Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel Carlton Lyon

4 rue Jussieu, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69002, France

As one of a handful of upscale hotels in the city, the centrally located Carlton overlooks the Place de la République, adding a much-needed frisson of international style to Lyon's lodging scene. Set in a 19th-century grande dame of a building, with plenty of marble and wrought iron, the red-theme rooms mix a sort of Art Deco style with contemporary touches. Rooms have all the modern amenities, including reliable Wi-Fi, and bathrooms are ample and thoroughly modern. Common areas are cozy and sophisticated, and there's a good in-hotel restaurant as well as a Champagne bar and full-service spa. For lovely city views, ask for a corner Rotunda room on the top floor.

PROS

  • top-notch service
  • centrally located near shopping and restaurants
  • nice cocktail lounge

CONS

  • some rooms are quite small
  • decor not to all tastes
  • some rooms need upgrading

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
ServiceViews
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–78–42–56–51

HOTEL DETAILS

80 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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