Hotel Alpina, Chamonix

138 Rooms
1 hour Transfer time
Half board Board basis

Here at flexiski, we’ve always been a fan of the Hotel Alpina in Chamonix for its unbeatable flexibility, but less so for the 70’s décor, however, the hotel has just completed a marvellous new renovation project. Flexible, stylish and affordable we're pleased to say we’re loving the new look.

Renovation aside the hotel offers a fantastic location at the top of the pedestrianised street with fabulous views of the surrounding Mont Blanc and Brevent mountain ranges. One of the primary Chamonix bus stops is right outside allowing easy access to every slope of this fantastic ski area.

The Vista bar and restaurant is a real high point (literally) with fabulous panoramic views over Chamonix and Mont Blanc, cocktails and sumptuous food compliment the scenery. Well worth a visit. But downstairs the hotel has a fabulous chill out bar area with a huge open fire and there's a nice spa area to dip your toes into if you're the pampering sort. In summary, it's deliciously mountain themed but it's the views that steal the show.

What we like

  • Central location towards the end of the pedestrianised area at the heart of Chamonix
  • Fantastic views, particularly from the upper floors and Vista restaurant
  • Complete renovation completed for the 2018/19 ski season

Worth knowing

  • The ski bus stops right outside, so you can easily get to the slopes each morning
  • There are often markets in the open square beside the hotel
  • It's a big hotel, just so you're aware


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Jacuzzi
Rated 4 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

A memorable hotel Seattle, Washington I have to say, this hotel surpassed our expectations. Alpina was located right by the river - which along with the background of Alps, flowers, and singing birds of the Chamonix, it was truly in a... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Great location. Good views Sydney, Australia We spent 4 nights here recently and the hotel was great. Nice, big room with views of Mont Blanc. Location was great with a very easy walk across the street to the main shops. We didn't have the... Rated 4 on TripAdvisor
Loved Chamonix but would not stay at this hotel ever again Binghamton, United States I really wanted to like this hotel since it came at the recommendation of a fellow traveler who was an architect. However I felt that my trip to Chamonix was made worse by my stay here. First of... Rated 2 on TripAdvisor

View on map

Situated close to the top of the pedestrianised street that runs through the centre of Chamonix, the Hotel Alpina is seconds from all the resort amenities. Its location means you get spectacular views of surrounding Mont Blanc and Brevent mountains. The main ski bus stop is just outside the hotel so you also have easy access to the main lifts.

  • Ski region
    Mont Blanc
  • Distance to slopes
  • Distance to town
    In centre


The hotel has been completely renovated over the last two years for the 2017/18 ski season. All rooms have the following: Complimentary WiFi, LCD TV, hairdryer, mini bar, safe, phone and bathroom products.

Standard Rooms

The 35 standard rooms have double beds (twin beds on request) and a private en suite with a bath. The rooms have views over the Brévent and Aiguilles rouges.

Sleeps max. 2

Superior Rooms

All 93 superior rooms have double or twin beds and an extra bed may be available on request, private en suite with a bath. There is a balcony with views of the Mont Blanc mountain range. There's also a sofa and Nespresso coffee machine in the room.

Sleeps max. 3


The 10 suites each have a double bed with a living room and bedroom that can be separated. There is a sofa bed that can be separated into twin beds in the living area. Most suites have a balcony overlooking the Mont Blanc mountain range. The ensuite has a walk in shower as well as a bath and a separate toilet. There is a Nespresso coffee machine in the room.

Sleeps max. 4


The facilities in the Hotel Alpina consist of:

  • Le Vista restaurant – panoramic views of Mont Blanc and Chamonix
  • Lounge bar
  • Small grocerie store
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Hammam
  • Two Jacuzzis
  • Massage - additional charge
  • Small fitness room
  • WiFi
  • Ski Lockers
  • Huge fireplace
  • Rental shop – rent and ride
  • Private parking
  • Lift
  • Conference facilities

Board basis


Resort guide


The resort
Resort height - 1,035m
Highest point - 3,840m

Ski areaMont Blanc ski area - 115km of piste

Green runs 12%
Blue runs 42%
Red runs 31%
Black runs 15%

Lifts - 42

Season length - December to April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 2/5
Intermediates - 2/5
Experts - 5/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Families - 2/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 5/5
Charm - 4/5
Scenery - 5/5

Cross-country skiing | snow shoeing | ice climbing | dog sledding | heliskiing | mountaineering | paragliding | speed riding

Transfer times
Geneva - 1 hour
Chambery - 1 hour 45 minutes

Chamonix Mont Blanc area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £183
6 day lift pass from £303

Chamonix Le Pass (local lift pass)
3 day lift pass from £144
6 day lift pass from £257

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