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Best Hotels in Lyon, France


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Lyon is the capital of Auvergne-Rhône Alpes, and it’s one of the most beautiful cities to visit in France. Located in Eastern France, Lyon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Known as Lugdunum in Roman times, Lyon solidified itself in history as the silk capital of Europe in the XVIth century. Today, however, Lyon is more praised for its phenomenal gastronomy scene and is known to be a paradise for lovers of French cuisine.  

The city also works as a good base for visiting other parts of the region on day trips from Lyon: catch an early train, and you can visit Avignon, drink a glass of pastis in Marseille, or check out the last trends in Contemporary Arts in Saint-Etienne. With this in mind, having a lovely Lyon hotel to come back to on an evening is really important. 

Lyon is also one of the host cities of the Rugby World Cup 2023 and the Paris 2024 Olympics – two more excuses to visit or revisit the city!

If you are looking for accommodation in Lyon, these top Lyon hotels are well worth a visit. From stylish boutique hotels to luxury hotels in Lyon with the best city views, check out this guide with some of the best hotels in Lyon, France.

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Best Lyon Hotels 

So where to stay in Lyon, France? From luxury hotels in Lyon to unique boutique hotels in Lyon, check out this list with the best Lyon hotels carefully selected for you.

TIP: If you decide to visit the city during the Lyon Festival of Lights (dates around the 8th of December), start looking for a hotel by the end of August.

1. Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu 

Staying at the stunning Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu ensures that you’re close to everything you want to see. Located in the 2nd Arrondissement, by the Saône River, this gorgeous hotel is only a 5-minute walk away from popular sites such as the Place Bellecour, Place des Jacobins, and the Celestins Theatre.  

One of the more expensive Lyon hotels on this list, the Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu is gorgeously designed with intricate detailing and luxurious finishes while respecting the history of the building and its grand architecture. Each of the rooms is spacious and equipped with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and minibar. Some of the rooms feature a private balcony where you can enjoy the view of the sprawling Saône River and the city.  

The Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu is one of the best hotels Lyon has to offer. Among its facilities, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a terrace, and a gorgeous garden. There’s also parking available with valet service – Click here to book your stay at the Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu

2. Villa Florentine  

Another great choice for 5-star hotels in Lyon, Villa Florentine is a gorgeous property set in the heart of Old Lyon, on the way to the Basilica. This elegant accommodation puts you within a 5-minute walk from some of the biggest attractions in Lyon, such as the Saint-Jean Baptiste Cathedral, the Traboules of Lyon, the Ancient Theatre of Fourvière, Notre Dame de Fourvière, and the Museum of Fine Arts.  

The hotel sits in the high range as far as price goes, but you get a lot of bang for your buck. Each of the rooms is spacious and decorated with luxurious finishes and is equipped with a modern private bathroom, mini-bar, and flat-screen TV. Some of the rooms even come with a seating area complete with high-quality seats and chairs.  

One of the best hotels in Lyon, the Villa Florentine offers an elegant stay complete with a sun terrace, restaurant, swimming pool with the best views of the city – Click here to book your stay at Hotel Villa Florentine

3. Hotel de l’Abbaye Lyon 

The Hotel de l’Abbaye Lyon is one of the best 4-star hotels in Lyon. Located in the 2nd arrondissement, the hotel is only a short walk away from premier landmarks in Lyon, such as Old Lyon, the Place Bellecour, and the Saint-Jean Baptiste Cathedral.  

This stunning Lyon hotel is set within a historical building but has been revamped to feature modern silhouettes, clean lines, and contemporary finishes making for a very stylish stay. The rooms are all individually decorated with modern furniture and come complete with a wardrobe, flat-screen TV, and an updated private bathroom. Some of the rooms even feature a sitting area for your comfort and use.

The hotel is budget-friendly without compromising on luxurious features. The property features a restaurant and bar, a shared lounge, and concierge service – Click here to book your stay at Hotel de l’Abbaye

4. Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux-Arts 

Backing onto a stunning square, the Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux-Arts is one of the best-located Lyon hotels on this list. Set within the very center of Lyon, on the Presqu’Ile, you are within walking distance of some of the key sites of the city. The beautiful Place des Jacobins is right off the front step of the hotel, while Rue de la République, Place Bellecour, and the Museum of Fine Arts are all within a 10-minute walk.  

This elegantly designed hotel is a good 4-star option for central Lyon. Each of the rooms features a flat-screen TV, a modern bathroom, and a mini-bar for your enjoyment. Some of the room’s windows open up into the square, granting some gorgeous views of Lyon.  

The hotel itself features a concierge service, lift, and free Wi-Fi available throughout the property –Click here to book your stay at Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux-Arts

5. Hotel des Remparts Perrache

Hotel des Remparts Perrache is the best hotel Lyon has to offer in the 3-star category. The hotel has an excellent location, especially if you count on taking day trips. It is at Place Carnot, which is a mere 5-minute walk from Perrache train station and a 10-minute walk from Place Bellecour, the departure point of most of the Lyon wine tours. Place Carnot is also known for its lively atmosphere, with many restaurants with outdoor terraces perfect for an apéritif or casual dining.

Hotel des Remparts offers great value for money. The rooms are on the small side, but they are well equipped and with an ensuite bathroom and a small desktop for working. You will also love how comfortable your bed is!

The hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk for early and late arrivals and an all-that-you-can-eat breakfast –Click here to book your stay at Hotel des Remparts Perrache

6. Hotel De Verdun 1882, BW Signature Collection  

Located on the Presqu’Ile peninsula, the Hotel De Verdun 1882 offers you a boutique stay in the heart of the city and is one of the best-rated hotels in Lyon, France. You are a 10-minute walk away from some of the city’s biggest attractions, including Place Bellecour, the Rhône River, and the Musée des Tissus and des Arts Décoratifs.  

The hotel has a cool past as it was converted from a private mansion built in the 1800s into the 3-star accommodation it is today – which you can see in the shared lounge and common areas. The rooms themselves are modernly designed and come with a private bathroom, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. 

The hotel itself features a 24-hour front desk, a caretaker, and a breakfast buffet offered each morning – Click here to book your stay at Hotel De Verdun 1882

7. Maison Hotel Lyon (Apart Hotel) 

The Maison Hotel Lyon is a centrally located apartment hotel that puts you right next to some of Lyon’s top sights and attractions. Set in the Saxe Roosevelt area near the Rhône River, staying at the Maison Hotel puts you a 5-minute walk away from the National Opera of Lyon, the Lyon City Hall, and the Museum of Fine Arts.  

The Maison Hotel Lyon offers a lot for being a mid-range budget apartment hotel. The rooms themselves are decorated with stylish choices in white tones and feature a queen bed. 

Each of the apartments is individually decorated and comes with a living area, washing machine, and updated private bathroom. The kitchen includes a microwave, stove, and dishwasher – Click here to book your stay at Maison Hotel Lyon 

Didn’t you find where to stay in Lyon on this list? Don’t worry! Find the right accommodation in Lyon – whether it’s a hotel or guesthouse, holiday apartment, or private apartment – by using the Lyon Hotels map above.

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