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Top Lyon Historic Hotels

Le Petit Tramassac
4.7/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)

"The apartment was in a perfect location to explore the old town, as well as being only a short walk from the metro and bridges to other parts of the city. It was easy to check in and out. The apartment itself was a wonderful, comfortable haven to return to after a day of exploring. It was good having ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2018

Le Petit Tramassac
Fourvière Hôtel Lyon
4 out of 5
23 rue Roger Radisson, Lyon
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The price is £127 per night from 13 Nov to 14 Nov
4.6/5Wonderful! (472 reviews)
Ve nice hotel

"Beautiful big hotel. Service was excellent. Rooms very basic and very loud. We got woken up by someone upstairs by banging and wheeling cases. Courtyard is beautiful and great spot for dinner or an evening drink. Breakfast was very good."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

Fourvière Hôtel Lyon
OKKO Hotels Lyon Pont Lafayette
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £98 per night from 6 Nov to 7 Nov
4.5/5Wonderful! (945 reviews)

"Everything was outstanding, The staff was so professional, extremely helpful at all times, and I loved it. The room was great, the bed and the linen were exceptional. I will tell everyone I know to stay in your hotel."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

OKKO Hotels Lyon Pont Lafayette

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Mon Hôtel Particulier
3 place du Change, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
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4.5/5Wonderful! (185 reviews)
Interesting find for independent travellers!

"Great location for old town. Short walk across river to shops, further restaurants, etc. Quirky modern accommodation in very old buildings. Not suitable for less mobile. Sam punctual, v helpful and spoke excellent English. Would love to come back!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

Mon Hôtel Particulier
Le Saint Georges by mon Hotel Particulier
46 rue Saint Georges, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
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4.5/5Wonderful! (72 reviews)
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"This was a bait and switch AirBnb, not a hotel or anything like one. The pictured place was not what we reserved, the person told us they have 14 properties and get what you get. We got a four story, narrow steep spiral staircase and a cold dungeon looking room. Be careful, I should have done what ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

Le Saint Georges by mon Hotel Particulier
Cour des Loges
5 out of 5
6 rue du Boeuf, Lyon, Rhone
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4.5/5Wonderful! (549 reviews)

"Best place to stay in the city of Lyon. It has so much character."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

Cour des Loges
Hotel Silky by HappyCulture
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £94 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
4.5/5Wonderful! (440 reviews)

"Great hotel and location, friendly and helpful staff. No negatives"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2020

Hotel Silky by HappyCulture
Hôtel des Artistes
3 out of 5
8, Rue Gaspard André, Lyon, Rhone
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4.4/5Excellent! (952 reviews)

"Perfectly staff and lovely breakfast, the rooms are tidy up and"…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Hôtel des Artistes
MiHotel
Free cancellation
The price is £98 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (190 reviews)
Great location and lovely room

"We loved Lyon and the room was very clean and secure. Anastasia was super helpful and the location was great."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

MiHotel
Grand Hotel Des Terreaux
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £110 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (558 reviews)

"Lovely old building with updated clean room. Small, but ok."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Grand Hotel Des Terreaux
Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Lyon Lumière
4.3/5Excellent! (1,205 reviews)

"Very comfortable place to stay with mini apartment feels. Would prefer if rooms were cleaned every day however."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Lyon Lumière
Le Phenix Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night from 6 Nov to 7 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (780 reviews)

"Very nice location and rooms are all undated.. also parking available and very closed to the Center"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Le Phenix Hotel
Collège Hôtel
4 out of 5
5 Place Saint-Paul, Lyon, Rhone
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The price is £91 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (392 reviews)
3 star

"Helpful & pleasant English speaking front desk. Kitschy decor was probably better 10 years ago. A bit run down, oddly, the toilet seat’s inside edge was chipped and abraded but because it was the weekend, the hotel could not change it. But that wasn't something that just happened. Location was good, ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Collège Hôtel
Hôtel Alexandra
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £61 per night from 21 Nov to 22 Nov
4/5Very Good! (441 reviews)
Nice center and clean boutique hotel

"Great location! On a main shopping street. Right across a metro station and 2 minutes walk from a main station. Very nice clean hotel with a very friendly stuff. Suitable for business and couples"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

Hôtel Alexandra
Republik Hôtel
3 out of 5
18, rue Bellecordière, Lyon, Rhone
The price is £74 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4/5Very Good! (115 reviews)

"I like everything except the noise. Breakfast was good. Receptionist was kind and nice."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2019

Republik Hôtel
Hôtel de Paris
3 out of 5
The price is £73 per night from 6 Nov to 7 Nov
3.8/5Good! (233 reviews)

"Clean, quiet room, friendly staff, great location!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Hôtel de Paris
The T. House
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3.8/5Good! (25 reviews)
We loved it!

"Great location. The room was perfect, and the owner was very professional. It made our honeymoon time in Lyon memorable. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2018

The T. House
Hotel Lyon Croix Rousse Henon
3 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £53 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
Hotel Lyon Croix Rousse Henon
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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in Lyon

Travelling can be more than just going somewhere different on your trip, it can also be about experiencing the history and culture of an area. One of the best ways to get a sense of the area's culture is to learn about its history. Touring the region's landmarks or museums is a fine beginning, but staying in a Lyon historic hotel can whisk you back to the past. Pack your duffel (you won't need a time machine) as your Lyon historic hotel awaits.

Something Old, Something New

When you pass through your Lyon hotel's reception, you'll be transported to the past. With their vintage charm and mesmerising narratives, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. Although these hotels are vintage, they have many of the modern amenities that help you keep in touch or relax during your getaway. You will find your room furnished with a comfy bed, loads of character, and about everything you may want for a wonderful trip.

After you have spent time appreciating the historic hotel's grounds, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by exploring the art galleries and prominent landmarks. Of course, all this perusing through the past can stimulate your appetite. Be sure to speak with your hotel's concierge to point you to where their favourite places to grab a drink or a delicious dinner in Lyon are. Check out our guest reviews for tips from like-minded travellers to help make your Lyon visit wonderful.

Book Your Lyon Historic Hotel Today

If you are looking to get the most from your Lyon visit, a stay in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your time spent in this historically-rich city. With Expedia's 272 one-of-a-kind accommodations to pick from, you're certain to find one that is perfect for you. However, like the past eras you're exploring, these rates won't last forever. Book soon to get a place in one of these distinctive properties.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Lyon?
During a trip in Lyon, historians and history buffs alike may want to plan a visit to the a cathedral. The major shopping area and top-notch restaurants are some of the places to visit while you’re here. You can also discover the museums during your holiday to this family-friendly area.
What's the best accommodation in Lyon to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Fourvière Hôtel Lyon is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Roman Theatres of Fourviere is a short walk away. A couple of other options near historic sites include Le Phenix Hotel and Cour des Loges.
How many historical hotels are there in Lyon?
In Lyon, there are 1949 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 231 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical sites and other places to visit in Lyon?
Lyon is notable for its a cathedral and landmarks like Hôtel de Ville de Lyon, Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Place des Jacobins. Cultural venues include Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, Confluence Museum and Halle Tony Garnier. Other popular sights include Groupama Stadium and Bellecour Square.
What is a historic hotel like in Lyon?
By choosing a historic hotel, you can stay someplace that has an officially recognised historic designation. A palace, castle, stately home or even a lodge, pub or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel as long as it has special significance. Period features or traditional architecture can be admired in the communal spaces and guestrooms of these historic hotels in Lyon, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term “historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The building and architecture of historic hotels tend to be what’s most significant. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value along with how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Lyon have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you expect to find, while every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the usual amenities found at a contemporary hotel will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Lyon, don’t worry that you’ll find yourself staying at a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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