The Hotel California has been featured in a number of guide books and has been one of our best-selling hotels for over a decade. If you’re after a ski holiday with a twist, this hotel will certainly capture your imagination.
As the name might suggest, the hotel has been styled around owners Guido and Marina’s love of music and they fully expect their guests to share this with them – each of the 12 bedrooms are named and themed after a different legendary singer or band. From Elvis Presley to Janis Joplin, all the rooms feature unique décor where a carved wooden bed-head in the shape of a Cadillac with indicators as your bedside lights is a taste of what you can expect from the Hotel California.
If you love live music and an energetic atmosphere, the hotel bar comes alive at the weekends where Champoluc’s residents fill the crowd and laughter and music fill the room. It can be much quieter during the week, but you’ll be kept entertained by the cowboy saloon styling and bar games including pool and darts. You can also watch music videos and sport on the big screen TV.
Evening meals are a lively affair, taken on the mezzanine level above the bar which you pay locally for. Breakfast (included in your holiday price) is certainly quieter, taken in the lounge downstairs.
Sitting at the edge of the village, it’s not too far from the slopes or restaurants of Champoluc.
The Doors – shower
Grateful Dead – shower
Sandy Denny – bath
John Denver (this room can accommodate 3 people) – bath
Elvis Presley – shower
Janis Joplin – shower
Marshall Tucker – shower
CSN&Young – shower
Joan Baiz – shower
Bob Dylan – shower
Birds (this room can accommodate 3 people) – bath
Gram Parsons – bath
Tip: the towels can be on the thin side so bring your own if you like a thicker thread.
- Hotel Location / Resort Map
Distance from main lift:
9 minutes on foot
Distance from Frachey lift:
15 minutes on foot
Minibus service to bottom of main lift:
Not provided by the hotel, but the Ski minibus service is available on request
Outskirts of Champoluc Village
- Check-in & Check-out times
Usual earliest check-in time:
After 1400 hours
Usual latest check-out time:
Before 1100 hours
- Bedroom Details
Total number of bedrooms:
Number of twin or double bedded rooms:
Number of triple bedded rooms:
2 (“Birds” & “John Denver”)
- Bedroom Facilities
Number of rooms with full sized bath:
4 with hand-held shower
Number of rooms with half sized bath:
Number of rooms with shower (no bath):
Internet connection in bedrooms:
Satellite TV in bedrooms:
English Channels on TV in bedrooms:
Yes – News 24
Hairdryers in bedrooms:
No, but on request
Safe deposit in bedrooms:
Minibar (local charge) in bedrooms:
- Linen & Towel Services
Beds with duvets or sheets/blankets:
Yes – rather thin ones!
Dressing gowns provided:
- Facilities for Children & Families
NoCost of a baby cot:
Included for children aged under 2
Baby bath available for infants:
Available on loan from our resort staff
Baby listening service:
Baby sitting service:
Available through our resort staff – ask in resort for details
- Dining Arrangements
Cold buffet breakfasts included in the holiday cost
Not included in the holiday cost.
Salad bar for evening meals:
Early tea for children:
High chairs available in dining room:
- General Hotel Facilities
Internet connection in common areas:
WiFi available in the reception and bar areas of the hotel
Other health facilities available:
Quietest rooms: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, John Denver, Bob
Dylan, Gram Parson. Lively bar with live music on occasional nights.