Where To Stay In Lyon, France: Best Accommodations For Every Occasion - Updated 2024

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So you think you’re ready to visit the legendary city of Lyon, France and can’t wait to delve into its most buzz-worthy attractions. That’s great, but everyone knows that long-distance travel can be a bit of a toss up at times: plans can change, problems arise, and confusion ensues. In order to meet your unique travel needs, this guide highlights some of the best accommodations in the area.

Read on and you’ll discover where to stay in Lyon during your next trip, from the best hotels to cozy Airbnb Vacation Rentals.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on January 31, 2024.

1. When location is a top priority (from USD 104)

Travelers with their hearts’ set on being in the center of the action are sure to be enticed by the charming castle-like edifice of Lyon’s Hotel du Theatre—so called for its close proximity to the popular Célestins Theatre.

Comfortably fitted between the Saône and Rhône Rivers, the Presqu’ile area where it’s located is a lively tourist sector and natural focal point of the city, with fantastic eateries and quick access to the Old Town, and the neighborhoods of Terreaux and Croix-Rousse. For more scenic transport throughout the city there’s also a place to rent bicycles directly facing the hotel.

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Hotel du Théatre

Wifi Available

Address: 10 rue de Savoie
755 meters (0.5 ft) from Basilica of Notre Dame of Fourvière

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Heating

2. When you're looking to save a few euros (from USD 30)

One of the biggest challenges of choosing a place to stay while traveling is figuring out how to best manage your finances without sacrificing on quality or comfort.

The everyday traveler will find that the Away Hostel & Coffee Shop in Lyon is both a clean and modern choice for their stay. Sure delicious premium roasts and homemade pastries can sweeten the deal, but the hostel’s most redeeming quality is that it is affordable enough for even the tightest of budgets. Rates are as low as 24 USD (22 EUR) per night, allowing you to save precious moolah. After all, isn’t your money best spent exploring the city and chowing down on some authentic French fare?

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Slo Lyon les Pentes

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 21 rue Alsace Loraine
1.45 km (0.9 mi) from Basilica of Notre Dame of Fourvière

Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services Luggage storage WiFi Available

3. When mixing business with pleasure (from USD 72)

Located in the second arrondissement on rue de Bélier, the Hotel de Normandie presents a unique housing option for enterprising globetrotters and career-minded professionals in Lyon. Special amenities at this top-rated business hotel include room service, free daily newspapers, and private telephones in every room. Hotel guests also have access to a soundproof, air-conditioned conference room equipped with overhead projectors and space enough for 20 attendees. Plus shops, restaurants, and many other establishments can be found within mere feet of the hotel.

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Hotel de Normandie

Wifi Available

Address: 3 Rue du Bélier
1.59 km (1.0 mi) from Basilica of Notre Dame of Fourvière

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available

4. When traveling solo (from USD 24)

Just because you’re traveling alone doesn’t mean you’re destined to be lonely. Over at the SLO Living Hostel, small dorm sizes of four, six, and eight are particularly conducive to striking up conversations with amicable strangers and meeting new friends. For fun social gatherings, look no further than their spacious outdoor garden, where afternoon games of petanque (a French outdoor recreational sport played with steel balls) help to ensure even more pleasant and welcoming encounters with fellow travelers. Cool perks also include free walking tours to top destinations like the Tête d’Or park and the Halles Paul Bocuse food markets.

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SLO Living Hostel

Address: 5 Rue Bonnefoi
1.93 km (1.2 mi) from Basilica of Notre Dame of Fourvière

Internet services Walking tours Terrace Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Facilities for disabled guests Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Physical distancing rules followed Bar

5. For romantics and sweethearts (from USD 91)

When vacationing with a significant other it’s usually a good idea to carefully choose an ideal accommodation where you can spend quality time together without cutting yourselves off in isolation from the outside world. Newly-renovated and at a comfortable size for two, this colorful, sunlit apartment has all the fixings for a romantic getaway, with a fanciful French window terrace overlooking the street below. Not only that, but the apartment is located mere steps from the Place des Terreaux square and the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

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Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
941 meters (0.6 ft) from Basilica of Notre Dame of Fourvière
503 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also there is air conditioning and a fan which is perfect for those hot french summers
there is air conditioning which is extremely useful in the summertime
this is a great apartment with all the amenities needed
the loft bed and the sofa bed were both very comfortable
the amenities in the apartment are excellent with added touches like coffee tea salt & pepper etc etc
modern and very clean throughout
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
apartment was clean and spacious
the apartment is clean and well-appointed
clean warm apartment and very comfortable bed
the hosts were very kind and accommodating
they’re very kind and patient to help us solve problems
hosts are lovely and easy to deal with :)
she was super helpful with instructions and was available when i had questions
they are attentive and very helpful
excellent location in the city
very close to excellent boutique shopping street
great location to stay in the heart of lyon
perfectly located to easily explore every corner of lyon
perfect place the location is amazing
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6. When it's a family affair (from 107 USD (98.33 EUR))

There’s nothing like getting everybody together again for a fun family vacation that all ages can enjoy. Group-travel, however, can sometimes be a bit of a hassle—and not to mention costly! Luckily for all the family-oriented travelers out there, this cheery Fourvière apartment welcomes up to seven guests for as little as 150 USD (137.84 EUR) per night. With prices that low, the value for this type of accommodation simply can’t be beat. Convenient appliances, such as a washing machine, dishwasher, and expresso-maker, seek to add comfort and convenience to your stay, while a delightful view of the river is just the icing on the cake.

Bright Appartment Facing Fourvière

Price: from 107 USD (98.33 EUR)

Number of Guests: Up to 7

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7. Seeking a pet-friendly abode (from 182 USD (167.25 EUR))

This four star, newly-renovated vacation rental not only welcomes pets, but is located right across from the Place Carnot—a scenic public square where many people go to walk their dogs or simply enjoy their day. Unlike some other pet-friendly accommodations where you have to sacrifice on location by going further out into the countryside, this residence is situated in the heart of the city on the prestigious Presqu’ile peninsula.

Le Balcon de Carnot

Price: from 182 USD (167.25 EUR)

Number of Guests: Up to 6

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8. Calm country living (from 53 USD (48.70 EUR))

This classic stone paradise is what the French refer to as a gite—perfect for travelers looking to break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is so much to love about this superb vacation rental: from a charming, tasteful decor, to a sublime view overlooking the rolling hills and calming rivers. Plus with a bit of a rustic feel, but still decidedly modern, what better place to call your home away from home? Popular amenities include the spacious barbecue area and access to an outdoor pool.

Countryside Gite

Price: from 53 USD (48.70 EUR)

Number of Guests: 4

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9. Luxury living (from USD 157)

If you’re someone who doesn’t mind dishing out a little more dough for the finer things in life then you will be right at home in the Cosy St Jean Apartment, located in a 16th century building in Old Lyon, where Roman ruins and other majestic monuments abound.

If the decor seems a bit swanky it’s because this delightful Airbnb is much like an art studio in its layout. Modern and spacious, the loft does indeed seem to showcase its high beams, stonework, and overhead lighting in much the same way. Meanwhile the walls are carefully adorned with the tasteful paintings of a contemporary artist whose works are on display all throughout the apartment.

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Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France
485 meters (0.4 ft) from Basilica of Notre Dame of Fourvière
293 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was nice and internet worked well
photos are accurate: this is a wonderful apartment
the apartment is nicely furnished with a comfortable couch and overstuffed armchair in the living room
good wifi and bénédicte is an amazingly friendly and responsive host
not only was the apartment cozy it was beautifully decorated and wifi was great
very clean and very comfortable
the flat was very clean and comfortable
otherwise this is a clean and interesting experience of a mideaval building
location perfect; clean as whistle
the apartment is beautiful immaculately clean stylish and super comfortable (with really comfy beds)
host was very nice & accommodating
the host was very kind and responsive
friendly welcome by efficient host
great apartment and wonderful host
bénédicte was a wonderful host
the location was perfect
great location in the old city
the location was great where you could walk to everything
access to the metro is easy
fantastic location and beautiful apartment
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A little sample of Lyon

Figuring out where to stay in Lyon, France is one of the most important parts of planning your voyage. After all, where you lay your head at night has an immense impact on your personal satisfaction and the overall success of the trip. Fortunately, Lyon is a major French city with an abundance of housing options for travelers of all types—from the economically-inclined, to business professionals, adventure seekers, and relaxed, romantic vacationers.

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