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3.5/5 Good
227 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Parking Available



Popular LocationBotanical Garden14 min walk
Popular LocationKunsthaus Zurich18 min walk
Popular LocationZürich Opera House19 min walk
AirportZurich (ZRH)21 min drive

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  • Standard Studio, Kitchenette

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Superior Studio, Balcony

    Room amenities

    • 236 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Standard Studio, 3 Twin Beds

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Twin Beds
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About this area


Located in Zürich's Hottingen neighborhood, Swiss Star California is in the city center and near a metro station. Kunsthaus Zurich and ETH Zurich are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Bahnhofstrasse. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Letzigrund Stadium or Hallenstadion.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Botanical Garden - 14 min walk
  • Kunsthaus Zurich - 18 min walk
  • Zürich Opera House - 19 min walk
  • Grossmuenster - 6 min drive
  • Bellevue Square - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Holderlinstrasse Tram Stop - 2 min walk
  • Kuesnacht Station - 8 min drive
  • Zurich (ZRH) - 21 min drive


  • Pizzeria Belladonna — 1 min walk

About this property

Swiss Star California

3-star Zürich aparthotel in Hottingen, near Bahnhofstrasse
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free aparthotel has self parking and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance. Each apartment provides a kitchenette with a refrigerator, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Additional amenities include a coffee/tea maker, a hair dryer, and a desk.
Swiss Star California offers 26 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Accommodations at this 3-star aparthotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries.
This Zürich aparthotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Self parking: CHF 15.00 per day
Limited parking

Family friendly

Children stay free
Free crib/infant bed


Coffee/tea maker


1 restaurant


Rollaway/extra beds: CHF 20.0 per night


Bathtub or shower
Hair dryer
Free toiletries


Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas


Work spaces



No pets allowed


Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

Tour/ticket assistance
Daily housekeeping
Multilingual staff
24-hour front desk
Onsite shopping

Location highlights

Near a metro station
In the city center

Things to do

Fishing on site


26 rooms
4 floors

Where to eat

Pizzeria Belladonna – Serves lunch and dinner on select days.



Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Express check-in


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to 24h Check-in-Automat in Restaurant
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property offers self-service check-in for guests arriving outside of normal check-in hours.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for CHF 20.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

JCB International
American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.5 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: CHF 15.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

California House Hotel
California House Zurich
Hotel California House
Hotel California House Zurich
Hotel California House Zürich
California House Zürich
Hotel California House
Swiss Star California Zürich
Swiss Star California Aparthotel
Swiss Star California Aparthotel Zürich

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Swiss Star California and receive a full refund?
Yes, Swiss Star California offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Swiss Star California cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is available for CHF 15.00 per day. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM–midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Hottingen, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tram-Museum Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich, and ETH Zurich. Bahnhofstrasse and Zurich Town Hall are also within 2 mi (3 km). Holderlinstrasse Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Klusplatz Tram Stop is 2 minutes.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Very nice hotei

Very pleasant house with nice receptionist. Self check in and reservation was easy.location is excellent. Very pleased and will return.

Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2019


  • Disliked: Amenities

Pros: Good location. Had line of sight with fireworks during Zurifest. Mostly clean. Cons: Ridiculously small bathroom. Shower head is not ideal. Slanted roof above bed and bathroom. Unintuitive check in hidden behind garage. Very hot in the summer. No AC.

Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019