Hotel Mont-Blanc, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Tel: 33 4 50 53 05 64
Concierge.com's insider take:
Since 1878, this 40-room Belle Époque hotel in the center of town has welcomed the rich and famous. Guests enter a sumptuous lobby with period furnishings (there's also a sitting room/library) before retiring to the spacious, elegant bedrooms. Most have French doors that open onto private balconies perfect for enjoying views of Mont Blanc or Mont Brévent. The restaurant, Le Matafan, offers modern French cuisine at tables arranged around a pentagonal stone fireplace. In summer, you can lunch in the garden.
Open December through September.