The Palace of Versailles was built in 1661 at the direction of King Louis XIV and was the opulent home to Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, and the infamous Marie-Antoinette. It’s one of the most beautiful and sumptuous palaces in the world, surrounded by the also stunning Versailles Gardens. In fact, the estate grounds are huge, which is why you’ll probably need more than a day to explore the palace as well as the surrounding city.
You will also find yourself staying late if you watch the Saturday night Fountain Show. This famous light and water show put on by the Fountains of Versailles ends very late. Traveling back to your Paris accommodation after the show will be difficult because everybody leaves the show at the same time, the train station is always crowded and taxis back to Paris are hard to find.
Fortunately, there are several comfortable and luxurious hotels near Versailles Palace that will make your visit more convenient and that extra bit special.
Best Hotels in Versailles near the Palace
Located 40km southwest of Paris, Versailles is one of the most popular day trips from Paris but it is also perfect for lavish honeymoons and weekend getaways for history buffs. And if you’re trying to find the best area to stay in the city, you can’t go past the neighborhood around the Palace of Versailles.
The leafy, charming neighborhood around the palace is filled with cute cafés and restaurants, great shops, and historic buildings. There are also lots of great hotels near Palace of Versailles if you want to be close to this historic landmark.
So, if you’re ready to book the holiday of your dreams in France, here are the best hotels near Palace of Versailles.
Compare the Best Hotels in Versailles, near the Palace
DIST. TO THE PALACE
The Mercure Versailles Chateau is just 1.1km from the Palace of Versailles and is within walking distance of the train line that gives direct access to Paris.
This 3-star hotel in Versailles is also located right in the city’s commercial center, which will give you ample opportunities to shop and eat at nearby restaurants during your stay.
The hotel has modern, spacious rooms that include work desks, private bathrooms, and tea and coffee facilities. There are also family rooms available in case you’re traveling with a large group or with children. The convenience and comfort of this hotel make it a great choice if you want to be close to the Palace of Versailles for a reasonable price.
The Le Louis Versailles Château is one of the best-located hotels in Versailles. It’s just 5 minutes walk from the famous Versailles Palace and 2 minutes from the train station into Paris. It also has secure private parking available so you can hire a car as well as everything you’ll need for a comfortable, luxurious stay.
While you’re at the hotel, you can enjoy French cuisine at the hotel’s contemporary restaurant L’Alcôve, relax in the lounge bar, or sit out on the terrace and enjoy the weather. You can also relax in the waters of the hotel’s hammam or allow the hotel’s spa to give you relaxed muscles and clear, beautiful skin.
The rooms are modern and spacious but there are little touches all over the hotel that will quietly and elegantly remind you that you’re in France and near one of the most extravagantly luxurious palaces in the world.
For the ultimate in luxury and convenience, you need to stay at the 5-star Waldorf Astoria Versailles – Trianon Palace. Just 6km from the Palace of Versailles, this hotel could be an extension of the famous palace. It’s set on 3 hectares of beautiful gardens and is located in a neoclassical style building for that perfect, historic atmosphere for your stay.
You’ll have your choice of fine dining at this hotel, and you may have trouble choosing between them: the Michelin starred Gordon Ramsay au Trianon for elegant dining and the brasserie La Véranda for light meals all day along with beautiful views of the city. There’s also a cocktail bar at the hotel for a late-night drink.
Once you’ve finished eating, you can get treated like a king or queen with free access to the award-winning Guerlain Spa with its heated indoor pool, spa, and beauty treatments. And once you’re done relaxing, you can return to your elegant room with views of the Versailles Palace or the gardens, all of which make this one of the best hotels in Versailles, France.
You can’t get more convenient than this hotel in Versailles France. The Hotel Le Versailles is just a 1-minute walk from the Palace and there are 3 rail stations nearby so you can head back to Paris once you’ve explored the city. The hotel also offers free parking in case you decide to hire your own car while you’re in the city and a 24-hour front desk for booking tours and advice while you’re in Versailles.
When you stay at the Hotel Le Versailles, you can start every morning with a buffet breakfast on the hotel’s terrace, in the dining room, or in your room, and finish off each day with a relaxing drink in the hotel’s bar. The rooms are large and impeccably decorated with French touches and all the modern amenities including tea and coffee making facilities.
If you’re looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Versailles, Hotel des Lys might be the answer. It’s right in the heart of the city and just 1km from the Palace of Versailles and 500m from the local train station. And if you hire a car for your travels, then the hotel has secured parking available for a small fee.
The hotel has a bar for a late-night drink and serves a delicious continental breakfast every morning in the dining room or in the guest rooms. There are no restaurants at the hotel, but there are three just a short walk away. The rooms are spacious and modern with period touches to make you really feel like you’re in Versailles.
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