Best Western Hotel Spirgarten,  Zurich

3.5/5  - based on 171 guest reviews.
Am Lindenplatz 5, 8048, Zurich, Switzerland - See map
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The Best Western Hotel Spirgarten is located in Zurich-Altstetten on the west side of the city, a five minute walk from the Altstetten train station. The city center is a six minute train ride away. The modern conference facilities offer the perfect setting for seminars, congresses, celebrations, cocktails and weddings for up to 1000 people. The restaurant 8048 onsite offer the perfect place to relax. The hotel offers 40 non-smoking rooms furnished with stylish modern furniture, parquet flooring and are completely renovated. Guests of the Best Western Hotel Spirgarten have free access to the swimming pool in Altstetten, which is just a three minute walk away. A city tax of 2. 50 CHF per person, per day is to be paid directly at the hotel.

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Best Western Hotel Spirgarten,Zurich
  • 3
    « Mixed feelings »

    I arrived around midnight on foot from the railway station and found it hard to find the entrance which is not near the illuminated sign, and is an unassuming entrance in an arcade set back from the street. I was received efficiently, and went to my room which was a bit small. The television is on a protruding bracket on the wall just by the bathroom door, and on my way out of the bathroom it was not visible and I head my head on it, sinking to the floor more in shock than pain but not injured. The bed was quite comfortable, and the room quiet until 7am when the nearby church bell tower start a long series of chimes. Fortunately that was precisely the time I needed to wake up. I felt less ill-tempered when I went down to breakfast, which was good. I chose the hotel because (a) it was walking distance from the railway station (about 10 minutes) and (b) I have a Best Western loyalty card. I have to say that most Best Western rooms are nicer than this one. I would not want to put you off staying here but do mind your head!

    « B W Spirgarten Hotel »

    Excellent reception on arrival. Exceptional helpfulness from staff. Clean, bright, and welcoming. Restaurant(s) close by. Beds are comfortable. Rooms with complementary water. Transport to city and airport close by and very good.

    « Nice Hotel »

    Good hotel in Zurich. Location is central. Public transport, food, restaurant and bars are nearby. The room size is small but it is good stay if nearby amenities are accounted for. The hotel restaurant offers average european breakfast.

    « Good hotel, small rooms, OK prices for Zurich »

    I stayed there during the time it was being refurbished, so some of the facilities were a bit affected. It still wasn't too loud. The rooms and bed are comfortable but small, but that's expected at this price level in a city like Zürich. The breakfast was the highlight, varied buffet plus eggs served as desired. Delicious! The bar was friendly in the evening, with a neighbourhood feel. Seemed like the locals frequent it too. Good tram connections into town, train station in walking distance, with trains to the main station, airport and more.

    « Currently being refurbished »

    Stayed overnight on a visit to Zurich. Accommodation adequate. Bed was soft but comfortable. No air conditioning but that is inapparently typical in Zurich. Several trams from central station will take you to Paradenplatz where you change to number 2 tram to Lindenplatz stop that is right outside hotel. Continental breakfast with option of scrambled egg or omelette had enough variety for most. We ate in restaurant in the evening. Menu limited but food was good. Enjoyed the flamm. If you don't want to pay for breakfast Co-op is right outside hotel and there is coffee/tea making facilities in room as well as free bottles of water. Church clock chimes until late in the evening and starts again at 6am but didn't really spoil our sleep. Our European adaptors didn't fit sockets but hotel provided a diamond shaped adaptor for us.

    « Average Hotel, Could Be So Much Better Than Average If Hotel Management Take Action »

    Good points: Location is convenient for public transport, good choice of bars and restaurants near by, room well furnished, good shower, Comfy bed, kettle with tea and coffee in room, Receptionist staff very friendly & helpful, good wifi. Bad Points: Many TV channels not working (hotel staff told me is an ongoing problem, still not fixed), room was hot - no aircon - only noisy pedestal fan, nearby church bell was very loud making it impossible to get a good nights sleep.

    « Business trip »

    A reasonable hotel at a convenient location. I had a single room overlooking the local market, but also facing south and as the weather was hot and the rooms have no air conditioning it was sweltering hot inside. They provided a ventilator, but that only circulates air and does not reduce the temperature. The breakfast is reasonable.

    « very nice »

    From the Airport we were advised to catch the train to Spirgarten,the hotel is located 8 minutes from the local train station, enter from the front the square you will see the best western theatre you enter there, the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful they upgraded us to the top floor and we were very happy with the room. amenities fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a sofa. Most Swiss hotels do not have air conditioning but the hotel supplied a fan and advised us to open the windows which helped to cool the room. there are a lot of places to eat and drink outside the hotel and the local trams frequently to get into Zurich a must do the old town especially lovely

    « Nice room, very cool, felt like a mountain room »

    We stayed here on our Europe trip. The bed was comfortable, they had a remote control to open and close the window... how cool! Great staff, they had apples at the front counter that we kept eating. It's very expensive in Switzerland, so take all the "free" you can get. The location was good, it has a grocery store and some restaurants. I would recommend this room, or go back.

    « Church bells ringing in the night »

    Nice hotel, small, but clean rooms. Good location for my trip, good connection with S-Bahn to the city center. Nice breakfast, the choice in the restaurant for dinner is rather small. One horrible characteristic is, that there is a church near the hotel and its bell was ringing every hour till 1.00 AM and started to ring again at about 7.00 AM. No sleep at all.

  • 2
    « Bad Atmosphere! »

    I was here yesterday and it wasn't a good place to stay at all. The hallway smelled like your are in a hospital and the bathroom was really small ! I felt uncomfortable and I gave two rates only for sleeping there !

    « Don't stay here if you plan on sleeping »

    Tiny room. Very basic. I have never been so a hotel so noisy - staying on a Wednesday and being away on business this was not great. On arriving at my room I found a note advising there was a concert being held. Would have been nice to warn me before arrival or at check in. But having paid at check in (should have been a warning sign) I could hardly now move hotels. Although the expense of two hotels may have been worth it. Throughout the evening something happening outside made it sound on several occasions someone was coming through the door. I could hear someone else walking (a marathon perhaps) of circles around the room in high heels and another neighbour rearranging the furniture. Somehow I eventually slept through all this to be woke at 12:30 when the bar / restaurant below closed and so everyone piled out cheering and shouting for about 20 minutes. I called reception to find out what time they expected the street party to end and they hung up. I am writing as I'm unable to get back to sleep so I may have more night surprises yet to come. Never again!

    « Nice bed and room »

    This was a good sized room and really comfortable. There was a function the night we stayed which was very loud but this was New Year's Eve so understandable. Tramline 2 stops right outside the hotel and is about a 25 minute journey to the centre of the city. The hotel can sell you tram passes. Really nice hotel staff who were most helpful.

    « Amazing!! »

    The experience was fabulous. This hotel has an excellent location. Right in front of it there is a Tram station which takes you to downtown. It seems you are in a sightsee bus. The subway station is either close, 5 minutes walking and from there you can go anywhere. The staff is pretty nice, polite and always ready to support with any request. The room is a bit closer however very clean, comfortable and equipped with heater. The only annoying thing is a church behind the hotel whose bell rings a bit loud every 15 minutes :( So, I definitely recommend the Hotel. You'll find a good cost benefit rate.

    « Nice stay.. »

    The hotel was nice, comfortable and clean. Exactly what you need after a long travel. It is easily accessible from the metro station and the super market. We rented bicycles from near the metro station to visit the city centre.

    « What an Experience »

    Visiting the city on business I have always stayed at BW in any country. Wasn't sure about this hotel but Wow what a fantastic place, the room experience was incredible and the food was even better. It is certainly something I will not forget and I will be returning

    « Switzerland in 10 days »

    My wife's "bucket list" trip has always been to visit Switzerland. Every since she saw "Heidi" as a child, she has yearned to see the Alps. In August we did. We stayed a at the Hotel Spirgarten in Zurich and rented a car so we could get up close and personal with the beauty of the land. The Spirgarten is a modern looking site in the midst of a city that is hundreds of years old. It is affiliated with Best Western. We were booked in a "cozy" room which is a bit smaller than some, but as we were using the hotel as a base of operations to sleep in and spending our time out in the countryside it was good. The rooms were clean and well-maintained. The hotel staff were wonderful and helped us learn to use the public transportation and answered any questions we had graciously.

    « Women discriminated in the restaurant »

    When you order a hamburger in the restaurant there is one "ladies" version and one "gents" version - no joke they have one hamburger for women and one for men. The difference is the amount of meat you get - you get much more meat for just a few franks more with the "gents" version. If you order the male version as a women all hell breaks loose: the restaurant staff will literally argue with you for ages that you cannot possibly eat that much food as a woman. Ever thought that this frail dame might be on the Atkins diet? It doesn't matter - a CHF 35 burger shouldn't come with a side order of chauvinist BS. Simply appalling. @Spirgarten - at least have the decency of calling the portions "big" vs. "small" instead of making assumptions on peoples eating habits based on what they have between their legs.

    « Comfortable Stay an good location »

    We stayed here for 4 days, stay was very comfortable. Location of the hotel is also very good (around 5 minutes walk from Altestten Station, which is very well connected with Zurich HB station ). Coop a grocery strore is just outside hotel (which provides food and other stuff at relatively reasonable prices). I must confess, dat Zurich is one of the most expensive destination , i have ever visited.

    « Good Property at Convenient Place »

    The location of hotel is convenient as one can come by train from Airport.The bus stop is just outside Railway Station and it takes you to hotel.There are Super Markets in Vicinity.Rooms are compact but have all necessary infrastructure in place.You can enjoy complimentary hot cofee in restaurent and get Best Western Reward Points

  • 5
    « an old gal well kept with great staff and location »

    Great for business travellers or non frivolous people. Good location very polite and helpful staff. They don't believe in aircons but had fan in room. The building is not new but the rooms are modern, a bit small and really clean. The bed and mattress was great.

    « Great Stay »

    Besides the sound from the clock tower that chimed every 30 minutes or so, I had a great stay here. I was quite surprised that the hotel was next to a wide variety of amazing restaurants. I definitely enjoyed the scenery and I also had a wonderful time in our room 358. I would describe the room, somewhat unique. The room was unexpectedly small, but had all the requirements a hotel needed. For instance, the room contained double beds, a clean bathroom, and a work space. I'm not going to complain about the air conditioning, because there was there was plenty of ventilation to keep me cool in the humid weather. I would not recommend staying in the outside the hotel to long in the afternoon, because the air is completely polluted with tobacco from those many smokers. In fact, I could smell some tobacco right outside my room right now. Besides my complaints, I'm going to have to give this hotel a solid 4 stars.

    « Good little find »

    Stayed here for three nights to explore Zurich and surrounds. Had room 224 which was right above the square and had a good outlook. The room was a good size and the bed was extremely comfortable. Friends were in room 269 which was right next to a clock tower that chimed every half hour and hour until late at night so I would recommend a request for a lower number room on each floor. The room had a safe for valuables, good speed wifi and a pretty good buffet breakfast solution. The only minor downside was no fridge and the size of the shower. It's not often that one gets claustrophobic in a shower but this would be the place for it. Funnily enough the bathroom is still an okay size. There is a train station (Altstetten) an easy 8 minute walk from the motel which gets you into Zurich central in about 10 minutes (second stop). You can also catch the train to the airport from the train station from here which cost 6.60CHF and took about 20 minutes. There are a large range of restaurants in the area, a small shop next door and it's a nice suburb to walk around in. Would definitely stay here again.

    « Overnight stay »

    As others have said - there is a tram right outside so very easy to get to. Both the night and morning staff we spoke to were excellent (the morning receptionist was a little happy crazy but I liked that - character!!!!). There are plenty of places to get food around the area so no issue with no breakfast. I would recommend.

    « Great hotel, bad timing »

    Good hotel in great location. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We didn't have the right converter and they were able to provide us one for the night we stayed. The room was small but comfortable. The tram was right outside the building which made transportation easy. The only downside to this stay was that there was some sort of event going on in the hotel. The music was loud and it kept us up until about midnight. They left a note on our bed to let us know about the event but we weren't notified about it while booking. After the event, we were woken up again around 0130 due to the band packing up loudly right under our window. Other than the loud event, this hotel was a great stay.

    « Short stay »

    My friend and I have been staying here for the last two nights, and when we first pulled up we didn't know what to expect. Travel agent told us it was more hostel like then hotel. We caught a taxi from central big mistake! It was almost 50CHF, do yourself a favour buy a 24hour ticket (stamp on at the blue machine on the tram platform) catch tram 3 towards Albisrieden, get off at Stauffacher then catch tram 2 towards Farbhof and your stop is Lindenplatz. This is really simple and saves you a lot of money! Okay to the hotel itself, we walked in expecting it to be like hostel from what we were told, walked in to a pleasant surprise.the lady who is on the afternoon/night recpetion is amazing. She is extremely helpful and funny, she told us all about the trams and trains and where to go in Zurich itself. You can also buy the tram/train tickets from recpetion. The room was a lot better then what we were expecting, however you are on a platz and the Switz seem to have a thing for bell/clock towers, so if you are a light sleeper and wake up at sounds this is probably not the place for you. The walls as well, were very thin. We could hear next doors tv and conversation (I can tell you they weren't yelling), so obviously they could also hear us talking. The bathroom was amazing. That is the only way I can describe it. I could move the shower head all the way down to my height and my friend could move it up higher to suit them. The towel rack is heated, they have a hairdryer and under the sink is complimentary items. There was also a tv in our room, desk, multiple sockets to charge, storage area, mirror and bedside lights that you could adjust. Also being on a platz there is a supermarket, chemist and other shops if you do want anything. I probably wouldn't recommend more then a couple of nights as the bell tower did drive me a little insane as I am a relatively light sleeper, but the hotel definitely had its positives.

    « Transport at the door »

    This was a nice budget hotel which had been recently renovated. The staff were friendly and helpful. By far the best aspect of this hotel for us was the tram right outside the door. Breakfast was not included in the price , and there was no hot breakfast on offer but it was adequate for the 15 Francs charged. The only negatives were a smallish shower which resulted in bumped head or accidently bumping the taps, and the uncarpeted floor which seemed to get quite gritty. Overall though a nice little hotel.

    « Good hotel »

    Very good place to stay. Budget friendly. Direct train from Zurich Airport to nearby railway station. Very nice staff. Good food. Just next to tram stop. Coop and other departmental stores are a walk away. Many restaurants nearby.

    « Great hotel! »

    Me and my partner are currently.on a europe trip and this is the 4th hotel we have stayed in so far and probably one of the best. The hotel room was really nice and had everything we needed. We were very happy with the fact that you could play movies off of an external hard drive through the TV, it's the only hotel so far that we have been able to do this in. The staff were very kind, delightful and helpful. They helped us out with tram tickets each day and any other questions we had. The hotel is in a good location it's right near several grocery stores (which was helpful for us as we didn't have any breakfast included). There is a tram stop right out the front as well which gets you to the city within 20 minutes. Thank you very much!

    « Welcoming and friendly, very near Altstetten station »

    I was working in Schlieren and this hotel was recommended for me. I found it very convenient and comfortable with a good breakfast but alternatively there is a COOP next door as well as many other restaurants including an excellent Japanese just a few mins walk away (see my other reviews) the train station is <5 mins walk and there is a tram and bus stop just out the front so I was able to make all my travel by public transport

  • 5
    « Very Good Hotel »

    Excellent Business class Hotel. Has all the facilities that are required during your business stay. The location is really good with Migros, Denner and Coop right next to the hotel. This is the most center location for going to office. Tram / Bus stop right in front of the hotel. Over all excellent stay

    « Not so good »

    I didnt like the hotel very much. The staff was rude. There was no facilities provided in the hotel (no TV, no AC, no water). It was clean though but the "feel like home" factor was missing. I wouldnt stay in this one again

    « Mixed feeling »

    Small rooms, extremely small bathroom, the bed was way too soft. I did white socks on in the evening and was shocked when taking them off. The downside was not white any more although gray! Looks like I have cleaned the laminate with my socks -(. The restaurant is excellent. Only continental breakfast available. You need to ask to get a second cup of coffee. Would be good to install a coffee machine so the guests could serve themselves. I stayed for 2 nights, I will certainly take another hotel next time.

    « Does the job »

    We stayed in room 264 which was small small small. We booked through our travel agent and got a good deal at &euro; 263 for 2 nights with breakfast. But the room was small. Also unlike all other hotels in Switzerland we did not get a complementary travel pass for buses or trams. We had a Swizz pass and utilised that to get around. The receptionists were polite and the room was clean. Positive - 1. Neat clean room. 2. Polite & helpful staff. 3. Free WiFi in rooms. 4. Located not too far from the city center. 5. Tram station right next to hotel. 6. 10 min walk from train station. Negative - 1. Small room ( that we stayed in ) 2. Breakfast was unimpressive, we had better breakfast almost everywhere else in Switzerland. 3. There is a church nearby has a ringing bell that sounds every 15 mins, as the room was small we had to keep the window partly open for ventillation and so could not escape the sound. 4. No hot pot or coffee/tea sachets provided. ( hot pot provided on request ) 5. No travel card for free bus or train travel provided. 6. The room had minimal equipment, ie the wardrobe has no door, barely enough space to keep our luggage. 7. Bathroom was small too and u cant avoid getting water all over the bathroom floor even with the shower cubical door shut.

    « Short stay in Zurich »

    Very firiendly staff. Hotel was helpful also with the small issues, such adapter for charge the phone. Good public transport conection. Be aware of market in front of the hotel at Saturday. Long sleeping is not possible then, but go to the market stalls, its fun.

    « Beautiful hotel at the heart of city.Just adjacent to Tram Station »

    You can visit this place if planning to Zurich city or any nearby tour.For ex Mt Titlis.This hotel reception is spacious.Wi-Fi free based on code per devices.For us we have to wait for long time at reception as we were early but they managed soon.

    « OK but... »

    This is a nice and well equipped hotel but... the shower stink, the bed was way too soft, some of the wood decorations inside the room were damaged. So it probably deserve a better than "average" rating, but certainly not a "very good" one

    « Well connected but small rooms »

    I stayed with this hotel for a week. Customer service is excellent and so is the spread for breakfast. However the rooms are very very small. I stayed in a single room at 3rd floor which has minimum space for you keep your luggage and move around. Bathroom is good. This hotel is well connected by bus, tram and taxi. There are mall and supermarket in walking distance as well as banks and restaurants. Good for a business trip but room not big for a family. At least the one where I stayed as it was a single room. I I'll give 5 star on customer service and hospitality.

    « Worst Hotel I have ever been to »

    Hotel not worth your money!!! Definately expensive for what it is. We stayed there one night and it was our biggest nightmare not to mention we barely got any sleep that night as there were Indian wedding till 4 am in the morning with loud music and bum bum that without earplugs it was impossible even to fall asleep. Not to mention the church which is just next to the hotel and which starts to ring before 8 AM and rings every 15 min! I am not kidding every 15 min. So you can be sure that before 8 AM you will be up. And for such service we paid 189 CHF for one night with parking and breakfast. Breakfast choice also is really poorly and I had even old bircher but I guess for 15CHF per breakfast you can not expect anything better. However, we pay for hotel to be able to get good night rest and not stay there just to stay there for fun. So avoid this place if you can.

    « Very good choice for 1 night »

    I had only one night in Zurich. This hotel was the most able-to-get based on price. The area is beautiful, lots of buses, including to the railway station. Breakfast was simple, but completely. Rooms are small, bed is very compact, shower is also very small.

  • 5
    « Comfortable stay »

    Beautiful place to stay and staffs were fantastic. Food was amazing. Varieties of drinks at bar. Supermarket and pharmacy next to hotel. 1 minute walk to bus stop, 30 sec walk to tram stop.lot of restaurants around and take a bus to go to station takes 2 minutes.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: North. Following Highway A1 until it splits up into the direction of Hardbrucke and Escher Wyss Platz. Continue in the direction of Escher Wyss Platz and follow Pfingstweidstrasse. Turn right onto Aargauerstrasse and turn right onto Vulkanstrasse, turn right onto Max-Hogger-Strasse and then turn right onto Europabrucke. Follow the street until you reach Badenerstrasse and turn right onto Badenerstrasse. Turn left onto the Altstetterstrasse and take the first street on the right, which will be Pfarrhausstrasse. You will reach the Best Western Hotel Spirgarten on the right. ·From: South. Coming from Albisrieden and all points to the south, follow the Altstetterstrasse and take the last ...

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