Lyon

May 19, 2019 - May 20, 2019

2 guests - 1 room

Lyon is the second most-visited city for tourists in France, just behind Paris. The Romans founded the city in 43BC, when it became the capital of Gaul. Today, Lyon is noted as the gourmet capital of the country. This urban metropolis also has a new science and anthropology museum, the Confluences, that sits where the Saone and Rhone rivers meet. Lyon has excellent Michelin-rated restaurants, traditional bistros, and local city eateries featuring French specialties and local wines.

Book a hotel in Lyons using Skyscanner for the best rates and opportunities to compare accommodations with ease on the site. Some of Lyon's main tourist attractions include the Place Bellecour, a huge piazza in the city center, the late 19th-century Notre Dame de Fourviere basilica, and the Roman theatre, the remains of the Roman city called Lugdunum.

Where Can I Book a Hotel in Lyon?

Lyon has many hotels available for travelers, with the majority of them located on either side of the Rhone River or on the eastern banks of the Saone River. If you wish to stay close to the action near Place Bellecour, the Villa Maia is just 0.2 miles away, a short stroll. This exceptional hotel features a hot tub and sauna, an on-site bar, and has private parking available, which is convenient if you've scheduled a rental car for driving around the city.

What Are Prices For Lyon Hotels?

A highly rated hotel such as Villa Maia can cost about $483 per night, with breakfast included, while a less expensive aparthotel like Apparteo Lyon 7 Jean Jaures will have rates per night of only $60. There are dozens of other hotels with nightly rates that are in between these costs. You can compare rates, amenities, and locations on the Skyscanner site and choose wisely, depending upon your taste and budget.

Where Can I Find Cheap Hotels in Lyon?

A few cheap Lyon hotels can be found in the area, such as above-mentioned Apparteo Lyon 7 Jean Jaures, which includes breakfast, free WiFi and private parking availability on-site. This aparthotel is close to the Metro for traveling to the city center and all of the sights.

The Hotel D'Ainay is a budget-conscious option, also, with rates that begin at $53 per night. It's located close to the train station and Bellecour Square and has clean, though basic, rooms with the opportunity to rent bikes and indulge in many fine restaurants nearby.

Can I Book a Familiar Hotel Brand in Lyon?

A number of different hotel brands operate in Lyon, but the one chain that is familiar to US residents is Best Western. There are seven Best Western hotels in the Lyon area.

  • Best Western Hotel Du Pont Wilson
  • Best Western Crequi Lyon Part Dieu
  • Best Western Saphir Lyon
  • Best Western Hotel Charlemagne
  • Best Western Lyon Saint-Antoine
  • Best Western Hotel De Verdun
  • Best Western Richelieu Lyon Part-Dieu

All of these hotels are within two miles of less from the city center with rates ranging from $92 to $180 per night.

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What are travelers saying about Lyon?

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Foodies
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History Buffs
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Wellness
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Family Travelers
Member reviews (71)
Jaak Treiman
Jaak TreimanLos Angeles, California, USA
11/20/18

A city full of surprises that invites more exploration that is full of students and business opportunities.

Alyssa Driscoll
Alyssa DriscollBeijing, China
5/2/18

Spent two weeks here take French classes. It has secured it's place as my favorite French city. Definitely come for the food, the croix rousse area, the fete des luminees and the FOOD.

Sarina C
Sarina CLondon, UK
1/13/18

Lyon is just an amazing city and so underrated, in my opinion. I would highly recommend it for someone who loves food, art and history but would like to get off the beaten track. The little restaurants and patisseries in Vieux Lyon are absolute treasures. Also, the Musée De Confluences was a surprise favourite - one of the most well-curated museums in the world. At least, in this travellers experience. Don't forget to take the furnicular for a great view of the city and also take the vaporetto boat for a new way to experience Lyon.

Harold
HaroldBrooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
9/14/17

Come for the food and the old city but fall in love with friendly people, great green spaces, and interesting modern architecture. Lyon is remarkably livable and relative inexpensive vs. Paris.

FAQs

The least expensive month is August, with an average of $84 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Lyon is January, with an average price of $122 per night.
The average price of a hotel in May last year was $100 per night. This is 4% less than the average nightly price of $105 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Lyon, the expected average temperature in May is 16.6°C/61.8°F. The warmest month is typically July, which averages 27.6°C/81.7°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 0.8°C/33.4°F.
The nearest airport to Lyon is Lyon Bron (LYN) (5.68 miles). Other nearby airports include: Lyon (12.16 miles) St Etienne (30.23 miles) Grenoble (36.60 miles)

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