I stayed two nights in Zurich Holiday Inn Express Airport hotel. I flew in from Venice and had one day and two nights before my return to the US. This is a pretty good reward night value, considering
it is Switzerland!
An under-reported benefit of this hotel is very close access to a Zurich commuter rail station (Rumlang station). It is about 7 minute walk, with trains every 10-15 minutes that bring you to the Zurich main station. The trip into downtown Zurich takes about 12 minutes. I bought a 24 hour pass for 13CHF. I went into Zurich for the first evening, and then went back the following morning to catch a day trip tour. I would actually stay at this hotel for 2 nights instead of a more expensive center city hotel.
The shuttle to the airport is convenient and free. It picks up from in front of Arrivals 2 (the international non-Schengen terminal).
The staff was excellent and possessed very good English. The breakfast bar was overwhelmed both days and the food in the evening was sub par. This is problematic since there are virtually no restaurants nearby (it is adjacent to auto and moto dealerships). [Less]