Top Cultural Hotels in Vieux Lyon, France

Bright.|©Connie Ma
Bright.|©Connie Ma
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4 September 2018

Vieux Lyon gives visitors a unique insight into the expansive cultural and historical history that makes up Lyon, France. Vieux Lyon is known for its countless immaculate restaurants, adorable shops and historical monuments. Lyon is a beautiful destination, and this is our list of the top cultural hotels in Vieux Lyon.

Hôtel Saint Paul

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Another beautiful traditional option, this hotel is located in a 14th-century building in old town. Rooms have a very down-to-earth feel because of their stone arches and wood beam ceilings, but all come equipped with TVs, bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is pet- and child-friendly, as well as smoke-free. This is the place to stay for a low-key traditional environment in old town that comes with all of the necessities.

Hotel Mercure Beaux Arts

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This four-star hotel has an extremely modern atmosphere and was built in the 19th century. All rooms come with WiFi, flat screen TVs, rainfall shower heads, and minibars. The hotel has a meeting space for guests who may need to do work in groups, as well as a lobby bar, so this hotel is a great option for people in Lyon on business. This is also a great spot for people interested in viewing theatrical productions, as it is located right next to Lyon’s Théâtre des Célestins.

Le Phénix

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Vieux Lyon and Fourvière
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Placed in a 16th-century building, certain rooms in this beautiful hotel offer views of the river. Guests can get breakfast in a glass-enclosed dining room with a riverfront terrace. The ideal hotel if you want to be by the water, Le Phénix is not as in the heart of the action as the other hotels, but it offers some refuge within the city while still having access to all the attractions.

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Grand Hôtel des Terraux Lyon

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The cheery and upscale rooms in the Grand Hôtel are individually decorated, meaning there are unique personalities within every room. All rooms feature flat screen TVs and free WiFi. This hotel is a must for water lovers, as in addition to being a block away from the Saône river, it features a pool and a hot tub for guests to use. Breakfast is also available to guests for an additional fee. The main lobby is quirky, and they have an art deco bar, so be sure to say hello to the friendly staff on the way to your room.

Cour des Loges

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This upscale hotel has a different atmosphere within every single room, varying between vintage and modern. The hotel has a spa and a pool available to guests, and dinner served in their courtyard restaurant. Cour des Loges is surrounded by delicious restaurants and small shops, so guests will never be bored with their surroundings. The vibe of the hotel is classic beauty, but the hotel is not lacking in benefits.

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Mon Hôtel Particulier

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Situated in a traditional 16th-century building, Mon Hôtel Particulier has gorgeous spiral stairways and large doorways. The location of Môn Hotel cannot be beat, as it has a number of delicious restaurants offering Lyonnaise cuisines just outside. Guests should be aware that there is no elevator in the building, so be sure to request a first-floor room if you require special accommodations. Their suites each have wood ceiling beams and exposed stone walls to add to the rustic effect.

Hôtel des Célestins

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Vieux Lyon Streets
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This adorable hotel is located between Place Bellecour and Place des Jacobins, right in the thick of the action of old Lyon. Guests have access to all the shops and restaurants, as well as close proximity to the metro to travel anywhere out of walking distance. Room size is dictated by party size, but guests of all room sizes can look forward to antique furniture, Persian carpets, and marble fireplaces.

Villa Florentine

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Visit the Basilica or Curiosities Park for an incredible view of Lyon
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A stunning 17th-century hotel located on a hillside, providing guests with an incomparable view of Lyon. To better their experience, guests also have access to a garden area, an outdoor heated pool, and a Jacuzzi. This is the go-to hotel for guests looking to immerse themselves in the environment surrounding the hotel. The hotel also offers a sauna and a gym. Look out for the absolutely unbeatable view, as well as the friendly staff.

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