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As one of the most renowned ski areas in the world for expert and extreme skiers and snowboarders, Chamonix is brimming with affordable options from budget hotels to cheap eats. A Chamonix budget ski vacation is also possible thanks to the resorts proximity—just an hour—to Geneva, making travel less expensive. And for the same reasons, Chamonix also sees a significant weekend warrior crowd of Europe’s expert skiers, so you can bet there are plenty of budget-friendly options on a Chamonix ski vacation.
Simple, charming and close to everything, Hotel Le Faucigny is a traditional gem waiting to be discovered. The three-star hotel offers 28 cozy rooms, a lounge bar with fireplace, a courtyard with views of the Mont Blanc, and ski room with a boot dryer. If this isn’t enough, enjoy the Jacuzzi, sauna or relaxation room in the hotels spa. The hotel is located smack-dab in old Chamonix, so there are many historical attractions right at your fingertips, including ski shops.
Located close to the heart of Chamonix, three-star Hotel Prieure is a very comfortable Savoyard chalet-style hotel, with a lively, friendly atmosphere. Ideal for groups of friends and families, the rooms are all spacious and well furnished. Connected rooms are available, which can accommodate four to six people. With a wide array of amenities like balconies, minibars, fully equipped modern bathroom, an inviting lounge area and bar, Internet cafe, billiard room, and a fireplace you’ll be hard-pressed to remember that you’re staying in one of Chamonix budget hotels.
For quick, cheap—and good—grub you’ll want to head to Papillion or Poco Loco Chamonix. Poco Loco serves up classic American/French fast-food fare, like burgers, fries, subs and even breakfast items. You’re bound to have a couple meals here, whether early in the morning on your way to lifts or late at night after a proper Chamonix après ski. Papillion only offers food for take-away (aka “to-go”), but it’s fresh, gourmet and very affordable.
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