Where to Stay in Strasbourg (+ Best Hotels Old Town)

A complete guide to where to stay in Strasbourg (+ the best places to stay for the Christmas market, hotels in Strasbourg Old Town and near the train station).

Located in the northeast of France, near the border with Germany, Strasbourg is the capital of the Grand Est region. The city is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and unique blend of French and German culture. Its historic centre, Grande Île, features charming cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and picturesque canals.

My complete guide to where to stay in Strasbourg will help you pick the perfect hotel (or apartment) in the Old Town for your holiday. I’ve also listed some great places with parking (if you’re travelling by car) and hotels near the train station.

Where I stayed in Strasbourg

My favourite area to stay in Strasbourg, whether I’m visiting for the Christmas market or during the summer, is the Old Town. I stayed there during my first trip in December, and it was an ideal choice. Not only all the tourist attractions are situated in the Old Town, but it’s also less than a 10-minute walk to the train station, which is convenient if you’re travelling by train.

My favourite place to stay in Strasbourg: Hotel Léonor
Why: fantastic central location, within walking distance of everything
What I like: spacious modern rooms, excellent restaurant and breakfast

If you’re visiting Strasbourg for sightseeing (or the Christmas market), I highly recommend staying in the Old Town. It’s the most convenient area for tourists, with all attractions (including Petite France and the cathedral), popular restaurants, and the train station just a short walk away.

Most popular hotel in Strasbourg

Looking for a great hotel, conveniently located in the heart of the Old Town of Strasbourg? Then check out Hannong Hotel & Wine Bar – it is the most popular hotel in the city.

Hannong Hotel & Wine Bar – Most popular

Guest rating: 8.6 | 4,740+ reviews

Hotel Hannong is the perfect base to explore Strasbourg. It is ideally located in the Old Town, halfway between the train station and the cathedral. The hotel boasts a fantastic wine bar, Black&Wine, and a rooftop bar. The tasty breakfast features fresh Alsatian products from the producers and artisans of the region.

Why book – 5min walk to Petite France, wine and rooftop bar, exceptional breakfast

strasbourg cathedral old town
Strasbourg Cathedral is situated right in the heart of the Old Town

Tips for booking a hotel in Strasbourg

Book early – Strasbourg is one of the most popular European destinations in December, so
book your accommodation early if you’re visiting the city for the Christmas market.

Visiting Strasbourg for the first time? Then take a look at my complete guide for one day in Strasbourg. It covers all must-see attractions (including how to see the Astronomical Clock show) and some fantastic restaurants for Alsatian cuisine.


Where to stay in Strasbourg Old Town

  • Grande Île – for sightseeing (Hôtel LÉONOR – best hotel in the Old Town)
  • Place Kléber – for the Christmas market (Hotel Boma – best hotel near Place Kléber)
  • Strasbourg Train Station – easy access to trains (Hôtel Tandem – best hotel near the station)
  • Outside the Grande Île – if you’re travelling by car (Hotel Les Haras – best hotel with parking)

Old Town – best area to stay in Strasbourg for sightseeing

The best area to stay in Strasbourg is the Old Town (the historic city centre), also known as the Grande Île. The Old Town with its half-timbered houses and picturesque canals is the city’s most charming area. Here you’ll find some of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the Strasbourg Cathedral and La Petite France.

Located at the heart of the city, the Grande Île (meaning ​​big island in French) is surrounded by the Ill River. The river splits into several channels, creating an island-like effect. The area is relatively small, covering about 1.2 square kilometres (0.46 square miles), but it is packed with cultural and architectural treasures.

Grande Île (the Old Town) is very compact, making it easy to explore on foot. Staying in the historic centre means you can walk to attractions, museums, and shops without needing to use any transportation at all.

If you’re looking for nice restaurants and shopping stores, the Old Town is where you’ll find them. L’Atelier 116 is a great breakfast spot, while La Corde à Linge and Binchstub are fantastic Alsatian restaurants.

Discover the city’s most famous spots and hidden gems on this Walking Tour with a Local Guide. You’ll also learn about Strasbourg’s fascinating history and get recommendations for local restaurants.

Grande Île is where I always choose to stay in Strasbourg. I highly recommend the area for first-timers because it’s incredibly convenient for both sightseeing and exploring the Christmas market!

Why stay in Strasbourg Old Town for sightseeing

  • Grande Île is the best area to stay in Strasbourg for tourists, as all attractions and popular restaurants are within walking distance
  • Strasbourg Cathedral, La Petite France, and Rohan Palace will be just a short stroll away from your hotel
  • the Central Railway Station (Strasbourg-Ville station) is a convenient 10 to 15 minutes away on foot (in case you’re arriving by train)

Best hotels in Strasbourg Old Town

BOMA easy living hotel – Most popular

Guest rating: 8.8 | 3,470+ reviews

Hotel Boma, nestled in the heart of the Grande Île near Petite France, is the perfect starting point to explore Strasbourg. The modern rooms are cosy and come with high-quality bedding, featuring custom-made mattresses and plant-based memory foam pillows. The train station is just a short 10-minute walk away, making it convenient if you’re travelling by train.

Why book – 5min walk to Petite France, super comfy beds, great restaurant


Hôtel & Spa Le Bouclier D’or – Best rated

Guest rating: 9.0 | 1,140+ reviews

The hotel occupies a renovated Bourgeois-style Mansion from the 16th century in the charming Petite France. The spacious, tastefully decorated rooms with antique furniture add to your comfort. The wellness centre offers a steam room, a sauna with Liftlight, and a whirlpool for relaxation. The wine bar, Meyerhof bar, with its relaxed Parisian decor and 16th-century mural frescos, is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploring.

Why book – great location in Petite France, lovely wine bar, spacious boutique rooms

Luxury hotels in Strasbourg Old Town

Hotel & Spa Regent Petite France – Most popular

Guest rating: 8.7 | 1,940+ reviews

For an unforgettable stay, reserve a room at Hotel & Spa Regent Petite France. This luxurious hotel occupies a converted 17th-century mill in the heart of Petite France. The wellness centre features a sauna, fragrant hammam, salt grotto, and ice fountain. Be sure to visit the Champagne bar, boasting an impressive selection of over 20 types of champagne!

Why book – on the canals in Petite France, spacious rooms with river views, private parking


Maison Rouge Hotel & Spa – Best rated

Guest rating: 8.8 | 1,310+ reviews

Maison Rouge Hotel is ideally situated in the pedestrian area around Place Kléber, in the middle of the Old Town. The location is ideal for sightseeing, with Petite France and the cathedral just a 5-minute walk away. The 1387 Bar restaurant offers a selection of excellent wines and fantastic cocktails. Make sure to visit the Spa, where you can experience the rejuvenating benefits of vinotherapy, using the power of the vine and grape.

Why book – 5min walk to the cathedral, bar with fantastic cocktails, Spa with vinotherapy

Apartments in Strasbourg Old Town

Life Renaissance Place Kléber – Most popular

Guest rating: 9.0 | 3,050+ reviews

The Life Renaissance apartments are set in a historic building right on Place Kléber. The location is superb, just a short stroll from Petite France and the cathedral. The apartments are spacious with comfy beds, and a well-equipped kitchen. Some even include balconies with views overlooking the Christmas market at Place Kléber during December.

Why book – 5min walk to the cathedral, next to a supermarket, private parking


Life Cathedrale Place Gutenberg – Best rated

Guest rating: 9.1 | 920+ reviews

The apartments are positioned in the heart of the Grande Île, just 2 minutes away from the cathedral. Restaurants, shops, and everything you need are conveniently at your doorstep. The kitchen is fully equipped for a comfortable stay, providing a home away from home experience.

Why book – 2min walk to the cathedral, easy check-in, fully-equipped kitchen

grande ile
Grande Île is the best place to stay in Strasbourg

Place Kléber – Where to stay in Strasbourg for Christmas market

Strasbourg is home to one of the most famous Christmas markets in Europe. It is also
one of the most festively decorated cities on the continent during the holiday season. The city earned its title as the Capital of Christmas for a good reason. Thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the historic buildings of the Old Town, creating a magical atmosphere.

The best place to stay in Strasbourg for the Christmas market is Place Kléber. This is the city’s central square, home to one of the main Christmas markets and the Grand Sapin (the big Christmas tree). Staying nearby puts you right in the middle of the holiday atmosphere, making it easy to reach the market stalls and enjoy the festive decorations.

Find everything you need to plan the perfect winter holiday in my complete guide to the Strasbourg Christmas Market.

During my last December visit to the Christmas market, I stayed near Place Kléber. It proved incredibly convenient, being within walking distance of all the markets and restaurants!

Why stay near Place Kléber for the Christmas market

  • Place Kléber is the most central area to stay in Strasbourg for the Christmas market
  • Place Kléber hosts one of the city’s largest Christmas markets, and it’s where you’ll also find the Christmas tree
  • the rest of the Christmas markets, including the ones at Place de la Cathédrale and Place Broglie, are less than a 10-minute walk away
  • the Central Railway Station (Strasbourg-Ville station) is within walking distance, convenient for a day trip to Colmar

Hotel Boma – Best mid-range

Guest rating: 8.8 | 3,470+ reviews

Hotel Boma is the ideal starting point to explore the Christmas markets in the Old Town. It is situated right between Petite France and Place Kléber, where you’ll find the Christmas tree and one of the main markets. Rooms are modern and cosy, featuring high-quality bedding with custom-made mattresses. The train station is only a quick 10-minute walk, convenient for a day trip to Colmar Christmas Market.

Why book – 5min walk to the Christmas markets, super comfy beds, great restaurant


Maison Rouge Hotel & Spa – Best luxury

Guest rating: 8.8 | 1,310+ reviews

For a special Christmas holiday, reserve a room at Maison Rouge Hotel & Spa. This hotel is perfectly located in the pedestrian zone near Place Kléber, where you’ll find the main Christmas market. The other main markets at Place Broglie and Place de la Cathédrale are just a 5-minute walk away. Don’t miss the fantastic cocktails at 1387 Bar restaurant and the excellent Spa, where you can enjoy the revitalizing effects of vinotherapy.

Why book – 5min walk to the Christmas markets, bar with fantastic cocktails, Spa with vinotherapy

strasbourg old town christmas decorations
Stay in Strasbourg Old Town if you’re visiting for the Christmas market

Best hotels near Strasbourg train station

The Strasbourg train station (Strasbourg-Ville station) is situated about a 10-minute walk from the Old Town (Grande Île). The area is perfect if you need to catch an early train or if you’re staying in Strasbourg for less than a day. You can easily plan a day trip to Colmar (just a 30-minute train ride away) or continue your journey to Paris (only a 1 hour and 40-minute train ride).

Exploring the city’s top attractions is also effortless. Petite France is just a 10-minute walk away from the train station, and the Strasbourg Cathedral is a 20-minute walk away.

However, if you plan to stay for more than one night, I recommend staying in the heart of Grande Île, as the area is much more charming, especially during the Christmas season.

Here are some of the best hotels near Strasbourg train station.


Hôtel Tandem – Most popular

Guest rating: 9.0 | 4,900+ reviews

Situated on the historic Place de la Gare, Hôtel Tandem is just a 2-minute walk from the train station. This eco-friendly boutique hotel offers modern rooms in a beautifully restored building from 1892. The breakfast is fantastic, featuring local organic products and hand-made pastries and bread. You can also enjoy some excellent bio wines at the bar and wine library.

Why book – 2min walk to the train station, 24-hour reception, exceptional organic breakfast


Best Western Plus Monopole Métropole – Second best option

Guest rating: 8.5 | 3,790+ reviews

Located between the Grande Île and the train station, this hotel is an ideal base for a short stay. You’ll be less than 5 minutes from the train station and just a 10-minute walk from Petite France. There are two lounges where you can relax – Lounge 1945, beautifully decorated in the Alsatian style, and Salon Verrière, with cosy leather sofas and Alsatian antiques.

Why book – 4min walk to the train station, 24-hour reception, excellent breakfast

neustadt palais rhin
Stay outside the Old Town of Strasbourg if you’re travelling by car

Best hotels in Strasbourg with parking

If you’re travelling by car, I’d recommend you stay outside the Old Town (Grande Île). A lot of areas of the historic centre are pedestrian-only, making driving difficult. Moreover, during the Christmas market, access to the Grande Île is strictly regulated and parking is prohibited. Also, many hotels in the Old Town don’t have their own parking, so you’ll need to park in one of the expensive car parks nearby.

If you still prefer to be close to everything, you can leave your car in any of the numerous parking lots near the Grande Île and stay in the Old Town. Find out more info about parking and available parking lots here.

For convenient hotels with parking located just outside the Old Town, check out my suggestions below.


Hotel Les Haras – Most popular

Guest rating: 9.0 | 2,880+ reviews

If you’re travelling by car, Hotel Les Haras is the best choice. It is located right outside the Old Town, within a 5-minute walk from the historic Petite France and easy access via the A35 motorway. Housed in an 18th-century historic building (a former stud farm), the hotel offers modern rooms and a great Spa with a sauna, hammam, and swimming pool. There is an outdoor parking lot and a private closed garage, where you can charge your electric or hybrid vehicle. Be sure to visit Brasserie des Haras for French culinary classics or Alsatian specialities.

Why book – 5min walk to Petite France, private valet parking, easy access from the highway


Régent Contades – Second best option

Guest rating: 8.6 | 2,520+ reviews

Located in Neustadt, next to the River Ill, Régent Contades is just a 10-minute stroll from the Grande Île, the historic city centre. The hotel is housed in a 19th-century luxury residence, boasting a magnificent pink Vosges sandstone frontage. At the Regency bar, situated on the ground floor, you can sample Alsatian wines, Champagnes, and an impressive selection of international whiskies. Régent Contades is easily accessible via A35 and A5 highways and it offers private parking for guests.

Why book – 10min walk to the Old Town, private parking, easy access from the highway

Faqs about where to stay in Strasbourg

What area of Strasbourg to stay in?

The best area to stay in Strasbourg is the Grande Île, the historic city centre. This is the most charming area of the city, featuring cobblestone streets and historic buildings. You’ll be within easy walking distance of attractions like the Strasbourg Cathedral, Petite France, and popular restaurants.

Where is the best place to stay in Strasbourg?

The best place to stay in Strasbourg is Hotel Léonor. Situated in the heart of the Old Town, this hotel offers easy access to all attractions, including the cathedral, Petite France, and the train station, all within walking distance.

Is it worth staying in Strasbourg?

Yes, staying in Strasbourg is definitely worth it. Strasbourg offers a unique mix of French and German culture, beautiful buildings and tasty food. You can wander around the historic Old Town with its charming streets and canals and famous spots like the Strasbourg Cathedral or Petite France.

Best hotels to stay in Strasbourg, France

🔝 Most popular hotelHannong Hotel & Wine Bar8.6 | 4,740+ reviews
🏩 Best mid-range hotelHôtel LÉONOR9.2 | 3,390+ reviews
💎 Best luxury hotelHotel & Spa Regent Petite France8.7 | 1,940+ reviews
💖 Best hotel for couplesHôtel & Spa Le Bouclier D’or9.0 | 1,140+ reviews
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Best hotel for familiesBOMA easy living hotel8.8 | 3,470+ reviews

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About the author

Avatar Milena Yordanova
I am a full-time traveller and I have visited over 20 countries across 2 continents. Travelling has always been my passion and I love to discover new places, cultures and food. I’m an expert in travel planning and I am here to help you plan your dream vacation.

4 Comments

  1. Hello Milena,
    We are going to visit during December for the Christmas Markets. 2 grandparents, 2 adults & 2 small children. Where do you recommend to stay (hotel) 4*? We want to be close to everything and have not been there before. Maison Rouge? Le Cathedrale? We would appreciate your input. Thank you
    Ann & James Torrance

  2. Страхотен блог, Милена, много благодаря за препоръките! Много са полезни, тъй като организирам семейно пътуване в района 🙂

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