From exquisitely groomed runs to state-of-the-art lift systems, Courchevel is a skier’s paradise. Throw in an eclectic Michelin-starred restaurant scene, a dazzling nightlife, and many stylish designer boutiques, The five hamlets that comprise Courchevel offer different atmospheres yet are all grounded in luxury, glamour, and invigoration.
Courchevel’s eclectic hotels are a bit like members of a family. They each have their own personality but are deeply linked by shared traditions and a profound passion for the great outdoors. From tranquil, chalet-style boutiques to lavish interpretations of alpine grandeur, here are the best cool and fun hotels in Courchevel, France (in no particular order).
Hôtel Courcheneige quickly became one of my favourite places, offering true doorstep skiing. Conveniently, it’s just a 15-minute walk or a free shuttle ride to the town centre.
The reception truly captures the character of Courchevel. The quirky décor immerses you in the mountains, woods, and summit flowers. Recently redecorated with trendy freshness, the 84 chalet-style accommodations seamlessly blend tradition and modern comfort. Ski-inspired murals complement the charm, perfectly complementing the vibrant mountain views.
After carving the mountains all day, I love unwinding in the hotel’s cosy cellar bar. The crackling fire creates a perfect atmosphere. The jacuzzi and spa, meanwhile, provide an enhanced moment of serenity, capping off the experience of a day well spent.
Cozy warm interior
Traditional French cuisine
On-site wine bar
No spa facility
Wines are pricey
Basic rooms are small
Hotel Le Saint Roch
Hotel Le Saint Roch quickly became one of my favourite places in the European Alps. The attention to detail in crafting a tranquil and lavish haven is remarkable. The hotel’s aesthetic charm matches its prime location just across the slopes.
I love the bespoke furnishings that add to the contemporary and chic atmosphere. In my private sanctuary, authentic materials, antique oak parquets, subdued lighting, and harmonious tones create a cosy retreat. The room’s private tub and rain shower added a luxurious touch to my evening downtime, enhancing the relaxed ambience.
During my stay, I experienced the elegant transformation of the restaurant. It’s dressed in white for breakfast in the morning, but as night falls, it becomes a moody-lit hub draped in black. The large fireplace beckoned me to kick back and unwind, completing the perfect atmosphere for a memorable experience.
A chic warm ambiance
A spa and wellness center
Private on-site parking
Moody dining room
No in-room coffee machines
Can get booked up
Hôtel La Sivolière
I love this Alpine-style Savoyard haven! During my stay, I enjoyed the warmth of its recent renovation and the inviting embrace of 35 chalet-style guestrooms. The ski-in and ski-out convenience and personalized services made it one of my favourite places.
While visiting, the lounge and pool became my optimal relaxation spot, creating a toasty ambience. Gourmet dining experiences against the backdrop of fir trees and ski slopes were unforgettable.
The onsite amenities, including concierge service, a ski room, and complimentary shuttles, added to the convenience. I explored the sauna, hammam, and the counter-current swimming pool with its breathtaking valley views to unwind. This place truly exceeded my expectations!
Contemporary sleek design
A kids’ playroom
Fresh daily breakfast
Rooms are on the smaller side
Fahrenheit Seven Courchevel
Fahrenheit Seven Courchevel instantly became one of my favourite places, with its prime spot on Europe’s highest ski village slopes. I felt the hotel’s retro charm as I entered my room adorned with vintage ski scenes. The 1970s vibe continued with skiers’ portraits, dial telephones, and matching lamps.
Dining at La Rotisserie was a delight. The restaurant’s eclectic twist on traditional French dishes complemented the awe-inspiring pistes in the background. The ski room, not just for gear, surprised me with a bar, exercise bikes, a football table, and a large screen for ski racing. I love this retro haven!
Modern eclectic design
On-site continental breakfast
Traditional French cuisine
No laundry service
Les Trois Vallées, a Beaumier hotel
One of my favourite places, Les Trois Vallées, is a ski-in, ski-out four-star boutique that beautifully marries modern luxury with a welcoming ambience at high altitudes.
While visiting this gem, I fell in love with its traditional charm revived during a 2013 renovation. The original fifties furniture and decorative accessories by pioneering French designers added a touch of elegance while preserving the hotel’s cosy atmosphere.
During my stay, I experienced comfort with a blazing fire in the lobby lounge and inviting guestrooms that felt like a cocoon. The complete experience was complemented by a spa, pool, ski shop, and restaurant.
Exploring the lobby, I was captivated by an enormous, illuminated map at the far end, providing insightful guidance for my memorable day trips. Les Trois Vallées is more than just a hotel; it’s an immersive and delightful retreat.
Area popular with hiking and mountain biking
On-site relaxing spa
Well-equipped restaurant and a ski shop
The spa is small
The room is a bit compact
Little breakfast variety
Hotel Le Chabichou
Entering Hotel Le Chabichou, one of my favourite places, I was welcomed by an immaculate façade, as white as snow, perfectly reflecting its prime location at the foot of the slopes.
Experiencing discreet elegance and a warm family welcome, this typical Savoyard chalet provides a unique selection of rooms ensuring the comfort needed for a blissful night’s sleep after an action-packed day.
While staying at this charming hotel, I found that authenticity and modernity seamlessly blend against the breathtaking backdrop of the slopes. The on-site restaurant, a personal highlight, offered me a memorable occasion to savour refined gastronomic cuisine. Unsurprisingly, it has held two Michelin Stars for over thirty years—I love this place!
Luxurious high-end design
Two Michelin Stars restaurant
Beauty and massage treatments
Poor breakfast quality
Rooms are small for big families
Le K2 Djola
Le K2 Djola is now one of my favourite places, thanks to its luxurious charm within the K2 collection. The boutique ambience creates an intimate feel, blending design, comfort, and well-being seamlessly.
The 23 guestrooms redefine city hotel opulence while preserving mountain heritage, ensuring a delightful stay. The focus on cultivating happiness is evident in every detail.
During my stay, I indulged in the wellness area, where the sauna, hammam, and herbal tea room transformed my après-ski routine into a truly blissful experience. The hotel’s tea shop, offering a diverse taste of cultures worldwide, added an extra layer of enjoyment.
Returning from a day on the slopes, I cherished moments with friends and loved ones by the cosy fireplace in the exclusive communal area—a perfect way to unwind.
Sleek modern design with great mountain views
Daily buffet breakfast
Skiing activity nearby
On-site wellness area
No on-site restaurant
No on-site parking
Hotel Le K2 Altitude
Hotel Le K2 Altitude is truly one of my favourite places. Upon entering the lobby, it’s like stepping into a temple, immersing myself in a world of authentic luxury.
The unique Tibetan inspiration is evident in every detail, from the imposing wooden doors to the heavy iron rings and Sanskrit inscriptions that adorn the gorgeous décor. The art of living takes centre stage here, with personalized service that truly elevates the experience.
Staying in one of the 11 chalets arranged around the piste, I felt a romantic flare in the air. Culinary art reached new heights with two-Michelin-starred gastronomy served in the majestic setting of the peaks. This experience at Hotel Le K2 Altitude was not just a stay but a journey into unparalleled beauty and hospitality.
Traditional modern design
Two Michelin-star restaurant
Spa and wellness area and swimming pool
Slightly distant from the center
Rooms can be small for big families
Lys Martagon, one of my favourite places, was crafted by mountain and art enthusiasts. A unique conceptual gem inviting travellers into a realm of comfort and intimacy, paying homage to Savoyard traditions.
While visiting this haven steeped in the past and inspired by the future, I fell in love with the chic art deco elegance blending seamlessly with natural materials and adorned in artistic fabrics. The seven modular suites gave me a timeless immersion into a world of beauty and simplicity. Each suite boasts impressionist paintings, casting an endless array of colours, and backlit glass ceilings that add a touch of contemporary flair.
Staying at this extraordinary place, I marvelled at the breathtaking view of snow-capped peaks right from the comfort of my room. The exceptional ambience was complemented by a personalized concierge service, making my experience unforgettable.
Unique intimate design
Daily continental breakfast
Spa and wellness center
White 1921 Courchevel
White 1921 in Courchevel became one of my favourite places to soak up the festive atmosphere, surrounded by boutiques, bars, and restaurants. The 25 contemporary rooms captured my attention with their practical design, and the entertainment system added a touch of first-class extravagance.
Every morning, I indulged in a delicious gourmet breakfast prepared by the attentive staff, who also cared for my gear and provided little treats for a day on the slopes.
While staying at this mountain retreat, I experienced the soothing benefits of the sauna and Hamman, creating an optimum wellness experience. The cosy Petit Salon became my go-to spot for an afternoon interlude with family and friends. This place immersed me in Courchevel’s unique hospitality and mountain flair.
Cozy warm ambiance
Daily gourmet breakfast
Spa and wellness center
A ski service team
No real bar area
A bit overpriced
Six Senses Residences & Spa Courchevel
While staying at Six Senses Residences & Spa, I discovered one of my favourite places that beautifully balances traditional and contemporary vibes. The fine features and furnishings, sourced from top designers, added a wow factor to my eclectic ski vacation.
The meticulous appointment of all 53 residences impressed me, with alpine-inspired interiors and the latest technology at my fingertips through user-friendly interfaces. The individually designed in-room décor created a homely ambience that I love.
The on-site spa, shaped like organic snow waves, followed biophilic principles that made me feel reconnected and re-energized. The hotel’s commitment to sustainability made this experience even better, with energy conservation programs and a ban on single-use plastics. It’s not just a stay but an eco-conscious retreat I experienced firsthand.
Cozy modern interior
Relaxing on-site spa
Sushi and Japanese dishes
No room service
No on-site bar
Weak water pressure
Mamie, a ski-in, ski-out haven, seamlessly blends retro charm with contemporary splendour. During my stay, I revelled in the fusion of yesteryear’s memories and today’s allure, evident in the rooms and suites. The HDTVs, streaming international channels, perfectly juxtaposed the traditional decor and thoughtful amenities.
This place quickly became one of my favourite spots in Courchevel. The design caters to the discerning traveller, and Mamie’s allure extends to its exquisite restaurant. I love the delicious fusion of local products and French specialities served during breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A highlight of my visit was the Transat & Parapluie, Courchevel’s chicest terrace. While enjoying the beating sun, I savoured hand-crafted cocktails and traditional mulled wine, soaking in Mamie’s appreciation for the great outdoors. This experience truly made my time at Mamie unforgettable.
Laid-back vibe and family rooms
On-site ski shop
Heated indoor swimming pool
Comparing the Most Outstanding Hotels in Courchevel
Here are the top 12 cool and fun hotels in Courchevel compared; you can sort them through price range, amenities, distance from attractions, and the nearby restaurants:
|Hotel Name||Location||Price Range (per night)||Fitness Facilities||Distance to Attractions (km)||Nearby Restaurants|
|Hôtel Courcheneige||Rue de Nogentil||$2020-$4742||No||0.8||3|
|Hotel Le Saint Roch||Piste de bellecote||$1347-$2158||Yes||1.0||3|
|Hôtel La Sivolière||Rue des Chenus||$7880||Yes||0.5||3|
|Fahrenheit Seven Courchevel||Rue du Marquis||$1232-$3327||No||0.9||3|
|Les Trois Vallées, a Beaumier hotel||Courchevel 1850 BP 22||$591-$1467||Yes||0.2||3|
|Hotel Le Chabichou||Rue des Chenus||$2803-$3142||Yes||0.3||3|
|Le K2 Djola||79 Rue de Plantret||$1301-$3491||No||0.2||3|
|Hotel Le K2 Altitude||1380 Route des Eaux Vives||$384-$1960||Yes||0.7||3|
|Lys Martagon||464 rue de Bellecôte||$4323-$5188||Yes||0.5||3|
|White 1921 Courchevel||80 Rue du Rocher||$636-$1055||Yes||0.1||3|
|Six Senses Residences & Spa Courchevel||Six Senses Rue des Tovets||$546-$892||Yes||0.3||3|
|Mamie Courch||Quartier Jardin Alpin||$667-$1287||Yes||0.4||3|
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