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Great Hotels in Chamonix
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.
The Best Hotels in Chamonix for Views of Mont Blanc
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.
- For stunning views of Mont Blanc book a charmingly traditional room in the ten room Auberge du Bois Prin, just 300metres from the Brevent-Flegere piste.
- Or try L' Hermitage, which is centrally located, but the views - from your private terrace - will astound,
- or the Hotel Oustalet, another traditional hotel with a chalet feel. Just a few steps from the Aiguille du Midi cable car, this hotel also has lovely, sunny terraces.
The Best Hotels in Chamonix for Ski Purists
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.
- If you want no fuss or frills, Les Lanchers is one of the best hotels in Chamonix for you. Simple and contemporary, this hotel has private balconies and mountain views.
The Best Hotels in Chamonix for a Ski Weekend
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.
- If you want to be close to the lifts The Eden is one of the best hotels in Chamonix for you - just 100m from the Flegere cable car.
The Best Hotels in Chamonix for Après-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 your idea of the best hotels in Chamonix involves luxury, then you’ll appreciate the five stars worth of grand 19th Century hotel at the Hotel Mont Blanc, a luxuriously chic option with a very Bond-esque bar.
- Or, if you want to be in the thick of things, one of the best hotels in Chamonix is Le Hameau Albert 1er, just 2mins from the pedestrianised centre of town. Its restaurant has two Michelin stars, and it has an excellent bar and spa.
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:
- Top hotels for Family Ski Holidays,
- Best Budget Ski Hotels,
- Best Hotels in Les Trois Vallées,
- Best Ski Weekend Hotels,
- or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
Le Labrador 35 rooms from £88Les 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.Golf - Right on Chamonix's golf course.SkiingSpaGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Le Jeu de Paume 29 rooms from £123Chamonix (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.SkiingViews - Great views up to Argentiere and over the Chamonix peaksSwimming Pool - Indoor PoolGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Hotel Eden, Chamonix 31 rooms from £85Les 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.Skiing - 100m from the cable car. Ski back to the village.Active HolidayViews - Views of the Chamonix Valley and Mont Blanc
L' Hermitage 25 rooms from £131Chamonix
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.SkiingFamiliesGroupsViews - Stunning views of the surrounding mountains
Hotel Oustalet 15 rooms from £101Chamonix
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.Skiing - Stone's throw from the Aiguille du Midi cable carSwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolTraditionalGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Auberge du Bois Prin 10 rooms from £172Chamonix
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.Skiing - Huge range of skiing including the famous Vallee BlancheRestaurant - Michelin starred diningGreat walks - 350km of waymarked trails in the surrounding area.Traditional
Le Hameau Albert 1er 33 rooms from £197Chamonix
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.SkiingSpa - Offering full range of massages and body treatments.Swimming Pool - Indoor/Outdoor pool facing Mont BlancViews - Superb views of Mont BlancRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux, I Escape
Hotel Slalom 10 rooms from £87Les Houches, NOT TO SHOW
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.SkiingKayaking - Available locally.Fishing - Excellent fishing nearby.Great walks - Good for walkers.
Hotel Mont Blanc, Chamonix 40 rooms from £211Chamonix
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.Skiing - The hotel operates a free shutttle bus to the slopes5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Active HolidayWellbeing