Find out why this doesn’t really matter to sightseeing tourists, though you’ll need to know how it affects Strasbourg accommodation...
Strasbourg has plenty to offer to culture-hungry visitors and it features a charming fairy-tale landscape of canals, cobbles and captivating architecture from days gone by.
Located close to the border with Germany in the north-east of France, Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region and a prosperous, attractive and cosmopolitan city in which to spend a few days.
Knowing exactly where to find a cheap hotel in Strasbourg – and when – is the key to an affordable and enjoyable stay. Read our guide below to discover more.
When you’re ready to find your ideal Strasbourg hotel, simply use the TravelSupermarket search tool to compare hotel prices.
Strasbourg hotels take the strain during sittings of the European parliament, so be sure to check ahead when planning your trip...
Travelling outside these sessions will guarantee better availability and cheaper rates at the city's excellent hotels. And some of the well-known names may also have great offers. Check out Sofitel, Mercure, Novotel, Best Western, Comfort, Citadines and Hilton, which all offer accommodation in the city.
Criss-crossed by canals, the city centre of Strasbourg is the place to look for hotels if you desire to be close to everything there is to see and do.
It's the beautiful Grand Ile that is the historic centre of the city, and many of the hotels in Strasbourg are concentrated on this compact and charismatic island, which is linked to outlying areas by a series of bridges. Grand Ile is a Unesco World Heritage Site and one glimpse of the medieval majesty of this island will leave you in no doubt as to why it’s rated as one of the finest medieval quarters on the planet.
Petite France, which is on Grand Ile, is particularly appealing thanks to its network of canals and half-timbered buildings.
Strasbourg is a fairly expensive city in which to stay, so budget hotels are snapped up fast. The good news is that even some of the city's cheapest hotels occupy great locations on Grand Ile so you don't have to compromise on location to save money.
The grand luxury hotels of Strasbourg will take your breath away with excellent service, traditional charms and fantastic facilities, including swimming pools, in the historic heart of the city.
There’s much to see and do in Strasbourg, with an equal number of restaurants and bars in which to simply sit back and sample local life...
Top five attractions
Famed as one of Europe's most beautiful Gothic cathedrals.
An area where the river winds its way around picturesque old buildings and pretty, covered bridges.
This hugely impressive building houses three museums: the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Remarkable collection of works spanning the evolution of modern art over the past hundred years.
This epic building houses the official seat of the European parliament; book tours in advance.
Music features highly on the annual calendar of events in Strasbourg, though many visitors come for the melodies of the festive season...
Route Romane Festival; July and September: The shared Franco-German heritage of Strasbourg brings traditional music and dance to concerts in most of the churches across the city.
Jazz d'Or; November: Some of the biggest names in jazz add their weight to this very stylish annual event. The height of cool mixes to the sound of clinking glasses and saxophones throughout the city.
Strasbourg Christmas Market; November-December: A little bit of magic is sprinkled over Strasbourg every winter for six weeks of festive fun. There are plenty of stalls and Christmas shops for those stuck for present ideas.