- Introduction: European Trip Report
- Flight Review: Lufthansa [A380] Upstairs Economy Class From Houston to Frankfurt
- Airbnb Review: Paris Flat in the 7th Arrondissement and Strasbourg Flat in the Center of the City
- Hotel Review: Hilton Munich Park
- Hotel Review: Hilton Zurich Airport
- Flight Review: Swiss [777-300] Economy Class Zurich to Chicago
- Hotel vs. Airbnb: Which One to Chose From When Traveling Internationally
While getting around Europe is fairly easy since the train network is quite extensive, getting from Munich to Zurich wasn't as straightforward. There were no direct trains from Munich to Zurich, only intercity trains so we decided to go a different route. FlixBus has been gaining more notoriety in Europe for their clean and state-of-the-art buses. They also offer a much more affordable way to go from city to city. We ended up paying only 36 Euros total for our bus tickets, compared to 140 Euros for our train from Paris to Stuttgart.
Once we arrived in Zurich, we took the intercity train to the stop closest to the hotel. It took a while to walk there since the hotel sits on top of a hill. After a longer than anticipated walk, we finally made it to the hotel and in need of a drink.
Thanks to my Diamond status with Hilton, we were upgraded to room 640 which was on the executive floor. We only had two stories to go up from the lobby since the hotel is built on a hill and the lobby is technically on the 4th floor.
The queen size bed was very comfortable and the views weren't bad of the airport.
the amenities in the room were great. Provided were robs, slippers, and most surprisingly a shoehorn... I still use that shoehorn everyday.
We were given two bottles of water a day as well as some great Swiss chocolates thanks to my Diamond status.
The mini fridge was stocked with all the necessities one needs.
However, given we're in Zurich, the prices for the drinks were too expensive for my blood...
So while Megan was getting ready, I decided to check out the lobby bar. To my delight, they had an Emirates A380, Korean Air A380, and a flagship Swiss 777-300 model on display above the bar!
The hotel is in a pretty weird location and the most convenient way to get to the center of town is to take the shuttle to the airport and take the intercity train into town. Keep in mind, the Hilton charges you for the trip to the airport but not from the airport to the hotel so keep that in mind when you are staying here. We didn't have any issues when we went into the city, just make sure you know the shuttle schedule in advance and plan accordinly.
Overall, our stay at the Hilton Zurich Airport was convenient and for 100,000 Hilton points for two nights, not a bad place to stay before your flight out of ZRH. Have you ever stayed at the Hilton Zurich Airport? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.