Where to stay in Colmar in the Alsace in France? The charming town has amazing hotels, stunning luxury stays and historic boutique hotels. There are actually so many great options it can be overwhelming to choose the right place to stay in Colmar. Because the picturesque Alsace town known for its half-timbered houses, picturesque squares and charming streets is packed with beautiful places to stay. This blog will help you find the perfect hotel for your visit to Colmar. What are the best places to stay in Colmar? And which hotels are recommended there?
- Most beautiful boutique hotel in Colmar: James Boutique Hotel
- Best budget accommodation in Colmar: Hotel Arc-En-Ciel
- Best luxury hotel in Colmar: L’Esquisse Hotel & Spa
- Most romantic place to stay in Colmar: Hotel Le Marechal
- Best family accommodation in Colmar: Hotel Le Rapp
Where to stay in Colmar
Colmar is one of the larger towns in the Alsace wine region, but the sights and charming streets are located close together in the old town. The old part of Colmar consists of the historic city center and the charming Little Venice, where you find most of the tourist attractions. The Old Town is therefore the perfect place to stay when visiting Colmar. There isn’t much interesting outside the Old Town, but hotel options are usually much cheaper there. Staying near the train station can also be practical for those who visit the city by train. The train station is actually one of the hidden gems of Colmar because of its special architecture.
The best neighborhoods of Colmar:
- Vieux Colmar (translated: Old Colmar) with most of the half-timbered houses, museums and places of interest.
- Little Venice which is technically part of the old center, but is located just a little further south and is characterized by half-timbered houses along the water.
- Saint-Leon north of the old town, where it’s less touristy and accommodation is much cheaper.
- At the train station west of the old town, where hotels are also more affordable but within walking distance of Vieux Colmar.
The 8 best places to stay in Colmar
Where to stay in Vieux Colmar
#1 James Boutique Hotel
James Boutique Hôtel Colmar is located on the edge of the old town. It is a beautiful boutique hotel with a modern and stylish interior in the lobby and breakfast room as well as in the hotel rooms. With details such as gold-coloured lamps, special wallpaper, beautiful design lamps and velvet cushions and chairs, the interior style is very contemporary.
James Boutique Hotel has its own parking, for which you pay an extra €16 per day. There is a bar and a breakfast room where an extensive breakfast is served every morning.
#2 Chateaux La Maison Des Tetes
La Maison Des Têtes is centrally located in the historic city center. The Unterlinden Museum is 400 meters away and the Christmas markets on Place Jeanne d’Arc in winter are just 550 meters from the hotel. The historic hotel in Colmar is housed in an authentic building from the seventeenth century. It is one of the old half-timbered houses that Colmar is famous for.
The authentic details of the old building have been well preserved. Many of the rooms have beautiful beamed ceilings, the shady courtyard offers a perfect view of the classical facade and the breakfast room has its authentic wood panelling. Apart from those historic details, the rooms and suites of Châteaux La Maison Des Têtes have been completely modernized with all the comforts and conveniences of today. They have comfortable box-spring beds and the modern interior is bright and stylish.
#3 Le Rapp
Hotel Le Rapp has a central location in the heart of old Colmar. The Christmas markets at Place des Dominicains are 290 meters away and the Unterlinden Museum is only 600 meters away. The train station is also within walking distance, less than a kilometer from hotel Le Rapp.
The hotel is modern and furnished with an eye for design. You can still see some traces of the long history of the building, such as in the stained glass windows in the restaurant. The rooms are spacious and equipped with a comfortable bed and air conditioning. There are both double suites and family rooms. Le Rapp provides its guests with every possible luxury with its own indoor pool, haman, sauna, steam bath and restaurant with traditional dishes and wines from Alsace.
#4 L’Esquisse Hotel & Spa
This 5-star hotel with its own spa is located in the heart of Vieux Colmar on the Parc du Champ de Mars, a green oasis park with a historic carousel, creperie and shady lanes. L’Esquisse is the city’s most luxurious hotel with a swimming pool, on-site restaurant and spa.
The city hotel has 62 rooms and suites. All spacious rooms offer ultimate comfort and luxury with a king-size box spring, balconies with a view of the park and a stylish interior. There is free wifi throughout the hotel and guests can use the private parking.
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#5 Hotel Le Colombier
Le Colombier is located in the district of La Petite Venise, so in the heart of old Colmar and close to all the sights of the city. The hotel is located in one of the historic half-timbered houses for which the town is known. Guests can relax in the bar or in the garden.
The rooms and suites are modern and luxuriously furnished with large box-spring beds and stylish furniture. In our opinion, Le Colombier is one of the most stylish and beautifully decorated hotels in Colmar. The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV and private bathroom with bathrobes and free toiletries. The hotel serves an extensive buffet breakfast every morning.
#6 Hotel Le Maréchal
Le Maréchal is located in one of the oldest buildings in the city. The hotel building was built in 1565 on the original fortress walls of Colmar. With a central location in La Petite Venise, the sights of the old town and the squares with the winter Christmas markets can be reached within a few minutes.
The rooms and suites are romantically decorated with brocade and antique furniture. Most rooms have a beautiful view of the canal that Little Venice is famous for. Le Maréchal also includes restaurant A l’Echevin serving traditional and regional dishes. In the summer you can eat on the beautiful terrace by the river.
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#7 Hotel Arc-En-Ciel
If you’re looking for a budget hotel in Colmar, Hotel Arc-En-Ciel is a top choice. The hotel is located in the Saint-Léon district, north of the historic center. In a 10 to 15 minute walk you are already at the half-timbered houses and other highlights of Vieux Colmar.
The hotel has its own car park for hotel guests, an outdoor terrace, a bar and a veranda. The rooms are modern and cozy. In addition to the double rooms, the hotel offers family rooms.
Where to stay near the Colmar train station
#8 Grand Hotel Bristol
With a location right opposite Colmar’s main train station, Grand Hôtel Bristol is the perfect choice for those visiting Colmar by train. The hotel has its own underground parking garage as well. The Christmas markets and half-timbered houses of the old town are just a few minutes away.
The beautiful hotel is one of Colmar’s best design hotels. With gold accents, designer furniture, pastel tones and wooden floors, Grand Hôtel Bristol has a beautiful contemporary design. The hotel also has its own brasserie with regional dishes, a sauna and hamman and a fitness centre.