Are you searching for the best French ski hotels? Our ski experts have hand-picked the best hotels in the French Alps. From five-star ski hotels in Val d’Isere to romantic retreats in Chamonix, we have the perfect French ski hotel for you. Take a look at our pick of the best ski hotels in France.
Formerly a cable station, Le Refuge is one of the most remote and desirable places in the Alps. Sitting high at 2,551 metres in Val d’Isere, this luxury alpine retreat defines ski-in ski-out, only accessible by ski or the Solaise Gondola from the village centre. The hotel is situated in a commanding position over the valley, offering panoramic views throughout the main restaurant. Spa facilities include four treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and a 25m indoor pool perfect for winding down. Le Refuge’s 16 bedrooms have sweeping Alpine panoramas, Smeg minibars, coffee machines, and spacious bathrooms. If you are looking for greater privacy, the hotel also offers duplex family rooms that house a more extensive living area. An additional, four glamourous apartments sit within Le Refuge, sleeping up to 18 people perfect for groups and families.
Hôtel Le Coucou is superbly located in Méribel in the heart of the Three Valleys providing guests with direct slope access. Designed by Parisian architect Pierre Yovanovitch, Hotel Le Coucou is a colourful contemporary take on a classic alpine chalet. Flawless service is to be expected throughout the hotel, which has its own boot room with courtesy onsite boot and ski fittings. Highly regarded for its spa, Hotel Le Coucou offers six treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and an indoor-outdoor pool. There is also a small gym and yoga studio.
This wonderfully rustic-looking hotel has sat proudly at the base of the Courchevel slopes since the 17th century. Hotel Portetta is notably one of the best ski hotels in France. You can expect all the delights a four-star rating entails here, including a roaring fire and sauna. There are two restaurants in the hotel; the Fire and Ice terrace serves up some moreish wood-fired pizzas. While the Cucina Angelina is a casual but classy restaurant bar. Here you’ll find a tantalising selection of traditional Italian dishes to try over a five-course menu, including melt-in-the-mouth cured beef ribs. Hotel Portetta is one of Ski Solutions favourite sustainable choice hotels, easily accessible by Eurostar.
Hotel Pointe Isabelle is a trendy and modern hotel situated amongst the extensive, challenging slopes of Chamonix. The hotel has comfortable furnishings and offers guests plenty of opportunities to unwind. Once you’ve worked up an appetite outdoors, the hotel’s popular La Marmotte restaurant serves traditional Savoyarde cuisine and provides a beautiful setting. Another perfect spot for relaxing is Hotel Pointe Isabelle’s outdoor terrace. Enjoy a sundowner whilst taking in the mountain scenery and friendly resort atmosphere. Pointe Isabelle is situated in the resort centre just a 1-minute walk from Chamonix Train Station. If you’re seeking a sophisticated ski adventure, Hotel Pointe Isabelle will not disappoint.
This elegant property is more than 100 years old and is located in the centre of Chamonix, near the resort’s excellent off-piste ski slopes. The hotel’s décor is by leading interior designer Sybille de Margerie, who combined modern style with the hotel’s history and traditions. The gym has state-of-the-art facilities, while the highlight of the spa is the outdoor swimming pool and hot tub which offer panoramic views. Guests can eat their meals in front of the pentagonal stone fireplace in the Le Matafan restaurant. Alternatively, Le Bar Lounge is the ideal spot to relax on the sofas and sip Champagne while enjoying the view.
Courchevel 1850 is often regarded as one of the best resorts in the Alps, situated just a two-hour drive from Geneva at the top of Courchevel 1850. Hotel Cheval Blanc offers ski-in ski-out accommodation, Michelin-starred food, a sensational Guerlain Spa and utterly seamless service. The style of the hotel is traditional French creating a warm alpine feel, with impeccable service and facilities, including a spa, pool, kids club, and also a fitness centre. All 36 rooms offer lavish but tasteful luxury; expect Bluetooth sound systems, minibars filled with Dom Perignon and delicious cedar scented candles.
In the old village of Val d’Isere, La Mourra is a five-minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the resort centre. La Mourra is one of the most aesthetically pleasing hotels in the Alps, with a home-from-home interior. The hotel has nine exclusive suites and a further four chalets within its complex. The facilities are fantastic and include both a 17m indoor pool and Clarins spa. The hotel’s restaurant is super stylish with a relaxed après vibe serving Japanese and French classics.
This is one of our favourite ski hotels in France and it’s home to one of France’s best-regarded Michelin starred restaurants. La Bouitte, which means ‘small house’ is located in the small alpine hamlet of Savoie, which lies on the outskirts of St Martin-de-Belleville. Guests staying at La Bouitte can access the slopes via the on-demand shuttle service which goes directly to the lifts. The hotel has sixteen cosy rooms, which are filled with modern alpine interiors. The hotel’s restaurant was first awarded a Michelin star in 2015 and continues to be one of the most popular in St-Martin-de-Belleville.
Featuring ski-in ski-out access, Fahrenheit Seven is a 4-star hotel located at the foot of Val Thorens slopes. Sitting at an altitude of 2,300m, Fahrenheit Seven is right in the heart of the Three Valleys ski area. With hip 1970s retro styling, this friendly design hotel has a club feel with four bars, a restaurant with a terrace and a spacious ski room. In addition, this hotel also has a gym with state-of-the-art equipment, a large hammam and a sauna. Meanwhile, the rooms continue the retro vibe with cosy grey carpets, cushions and pictures of 1970s skiers. The main feature of this hotel is its extensive food and drink selection. Expect to be staying in the liveliest spot in Val Thorens. This is one of the best ski hotels in the French Alps.
This boutique hotel puts a modern spin on chalet style, mixing both contemporary and alpine chic. Located in the heart of the village, Hotel M de Megève welcomes guests in a cosy atmosphere just 100 yards from the Chamois ski lift. The hotel has a comfortable chalet feel, with chunky stone walls, wood-panelled ceilings and a large open fire. The service at M de Megève is highly regarded, with a welcoming team across the hotel’s spa, restaurant and bar area. The hotel spa features a pool, steam room with a natural rock wall and also a large whirlpool.