Hotels vs chalets & apartments
Chalets and apartments are usually the most popular accommodation options when it comes to ski holidays. They tend to offer more room, more flexibility in terms of catering and, sometimes, better prices. However, hotels are also a great choice for those visiting Les Arcs, especially when you're not coming for a full week.
Why book a hotel room instead of a chalet or an apartment in Les Arcs?
If you aren't planning on a full week ski holiday, hotels can offer much more flexibility on dates, plus many can't be beaten in terms of extended services and facilities such as gourmet restaurants, spas, swimming pools, fitness rooms, tennis courts, childcare, bike and/or ski hire, flexible catering options... the choices are endless. And even though some apartment and chalet companies have recently made their booking requirements more flexible, the reality is that many can only be booked for six or seven days especially in peak season.
Luxury hotels in Les Arcs
Les Arcs has one five-star hotel. The first one to boast this high rating in the whole ski area, it opened in winter 2017 bringing with it a much needed injection of opulence to the resort.
Taj-I Mah Hotel & Spa
One of Les Arcs' newest hotels is also one of its finest. The five-star Taj-I Mah Hotel & Spa is located right next to the ski lifts in Arcs 2000, only 100m from the Lanchettes chairlift and with ski-to-door access. It is run by the same company that not so long ago opened La Source des Arcs residence, which shares some facilities with the hotel. As well as a pool and on-site ski hire shop, the hotel boasts a fine dining restaurant.
Group-friendly hotels in Les Arcs
Les Arcs has a good selection of hotels and aparthotels (apartment buildings with hotel facilities) that are great for groups or families sharing accommodation. Many of these apartments can accommodate small groups and, for larger parties, you can rent more than one.
Top group-friendly hotels & aparthotels in Les Arcs
These are our favourite apartment or chalet residences with hotel facilities and services in Les Arcs, offering spacious accommodation for groups.
- Aiguille Grive Chalet Hotel
If you want hotel convenience but with the group-style living afforded by a chalet, then a chalet-hotel can offer you the best of both worlds. The Aiguille Grive Chalet Hotel offers four, five and six-bedroom chalets with four-star hotel service, including a cocktail bar and a restaurant.
- Prince des Cimes Residence
Similar to chalet-hotels, aparthotels give you the comfort, space and flexibility of renting an apartment coupled with the luxuries of a hotel. Prince des Cimes offers a five-star service including four different pools pool, a spa with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and ski-in and ski-out access. With apartments for up eight people, this is perfect for groups looking to indulge a bit.
- Chalet Altitude Residence
Located in Arc 2000 and only 100m from the pistes, the Chalet Altitude apartment residence has an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, bar and an on-site supermarket. Apartments here can accommodate up to 16 people.
Family friendly hotels in Les Arcs
Most hotels in Les Arcs are more than happy to welcome young children and many of them offer family rooms. However, there are many other things to consider, such as distance to the pistes, amenities and services within the hotel and facilities in the neighbouring area.
Our top family-friendly hotels in Les Arcs
As you'd expect from a ski resort that's well known for its beginner areas, Les Arcs offers a few good family-friendly hotels. This is where we'd book a room if we were travelling with young children.
- Club Med Resort
The Club Med Resort in Peisey offers an all-inclusive package that's perfect for families that don't want any hidden costs. Adults will appreciate its smart interiors, on-site gym and fully-equipped spa while the little ones will be entertained at the kids' club with activities for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers.
- Mercure Hotel
Completely refurbished in summer 2019, the Mercure Hotel is located in Arc 1800. Its spacious bedrooms can easily accommodate a family of four while its suites are big enough for groups of six people. Boasting a ski-in and ski-out location, the hotel also has a bar, a restaurant and a wellness area with indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and a gym.
- L'Aiguille Rouge Hotel
Part of the Belambra chain of holiday resorts, this is another all-inclusive hotel with entertainment for adults and children. As well as a kids' club for those aged three to 17, L'Aiguille Rouge Hotel has evening entertainment, a lounge bar and a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the slopes.
Cheap hotels in Les Arcs
There are plenty of cheap hotels in Les Arcs offering decent quality rooms at reasonable prices. Many are located in the resort centre, making them a good place to base yourself on your mountain biking or ski holiday while saving some money at the same time.
Top best-value hotels in Les Arcs
In our opinion, these hotels offer the most "bang for your buck":
- UCPA Holiday Centre
If you're heading to Les Arcs with your friends and you're looking for something affordable, a good place to stay is the UCPA. This all-inclusive holiday resort is much more than just a hotel. Their packages include lift passes, instructors and an entertainment programme you can opt in or out of.
- Maison Caramel Hotel
More a guesthouse than a traditional hotel, Maison Caramel is an authentic Alpine country house in the charming town of Landry, on the doorstep of the Vanoise National Park. There are only five bedrooms at this family-run establishment that offers half-board. A large living area with log fire, a dining area with a panoramic terrace, a garden and free WiFi make this a great value option.
- La Tarine Chalet-Hotel
In the heart of the village of Peisey stands the two-star family-run Chalet-Hotel La Tarine. Offering double and family rooms as well as disabled access, this hotel is famous for the traditional Savoyard dishes served at its restaurant and the lively après-ski atmosphere at Greg's Bar.
Ski-in & ski-out hotels in Les Arcs
Most of the hotels in the Les Arcs area boast easy access to the pistes and ski lifts, either sitting right next to the foot of the slopes or just a short trip away by one of the free local buses.
Our favourite hotels near the lifts
If we were to choose, these would be our favourite hotels in Les Arcs with ski-to-door access.
- Arcadien Hotel
A three-star hotel at the foot of the slopes in Arc 1600, the cosy Arcadien Hotel offers luxury facilities with ski-to-door access. Once you've taken your skis off, you can enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or a drink at their cosy lounge bar. Their fine dining restaurant is also worth a visit.
- Village Club du Soleil Hotel
Located in the Charmettoger area of Arc 1800, the Village Club Hotel offers true ski-in and ski-out access. This all-inclusive establishment has a spa and fitness room, a kids' club and even a restaurant dedicated to children.
- La Vanoise Hotel
Ideally located in a calm setting at the top of Plan Peisey, at La Vanoise Hotel you can ski right to the door in winter or enjoy the peace and beauty of the Vanoise National Park in summer. Outside, you'll find a lift connecting the Peisey-Vallandry ski area with La Plagne just metres from the front door while inside there are spa facilities, including an indoor and an outdoor pool.
Have a read through our Where to Stay Guide to give you an idea of what each of the areas in and around Les Arcs has to offer. There are also plenty of chalets and apartments to book here – our Chalets Guide and Apartments Guide will help you choose the perfect option for you.
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