Strasbourg’s historic city center was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988, and to this day it has preserved its charm and beauty. It is a beautiful example of what a mixture of cultures and influences can create, and visitors will be able to appreciate that in its restaurants, bars and stunning hotels. Read our guide to the best hotels in Strasbourg.
The Cour du Courbeau Hotel is located in an historic building that is a beautiful example of Strasbourg’s late medieval architecture. Its privileged position by the river means that it is close to all of the city’s main sights. Cour du Courbeau was originally a coaching inn that dates back to the 16th century, a time when then the hotel used to have the most exclusive clientèle in the country, with visitors that ranged from dukes to emperors. Nowadays it is accessible to anyone who wants to enjoy a contemporary hotel with tasteful modern design and historic touches.
At Du Côte de Chez Anne, situated in a restored Alsatian house, clients will be able to immerse themselves in a truly authentic setting where they will have the opportunity to learn about the region’s culture and heritage in one of the most chic environments that Strasbourg has to offer. The hotel’s five rooms are decorated to perfection with unique touches and beautiful features such as exposed-beam ceilings and vintage furniture. To top it all off the hotel counts a fine-dining restaurant which showcases local cuisine with an innovative twist.
A two-star hotel, Hotel Suisse is a more affordable option than most of the other hotels on this list, but it is by no means a lesser one. The atmosphere at this establishment differs from that of the other hotels on this list in that it is run by a family, and is therefore cozier and more welcoming than the bigger hotels. The rooms at here have all been decorated according to local tradition, and most of them have partial views of the cathedral. The hotel also offers fun activities such as pastry-making workshops, which set it apart from its competition.
This hotel is also located in a marvellous building with an historic background. Once the national stud farm, it is now one of the best boutique hotels in the city. Its proximity to the picturesque Petite France means that it is an ideal base from which to explore all of the beautiful sights that Strasbourg has to offer. Inside, clients are sure to admire the quirky contemporary design that is seamlessly merged with the building’s original historic features, such as timber beams and trellises.
Not only does Le Bouclier d’Or serve one of the best brunches in Strasbourg, it is also a great option for a cultural stay in this wonderful city. This four-star boutique hotel is situated in what was once a 16th century mansion, which has now been renovated to accommodate modern clients’ needs whilst preserving the building’s historic characteristics. From its awe-inspiring spiral staircase to its frescoes and grand dining rooms, this hotel screams elegance from every corner, and makes for a wonderful stay.
As its name suggests, the Sofitel Grande Ile is located on Strasbourg’s Grande Ile, the old town part of the city. It is a very luxurious establishment, with rooms that are equipped with the best facilities, from special mattresses to WiFi, to make clients’ stay a very pleasant one. The hotel’s highlight, however, is considered by many to be its gourmet restaurant, GOH. At GOH visitors will have the opportunity of enjoying French cuisine that is both traditional and creative, making for an excellent culinary experience.
Hotel Rohan is located in the historic center of Strasbourg, a few meters away from its beautiful cathedral, which is of course one of the main attractions in the city, and from the magnificent Rohan palace. At this hotel guests will be able to enjoy exclusive rooms that are elegantly decorated, but one of the establishment’s most attractive characteristics is the fact that it is home to an excellent Alsatian restaurant. At the hotel’s eatery tourists will discover traditional cuisine from this French region in a relaxing and classy setting.
This hotel also counts a fabulous location in the old town, minutes away from top sights such as the Strasbourg History Museum, the 15th century cathedral, or the Petite France neighborhood, which is one of the most beautiful parts of the city. Although the hotel’s façade is obviously on the older side, upon entering this three-star establishment visitors will be able to appreciate the delicate balance between history and contemporary design that has been established throughout.
Although this is not the only hotel on this list to be located in a typically Alsatian house, it certainly sets itself apart from the others, what with its indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub all easily combined with historic aspects that any half-timbered building of this type would have. The restaurant at Au Cerf d’Or pays homage to the region’s culture and serves a pretty decent array of delicious Alsatian dishes, whilst the bar is a great place to enjoy a drink or a quick snack.
Hôtel Hannong, a four-star hotel, closes our list of the best cultural hotels in Strasbourg. This establishment has clearly placed a lot of emphasis and invested a lot of energy into its design, and it has certainly paid off. It gives off a minimalistic air, whilst still being decidedly chic, and counts some pretty quirky features and adventurous color palettes. One of its best amenities is the lounge bar, which has a great tapas menu as well as some excellent fine wines.