16 Best Hotels in Champagne Country, France

Aux Armes de Champagne

$ | 31 av. du Luxembourg, L'Épine, 51460, France

Across the street from the basilica, this smart hotel has design-focused guest rooms with a subdued contemporary color palette and ultramodern bathrooms. Opt for a room at the front or the side which have great views of the basilica or one of the rooms at the rear which are quieter and have terraces offering far-reaching views of the lush countryside. Guests can enjoy the hammam, spa, and indoor pool, as well as creative cooking in Cuvée 31 restaurant.

Pros

  • On-site indoor pool and spa
  • Good buffet breakfast
  • Great views of the basilica

Cons

  • On a main highway
  • Church bell-ringing may disturb guests
  • Restaurant closed for dinner Sunday and the village doesn't have another eatery
31 av. du Luxembourg, L'Épine, 51460, France
03–26–67–13–03
hotel Details
27 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid Nov.–early Dec., No Meals

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Bannière de France

$ | 11 rue Franklin-Roosevelt, Laon, 02000, France

In business since 1685, this historic hostelry is five minutes from the cathedral and welcomes visitors with its cozy accommodations and venerable dining room. Lieselotte Lefèvre, the German patronne, speaks fluent English. The restaurant's dining room produces sturdy traditional cuisine (trout, lemon sole, guinea fowl) and good-value prix-fixe menus.

Pros

  • Comfy rooms
  • Historic setting
  • On-site restaurant

Cons

  • Some rooms need modernizing
  • Short on parking space
  • Street-side rooms get some noise
11 rue Franklin-Roosevelt, Laon, 02000, France
03–23–23–21–44
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Dec.–mid-Jan., No Meals

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Château de Courcelles

$$ | 8 rue du Château, Courcelles-sur-Vesles, 02220, France

Loaded with charm, this refined château by the Vesles River has a Louis XIV facade, and the classic exterior somehow harmonizes nicely with the sweeping brass main staircase attributed to Jean Cocteau. Guest rooms inside the château range from smallish to generously proportioned, while the former outbuildings have been converted into large family-size suites. Wind down in the bar before enjoying excellent fare (including seasonal game) served in the stately, 18th-century-style dining room. A formal garden and outdoor pool are the gateway to 40 acres of parkland and a tree-shaded canal.

Pros

  • Verdant setting
  • Historic decor
  • Welcoming to families

Cons

  • Accommodations vary in size and grandeur
  • No elevator
  • Uneven service
8 rue du Château, Courcelles-sur-Vesles, 02220, France
03–23–74–13–53
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Château Les Crayères

$$$$ | 64 bd. Henry-Vasnier, Reims, 51100, France

In a grand park with towering trees planted by Champagne legend Madame Pommery, this celebrated hotel remains the showplace of Reims—a stylish, late-19th-century château featuring guest rooms bedecked with antiques, boiseries, and couture fabrics, plus the finest Champenoise restaurant of them all, Le Parc.

Pros

  • Hotel and two restaurants in same luxurious setting
  • Innovative food and Champagne pairings
  • Glorious salons are gilt-trimmed and bouquet-laden

Cons

  • Outside the center of town
  • Pretty expensive
  • No pool or spa
64 bd. Henry-Vasnier, Reims, 51100, France
03–26–24–90–00
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed 3 wks late Dec.–early Jan., No Meals

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Chenal Hotel

$ | 63 bd. Général-de-Gaulle, Beauvais, 60000, France

This foursquare street-corner establishment—close to the train station, a 10-minute walk from the cathedral, and served by a shuttle bus from the airport—is perhaps the most convenient choice in central Beauvais. Guest rooms are light and soberly decorated, if on the small side; they're gradually being revamped, so request newly redone digs.

Pros

  • Good value breakfast
  • Convenient location
  • Private parking

Cons

  • Small rooms
  • Lacks charm
  • Street noise
63 bd. Général-de-Gaulle, Beauvais, 60000, France
03–44–06–04–60
hotel Details
29 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Domaine de Barive

$$ | Domaine de Barive, Laon, 02350, France

A 30-minute drive east of Laon brings you to this upcycled 18th-century hunting lodge, now a boutique hotel that fuses contemporary elegance with period architecture and quirky artwork. Foodies will enjoy the creative dishes served in the Les Epicuriens restaurant (closed Monday and Tuesday), which has lovely views of the gardens. The hotel facilities include a lounge bar, indoor pool, sauna, gym, tennis courts, and bicycles (a supplement is charged for the use of electric bikes).

Pros

  • Nice spa and pool
  • Great restaurant
  • Peaceful rural setting

Cons

  • Far from urban amenities
  • A car is essential
  • Main restaurant closed Monday and Tuesday, though guests can order food from a scaled-down version of the menu
Domaine de Barive, Laon, 02350, France
03–23–22–15–15
hotel Details
21 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Grand Hôtel Continental

$ | 93 pl. Drouet d'Erlon, Reims, 51100, France

Centrally located on the main pedestrian street, this hotel was originally a private 19th-century mansion, and the lobby still exudes old-world charm with worn leather couches, low-level lighting, and a grand staircase. In contrast, the guest rooms, individually decorated in either classic or contemporary styles, have flat-screen TVs and modern bathrooms. A buffet breakfast is served (at extra cost) in the restaurant, which doubles as a bar in the evenings.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Air-conditioning
  • Good amenities such as Nespresso coffee machines

Cons

  • Some rooms on the small side
  • Only the suites have tubs
  • No on-site parking
93 pl. Drouet d'Erlon, Reims, 51100, France
03–26–40–39–35
hotel Details
50 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed 2 wks late Dec.–early Jan., No Meals

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Hôtel Azur

$ | 9 rue des Ecrevées, Reims, 51100, France

At this comfortable, friendly spot on a residential street in the center of Reims, rooms are simply furnished and decorated in cheerful primary colors with modern white tile bathrooms. Breakfast is served in a sunny room, or on the garden patio during summer.

Pros

  • Good value
  • Near train station and 10-minute walk to cathedral
  • Secure parking

Cons

  • Few rooms have bathtubs
  • Limited reception hours
  • No elevator
9 rue des Ecrevées, Reims, 51100, France
03–26–47–43–39
hotel Details
19 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed 2 wks late Dec.–early Jan., No Meals

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Hotel Barrière de Lille

$ | 777 bis, pont de Flandres, Lille, 59777, France

Located just behind the train station, this glass, triangular hotel designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon is hard to miss, especially at night when it's bathed in blue light. Modern rooms and suites are sleek and sparse, with floor-to-ceiling windows and walk-in closets. The hotel's two restaurants and three bars serve fine northern European fare. In-house entertainment includes a casino with more than 300 slot machines and 20 gaming tables, as well as a 1,200-seat theater. The hotel is a stone's throw from the Eurostar Terminal and close to Lille Flandres station. It's also withing walking distance to the old city center. The neighboring Parc de Dondaines provides a pretty backdrop for many room views and pleasant grounds for a postmeal stroll.

Pros

  • Good base
  • Fun if you like to gamble
  • Has two eateries and three bars

Cons

  • Room design sometimes goes for form over function
  • Impersonal and lacks charm
  • Pricey buffet breakfast
777 bis, pont de Flandres, Lille, 59777, France
03–28–14–45–00
hotel Details
142 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hôtel d'Angleterre

$ | 19 pl. Monseigneur-Tissier, Châlons-en-Champagne, 51000, France

Guests at this stylish spot in central Châlons can enjoy well-appointed rooms (think modern furniture, marble bathrooms, and either wood floors or plush carpets) along with outstanding dining options. The rooms in the back are quietest, while those on the upper level have the most atmosphere. In the stellar restaurant (closed Sunday; no lunch Monday or Saturday), chef Jérôme Feck creates sophisticated dishes with aplomb, drawing inspiration from the finest ingredients such as lobster, scallops, and seasonal game. Cheaper fare is offered in the brasserie, Les Temps Changent.

Pros

  • On-site parking
  • Two delicious eateries
  • Excellent buffet breakfast

Cons

  • The hotel and restaurants are all closed Sunday and Monday
  • The walls between the rooms are thin
  • No wellness amenities
19 pl. Monseigneur-Tissier, Châlons-en-Champagne, 51000, France
03–26–68–21–51
hotel Details
25 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Mon., late July–mid-Aug., late Dec.–early Jan., and 2 wks in Feb., No Meals

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Hôtel de la Cathédrale

$ | 11–13 rue Chambiges, Beauvais, 60000, France
There’s a shortage of hotels in central Beauvais, but this small one is close to key sights and staff provide a friendly welcome behind its heavily tinted glass doors. Although guest rooms lack much personality, they’re spic-and-span, and the bathrooms are immaculate; if you crane your neck, you’ll have a partial view of the cathedral from one of the streetside rooms. An on-site restaurant serves tasty regional dishes.

Pros

  • Hard-to-beat location
  • Courtyard terrace at the rear
  • Helpful staff

Cons

  • Pricey city parking
  • Bar doubles as the reception area
  • Showers only, no tubs
11–13 rue Chambiges, Beauvais, 60000, France
03–44–04–10–22
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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L'Hermitage Gantois Hotel

$$ | 224 rue Pierre Mauroy, Lille, 59000, France Fodor's Choice

Set in a redbrick, 15th-century hospital that is bisected by a quaint, white chapel, this upscale Marriott perfectly marries the architectural elements of a historical monument with the contemporary needs of 21st-century guests. Preserved from the past are aged wood-panel walls, 17th-century tapestries, statuary, and stained glass. Guests take advantage of the lovely glassed-in courtyards, Nespresso machines, and minimalist-style room furnishings. L'Hermitage's two restaurants serve gourmet French cuisine, and the glass-roof bar is a nice place to unwind.

Pros

  • Fascinating history
  • Beautiful architecture and interior garden
  • Hamman, spa, and heated pool

Cons

  • Pricey add-ons like parking
  • 20-minute walk from the Old Town
  • Some rooms can be on the small side
224 rue Pierre Mauroy, Lille, 59000, France
03–20–85–30–30
hotel Details
88 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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La Briqueterie

$$ | 4 rte. de Sézanne, Vinay, 51530, France

Épernay is short on good hotels, so it's worth driving south to Vinay and staying at this luxurious manor, which has spacious accommodations, wonderful gardens, and an indoor pool, plus a well-equipped spa. The guest rooms are individually decorated in colorful reds and greys, blue floral, and yellow and chocolate, all with carpeting; ask for one overlooking the extensive gardens.

Pros

  • Pool has garden view
  • Spa includes sauna and hammam facilities
  • Good restaurant

Cons

  • Rooms can be small
  • Corporate feel (it hosts frequent business seminars)
  • Some traffic noise
4 rte. de Sézanne, Vinay, 51530, France
03–26–59–99–99
hotel Details
39 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Dec.–late Jan., No Meals

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La Maison Séraphine

$ | 17 rue St-Martin, Laon, 02000, France

Within walking distance of the cathedral, this centuries-old town house blends modern comforts with timbered ceilings, creaky stairs, and either wood or terra-cotta tile floors. The five comfortable rooms (one of which can sleep up to four people and one three people) come with a quirky sense of style and are filled with flea-market finds.

Pros

  • Centrally located
  • Nice rooms with a fun style
  • Friendly owners

Cons

  • Steep staircase to attic rooms
  • Top floor rooms have low-beamed sloping ceilings
  • A parking spot on the street in front can be tricky to find
17 rue St-Martin, Laon, 02000, France
06–09–23–09–06
hotel Details
5 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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La Paix

$ | 9 rue Buirette, Reims, 51100, France

An antidote to historical overload, this contemporary, eight-story Best Western–branded property is 10 minutes on foot from the cathedral and has modern furnishings and dramatic artwork. Its color palette is up to date—think mustard, aubergine, pomegranate, and cocoa. A heated indoor pool with Jacuzzi and hammam can be found at the back of a pretty garden. The brasserie-style restaurant serves mainly grilled meats and seafood.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Private parking
  • Indoor pool and fitness center

Cons

  • Often hosts corporate groups
  • Not all rooms have bathtubs
  • Some rooms are on the small side
9 rue Buirette, Reims, 51100, France
03–26–40–04–08
hotel Details
165 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Marotte Hotel

$$ | 3 rue Marotte, Amiens, France

Occupying two 19th-century buildings, this five-star boutique hotel has a dead-center location, an eco-friendly attitude, and plenty of style to spare. Hip yet historic, the lounge and lobby drip with Belle Époque trimmings, and the generously proportioned guest rooms are superchic; all have immense bathrooms equipped with both a shower and tub—one of the two family-size suites in the modern annex (Le Cube) even has its own private sauna. There is also a high-end modern brasserie (no lunch, closed Sunday) with an outside terrace on-site.

Pros

  • Centrally located
  • Great spa facilities
  • Large guest rooms

Cons

  • No elevator to some floors
  • No air-conditioning in original building so rooms can get stuffy in hot weather
  • No 24-hour reception
3 rue Marotte, Amiens, France
03–60–12–50–00
hotel Details
33 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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