The Best Hotels in Dijon for Every Traveller

Dijon in France has a unique style which youll see in many buildings and hotels.
Dijon in France has a unique style which you'll see in many buildings and hotels.
Christine Wilson

Dijon, the capital of the historic region of Burgundy, is known for its rich food – especially its mustard – and superb wine. Explore the surrounding vineyards or meander down foodie haven Rue du Bossuet, home to the Moulet et Petitjean, which has been making gingerbread since 1796. Read on for the best hotels in the French city as well as some top bed and breakfast Dijon options.

Mama Shelter Dijon

Mama Shelter Dijon, on rue du Maret, next to Saint-Bénigne Cathedral and Jardin Darcy, is located in the former health insurance offices, a brutalist building from the 1960s, listed as a historic French building. By now you should already know that we’re big fans of the the vibe Mama Shelter creates for all sorts of travellers. Just like the Rome property, this opening serves to bring as much of the local community and culture to the forefront of all visitor experiences.

Guests can head to the ground floor 202-seat restaurant to enjoy tasty, local cuisine such as charcoal grilled meats, signature cocktails, and classic Mama Dishes, as well as the Toile de Jouy-inspired décor. Guests can enjoy Mama’s signature restaurant which opens onto two outdoor areas: the veranda terrace and the planted patio.

Mama Shelter

Another highlight of the 120-room property is Mama Shelter’s CineMama, the hotel’s very own private 28-seat cinema where guests can hold private screenings or video conferences, as well as two karaoke bars, four meeting rooms and a petanque court.

Available exclusively on property, Mama Shelter has created its own mustard in collaboration with Edmond Fallot, a family-run, independent company created in 1840. The Edmond Fallot house only uses seeds grown in the region and the traditional stone ground to preserve all their gustatory qualities. Guests can purchase the mustard to spice up their dishes, with a mix of flavours from Mama and Burgundy.

La Cour Berbisey

In a 17th-century building, La Cour Berbisey’s allure begins as soon as you walk through its crimson door. On the other side, you’ll find a serene stone courtyard, full of flowers and climbing vines. Inside the boutique hotel, a neutral palette, antique furnishings and a smattering of modern art pleasingly combines the old with the new. Cap your days exploring Dijon with a dip in the hotel’s indoor heated pool or by relaxing in the sauna.

Maison Philippe le Bon

This four-star boutique hotel is a mere five-minute walk from the 14th-century Palais des Ducs, one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. The hotel is spread over three hôtels particuliers, which overlook a Gothic courtyard. It offers 41 guest rooms, each are decorated in a unique style, mostly using soft colours and bold patterns. Aside from its fabulous location and service, food and drink play a significant role. Maison Philippe le Bon boasts both a fine-dining restaurant, Le Closerie, and a wine bar where you can sample the region’s top drops.

Grand Hôtel La Cloche

One of the grandest hotels in the region

The only five-star hotel in Dijon, the Grand Hôtel La Cloche serves up luxury at every turn. The building dates back to 1884 and stands proudly over the Place Darcy in Dijon’s historic centre. The well-sized guest rooms vary in their style of decor, catering to a range of tastes – some are decorated in striking, vibrant colours, while others offer a softer, more traditional design. The hotel’s elegance extends to a stylish bar, gastronomic restaurant and spa that uses products made with ingredients sourced from Burgundy’s numerous vineyards.

L’Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge

The crisp, clean design of L’Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge mixes elements of nature with a wide spectrum of colours throughout its lounge area and guest rooms. Indulge yourself in the stone-cellar spa, where you can hang out in the steam room or enjoy a nourishing treatment. For dinner, be sure to book a table at the two-Michelin-star restaurant, William Frachot, which features classic Burgundian fare à la carte such as oeufs en meurette (poached eggs in a red-wine sauce) and several tasting menus.

Hôtel Oceania Le Jura

150m (490ft) from Dijon’s main train station, the four-star Hôtel Oceania Le Jura has been in business since 1857 and was completely renovated in 2015. The newly improved hotel features contemporary guest rooms with hardwood floors, fresh white linens and warm tones, alongside tasteful pops of colour. Superior, deluxe and prestige rooms come equipped with a Nespresso machine, and all rooms are air conditioned and have flat-screen TVs. Take advantage of the cosy bar, where you can unwind with a Burgundian wine expertly picked by the knowledgeable bartender. Other amenities include a fitness centre with a sauna and hammam, a heated pool and 24/7 room service.

Hôtel Vertigo

It’s impossible to miss the colourful windows of the boutique Hôtel Vertigo in the centre of Dijon. Kitted out with a sleek bar, a sparkling swimming pool equipped with spinning disco balls and a swanky cigar bar, Hôtel Vertigo is not for those looking for something subdued. Other amenities include a fitness room and an on-site spa with a sauna and hammam.

Hôtel des Ducs

The three-star Hôtel des Ducs offers a comfortable, no-frills stay in the heart of Dijon. This aparthotel offers units with fully equipped kitchens as well as standard hotel guest rooms. If you find yourself in the city for business, be sure to take advantage of the on-site co-working space, which is also available to non-guests. Pets are also welcome here. There is also an escape room game centre in the basement of the hotel, great for team building with colleagues or a fun afternoon with friends.

Le Petit Tertre – Chambres d’hotes

Located in the historic heart of Dijon, this 18th-century guest house comprises five elegant apartments surrounding an inner courtyard. Owned by a Franco-Japanese family passionate about antiques, each residence has been lovingly curated with unique and beautiful items. Depending on which one you choose, other special features include timber beams, four-poster beds and free-standing baths. The daily breakfast, prepared by your hosts, is delivered directly to your room.

Château de Plombières

This beautiful bourgeois residence, five-minutes from Dijon, is another place brimming with old-world French charm. Downstairs, the elegant surroundings feature fine pieces of antique furniture. Above, the various bedrooms have a cosy, quirky style of their own. There is also an attractive terrace and courtyard dotted with tables and chairs. Best of all, you can enjoy fine cooking by your hostess and Burgundy wines chosen by your host.

Caroline Harrap and Cassam Looch contributed additional reporting to this article

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