Located at the foot of the lifts in Grands Montets, the Hôtel Montana offers modern, chalet-style rooms with free Wi-Fi and balconies facing Mont Blanc. It is situated just 5 km from Chamonix town centre.
The rooms are modern and well designed, with a choice of standard, superior, junior suites and Mont-Blanc suites, some for 3 or 4 people. Each of the rooms are equipped with the following as a mimimum:
Satellite flat-screen TV
Balcony or terrace
On the roof top you can enjoy the infinity pool which is heated all year to 33 degrees C, the 7 person jacuzzi, the hammam and sauna. You can enjoy fantastic views of Mont Blanc from the pool and jacuzzi.
Guests are invited to have a drink at the hotel's bar, and after a busy day skiing or hiking you can relax by the fireplace in the lounge.
Free private parking is provided, making it easy to explore the Haute-Savoie region by car. The hotel is close to many hiking and mountain tours.
The hotel can also provide a transfer service for its guests to and from Geneva airport.
Contact Celine and Christophe for further information!
Who should go...
This is the perfect location for any couple, family or group of friends looking for a hotel close tot he slopes or within easy access of some wonderful scenery.
The hotel is located on the road linking France to Switzerland, and is a short distance from the Grands Montets ski lifts.
The roof top indoor / outdoor heated infinity pool is made entirely of stainless steel and is open year round. During the winter months the pool is accessible between 16: - 19:00 and in the summer between 11:30 - 19:00.
Available daily, you can enjoy a relaxing hot drink or glass of wine by the open fire in the lounge bar area. With comfortable seating you can spend time with family and friends in this cosy setting.
The hotel offers half board during the summer season at their lovely homely restaurant.
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Chamonix from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
You’ll need to book your own transfers, when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Chamonix, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Chamonix, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Chamonix whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
There is free private parking on site for guests.
- "Lovely room,helpful friendly staff. Chose to dine in house where a set menu is available, could not have been more impressed by the standard of the cuisine and attentive service! Would highly recommend this establishment when in Argentiere." - Trip Advisor
- "The Montana is a comfortable, relaxing refuge in a perfect location. The owners, Christophe and Celine treated us as if we were members of the family. Our room had a fantastic view of Mont Blanc and Aiguille de Midi. The bed was comfortable and the newly remodeled showers offered 3 sources of endless hot water." - Trip Advisor
- "My dad and I went on a ski trip to Chamonix and decided to stay at Le Montana. The rooms was spacious and cozy with a nice balcony facing the breathtaking mountains. Breakfast was minimal but enough for a day of skiing and the heated pool and jacuzzi were a perfect way to relax après ski." - Trip Advisor
Argentiere is a traditional French village, full of pretty chalets and charming old stone buildings. It is pretty quiet out of season but comes to life in the busy winter and summer months, when the lure of the mountains attracts plenty of outdoor types who pile into the bars of an evening. There is a good selection of sports/mountaineering shops and a couple of little grocery stores but you may want to head to nearby Chamonix for any other kind of shopping, there are regular trains and buses that link the two towns.
Argentiere has a good choice of restaurants within a very small area, just take a stroll up the main road and see where takes your fancy. The Office does good bar food of the burgers and nachos variety - perfect with a jug of beer after a day on the hill. Opposite is Les Cheserys, which serves more sophisticated fare using seasonal local produce. Further along the street is a row of shops and restaurants where you'll find a number of pizza, crepe and snack options.
Also see: Restaurants in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Taking a trip up Les Grands Montets cable car is a memorable experience in both summer and winter. The views of the valley are spectacular and it's not unusual to see wildlife such as marmots and chamois up here. You can access the Petit Balcon Nord from just behind the village, a hiking trail that runs from Chamonix all the way to Vallorcine.
Also see: Sights in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
For a small town, Argentiere has a surprising number of bars - the Savoy opposite the train station has always been the place to go for good old foot stomping apres-ski but it has had a tendency to change owners a lot recently, so we can't guarantee what this season will bring. Further up the same road you'll find old favourites such as The Office and Slalom, where there are regular live bands and parties. The restaurant at the foot of the Grands Montets lift station has a large terrace at the back where they often have musicians playing and don't forget to call in at La Yaute beside the roundabout for a beer on the sunny terrace.
The nearest golf course to Argentiere is the Golf Club de Chamonix, an 18 hole course in Chamonix Les Praz, near to the Flegere lift station. It has a driving range, club house and pro-shop where you can stock up on all the essentials. They hold regular competitions throughout the summer, the course is closed in winter.
Also see: Golf Courses in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Les Grands Montets lift station can be accessed on foot from Argentiere train station or by the bus that runs daily up and down the Chamonix Valley. The large cable car whisks you up to the Lognan plateau at 1972m, from where you can take a further cable car up to the glacier at 3300m (booking recommended as queues can be long). A new gondola was installed at the beginning of the 2014/15 winter season, making wait times much shorter.
Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France
Cots, a changing table and a stroller may be available to borrow from the hotel, subject to availability.
Location: Chamonix - Argentiere
Star Rating: 4 Star
Property Style: Hotel
Vibe / Atmosphere: Family-friendly | Modern | Small / Cosy
Event Services: Conference Facilities | Multilingual staff
Cleaning: Daily housekeeping
Access: Children welcome | Disabled access | Lift / Elevator | Pets welcome
Room: Luggage storage | Safe / Secure box | Ski / Boot Room | Telephone
Car-parking: Free parking
Families & Kids: Baby Cots
Entertainment: Room Service | Restaurant | Drinks bar | Free WiFi | Games available | Library | Pool table | Satellite TV
Kitchen/Laundry: Iron & Board
Spa & Fitness: Massage / Relaxation | Sauna
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Summer | Winter
Address: 24 clos du Montana
Argentiere | Chamonix - Argentiere | 74400