Hotels in Lille

Where to Stay in Lille from Inexpensive to Luxury

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There's plenty of choice of hotels and accommodation in Lille in North France, making it a perfect short break from Paris, the U.K. and Belgium. All the hotels here are in the historic city center, so you don't need a car. Many of the good restaurants and attractions are also within walking distance. Here is a range of hotels from inexpensive to luxury.

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Hotel Carlton

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This is my favorite hotel in Lille. It’s right in the heart of the city, but happily has proper soundproofing. Even if you have a room overlooking the Place and the Opera, you won’t be disturbed. It’s solidly old-fashioned with 60 good-sized rooms and suites prettily decorated. Bathrooms are a decent size and well equipped. One nice quirky touch is that each floor has a large entrance lobby, decorated with oversized paintings and odd pieces of sculpture. You take breakfast in the first-floor dining room; but it's best to get there early enough to get a table by the window. Check out their website for good packages available throughout the year.

If you’re driving to Lille, don’t use your car while you’re in the city; let the concierge put the car into the garage until you leave.

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L'Hermitage Gantois

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With a history stretching back to 1460, this stunningly renovated red brick building, built around old cobbled courtyards, is now a gracious hotel. It's become a favorite for a special occasion so it's necessary to book in advance. It feels secluded but is just a few minutes’ walk into the center. Spacious rooms combine tradition with oak-panelled walls and contemporary design that takes in that chic Stark furniture. Good sized bathrooms are luxuriously equipped and towels and toiletries are top notch. You can choose your dining style here: there’s an expensive gastronomic restaurant and a cosier estaminet or bistro-style restaurant. There’s live music in the cosy bar.
Price Band: $$$-$$$$

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Couvent des Minimes

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Tucked away along the canal but just a few minutes’ walk from the center, this former 17th-century convent has red-brick vaulted corridors looking over the central courtyard. The spacious rooms are modern, with all the 21st century conveniences you need, plus excellent bathrooms which are well appointed. There’s a lounge and sitting area in the covered courtyard while the restaurant has a delightful internal terrace for summer dining off their good-value menus.

Couvent des Minimes
17 quai du Wault
Tel.:00 33 (0)3 2030 62 62
Price Band: $$$-$$$$
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Hotel de la Treille

© Hotel de la Treille

Right in the heart of Lille, the modest frontage of the hotel, built in 1988, doesn’t really do the hotel justice. Step inside where the 42 rooms are well-equipped with the executive rooms benefitting from a recent update. There’s no restaurant but you are so close to the action that’s no problem. But note there’s isn’t an elevator.
Price Band: $-$$

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Hotel Brueghel

© Hotel Brueghel

A firm favorite with returning clients, this city-center hotel is charming. 63 individually decorated rooms are comfortably decorated; some have wooden paneled walls, others are light and modern. Wonderfully odd antiques decorate the main rooms of the hotel and the 1930s elevator is straight out of a period film. In addition you always get a friendly welcome, and a good breakfast served in the delightful dining room.

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Hotel Kanaï

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Near both the railway stations and the historic center, the Kanaï is a good find. Rooms are comfortable though small and some have views over the old surrounding streets. But the friendly welcome, good prices and the added bonus of special parking rates and 10% reduction in certain nearby restaurants makes up for the lack of facilities. But note that there is no elevator.

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