A full guide to where to stay in Strasbourg, France (+ the best places for the Christmas markets, hotels in Strasbourg Old Town and with parking).
Located on the French-German border, Strasbourg is one of the most charming cities in Europe. Being a part of Germany at one time and of France at another, Strasbourg is a place where French and German cultures collide. This results in picturesque houses, stunning Gothic architecture and mouth-watering food.
Wondering where to stay in Strasbourg, France? My accommodation guide will help you choose the best hotel (or apartment) in the Old Town of Strasbourg. You’ll also find some tips on where to stay if you’re arriving by car or have an early train to catch.
The main reason for my trip to Strasbourg was the Christmas market. I wanted to be as close as possible to the market and the tourist sights, as I didn’t want to spend too much time outside in the cold. In addition, I needed a place not far from the Central train station, because I was travelling by train.
If you’re visiting Strasbourg for sightseeing (and the Christmas market), I’d recommend staying in the Old Town. It’s the most convenient area for tourists. Plus, there are plenty of hotels to choose from, ranging from budget to luxury options.
Most popular hotel in Strasbourg
In a hurry? Looking for a comfy hotel in the historic centre? Then check out Hotel Maison Rouge – it’s the most popular hotel in the Old Town of Strasbourg.
Location is very central, but quiet (in the pedestrian area around Place Kléber). You can easily access the main tourist points of the city. The modern rooms are spacious, equipped with comfy beds.
Why book – next to Place Kléber, spacious quiet rooms, Nespresso coffee machine, Clarins toiletries
Where to stay in Strasbourg, France
- Strasbourg Old Town – for sightseeing
- Grande Île – for the Christmas markets
- Strasbourg-Ville train station – for convenient transport links
- outside the Grande Île – if you’re travelling by car
Old Town – best area to stay in Strasbourg
The best area to stay in Strasbourg is the historic city centre or the so-called Grande Île (Grand Island). All must-see landmarks, nice restaurants and Christmas markets are located here.
If you stay right in the Old Town, you won’t have to walk more than 500m to the furthest attraction. Also if you’re looking for nice restaurants and shopping stores, this is the area where you’ll find them.
Benefits of staying in Old Town
- this is the best area to stay in Strasbourg for tourists
- all of the Christmas markets are within the Old Town
- you can walk everywhere
- the Central train station is less than a 15min walk
- La Petite France, the city’s most picturesque area, is just around the corner
Where to stay in Strasbourg Old Town
Hotels in Strasbourg Old Town (Best for couples)
Located right opposite the Cathedral of Strasbourg, Hôtel Gutenberg is the best place to stay for sightseeing. The hotel features spacious rooms in an urban chic design combined with elegance.
Why book – next to the cathedral, spacious soundproofed rooms, city views, Nuxe bathroom’s amenities
The hotel occupies a renovated Bourgeois-style Mansion from the 16th century opposite La Petite France. Spacious, tastefully decorated rooms with elegant details add to your comfort. It’s a great place to stay for a romantic getaway.
Why book – next to La Petite France, wine bar, wellness centre, spacious boutique rooms
Hotels in Strasbourg Old Town (Best for families)
Hotel Maison Rouge is one of the best places to stay in Strasbourg for families. The location is very central, in the pedestrian area around Place Kléber. You can easily access the main tourist points of the city. The modern rooms are spacious and quiet with comfy beds.
Why book – next to Place Kléber, spacious quiet rooms, Nespresso coffee machine, Clarins toiletries
Located just a few steps from the cathedral, Hotel Suisse features a cosy atmosphere. The traditionally decorated rooms are quiet and equipped with comfy beds (perfect for relaxing).
Why book – next to the cathedral, summer terrace, excellent breakfast, quiet rooms
Luxury hotels in the historic city centre
Hotel & Spa REGENT is one of the best 5-star hotels in the Old Town of Strasbourg. Set in a converted 17th-century mill in the middle of La Petite France, the hotel has an unbeatable location. Rooms are spacious and offer picturesque views of La Petite France. The wellness centre features sauna, hammam and massage treatments.
Why book – next to La Petite France, spacious rooms with picturesque views
If you search for an authentic, but at the same time luxury experience, this hotel is the best choice. It offers awesome views of the river and the half-timbered houses thanks to its location at the heart of La Petite France. Moreover, the hotel itself is set in an old Alsatian house with refined contemporary decor.
Why book – next to La Petite France, excellent breakfast with organic local products, rooms overlooking the canal
Apartments in the historic city centre
These lovely apartments, opposite the cathedral, feature stunning views of the city. The apartments are equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and a kitchen. The accommodation has everything you need – comfort, location and a view.
Why book – next to the cathedral, spacious well-stocked apartments, beautiful views of the cathedral
Les Appartements de la Pléiade are less than 300m away from the cathedral. The kitchen is fully equipped including an oven, a microwave and a toaster. A coffee machine, a kettle and a hairdryer are available, too. It’s a great base to explore the city on foot.
Why book – 200m from the cathedral, quiet apartments with comfortable beds
Where to stay in Strasbourg for Christmas market
All Christmas markets are located within the Old Town (the so-called Grande Île). I’d recommend you staying here if you want to be within walking distance to all of them. The Grande Île is the most convenient place to stay in Strasbourg for the Christmas market.
During the Christmas season, Old Town is closed for vehicle traffic. In addition to this, there are security checks on each entrance to the historic centre. So, if you don’t want to pass through them a few times a day, book accommodation in the Old Town.
Benefits of staying in the Old Town
- at a walking distance to all Christmas markets (you’ll spend less time in the cold)
- close to the Central train station (for a day trip to the Christmas market in Colmar)
- all tourists sights and restaurants will be at your doorstep
Hotel Rohan is at the heart of the medieval quarter of Strasbourg, just a few steps away from the cathedral. Moreover, four of the markets are less than 100m away. And the rest of them are less than 400m away. The hotel is a perfect base to explore the city in December.
Why book – next to the cathedral and 4 Christmas markets, lots of restaurants nearby, comfy and quiet rooms
Hôtel Hannong has the most strategic location for the markets. It’s next to Place Kléber, where the big Christmas tree and shopping stores are. Also, the hotel is close to La Petite France and the Central train station. If you search for an ideal location for the Christmas season, this is the place.
Why book – next to Place Kléber and the Christmas tree, soundproofed rooms, excellent breakfast with handmade bread and French pastries
Best hotels near the Strasbourg train station
If you have an early train to catch or if you’re in Strasbourg for less than a day, consider staying near the train station. The area is very convenient for transport links, including exploring the Alsace region. You can reach Colmar in less than 30min by train!
Moreover, you’ll be still close to the Old Town (less than a 10min walk from the station).
For a classical experience, Best Western Plus Monopole Métropole is the place. This 4-star hotel is very close to the Central train station, only 200m away. It features rooms in traditional Alsatian style and contemporary rooms decorated with original paintings. Also, breakfast is much cheaper than the standard price for breakfast in the city.
Why book – 200m from the train station, air-conditioning, modern bar, baggage storage, 24-hour front desk
This is one of the closest hotels to the Central Railway station. Located opposite the station, this hotel is the best place to stay for an overnight connection. The spacious rooms are quiet, comfortable and well fitted out.
Why book – 50m from the train station, baggage storage, 24-hour front desk, sun terrace
Where to stay in Strasbourg with a car
If you’re travelling by car, I’d recommend you staying outside the Old Town (Grande Île). Most part of the historic centre is a pedestrian-only zone. Moreover, during the Christmas markets, the Grande Île is closed for vehicles.
If you book a hotel outside the Old Town, it will be much easier to access the property. Plus, most of the hotels in the historic centre don’t have their own parking. You’ll have to leave your car in any of the expensive car parks.
To make your choice easier, have a look at the hotels below. All of them are conveniently located near Old Town and have their own private parking.
The hotel occupies an outstanding building from the 18th century next to La Petite France. The decoration of the rooms is inspired by the history of the site (the place used to be a stud farm). The breakfast features local market and organic products and it runs till 12:00 PM on Sundays. Also, gluten-free options are available.
Why book – 250m from La Petite France, private parking, excellent breakfast with a great selection of meats and cheese
Hotel D is situated a few steps away from the historic downtown. This boutique hotel blends traditional with modern design. An iPod dock, a safe, a Nespresso coffee and tea machine are available in the rooms.
Why book – quiet location, 300m from the Old Town, private parking, great facilities in rooms
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