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City Inn Basel

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Centralbahnplatz 14, Basel, 4002, Switzerland

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Basel Zoo
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.0
  • Decent location by the SBB Rooms are small but the beds are comfortable Fine for an…Feb 13, 2019
  • Decent hotel, close to station. Hotel itself seemed a bit dated, strange layout, long…Feb 12, 2019
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City Inn Basel

from £75
  • Economy Single Room
  • Economy Double Room (Queen)
  • Economy Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Family Suite

What’s around City Inn Basel


  • Basel Zoo (14-minute walk)
  • St. Jakobshalle (31-minute walk)
  • BIS Tower (2-minute walk)
  • Antique Museum and Collection Ludwig (9-minute walk)
  • Basel Art Museum (Kunstmuseum) (9-minute walk)
  • Basel Historical Museum (10-minute walk)
  • Caricature and Cartoon Museum (11-minute walk)
  • Basler Muenster (12-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Basel (BSL-EuroAirport) 10-min drive
  • Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport) 10-min drive
  • Basel SBB Station 2-min walk
  • Basel Bad Station 4-min drive
  • Basel St. Johann Station 6-min drive
  • Marktplatz Tram Stop 17-min walk
  • University Tram Stop 20-min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • Car charging point


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3423
  • Conference space size (meters) - 318
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Caspar's – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

City Inn Basel’s small print

Also known as

  • City Basel


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.0 per person, per night

Optional extras

Valet parking costs CHF 35 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 25 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per day

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 66 reviews

City Inn Basel
Very Good8.0
Great for short stay
Location was perfect just across road from front of Basel SBB station. Room was clean and functional just a little cramped, with a bedside table only on one side of the bed. For our one night before travelling on it was more than perfect and a great price but could be it a bit cramped for three or more nights if using it as a base to explore Basel. Staff very friendly and free chocolates at reception!!
Andrew, gb1 night romance trip
City Inn Basel
Very Good8.0
Comfortable No Frills Hotel
As this hotel is on the cheaper side of the scale I was able to stay in one of the deluxe double rooms. This provided a bit more space and comfort with a good size modern bathroom. Others have mentioned noise issues but I was not disturbed at all in the night and had a goods night sleep, only hearing people in the morning as they headed off outside to start their day. I have already booked my next stay here.
Gary, gb4 night business trip
City Inn Basel
Very Good8.0
We enjoyed our stay overall. Room was clean and tidy. Staff were friendly. I was offered a room upgrade for 20CHF, and the way it was offered to me it sounded like 20CHF for the entire 2 night stay, so I said yes, but when I checked out it was actually charged per night. I should've clarified, but at the same time it was also not communicated to me properly on check-in. So not entirely happy about this but didn't fight it.
, gb2 night romance trip
City Inn Basel
This hotel is 2 minutes walk from the SBB central station so it is easy to get to and a great base for exploring the city on the tram network. As with all hotels in Basel, with your hotel reservation you get the airport bus to town for free, and you get a Basel card for each guest which give you free public transport and discount off entry fees etc. The positives end here. We had booked a “Deluxe Double”. The room was much smaller than those pictured and very tired. The bed was comfy enough and the bathroom was OK. We asked for a quiet room. We were given a room immediately opposite the open wooden stairwell and adjacent to the lift. Apparently no other room in ‘Deluxe’ class was available and we declined a rabbit hutch in the attic and hoped for the best. The problem was the noise - every floorboard creaked loudly, the stairs were impossible to walk quietly on. Voices carried a long way, even normal speaking voices. The trams could be heard rumbling by – a faint rumble, but a rumble nevertheless. We were disturbed mutliple times every night - guests coming in late in the wee hours, and most annoyingly staff having mutliple loud coversations and stomping about at all hours. You couldn't even sleep late to recover as housekeeping clanged a metal ramp into position SO loudly at 8 am every day to get their carts up some stairs. I have never felt so exhausted after a hotel stay. We would not recommend this hotel at all.
, gb3 night romance trip
City Inn Basel
City Inn Basel
Lovely clean hotel. Rooms were quite small but very clean, functional and practical with a wonderful powerful shower! So easy to get to from the airport and to travel around Basel and Switzerland as next to the main train station and the tram network. I did think we may be disturbed by the noise of the trains but we heard nothing and enjoyed several very good nights sleep. Will definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone looking to stay in Basel.
, gbFamily trip

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