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Hotel in Old Town Zurich

My husband and I will be in Zurich 4 nights and 5 days in the beginning of December. We are planning day trips to Lichtenstein and Stein am Rein. We are trying to find out best place to stay - we were looking at Old Town as it sounds like the perfect place. We love the idea of the narrow cobblestone streets and cafes and sites that are all within walking distance. We are looking for a recommendation for a place to stay - Airbnb or boutique hotels. We tend away from places that are overly commercial. Would love your suggestions...

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In 2019 we stayed at the Hotel Adler and it was terrific!

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It's been a long time, but I stayed twice at the Hotel St Josef. The first time, it was still an active convent. It's probably pricey now, but it's walkable from the train station, and I recall there were plenty of restaurants in the area. Not sure cobblestone is still there.

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I must apologize that this information is dated. In 2011, we stayed at the Hotel Alexander. This was a recommended hotel from the RS guidebook. Hotel is walkable from downtown Zurich and the train station. I do not know what the car parking accommodations are.

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We have stayed at both St. Josef and the Adler, and much prefer the Adler.

St. Josef is not in the Old Town, rather it is on the edge, on a fairly busy street.

The Adler is a charming boutique hotel, with hardwood floors and nice artwork in the rooms. Location is great. We liked it a lot.

Two things you should know: the street noise from late-night partiers can reach some of the rooms, but in winter you will have the windows closed so not a problem. Second, the aroma of cheese from the very popular in-house restaurant reaches all parts of the hotel. This may be either comforting or annoying, depending on your attitude toward cheese.

A nearby restaurant we really like is French-inspired Mère Catherine:

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I also recommend Hotel Adler. We are a family of 3, so its triple room was ideal. Yes. There was a little bit of noise from the street below, but is wasn't too bothersome given that we could shut the window and run the A/C.

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I had so hoped to book the Hotel Adler after all the great recommendations you got but unfortunately they were booked - Have you gotten any other great recommendations for lodging?