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Where to Stay in Colmar: Neighborhoods + Best Hotels in Colmar


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Places to Stay in Colmar, France

Colmar, in Alsace, is one of the most beautiful cities in France, and a must-stop along the Alsace Wine Route. One of France’s cultural centers since the 13th century, the city filled with floral displays on every corner, half-timbered houses, and historic mansions just begging to be explored. This is what makes Colmar one of the most popular Alsace tourist attractions.

While most visitors choose Strasbourg as a base to visit other places in Alsace on day trips, Colmar is ideal for a romantic weekend getaway. During the day, the city is crowded with tourists but in the early mornings or at dusk you can almost have the Petite Venice to yourself. When it’s the blue hour, with soft street lighting and perfect reflections in the still waters of the canals, the fairytale is real.

Finding accommodation in Colmar will not be difficult as there’s a wide choice of places to stay for all travel styles. Below, we will tell you where to stay in Colmar, selecting the nicest Colmar hotels and furnished apartments for each neighborhood.

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Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation in Colmar

1. Vieux Colmar (Center)

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Colmar Centre encompasses the Vieux Colmar (Old Colmar), where the top tourist attractions in Colmar are located. The heart of Colmar is also the most charming neighborhood in the city, a place filled with beautiful medieval houses, historic buildings, and a good choice of bars and restaurants.

Take a nice stroll through the city center to discover the Dominican Church, the Bartholdi Museum, or the Unterlinden Museum, located a stone’s throw from your hotel.

Here, you will also find Colmar’s Little Venice, the former tanners’ neighborhood, with its picturesque canals and flowery quays.

As this is the most touristy part of the city, the Colmar accommodation offer apartments, hotels, and youth hostels is also bigger.

Where to stay in Colmar – Center:

Le Colombier (top choice): this 4-star hotel is a charming property located in the district of Little Venice. The hotel has spacious and stylish rooms, a bar, and a garden in which to relax after your day sightseeing. Hotel Le Colombier is the best hotel in Colmar for soaking up the special atmosphere of this fairytale neighborhood.

Other accommodation in Colmar – Center:

2. Saint-Léon

Named after Saint-Léon church, the neighborhood of Saint-Léon is a good alternative to Colmar Centre. Located north of Old Colmar, Saint-Léon sees fewer tourists, so you can enjoy a quieter atmosphere and still easily reach the top tourist attractions on foot (the Unterlinden Museum is not far from here).

Saint-Léon is also one of the Colmar neighborhoods to consider for people traveling on a budget. Because Saint-Léon is less touristy than Old Colmar, accommodation prices tend to be slightly lower in this area.

If you are visiting Colmar as part of an Alsace road trip, it will be easier to park your car in Saint-Léon than in the city center. All the hotels proposed below have a free private car park.

Where to stay in Colmar, Saint-Léon:

Hotel Beauséjour (top choice): this hotel in Colmar is a charming family-run property, relatively close to the old city – a short 10 min walk. It features personalized guestrooms, a summer garden, and a restaurant with a view of the garden.

Other accommodation in Colmar, Saint-Léon:

3. Around the Train Station

Streets of Colmar

Hotels in Colmar – train station, are a good option for people who wish to visit Colmar and other places in Alsace by train. From here, it is easy to reach Vieux Colmar on foot but you won’t need to carry your luggage all the way there.

Where to stay in Colmar – near the train station:

Villa Elyane (top choice): set in a charming historic home, in a residential area, this Colmar hotel (bed & breakfast) offers comfortable and stylish rooms and a cozy atmosphere. Each room has a sitting area and some of them come with a private terrace.

Other Colmar hotels near the train station:

Other Colmar Hotels & Holiday Rentals

Didn’t you find where to stay in Colmar above? Don’t worry! Find the right accommodation in Colmar – whether it’s a hotel or guesthouse, holiday apartment, or private apartment. We have them all! Book your hotel or furnished apartment by using the map below.

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