The Best Boutique Hotels in Dijon

Personalise your next trip to Dijon with a stay at one of the most unique and distinctive hotels in town
Personalise your next trip to Dijon with a stay at one of the most unique and distinctive hotels in town | Courtesy of Hôtel des Ducs / Expedia
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24 April 2021

Foodie heaven? Check. Architecture and history? Check. Art and shopping? Check. Dijon, in the wine region of Burgundy in eastern France, makes for a fabulous city break with a smorgasbord of things to do and see. Here’s our pick of where to stay, bookable with Culture Trip.

Many people also know Dijon for its famed mustard, whose status developed during the 18th century. If you fancy a break from the wine, a mustard tasting might be a fun option. For a more intimate taste of what Dijon has to offer, we’ve selected some of the medieval city’s best boutique hotels, serving up comfort, style and top-rated service.

Hôtel des Ducs

Boutique Hotel
Hôtel des Ducs
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Many people dip into Dijon for its fascinating history, and few hotels are better placed to appreciate it than the Hôtel des Ducs, just a few minutes from the Palace of the Dukes and the Fine Arts Museum. The rooms and apartments have a sophisticated and modern feel, with a well-curated selection of furnishings. A very unique feature of this hotel is that it has its very own in-house escape rooms, with four games to choose from.

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Aparthotel Adagio Access Dijon République

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel
Aparthotel Adagio Access Dijon République
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Central Dijon’s Adagio hotel is a bright, welcoming establishment with a lot of character despite being part of the large aparthotel chain. The common spaces include a library with a football table, a children’s play area and a dining area with a breakfast buffet. All the apartments come with fully equipped kitchenettes, including a microwave, coffee machine and fridge. The Église Saint-Michel de Dijon and the Maison Millière are both less than a kilometre (0.6 miles) away.

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Hôtel Oceania Le Jura Dijon

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The Hôtel Oceania Le Jura has been welcoming guests since 1857
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The Hôtel Oceania Le Jura Dijon exudes class and character, both inside and out, from its wrought-iron balconies overlooking the city centre to the swimming pool housed in a glasshouse. The architecture pays tribute to Dijon’s long history, while all 73 rooms keep things up-to-date, with high ceilings, spacious interiors, a lively colour scheme and beautifully appointed bathrooms. As well as the pool, the hotel offers a Jacuzzi, steam room, hammam, courtyard garden, a lounge with board games and a bar with a quaffable selection of local burgundies.

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Hôtel Wilson – Les Collectionneurs

Boutique Hotel
Hôtel Wilson - Les Collectionneurs
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This quaint little 27-room hotel is named after Place Wilson, Dijon’s largest and best-known square. The establishment itself was renovated from a 17th-century posthouse, as evidenced by the stone walls, Louis Philippe and Louis XIII furnishings and plenty of gorgeous exposed timber. The hotel offers relaxation sessions, private vineyard tours, a bar with 24-hour room service and a breakfast buffet. As well as being adjacent to Place Wilson, the Museum of Fine Arts and Liberation Square are a short walk away.

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La Bonbonnière

Boutique Hotel
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La Bonbonniere
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This hotel actually resides just outside of Dijon in the village of Talant, but the centre of the city is still within easy walking distance. The medieval village is well worth exploring, and the picturesque Kir Lake is also close by. There are just 23 rooms, but they are spacious, well equipped and beautifully designed, with wood panelling, wet-room-style bathrooms, and balconies. The hotel also features an expansive rooftop terrace with a giant chessboard as well as a lounge area. On clear days, Mont Blanc is visible in the distance.

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  • Hôtel Victor Hugo

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    Hotel Victor Hugo
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    Located around 500m (0.3mi) from Darcy Square and almost as close to Dijon Cathedral, the Hôtel Victor Hugo is a charming little establishment with good connections for tourism and a warm, cosy aesthetic. The 23 rooms have simple yet homely furnishings, and most look out over a tree-lined garden. Room service is available for those who fancy having breakfast in bed instead of in the dining room. Wi-Fi and air conditioning are also available.

    Vertigo Hotel

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    Vertigo Hotel
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    In the heart of Dijon, Vertigo ticks all the right French boxes – a Haussmann-style building, sleek interiors and superb wine. This historic property offers 42 modern rooms of varying sizes, with bold monochrome interiors. The Magique Suite features a separate living room with beautiful views over the city. Other perks of this place include a trendy bar and bistro, and a handsome cigar lounge, plus an upscale spa complete with an indoor swimming pool, Turkish baths, a sauna and a state-of-the-art gym.

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    La Cour Berbisey

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    La Cour Berbisey
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    With only five suites, La Cour Berbisey is by some margin the smallest hotel on this list, but that just makes it all the more enticing. Each of the suites inside the 17th-century property is unique, but all of them have a remarkable amount of character, with an attractive blend of antique and modern furnishings. One is even styled after a hunting lodge. As well as the “Living Room” common area, there is also a heated pool and spa hidden in the old stables. The centre of Dijon is a short walk away.

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    Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge

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    Hôtel du Chapeau Rouge
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    While it is currently closed — check its website for news of reopening — the Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge, nestled right in the middle of Dijon, has a restaurant with two Michelin stars, serving a range of inventive small plates and a wine menu handpicked by an award-winning sommelier. There are 28 elegantly modern rooms, with porter service, minibar and high-quality bedding. The hotel also offers a spa with massage treatments, a hammam and a sauna.

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    Hôtel Philippe le Bon

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    Hotel Philippe le Bon
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    The Hôtel Philippe le Bon is just a stone’s throw from the Palace of the Dukes and fits snugly into its historical surroundings, with a Gothic courtyard opening out to five mansions that house the 41 rooms. Exposed wood beams, classical art and gilded wallpaper in the rooms make for an attractive mix, and the hotel also offers a stunningly designed restaurant with traditional Burgundy dishes. There is also a bar with apéritifs in the pretty courtyard.

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    Sylvia Edwards Davis contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on April 24, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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