We have stayed many times at the Hotel Alpenrose in
Wengen in the Lauterbeen Valley. Rick recommends Gimmelwald. We like Wengen because it is car free, you can walk to the Manhlican Cable car, hike up the mountains, take a gondola down to Grindelwad . If you have only two days in Switzerland stay here. Zermatt is wonderful but too far away. Wengen and the Lauterbeen valley has the best hiking, best views, and is only 2 1/2 hours by car to the Zurich airport. The Hotel Alpenrose has great food, and some of the greatest views of the valley. It is reasonable for Switzerland if you buy the meal plan. They also have a cheaper apartment rental plan. The Alternative is to go to Chamonix 3 hours from Zurich, 1 hour from Geneva. This is great for chair lift hiking and a little bit cheaper than Switzerland. We stay at Rick's out of town hotel, Aquille du Midi, relatively cheap, nice swimming pool, great meals, but small cozy rooms.