The recommended hotels and apartments in Courmayeur are all close to the town center. €€€€125+; €€€75€125; €-€74-.
If you are looking for the most luxurious, head to Hotel Pavillon (0165.846120, fax 0165.846122; €€€) one of the best in Courmayeur, with indoor pool, sauna, garage and TV. It is only 100 yards to the lifts and ski school. Hotel Gran Baita (0165.844040, fax 0165.844805; €€€; photo left) has a heated pool. The Royal and Golf (0165.831611, fax 0165.842093; €€€) in the middle of town also has a heated swimming pool.
These hotels show up in tour operator brochures and are excellent. Hotel Les Jumeaux (0165.846796, fax 0165.844122; €€€) is a brand-new, first-category hotel with sauna, TV and exercise room is closest to the lifts. Hotel Cresta et Duc (0165.842585, fax 0165.842591; €€), Hotel Cristallo (0165.846666, fax 0165.846327; €€), and Hotel Lo Scoiattolo (0165.846721, fax 0165.843785; €€) are all good. Hotel Walser ((0165.844824; €€) is a good place for kids, but about a 10-minute uphill walk to the Via Roma après-ski and nightlife.
For B&Bs, try the Bouton dOr (0165.846729; €€; photo below), Croux (0165.846735; €€).
Apartments, condominiums, flats
This is a relatively new development for Courmayeur. There is one very basic group of apartments in town Le Grand Chalet 0165 841448; fax 0165 848183 www.legrandchalet.it).
In Pre-St. Didier, Residence Chécrouit (0165.844477), Residence Courmaison (0165.846815) and Residence Universo (0165.87066; fax 0165.87087) features several types of rooms, including studios for two or three people and two-room apartments for up to five. All are equipped with TV and complete kitchen equipment. A free shuttlebus takes guests to the lifts. Chécrouit (0165.844477; fax 0165.844995) has condos. In La Thuile head to Planibel (0165.884541; fax 0165.884535). This large apartment grouping sits at the base of its own ski area that connects to France.
Contact the tourist office for a listing of private flats available for rent.