A central location for your Chamonix accommodation is the ONLY place to be, if your budget permits. The center of Chamonix Mont Blanc, as you will have read in my reports, is where it all happens - the outdoor parties, the fine dining restaurants, cinemas, bars, clubs, high end stores, prime sport stores - they're all here around Place Balmat.
Likewise the ski buses and the free eco-bus are just steps away from the center. There is no better location in the valley.
Here is our selection of hotels right in the center of Chamonix Mont Blanc.
This was our favorite location, right in the middle of Chamonix Mont Blanc. We like the grand and gracious atmosphere of this 4 star hotel.
Stars: 4 Star
Visitors Rating: 9.1 "Wonderful"
Address: 75 Rue du Docteur Paccard CMB
Select rooms facing the main square, Place Balmat, if you'd like to see the bustling of beautiful folk in a beautiful town. Rooms facing south overlooking the river are quieter and have wonderful views of Mont Blanc.
Click to find out more about the Grand Hotel des Alpes Chamonix.
Position, Position, Position.
2 star charming historic hotel that steps right out of the beginning of the last century! Great reviews. Welcoming and comfy.
Located opposite the Chamonix Tourist Office just steps from Place Balmat, the center of town.
Stars: 4 star
Visitors Rating: 8.1 " Very Good"
Address: 75, Allee du Majestic, CMB
Includes a day spa with Hammam, heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub.
This charming hotel is in the Savoie Mountain Style and located in the center of town, steps from the Tourist office and the area of the clubs.
Reviewers have given this hotel a Very Good Rank of 8.3
We have a more in depth review here: Hotel le Chamonix
Upscale and stylish hotel in the heart of Chamonix and set in a private garden
Stars: 5 star
Visitors Rating: 9 ; " Wonderful"
Address: 62 Allee du majestic, Chamonix Mont Blanc.
There is an in-house restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner. Besides being close to transport, the hotel also offers free shuttles to the ski lifts. Free private parking is available.
Great location for shops, bars, restaurants, buses, steps from the center at Place Balmat.
Stars: 3 Star
Visitors Rating: 8.8 "Excellent"
Address: 118, Place de l'Eglise, CMB
This hotel has Day Spa facilities with beauty treatments.
The location is about a block from Place Balmat, the center of town and close to ski buses and activities in town.
Stars: 3 Star
Visitors Rating: 7.6 "Good"
Address: 81 Rue Joseph Vallot, CMB
The hotel serves a buffet breakfast and has an in-house restaurant serving regional specialties including Savoyard cuisine. There is free private parking on the premises for guests.
Located a couple of blocks from the center, it is in the part of town near the tourist office.
Stars: 3 Star
Visitors Rating: 8.4 " Very Good"
Address: 16 impasse du Genepy CMB
The hotel offers family rooms and also has one with self contained facilities.
A well located hotel, a couple of blocks from the cobbled pedestrian mall.
Stars: 2 Star
Visitors Rating: 8.3 "Very Good"
Address: 25 Impasse de l'Androsace, CMB
Free on site private car parking for guests.
This large home converted into a hotel is located at the end of a quiet dead-end street. It's at the part of town close to the ski school and tourist office.
Stars: 2 Star
Visitors Rating: 7.5 "Good"
Address: 110 Passage de l'Androsace
The in-house restaurant serves local regional specialties.
To secure your Chamonix accommodation, please go with established booking agencies such as Booking.com, Viator, Tripadvisor or Expedia. I
select properties with reviews over a good span of time and prefer those
with a number of reviews.
cost of accommodation in Chamonix can be managably cost effective when
staying in a self catered apartment. On average, a well located,
decently acceptable one bedroom/ studio Chamonix apartment would cost about
USD$1,000 per week during peak times and about USD$800 during high and
mid season. That's not unreasonable for 2 persons and works out to be
about $142 per day for a couple. That's really not bad at all.
If a convenience of location for your rental Chamonix apartment is not of consequence, there'll be a much larger selection at better prices. The cost then is commuting time or the quality of the property.
You'll have read my opinion on locations in Chamonix. It really is best to stay close to the center - even the expatriate community choose to stay within minutes of "downtown". The center of town where the main action happens is at Place Balmat.
You'll find there are loads of apartments advertised in Chamonix Sud, boasting proximity to the Midi lift, but that is not the preferred locality for a tourist wanting to maximize their Chamonix experience. If you must stay in Chamonix Sud, please select a Chamonix apartment closest to the river, that is, closest to the pedestrainized mall.
Location is an important factor if you have to trek to your Chamonix accommodation lugging around all your gear. There are lovely apartments on the slopes below Brevent and it is a nice part of town but inconvenient to get to. It is an uphill trek from the railway station and it is not exactly close to the center.
refer to my orientation map of Chamonix Mont Blanc for the areas closest to the center.
We stayed here:
The Apartments Les Alpes is in the very best location in town and it overlooks Place Balmat. This is a quality building with security access and the agent, Bigfoot, was helpful.
We reckon Chamonix is pretty wonderful; it's such a charming
olde-world town and clearly, Town Planning has made the effort to retain
this charm in the center of Chamonix Mont Blanc.
Oh, we’d love to know especially about ski-in, ski-out accommodation as this seems to be at a premium in Chamonix.
While we consider the center of town the very best location for accommodation as it’s close to everything, there’s often the desire to be quiet when you’re away – just to get away from the rush and to enjoy the beautiful Alps country side.
We've considered some criteria of importance before you book your Chamonix apartment.
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