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Sheraton Zurich: Points Save Me from a Hostel

Sheraton Zurich Hotel Review is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.


Getting There: It cost $28 via Uber to go from the airport.


I ask myself who would pay $300 a night to stay at a basic Sheraton? Then I ask myself who can pay $300 a night to stay at a basic Sheraton? The answer to both must be corporate travelers. If someone has enough disposable income to blow $300 on a marginal hotel, that person should splurge a few hundred more to stay at a luxury hotel. Alternatively, if someone is breaking the budget to stay at a Sheraton, he/she should step down to an accommodation slightly better than a hostel (see Frontier Hotel Darwin: My Case for Hostels).

This brings me to my time in Zurich, a city that is far from cheap and not nice enough to justify the price tag (see Don’t Date in Switzerland!). My first night there, I stayed at the Sheraton Zurich and was happy that points covered my stay.

a logo on a walla building with glass doors and red carpet

Location

The hotel is not in the city center. Taking the tram is the affordable option to get there. In the evening, I returned to the hotel with Uber.

a train on the tracks

Room

The room was a typical Sheraton room. I would have liked to have stayed at a ‘budget hotel’ that goes for $150 a night to see the difference.

a bed with white sheets and a striped rug

a room with a tv and a bed

a room with a tv and a table

a bed with a window and a city view

a rug on the floor

a room with a television and a bed

Bathroom

a bathroom with a mirror and sink

a bathroom with a sink and mirror

a group of bottles on a counter

a shower head in a bathroom

View

This was my first time in Switzerland. Based on movies and folklore, I thought the city would be lined with gold. That must be in a different part of town. This area looked like Long Island City with a mountain as the backdrop.a train tracks on a city street

Amenities

One thing that basic hotels do not offer is free fancy water and espresso.

a bottle and glass next to a bottle
Bottle opener required.

a coffee machine and a bottle of wine on a counter

Breakfast

And of course, a perk of having status is free breakfast in the lounge.

a bar with chairs in a room

a room with a couch and chairs

a trays of food in a buffet

a trays of food on a counter

a plate of food and a bottle of juice

Overall

This #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL trip took place over a matter of weeks. It would have been cost-prohibitive to pay for a hotel every night regardless if the rate was $100 or $300. Points, once again, made my adventure possible and comfortable.


Sheraton Zurich Hotel Review is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I know you get a lot of trolls/ haters etc. I hate to add to that but your “no collusion” humorous term is outdated at best.

    Also the term kind of normalizes your moronic half witted dumbF of a President. Like it doesn’t matter and it’s ok to do what he does and screams out to the world.

    Americans… all of you. All of you should be ashamed of what you elected and allow on a daily basis.

    Truly a sh*tshow of a country.

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