Versailles is a majestic place with a name meaning ‘to keep turning’ in Latin, a phrase which well epitomizes the ever-evolving nature of this fascinating city, a place once existing as farm lands then later as a royal abode and now as a creative center of France. Despite all these changes there is one thing that remains constant in Versailles: its elegance. A great way to soak in this sophistication and luxury first-hand is to spend a couple of nights here, whether in a stately manor or a charming, family-run establishment; here’s our guide to the best hotels in Versailles.
The spectacular Trianon Palace needs no introduction. Located just a few steps from the Chateau De Versailles and only 30 minutes from Paris, this magnificent hotel is home to flawless furnishings, unbeatable service and a first-rate Gordon Ramsay restaurant. Offering several rooms and suites, either in the historic palace or the modern pavilion, all accommodation options include a picturesque balcony, a flat screen TV and a charming fireplace. Breakfast facilities are available in each room, and the hotel’s brasserie and bar offers superlative culinary experiences at any time of the day. A breakfast buffet is served in the restaurant or in bed, whichever you prefer.
Situated in the perfect location for a visit to Versailles and its palace, The Orangerie White-Palacio gets its name from the eponymous part of the castle, and is a cottage exuding a homely and traditional atmosphere. The welcoming hostess here, Patricia White-Palacio, is incredibly accommodating, and the area is surrounded by several popular shops and restaurants which provide many enjoyable activity options. A great breakfast is served here incorporating a plethora of fresh fruit.
The captivating and modern design of Pullman Chateau de Versailles attracts droves of Versailles visitors each year, and the elegance exuded by the property lets customers really experience what life was like in the bygone, classic eras of the city. The hotel’s renowned restaurant serves an array of traditional French dishes in a cozy and contemporary environment, and serves a popular brunch on Sundays. With a gym, fitness center and sauna, as well as direct access to Paris, this is a top choice for a refreshing, relaxing and easy stay in beautiful Versailles.
This picturesque hotel is set in the bustling center of Versailles, and is within walking distance of the Bartabas stables, the antique district of the city and the indoor market. A top spot for history lovers, the venue is located a short walk from the famous Royal Chapel. The rooms here all boast different wallpapers each depicting Chateau related pictures and paintings, creating an innovative and creative space in which to rest your head for the night. Rooms here are adapted for disabled guests, and this is one of the top hotel choices for families in the area.
Located opposite the Palace of Versailles, the incredible and historical setting of Hôtel De France is hard to beat. Decorated in the yesteryear style of a bygone France, luxury and elegance are the key components of all the designs seen here. Ornate, gilded window frames, richly decorated wallpaper and shining sculptures are just a few of the unforgettable fixtures here, and the hotel’s restaurant, the Taverne de Maître Kanter, is open every day until midnight, serving land and sea specialties for every taste.
Situated in Saint Louis, this hotel was built in 1727 as Sieur Louis Delalande’s mansion. Recently redecorated in a way that retains a historic vibe but adds comfortable, modern facilities, the beautiful private garden and state-of-the-art pool room here should not be missed. Recommended for both families and couples, this is a great option for those looking for a charming mixture of old-fashioned Versailles and innovative France, and offers rooms with free wifi and large TVs as well as an array of cute welcome products and shower soaps. Le Café des Arts, the hotel’s personal brasserie, will delight diners with revisited and delicious French dishes.
Housed in an idyllic 18th century property located on Avenue de Paris, the walls of A l’Hôtel Des Roys have housed over 200 years of hisorical comings and goings, and the venue itself is one of the oldest and most charming in the city. It has been voted as one of the best located and best equipped hotels in the area, and offers an amiable atmosphere, expert staff and an excellent ticket service for all nearby attractions.