A grand chalet in Chamonix, France’s quintessential Alpine ski resort, and a historic property in Lyon’s old town are among the most luxurious hotels in Rhone-Alpes. See all of the top luxury hotels in the famous French region.
A glamorous 2013 renovation rendered Hotel Mont-Blanc the most luxurious hotel in Chamonix. The chalet's highlights include a stylish lounge bar, a restaurant serving local market cuisine, an upscale spa, and a heated year-round indoor-outdoor pool and hot tub. The 40 modern rooms have gorgeous mountain views and the hotel's location in the heart of town, near shopping and dining, is another major perk.
Located in a gorgeous mountain setting on a repurposed five-acre farm, the 71-room family-friendly Les Fermes de Marie combines rustic coziness and celebrity-level indulgence. The country-chic rooms are clean, spacious, and exquisitely decorated, with exposed wood ceiling beams and glamorous bathrooms. Les Fermes offers a full-service spa, fitness center, and great kids' programming, including cooking and ski lessons. The on-site restaurants serve fresh local cuisine, good wine, and decadent cheese dishes, and there are facilities for ski storage. Wi-Fi and parking are both free.
Housed in a series of restored buildings from the 14th to 17th centuries, the luxury Cour Des Loges is a historic hotel with atmospheric interiors that mix Old World style with contemporary pieces. The centerpiece is a stunning courtyard with a glass ceiling. The 60 guest rooms, while a bit dark, have striking antique decor with paintings and beautiful woodwork. Some of the rooms have bedrooms and bathrooms on separate levels, so guests who are not comfortable with that should make sure to book single-floor rooms. Located in Lyon’s historic center, the hotel is within walking distance of attractions and surrounded by restaurants, plus it has two restaurants of its own, including the Michelin-starred Les Loges. There’s also an indoor pool, spa, and a well-regarded concierge staff. The collection of buildings and staircases might not be the best choice for less mobile travelers, but is worth the splurge for those who love historic charm.
Housed in a former 18th-century convent, the 28-room Villa Florentine is a luxurious hotel perched on a hill above the city, with stunning views over Lyon from the outdoor pool and the Michelin-starred restaurant. The property has been beautifully renovated with its historic character kept intact. Rooms are spacious with a luxe feel, though the furniture and wallpaper are showing signs of age. Its hillside location, though picturesque and offering beautiful views, also means that the hotel is reached via many steps, which can be an issue for some.