Deluxe River Suite/AAS

    Deluxe River Suite/AAS

    • Non-Smoking

    Deluxe Corner Suite/ABS

    Deluxe Corner Suite facing the lake/ABS

    • Non-Smoking
    Total 9 Records

    Facts & Policies

    City Life, Landmarks, Local Immersion
    Vibe Sophisticated
    Room Style Contemporary
    Number of Rooms 119
    Check-In Time 3:00 PM
    Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
    Early Arrivals & Late Departures

    Kindly be advised that, as our usual check-in time is from 3 pm onwards, we cannot guarantee that the rooms will be available before 3:00 PM, unless we are specifically asked to hold and bill the previous night as well.

    Confirmed guaranteed late check out (a half room rate will be charged for a late check out until 18.00 hrs and a full room rate for a late check out later than 18.00 hrs).

    Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

    To guarantee your reservation we kindly ask you to provide us with a credit card number as a guarantee.

    Cancellation Policy

    Our cancellation policy is 48 hours / 2 days (12.00 a.m. local time). In case of no-show, late amendment or a late cancellation you will be charged for one night.

    Accepted Forms of Payment

    All major credit cards.

    Terms & Conditions

       Our cancellation policy is 48 hours / 7 days (12.00 a.m. local time). In case of no-show, late amendment or a late cancellation you will be charged for one night.

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    Virtuoso Amenities

      For 2020:
      • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
      • Daily full breakfast, for two guests per bedroom
      • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized at any hotel restaurant during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
      • A welcome gift from our hotel’s chocolatier upon arrival
      • Early check-in/Late check-out, subject to availability
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi

      Reviews and Recommendations for Baur au Lac


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      Baur au Lac - Zurich 2017

      By: SusieB

      Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2017

      A definite luxury hotel experience! Beautiful setting and lovely rooms! Great AC (it was 95 degrees when we were there), and a most accommodating staff! No spa (fitness center only), but the concierge can arrange for in room massage, which I did take advantage of, and it was fantastic, albeit very expensive, even by luxury hotel/spa standards. Beautiful room and bathroom. Modern amenities in an old world setting. Would love to return some day!
      Travel Advisor:  Suzan Von Lengerke

      Switzerland Trip

      By: Jim wagner

      Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

      Great location. Staff, services and meals were all wonderful. We were disappointed that we did not get the lake view room that we had requested AND paid for because of being placed in a lower level room.
      Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

      a great place to start and to finish

      By: Ryan

      Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018

      We like it so much we changed our hotel for our return to Zurich and came back here.
      Travel Advisor:  Kris Matela

      Baur Lac

      By: Gary Morgan

      Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018

      Good, great location to downtown and the lake
      Travel Advisor:  Vivian Rubenstein

      Very nice hotel for an overnight stay in Zurich

      By: Docmok

      Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019

      Quiet, comfortable suite and bathroom: exactly what one needs after 12 hours of travel on the plane. The design of the hotel is more traditional but very luxurious and thoughtful. Had lunch at the terrace which was very nice and relaxing. Food was delicious but limited in variety. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant was very nice. The dining room was again very comfortable, light and airy. Staff was cheerful and pleasant. Also had lunch at the lobby restaurant before checking out to catch my train to Paris. The club sandwich was delicious!
      Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit


      By: Gerald Nagy

      Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019

      Excellent and it always is for the last 15 years!
      Travel Advisor:  Vicky McGlynn
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      Great Stay

      By: Swiss Miss

      Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2019

      Another great stay at a Virtuoso property. They even upgraded us! Thanks!
      Travel Advisor:  Phyl Andersen
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      Baur Au Lac

      By: K Rogers

      Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2019

      The Baur Au Lac is one memorable hotel. It is beautiful, comfortable and the hotel staff extremely accomodating and congenial. I would love to stay here again and highly reccomend it to anyone going to Zurich.
      Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas
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      Great stay

      By: Annie

      Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2019

      Beautiful hotel. Would rather have an outside room than courtyard
      Travel Advisor:  Shane Paquette
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      Winter wonderland palace

      By: Christmas Wonderland

      Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2019

      Wow - what an amazing place! I’d love to return in summer and spend time in the gardens!
      Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett