The capital of Alsace is an amazing city to visit all year round. The area is world-famous for its wine, with the Alsace wine route running the length of the region and its fairytale villages that are completely picture perfect. In winter, Strasbourg hosts its world-famous Christmas market that people from all over the world flock to. But how do I find the very best accommodation in Strasbourg?
For your family vacation to Strasbourg, you will find plenty of great spots to stay in Strasbourg with kids. There are boutique hotels in Strasbourg, camping in Strasbourg, hostels in Strasbourg, hotels and apartments in Strasbourg waiting for your visit. The list of the best places in Strasbourg is endless!
- Know before you go. Our top Strasbourg travel tips
- Best luxury hotels in Strasbourg
- Best hotels for families in Strasbourg
- Hostels in Strasbourg
- Best Strasbourg apartment for your stay
- Camping in Strasbourg
- Booking accommodation in France tips
Know before you go. Our top Strasbourg travel tips
Travelling to Strasbourg can be such an enriching experience for the whole family. There are so many things to do in Strasbourg for families, and having the best place to stay and wander is extremely important. Here we’ve got some information to get you planning your trip to Strasbourg to make it completely hassle-free.
How to get to Strasbourg France
Strasbourg Airport is a minor international airport located in Entzheim and 10 km west-southwest of Strasbourg. Air France and KLM fly from Paris to Strasbourg Airport multiple times a day. Besides Paris and other domestic locations, you can fly direct to Strasbourg from Munich, Istanbul, Barcelona, Tel Aviv and London just to name a few.
Strasbourg Gare Centrale Train Station receives a number of daily TGV high-speed trains. Strasbourg has direct high-speed train lines with Dijon, Lyon, Avignon, AixDisneyland Paris, Paris, CDG Airport and Marseille. Regional trains from the Alsace Region and connections locally with Freiburg in Germany and Basel in Switzerland are available. You can book all your train to Strasbourg with Omio Go Europe. Omio is the biggest booking agent in Europe.
You can drive to Strasbourg from all over Europe. The highways in France are of high quality and well maintained. The French Highways have tolls on them which can be quite expensive. You can drive to Strasbourg from Paris in around 6 hours, from Frankfurt in around 1 hour and Freiburg in around 45 minutes. You can pick up a hire car at any airport in Europe and in Strasbourg.
Parking in Strasbourg tip:
Parking in Strasbourg can be expensive in the old town area. Your best option is the park and ride system. There are 12 places located on the outskirts of the city that you can park and catch a tram into the city centre. The cost is only 4.20 euro per car for up to 7 people including transport by tram into the cityLook here for more information on the park and ride locations in Strasbourg
Flix Bus and Eurolines service many destinations around Europe by bus. Buses arrive and depart Strasbourg from Place de l’Étoile 67076 Strasbourg France. Buses from Paris to Strasbourg take around 6.5 hours. The big bus companies offer comfortable seats, air conditioning, and onboard WiFi. You can book all your buses to Strasbourg with Busbud
How to get around Strasbourg
Strasbourg has an easy to use transit network of trams and buses. A one-way ticket costs 1.70€ or an unlimited day pass is 4.30€. Tickets can be purchased from automatic kiosks at a tram station or single tickets from a bus driver for 2€. The Strasbourg city centre is compact and easy to walk. You can also hire a bike from bike-sharing stations located around the city.
Get the Strasbourg Pass
Get digital delivery of the Strasbourg Pass to your device which you can exchange at the Tourism office for your card. The Strasbourg City Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when you are vacationing in Strasbourg.
Save up to 50% off retail prices on admission to top Strasbourg attractions and tours including The Strasbourg Cathedral and a free boat cruise. There are single-day and multi-day passes to choose from on your Strasbourg vacation. Explore the Strasbourg Pass here
Using your phone in Strasbourg
Relying on Wi-fi when you are travelling with kids and sightseeing in Strasbourg can be hard. Making calls and staying in contact with who you need is a top priority when you are travelling with family. Plan your Europe trip out and order your sim before you leave home to stop any stress about travelling, data and calls.
Best luxury hotels in Strasbourg
Do you like a bit of luxury on your family vacation? If you prefer a little bit of luxury for your accommodation in Strasbourg with kids then below are some of the best luxury hotels in Strasbourg.
Hôtel & Spa Le Bouclier D’or
Hôtel & Spa Le Bouclier D’or is located in the historic La Petite France district in a 16th Century building. The La Petite France area is one of the best places to stay in Strasbourg with kids as it is so central to all of the most popular tourist attractions in Strasbourg.
The luxurious rooms at Hotel Le Bouclier d’Or are decorated in antique furniture. The rooms have modern amenities such as air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a minibar for parents.
The breakfast is a real highlight with Alsatian and international buffet breakfast served daily while the tearoom or wine bar offers an alternative for families visiting Strasbourg. Being a luxury hotel the property has a wellness centre, that includes a spa bath, sauna, hammam and massage room. Public parking is available nearby at an additional cost. Doesn’t this sound like the best accommodation in Strasbourg!
The hotel is 5 km from the European Parliament and a 10-minute walk from the train station and a 5-minute walk from Strasbourg Cathedral. For families on vacation, this is a great accommodation in Strasbourg option.
Pavillion Regent Hotel
This exclusive luxury boutique hotel in Strasbourg only has 17 rooms available. All 17 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and minibars. This has to be the best luxury place to stay in Strasbourg.
As you would expect with luxury accommodation, housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and valet parking.
Strasbourg Train Station is located 800 m away from the property. Notre-Dame Cathedral is 800 m from the hotel and the Strasbourg Museum of Modern Art is an 8-minute walk away.
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Best hotels for families in Strasbourg
Most hotels and boutique hotels in Strasbourg are located in the old town area of the city. This puts public transport, restaurants and shopping right at your fingertips which is brilliant when you are travelling to Strasbourg with kids.
Mercure Strasbourg Palais des Congress
You know at Mercure you will find a certain level of comfort that will meet your family holiday needs. The Palais des Congress Mercure has family-friendly features such as an indoor heated pool and spa. There is the Le Restaurant onsite serving French cuisine but if you prefer there are many local restaurants close by.
Only 5 min by tram from the Strasbourg historic city centre, the Mercure Strasbourg Palais des Congrès hotel has very comfortable rooms accommodating families of up to 4 people. This is ideal for families on holiday in Strasbourg.
Located a little out of the city centre, but family-friendly amenities such as an indoor swimming pool and proximity to food options sure make up for it. Put this one down as one of the best family hotels in Strasbourg
Aparthotel Adagio Strasbourg
The Aparthotel Adagio has 57 apartments onsite which is fantastic if you are travelling with family in Strasbourg. The building features access to the fitness room and private covered parking is available.
For families, there are 1 bedroom apartments for 4 people. There is a sofa bed in the lounge and beds for 2 people in the bedroom. While this is compact accommodation in Strasbourg the apartments come equipped kitchen, air conditioning, WIFI and the usual amenities such as a bathroom and a safe for your valuables.
The Aparthotel Adagio Strasbourg Place Kléber is located in the “Grande ile” district, near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg. It is one of the most central places to stay in Strasbourg.
A great choice for those wanting to be centrally located, with the advantage of the hotel having a tour and ticketing service for your convenience.
This accommodation in Strasbourg, Citadines, offers fully-furnished serviced apartments ideal for families visiting Strasbourg. The 1-bedroom apartment offers separate living and dining areas, so the whole family can have some space. The apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen for those who like to bring their own food.
If you choose, your family in Strasbourg can enjoy a buffet breakfast served each morning in the hotel’s breakfast room. Private parking is available onsite for an additional fee. The hotel also has a laundromat and dry-cleaning service which is brilliant for travelling families.
Located in the old town area of the city, the Christmas markets, Strasbourg Cathedral and the Petite France attractions are a 5-minute walk from the apartment-style hotel.
This accommodation in Strasbourg is a great option for families travelling with older kids, as the location is central to restaurants, fast food, shopping and museums
Hostels in Strasbourg
Hostels are not like they used to be, you will find families and mature ago couples staying in Strasbourg hostels. Facilities nearly matching and exceeding hotels in some instances, when it comes to communal areas, games rooms and tourist information. Staying in a hostel with kids in Europe is a great experience.
Auberge de Jeunesse HI Strasbourg 2 Rives
This Strasbourg hostel features rooms for 1-5 people with private ensuites for your privacy. The property features internet access, laundry, games room, bar, food service and breakfast. For families who like to cook there are self-catering options available including a fridge for your food.
This is a great choice for staying in Strasbourg with kids as the Auberge de Jeunesse HI Strasbourg 2 Rives hostel boarders a large city park on the banks of the Rhine River. This location makes it super easy to walk across the bridge into Germany
Best Strasbourg apartment for your stay
An apartment in Strasbourg is a great option, for families visiting the Alsace. Apartments are usually bigger than hotels and feature family-friendly facilities such as washing machines, clothes dryers, kitchens and 2 bedrooms if you choose. Where to stay in Strasbourg with teenagers and kids? That’s easy, an apartment.
This Strasbourg apartment has oodles of room for the whole family. The 2-bedroom apartment features ensuites in both bedrooms. A large living room space for families to spread out featuring a living room with a TV, Bluetooth speaker and workspace. For those visiting families in Strasbourg who look to cook, the apartment has kitchen facilities as well as a washing machine and dryer.
Apartments featuring cooking and laundry facilities are a win, win for family vacations. The convenience of being able to prepare meals and do one’s washing is invaluable for families on a budget
This Strasbourg accommodation fits up to 6 family members in 2 bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge room. A kitchen is fully equipped with ceramic hob, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and Nespresso machine await you. Laundry facilities including washer/dryer and car parking available onsite.
Location in the old town area of the city, close to everything and next to the Place des Halles shopping centre. If you have teens who love to shop then this apartment is just for you
Camping in Strasbourg
Many people love the communal aspect of camping. Camping is popular in the Alsace and the neighbouring Freiburg, Black Forest area. You can pitch a tent, bring a motor home or hire a bungalow when camping in Strasbourg.
Camping de Strasbourg
Camping de Strasbourg offers a number of different options for people looking to go camping in Strasbourg. Camping de Strasbourg offers site’s for pitching tents, sites for motor homes, chalets and motor homes for up to 6 persons, cottages and cabins for 5 persons and class tents.
The site features a pool, restaurant, grocery store, bike rental, equipment rental and free parking. The reception can help with Strasbourg tourist information and tours. The Strasbourg campsite, located just 3 km from the historic centre. Explore Strasbourg, using the cycle paths from the campsite.
Such a great option for a family holiday in Strasbourg with a wealth of outdoor options available onsite to keep kids happy and entertained while in Strasbourg camping
Booking accommodation in France tips
Like most countries, France has some of their own rules for when you book accommodation in France. Having visited France many times there is some family travel advice we have to include in this post. You may think you have found the best place to stay in Strasbourg but there are some things you should be aware of.
- When you book accommodation in France YOU MUST DECLARE all people who will be staying with you including infants
- If you do not declare all occupants even newborns and you exceed the maximum occupancy of your hotel room or apartment you can be asked to leave
- Parking is rarely free with a room, even at an apartment.
- Check that your vehicle will fit into the allocated parking area if you are travelling with a van or people mover. Some have height limitations
We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has you inspired to visit Strasbourg. There are so many things to do in Strasbourg that will have you entertained for your family whole stay in France. Most families that travel know that finding the best accommodation in Strasbourg for your family vacation will make your trip to Europe so much more relaxing and stress-free.
For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in France with family click through to our France Destination Guide page for more brilliant family travel inspiration.
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