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Hotel du Simplon

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We loved this hotel. Excellent front desk service and wheelchair accessible. The location is perfect. The bathroom has a roll-in shower. The room feels very French, not like a generic American hotel room. Highly recommend!

Terrific location, rooms, and breakfast selection. Front desk staff were all very friendly and helpful. Being able to use the locked garage facility a block away was really worth the extra charge, to not worry about our car. The Thomas group of restaurants, a few blocks up rue de Charite, across from the Musee de Tissus, is quite a find. Thanks to the good value of the Simplon Hotel, we were able to afford an incredible lunch at Les Trois Domes restaurant, on top of Sofitel Hotel, also fairly close by.

Excellent personnel , and a good night sleep guaranteed as the room I was allocated was very quiet.Do not expect any views though. Breakfast average and terrible coffee prepared in a thermos !mind you I wasn't impressed with the coffee in France during this stay.Room though very clean needs badly a revamp, also linen and towels have seen better days.

We were very pleased with our stay at Hotel du Simplon. Here are some reasons why we highly recommend the hotel: *Hotel has air conditioning! This is a rarity in Lyon. We had to look extensively to find a hotel with AC. *Hotel has an elevator *Staff was very friendly and accommodating. They provided excellent restaurant recommendations. *Great location--nice, quiet neighborhood, close to train station, close to shopping district and restaurants *Close to Perrache train station, about 5 minute walk *Family run business *Rooms on the small side, but nice, comfortable, clean *Room had a bathtub *Hotel offers breakfast for a inexpensive fee *Excellent value

The hotel is conveniently located on fairly quiet streets and there is a good-sized grocery store just one block north. In mid-May they were doing construction work on the street at the edge of Place Carnot so you couldn't walk directly from the Place down Rue Duhamel to the hotel. Take the street south or north instead. If you are coming on the Metro without bags, it may be just as easy to use the Ampere station. The bathroom was spacious with a great shower. My room was supposedly a superior room, but it was small with no dresser to store anything you couldn't hang on the tiny hanging rod. The hotel advertises air conditioning, but they don't turn it on until at least some time in June (and there are no fans) so if you are there on a hot day in May, get ready to sweat. I don't know how limited the air conditioning season is, but if this is important to you, stay elsewhere. I didn't eat the breakfast, but there's a patisserie just one block up the street. There's a lot of charm in the public areas of the hotel.

I stayed here recently and found it a lovely well situated located in a nice part of town to get round and see the sights. The hotel is clean and do a nice no frills breakfast and the staff were ever so helpful and when I needed directions to the football match they made sure I had print outs and helped me in so many ways. Everyone who worked there was helpful and made my stay a pleasant one and although the room was on the small side the bed was one of the comfiest I've been in in ages and plenty of sheets if you got cold. All in all a lovely nice hotel with basic facilities and someone on reception 24 hours a day I would hopefully come back here some day again..

I asked reception for help with a print out. I was in a bit of a confused state as I don't speak good French. The staff settled me . Kindly printed my document and gave gave me a free espresso. The décor is lovely . Simple early century cottage style. Highly recommend you visit even if just for a coffee.

We stayed here overnight during our visit to Lyon. This is a wonderful, homely and cozy family run hotel right at the center of the city. Major tourist attractions like Vieux Lyon, Basilique Notre Dame and Musee des Beaux-Arts are within a radius of 1 km. The hotel is also conveniently located within five minutes from the Perrache rail station and tram stations which makes it easy to access other parts of the city. Finally, the room was warm, comfortable and well equipped. We felt the deal was a steal especially considering its central location and the amenities provided in the hotel.

We spent one night in Lyon on a road trip and stayed here. It was a cute room with AC and close to the river, so it was easy to walk around the city with not a lot of time to explore! Skip the breakfast - it's all bread or cheap pastries. Cheaper to opt for something out, even if its pastries at a bakery.

Good and convenient location..walking distance to train station, eating places and shopping area. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice and cosy hotel . Room cosy except for the small bathroom.Will go back and stay if visiting Lyon again

11 rue Duhamel Lyon Rhone

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Textile Museum and Bellecour Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in 2nd Arrondissement, Hotel du Simplon is within a 5-minute walk of Textile Museum and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Bellecour Square. This 37 -room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Located in central Lyon, the hotel is also near St. Jean Cathedral and Lyon City Hall.


Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 37 soundproofed rooms feature free newspapers and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

At Hotel du Simplon, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and free newspapers. Self parking is available for EUR 14.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 372 reviews