Best Accommodations in Chamonix: Where to Stay for Hikers and Skiers

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We’ve got the best accommodations in Chamonix and Les Houches for every budget. Whether you’re doing the Tour du Mont Blanc or just visiting for a few days, you’ll find something to make your time in Chamonix and the surrounding area memorable. 

Chamonix is a mountain resort town with a population of ~10,000. There’s more to do there than in Les Houches which has a population of ~ 3000.

Hotel prices are approximately 7% more expensive than in Les Houches. However, you’ll also have a much larger choice of restaurants and a livelier atmosphere.

If you’re here in winter for skiing or in Chamonix in summer, you’ll want to book early as accommodations book early. 

Accommodations in Chamonix and Les Houches for our Self-Guided TMB Tour

Our 6 and 7-day self-guided TMB tours start in Les Houches. While the 10-day tour starts in Chamonix.

Les Houches is ~ 10 – 15-minute train ride from Chamonix. You can choose to spend the night before your tour in either Les Houches or Chamonix.

If you stay in Chamonix, ask your accommodation for the Chamonix Guest Card. It’s free and includes all public transportation within the Chamonix valley, including the train to  Les Houches, at no extra cost to you.

If you need any less minute hiking gear, like hiking poles, you’ll definitely want to get it in Chamonix.

As they are so close, it’s fine to stay in either Les Houches or Chamonix the night before your 6 or 7-day tour. If you’re doing our 10-day tour you’ll want to stay in Chamonix.

On the day your tour finishes, we recommend staying in Chamonix regardless of which of our self-guided TMB tours you’re doing since they all finish in Chamonix. 

IMPORTANT:  If you choose luggage transfer for your self-guided TMB tour, stay at a hotel with reception, not an apartment, Airbnb or VRBO. Otherwise, it’s VERY inconvenient to arrange for luggage pickup and dropoff. 

While we’ve tried to be as accurate as possible in our descriptions, please refer to the accommodation’s website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

If it’s an apartment or private accommodation, we’ve also indicated that since you shouldn’t choose this option if you’re doing our TMB and have chosen the luggage transfer option.

If you’re not doing the TMB, however, private accommodations in Chamonix can be cheaper than hotels and a great option as many include a kitchen so you can also prepare some of your meals there, saving you money. 

mountain town of Chamonix, France

5-Star Accommodation in Chamonix

Great Mountain Views
Mont-Blanc Chamonix 5-Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Chamonix and set within a garden, Hotel Mont-Blanc offers upscale and stylish accommodation. It features views of the mountains and an onsite restaurant, bar and spa with a heated pool and an outdoor hot tub.

Rooms at Hotel Mont Blanc are elegantly decorated and have mountain views. Each is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and an iPod docking station. The en suite bathrooms have a bath or shower, and bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries are provided.

Buffet breakfast is served daily at Hotel Mont Blanc for a supplement. In the evening guests can enjoy modern French flavours in the on-site restaurant, and guests can relax with a glass of wine or champagne in the bar.

A free shuttle to the ski slopes is available and an ice-rink and a cinema are located nearby. Chamonix Golf Course is a 4-minute drive away. Parking is 15€, available on site and a charging station for electric cars is available at this property.


Distance from Chamonix Station

– 6-minute walk (500 m)

Perfect For: Couples or group of friends
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Great Choice for Romantic Getaways
Le Hameau Albert 1er 5-Star Hotel

This hotel is in Chamonix Mont-Blanc and provides a free shuttle service to the ski slopes. It offers indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and health club and free Wi-Fi. The property is divided into 2 buildings, L’Albert 1er and La Ferme.

Each cozy room at Le Hameau Albert 1er has a private bathroom, satellite TV and includes bathrobes and slippers.

The hotel has a gourmet restaurant serving traditional cuisine and a restaurant serving traditional Savoyard specialties. The hotel also offers a wine cellar and a bar.

The spa center includes a hammam, hot tub, sauna and various massage and body treatments.

The property is just a 5-minute walk from Chamonix SNCF train station and free private parking is available.

This is our guests’ favorite part of Chamonix, according to independent reviews.


Distance from Chamonix Station

– 6-minute walk (500 m)

Perfect For: Couples
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Great Choice for Romantic Getaways
Le Cristal de Jade 5-Star Chalet with Reception

Le Cristal de Jade features a 1000 m² wellness centre with an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a steam room and a fitness room.

Every suite includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine, a wine cellar and a kettle. There is also a private bathroom with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

Free private parking is available on site.


Distance from Chamonix Station

– 10-minute walk (800 m)

Location: Located in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Le Cristal de Jade and is a 1-minute walk from Aiguille du Midi cable car and 1 km from Brevent-Flégère ski area.
Perfect For: Couples or group of friends
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4-Star Accommodations in Chamonix:

Ultimate Mountain Luxury
Chalet-Hôtel Hermitage 4-Star Hotel

Chalet-Hôtel Hermitage offers wonderful views of Brevent and Mont-Blanc. The charming hotel has been open since 1920.

It features a relaxing alpine garden featuring 3 outdoor saunas, a pond and a spa bath. Free WiFi.

For skiers, ski storage is provided and there’s a ski bus just 100m away.


Location:

  • Chamonix Train Station: 3-minute walk (200 m)
  • Aiguille Midi 1: 1 km
  • Chamonix – Planpraz Ski Lift: 1.1 km
Perfect For: Couples and families
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Great Choice for Couples
Heliopic Hotel & Spa 4-Star Hotel

This luxury hotel features a 500-m2 Spa with Turkish steam bath, ice cave, indoor swimming pool, Two Hammams and a sauna.

The Heliopic Hotel & Spa is a great choice for couples or skiers.

Rooms offer beautiful views of the mountains and a balcony.

You can treat yourself to local cuisine at the gourmet restaurant Akashon, awarded with a Michelin Bib Gourmand, or enjoy a drink at the bar or on the terrace.

In winter, you can buy ski passes, rent ski equipment and have convenient direct access to the L’Aiguille du Midi Cable Car.


Location:

  • Chamonix Train Station: 11-minute walk (900 m)
  • Aiguille Midi 1: 40 m
  • Chamonix – Planpraz Ski Lift: 900 km
Perfect For: Families and couples
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Excellent Choice for Ski Bunnies
Alpina Eclectic Hotel 4-Star Hotel

Located right in the heart of Chamonix City Center, the Alpina Eclectic Hotel is in an excellent location.

The panoramic restaurant “Le Vista” is located on the 7th floor and offers beautiful views of Mont Blanc. You can also request a room with a view. 

There’s also a buffet breakfast served each morning.

But it’s not just about the views and the food, there’s also a spa and a wellness area with a hot tub, hammam, sauna, massage room and fitness room.

Skiers can rent ski equipment on site. The ski bus is right across the road taking you to the Brevent Cable Car to the Les Flegères, Les Grand Montets and Les Houches slopes.


Location:

  • Chamonix Train Station: 6-minute walk (450 m)
  • Aiguille Midi 1: 800 m
  • Chamonix – Planpraz Ski Lift: 1. 600 m
Perfect For: Couples and group of friends
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Great Mountain Views
Mercure Chamonix Centre 4-Star Hotel

This Mercure hotel is located at the foot of Mont Blanc, in the heart of Chamonix City Centre. This contemporary hotel also has a 24-hour reception. 

Some of the rooms have a balcony and offer stunning views of Mont Blanc views. We recommend booking early and requesting a room with this view.


Distance from Chamonix Station

– 3-minute walk (200 m)

Perfect For: Couples and families
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Great Spa Centre
Pierre & Vacances Premium La Ginabelle 4-Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Chamonix City Center, you’ll find a heated indoor swimming pool, saunas and hammams.


The on-site Deep Nature Spa offers a variety of massages and other treatments, perfect for relieving tired muscles after your TMB adventure.


Distance from Chamonix Train Station

– 2-minute walk (170 m)

Perfect For: Families and group of friends
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Ultimate Mountain Luxury
Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons 4-Star Hotel

Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons offers stunning views of Mont Blanc, Brevent or Les Aiguilles. It offers a heated outdoor pool (28 degrees Celcius), and a wellness centre with a sauna, steam room, massages and beauty treatments.

Each modern room at the Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons has free WiFi, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities (upon request for single rooms) and a private bathroom.

Some rooms have a balcony with views of the mountains.


Distance from Chamonix Train Station

– 11-minute walk (900 m)

Location: This property is just a 10-minute walk from central Chamonix, 200 m from the Aiguille du Midi cable car and 20 m from the bus stop.
Perfect For: Couples and group of friends
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Great Mountain Adventure
Appartement Chesery – 4-Star Apartment

Appartement Chesery offers self-catering accommodation featuring a south-facing terrace with views of the Mont-Blanc.


This apartment offers a living room with sofa bed. You’ll find a sauna in the bathroom along with a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Restaurants, bars and shops can be found 20 m of the property.


Distance from Chamonix Station

– 2-minute walk (150 m)

Location: Located in Chamonix city centre and is 800 m from the ski lifts.
Perfect For: Families and group of friends
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3-Star Accommodations in Chamonix:

Great Choice for Families
Plan B Hotel – Living Chamonix 3-Star Hotel

Plan B Hotel – Living Chamonix features accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.

Rooms are fitted with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels.

Some rooms have a kitchen with a microwave, a fridge and a stovetop and family rooms are also available. If you want any of these features, check that the room you book has them when you book. Ensure you request these when you book. 

This 3-star hotel offers a ski pass sales point and is located 1.2 km from Chamonix Ski School. 


Distance from Chamonix Train Station

– 11-minute walk (950 m)

Location: Situated in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and 19 km from Skyway Monte Bianco.
Perfect For: Families and couples
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Great Mountain Views
Residence Le Carlton 3-Star apartments

Offering mountain views in the heart of Chamonix, these apartments have 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom.


Distance from Chamonix Train Station

– 6-minute walk (300 m)

Location: Residence Le Carlton is situated in the Chamonix City Centre district of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
Perfect For: Group of friends
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Great Choice for Romantic Getaways
Langley Hotel Gustavia 3-Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Chamonix, Hotel Gustavia was built in 1890. It has a bar, room 9, a terraced balcony with views of Mont Blanc and a fireplace in the lobby. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

The rooms feature flat-screen TVs and mountain views. Each room includes a private bathroom. Some rooms also have a balcony, upon request and subject to availability.


Distance from Chamonix Train Station

– 1-minute walk (41 m)

Perfect For: Couples and group of friends
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Great for a Romantic Getaway
Appartements de l’Hôtel de l’Arve 3-Star Aparthotel

Appartement de l’Hôtel de l’Arve offers self-catering apartments within a hotel.

Some apartments feature a private balcony with a view of the mountains. You can request this when you book.

All apartments have a living area with a flat-screen satellite TV, a wardrobe and a bathroom. The kitchenette is equipped with a microwave, dishwasher and stove.

There’s also a sauna, games room and a fitness centre.

The ski shuttle is conveniently located just 100 m away.


Distance from Chamonix Train Station

– 8-minute walk (650 m)

Location: Located in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and a 10-minute walk from the grocery shops and bakeries.
Perfect For: Families and couples
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Hostel Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodations Near Chamonix – If You Have a Car

Great Choice for Families
Aiguille Du Midi 3-Star Hotel

Located in the village of Les Bossons, 3 km from Chamonix this family-run hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a spa centre and a tennis court. The terrace and garden offer spectacular views of the Bossons Glacier and the Mont-Blanc mountain range.

You can relax with a drink at Aiguille’s bar on the garden terrace. Or eat onsite at the Auiguille du Midi restaurant, offering a range of authentic French cuisine made using homegrown vegetables.

In summer, it’s a great choice for outdoor activities like hiking and cycling.

 In winter, there’s a ski pass vendor and ski storage facilities.


Location:

  • Chamonix Train Station: 3 km
  • Aiguille Midi 1: 2.8 km
  • Chamonix – Planpraz Ski Lift: 2.8 km
Perfect For: Families and couples
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Great Mountain Views
Chalet du Gouter 4-Star Apartment

Boasting mountain views, Chalet du Gouter provides accommodation with a terrace and a kettle, around 7 km from Aiguille du Midi. There’s a garden and free private parking.

The chalet is fitted with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with garden views.

A ski pass sales point and ski storage space are offered at the chalet, and guests can go skiing in the surroundings. It’s 3.2 km from Chamonix Ski School.


Distance from Chamonix Station

– 9 minutes by car (4.6 km)

Location: In the Les Praz district of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, close to Chamonix Golf Course.
Perfect For: Families and group of friends
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Great Choice for Skiing
Les Cimes du Montblanc 4-Star Apartment

Situated in Les Houches, close to Les Houches Ski Shool, Les Cimes du Montblanc features accommodation with a garden, a casino and barbecue facilities.

There’s free private parking.

You can rent ski equipment and there’s a ski pass sales point. 


Distance from Chamonix Train Station

– 9 minutes by car (11.6 km)

Location: Located in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and only 20 km from Skyway Monte Bianco.
Perfect For: Couples
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Excellent Choice for Ski Bunnies
Appartement Les Grands Montets 3-Star Apartment

The apartment features two bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom.

It also has free private parking, free WiFi, air conditioning, a bar and ski-to-door access. 

It’s located 

6 km from the Chamonix Ski School and 10 km from Aiguille du Midi.


Distance from Chamonix Train Station

– 16 minutes by car (9.1 km)

Perfect For: Couples and group of friends
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Recommended Accommodation in Les Houches

Great Choice for Families
RockyPop Hotel 3-Star Hotel

This popular hotel is a good choice if you’re on a budget. It features sun terraces, and a food court where you can enjoy hamburgers, pizzas, and French cuisine.

There are board and arcade games available making it a good choice for families.

In winter, ski storage space is available and it’s possible to rent ski equipment. 


Location

  • Télécabine de Bellevue (start of the6 and 7-day TMB hiking tour): 2.5 km
  • Glacier des Bossons Chair Lift: 1.9 km
  • Bellevue Ski Lift: 2.2 km
Perfect For: Families, couples and group of friends
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Great Choice for Families
Les Campanules 2-Star Hotel

Located in the village of Les Houches, Les Campanules is a hotel located a 5-minute drive from the ski slopes. It offers rooms with a furnished balcony and views of Mont Blanc mountain range or the surrounding forest. A spa including a sauna, hammam, fitness room and lounge area is available for an extra charge and can be rented for private use upon prior request.

Free WiFi and satellite TV are provided in each guest room. All of the rooms have a chalet-style décor and a private bathroom.

Regional cuisine is served in the restaurant and packed lunches are available upon request. You can enjoy drinks beside the open fire in the bar lounge, and a buffet breakfast is prepared every morning.

Ski storage and a billiards table are provided on site at hotel Les Campanules. There is also a shaded terrace and a children’s play area.

Free parking is possible on site and the hotel is accessible by the E25 motorway. Lake Geneva is an hour’s drive away.


Location

  • Montenvers – Mer de Glace Train Station: 6,4 km
  • Glacier des Bossons Chair Lift: 3.0 km
  • Bellevue Ski Lift: 1.3 km
Perfect For: Families, couples and group of friends
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Excellent choice for Ski Bunnies
Le Saint Antoine – 2-Star Hotel

Le Saint Antoine, in the ski resort of Les Houches, is in the Mont Blanc region. Its spa has a hot tub, sauna and hamman (free access) and optional massage treatments.

The rooms have an 31 in flat-screen TV with cable channels and free Wi-Fi. The bathrooms have a walk-in shower and private toilet.

After an active day spent skiing or hiking you are invited to retreat to the cozy mountain atmosphere of the hotel’s restaurant where you can enjoy tasty local recipes and pizzas. In the morning, a buffet breakfast is available.

Le Saint Antoine is just 500 m from the ski elevators and close to the toboggan runs and the ice skating rink. A free shuttle service to Chamonix or Les Houches is available in front of the property. Free private parking is available, subject to availability.


Location

  • Glacier des Bossons Chair Lift: 2.7 km
  • Bellevue Ski Lift: 1.5 km
  • Montenvers – Mer de Glace Train Station: 6,2 km
Perfect For: Couples and group of friends
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Great for a Romantic Getaway
Chalet Hôtel du Bois 3-Star Hotel

Chalet Hôtel du Bois features an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and free Wi-Fi in charming surroundings. Private balconies offer views of Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

Accommodations are in a cozy, Savoy-style chalet. Guest rooms are well-furnished and feature all modern facilities for a comfortable stay, including Satellite TV. The modern private bathrooms come with amenities included.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the dining room. The Caprice restaurant serves traditional French dishes as well as Savoy specialties, prepared with fresh local produce. In the summer, guests can dine on the terrace.

Located in the charming village of Les Houches, Chalet Hôtel du Bois is only 5 minutes from the main cable cars and ski slopes, the Merlet Park and the Mont Blanc hiking trails. There is a bus stop just 21 m from the hotel, and Geneva Airport is 50 mi away.


Location

  • Glacier des Bossons Chair Lift: 2.9 km
  • Bellevue Ski Lift: 1.3 km
  • Montenvers – Mer de Glace Train Station: 6,4 km
Perfect For: Couples
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Great Mountain Views
Fontaine du Mont Blanc Hotel & Spa 3-Star Hotel

Fontaine du Mont Blanc Hotel & Spa is located 5 km from Les Houches and 10 km from Chamonix Mont Blanc. Discover a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc Massif and the Chaine des Fiz. In high season, take advantage of the heated indoor swimming pool and the spa consisting of a sauna and a hammam.

A buffet breakfast is prepared every morning from 8 am to 10 am in high season, we also have on-site a restaurant where you can taste regional specialties and cocktails, on the terrace or in front of a fireplace.

Located 10 km from the hotel, the famous town of Chamonix Mont Blanc, visit the Aiguille du Midi (3842 m) and the Mer de Glace arrive at the foot of the glacier by the small red train. Closer still, the authentic village of Servoz at 1.5 km and explore the site of the Georges de la Diosaz, a true jewel of natural beauty, discover the green lake and its many shades of blue and green.


Location

  • Les Chavants Ski Lift: 2.9 km
  • Bellevue Ski Lift: 3.4 km
  • Montenvers – Mer de Glace Train Station: 8,5 km
Perfect For: Families and group of friends
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You can find more places to stay in Les Houches by CLICKING HERE.

Whether you’re doing the TMB, spending summer in Chamonix or skiing, you now know the best accommodations in Chamonix for a great trip.

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