Only accessible by train, departing from Montenvers-Mer de Glace Train Station, Refuge du Montenvers is a shelter-style hotel set in a 19th-century building and located at an altitude of 6,300 feet in the Mont-Blanc mountain range. Free WiFi is available.

The rooms come with heating, mountain views and a bathroom with a shower and Pure Altitude free toiletries. The dormitory has access to a shared bathroom.

The on-site restaurant, Restaurant Le Montenvers, features French regional cuisine. A few feet away, guests can also enjoy a drink at Le Bar des Glaciers or a lunch at Le Panoramique restaurant which features a panoramic terrace with views of the Mer de Glace.

Montenvers-Mer de Glace train stop is a 3-minute walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Refuge du Montenvers has been welcoming guests since May 12, 2017

Nearby Ski Lifts:
  • La Mer de Glace Ski Lift - 650 feet

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Buffet


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4 reasons to choose Refuge du Montenvers

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hello Are you able to ski from here? Thank you! Ilene Winters
    Dear Ilene, The Refuge is not located on the slopes and we are not near any ski lift. You have to go down to Chamonix to ski. Best regards, Cléme...
    Answered on December 26, 2019
  • Hello, I read there is not parking a available. Where do most of the guest park their cars? Thank you, Ottavia
    Hello, there are free parkings in Chamonix Center. After guests have to take train to go up on Montenvers Site. have a nice day
    Answered on November 16, 2021
  • We are planning on booking a room and hiking up to the hotel. Where do we park our car?
    In the parking call Biollay or Plannard
    Answered on August 31, 2022
  • How to get a hotel from chamonix city center by public transportation plz? thanks
    Hello, You have to take train at the Montenvers train station from chamonix Center. The way is around 25 minutes. have a nice day
    Answered on January 25, 2022
  • May I know if this room has its own private toilet by itself? Thank you.
    Dear Guest, The Family room do has its own ensuite bathroom. Kind regards, Front Desk
    Answered on May 25, 2022
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant le Refuge du Montenvers

    Food: French

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Refuge du Montenvers
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Key access
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Refuge du Montenvers takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
€ 15 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Refuge du Montenvers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the property is only accessible by train, departing from Montenvers-Mer de Glace Train Station, located in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

Guests are invited to park their car near Montenvers-Mer de Glace Train Station. Please note that parking places are limited.

The return trip train ticket to the hotel is not included in the price and costs EUR 34 per stay.

From the 1st of August, a health pass will be required on arrival for adults to access catering services (breakfast, bar and restaurant).

Please make sure you consult train timetables as the last train can leave as early as 16:30, depending on the season.

Please note that Le Panoramique restaurant and Le Bar des Glaciers are not in the hotel but located a few feet away.

Please note that for reservations of 5 or more rooms, special conditions may apply. Please contact the property for further details.

Please inform Refuge du Montenvers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Refuge du Montenvers

  • Refuge du Montenvers has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant le Refuge du Montenvers

  • The prices at Refuge du Montenvers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Refuge du Montenvers by:

    • Bus 2h

  • Refuge du Montenvers is 2.5 miles from the center of Chamonix.

  • Check-in at Refuge du Montenvers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Refuge du Montenvers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet

  • Refuge du Montenvers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at Refuge du Montenvers include:

      • Twin/Double
      • Triple
      • Family
      • Suite
      • Bed in Dorm
      • Double