Best Places to Stay in Val d'Isere

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Looking from La Daille, the Solaise gondola rises beautifully over the main village at Val d
Looking from La Daille, the Solaise gondola rises beautifully over the main village at Val d'Isere
Val dʼIsère nestles in a deep alpine valley at 1,850m altitude
Val dʼIsère nestles in a deep alpine valley at 1,850m altitude
The hamlet of Le Fornet sits below the cable car at 1,950m altitude
The hamlet of Le Fornet sits below the cable car at 1,950m altitude
La Daille is at the entry to the Val d
La Daille is at the entry to the Val d'Isere & consists mainly of modern apartment blocks
Le Refuge de Solaise is Val dʼIsère ski resort
Le Refuge de Solaise is Val dʼIsère ski resort's highest accommodation at 2,551m altitude
Daunting ski terrain overlooks the central village of Val dʼIsère
Daunting ski terrain overlooks the central village of Val dʼIsère
Val dʼIsère has numerous luxury 5-star hotels in prime locations like the Airelles
Val dʼIsère has numerous luxury 5-star hotels in prime locations like the Airelles
Val dʼIsère has retained some of its original village charm
Val dʼIsère has retained some of its original village charm
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Val d'Isere village is in shadow for part of the morning during winter
The main village near the Solaire gondola is lively during lunchtimes
The main village near the Solaire gondola is lively during lunchtimes
Le Fornet chalets in Val d
Le Fornet chalets in Val d'Isere ski resort
La Daille hotels & apartments across the road from the funicular & Daille gondola
La Daille hotels & apartments across the road from the funicular & Daille gondola
Ski-in ski-out apartments at La Daille in Val d
Ski-in ski-out apartments at La Daille in Val d'Isere
Spar market & main bus station near Hotel Kandahar in the centre of Val d
Spar market & main bus station near Hotel Kandahar in the centre of Val d'Isere village
Afternoon drinks in front of the slopeside hotels in the village
Afternoon drinks in front of the slopeside hotels in the village
Chalets at La Laisinant looking toward Bellevarde looming above the main village
Chalets at La Laisinant looking toward Bellevarde looming above the main village
Typical, modern hotel (Avancher) on the outskirts of Val d
Typical, modern hotel (Avancher) on the outskirts of Val d'Isere
The quiet side streets of Val d
The quiet side streets of Val d'Isere
Incredible ski terrain looms over the entire village of Val d
Incredible ski terrain looms over the entire village of Val d'Isere
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Best Places to Stay in Val d'Isere

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Val d'Isere Accommodation - Where to Stay

What was once a small alpine farming village in an extremely remote valley, Val d'Isere (the town) has developed into an extensive, modern, ski resort that maintains some of its village feel and sense of tradition. The 'old town' is undoubtedly pretty, with quaint stone properties lining narrow snow-filled streets, topped by the requisite church steeple against a backdrop of mountains. Val d'Isere (the valley!) is made up of several charming hamlets, namely Le Crêt, Le Joseray, Le Châtelard, La Legettaz, Le Laisinant, Le Daille & Le Fornet. Development of the main village has essentially consumed Le Crêt, Le Joseray, Le Châtelard, and La Legettaz. Ski lifts & valley trails serve Val d’Isère's main village centre, tiny Le Laisinant and the outlying hamlets of La Daille & Le Fornet.

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Val d’Isere Village Map
Val d’Isere Village Map

There are about 50 hotels throughout Val d’Isère ski resort with a vast range of rooms, suites & apartments available; most of which in the 3 & 5-star range. Generally, hotel tariffs are quite high relative to most other French & European ski resorts. A plethora of luxury 5-star hotels are clustered in prime locations next to the ski lifts & shopping precinct in the central village. Beyond them along the main road and the snow-filled village laneways, are numerous expensive 3-star offerings, plus a handful of 4-stars in amongst the private chalets & apartments. There are also a few affordable 3-star hotels for those on a tight budget, but they are rare and can be difficult to secure a booking. If hotels are not available, the village has a vast quantity of chalet (including some incredibly luxurious ones) and a self-catering apartment (condos) accommodation available for holiday rental, but care should be taken to read the reviews of the cheaper ones to ensure you are not disappointed! Beyond the centre village, La Daille has a few hotels on the main road plus hundreds of apartments. Further afield toward the head of the valley Le Fornet is comparatively quiet and consists of one hotel, and a handful of traditional chalets & apartments .

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For the quietest, upper mountain, overnight experience, the only place to stay is Le Refuge de Solaise, situated high above the village at 2,551m elevation at the top of the Solaise gondola. Hardly a refuge in the traditional sense, it is a high-class mountain lodge that won’t disappoint. From the refuge you can truly look down upon the great unwashed!

Le Refuge de Solaise | Val dʼIsère, Mountaintop Accommodation Le Refuge de Solaise  $$$$
Le Refuge de Solaise provides stylish, ski-in/ski-out, alpine lodgings at 2,551m altitude in the heart of the ski resort above Val d’Isere village. Rooms for up to 5 guests are available. The views are spectacular and the location all but guarantees first tracks to those that want them ......

Anyone looking to experience the ski resort overnight during Christmas/New Year or February needs to understand that accommodation in the main village is highly sought, books out very early and anything left will often cost you an arm ……. and a leg. You may be better off looking at La Rosiere, Sainte Foy, Les Arcs or Tignes. Skip directly down to the bottom of this page to see our 3 cheapest & best places to stay when skiing the Haute Tarentiase region.

Search & book lodging via our Val d'Isere Ski Accommodation Listings page.

Affordable Accommodation in Val d’Isere

There is some affordable accommodation in Val d’Isère but it can be hard to find. And note also, the term ‘affordable’ is only relative to the rest of the prices in the ski resort. Surprisingly the central village has a few excellent options, including some for self-catering. By and large, the best times to visit for affordable prices are from the second week of January to the first week of February, and then in the last 3 weeks of March and into April. The Hotel Les Crêtes Blanches takes the chocolates for the best combination of affordability, location, quiet, convenience and comfort. The hotel is simple compared to others nearby, but sometimes that’s all one needs! several others are available too. We can vouch for the quality & affordability of the Victoria Lodge Hotel, having stayed there during our last visit.

Hotel Les Crêtes Blanches | Val dʼIsère, Affordable 3-star Hotels Hotel Les Crêtes Blanches  $$$
Hotel Les Crêtes Blanches is the most affordable 3-star hotel in the central village of Val dʼIsère in an outstanding location close to the ski lifts & main entertainment precinct, away from noisy main road. It has a host of simple & comfortable, single, double & family rooms available......
Victoria Lodge Hotel | Val dʼIsère, Affordable 3-star Hotels Victoria Lodge Hotel  $$$
Victoria Lodge Hotel is on the outskirts of Val dʼIsère and offers fabulous, affordable rooms & suites only 5 min walk (or free bus ride) from the ski lifts. The hotel includes a fabulous bar & restaurant, plus a food market & pizza restaurant are just next door ......
Village Vacances de Val d'Isère | Val dʼIsère, Affordable 3-star Hotels Village Vacances de Val d'Isère  $$
Village Vacances de Val d'Isère has simple, budget, holiday rooms & units close to the ski lifts, entertainment & services. Low-key furnishings with very little decoration, it provides a comfortable place to rest one’s head without paying an arm and a leg. Minimum 7-nights stay for much of winter, linen costs extra, and the Spar market is just next door. .......
Hotel Bellier | Val dʼIsère, Affordable 3-star Hotels Hotel Bellier  $$$
Hôtel Bellier has affordable, traditional hotel rooms & suites only a few minutes’ walk from the ski lifts & village centre at Val dʼIsère ski resort. 2-bedroom family suites also available......

Val d’Isere Luxury Accommodation

The centre of the village, and particular along the edge of the ski slopes & near the lift bases is the domain of the 5-star luxury hotel. Here you can spend as much money on a hotel room or suite as you like. Each has gorgeously outfitted rooms with equally gorgeous views of the mountains, Michelin starred restaurants, slopeside bars with sun-loungers, amazing pool and spa facilities and of course, ski in and ski out convenience. A few of the 5-stars slum it out on the main road through the village, including a few an excessive use exterior chandeliers. Also in the mix here are a few 4-star options that price-wise are almost comparative to the 5-stars. Each have incredible on-site facilities & services, but not the prime ski-in ski-out location.

Hôtel Les Barmes De l'Ours | Val dʼIsère, Luxury 5-star Hotels Hôtel Les Barmes De l'Ours  $$$$$
Hotel Les Barmes De l'Ours is the place to stay in Val d'Isere for 5-star ski-in ski-out convenience next the Bellevarde gondola, Michelin rated restaurants, superb bars & exceptional spa facilities. The hotel sets the standard for a luxury ski holiday experience in the resort ...
Airelles Val d'Isère | Val dʼIsère, Luxury 5-star Hotels Airelles Val d'Isère  $$$$$
For ski-in ski-out 5-star luxury accommodation & celebrity status in Val d’Isere ski resort’s most prime location facing the Solaise gondola, stay at the world-class Airelles. Elegant rooms, suites & apartments overlook the slopes & mountains, plus all facilities & services are simply the best ....
Le Yule Hotel & Spa | Val dʼIsère, Luxury 5-star Hotels Le Yule Hotel & Spa  $$$$ to $$$$$
Le Yule Hotel & Spa provides perfect ski-in ski-out luxury accommodation in Val d’Isere ski resort’s best location at the base of the Solaise gondola. Opposite the Airelles, this is the place for afternoon duelling cocktails & winter sun soaking, without having to spend your inheritance ....
Le Hôtel Le Blizzard | Val dʼIsère, Luxury 5-star Hotels Hôtel Le Blizzard  $$$$ to $$$$$
Hôtel Le Blizzard is one of the most affordable 5-star hotels in Val d’Isere ski resort. Located on the main road, right in the centre of the village & only 150m from the ski lifts, this hotel has it all except ski-in ski-out. If that is important to you, stay at one the hotels listed above ....
Hotel Tsanteleina | Val dʼIsère, 4-star Luxury Hotels Hotel Tsanteleina  $$$$
A stunning 4-star hotel located on the main village road next to the Le Blizzard, Hotel Tsanteleina has stylish rooms & suites in the heart of Val d’Isere village only 200m from the ski lifts and close to all the resort’s best entertainment, bars & restaurants ......
Hotel Mont Blanc Val dʼIsère | Val dʼIsère, 4-star Luxury Hotels Hotel Mont Blanc Val dʼIsère  $$$$
Hotel Mont Blanc Val dʼIsère has new, boutique-style 4-star rooms, suites & chalets in a quiet location on the edge of the village. Highly rated by guests, its quiet location is close enough to the action that it seen as a major strength of this hotel ….
Avenue Lodge Hotel & Spa | Val dʼIsère, 4-star Luxury Hotels Avenue Lodge Hotel & Spa  $$$$
Avenue Lodge Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of Val d’Isere ski resort, just 250 metres from the ski lifts. It features a spa centre with a hammam, sauna & indoor pool, plus modern Savoie décor that is decidedly more for those that enjoy a bit of darkness in their life! …
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Best Val dʼIsère Mid-Range Hotels & Apartments

In the main village, between the ultra-high-end 5 & 4-stars and the few affordable picks mentioned earlier, there are a wide selection of ‘mid-range’, reasonably well-priced hotels & apartments available. As mentioned earlier too, there are masses of privately owned apartments & chalets for holiday rental in addition to the options below.

Everest Hotel | Val dʼIsère, Mid-range 3-star Hotels Everest Hotel  $$$ to $$$$
Everest Hotel rooms, suites & facilities have been recently refurbished and now better complement its excellent location within the central village of Val dʼIsère. All the major ski lifts are within a 5min stroll and it is next door to great restaurants, bars & shopping …..
Hotel Ski Lodge | Val dʼIsère, Mid-range 3-star Hotels Hotel Ski Lodge  $$$
Located next door to Victoria Lodge, the Hotel Ski Lodge is a new 3-star hotel in Val dʼIsère with very good, affordable rooms, a few minutes’ walk (or free bus ride) to the ski lifts and the centre of the village ...
Hotel Kandahar | Val dʼIsère, Mid-range 3-star Hotels Hotel Kandahar  $$$ to $$$$
Hotel Kandahar is a stylish 3-star hotel near the centre of Val d'Isere village, close to all the ski lifts & services. Opposite the Spar market & only a few minutes from the lively main centre shops, bars & restaurants ...
Hotel Avancher | Val dʼIsère, Mid-range 3-star Hotels Hotel Avancher  $$$ to $$$$
A modern, full service, chalet-style hotel, Hotel Avancher provides everything expected during a ski holiday in Val d’Isere. Located on the main road near Hotel Ski Lodge & Victoria Lodge, it is a short walk or free bus ride away from the ski lifts & the centre of the village....
Chalet Skadi | Val dʼIsère, Mid-range Apartments Chalet Skadi Apartments  $$$ to $$$$
Chalet Skadi has luxury, self-contained apartments on the edge of Val d'Isere village. Apartment size is from 1 to 5-bedrooms, a short walk or free bus to the ski lifts. Generally only for 7-day rental during winter ….
Chalet l'Avalin | Val dʼIsère, Mid-range Apartments Chalet l'Avalin Apartments  $$$ to $$$$
Chalet l'Avalin has large, affordable, self-contained apartments in the centre of Val d'Isere close to all the village shops, services & entertainment. Apartments have space for up to 10 guests but are only available for 7-day rental during winter .….

Le Fornet Lodging

Only 2km up the valley from the hustle, bustle & pizazz of Val dʼIsère village is the blissfully quiet hamlet of Le Fornet. Served by its own cable car lift, Le Fornet is the opposite of Val d’Isere but with the same style & class one expects in the region. The place to stay is the Chalet Hotel Du Fornet or one of several chalet guesthouses or apartments. Everything is close to a lift, ski slope, or bus shuttle stop back to the main village.

Chalet Hotel Le Fornet | Val dʼIsère, Le Fornet Hotels Chalet Hotel Le Fornet  $$$
Chalet Hotel Le Fornet has fabulous hosts and beautiful rooms in the quiet hamlet of Le Fornet. The twin, double & triple rooms best suit couples & groups of singles that are looking for quality, affordable lodgings away from the noise of the main village......

La Daille Hotels & Apartments

Exiting the tunnel that bypasses the narrow canyon entry to Val D'Isere, one’s first glimpse of the ski resort is the 'architecturally intriguing', stacked, modern apartment buildings of La Daille. Not exactly what one expects when first arriving here, the apartments however do provide loads of affordable & convenient accommodation. Whilst most are privately owned, several of those in ski-in ski-out positions next to the Daille gondola are available for holiday rental. On the opposite side of the road, two lovely, but expensive, 4-star hotels sit snugly a short stroll from the lifts. Behind those, an alpine-style apartment block has numerous studio, 1 & 2-bedroom apartments for holiday rental from private owners or via several agencies.

Hôtel Le Samovar | 4-Star Val dʼIsère, La Daille Hotel Hôtel Le Samovar  $$$$
Located at the entry to the valley, Hotel Le Samovar has quality 4-star lodgings at La Daille, 100m from the gondola & funicular to the Bellevarde. Family & duplex rooms with mezzanines are available. A sunny terrace can be enjoyed with the onsite restaurant, lounge bar & Mineral Spa.....
Hotel La Toviere | 4-Star Val dʼIsère, La Daille Hotel Hotel La Toviere  $$$$
Located at La Daille, Hotel La Toviere has beautiful, quiet, 4-star rooms & suites only 100m from the gondola & funicular to the Bellevarde. Underground car parking, an indoor pool, hot tub, and spa centre, plus restaurant and bar .....
Residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde Apartments | Val dʼIsère, La Daille Self-contained Apartments Residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde Apartments  $$$
Residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde are located at La Daille and have affordable 1 & 2-bedroom, self-contained apartments for up to 6 guests, only 200m from the ski lifts and local supermarket .....
Résidence Apartments La Daille | Val dʼIsère, La Daille Self-contained Apartments Résidence Apartments La Daille   $$$
Résidence Apartments La Daille have affordable studio & 1-bedroom, self-contained apartments for up to 4 guests, close to the ski lifts and only 200m from the ski lifts and local supermarket .....

Search & book lodging via our Val d'Isere Ski Accommodation Listings page.

Alternative Accommodation Close to the Resort

Whilst staying in Val d’Isere itself should be the goal of anyone skiing the resort, if for whatever reason you are unable to, day-tripping (either by driving your rental car or skiing across from Tignes) is a good way to ski here without breaking the bank.

With a rental car, accommodation can be sought anywhere between Val d’Isere & Bourg St Maurice. You can use the lodging as a base for a ski safari in the region. Our rock-solid guarantee, cheapest and best accommodation in the Haute Tarentaise includes: the Le Dôme Hotel & Restaurant in Les Boisses (Tignes 1800), the Le Perce Neige d'Alicia Guesthouse & Bar (in Viclaire, just past Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise), and close to Bourg St Maurice & La Rosiere, the Auberge de Jeunesse HI Séez hostel. All three are either on, or just off the road to Val d’Isere.

Accommodation is always way cheaper in neighbouring Tignes. Skiing to Val d’Isere requires an early start to make the most of a day-trip. To ponder the complete list of hotels, apartments, hostels, guesthouses & chalets in the Tignes ski resort, search & book via our Tignes Ski Accommodation Listings page.

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