Only a 90-minute train ride away, Nancy makes an appealing alternative to the tourist trodden streets of Paris. The buildings and landscape of Nancy both exemplify and defy traditional French style. For those who fancy 18th-century design, Nancy offers many refined aesthetic delights. Stroll across the opulent Place Stanislas, deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stand awestruck in front of the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral of Nancy. Relax in the Jardin Botanique du Monte, a stunning example of formal French gardening. For those with more modern interests, Nancy was the seat of the early 20th-century Art Nouveau movement. Keep your eyes peeled for Art Nouveau architecture around the city. Take in the many lavish pieces on display at the Musée de l'École de Nancy.
Now that you’re convinced to come visit Nancy, where should you stay? Read on to learn about accommodations for every type of traveler from the budget backpacker to the luxury seeker.
If you’re a budget backpacker…
If you are traveling Europe on the cheap, you may have typed Nancy into the hostelworld.com search bar and came up short. Now are you avoiding the destination out of concerns for cost? While Nancy does not have a large backpacking scene, there is no reason to miss out. Here are your most affordable hotel options:
The Hotel Au New-York, Nancy’s cheapest option, is a steal at an average price of 37 USD per night. With private rooms and shared bathrooms, the Hotel Au New-York serves as a crossover between a hostel and a hotel. It’s true that the service and decor are “no frills.“ However, this hotel will appeal to those whose prioritize price and location. It’s only a 10-minute walk right into the heart of Nancy!
Hotel Au New-York
Address: 63-65 Rue Saint Nicolas, 54000 Nancy, France (see map)
Price: from 37 USD
At 46 USD a night, another affordable option is the Hotel de l’Academie. This funky hotel has a botanical vibe in its sitting room and dining area. Guest rooms are simple but brightly decorated.
The location is fantastic; just a 0.3 km (0.1 mi) walk puts you in Place Stanislas, the large square that holds the honor of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Place Stanislas owes its grandiose design to Stanisław I Leszczyński. He was both the former ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and father-in-law to Louis XV of France. Stay in this affordable accommodation for convenience while you save some cash!
Hotel d l'Academie
Address: 7 Rue des Michottes, 54000 Nancy, France (see map)
Price: from 46 USD
If you’re content with simple yet affordable comforts...
The majority of Nancy’s hotels fall into this category. Are you willing to spend 10 or 20 USD more than the cheapest options? You’ll be able to find elegant and quite pleasant experiences that bring you the glamor of French life.
A few reviewers on Tripadvisor have called the rooms small and dated. However, the hotel’s cleanliness is not in question. Plus, the unique decor conjures a quaint old world charm that is sure to delight. Hotel Le Stanislas is conveniently located downtown behind the Opéra National de Lorraine, and it’s a real bargain for an average price of 64 USD a night!
Hotel Le Stanislas
Address: 22 Rue Sainte Catherine, 54000 Nancy, France (see map)
Price: from 64 USD
Hotel De Guise was built in the 17th-century. This unique property evokes the era of the renaissance with ornate details, a lovely courtyard and large-scale wall paintings in each room. A room costs an affordable 54 USD a night, and the hotel is a short fifteen-minute walk to Place Stanislas and the Nancy Cathedral, and the Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine is mere minutes away.
Hotel De Guise
Address: 18, Rue de Guise, 54000 Nancy, France (see map)
Price: from 54 USD
If you’re treating yourself…
Nancy has a few options that will make you feel like French royalty of years gone by. And here is some good news; even the most grand hotels are affordable compared with other major European cities.
Don’t lose your head, but a very special guest once graced the rooms of this hotel. That’s right, Queen Marie Antoinette herself! The Grand Hotel De La Reine makes its home in a stately 18th-century building. Whether inside or outside, you can practically feel the history. The Grand Hotel is located right on the Place Stanislas.
The Grand Hotel’s rooms begin at 157 USD per night. The lovely rooms offer elegant crown molding and simple clean decor. The Grand Hotel provides guests an opportunity to feel immersed in the glamor of the French royals for a reasonable cost.
Grand Hotel De La Reine
Address: 2, Place Stanislas, 54000 Nancy, France (see map)
Price: from 157 USD
La Villa 1901 blends Art Nouveau and contemporary decor to a fascinating effect. The old and the new interact to create a uniquely French feel. This elegant B&B option provides an escape from city life with a lush garden and a lovely free breakfast. The amenities complete the experience; you’ll have access to a fireplace, flat-screen TV and iPod dock. Rooms begin at 157 USD.
La Villa 1901
Address: 63 Avenue du General Leclerc, 54000 Nancy, France (see map)
Price: from 157 USD
Enjoy affordable luxury in Nancy
Whether you are coming for a long or a short stay, with your significant other or with a group of family and friends, you’ve got excellent accommodation options waiting for you in Nancy. Now all you’ve got to do is decide what type of traveler you are!
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