Hotel Alpina, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Tel: 33 4 50 53 47 77
Concierge.com's insider take:
Despite the soulless, contemporary architecture, the 136 rooms at this huge hotel are spacious and comfortable. Most have balconies and all have stunning views of either Mont Blanc or Mont Brévent. The airy, seventh-floor restaurant serves traditional French cuisine, and there's live entertainment in the lounge each evening. Families with kids will appreciate the "mini-club"—sneak away to the slopes while the friendly staff amuses your darlings with sleighing, dancing, and handicrafts. A free hotel shuttle whisks guests to the ski areas.
Open December through April and June through August.