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Hotel La Residence 3.0

Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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  • Central location on the corner of a pedestrian shopping street
  • Clean and comfortable rooms with flat-screen TVs, minibars, electric kettles
  • Buffet breakfast service (for a fee), also available in-room
  • Coffee machine and wine available in lobby for guest use
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel
  • Guest computer with free Wi-Fi in lobby 
  • Triple and Quadruple rooms good for families with children 
  • Accessible rooms available


  • Dated decor and signs of wear and tear in rooms
  • Rooms are not very spacious
  • Breakfast is not included in the room rate
  • No on-site restaurant 

Bottom Line

Hotel La Residence is a basic but comfortable mid-range hotel located on the corner of a pedestrian shopping street in central Lyon. Its 67 rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and free Wi-Fi, and there are several accessible rooms for people with reduced mobility. The decor of the public spaces, like the hallways and breakfast room, is somewhat dated but generally tidy and clean. Overall, the hotel lacks personality, but it scores marks with guests for cleanliness and its location within walking distance of tourist sights. Travelers should also consider the centrally located Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts that has comparable rates but offers better value with rooms with iPod docks and Nespresso machines, a lobby bar, and free electric bicycles for guests' use.

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A simple mid-range property with dated and uninspiring decor

Hotel La Residence occupies the upper floors of a six-story building located on the corner of a pedestrian shopping street. The ground floor looks like a shopfront with large windows, and the lobby area has a dated look, with paneled drop ceilings, wood-paneled walls, and square '70s-style red and white faux-leather sofas. In the lobby, a coffee machine and a cabinet with wine bottles invite guests to relax and linger. The hallway walls are painted in a cream color decorated with a pale green trim, and matching pale green carpets cover the floors. The best feature of the interior of the building is its original stone staircase with wrought-iron railings. Most of the guests staying here are couples traveling as tourists, but the hotel is also very popular with families because of the availability of Triple and Quadruple guest rooms. 


In central Lyon on the corner of a pedestrian shopping street

Hotel La Residence is located on the corner of a pedestrian shopping street in the Presqu'ile district in the center of Lyon, a two-minute walk from Place Bellecour. The nearest metro station is Ampère - Victor Hugo, a three-minute walk away. It's a 15-minute walk to Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) the city's historic city center, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The nearest train station is Gare de Lyon-Perrache, a six-minute drive (or 17-minute walk) away, while Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel (without traffic). 


Clean and simply decorated guest rooms

The neat and clean Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple Rooms at Hotel La Residence are simply decorated with mahogany-colored furniture, red or lime-green curtains and bed runners, and dark wall-to-wall carpets. Convenient features include minibars and electric kettles for tea or coffee. The bathrooms vary in size and each has either a large walk-in shower or a shower/tub combo -- some reveal a few signs of wear and tear, like dirty grout. Hairdryers are provided. In some guest rooms, toilets are separate from the bathrooms. The double glass windows, thick curtains, and double doors (in some rooms) help reduce ambient street noise. Still, some guests have complained about being woken up by early-morning garbage collection, and noise from neighboring rooms. All the guest rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with flat-screen TVs, safes, and free Wi-Fi. Several accessible rooms are also available.


Breakfast service and free Wi-Fi available

There are few extra features on offer at Hotel La Residence. A basic continental breakfast is served daily in the breakfast room and can also be delivered to the guest rooms. The breakfast offerings get mixed reviews from guests. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and a computer with free Internet access is provided in the lobby area. Guests can use the capsule coffee machine in the lobby. There's also wine in a cabinet in the lobby. Parking is available nearby for an extra fee. 

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18 rue Victor Hugo, Lyon 69002, France