Hotel Alpha is about a ten or fifteen minute drive from downtown Grenoble and has easy access from the A41. The restaurant food is good, especially the buffet breakfast. Rooms are fairly small, but well equipped. Try the patisserie next door for take-out lunch.
I want to start off by saying that this hotel has one of the biggest elevators I've ever seen at a non-chain hotel in France. That seems like a good intro for the Grand Hotel, which is a really nice boutique hotel that's been completely redone to have all the amenities of a chain hotel without the bigger prices. Returning to the elevator, this one could comfortably hold 8-10 people, which is the first clue that the hotel's probably been totally redone at some point in the last few years. The rooms were quite comfy, though like all French hotel rooms a tad on the small size. One large bed (queen?) and a reading/writing desk were about all you could fit in. But that was all I needed. Also loved the bathroom design, which had the shower and rest of the bathroom floor all at one contiguous level so that it all drained quite well instead of having water flood out of the shower onto the bathroom floor. Fixtures were all quite new and in good shape, and everything in general was quite tastefully done. Staff also very friendly and helpful, and their first-floor restaurant looked good as well even though I never used it (breakfast only, but lots of newspapers too). It's right in the center of town, so easy to walk to just about anything, though train station is a bit further, about 15 minutes. On the whole, a very pleasant hotel experience for my week-long stay.
Doug from Shanghai
The Grand Hotel, a superb 19th century building, stands in the centre of the old town close the pedestrian streets, theatre …More
good location for major areas of interest.friendly,helpful staff,improved buffet breakfast.clean except for odour in front hall,possibly carpet cleaner or damp carpet.good value,easy access to trains and autobus for aeroport.
The ibis Grenoble-Centre hotel is ideally located in the town center in the cultural and pedestrian area. The tram stop just …More
This hotel was ideal for our travel plans. We arrived by train and took the tram to our hotel. The stop was very close to the hotel, which was convenient. The apartment was roomy and comfortable, with a kitchen table and a couch. The kitchenette was well supplied with dishes and cookware. The only thng it lacked was decor. The walls were bare and that made it appear less welcoming.
The location was perfect. We were in the heart of town and could easily get to the shops and restaurants on foot. We would happily stay there again.
"Nice hotel, great location, kind and helpful staff"
Great value! The hotel was reasonably priced and our room and bathroom were very clean (my top priority) and comfortable. We asked for a room with a little balcony, and though the view was mostly of the side street, we could see a sliver of the beautiful park that's in front of the hotel. It was nice having the breakfast option - we usually got the continental at the hotel or went out to one of the local cafes and brought back coffee and pastry - but the breakfast room was very nice. The staff were pleasant and helpful, and helped make our stay a nice one!