Exquisitely poised along the Mediterranean, Montpellier is one of France’s most dynamic southern cities. The history of the Montpellier will direct you to Place de la Comédie, which has served as the heartbeat and host of the city’s most prominent historical events. Place de la Comédie formally was known as l’OEuf or “the egg”, for its oblong shape still stands today as the central square of Montpellier. Bustling with energetic students, creative street performers and international travelers, Place de la Comédie is full of excitement and beauty. With colorful trams, Castries white stone buildings, gorgeous Haussmann exteriors, and the Fontaine des Trois Grâcese (Fountain of the Three Graces) the heart of Montpellier is a sight to behold. If you’re looking to stay in the vibrant central quarter of Montpellier, let me guide you through eight handpicked accommodations in Place de la Comédie.
You’ll be astounded when you stand before Grand Hôtel du Midi, as its Haussmann-style edifice evokes the feel of idyllic France. Just across from Opéra Comédie, Grand Hôtel du Midi truly lies in the heart of historic Montpellier. This century-old hotel had a revamp in 2015, so as you enjoy the contemporary furnishings, take a closer look at the wallpaper and wooden desks in the room. The fans of flamenco dancers in the wallpaper and silhouettes of dancers in the desks speak to an important aspect of Montpellier’s cultural identity: dance.
Grand Hôtel du Midi
Address: 22 boulevard Victor Hugo - 34000 Montpellier (see map)
Price: from 180 USD / 160.81 EUR
Don’t let the exterior fool you. Though Hotel Pullman Montpellier Centre may have the look of a corporate office building, it’s what’s on the inside (and rooftop) that matters. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, and as a guest, you have access to the Connectivity Lounge (workspace with computers) as well as the hotel’s staff of “Pullman Welcomers” who can recommend a great restaurant or local attraction. One of the best features of the hotel is undoubtably the rooftop terrace with a fitness center, pool and Mediterranean restaurant, Le Vertigo.
Hotel Pullman Montpellier Centre
Address: 1 rue des Pertuisanes - 34000 Montpellier (see map)
Price: from 138 USD / 123.30 EUR
For a more intimate hotel experience, Hôtel d’Aragon offers 12 rooms at their charming boutique. With an emphasis on the environment, Hôtel d’Aragon uses shampoo and body wash with organic extracts – think mint and cotton. The wonderful staff at Hôtel d’Aragon serves an excellent breakfast on their veranda complete with croissants, orange blossom brioches, yogurt, and more. After breakfast you can step outside and walk an easy 300 meters (984 ft) to Opéra Berlioz or Musée Fabre. If you’re feeling adventurous, liaise with the staff and spend the day at sea on the hotel’s private speedboat.
Access: 1 kilometer (0.6 mi) from the railway station. Contact: +33 (0) 4 67 10 70 00
Hôtel d'Aragon Montpellier
Address: 10 rue Baudin - 34000 Montpellier (see map)
Price: from 142 USD / 126.86 EUR
Hotel Mercure Montpellier prides itself on services. In addition to the tastefully designed rooms, Mercure Montpellier has a pool, fitness center, sauna, jacuzzi, kids club, restaurant, and bar. You have it all in one place, and if you’re interested in a massage or round of golf, the staff can set you up. At this point you may not be surprised to hear that the hotel is only 15 minutes from the beach.
Mercure Montpellier Centre Comédie
Address: 6 rue de la Spirale - 34000 Montpellier (see map)
Price: from 142 USD / 126.86 EUR
Perhaps you’re looking for accommodation that’s a bit more budget-friendly. If that’s the case, super host Sebastien will be happy to have you stay at his wonderful apartment. Though the apartment is a walk away from the bustling city center, you will experience complete peace as the apartment is situated on the third story of a quiet street.
A Comfortable Apartment in the Heart
Price: from 64 USD / 57.18 EUR
Number of Guests: Up to 4 guests
Jonatthan has styled his apartment in the spirit of “brocante”, meaning that the space has been decorated with unique and classic pieces found at vintage markets. The apartment not only has character; it was designed for your comfort, and is a three minute walk to Place de la Comédie!
An Apartment That's All Class
Price: from 69 USD / 61.64 EUR
Number of Guests: 2
When it comes to proximity to Place de la Comédie, it can’t get any better than Remi’s apartment. Located on the fifth floor of a dignified building on Place de la Comédie is Remi’s spacious apartment. Needless to say, you’ll an exceptional view of the city center along with practical amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, and more.
An Apartment on la place de la Comédie
Price: from 79 USD / 70.58 EUR
Number of Guests: 4
This gorgeous apartment sits quaintly in a period building, steps from the Prefecture and the Arc de Triomphe. At Geoff’s apartment, you can enjoy a sunny Mediterranean morning on the rooftop terrace (overlooking a cathedral), and a relaxing evening dinning in his modern-zen space. If you happen to be staying on a Saturday, head to the morning street market, which is just outside your door.
Geoff's Retreat & Rooftop Terrace
Price: from 87 USD / 77.72 EUR
Number of Guests: 2
Which will you choose: an elegant hotel room or modern apartment for your stay in the heart of Montpellier?
If you’re traveling to Montpellier it’s up to you. We’ve highlighted a range of accommodation options for you here (each a walk away from Place de la Comédie) from idyllic French hotels with friendly staff to quiet, private, stylish apartments with a view. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a place for you in Montpellier’s heart.
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