Hotel California , Champoluc

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At a Glance
Hotels and Apartments rating* : 6 stars
Distance to piste : 10 minutes walk to the lift
Distance to town : 12 minutes walk to the village centre
Board basis : Bed and Breakfast
Ensuite : Yes
Group reduction : No
In house child care : No
  • 10 minutes walk to the slopes
  • 12 minutes to the village centre
  • wifi in the bar area
  • All inclusive

Unique’ is possibly an over-used word in the English language but it would be impossible to describe the Hotel California without using it! The owners, Guido and Marina, have built a hotel based on their love of music and guests should understand that it plays a big part in the day to day running of their establishment.

Specifically mentioned in a number guide books and in recent Sunday Telegraph and Observer articles, the California has certainly caught the imagination of ski journalists! Each of the twelve bedrooms is designed around a different singer or band – John Denver, the Doors, Janis Joplin to name but a few. The Elvis Presley room for instance has a carved wooden bed-head in the shape of a Cadillac with indicators as bed-side lights! All of the furnishings are handmade and are of excellent quality. Many of the rooms have good views up or down the valley.

The hotel bar can be quite lively at weekends, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when the bar is popular with Champoluc residents, but much quieter during the week. There is occasional live music in the bar. Those who are very sensitive to noise might prefer to stay in another hotel.

The bar itself is styled like a cowboy saloon bar complete with pool table and darts board. MTV videos and sport is shown on a big screen in the bar. Guinness is served on draught. Evening meals are served on the mezzanine level above the bar.

Breakfast is served in a lounge downstairs.

Please note this hotel is now offered on a bed and breakfast basis. Dinner is available in the hotel at weekends, or in one of the many nearby restaurants (payable locally).


Whats included 


  • Return transfers between any of the following 6 airports: Turin (90 minute to resort), Milan Malpensa (2 hour to resort), Milan Linate (3 hours to resort), Milan Bergamo (3 hours to resort), Geneva (3 hours to resort) and Sion (2.5 hours to resort).  Car / booster seats included as required for younger guests.
  • 5 nights half board accommodation (unless shown as bed & breakfast or self-catering)
  • 5 day full area Monterosa lift pass covering the resorts of Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna
  • Snack lunches each day at a choice of mountain restaurants - bowl of pasta plus glass of wine or similar
  • Ski guiding - available on the first morning of your holiday (for parallel skiers) to explore the Monterosa ski area.
  • Free use of your own ski deposit at the bottom of the main lift
  • The services of the friendly and experienced resort team - 24 hours a day

First floor:

The Doors - shower

Grateful Dead - shower

Sandy Denny - bath

John Denver (this room can accommodate 3 people)- bath

Elvis Presley - shower

Janis Joplin - shower

Marshall Tucker - shower

CSN&Young - shower

Joan Baiz - shower

Top floor:

Bob Dylan - shower

Birds (this room can accommodate 3 people) - bath

Gram Parsons - bath

Travel Arrangements

Prices do not include flights. Flights can be arranged to suit our clients requirements

Our View

A great, quirky hotel close to the village centre and very popular.

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All prices are per person and are based on two people sharing a twin/double

Because this property offers various different durations we would ask our clients to give us a call for the best price

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