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Hotel Foch

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A very nice little boutique hotel conveniently located in Lyon. It was close to the old city and to many of the shopping areas in Lyon. The staff was quite friendly, efficient and extremely helpful. There are no elevators so you may wish to request a room on the first floor or just pack lightly.

Even though I selected the wrong type of room we were placed in the perfect room overlooking the street. Excellent location within just a few steps to the metro. Surrounded by shops from Chocolate to toys to brasseries. Breakfast on fresh linens. Service was extra friendly and welcoming. The building is 1800's, yet the fixtures were modern. Nice touches of french style. The management was very helpful and accommodating.

I am not sure why but many hotels in France that had 3 stars were "upgraded" to four despite staying the same. So this is definitely not a 4-star hotel but it is a solid 3-star. The owner, who was manning, the reception when we came is extremely nice and honored all our requests. There's also a convenient parking next door which can be used. The rooms were clean, relatively big and quiet. The bathroom was equally clean and quite roomy. Wifi was quite fast but you've have to login once in a while and it is a little bit silly. Breakfast pastries were good. The salty part though could be improved with more variety (only two types of ham and one cheese wrapped in plastic). To conclude we won't hesitate to stay here again next time we go to Lyon. Fare well.

I was apprehensive when i first pulled up to the hotel at midnight. Scaffolding concealed the entry. in what is an apartment building You ring the buzzer and take the elevator up to the second floor. A warm welcome awaits. The room is larger that I expected, the decor is dated but serviceable. The bathroom is new. Robe and slippers are provided. Breakfast is good. The staff is outstanding: helpful, kind, informed, patient, friendly, charming etc. I was happy to come back to my comfortable room in the evening at the end of a long workday. The district is upscale. For example, there is a Poilane bakery a couple of blocks away. The hotel is very near the Metro.

Almost thought that The hotel had closed upon arrival. Scaffolding was erected on its façade & the door was closed . Realised that the hotel was located on second floor of block of apartments.The hotel lobby, dining area & rooms are all rather old. Nonetheless, the staff are very helpful, especially Emily. The rooms are clean . Internet access in the room is spotty & I had to surf the net in the lobby. Location wise—this hotel is conveniently located next to Foch metro station –

I stayed in the end of March for a couple of nights. Location is great - close to metro station and bus stop is opposite the hotel. Some supermarkets nearby and main streets are also next to hotel. Room is not tiny as in many French hotels, very decent size. The small minus is that sound proof could be better - it's easy to hear your neighbors and creaking floor sometimes. That's probably the only things I wasn't very happy about. All other positive things in the hotel compensated all this. Breakfast is good, with fesh bread and croissants, cheese, ham, yogurts, fruits. Also cereals and dried fruits. Coffee, tea, juice - they bring to your table what you wish. Not bad at all! But the "best of the best" in the hotel - it's staff. The lady at the reception started to help already upon my arrival - printed buses schedule, explained how to get where I needed, recommended restaurants nearby (I've been to these both - excellent recommendation), explained about problems I could face as there was a strike at one of the days I was there etc. Really helpful and all to the point. And you straightway you feel they really care about their guests.

Everyone had been telling us about Lyon, especially the cuisine and the old city. WE booked Hotel Foch as it was easy to access (driving from Chamonix Mt Blanc) yet still nice and close to the main attractions of the city. Indeed being in the 6th district of Lyon it is close to the old town (15 minutes walk) and the Park Tête d'Or (10 minutes walk north). The hotel is small but exquisite. It has only 16 rooms, and ours was tastefully appointed. The only complaint was that one of the pillows was lumpy and the free internet slow. The proprietor M. Dennis was wonderful, and really made the stay memorable. He helped with our sightseeing with plenty of suggestions. He had a few friends around for a quite drink at 10 pm Saturday night and kindly invited us to join, and would have except for exhaustion. Maybe next time. Breakfast and checkout was great. This is not a slick faceless multinational hotel chain but it is a friendly place to stay that I would return to next time we visit Lyon.

Emilie and Alex both spoke very good English and were very accommodating to us on our girls city break. There had been a mix up with the room by but they sorted that for us with little hassle. They also arranged our airport transfers with Stephane which was a big help and I'm sure saved us money. The girls recommended we did a boat trip when we arrived which was a good thing to do and easy way to see sights. They also recommended 'M', a nearby restaurant which I would recommend as food was excellent. Breakfast is probably better at a nearby cafe but all in all we had a pleasant experience at Hotel Foch and would go back.

We stayed one night only but immediately we feel like home. They are so kind and friendly but not too much. Immediately she decided what the best no hesitation. The hotel itself is very nice, I love it because the impression is staying in the french aristocrat old house, so calm, nice decoration, big room for two, nice restaurant and nice living room around several rooms. The hotel is located in the nice quarter near the Rhone. One of the best hotel I have ever stayed in.

I was just for one night with my boyfriend and overall is a nice hotel to stay.It is clean, the room was big and cosy and the location was good. The person at reception is a very friendly and helpful man.

59 avenue du Maréchal Foch Lyon Rhone

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Lyon Opera and Lyon City Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Hotel Foch places you in 6th Arrondissement, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Lyon Opera and Lyon City Hall. This 16-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. Centrally located in Lyon, the hotel is also a short walk from Terreaux Square and Lyon Museum of Fine Arts.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Hotel Foch's 16 rooms are soundproofed and provide balconies, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find digital TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes, and beds sport premium bedding. Ceiling fans, safes, and desks are also available.

Property features

At Hotel Foch, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a library. Helpful staff can provide concierge services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 109 reviews