Chamonix’s popularity stems from the huge range of ski terrain, with plenty to suit all abilities, and its easy accessibility from Geneva - it’s just 90minutes away. So our Guru’s list of the best hotels in Chamonix has plenty of choice for families, ski weekenders or luxury lovers.
And our selection of the best hotels in Chamonix features a range of properties in the Mont Blanc region covering all the resorts of the Chamonix Valley, from the Labrador - right beside Chamonix's golf course, to Le Jeu de Paume, a traditionally decorated charmer with an excellent restaurant and its own mini après-ski scene.
For many people the highlight of a visit to Chamonix is the view from the Aiguille du Midi cable car, as you head towards perpendicular cliffs. For some it's the view from the top of Mont Blanc, a breathtaking vista of Alps.
Chamonix has a lot to offer advanced skiers looking for a challenge, but there’s also plenty for intermediates, and Les Houches and Le Tour provide ideal pistes for beginners, with plenty of opportunities to progress.
Chamonix doesn’t really offer doorstep skiing, but each area provides more than enough to keep everyone happy for at least a day, so once you have arrived at your chosen spot there is no need to do anything but ski.
Chamonix town is busy and bustling, the hub of the valley, with all the facilities you could wish for - from numerous bars and restaurants to suit all pockets, to a sports centre, cinema and casino.
If there's nothing to fit the bill in our Guru’s selection of the best hotels in Chamonix, we have more just down the road in Megéve, or consider our Guru’s:
Les Praz de Chamonix
Located right on the golf course, the Labrador works for both summer and winter stays. The wooden building is an attractive mix of alpine and Scandanavian with ample spa facilities for the less energetic.
Chamonix (Le Lavancher)
Traditionnally decorated with wood galore yet all modern comforts plus extras including swimming pool, sauna and hammam. Great views both up to Argentiere and down to Chamonix and ideally situated for skiers being midway between the two. Well respected "Le Rosebud" restaurant.
Les Praz de Chamonix
Simple modern bedrooms and family suites plus six self catering apartments just 100m from the Flegere cable car. Michelin recommended restaurant offering contemporary and classic french cuisine. A great choice for families.
A gorgeous hotel with two separate chalets in an excellent location. Breathtaking views just steps from the town centre. Luxurious chalet rooms with wooden beams, elegant furniture, sumptuous bedding, and huge private terraces. Great for families or groups of friends.
A charmingly traditional hotel. Rooms and suites with a mountain chalet feel - all wooden walls and beds with lovely sunny terraces. A cosy sitting room bar with fireplace, outdoor swimming pool for the summer, and during the winter a sauna and hot tub.
Unpretentious traditional hotel in a hillside position overlooking Chamonix with outstanding views from each of the 10 bedrooms over Mont Blanc. Michelin starred dining specialising in organic produce from the garden. Only 300m from the Brevent-Flegere pistes.
The ultimate hotel for mountain mad foodies! Two Michelin starred dining, along with both contemporary and classic style accommodation in the centre of Chamonix. In addition top notch spa facilities to ease those aching muscles after a day on the slopes.
A simple hotel in a great location. Contemporary and comfortable rooms with TVs and wifi. Cosy bar and lounge. Great for those who want to spend all day on the slopes.
A grand 19th century hotel renovation with Five Stars, a gourmet restaurant, and luxurious spa. Traditional elements - black and white chequered floors, and high ceilings with huge windows - blend with contemporary design for classic chic effect. A spoiling hotel for a ski holiday.