With its magnificent Gothic Abbey perched atop the island, the picturesque Mont Saint Michel is one of the most popular sites in France. We’ve visited Mont Saint Michel many times and stayed in some incredible hotels, guest houses and inns and we’ve travelled both as a couple and as a family with young children.
Having tried out a variety of accommodations, we wanted to share our recommendations on where to stay in Mont Saint Michel for those of you planning your own visit.
Where to Stay in Mont Saint Michel
There is a mix of accommodations in and around Mont Saint Michel ranging from hotels to chambre d’hôtes (guest houses) and auberges (similar to an inn with a restaurant). We’ve personally stayed in a number of the hotels below and loved the ease of access to the island and the epic views.
Why stay in Mont Saint Michel?
Mont Saint Michel is one of the most beautiful places in all of France and we highly recommend staying overnight to experience its magic and charm.
Due to its popularity as a day trip destination, Mont Saint Michel can get extremely busy from late in the morning to late in the afternoon However, the island is relatively quiet in the early morning and early evening. This is why we recommend staying at Mont Saint Michel – you can enjoy the Mont at its best and most beautiful during these quieter times.
We also adore sunrise and sunset at Mont Saint Michel and staying nearby allows us the opportunity to experience the magic of these.
The 6 Best Mont Saint Michel Hotels
If you want to cut straight to our recommendations then I’ve listed them by our favourite accommodation type and we recommend these to anyone visiting Mont Saint Michel.
Whether you require a view or a swimming pool or easy access to the island, these are our 7 favourite places to stay in Mont Saint Michel:
- Within walking distance/close to shuttle bus to Mont Saint Michel: Hotel Mercure – check prices now!
- Best hotel with a view of Mont Saint Michel: La Jacotière – check prices now!
- On Mont Saint Michel itself: Auberge Saint Pierre – check prices now!
- Family: La Jacotière – check prices now!
- Luxury: Château de Boucéel – check prices now!
- Budget: Hotel Vert- check prices now!
You can continue reading for a detailed view of the accommodation options we recommend.
Note on accessing Mont Saint Michel
Due to the popularity of Mont Saint Michel (it attracts well over 1 million visitors every year) it is not possible to drive over to the island anymore. Mont Saint Micahel is only accessible by the free shuttle bus (Passeur) or by walking from the mainland. For those driving, most of the Mont Saint Michel hotels provide parking or, for day visitors, there is a large car park at the start of the shuttle bus route. We usually rent a car in France as it’s a great way to explore the country and we’ve visited Mont Saint Michel many times by rental car.
Where to Stay in Mont Saint Michel tip: we like to stay within easy access of the shuttle bus stops which ferry visitors from the mainland to Mont Saint Michel. It’s really lovely to park at the hotel and only have a short walk to the shuttle for easy access to the Mont.
Mont Saint Michel Tickets
Access to Mont Saint Michel itself is free but paid tickets are required to access the Mont Saint Michel Abbey which sits atop the Mont. It’s worth booking your skip-the-line tickets in advance to avoid the long queues that crowd onto the island at peak times – check prices now!
1 | Best Hotels with a View of Mont Saint Michel
There is something magical about Mont Saint Michel and we absolutely love waking up to a view of Mont Saint Michel. Accommodation with a view is our first choice when we decide where to stay in Mont Saint Michel.
This 5 bedroom Bed and Breakfast wowed us with its spectacular view of Mont Saint Michel and we loved our recent stay in La Jacotière – check prices now!
Located a few minutes walk from La Caserne Ardevon (where the Mont Saint Michel shuttle stops), La Jacotière has postcard-perfect views of the Mont across a beautiful wheat field.
Rooms are comfortable and clean and parking and breakfast are included in the rate. The garden seating is wonderful for sunset drinks with a stunning view of Mont Saint Michel.
Where to stay in Mont Saint Michel tip: La Jacotière has a double, twin, triple and family room and a separate small cottage for up to 3 people. We stayed in the family room and it was spacious and well furnished with a view of Mont Saint Michel from the skylight.
Auberge de la Baie
Auberge de la Baie is an awesome budget option located in La Rive, a small hamlet a few kilometres from Mont Saint Micahel. Rooms are clean and basic and there are larger rooms which can fit 4 and 5 guests. There is a restaurant on site.
The highlight of Auberge de la Baie is the outstanding view of Mont Saint Michel from the surrounding farmland. There are two popular Mont Saint Michel photo locations close to the Auberge – the winding river shot and the sheep grazing on the land in front of the Mont – check prices now!
Twice a day, the local sheep are herded past the hotel as they travel to and from the grasses where they graze in front of Mont Saint Michel.
Le Relais Mont Saint Michel
Le Relais Mont Saint Michel is located on Route du Mont St Michel, the pedestrian/shuttle bus road leading over to Mont Saint Michel. The views of Mont Saint Michel are spectacular – we stayed in a family room on a previous trip during the winter and our room had amazing views with a large window overlooking Mont Saint Michel.
The dining room of Le Relais Mont Saint Michel has some of the best views of the island of any hotel in the area – check prices now
2 | Best Hotels on Mont Saint Michel island
There is something surreal about staying overnight on Mont Saint Michel itself. It is incredible to experience Mont Saint Michel without the bustling crowds that are present during the day. The accommodation on Mont Saint Michel tends to be arranged as an assortment of rooms on the hill up to the abbey.
We’ve stayed on Mont Michael on a previous visit and it is a fantastic experience to try at least once.
Where to stay in Mont Saint Michel tip: hotels on Mont Saint Michel provide access to a parking lot by the shuttle on the mainland. Access to the hotels on Mont Saint Michel typically involve climbing stairs which is something to consider if you have any mobility issues.
Auberge Saint Pierre
Located on the main street that leads up to the Abbey, Auberge Saint Pierre is a 14th Century house in the heart of Mont Saint Michel. The rooms are clean and cosy and some offer nice views of the sea or the surrounding rooftops. The hotel restaurant is convenient and is one of the only places to eat on Mont Saint Michel later in the evening – check prices now!
Les Terrasses Pollard
Another great option on Mont Saint Michel, Les Terrasses Pollard is set across two historical buildings. The hotel has an onsite restaurant and rooms are well equipped with nice views – check prices now!
3 | Hotels within walking distance/close to the bus route to Mont St Michel
There’s a small collection of hotels on La Caserne and Route du Mont St Michel (the road leading over to Mont Saint Michel) and these hotels provide direct access to the shuttle bus over to the Mont. If you prefer to walk, it takes 30 to 35 minutes but it really doesn’t feel like it as you can enjoy the spectacular views en route.
Hotel Mercure Mont Saint Michel
One of the best options close to the shuttle, the Mercure offers 100 rooms just a few steps from the bus stop and the start of the pedestrian walkway to Mont Saint Michel. The rooms are clean and compact and there is a restaurant on site. – check prices now!
Le Relais du Roy
Located a few steps from the shuttle bus, Le Relais du Roy is a great choice at Mont Saint Michel. Rooms are clean and compact and the hotel has an old world charm – check prices now!
4 | Best Family Hotel at Mont Saint Michel
We last visited Mont Saint Michel in August 2022 with our 3 kids aged 4, 3 and 4 months. We like to stay in the same room so spent a lot of time trying to find family rooms in the area – these are our picks:
We included this further up as our best hotel with a view and it’s also our favourite family hotel in Mont Saint Michel – check prices now!
La Jacotière has a double, twin, triple and family room and a separate small cottage for up to 3 people. It is within easy walking distance to the Mont Saint Michel shuttle and there is a lovely garden for children to run around.
Where to stay in Mont Saint Michel: we stayed in the family room and it was spacious, clean and well equipped. It was the perfect option for our family of 5.
Auberge de la Baie
Also featured as one of our favourite hotels with a view of Mont Saint Michel, Auberge de la Baie is also a great option for families. Prices are reasonable and there are rooms suitable for 2, 3, 4 and 5 guests – check prices now!
Ibis Pontorson Baie Du Mont Saint Michel
The Ibis Pontorson Baie Du Mont Saint Michel is located 9km away from the Mont Saint Michel car park and is great for a budget friendly stopover. There are bedrooms suitable for 3 or 4 guests (double + sofa bed) and, for younger kids there is a climbing frame/slide in the grounds of the hotel – check prices now!
5 | Budget Hotels at Mont Saint Michel
There are some great budget options close to Mont Saint Michel.
Located steps away from the Mont Saint Michel shuttle bus stop, the colourful Hotel Vert is a fantastic budget option. There are rooms suitable for up to 4 guests making it a great option for families – check prices now!
Aux Chambres du Mont
A 20-minute drive from Mont Saint Michel, Aux Chambres du Mont boasts rooms with a view priced under €100. Rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed and include a delicious breakfast offering – check prices now!
6 | Luxury Hotels at Mont Saint Michel
There are some truly luxury hotels within driving distance of Mont Saint Michel. Château de Boucéel is a stand out property for us:
Château de Boucéel
If you are in search of luxury then look no further than Château de Boucéel, a luxurious bed and breakfast located in a magnificent 18th Century chateau – check prices now!
The chateau is a 30-minute drive from Mont Saint Michel. The historic rooms are beautifully decorated and the tree-lined gardens are stunning. There is an outdoor heated pool, a pond, billiards and a wonderful restaurant.