Val d’Isère is one of the most celebrated ski resorts in the Alps, and with over 150km of skiing, it attracts a sporty crowd. Our selection of the best places to stay in Val d'isere should satisfy all tastes and budgets from the five star stalwart that is Le Blizzard to La Galise a great value property in the centre of town.
Together, with the higher altitude Tignes, they make up L’Espace Killy with 90 lifts, 186 miles of marked trails, two snowboard parks and acres of challenging off-piste terrain. Beginners can opt for the confidence-building bunny hills in the Solaise area and experts have plenty of challenging steep slopes to tackle, including the 1992 Olympic downhill course, La Face.
If you’re expecting a charming, quaint Alpine ski resort, Val d’Isère will not deliver; like many French resorts it’s mostly modern, some of it ugly, although the town centre has style and appeal.
What you will find, in high season, are plenty of British teenagers, all cruising the ‘Kings Road of the Alps’ and partying with the chalet workers mid-afternoon at fun-filled hotspot La Folie Douce.
Not surprisingly, the nightlife is very lively, with après ski centres around addresses that include Café Face, Bananas, Le Petit Danois, the Pacific Bar, Doudoune, and the Moris Pub. Dick’s Tea Bar, once the most celebrated nightclub in the Alps, is now just one of many; nowadays many people, including instructors, make their way to the bar at the Blizzard to catch up on the day's events.
Hotels here can often be impersonal, pack-'em-in, shove-'em-out processing plants, and those in our list of the best places to stay in Val d'Isere are picked for extra character, warmth of service and owners who care.
Try Avenue Lodge if it's urban styke luxury you're after. Alternatively the far more reasonable Les Lauzes is great for families (several family rooms) being a stone's throw from the slopes in the heart of the old town. Many of the top hotels have spa facilities which are open to outsiders, so one tip is to stay at a less expensive place and use the facilities of a luxury one.
Browse our selection of the best places to stay in Val d'Isere and start to plan your holiday. Nothing here that fits the bill?....why don't you check out our pick of hotels in Les Trois Vallées, Chamonix or Megeve.
A simple family-orientated hotel in the heart of the resort and just 100m from the piste. Rooms are traditional in style with plenty of pine and all have modern en suites. Triples offer a good option for families or small groups. Lively bar, excellent value and an unbeatable location.
Val d´Isere (Val d'Isere Cedex)
Charming family run hotel just steps from the piste. Simple yet stylish accommodation offers traditional rooms with plenty of pine on show. Good family options, and some rooms with balcony and lovely views over the old town. Superb value in the heart of the resort.
Traditional chalet-style hotel with easy access to both the Bellevarde and Solaise pistes. Alpine decor with modern touches, and a heavy emphasis on exposed wood and stone throughout. There's a cosy bar and charming restaurant serving Alsatian specialities. A homely, reliably good option.
Family-run chalet hotel in La Daille, a stone's throw from the funicular which has you up the mountain in minutes. Flexible modern-alpine style accommodation is perfect for families and groups with doubles, family rooms and self catering options. Traditional Savoyard cuisine plus a spa for relaxing.
Val d´Isere (Le Franchet)
Chambres d'hotes chalet style. Urban rusticity in an exceptional mountain setting, just outside Val d'Isere. Four en suite bedrooms offer flexible accommodation - book the chalet as a whole or come as a couple and make new friends round the dinner table! A relaxed spot away from the hustle & bustle.
Luxurious urban chic in the heart of town. Architect designed, style conscious interiors feature dark walls, splashes of red and faux fur throws - definitely sultry! A stunning spa with pool, jacuzzi and hamman eases weary limbs; and there's a pro shop on site for all your ski needs.
Much loved 5* luxury hotel in the centre of town; Le Blizzard is a bit of a Val d'Isere institution. Its bar is legendary and the vibe relaxed. Rooms are sumptuous; beautifully decorated and all with balconies boasting great views. Relax in the spa and enjoy fabulous food. Mountain perfection.