Best Places to Stay in Alsace

One of the best places to stay in Alsace
One of the best places to stay in Alsace

Stay at one of the best places in Alsace by reading our guide – from boutique hotels to self-catering apartments and campsites.

Map of the Best Places to Stay in Alsace

There are many great places to stay in Alsace, from self-catering apartments to luxury hotels, campsites and everything in between. In the high season (July-August and over Christmas) it’s worth booking accommodation far in advance. Other weekends also get busy, such as Easter and other public holidays in Baden-Wuttemberg (the neighbouring German state). During these times, it’s also best to book in advance, including at the campsites.

If you’re interested in exploring any of Alsace Villages, read our Best Villages in Alsace post. If you’d like to walk further and go on longer hikes through the countryside, check out our Best Walking Routes in Alsace article, or see our France Hiking page.

Best Places to Stay in Alsace by Town

Strasbourg

Strasbourg, one of the Best Places to Stay in Alsace

Best Hotel

  • Hotel des Tonneliers*: A good-value hotel in the very centre of Strasbourg. There are clean and comfortable rooms with friendly staff and all the sights of Strasbourg on your doorstep. In terms of value and location, it’s a very hard hotel to beat.

Best Apartment

  • Villa Kleber*: Cosy apartments with a fridge, kettle and microwave (but no stove). It has a great location between the train station and the centre of town, yet it’s always very quiet. Check-in hours are very flexible and there’s a tram stop just outside the apartments.

Obernai

For such a small town, Obernai has many places to stay, from budget hostels to fancy hotels and everything in between. Check out the best places to stay in Obernai below:

Best Hotels

  • A Mi Chemin*: We stayed here and it was perfect – a central location with small but elegant and clean rooms. It’s very affordable and there’s a small cafe beneath the hotel which serves very reasonably priced breakfasts. Budget.
  • L’Ecurie Obernai*: This gorgeous hotel has spacious rooms and a delicious buffet breakfast, but the highlight is perhaps the swimming pool. Additionally, it’s very close to the centre of town!

Barr

Barr, one of the Best Places to Stay in Alsace

There are a few good places to stay in Barr, with a couple of hotels and several apartments, though bear in mind that some have minimum-stay requirements. The best of the hotel and apartment options in Barr are below:

Best Hotel

  • A la Maison Rouge Hôtel*: A central hotel with a traditional vibe and a great restaurant with outdoor seating. There’s free private parking for guests and breakfast available.

Best Apartment

  • LOCBNB*: Apartments in a tastefully renovated old building right in the middle of Barr. All apartments have equipped kitchens and lots of character, with free private parking.

Dambach la Ville

There are not so many places to stay in Dambach la Ville, which limits your options but also means that there are very few tourists left here in the evening so you have the entire village to yourself. The hotels and apartments that do exist are highly recommended:

Best Hotel

  • Le Refuge du Rempart*: A boutique hotel with spacious and elegant rooms, great views and a delicious breakfast. The owners are also winemakers, so make sure to try their wine!

Best Apartment

  • La Dambachoise*: This is a cute half-timbered three-bedroom house you can rent within the town walls of Dambach la Ville. It’s very atmospheric inside, yet has all the modern appliances you would expect, including an equipped kitchen.

Sélestat

Sélestat, a town with gerat hotels and accommodation in Alsace

Best Hotels

  • Hôtel Restaurant Vaillant*: A stylish hotel with a lovely terrace, great restaurant, free parking, and a good location very close to the city centre.
  • Ibis Budget Sélestat*: A great-value budget option with on-site parking, though slightly further from the centre of town (25 minutes walk). Budget.

Best Apartments

  • Le Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg*: A lovely, spacious apartment and a great option for larger families or groups since there are 3 bedrooms, along with a fully equipped kitchen.
  • La Tour des Chevaliers*: A great 1-bedroom apartment with a sofa-bed in the living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a very central location. There’s a friendly host and the apartment is also suitable for children.

Bergheim

Best Hotels

  • La Cour du Bailli Suites & Spa*: A slightly upscale hotel in the middle of town with characterful rooms, a swimming pool, jacuzzi and pleasant restaurant.

Ribeauvillé

A shop in Ribeauvillé

Best Hotel

  • Hôtel De La Tour*: A lovely hotel located in a former winery in the heart of Ribeauveau, this hotel has many amenities including free access to a sauna and hot tub, with bike rental available and private parking.

Best Apartment

  • The One Apartments*: While the standard apartments are similar to hotel rooms and are clean and modern, the Superior Apartment also has an equipped kitchen, outdoor seating area and lots of space.

Riquewihr

Riquewihr and many great hotels and apartments, and it’s the perfect place to stay to get an early start on the walk or enjoy the quieter evening time.

Best Hotels

  • Chez Coco*: A super cute house with a great central location and small rooms full of character. There’s free parking nearby and a delicious breakfast included. Budget.
  • Hotel à l’Oriel*: A lovely hotel in a central location with gorgeous rooms full of character and a great restaurant in an old hidden courtyard.

Best Apartments

  • Apartment Cali Elina*: Self-catering apartments with free private parking on-site. The accommodation is very close to the centre of Riquewihr, yet on a quiet and peaceful street.
  • Laterale Residences Apartments Riquewihr*: Luxury apartments in the heart of Riquewihr, with fully equipped kitchens and lots of character. The property also has a cute hidden terrace and a sauna. Luxury.

Kayserberg

Kayserberg, a great place to stay on the Alsace Wine Route

Best Hotels

  • Hotel Les Remparts*: A 3-star hotel by the historical walls of Kayserberg old town, close to the centre yet very peaceful. Many rooms have a balcony with views of the vineyards. Free parking in front of the hotel.
  • Hotel KLE, BW Signature Collection*: A 4-star hotel in a fully renovated old building in the centre of Kayserberg. Some of the rooms have wooden beams, while the breakfast room is quite atmospheric. There’s a large parking close by with guest rates of €5 per day. Free tea, coffee and pastries. Luxury.

Best Apartments

  • Gîtes Du Stekala*: A one-bedroom apartment with a small kitchen (stove, fridge, microwave) and a charming atmosphere, right in the centre of Kayserberg. Additionally, there are wooden floors and timber beams in the ceiling, with river views from the cute windows. Budget.
  • Chambres Chez Laurence*: Lovely, comfortable rooms in the centre of Kayserberg with car parking close by. No kitchens.
  • La Cour du Vignoble*: Tastely decorated apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. In the center of Kayserberg with convenient parking nearby.

Katzenthal

Best Hotel

Gîte et chambres d’hôtes Les Framboises*: A bed and breakfast with a delicious breakfast and free parking near the centre of the quiet village. Budget.

Colmar

Colmar, many of the best hotels and accommodation in Alsace

Hotels

  • Ibis Budget Colmar Centre Gare*: One of the best cheaper hotels in town. Clean rooms with a good location. Budget.
  • Hôtel Turenne*: A modern boutique hotel close to La Petite Venise with great service and private (paid) parking.
  • Relais & Châteaux La Maison Des Têtes*: A five-star luxury hotel for those wishing to push the boat out. There’s private parking, a lovely shaded patio out back and a Michelin-star restaurant on-site. Luxury.

Apartments

  • Belle chambre cosy*: Rooms not far from the town centre with a shared lounge and fully equipped kitchen, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Budget.
  • Odalys City Colmar La Rose d’Argent*: Apartments in a hotel, all with small fully equipped kitchens and free WiFi.
  • Apartments Center Colmar*: Lovely, spacious apartments with a great location. These apartments all include WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen and free parking. Perfect for a comfortable stay in Colmar.

Eguisheim

Best Hotels

  • Hotel Colmar Vignes Eguisheim*: A great choice for a hotel close to the centre of Eguisheim, with small but clean rooms and free parking.
  • L’Hostellerie du Château*: A cute hotel with an excellent location right in the centre of Eguisheim. No on-site parking, but public (paid) parking nearby.
  • Hôtel L’Auberge Alsacienne*: A lovely hotel with a traditional Alsatian front, close to the centre of Eguisheim with a nice terrace and free parking (reserve in advance).
  • Hotel SPA Husseren Collections*: Up on the hills overlooking Eguisheim, this spa hotel provides wonderful comforts in the middle of nature and has a great restaurant (make reservations), plus serves a delicious breakfast on the terrace. Luxury.

Best Apartments

  • Gîte de charme sur les remparts*: A one-bedroom apartment with a fully equipped kitchen inside the walls of Eguisheim. It’s located in a colourful old house and feels very authentic inside.
  • Résidence Vénus*: Another lovely one-bedroom apartment on a cute street near the centre of Eguisheim.

Best Budget Hotels & Apartments in Alsace

A Mi Chemin*: We stayed here and it was perfect – a central location with small but elegant and clean rooms. It’s very affordable and there’s a small cafe beneath the hotel which serves very reasonably priced breakfasts. Obernai, Hotel.

Ibis Budget Sélestat*: A great-value budget option with on-site parking, though slightly further from the centre of town (25 minutes walk). Sélestat, Hotel.

Le4bergheim Chambre d’hôtes*: A lovely B&B with cute rooms and a delicious breakfast just outside the town walls. Bergheim, Hotel.

Chez Coco*: A super cute house with a great central location and small rooms full of character. There’s free parking nearby and a delicious breakfast included. Riquewihr, Hotel.

Gîte et chambres d’hôtes Les Framboises*: A bed and breakfast with a delicious breakfast and free parking near the centre of the quiet village. Katzenthal, Hotel.

Ibis Budget Colmar Centre Gare*: One of the best cheaper hotels in town. Clean rooms with a good location. Colmar, Hotel.

Gîtes Du Stekala*: A one-bedroom apartment with a small kitchen (stove, fridge, microwave) and a charming atmosphere, right in the centre of Kayserberg. Additionally, there are wooden floors and timber beams in the ceiling, with river views from the cute windows. It’s one of the best budget places to stay in Alsace. Kayserberg, Apartment.

Belle chambre cosy*: Rooms not far from the town centre with a shared lounge and fully equipped kitchen, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Colmar, Apartment.

Best Luxury Hotels & Apartments in Alsace

Hotel KLE, BW Signature Collection*: A 4-star hotel in a fully renovated old building in the centre of Kayserberg. Some of the rooms have wooden beams, while the breakfast room is quite atmospheric. There’s a large parking close by with guest rates of €5 per day. Free tea, coffee and pastries. Kayserberg, Hotel.

Relais & Châteaux La Maison Des Têtes*: A five-star luxury hotel for those wishing to push the boat out. There’s private parking, a lovely shaded patio out back and a Michelin-star restaurant on-site. It’s definitely one of the best places to stay in Alsace. Colmar, Hotel.

Hotel SPA Husseren Collections*: Up on the hills overlooking Eguisheim, this spa hotel provides wonderful comforts in the middle of nature and has a great restaurant (make reservations), plus serves a delicious breakfast on the terrace. Eguisheim, Hotel.

Laterale Residences Apartments Riquewihr*: Luxury apartments in the heart of Riquewihr, with fully equipped kitchens and lots of character. The property also has a cute hidden terrace and a sauna. Riquewihr, Apartment.


Best Campsites in Alsace

Best Campsites in Alsace

Campsites are some of the best places to stay in Alsace. Many villages in Alsace have their own municipal campsite. These generally have good facilities, are clean and fairly cheap, but some can feel slightly enclosed within the suburbs of the towns. Most have spots for both campervans and tents. During busy periods, including Christmas, Easter Weekend and summer, the campsites tend to get fully booked. This is particularly true for campervans, while those with just a tent are more likely to be able to simply turn up and get a spot.

Campsites near Colmar

Camping de l’Ill – Colmar

  • Open April – December
  • Lovely campsite by a river on the edge of Colmar
  • 2.5 km to Colmar old town – a 30-minute walk, short bike or an easy bus ride
  • Clean sites, modern washrooms, on-site pool, nearby supermarket

Kempf Marc Camping Colmar

  • Open May – mid-October
  • Small, peaceful campsite in a field by a farm near Colmar, with lots of nature and farm animals
  • 5 km to Colmar old town – a one-hour walk or 15-minute bike ride
A campsite in Alsace, France

Camping Medieval – Turkheim, Colmar

  • Open April – October
  • Large campsite with many facilities in the lovely historic town of Turkheim
  • 20-30 minute bus/train ride to Colmar
  • Nice pitches, clean washrooms, children’s playground, shops nearby in Turkheim village

Camping Lefébure

  • Open April – October
  • Lovely campsite in the mountains, with good washrooms, free WiFi, a small shop and great hikes nearby
  • 25 minutes drive to Colmar

Campsites on the Alsace Wine Route

Camping Les Trois Châteaux, Eguisheim

  • Open April – Mid-November
  • A large campsite very close to the centre of Eguisheim and on the edge of the surrounding vineyards
  • Nice pitches and washrooms, though some pitches are next to a small but busy road and the campsite itself is often full
Camping near Riquewihr in Alsace

Camping Riquewihr

  • Open year-round
  • A great campsite surrounded by nature with a playground, free Wi-Fi, and a food truck that visits a few times per week. Fantastic washrooms.
  • 15-20 minutes walk to the centre of Riquewihr

Camping Kaysersberg

  • Open April-October
  • A lovely, great value for money municipal camping with trees, shade and fresh water at every spacious site. Clean facilities and fresh bread Tue-Sun mornings.
  • 10 minutes walk to the very centre of Kayserberg
Camping in Ribeauvillé

Camping Pierre de Coubertin in Ribeauvillé

  • Open mid-March to mid-November
  • Nice flat spaces with enough shade in the middle of a residential area of Riquewihr. WiFi, bakery and decent facilities.
  • 10 minutes walk to the start of Ribeauvillé Old Town

Camping Du Tempelhof near Bergheim

  • Open in summer
  • A basic small and peaceful campsite, like camping at the farm, surrounded by nature.
  • 20 minutes walk / 5 minutes cycle to central Bergheim
Camping on the Alsace Wine Route

Camping Les Noyers in Bergheim

  • Open April – October
  • Pleasant campsite next to vineyards, with fresh eggs, bread, and wine available onsite. The washrooms are quite small.
  • 10 minutes walk to central Bergheim

Camping Les Cigognes in Selestat

  • Open April to mid-October and December
  • A lovely little campsite with plenty of facilities and fresh bread in the mornings.
  • 5 minutes walk to the centre of Selestat
Camping du Haut Koenigsbourg

Camping du Haut Koenigsbourg

  • Open April to mid-October
  • A pleasant, shady campsite surrounded by nature with plenty of facilities and the option to rent equipped chalets.
  • 10 km drive from Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg

Campsite Campéole Le Giessen

  • Open April – September
  • A fun campsite with lots of activities for kids and an aqua park with swimming pools, slides and more next door.
  • In the foothills of the Vosges Massif

Camping Cars Spitz & Fils

  • Open year-round
  • A basic camping field for campers on a wine farm also offering rooms.
  • On the edge of Blienschwiller Village


Camping Saint Martin in Barr

  • Open May to mid-October
  • Nice camping with shady and flat sites, good facilities and many shops & restaurants in the town
  • A few minutes walk to the center of Barr

Campsites near Strasbourg

Camping near Strasbourg

Camping de Strasbourg

  • Open year-round
  • A large yet fairly peaceful campsite in a green area of Strasbourg, with many activities, a bar, restaurant, bike hire and much more on-site.
  • It’s 25 minutes walk, 10 minutes cycle or 15 minutes by public transport to the center of Strasbourg

Campingplatz Kehl

  • Open March-October and December
  • A beautiful campsite close to the banks of the Rhine with clean, modern facilities
  • Just over the border in Germany, it’s 20 minute’s walk then 20 minutes tram ride to the center of Strasbourg, or a 20 minute cycle ride

Camping de Molsheim

  • Open April – October
  • An excellent campsite with great facilities, a nearby swimming pool and supermarket, and hiking/biking opportunities from the doorstep
  • 20 minutes on the train, or 20 minutes drive from Strasbourg. 500 metres from the centre of Molsheim

Camping d’Obernai

  • Open year-round
  • A lovely campsite surrounded by vineyards with good facilities and plenty to do nearby
  • 15 minutes walk, or 5 minutes cycle from the center of Obernai. 30 minutes drive from Strasbourg

Guidebooks & Maps for Exploring Alsace


If you enjoyed our Guide to the Best Places to Stay in Alsace, check out the Guide to the Best Villages in Alsace, the Best Walking Routes in Alsace, or our France Walking and Hiking page.

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