Concierge.com's insider take:
This 35-room, alpine-style inn, conveniently situated in the heart of town, is Chamonix's oldest hotel (established circa 1793). It has a white stucco exterior and modest, pleasant rooms with good-sized bathrooms (in one, there's even a view of Mont Blanc from the tub). Be sure to request a room in the new building for more space and the convenience of an elevator. The excellent restaurant, La Brasserie de L'M, serves reasonably priced Savoyard specialties. The hotel shuttle bus can take you to the slopes in the morning.
Open mid-June through April.