You'll have no trouble finding a hotel in Ottrott...
You'll have a choice of luxurious spas, charming Alsatian style hotels, rustic lodges next to gurgling streams and even historic monuments with rooms available!
And if the idea of castle ruins, scenic mountain views, historic convents, rolling hills of vineyards full of Pinot Noir and even an aquarium for the kids sounds like fun, this is your village!
For those of you who are a big fan of red wine (and especially Pinot Noir), it is famous for its Pinot Noir and they've been perfecting it since 1109.
The type of Alsace experience you can have will depend on your hotel preferences (and you have quite a few to choose from for such a small village), so get to it!
A hotel in Ottrott is a good choice if you will be renting a car. Unfortunately this adorable little villages doesn't have a train station.
Of course Obernai (which does have a train station) is less than 3 miles away from Ottrott (just under an hour walk) for those of you so inclined to make the trek on foot...
And a hotel in Ottrott could be a good candidate for you if you're interested in doing some biking through Alsace because there are many nearby villages and attractions (although some of them will be an uphill ride).
Regardless of your preferences, you are less than half an hour away from some really great attractions in Alsace!
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Ottrott.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
4 miles/6 km
After you pass Barr if you're on your way to Ottrot or Mont Saint Odile, you'll find the village of Heiligenstein. It's a pretty little wine village with one big difference. They produce Klevener de Heiligenstein wine (which can only be produced in that particular area). It's related to the Traminer family, so if you enjoy Gewurztraminer, you might want to try this historic variety in Alsace.
4 miles/6 km
Rosheim is one of the few villages in Alsace that wasn't severely damaged in the Thirty Years War in the 1600s, so there are a lot of beautiful old buildings still intact. One of those beautiful old buildings is the "Pagan House" the oldest residential building in Alsace still standing. Rosheim is also a wine road village if you want a little wine with your history on your Alsace vacation...
4 miles/6 km
Obernai is a small town or very large village on the wine road. They've been making wine for over 13 centuries now (starting in the 700s at least). If you loved Colmar, you will really love Obernai! It's a very beautiful town and the vineyards are much closer than in Colmar. Obernai is also the birthplace of the patron saint of Alsace, Sainte Odile.
5 miles/8 km
Barr is a wine road village in Alsace that attracts fewer tourists AND has a train station, but it's not because it's not a beautiful little village with adorable winding cobblestone streets. So if you are looking for a quieter Alsace vacation, Barr might be for you.
6 miles/9 km
Mittelbergheim (like Riquewihr) is one of the most beautiful villages in France, but there are a lot less tourists here. Between Andlau and Barr you'll find some of the best Sylvaner wine (and many other grape varieties) in a quiet and peaceful setting.
Mont Sainte Odile
6 miles/10 km
Mont Saint Odile is a 7th century convent about a 20 minutes drive from Obernai up in the Vosges mountains with some fantastic views of Alsace. This mountain is very popular. First the Celts were here, then the Romans, and then between 680 and 690, Saint Odile founded her convent. There are some lovely short hikes where you can see intact remains from the Celts and Romans as well as a hotel and restaurant at the convent. The convent itself has been enlarged over the years and renovated many times since being built in the late 600s.
7 miles/11 km
Andlau has been making wine since Roman times when retired Roman legionaires started planting vineyards here. If you love old medieval houses, you'll see lots of them here in Andlau and if you're in the mood it's only a half day hike (3 hours average there and back) up to see two medieval castles (Haut Andlau and Spesbourg). And when you get back you'll have a good excuse to sit back and try some Alsace wine on your Alsace vacation!
If you love the idea of staying in a cute old fashioned Alsatian hotel in Ottrott (a small wine road village in Alsace) with an outstanding (and very original) restaurant, you'll probably love Hotel L'Ami Fritz. Breakfast buffet, WiFi and parking available. And they have a heated swimming pool!
If you are looking for a luxurious spa experience amongst the vineyards in Alsace, you couldn't do much better than the four star Hostellerie des Chateaux. Indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, hammams, saunas, spa treatments, beauty treatments. Each air conditioned room is individually decorated and beautifully done. Breakfast, WiFi and parking available.
The Hotel Beau Site is actually owned by the Hostellerie des Chateaux and only a short walk away. It is a three star companion hotel and you will get the same high level of service (just with less luxury and a more reasonable price). And if you're looking for a spa experience on a budget, you can pay an entrance fee for the Hostellerie des Chateaux's excellent spa.
Less than a mile outside of Ottrott, you'll find Hotel Domaine le Moulin. It's a cute little hotel in Ottrott with a more rustic environment surrounded by forests with a stream running by it. Rooms are simple, but larger than average. Great for families looking to spend some time outdoors. Tennis, children's outside play area, a small lake. Great for short hikes through the forest.
The Clos des Delices is just across the street from the Hotel Domaine le Moulin (less than a mile outside of the center of Ottrott) and is a sumptuously decorated four star hotel in Ottrott with a spa. Each air conditioned room is individually decorated. Indoor heated swimming pool, beauty treatments and spa treatments. Customer service a bit lacking.
If Hotel l'Ami Fritz sounds interesting, there's also Hotel Aux Chants des Oiseaux which is also owned by the Fritz family. A choice of many different room styles and just a few minutes from Hotel l'Ami Fritz. This hotel in Ottrott is where you'll find the heated outdoor swimming pool!
For those looking for that extra special one of a kind Alsace vacation, the Hostellerie du Mont Sainte Odile might be what you are looking for. This is not really a hotel in Ottrott because it is at the convent itself. But do not expect a luxurious experience. Think of it as a normal hotel. There is a cafeteria and a restaurant. Breakfast and parking available. Mont Sainte Odile is a 14 minute drive from Ottrott (1.5 hour walk).