<<" Booked a,night at airport hotel as flight out is early morning. ">>
It is certainly more comfortable feeling knowing that you are near the airport.
After your 10th trip out of Zürich Flughafen, you'll realize that it is as convenient or more to stay in downtown Zürich, and enjoy the town the night before.
For example, in the hour between 5 AM and 6 AM there are 6 trains to the airport from Zürich main station, taking mostly about 10-14 minutes, with one taking 21 minutes.
If you are flying a Star Alliance flight, you can check in for the flight in the train station at the airport, one escalator up from the trains. Typically, this saves several minutes and luggage schlepping.....
However, you don't want to be worried about those details on your first trip. ;-)
<<"Now, to find a place to stay in lucern. ">>
Since the Hotel Schiff closed, I've tended to stay outside the city. You'll see its facade along the riverside.
It was relatively cheap, views of Pilatus were superb, rooms were clean but not updated, and the kitchen was great.
I really can't offer suggestions.
Here are the hotels recommended by this website:
Since I'd like a place I can count on in Luzern, any feedback you can provide would be appreciated.