Nestled into the base of spectacular Mont Blanc, Courmayeur has long been a popular Italian ski resort. Mont Blanc is its most famous claim to fame, but there are actually more than 14 mountain peaks higher than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) within sight of the village. It’s a sight you won’t see from many other places in the world.
The village itself is a quaint, pedestrianized place that’s full of typical Italian charm. During the winter, the skiing can’t be beat and the après-ski scene is the liveliest for miles around. In summer, the hiking and biking trails are scenic and challenging, and vibrant nightclubs await travelers at the end of the day.
Courmayeur is easily accessible from Geneva, Milan and Turin, and many Swiss, French and Italians use it as a fun, festive weekend getaway. But travelers from all over the world flock to Courmayeur throughout the year.
All this adds up to the need for some great Courmayeur hotels. With a population of less than 3,000 full-time residents, Courmayeur is a tiny little ski village. Fortunately for all of us, the town comes through with flying colors on the hotel front.
Its popularity with regional and international travelers, combined with being the site of terrific skiing and other winter sports, means Courmayeur has numerous hotels, especially for a village of its size.
Considering there are over 50 hotels in Courmayeur, it’s pretty safe to say that one of them would be right for you.
Some are luxurious, while others are perfect for budget-conscious travelers. But all of them have the advantage of being in this breathtakingly beautiful little village, close to the slopes of Mont Blanc and several other peaks in the scenic Valle d’Aosta.
Several village hotels have earned 4 and even 5 stars from various hotel rating organizations, but many others are comfortable, traditional 3-star hotels. Here’s a taste of the different hotel choices in Courmayeur, organized by their number of “stars:”
- Grand Hotel Royal e Golf. This hotel probably tops everyone’s list of hotels in Courmayeur. Features a rooftop terrace, piano bar and sumptuous furnishings.
- Hotel Cresta e Duc. Recently completely renovated and considered one of Courmayeur’s most popular 4-star hotels, the elegant but comfortable Cresta e Duc offers great service and a location that’s just a short walk from the cableway leading to the main ski slopes.
- Gran Baita Hotel. A luxurious hotel that’s furnished with antiques, but its panoramic views are a big drawing card.
- Hotel Courmayeur. A renovated, pet-friendly village hotel with delicious Italian cuisine and a relaxing bar. Friendly service, small rooms, but a good value.
Obviously, this is just a sampling of Courmayeur’s 50+ hotels. Prices vary, but excellent deals are often available.Google+