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Built in the 1960s, the Continental Zurich features Swiss chalet style interiors and is centrally situated, 500 metres from the downtown area and the main train station. The 137 guestrooms feature warm colours and wooden furnishings, and include separate sitting areas, Interactive television with Internet access, pay movies and cable channels, direct dial phones, wireless and dial up Internet access, multi line phones, minibars, slippers and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms have bathrobes, hair dryers and designer toiletries.
The hotel's Bel Etage restaurant is a wood panelled Swiss chalet style dining room serving a range of regional specialities and traditional French cooking, while Luo's Restaurant is located in the cellar and offers authentic Chinese cooking. Guests can enjoy discounted access to a local health centre, rent bicycles onsite, and ask multilingual staff at the concierge desk to book tickets for events and excursions. There are conference facilities, six meeting rooms for up to 60, and wireless Internet access for business guests. Other amenities include 24 hour room service, a safe deposit box, a porter, babysitting and dry cleaning services, and garage and valet parking available (surcharge). Those keen to learn more about the city can enjoy a sightseeing trip on an old fashioned trolleybus; tours depart just 250 metres from the hotel. Zurich's National Museum is also 250 metres away, and the downtown area is 500 metres away. Zurich International Airport is 12 kilometres from the hotel, an approximate driving time of 20 minutes.