Hotel in French

You’re tired of traveling and need a place to sleep, but how do you ask for a hotel in French? Luckily this is an easy word to remember, in French it's just hôtel ! In this French audio lesson you’ll learn how to find a suitable hotel in French.

You’ll learn how to ask for different types of French hotel, or perhaps you’d prefer a hostel or a camping ground?

Once you’ve got a recommendation for good accommodation in France, you’ll also find out how to find transport to get there…

French bed and breakfast hotel

Talking about a hotel in French

Can you recommend  ...?

Est-ce que vous pouvez me recommander un bon hôtel ?

…a good hotel?

Est ce que vous pouvez me recommander un hôtel pas trop cher ?

…an inexpensive hotel?

Est-ce que vous pouvez me recommander un hôtel pour familles ?

…a family-friendly hotel?

Est-ce que vous pouvez me recommander un hôtel tranquille ?

…a quiet hotel?

Est-ce que vous me recommander un hôtel dans le centre ville ?

…a hotel in the centre?

Types of accommodation

Listen to the link below if you prefer other types of accommodation.

Is there… ?

Est-ce qu’il y a une auberge de jeunesse ?

… a youth hostel?

Est-ce qu’il y a un camping ?

… a camping ground?

Est-ce qu’il y a un hôtel économique ?

…a motel?

Once you have decided where to stay you need to find out how to get there.

Où est-ce que je dois passer pour arriver à l’hôtel [Millennium], s’il vous plaît ?

How do I get to the [Millennium] hotel, please?

Où est l’arrêt de taxi, s’il vous plaît ?

Where is the taxi stand, please?

Quelle ligne de bus va à l’hôtel [Millennium] ?

Which bus goes to the [Millennium] hotel?

Quelle ligne de tram va à l’hôtel [Millennium] ?

Which tram goes to the [Millennium] hotel?

French metro station in front of a hotel

A taxi ride can be quite expensive in France, so you might want to get an idea of the price before you hop in. Public transport is usually punctual and reasonably fast, as most big cities have bus lanes. Here are some important words and phrases for you to remember.

Je voudrais aller à l’hôtel [Millennium], s’il vous plaît ?

I would like to go to the [Millennium] hotel, please.

Combien coûte le voyage jusqu’à l’hôtel [Millennium] ?

How much does it cost to the [Millennium] hotel...?

Est-ce que c’est loin ?

Is it far?

Plus ou moins ?

More or less?

Est-ce que vous allez à l’hôtel [Millennium] ?

Do you go to the [Millennium] hotel...?

Est-ce qu’il y a un arrêt de bus près de l’hôtel ?

Is there a bus stop close to the hotel?

L’arrêt de taxi

The taxi stand

L’arrêt de bus

The bus stop

L’arrêt de tram

The tram stop

Le taxi

The taxi

Once you get to the hotel you may want to discuss your hotel booking in French, or ask for directions in French to local attractions. These French vocabulary lessons will point you in the right direction (no pun intended!).

Well, that’s it for now. I hope you found that helpful.

À bientôt!
Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team


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