Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Zurich

by Anthony Losanno
Park Hyatt Zurich

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I had wanted to check out this Park Hyatt for some time after reading other reviews and generally hearing good things. It’s situated in the perfect location for exploring Old Town and Lake Zurich.

Anthony’s Take: The hotel feels luxurious as soon as you enter. It’s an understated elegance and I like the modern decor. Our suite was very comfortable and served us well for a two-night stay. Breakfast was also particularly good and a great inclusion for Globalists (you will easily spend over $150 for two here without it being comped). After staying at the Sheraton and Marriott in the past and being underwhelmed by both, I think I found my new go-to hotel in Zurich with the Park Hyatt.

Park Hyatt Zurich Suite Rate


I booked directly from on a “Standard Suite Free Night” rate. I chose this suite because I had heard that upgrades were hit or miss here. The Park Suite was retailing for almost 1,600 Swiss Francs per night, so this was a great value. The hotel was fairly empty when we visited, so I was surprised that paid rates were so high. This hotel falls in the Category 7 redemption bucket, which means that a standard room will cost between 25,000 and 35,000 points.

Taxi from ZRH to Park Hyatt

Transportation to/from the Hotel

We took a taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to the hotel. It cost around $55 and took about 22 minutes to drive the approximately 12.2 kilometers with light traffic. When we left the hotel, we headed back the same way to the airport for a similar cost and duration.


The hotel is well situated for exploring the city with easy walks to Lake Zurich and Old Town. Most things that you will want to see are nearby.

Park Hyatt Zurich Lobby


We arrived around 9:00 PM and agents were standing by at check in. The agent that helped us had everything ready. He gave me our keys, explained that breakfast was in the Parkhuus restaurant, and confirmed my late checkout.  He was friendly and efficient. The process took only a few minutes and we were on the way to the suite.

Park Hyatt Zurich Lobby 2

The lobby is rather austere with huge sculptures. It feels like a museum. I like it, but some find it cold.

Park Hyatt Christmas Tree

It was brightened up a bit when we visited with several Christmas trees.

Park Hyatt Zurich Lobby Seating

There are several sitting areas in the lobby and the Lobby Lounge is located to the side. It serves food and we decided to have a quick dinner. It was now 10:00 PM and most restaurants around the hotel were already closed.

Park Hyatt Zurich Swiss Burger

The menu is fairly limited with a handful of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We opted for the Swiss Burger. It was served topped with Raclette and bacon. It came with a side of fries and was satisfying for a late meal. These cost 43 Swiss Francs each and were cooked a juicy medium rare.

Park Suite 414

Park Suite (414)

There are 138 rooms and suites at the hotel.

Park Suite Living Room

The suite opens into a living room with a half bath to the left side.

Park Suite Living Room 2

The living room included a couch, desk, chair, and TV.

Park Hyatt Zurich Desk

The room is spacious and I love the decor, which makes this room feel more like an apartment than a hotel.

Park Suite Welcome Amenity

In addition to the very generous breakfast benefit, a welcome amenity of chocolates and fruit was waiting in the suite.

Park Suite Buffet

The living room also housed a buffet with minibar, coffee maker, tea kettle, and more.

Park Hyatt Zurich Mini Bar

The mini bar was full and not sensored with some space to add our own refrigerated items.

Park Hyatt Zurich Snacks

There was also a bottle of wine and some snacks for sale.

Park Hyatt Zurich Coffee

A Nespresso coffee maker and tea kettle were also provided.

Park Hyatt Zurich Half Bath

The half bath had a sink and toilet.

Park Hyatt Zurich Bedroom

The bedroom was through the living room. It was as spacious as the living room.

Park Hyatt Zurich Closet

There is a large wardrobe/closet between the bedroom and bathroom.

Park Hyatt Zurich Safe

This included a safe, robe, and hangers.

Park Hyatt Zurich Closet Amenities

It also included a garment bag, laundry bag, shoe forms, and other amenities.

Park Hyatt Zurich Vanity

There was also a small vanity and mirror next to the wardrobe.

Park Hyatt Zurich Tub and Shower 1

The bathroom opens up to the bedroom. This is fine for couples, but doesn’t provide much privacy if staying with family or friends. The tub and shower have sliding doors to separate them from the bedroom. Pictured closed above and open below.

Park Hyatt Zurich Tub and Shower 2

Sliding doors to shower and tub open.

Park Hyatt Zurich Toilet

The toilet has a separate room within the bathroom.

Park Hyatt Zurich Bathroom

The vanity and door to the toilet room.

Park Hyatt Zurich Toiletries 1

Toiletries are Bergamote 22 brand by Le Labo.

Park Hyatt Zurich Toiletries 4

The soap didn’t match the rest (it reminded me of the leaf soaps from the Westin).

Park Hyatt Zurich Toiletries 3

More toiletries

Park Hyatt Zurich Breakfast


As mentioned, we had breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant, Parkhuus, during our stay. There is a small assortment of hot and cold items. Everything was fresh and prepared with high-quality ingredients. Service was impeccable. With the complimentary Globalist breakfast buffet, you’re also able to order a hot entree. The restaurant was mostly empty during breakfast and we enjoyed our meals. This included benefit for Globalists has great value here. What we ordered would have been well over $150, but it was totally comped along with gratuity. Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM until 10:30 AM on weekdays and from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM on weekends.

Park Hyatt Zurich Salmon and Fruit

Smoked salmon and cheese

Park Hyatt Zurich Meats

Various meats

Park Hyatt Zurich Pancakes and Potatoes

Pancakes and potatoes

Park Hyatt Zurich Tomatoes

Tomatoes and beans

Park Hyatt Zurich Sausage

Sausage and bacon

Park Hyatt Zurich Sausage

More sausage

Park Hyatt Zurich Fruit

Fresh fruit

Park Hyatt Zurich Pastries

Pastries and croissants

Park Hyatt Zurich Bread

Bread and rolls

Park Hyatt Zurich Menu

The complimentary Globalist breakfast included any entree from the A La Carte section of the menu.

Park Hyatt Zurich Pancakes

I chose the Pancakes with maple syrup and fresh berries

Park Hyatt Zurich Rolls


The hotel does not have much in the way of amenities.

Park Hyatt Zurich Gym

It offers a small fitness center with a sauna and steam room as well as this Rolls Royce parked outside. This is not a complimentary car. I’d assume it’s there for paid airport transfers, but I never saw it in use during our stay.

Overall Impression:

You can’t beat the location of this hotel when visiting Zurich. The suites are gorgeous and very comfortable. Breakfast is high quality and the service is excellent. It’s nice hotel and one that I will return to when I’m next in the city.

(Fitness Center Image Credit: Hyatt.)

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Gene January 5, 2023 - 11:49 pm

I think your score of 8 is lower than your review would indicate. This hotel deserves a higher score.

HLC60 January 6, 2023 - 2:29 am

I get 48K Hyatt points for the suite is a good value against cost in Euro, but you arrive at 9 pm, eat a $45 Burger and there’s no lounge. If you’re staying for the review, all good, but not a good value for a short stay…

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Anthony Losanno January 6, 2023 - 3:35 am

We stayed several days, so we got to enjoy the hotel over that time.

James January 6, 2023 - 3:30 am

Pricing is offensive at this hotel relative to what is received. Stayed here in October and definitely won’t be returning. This reads like a shill review to be honest

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Anthony Losanno January 6, 2023 - 3:35 am

I think the paid rates are high. But, using points is a good value in my opinion. I loved the suite, service was great, and breakfast was very good.


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