Hotel Prieuré, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Tel: 33 4 50 53 20 72
Concierge.com's insider take:
This large hotel has 91 generously sized rooms with ubiquitous chalet-style design—lots of warm pine and cheerful fabrics. All have balconies that look out on the Mont Blanc massif. The piano lounge has an après-ski-appropriate fireplace, and the La Baïta restaurant serves hearty four-course dinners and an acceptable breakfast buffet. Situated near the village center, the hotel is a five-minute walk from the "Chambus" bus stop and just down the road from the Aiguille du Midi cable car.
Open mid-December through mid-October.