Has anyone got a hotel or B & B recommendation for Colmar, France?

My Mom, sister, aunt and myself are going to be in Colmar, France this July and are wondering if anyone has any recommendations for hotels or B & B's for that adorable city? We were hoping to stay close to the city centre. We'd also like to hear about any accommodations that we should avoid!!
Thanks!

Posted by Nancy
Corvallis OR
959 posts

I stayed at Chez Leslie in July 2012 and enjoyed my stay there very much. It's a couple of blocks walk from the train station and about 10 mins from the old town center. It's on a quiet residential street and there's street parking if you're driving. The owner had to be away when I was staying there but she left someone else in charge and she was the nicest person (even if her English was somewhat limited) and helped me a lot. It was a very comfortable room and I definitely recommend it.

Posted by Chani
Tel Aviv
3496 posts

When I was planning my brief visit there, I really wanted to stay at Maison Martin JUND. Sadly, by the time I began booking, they only had one room and I needed two. In the end my traveling companion chose the Etap, 15 rue Stanislas. It was a budget Ibis, and one of the worst places I've ever stayed.

Posted by Leanne
Atlanta, GA, USA
12 posts

We stayed at Maison Martin JUND in 2011 and loved it! It is creaky with loads of character. We had the top family room which was very quaint with a little kitchen. The family is very gracious, has a great breakfast and wonderful wines that you can purchase. Highly recommended and in the city center.

Posted by Terri Lynn
Nashville, TN, USA
23 posts

I know a place in Colmar that you will love!!!! I have stayed there many times. It is called the Roi Soleil Prestige (don't mistake it for the hotel of the same name without Prestige on the end!!). It is at 26 Rue des Metiers in Colmar and their website is at www.hotel-roi-soleil.com/roi-soleil-prestige.aspx You can't lose with this lovely hotel. It is like being able to stay in a luxury hotel but at a reasonable cost. The rooms are good sized and decorated uniquely and beautifully. The rooms feel spacious and airy and the whole place is tastefully colorful. I love the art. Their theme is 17th/18th century French royalty so you'll see a King Louis design on chairs and on the building. The bathrooms are extremely nice including the showers. The staff is nice and housekeeping does a great job. They serve a nice breakfast of fruit, luscious French pastry and breads, little containers of jellies, coffee, and juices. The La Boucherie restaurant is right next door for other meals. Parking is free and so is high-speed internet. Beds are so comfy you won't want to get up!

I know you would enjoy this hotel. They take good care of you.

Posted by Chani
Tel Aviv
3496 posts

Well, hikegodeep (I wish you'd go back to your name), since you asked, I wrote this on TA :

I have stayed often at Ibis and from the reviews, I naively expected this to be less than Ibis, but okay. There is barely enough room to walk around the bed. There was one chair - the only place to put a suitcase. There was no storage space at all. The shower stall is right in the room, so when you open the shower door, cold and naked to get a towel you are in the middle of the room. The lights in the sink area kept going off after only a few minutes and would not go on again. My room was next to the elevator and I could hear noises all the time.
The first room I was given was unacceptable - the shower door was warped and did not close. They did give me another room immediately. I was very cold all night - the temperature never went above 19 C degrees. There was one thin blanket on the double bed and another thin one for the bunk bed, which I also used.
The area seemed quiet (my room was in the back, not facing the street), the only noises are the ones you hear inside the hotel. There was no minimarket nearby - or much of anything else. On the plus side, it was only about a 10-15 minute walk to the Old Town and the Monoprix.
I guess if you are really counting pennies, it's okay. It was pretty clean though everything looks kind of worn out, and there was plenty of hot water. Never again an Etap for me, though.

Posted by nancy
7 posts

We liked Maison des Tetes very much. Great location and breakfast. Has its own parking area, which is a real convenience.