your stay in Lyon

LE SIMPLON More than a boutique hotel:
a family home in the heart of Lyon



Le Simplon is much more than a hotel, it’s a family home. Our establishment is designed to make every traveller feel “at home”. Inside, there’s nothing exuberant or flashy: the richness of the place lies in its authentic character. The Hôtel du Simplon is cosy and simple. Let yourself be surprised by an address with a very special harmony, a neighbourhood meeting place, a house with a family DNA where it’s good to live and share.

We could talk about a welcoming hostel in the heart of Lyon, a historic establishment or an inn with a friendly atmosphere… We could say a lot, but never enough to describe every aspect, every detail, every anecdote that makes it so special. In the end, Simplon is both a cosy nest and a hotbed of stories – ours and all yours. Welcome to us, welcome to you!

The Simplon doesn’t really see itself as a 3-star hotel in Perrache… What counts more are the stars in the eyes of its customers. Some even say that the Simplon is a boutique hotel: a place of character, family and warmth.


Hotel Simplon services and amenities

  • Prime location: a stone’s throw from Perrache station (accessibility) and in the heart of the dynamic Ainay district
  • Full, local and homemade breakfast buffet (16€/ adult, 8€/child 5-12 years old)
  • Lift
  • Reception open 24 hours a day, every day
  • Private, covered garage by prior arrangement
  • Bike storage and cleaning service
  • Hot and cold drinks

The Hotel Simplon 37 charming rooms

Each of our rooms will offer you a singular view of the city of Lyon. A photo of an architectural detail, a piece of period furniture, an intriguing object… you’ll find something to arouse your curiosity or provoke amazement. Because every detail counts, we’ve slipped an element of the city into each of our rooms. Step outside the door and take a journey towards the secret face of this multi-faceted city.

Each of the hotel’s 37 rooms offers a unique setting with inimitable decor. Comfort comes first: welcome products are available at reception.

Whether you’re travelling with the family, exploring the city with friends, opting for a romantic getaway or taking a solo break for work, we’ve got the right room for you. Le Simplon will always open its doors to you!


Discover our rooms



A superb corner room: bright and comfortable for cosy travellers.

14 m² minimum


Cocooning, cosy, functional… This room is ideal for a business trip or a short solo stay in Lyon.

Chambre quadruple de l'hôtel SImplon à Lyon


Why travel with several people if you’re going to be separated at nightfall? This room puts sharing at the heart of your trip.


Our actions for an ecological and eco-responsible hotel

Le Simplon is part of Aubergistes Lyonnais: the first hotel group in France to become a company with a mission. As such, its reason for living is turned towards others: the environment and society are at the heart of its concerns.

In practical terms…

  • The hotel has been awarded the “clef verte” and “accueil vélo” labels.
  • The breakfast room is available to Les Petites Cantines for lunch and dinner: a non-profit network of short-distance cooking.
  • Working with Solikend
  • Working with UNISOAP

HOTEL DU SIMPLON3-star hotel in Lyon centre


The Hotel du Simplon boasts an exceptional location: 50 metres from Place Carnot, 2 steps from Perrache station, in the city centre, on the peninsula, in the Ainay district…This central location will enable you to discover the city on foot, by bike or by public transport, all directly from the hotel.

When the weather is fine, take your bike along the banks of the Rhône and head for the Parc de la Tête d’Or for a picnic in the shade of the hundred-year-old trees.

Fancy a shopping spree?

The Ainay district offers boutiques with a strong identity and an alternative offering. Need to get some height? From the historic district of Vieux Lyon, take the pleasant climb up to Fourvière and its breathtaking views over the capital of Gaul.

F.A.Q. about the Simplon

  • Is there anything to eat near the hotel?

    You can sign up for lunch at Les Petites Cantines, otherwise you’re in one of the liveliest areas of our gastronomic capital….

    Here are a few addresses in the area:

    • Vatel Lyon application restaurant
    • Brasserie Georges
    • Comptoir d’Ainay
    • Espace Carnot
    • L’Etabli
  • Are pets welcome in the hotel?

    Pets are accepted at the Simplon, there is a surcharge of €15/day to be paid to reception for dogs.

  • What are the cancellation conditions for a room?

    Free cancellation until 6pm on the day before arrival except “non-cancellable, non-refundable” rate.

  • Is breakfast included with the night?

    Unless there is a special offer, breakfast is to be added for €16/day per adult. €8 for child from 5yo to 12yo.

  • Does the Simplon hotel have a private car park?

    Yes, it is accessible by reservation for €35/day and per vehicle.


Coming to the Simplon,3 minutes from Perrache station.

Public transport nearby:

Perrache is a major crossroads for buses, metros, trams and trains.

Bus: C19, C21, 8, 31, 34, 46, 49, 55, 60 and 63

Metro: line A

Tram: T1, T2

  • From Perrache station – 3 minutes’ walk.
  • From Part-Dieu station – 25-30 minutes: Metro B (2 stops), get off at Charpennes, Metro A (7 stops) to Perrache.

Nearby car park: Perrache.