The Best Hotels in Strasbourg for Every Traveller

Relax in serene surroundings, just steps from the city centre
Relax in serene surroundings, just steps from the city centre | Courtesy of Du Côté de Chez Anne / Booking.com
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For Francophiles and Germanophiles, there’s no better convergence of cultures than that of Strasbourg – a fairytale city steeped in medieval history, straddling the border between the two countries. Take your pick of patisseries and delicatessens; lose yourself in one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe; or take in centuries of architecture during a stroll. Here, we round up the best hotels.

1. Hôtel D Strasbourg

Hotel

A spacious and modern bedroom at Hôtel D Strasbourg with a striped carpet, a brown back wall and a TV
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Cherry red interiors add a punchy twist to this city-centre hotel. Rooms follow a more pared-back approach, with neutral colours and breezy blues; this relaxing tone carries through to soft supersize beds with more pillows than you could possibly want. If you really want to unwind, opt for a massage at the in-house spa before retiring to your room. Plonked in the pretty Fossé des Treize in the historic heart of downtown, you’ll be within easy roaming distance of the cathedral, Palais des Rohan, quaint canals and plenty of museums.

2. Hotel Régent Contades

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A white dining room at Hotel Régent Contades with chairs, tables, a chandelier and large golden paintings
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Set inside a 19th-century mansion, this hotel exudes old-world opulence – think gilded furnishings and art nouveau flourishes in every corner, and a wood-panelled cocktail bar that harks back to the city’s medieval heyday. The old city is right on the doorstep of Régent Contades, so you won’t need to wander far to reach the cathedral and other historic sights. And if you grow tired of architecture, there’s always the option of indulging in one of several plant-based treatments in the hotel spa.

3. Maison Rouge

Hotel

A living room at the Maison Rouge Strasbourg Hotel & Spa with a black back wall, a wall-mounted TV, a red rug and a black sofa
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Art deco aficionados won’t know where to look here, with grand golden arches and plush velvet furnishings greeting them on arrival. The four-star Maison Rouge has been operating since 1387, so there’s often a story behind every piece of decor on display here. In the rooms, contemporary fixtures like freestanding egg-shaped bathtubs, super-fast wifi and Nespresso coffee machines bring all the necessary 21st-century elements into play. And when it’s time for some window shopping and cafe culture, the luxury boutique-lined Rue de la Mésange is just around the corner.

4. Pavillon RÉGENT PETITE France

Boutique Hotel

Exterior of the Pavillon REGENT PETITE France, directly next to a river
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Framed by the canals and locks of the River Ill, Pavillon Régent Petite France is set inside a 19th-century timber-beamed building within the medieval Petite France quarter. Some of the architecture here dates back as far as the 14th century – grab a map from the hotel to ensure you don’t miss the most striking facades. Back in the hotel, you’ll find a lavish spa replete with an outdoor hot tub, a sauna, a steam room and a waterside fitness centre. Rooms come furnished with king-size beds and Cinq Mondes toiletries, and overlook the winding streets of the old city.

5. Cour du Corbeau Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Exterior of the Cour du Corbeau Hotel, a traditional building with wooden terraces
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Originally a coaching inn that dates back to the 16th century, the Cour du Courbeau Hotel is a beautiful example of Strasbourg’s late-medieval architecture. Its privileged position by the river puts guests within short walking distance of the city’s main sights. Back in its heyday, the hotel used to have the most exclusive clientele in the country, with guests that ranged from dukes to emperors. Nowadays, it’s accessible to anyone looking for a hotel with historic character and contemporary touches in equal measure.

6. Du Côté de Chez Anne

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Exterior of the Du Côté de Chez Anne, a traditional building with a colourful and flowery garden
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At Du Côte de Chez Anne, situated in a restored Alsatian house, guests will be able to immerse themselves in one of the most authentic-yet-chic environments that Strasbourg has to offer, with the opportunity to learn about the region’s heritage. The hotel’s five rooms are decorated to perfection with unique touches and beautiful features such as exposed-beam ceilings and vintage furniture. To top it all off, the hotel has a fine-dining restaurant that showcases local cuisine.

7. Hotel Suisse

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A hotel room at Hotel Suisse with a striped red carpet, a red chair with foot stool and two white double beds
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A two-star option, Hotel Suisse is more affordable than others on this list, but certainly holds its own. Family-run, the atmosphere is cosier and more personal than the bigger hotels. The rooms here have all been decorated according to local tradition, and most of them have partial views of the cathedral. The hotel also offers fun activities such as pastry-making workshops that set it apart from its competition.

8. Hotel les Haras

Boutique Hotel

A traditional-looking bedroom at Hotel les Haras with a wooden floor, exposed beams and a white double bed
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This hotel also occupies a marvellous building with a historic background. Once the national stud farm, it is now one of the best boutiques in the city. Its proximity to the picturesque Petite France makes it an ideal base from which to explore all of the beautiful sights that Strasbourg has to offer. Inside, guests are sure to admire the quirky contemporary design that is seamlessly merged with original historic features, such as timber beams and trellises.

9. Le Bouclier d'Or

Boutique Hotel

A historical social room at Le Bouclier dOr with grey walls, a grand and traditional wardrobe, a gold-framed painting and assorted chairs and tables
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Not only does Le Bouclier d’Or serve one of the best brunches in Strasbourg, it is also a great option for a cultural stay in this wonderful city. This four-star boutique hotel is situated in what was once a 16th-century mansion, now renovated to accommodate modern needs while preserving historic characteristics. From its awe-inspiring spiral staircase to its frescoes and grand dining rooms, this hotel screams elegance from every corner, and makes for a wonderful stay.

10. Sofitel Grande Île

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The grand- and modern-looking lobby of the Sofitel Grande Ile with green and purple sofas and statues
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Found in Strasbourg’s old town, this luxurious five-star establishment is decorated with warm colours and polished woodwork. Rooms are equipped with rich amenities, from king-size beds to complimentary Hermès products. The hotel’s highlight is its gourmet restaurant, where you can enjoy French cuisine that is both traditional and creative.

11. Hotel Rohan

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A modern hotel room at Hotel Rohan with a double bed, white walls, wooden flooring and two windows with black windows
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Located in the historic centre, this hotel is only a few metres from the beautiful cathedral and from the magnificent Palais des Rohan. Enjoy exclusive rooms that are elegantly decorated, and dine in an excellent Alsatian restaurant, where you can discover traditional cuisine from this French region in a relaxing and classy setting.

12. Hotel Gutenberg

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A hotel room at Hotel Gutenberg with a double bed, a large white headboard with lettering, exposed beams and white steps
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This hotel is also just minutes away from top sights such as the Strasbourg History Museum, the 15th-century cathedral, and the Petite France neighbourhood. Although the facade is on the older side, inside a delicate balance has been struck between history and contemporary design.

13. Logis Hôtel Au Cerf d'Or

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The Hotel Restaurant Au Cerf d’Or, with large tables and chairs with white table cloths on a wooden floor
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This hotel is not just your typical Alsatian house, what with its indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub all easily combined with historic half-timbered aspects. The restaurant at Au Cerf d’Or pays homage to the region’s culture and serves a pretty decent array of delicious Alsatian dishes, whilst the bar is a great place to enjoy a drink or a quick snack.

14. Hôtel Hannong

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A bright and modern double room at Hôtel Hannong with grey walls, a wall-mounted TV, a bathtub and a white bed
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Four star Hôtel Hannong gives off a minimalistic air, while still being decidedly chic; it boasts some pretty quirky features and adventurous colour palettes. One of its best amenities is the lounge bar, which has a great tapas menu as well as some excellent fine wines.

Mischa Smith contributed additional reporting to this article.

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