Eastwest hotel

the art & design hotel in basel

Welcome to the East West Hotel in Basel


The “Hotel East West” impresses with its combination of old proven tradition, modern design and high-quality amenities.


Our hotel has a total of 44 rooms in various sizes and with different facilities.


When booking directly on our site, you can benefit from attractive all-inclusive offers.


The East West Restaurant is located directly at the Mittlere Rheinbrücke and offers our guests a beautiful view of the Rhine.

We are glad that you are looking for our little, fine house…

The first documented mention of a guest house at this location is due to an earthquake 1 year before the destruction of the Lighthouse of Alexandria and 1 year after the Scots declared their independence from England, so dated back to 1321,at that time under the name of the house “zu Schönau”.

The next change of name followed in the year of the coronation of Charles V, the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire who was crowned by the pope himself. The name was a typical one for that time, “To the White Cross”.

15 years after the name change, there was a series of murders in St. Alban – suburb, with which the “white cross” was associated. The later murderer was spotted in the tavern before committing the crime, how he drank to the half unconsciousness. Through this incident, the tavern not only lost the tavern right for a long time, until the middle of the 18th century the reputation of a robber cave was omnipresent. Thus, the history of this period was characterized by debt, criminal machinations and various changes in the economy of the house.

At the beginning of the 19th century Johann Ulrich Utz completely destroyed the building and finally in 1843 build a new building, whereby the present building was created. The property was taken over in 1979 by Max Hüttenmoser and successfully managed. The brothers Christian and Markus Hüttenmoser had the hotel remodeled in 2015 and as 110 years ago at the “Du Pont”, the hotel got a new name, this time in English: EAST WEST.

But where does the name East West Hotel come from?

At the East West Hotel in Basel, the Rhine changes its flow direction from east to west, in an outgoing curve about 90 °, then continue to flow north along the German-French border to the North Sea. Politically, the Rhine knee at the border triangle of Germany, Switzerland and France, which is why this region is also called RegioTriRhena.

We consider ourselves as family owned ART & Design hotel, with a total of 44 rooms spread over the Rhine and city side, which combines the breath of the past with the visions of the future.

We wish you a pleasant stay, enjoy the Swiss hospitality to the fullest like as Guest from all over the world before 800 years ago.

Your family Hüttenmoser & East West Hotel Team



Payment Methods

East-West Hotel Basel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily block a certain amount prior to Arrival.

Location map

  • Weisses und Blaues Haus 0,3 km
  • Marktplatz Basel 0,4 km
  • Basler Münster 0,4 km
  • Pfalz Basel 0,4 km
  • Universität Basel 0,6 km
  • Basel Christmas Market 0,6 km
  • Kunstmuseum Basel 0,7 km
  • Architekturmuseum 0,7 km
  • Jüdisches Museum 0,7 km
  • Messe Congress Center Basel 0,3 km
  • Tinguely-Brunnen 0,8 km
  • Spalentor 0,8 km
  • Zoo 1,4 km
  • St. Jakob Park 3 km
  • Schaulager 3,9 km
  • Römerstadt 10,3 km
  • 8 Bar Café/Bar 0 km
  • Migro 0.2 km
  • Coop 50 m
  • Migro Supermarkt 0,1 km
  • Manor Markt 0,1 km
  • Chrischona Turm Berg 3 km
  • Flughafen Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg 6,2 km
  • Flughafen Bern-Belp 72,3 km
  • Flughafen Zürich-Kloten 73,8 km
  • Basel SBB 1,4 km
  • Badischer Bahnhof 1,4 km