The Best Hotels in Grenoble, France

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3 May 2021

Colloquially known as the capital of the Alps, Grenoble in southeastern France boasts a stunning mountainous backdrop. Whether you love to ski in winter, hike in the summer, or explore this cultural hub at any time of year, these are the best hotel choices, bookable with Culture Trip.

While the great outdoors is within reach, there’s a wealth to explore in the charming city of Grenoble, which is divided by the hefty Isère River. The historic quarters promise to charm with café-lined streets and world-class galleries. And a trip to Grenoble wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the bubble cable car, which floats above the city to La Bastille hill. Come nightfall there is a vibrant bar and pub scene, too, with 45,000 students based in the metropolis.

Château & Spa de la Commanderie

Hotel
4.2/5 (195 Reviews)
240955216
Courtesy of Château & Spa De La Commanderie / Booking.com | Courtesy of Château & Spa De La Commanderie / Booking.com

What do the Knights Templar, instigators of the French Revolution, pioneering industrialists and your fine self have in common? Or rather, could have in common? They’ve all stayed at the Chateau de la Commanderie during its 700-year history. So why should you? Located 10 minutes from Grenoble city centre, the chateau is surrounded by sprawling green gardens of neat topiary and shady pines, only interrupted by an opulent pool and awnings for dining alfresco. Chef Rui Rouxinol sources ingredients from local producers for his menus; opt for “traditional” for classic dishes or “discovery” for playful flavours and textures. Similarly, choose between a historic or modern room, some with balconies, when making your booking. Sip a herbal tea in the spa, which is organised around five Feng Shui elements (water, fire, metal, wood, rock), and alternate between the jacuzzi and hammam, before heading out to sip champagne on the lawn.

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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

1924 Hotel Grenoble

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Map View
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Courtesy of 1924 Hôtel Grenoble / Booking.com

The Scandinavian stylings of the 1924 – deliberately cool and uncluttered, with its cosy fireplace and winter garden – offer a calming break from the bustle of the city. Rooms, basic but comfortable, are awash with calming hues of lilac, white and grey. Don’t miss breakfast, which includes fresh goods from specialist local producers, such as overnight baked bread from artisanal baker Talamelerie – known for producing over 40 varieties of bread – regional PDO cheeses, organic eggs, and fresh juices. There are also regular events, such as wine tastings, in the hotel’s communal areas, so make sure you check the agenda.

Mercure Grenoble Centre Alpotel

Hotel
4.1/5 (157 Reviews)
114588908
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Groovy, funky, playful. Any of these adjectives fit the mood of this hotel where anyone having trouble sleeping can easily begin to trace the contour lines of the minimalist map murals on guest room walls; a fittingly local alternative to counting sheep. Located close to the city’s Alpexpo convention centre, and not far from the winter sports resorts, the hotel is an easy base for a mix of business travellers and families taking to the slopes. Upgrade to the Privilege room category for a minibar and tea and coffee-making facilities and a view towards the fortress.

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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Hôtel Chavant

Hotel
4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
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Courtesy of Hôtel Chavant / Expedia

Escape to the countryside with a stay at this family-run inn at the edge of the woods, where you’ll be awakened by birdsong. Located on the edge of the city, and home to the Chavant family since 1852, you’ll find eccentric touches including taxidermy parrots in glass domes and oil paintings of ancestors. Lounge by the pool under lime trees, or the shade of a 100-year-old magnolia tree, or sip Armagnac by the fireplace. Head to the little blue cabin on the grounds for a cocktail. Then retire to rooms adorned with chandeliers and plump floral furnishings for a heavenly night’s sleep.

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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Le Grand Hôtel Grenoble

Hotel
4.6/5 (769 Reviews)
12697035
Courtesy of Le Grand Hôtel Grenoble / Booking.com
This sophisticated boutique hotel dates back to 1870 and it boasts a prime location, just a stone’s throw from the Hubert Dubedout-Maison du Tourisme tram stop as well as the Place Grenette market and some of Grenoble’s best restaurants. All rooms feature free wifi, minibars, and flat-screen televisions, and visitors can upgrade to rooms that offer balconies or to suites. Don’t miss the library and meeting room, as well as the convenient valet parking service.
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Free Wifi
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

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  • Europole Hotel

    Hotel
    3.8/5 (29 Reviews)
    7074436
    Courtesy of Hotel Europole / Booking.com
    This chic and contemporary hotel is located right by the Palais de Justice tram stop and is also just a few minutes from the city’s train station. The hotel’s terrace is perfect for relaxing, and the on-site brasserie and bar are excellent. Business travellers can make use of the meeting rooms and business suite.
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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Park Hotel Grenoble by MGallery Collection

    Hotel
    4.4/5 (69 Reviews)
    27412520
    Courtesy of Park Hôtel Grenoble / Booking.com
    A four-star hotel, the Park Hotel Grenoble is a bit of a distance from the city centre but more than makes up for it with its 21ha (52 acres) of greenery and stunning views of Paul Mistral Park. Come summer, the park becomes the city’s back garden and venue for numerous festivals and concerts. Rest your head in style amidst the hotel’s chic decor – think wingback chairs, dark red walls, and library-chic elegance – and don’t miss the spa and fitness centre. Oh, and the lounge bar is a top spot for a nightcap after a day of exploring.
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    Free Wifi
    Full-service spa
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Hotel Novotel Grenoble Centre

    Hotel
    4.1/5 (378 Reviews)
    275171505
    Courtesy of Novotel Grenoble Centre / Booking.com
    Named for the Europole business district in which it is located, this hotel offers rooms with free wifi and work spaces, and most serve up mountain views, too. Other perks of this place include a video games room for kids, a French restaurant, bar, fitness suite, and a business area with three conference rooms – making it ideal for business travellers.
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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Okko Hotels Grenoble Jardin Hoche

    Hotel
    4.6/5 (621 Reviews)
    37027675
    Courtesy of Okko Hotels Grenoble Jardin Hoche / Booking.com
    Hyper-modern inside and out, this four-star hotel features contemporary and stylish rooms fully equipped with modern amenities. You won’t find a lobby, lounge or dining space here. Instead, you’ll find one communal space, The Club, which acts as an all-inclusive space in which to work, dine and relax, with a terrace overlooking the Jardin Hoche and surrounding gardens. The hotel is also located in Europe’s first eco-district, where low-consumption buildings are powered by solar thermal panels. Don’t miss the hotel’s daily apéritivo hour featuring local, organic antipasti, washed down with a choice of wine, spirits or champagne.
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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Full-service spa
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Hotel Mercure Grenoble President

    Hotel
    4.1/5 (173 Reviews)
    109413191
    Hotel Mercure Grenoble President | Courtesy of Hotel Mercure Grenoble President / Booking.com
    Modern and funky, this hotel is situated in a peaceful and residential area just a short walk from the Foch-Ferré tram stop and offers contemporary rooms, a sauna and fitness centre, a bar, a Mediterranean restaurant, free parking, and a generous business meeting space. Who says you can’t have it all?
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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Restaurant
    Full-service spa
    Business Centre
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Madeleine Bazil contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on May 3, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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