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Where to Stay in Strasbourg: Neighborhoods + Best Accommodation in Strasbourg09/15/2021
Finding accommodation in Strasbourg will not be difficult as there’s a wide choice of places to stay for different travel styles.
Whether you plan a weekend in Strasbourg or a longer trip through the Alsace Wine Route, we will tell you where to stay in Strasbourg, France, selecting the nicest Strasbourg neighborhoods and the best accommodation by budget.
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Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation in Strasbourg
1. Grande Ile de Strasbourg
Located in the heart of the city and surrounded by the Ill Canal, the Grande Ile de Strasbourg is the neighborhood of the cathedral and a great number of historical monuments.
This is where you will find the top things to do in Strasbourg, Place Kléber, the famous Christmas Market at Place Broglie (one of the best Christmas Markets in France and Europe!), the greatest commercial activity, department stores, and small boutiques. There are also numerous cafés, bars, and winstubs, especially in the Grand’ Rue and around the Place Kléber.
As this is the most touristy part of the city, the Strasbourg accommodation offer – apartments, hotels, and youth hostels – is also bigger.
Where to stay in Strasbourg Grande Ile:
Hotel Cathédrale (top choice): located just opposite Notre Dame de Strasbourg, this hotel comes with incredible and spectacular views over the cathedral. The rooms are bright and spacious, with comfortable beds, and there’s public parking available nearby.
Other accommodation in Strasbourg Grande Ile:
- Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Ile (luxury)
- Hotel Suisse (mid-range)
- Hotel des Arts (budget)
- Apartements de la Pléiade (furnished apartments)
2. La Petite France
This is the most picturesque neighborhood in Strasbourg. Located on the banks of the river Ill, La Petite France was the district of fishermen, millers, and tanners, who lived in the oh-so-cute half-timbered houses that you can still see today.
La Petite France is also a good place to stay in Strasbourg: pretty and a stone’s throw away from the Grande Ile, which is definitely busier.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Petite France district guarantees a charming, memorable stay, with some of the prettiest hotels in Strasbourg and cozy apartments.
Where to stay in Strasbourg, La Petite France:
Pavillon Regent Petite France (top choice): located in the most beautiful section of Strasbourg, this is a lovely hotel with comfortable rooms, great facilities, and an excellent breakfast.
Other accommodation in Strasbourg, La Petite France:
- Hotel & Spa Regent Petite France (luxury)
- Hotel du Dragon (mid-range)
- Hotel Restaurant Le Chut (budget)
- Apartement Le Bain aux Plantes (furnished apartment)
3. The European Quarter – Orangerie
The European Quarter is home to the European institutions in Strasbourg. It is a quiet and beautiful neighborhood, far from the center’s hustle and bustle, where most of the ex-pats in Strasbourg live.
The European Quarter is ideal for business trips, with a wide choice of luxury hotels. It is also green, wide-open spaces like the Orangerie park, perfect for a stroll after work.
Where to stay in Strasbourg, The European Quarter – Orangerie:
Boutique Hotel des XV (top choice): Located 100 m from the famous park of the Orangerie and a 20-min pleasant walk to the Old Town, this lovely Strasbourg hotel offers comfortable rooms with a refined décor and great facilities. On top of that, there’s the attentive and welcoming staff to ensure a perfect stay in Strasbourg.
Other Strasbourg hotels in the European Quarter – Orangerie:
- Best Western Plus Hotel Villa d’Est (luxury)
- Garrigae Villa La Florangerie (mid-range)
- Maison Lutetia R (mid-range)
Next to La Petite France, there’s the Krutenau neighborhood, adjacent to the University of Strasbourg. Krutenau is a lively area great to explore day and night, popular amongst students, and with many bars and other nightlife venues.
Le Krut, as locals say, is a good place to stay in Strasbourg. It’s a mere 5-min walk to the cathedral and other top sights, and with Strasbourg hotels of all budgets.
Krutenau is also the best place to stay in Strasbourg if you want to meet people and party, with a wider choice of restaurants, from vegan to Italian or Lebanese.
Where to stay in Strasbourg Krutenau:
Hotel Beaucour (top choice): This lovely hotel is built around a flowery courtyard, and it features spacious rooms, each with unique décor and top facilities, and a cozy shared lounge with a fireplace. The Hotel Beaucour is located just 400 m from the cathedral, and the rooms in the attic come with beautiful views of Strasbourg.
Other great places to stay in Strasbourg, Krutenau:
- Hotel Cour du Corbeau (top choice)
- Hotel Diana Dauphine (mid-range)
- Quai 17 Maison d’Hôtes (budget)
- Apartements du Renard (furnished apartments)
Where to Stay in Strasbourg for the Christmas Markets
All the areas mentioned above are good to enjoy the Strasbourg Christmas Market. However, beware that all the Grande Ile is closed to car traffic during this period, so you will have to cross this area on foot.
Many people visiting the Alsace Christmas Markets by train book their hotel in Strasbourg near the train station because they don’t need to cross all the city pulling the trolley or carrying a big backpack. From this Strasbourg neighborhood, it only takes a few minutes to reach the different Christmas markets.
Best Hotels in Strasbourg with Parking
If Strasbourg is part of an Alsace road trip, or you plan to visit the Alsace villages or other places in the region on day trips, you will need a car and a safe place (and ideally not expensive) to park it near your hotel in Strasbourg.
Most of the center is pedestrian all the year round so finding a place to park your car in Strasbourg is a real pain unless you book a hotel with private parking.
For our Alsace road trips, we use and we recommend the Comfort Hotel Strasbourg Montagne Verte. This is a budget hotel located by the river Ill, less than 2km from La Petite France, with free private parking and an excellent breakfast. In addition to all this, it is close to the access to the E52 highway so leaving the city for your day trips from Strasbourg is straightforward.
If you prefer to stay more central, the Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Ile (luxury) and the Best Western Plus Monopole Métropole (luxury) also have private parking (the price of the parking is not included in the room price).
Public parking within the city costs from 15 to 30€ a day.
Other Strasbourg Accommodation
Didn’t you find your Strasbourg hotel above? Don’t worry! Find the right accommodation in Strasbourg – whether it’s a hotel or guesthouse, holiday apartment, or private apartment. We have them all! Book your accommodation by using the map below.