Best Western Charlemagne Hotel - Lyon  4 stars

23 Cours Charlemagne Lyon 69002, Lyon, France, FR-69002  show mapSave
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The welcoming Best Western Charlemagne is a 4-star property set next to Roman ruins, Theatre la Maison de Guignol and Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. With accents of traditional architecture, the hotel was built in 1973 and renovated in 2012.

The hotel is conveniently placed minutes away from Gare de Lyon Perrache train station. 30 minutes away from Lyon city center.

The hotel is placed next to restaurants, a shopping mall and markets. You can make use of a patio, a cocktail lounge and a library on site as well.

It stands minutes away from the Perrache subway station. 25 minutes by car from Saint Exupéry airport.


There are 115 comfortable rooms that come with modern amenities, such as a minibar, satellite TV, a writing desk, individual climate control and a private balcony. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub.


A buffet breakfast is offered at the breakfast room. The 24-hour restaurant serves regional dishes. Tea can be savored in the coffee bar.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs EUR 10 per person per night. 


Guests of Best Western Charlemagne are welcome to use computers, a business center and a photocopier.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   116.

City Center Lyon - 1.7 mi
Airports Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) - 12.7 mi, Boutheon (EBU) - 29.3 mi
Train Stations Gare de Lyon Perrache - 2300 ft, Part Dieu Railway Station - 2.1 mi
Underground stations Perrache - 2300 ft, Ampere-Victor Hugo - 3300 ft
Bus stop - 1.4 mi
Restaurants Zinc Zinc Cafe (cuisine: French) - 400 ft, Brasserie Georges (cuisine: French) - 1800 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 185 sq. feet

Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

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    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 185 sq. feet

    Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

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      Best Western Charlemagne LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Artis
        3000 ft
      • Alain Georges
        3000 ft
      • Anima L
        3300 ft
      • Galerie Aux 3 Aches
        3300 ft
      • Galerie de la Charité
        3700 ft
      • 13bis quai rambraud lyon 69002
        4000 ft
      Places of interest
      • Couvent Adoration Réparatrice
        2700 ft
      • Assomptionnistes
        3000 ft
      • Congrégation de la Sainte Famille
        3000 ft
      • Fraternité Saint Pierre
        4000 ft
      Train stations
      • Gare de Lyon Perrache
        2000 ft
      Sport related
      • Proactive
        2000 ft
      • C B F
        2700 ft
      • billard club 23
        700 ft
      • Snooker Charlemagne
        1000 ft
      • Snoockers Club
        3300 ft
      • Billards Rivet
        3700 ft
      • Milouin Production
        4000 ft
      Underground stations
      • Perrache
        2000 ft
      • Ampere-Victor Hugo
        3000 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Piscine du Rhone
        5000 ft
        8 quai Claude Bernard 69007 Lyon, Lyon
      • Palais Saint-Pierre
        1.0 mi
      • Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization (Musee de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine)
        1.1 mi
        17 rue Cleberg, Lyon
      • Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
        1.1 mi
        70 rue St. Jean, Lyon
      • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
        1.2 mi
        8 Place de Fourviere, Lyon

      Near the hotel

      • The Presqu'ile
        600 ft
      • AviaSim
        2700 ft
        2, rue du Lieutenant Colonel Girard, Lyon
      • Museum of the Resistance (Centre d' Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation)
        3300 ft
        14 Avenue Berthelot, Lyon
      • Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif
        3700 ft
        34 rue de la Charite, Lyon
      • Musee des Automates EMA
        4000 ft
        100, rue St Georges, Lyon

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Zinc Zinc Cafe

        Cuisine: French

        400 ft
        Cours Charlemagne

        Phone: 04 78 95 63 36

      • Brasserie Georges

        73% likes this, based on 764 reviews
        Cuisine: French
        Price Range: USD 27 - USD 41

        1800 ft
        30, cours de Verdun

        Phone: 04 72 56 54 54

      • Pizzeria Italia Nicolo

        64% likes this, based on 16 reviews
        Cuisine: Pizza

        400 ft
        53 Cours Charlemagne
      • Plaza de Espana

        80% likes this, based on 32 reviews
        Cuisine: Spanish

        400 ft
        41 Rue Smith

        Phone: 04 72 41 89 93

      • Le PAP, Papoter Autour d'un Plat

        70% likes this, based on 5 reviews
        Cuisine: French
        Price Range: USD 13 - USD 25

        700 ft
        25, rue Delandine

        Phone: 00 33 9 83 24 40 25

      Best Western Charlemagne Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Charlemagne

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 278 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Single

        well...the staff is ok but she did not pay attention to the bill and over charge me. and when i ask she give me a funny looking face..i told her i booked with discount and then she recheck again and didn't even say sorry..all she did not explain of the bill.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        good location, price for value

        all night long noise from discotheque, noise ( drilling in walls) in the mornig from men working in the hotel ( I think they are renovating )

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Nice hotel but location undesirable after dark. No problem by day but after nightfall the perrache station (only access to city) is a very intimidating & potentially unsafe place. However a taxi from the centre only costs 7€, which when added to your hotel fee is still vastly cheaper than a similar standard hotel in the centre of Lyon.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Booked a large double room - well worth it. Close proximity to the train station was very useful and brought the price down. Yes, in the side streets there is evidence of prostitution but as the hotel is on the main route - trams and buses - there is no need to go down them. As a couple we walked through the station at 1.00 at night without feeling worried and intimitated.

        Duing the week the breakfast period was overseen and very well supervised by a dedicated professional employee. Unfortunately, for the guests, at the weekend he went on holiday. The next morning by 9.15 the fresh fruit salad was not replaced, the scrambled egg was left chilled in the unplugged heating unit, the cold meat was not replenished and fruit juice dispenser ran out!! The one serving lady, just could not cope on her own. The main desk staff should also have pointed out that the security boxes were by reception and not in the rooms.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Good position, near metro, rail station and the city centre

        the corridor restructuring

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Very cosy and clean hotel next to Lyon Perrache train station and to a tramway stop. Our room was set on the courtyard side: because of this fact it was very quiet. Free and fast Wi-Fi connection. I would reccommend this hotel considering all these features.

        You have to cross the courtyard to reach the rooms: yet the path is completely covered by a roof. Our floor was under renewal: smell of fresh painting in the corridor, but not in the room.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The double bed was too small, this isn't the real size of double bed. For 2 people it is hard to sleep in such a bed.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        They posted notice about no electricity, but should have personally informed the guests upon check-in. The housekeeping came really early in the morning and never returned later in the day.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        It's location relative to the centre of the city and good transport to the airport.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        This was the second time stayed at this hotel, we chose just for a place of familiarity enroute north to Switzerland. The hotel has reasonable facilities, pretty standard Great Western design. The rooms are comfortable and clean with a good sense of security. If you don't mind a 10-15min walk to Plaza Bellacour then this will suite you. Secure parking only a short walk from hotel, with baggage drop off zone possible out front. Breakfasts are great at this hotel, if you want in house dining (though this comment is based on our stay time before this one).

        There are a few restaurant options close by, though not a large choice, therefore you really need to travel back toward the city centre to find a wide range of gustation options. This is the only hotel during our whole stay in Europe where on arrival, they had no record of our booking. This was not a hassle they were able to locate the reference after some investigating, this was a little upset easily resolved. Last time we visited, we were charged twice for a bar tab. So important to just keep a record of your booking and expenses. Not a reason not to stay here, just a note of caution.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Air conditioning was great as it happened to be very hot during our stay.

        There was only white bread on offer for breakfast, which was good otherwise.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Helpful reception staff. Easy arrangements for carpark, although it wasn't clear how far away this was & that you had to move the car by 8.30 am.

        Nobody to help with luggage or willing to try, except reception lady who didn't want to go far, naturally. A funny conglomeration of wings and staircases; not very attractive away from the entrance hall. Needs freshening.

        • Average rating
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