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Where to stay for 4 nights in Lyon

We will be in Lyon for 4 days in early October.

Any suggestions for area of town to look for hotel or preferably an apartment Hotel?
Any site seeing suggestions that we might not find from the usual internet searches will be appreciated as well.
Thanks for any help.
Sue

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Might be gd to give a budget range for your lodging.

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First, here's a recent thread on Lyon with some good information: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/france/lyon-on-easter-weekend-2018

I stayed at the Hotel du Theatre: http://www.hotel-du-theatre.net/index_en.php. The location is great, and the only potential problem is stairs (you have to climb two short flights to get to the lobby, and there are more stairs inside, with no elevator). But I'd definitely look to stay here again.

Rick's Lyon chapter in his France book has very good coverage of the sights. One thing he doesn't mention that I enjoyed was the Parc de la Tete d'Or. On a nice weekend day, much of the city is relaxing there, and it's very pretty.

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If you would like an unusual historic apartment, check out "Mon Hôtel Particulier, 3 Place Du Change, Lyon Rhone 69005". I reserved the one with the beautifully arched stone ceiling - some photos show a World Map divider in the room next to the bed. The apartment is in the Vieux Lyon neighborhood, so close to transportation links and a fun neighborhood. Our apartment room was in a traboule, but not one open to the public. We liked the whole experience so much that my hubby took a video of us walking from the street to our door.

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Hello Sue,
My wife and I stayed at Hotel Celestins for 3 nights in June 2017. Location is great, clean and comfortable with a very substantial buffet breakfast. I would recommend it.

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We stayed at the Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts on the Island in the center of Presqu'ile,it was within walking distance of sights and restaurants.
Mike

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My family enjoyed staying in the Presq'Ile, which was well situated for many attractions. The Lyon city pass, a terrific deal, included a system transit pass, which helped us to get to more-distant sights.

You can't really assess location without including transit; Lyon has a very good network that includes a metro, trollies, buses, and a funicular.

I also made use of the bikeshare network because I like that sort of thing.

Lyon is a big place, though, and I have not returned to try a different neighborhood, so I have no basis to compare with other locations.

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Personally, I would check HomeAway. I have stayed in the Croix Rousse section in a couple of Homeaway apartments and I love that part of town. All of Lyon is very accessible with the cheap Metro. The Croix Rousse is the bohemian part of town and is a little trendy but only for locals. Wonderful daily outdoor market and great boulangerie!!! I seldom see a tourist in this section except at the Maison de Canuts (silk museum and workshop). The restaurants are filled with Lyonnaise, not tourists. I would not recommend staying in Old Lyon just because of noise and touristy restaurants.