Best hotels in Colmar for a weekend getaway

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Located on the Alsace Wine Route, Colmar is an ideal starting point for exploring the region and its picturesque villages. Hotels in Colmar with an astonishing number of stars will be able to meet the expectations of the most demanding travelers … A brief overview of just a few addresses, each with its own identity.

L’Esquisse Hotel & Resort, in the center of Colmar

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Opened in July 2021, L’Esquisse is a five-star hotel in Colmar, a member of the MGallery group, located along the Champ de Mars, thus taking advantage of the incredible tranquility close to the heart of the city, with its streets lined in half. – Timberlands and their museums and Little Venice.

L’Esquisse tempts us at first sight: behind its stunning facade of gold and green metal, it houses 57 rooms on 3 floors, including 3 suites and 2 apartments. The decor of the public areas, the restaurant and the entire rooms are completely incompatible with what can be seen in other luxury hotels in Colmar. You didn’t hit the door until you understood that the red thread of the ornament is a tribute to the sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the Statue of Liberty, Country Child. As evidenced by the blocks of marble and rough stone placed in the entryway and in the living room as a coffee table, the corrugated copper veil covering the reception desk evokes the dress of the statue and the giant mask of his face, which dominates the bar. We find this spirit, rare for a luxury hotel in Alsace, in the rooms in which Giros & Coutellier has imagined the artist’s studio setting with neutral tones and noble materials featuring maud board headboards. They have the advantage of taking advantage of a very graphic balcony and bathroom with their black mosaic. Two large penthouses on the upper floor: 83 and 185 square meters are a plus of the local hotel industry. In terms of catering, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant JY’S, designed by Jean-Yves Schillinger, is located in a spacious and very tidy glass space, opening onto the promenade. On the plate, beautiful finds inspired by classic gastronomy. Breakfast is also served in this lovely room where large buffets are filled, among other things, with Alsatian cuisine. For a simpler meal, the bar menu highlights exquisite classic dishes that can be enjoyed in the bar or at the traditional ‘Stammtisch’ table in the lounge. Finally, the last but not least asset: a 500 m² Clarins spa offering 6 treatment cabins including a double, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, ice fountain, solarium, fitness room and pool. What’s Next?
Hotel Esquisse 2, rue de la Marne 68000 Colmar, Tel. : 03 67 68 20 00, sketch-colmar.com
Room rates range from 250 to 300 euros.

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La Maison des Têtes, the other beautiful hotel in Colmar

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Here is a facade that is likely to be a surprise: it is decorated with hundreds of small carvings of stone heads. Converted from 1609 into a 5-star hotel, a member of the Relais & Châteaux, this home is ideally located in the heart of the city and now offers 21 rooms where design combined with some traces of the past lead the way. There are two gourmet restaurants: the Historic Brasserie, where the décor displays an Alsatian affiliation: wooden alcoves and period stained-glass windows. Enjoy local specialties and the ultra-designed Girardin Restaurant, whose menu led by Michelin-starred Eric Girardin allows for beautiful discoveries. An inner courtyard where you sit on sunny days adds to the undeniable charm of the Maison des Têtes.
La Maison des Têtes 19, rue des Têtes, 68000 Colmar, tel: 03 89 24 43 43.

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Fourteen . Hotel

Right in the center of Colmar, this 4-star boutique hotel is housed in a former 19th-century pharmacy. In its 113 rooms, including two suites, there’s a contemporary décor that doesn’t, however, negate the place’s past. A breakfast room, bar and boutique with an original presentation complete the offering of this hotel. As for the spa, which is equipped with a hammam, sauna, relaxation room and light therapy, it offers a menu of Ayurvedic massages.
14, rue de Augustin, 68000 Colmar, Tel. : 03 89 20 45 20, hotelquatorze.com

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The 4-star Hotel Colombier is housed in a true Renaissance-style residence, very well located in the heart of Colmar, with 45 rooms and suites. The décor features very contemporary touches and the Italian-designed furniture is in perfect harmony with
The building’s Alsatian heritage: Here is an interesting mix of tradition and modernity, the best example being the inner courtyard where there is a huge fountain.
7, rue Turenne, 68000 Colmar, tel: 03 89 23 96 00, hotel-le-colombier.fr

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Our good addresses in Colmar

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Once you’ve settled in one of these hotels, it’s time to discover Colmar. A small non-exhaustive list of a few diverse places not to be missed!

“Little Venice”
The emblematic area of ​​the city offers a leap in time. It starts behind the Koïffhus, and passes by the fish market pier, to go to the Turenne and Saint-Pierre bridges.

Market hall or covered market.
Opened in 1865, there are about two dozen merchants offering the best in the area. Not to be missed: a fountain surmounted by a statue of a small grape grower, a bronze work of Auguste Bartholdi set in a corner, a copy replaced in 1986, the original is in the Bartholdi Museum. 13 School Street, 68000 Colmar.

Saint Martin Collegiate Church
Built from 1235 to 1365, it is a major work of Gothic architecture in Alsace. Several restoration campaigns, the most recent, completed in 1982, shed light on the church’s foundations from the year one thousand. 18, Place of the Cathedral, 68000 Colmar.

Pfister’s house
Built in 1537, it is the first example of Renaissance architecture in Colmar, with its wooden gallery, octagonal tower and frescoes. 11, rue des Marchands, 68000 Colmar.

Bartholdi Museum
We discover the world of a country child, the reconstruction of his last Parisian apartment, the models of the nine public monuments created between 1856 and 1902 for Colmar, and three rooms dedicated to American antiquities in Bartholdi with the starring of Liberty Eclairant le Monde: models, drawings, paintings, engravings and photographs. 30 Avenue Marchands, 68000 Colmar.

house hansi
The Musée Hanse, opposite the Maison des Têtes, highlights the life and work of this artist, born in 1873, through his many watercolors of everyday scenes, posters and caricatures stigmatizing the occupier, and the history recalling daily life in Alsace in the past century. 28, rue des Têtes, 68000 Colmar.

Unterlinden Museum
Housed in a former monastery from the 13th century and in a contemporary building, this museum contains an impressive collection of sculptures and paintings from the end of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Museum focus: The Isenheim Altarpiece, sculpted by Nicolas de Haguenau around 1510 and painted by Matthias Grunewald from 1512 to 1516, is considered a masterpiece of Western art. Not to mention the collection of modern art with works by Monet, Picasso and Dubuffet. Place Unterlinden, 68000 Colmar

painter studio
In this 15th-century home, this contemporary, one-Michelin-star gourmet restaurant, under the leadership of Chef Loïc Lefebvre, in an elegant and relaxed setting, you can sample local produce. 1 Schungauer Street, 68000 Colmar

Bistro de Lavandere
For home cooking using local produce such as Alsatian goat cheese and homemade sandwich bread. Good view: covered balcony and fireplace. 12 Rue Saint-Jean, 68000 Colmar

Westeb Brenner
In the heart of Little Venice, this address, voted “Wistub of the Year 2014” in Alsace is not to be missed! Master Restaurateur Agostino Di Foggia serves traditional Alsatian cuisine made with seasonal produce.
1 Rue Torian, 68000 Colmar

Alsatian biscuit house
A craft house where you rush to discover the famous ‘bredele’, the Riquewihr macaroon or even the Kougelhopf. 16 rue de Boulanger, 68000 Colmar

Fortwinger
Fortwenger’s gingerbread lovers are here to enjoy! You can find it in many forms: with blueberries, with 3 chocolates, with almonds … Do not forget Saint-Nicolas in chocolate, Florentines, leckerlis… 32, rue des Marchands, 68000 Colmar

Jack Bokel This house, which is one of the best chocolatiers in France (4 bars), has developed many original chocolatiers such as colored pencils, rose bouquets, asparagus from Alsace … 15 rue Serurier, 68000 Colmar

Signorini Tartufi
The Truffle Specialist offers over 120 truffle-based products that aficionados are sure to enjoy. Good point: free tasting. 55, Grand Rue, 68000 Colmar.

The best and most beautiful hotels in Colmar

Colmar is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Just over two hours by TGV, this often unknown city offers many advantages. Art lovers will love the Old Town, with its cobbled streets lined with medieval half-timbered buildings, the Unterlinden Museum, the Bartholdi Museum, a local kid, and the Gothic Saint-Martin Church, which dates back to the 13th century. As for lovers of good food, they will feast on restaurants serving famous culinary specialties …

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