Lille is easily accessible for those located in the UK, Belgium and, of course, France. A quick ride on the train and you’ll arrive in one of the best food-oriented cities in France.
What better way to be introduced to this food is at the Lille Christmas Market? The Christmas markets in Lille are known not only for local Lillois cuisine but the large contingent of international food stalls too.
This guide will help you find the best hotels near Lille Christmas Market to ensure convenient access to one of the best winter events in the city.
Hotels Near Lille Christmas Market
Lille Christmas Market is located in the centre of the Old Town, with stalls and events covering both Place Rihour and Grand Place. Hotels within walking distance of these popular squares are the best choice when visiting Lille in winter.
Based on my visits to Lille, I’ve selected the best places to stay for the Christmas markets and a short stay in the city this winter.
Top PickOKKO Hotels Lille Centre
Address: 13 Rue d’Amiens, Lille, France
A new, modern hotel just a 4-minute walk to the Lille Christmas market on Rihour Square. The rooms are bright and airy with carefully chosen furniture to support the sleek but warm design. Excellent value for money considering the designer furniture and small luxury features including a 24-hour gym, spa and common living area where you can enjoy complimentary snacks and an aperitif. Located on a pedestrian street is a huge benefit as you won’t experience the pollution from direct car exhausts and the evening will be quiet away from traffic.Check Availability
Location of OKKO Hotels Lille Centre
Grand Hotel Bellevue
Address: 5, rue Jean Roisin, Lille, France
The luxurious Grand Hotel Bellevue is ideal if you want to be as close as possible to the Christmas markets. Right near Lille’s Christmas tree on Grand Place (sometimes called Place du General de Gaulle), this is one of the most well-known and rated hotels in Lille. The location is convenient for the Christmas market and all the sights in the historic old town and famous locations like Patisserie Meert, Aux Merveilleux de Fred and local Estiminet breweries where you can try some Lillois specialties. The Grand Hotel is one of the few sustainable hotels in Lille as they use 100% renewable energy as their electricity source and they avoid single-use plastics.
Moxy Lille City Centre
Address: 3, Rue Jean Bart, Lille Centre
A very cool design hotel unlike anywhere else you’ll come across in Lille. Unusual, quirky design both in the rooms and the common areas. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. There is a gym, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. The absolutely gorgeous historic building is a bonus. This hotel isn’t quite as near to the Christmas markets as other Lille hotels, but the location is perfect for visiting other sights, including the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the Natural History Museum, Porte de Paris and Lille Belfy. Staying here gives you easy access to some of Lille’s most prestigious cultural sights and the famous Wazemmes open market. If you are interested in Art Nouveau architecture, the Moxy is down the road from Maison Coilliot (14 Rue de Fleurus), an incredible building by famous architect Hector Guimard.
Address: 30 rue Paul Duez, Lille Centre
If you would like more space than you typically get in a hotel room, the apartments at Au 30 are exceptional. Modern and extremely clean with high-quality fixtures and fittings. The incredible attention to detail by the host makes all the difference. Each apartment is unique, so you could be surprised when you arrive. The only downside is that this place is not near the Christmas markets; it’s near the train station, approximately 1 km from Place Rihour, which will take 15 minutes or so if you’re walking. So it’s not that far, but it could be inconvenient if the winter weather is poor.
Travel tip: Lille is located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, not far from the Belgian border. If you would like to extend your December holiday, you might wish to add a trip to Brussels, Ghent or Bruges or continue south to Strasbourg, another great Christmas city in France.
Additionally, read my France Christmas Market guide for more places to visit.
For additional details on things to do, places to see, and upcoming events in the city, I’d recommend checking out Lille Tourism. They provide reliable and comprehensive information that can assist you in planning a more enjoyable visit to Lille.
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Recommendations are independently chosen based on personal travel experiences and extensive research. This post contains affiliate links to hotels in Lille, France. This means I get a small commission from any bookings at no extra cost to you.