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The Essential by Dorint Basel City enjoys a quiet location next to the Messe Basel fairgrounds, close to the airport, and within easy reach of the center. Guests enjoy free WiFi in all areas as well as a free pass for public transport.

Modern rooms and apartments with a kitchenette and sofa bed ensure a relaxing stay.

Delicious Swiss and international cuisine is served in the air-conditioned, nonsmoking restaurant, Côté Jardin.

Bus no. 30 stops right across the street from Essential by Dorint Basel City (Riehenring stop) and the tram stop of line 14 is just 2 minutes' walk away. You can park your car in the underground garage.

This is our guests' favorite part of Basel, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Essential by Dorint Basel City has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 21, 2006
Hotel chain/brand: Dorint Hotels

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Basel, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.4

Breakfast Info

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Essential by Dorint Basel City

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Palazzo Colombino Basel
    0.3 miles
  • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter
    0.7 miles
  • Blue and White House
    0.8 miles
  • Marktplatz Basel
    0.8 miles
  • Tinguely Museum
    0.8 miles
  • Basel Cathedral
    0.9 miles
  • Pfalz Basel
    0.9 miles
  • Novartis Head Quarter
    0.9 miles
  • Kunstmuseum Basel
    0.9 miles
Top attractions
  • Architectural Museum
    1 miles
  • Jewish Museum of Basel
    1.1 miles
  • Spalentor
    1.1 miles
  • Basel SBB
    1.5 miles
  • Basel Zoological Garden
    1.5 miles
  • St. Jakob-Park
    2.1 miles
  • Schaulager
    2.8 miles
  • Roman Town of Augusta Raurica
    6.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Rhine
    0.6 miles
Public transit
  • Train Badischer Bahnhof
    0.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Basel-Mulhouse Airport
    3.8 miles
  • EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
    3.8 miles
  • Bern-Belp Airport
    45.5 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Côté Jardin

    Food: Local, International

Amenities of Essential by Dorint Basel City
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Convenience store on site
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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House rules Essential by Dorint Basel City takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
Free
3 - 11 years
Extra bed by request
Free
12+ years
Extra bed by request
CHF 60 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking more than 8 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Essential by Dorint Basel City accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests receive a BaselCard upon check in. This Guest Card includes complementary use of Public Transport within Basel City and surroundings (Zone 10, 11, 13, 14 & 15, including Euroairport), free WiFi, as well as discounts on admission to cultural and leisure activities. Please note that the public transfer (2nd class) from EuroAirport or Basel main train stations to the hotel on the day of your arrival is free of charge with your booking confirmation.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Côté Jardin: Closed from Thu, Jul 23, 2020 until Mon, Aug 31, 2020

FAQs about Essential by Dorint Basel City

  • The prices at Essential by Dorint Basel City may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Essential by Dorint Basel City is 0.9 miles from the center of Basel.

  • Room options at Essential by Dorint Basel City include:

    • Double
    • Apartment
    • Single
    • Triple

  • Essential by Dorint Basel City offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Fitness

  • Yes, Essential by Dorint Basel City is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Guests staying at Essential by Dorint Basel City can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Essential by Dorint Basel City has 1 restaurant:

    • Côté Jardin

  • Check-in at Essential by Dorint Basel City is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Essential by Dorint Basel City by:

    • Bus 40min