Known for its captivating blend of old-world charm and modern flair, Montpellier is a sun-kissed city in the heart of the Languedoc region.
From exploring the cobbled alleys of the medieval Old Town and marvelling at the majestic Saint-Pierre Cathedral to soaking up the atmosphere at the lively Place de la Comédie, there is no shortage of things to see and do.
Montpellier’s sleep scene is as diverse as its other attractions, with an abundance of gorgeous boutiques, modern resorts and quirky guesthouses to choose from. Here are our top cool and unusual hotels in Montpellier, France (in no particular order)…
1. Domaine de Biar – a charming, beautiful and modern eco-friendly boutique hotel where guests can enjoy a rejuvenated stay in an Insta-worthy countryside location
Nestled within 50 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, Domaine de Biar is an opulent hotel that resides within a converted 18th-century castle, offering a truly exciting escape.
The property’s elegant exterior features a blend of classic and contemporary architectural styles, with intricate stonework, grand pillars, and charming wrought-iron balconies that are sure to captivate the senses.
Inside, the refined decor exudes a sense of sophistication and elegance, with plush furnishings, high ceilings, and cozy fireplaces that provide a warm and inviting ambiance.
The rooms at Domaine de Biar are elegantly furnished with Wi-Fi access, while the suites and apartments offer additional amenities such as sitting areas and kitchenettes. The hotel’s polished restaurant serves regional cuisine.
Address: Chem. du Mas de Biar, 34880 Lavérune, France
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2. Hôtel Richer De Belleval – a trendy, chic and Instagrammable boutique hotel located in the heart of the city
Set in an exquisite 19th-century mansion whose exterior is bedecked with ornate balconies and intricate carvings, Hôtel Richer De Belleval combines urban elegance with historic charm to offer guests a truly remarkable stay.
Inside, the hotel’s 24 rooms and suites are sumptuously appointed with premium bedding, stylish furnishings, and innovative amenities.
The hotel’s restaurant, Le Bistrot de la Place, is a gastronomic delight, where guests can indulge in the rich flavors of gourmet French cuisine. The bar is a cozy hideaway, offering a selection of carefully crafted cocktails and fine wines.
From its refined atmosphere to attentive service, every aspect of Hôtel Richer De Belleval exceeded my expectations.
Address: Pl. de la Canourgue, 34000 Montpellier, France
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3. Hotel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch – a cool, stylish and urban hotel perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs
The Hotel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch exudes opulence and style from every angle. Its exterior boasts sleek lines and a modern design seamlessly blending into the vibrant cityscape.
The interior is adorned with chic furnishings, contemporary artwork, and ample natural light. The guest rooms offer plush bedding, state-of-the-art technology, and mesmerizing city views.
Indulge in the hotel’s myriad of amenities, from the rooftop terrace and fitness center to the on-site restaurant and bar.
The exceptional service and inviting ambiance make the Hotel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch a true gem in the heart of Montpellier.
Address: 11 Rue Pagezy, 34000 Montpellier, France
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Mas de Lafeuillade awaits as a hidden gem for the discerning traveler seeking a sanctuary of comfort and relaxation.
The hotel’s amenities include a tranquil outdoor pool, perfect for a refreshing dip on a warm afternoon, and a cozy restaurant that serves up delectable local fare.
The guest rooms are designed with meticulous attention to detail that delights the eye and soothes the soul. The blend of natural materials and vibrant accents creates a sense of warmth and comfort, while the modern amenities cater to all your needs, from the high-quality bedding to the latest technology.
During my stay at Mas de Lafeuillade, I was struck by the genuine warmth and hospitality of the staff, who went above and beyond to make my visit unforgettable.
Address: 220 Rue du Capitaine Pierre Pontal, 34000 Montpellier, France
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5. Campanile Montpellier Ouest – Croix D’argent – a hip, modern and charming hotel well equipped for a memorable stay
Sitting across the street from Montpellier-Saint-Roch train station, Campanile Montpellier Ouest – Croix D’argent is a destination that celebrates the art of hospitality with an impressive facade made of brick and glass that adds to the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
The hotel’s amenities are a delight for the senses, offering guests an experience that is both indulgent and revitalizing.
From the well-equipped fitness center that will leave guests feeling energized and invigorated, to the cozy bar that offers a variety of refreshing beverages, every detail has been carefully curated to provide a truly remarkable stay.
Address: 11 Rue Pagezy, 34000 Montpellier, France
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6. Domaine de Verchant & Spa – Relais & Châteaux – an upscale, unique and contemporary 5-star hotel featuring a wellness area, fitness centre and swimming pool
Situated amidst 17 hectares of vineyards on the outskirts of Montpellier, Domaine de Verchant & Spa – Relais & Châteaux is a posh spa hotel that occupies a 17th-century estate that seamlessly blends history and modernity.
The hotel’s design boasts an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic elements, with charming exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, and elegant furnishings.
I was blown away by the luxurious and indulgent experience. The chic rooms, high-end cuisine, outdoor pool, and day spa were all exquisite, and the stunning vineyards and charming surroundings added to the overall ambiance of the property.
I left feeling completely rejuvenated
Address: 1 Bd Philippe Lamour, 34170 Castelnau-le-Lez, France
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7. Le Sens Six – a quiet, beautiful and lavish hotel where guests can experience cuisine created from local produce
Le Sens Six is just steps away from the Place de la Comédie, the city’s main square, and within walking distance of many of Montpellier’s top attractions, including the Musée Fabre and the Promenade du Peyrou.
Each room is a visual treat, with carefully chosen furnishings and decor that exude a sense of understated luxury.
All rooms have top-end amenities, including high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and soundproofing, ensuring a serene and restful night’s sleep.
Address: 106 Av. de Lodeve, 34070 Montpellier, France
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8. Boutique Hotel Maison Bayard – a quirky, chic and unique boutique hotel housed in a stunning 19th-century building
The Boutique Hotel Maison Bayard invites guests to experience the enchanting energy of Montpellier’s historic district, less than a mile from Montpellier Saint-Roch train station.
The guest rooms are a harmonious blend of vibrant colours and soothing comfort, with cool tones and exposed-wood beams that create a sense of rustic charm.
Each room is equipped with cutting-edge amenities like smart TVs and espresso machines, perfect for indulging in a moment of quiet relaxation.
Savor the tastes and aromas of the Mediterranean at the hotel’s classy restaurant. The cocktail bar is a lively and vibrant space, perfect for enjoying a refreshing drink.
The patio seating, complete with umbrella-shaded tables, is the ideal spot for taking in the vibrant energy of Montpellier’s charming historic district.
Address: 2 Rue Bayard, 34000 Montpellier, France
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9. Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole – a bright, stylish and upscale hotel designed to feel like a home-away-from-home
Located in a bustling area teeming with fashionable boutiques and delectable eateries, The Hotel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier epitomizes French architectural grandeur, with its exquisite exterior and lavish interior.
As I crossed the threshold of this 4-star hotel, I was instantly immersed in a universe of extravagance, where every detail was meticulously crafted to deliver an unparalleled guest experience
The guest rooms are adorned with tasteful furnishings, elegant linens, and sophisticated accents, providing the utmost comfort and refinement. The hotel’s restaurant is a feast for the eyes and the palate, with its stunning glass roof and terrace providing a unique dining experience.
Address: 3 Rue du Clos René, 34000 Montpellier, France
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10. Hôtel Royal – a newly renovated, hip and trendy accommodation in a location perfect for partying Millennials and Gen Zs
The Royal Hôtel in Montpellier is a captivating destination that effortlessly blends the grandeur of classical architecture with the warm hospitality of a boutique hotel. The property boasts ornate balconies, intricate wrought-iron railings, and grand arches that harken back to a time of regal splendor.
The moment I entered its magnificent facade, I was swathed in an atmosphere of refined luxury and comfort. The walls and floors are adorned with exquisite tilework, polished wood, and rich fabrics, exuding an aura of sophistication and elegance.
The rooms are spacious and thoughtfully appointed, offering guests a cozy haven of tranquility in the midst of the bustling city. Amenities include a charming courtyard garden, a cozy bar, and a fitness center, ensuring that every need is met.
Address: 8 Rue de Maguelone, 34000 Montpellier, France
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11. Hotel Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch – a vibrant, cool and newly renovated accommodation steps away from an array of restaurants
Tucked away in a tranquil corner of Montpellier, the Hotel Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch is a retreat of understated elegance and comfort, where guests can bask in the warmth of a welcoming ambiance.
Its exterior is a symphony of contemporary architecture, boasting fine lines and warm earthy hues that blend harmoniously with the surrounding urban landscape.
The interior is a luxurious ode to comfort and style, where the fusion of modern design and state-of-the-art amenities creates an immersive and restful atmosphere.
The rooms are spacious, bathed in natural light, and tastefully decorated with soft colors, premium bedding, and upscale furniture.
Address: 11 Rue Pagezy, 34000 Montpellier, France
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12. Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier – Opéra Comédie – a contemporary, themed and spacious accommodation within walking distance of local popular attractions
A modern manifestation of the architectural wonders of the 19th century, Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier – Opéra Comédie stands across the street from the Opéra national de Montpellier.
The hotel’s 44 meticulously appointed rooms and suites, exuding an aura of exquisite refinement, make up for an unparalleled lodging experience.
Each room boasts sumptuous linens, traditional furnishings, and a plethora of modern amenities that guarantee guests’ comfort and pleasure.
The hotel’s onsite amenities are nothing short of spectacular, providing a plethora of options for guests seeking to bask in the lap of luxury, from the charming dining room, adorned with crystal chandeliers and gilded mirrors, to the fully equipped meeting room that inspires productivity and creativity.
Address: 22 Bd Victor Hugo, 34000 Montpellier, France
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13. Hotel du Palais – a stunning, elegant and cozy accommodation ideally located to explore around Montpellier
Located a mere 2-minute walk from Promenade du Peyrou, the Hotel du Palais Montpellier is a vision of old-world charm and elegance.
The simply furnished rooms, with their country-style decor and plush bedding, offer a cozy and comfortable retreat from the outside world.
You’ll find all the modern amenities you need, from air-conditioning to free Wi-Fi, to make your stay truly exceptional. Indulge in a delightful breakfast, available for a surcharge in the traditional dining room, or soak up the sun on the terrace.
Address: 3 Rue du Palais des Guilhem, 34000 Montpellier, France
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14. Hôtel d ‘Aragon – a cozy, vibrant and lavish boutique accommodation surrounded by several activities, cafes and bars
In the heart of Montpellier, just a stone’s throw away from the bustling Comédie tram stop lies the quaint Hotel d’Aragon.
The vibrant and inviting guest rooms are adorned with vivid hues, offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
I enjoyed a continental breakfast in the serene ambiance of my own room, and on some days, on the charming guest veranda. Other amenities include airport transfers for a stress-free journey.
Address: 10 Rue Baudin, 34000 Montpellier, France
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15. Hotel des Arceaux – a traditional, gorgeously designed and quirky accommodation providing guests with a delicious continental breakfast each morning
Housed in a charming 19th-century mansion on a peaceful residential street, Hotel des Arceaux beckons you to indulge in the beauty of Montpellier.
Imbued with a modern flair, each bright and spacious room welcomes you to a haven of tranquility with streamlined furnishings and upscale amenities like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.
From rejuvenating rainfall showerheads to verdant private terraces, the upgraded rooms offer a dash of luxury. Awaken your senses to a delectable continental breakfast before you embark on a delightful exploration of the city’s hidden gems.
Address: 33-35 Bd des Arceaux, 34000 Montpellier, France
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