If staying in a Riquewihr hotel hasn't already crossed your mind...
It probably will at some point and I can't blame you for considering it. Riquewihr is a beautiful village, but unfortunately it's not a secret anymore.
It's not hard to understand why tour buses wait in line to park in this pretty little village!
The tour buses arrive in the morning after breakfast and they don't leave until after they've finished dinner. You will not be alone in Riquewihr.
Not in the shops...not in the restaurants...not even in the side streets.
Another thing to consider is how do you want to spend your vacation? Here are a few things that not so easy to find in super touristy areas. Are these things important to you?
No judgement here ; )
But you will have to make a decision about what your priorities are!
So I'll leave it up to you to decide if you want to stay in a Riquewihr hotel. But I will remind you that Riquewihr isn't the only beautiful village in Alsace.
Thankfully there are many charming villages to choose from in Alsace!
Hopefully you'll find everything that you need to know about Riquewihr France…
But if you don't find what you're looking for…ask me a question about your Alsace vacation here!
Staying in a Riquewihr hotel means bringing a car for most people...
If you're up for a minimum of 5 miles either walking or riding a bike, you could take the train to Ribeauvillé.
And once you've checked in to your Riquewihr hotel, you'll be a short walk or bike ride from a number of pretty little wine villages.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Riquewihr.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
2 miles/3 km
If you find yourself in Riquewihr or that area of the Wine Road in Alsace and you want to get away from the crowds, head over to Hunawihr. It's right next door to Riquewihr and it's beautiful and quiet. You'll find great wine and scenery in a quiet and peaceful setting.
3 miles/5 km
If you've already started researching where to go in Alsace, you've probably heard of Ribeauvillé. It's a beautiful wine road village with lots of medieval buildings, restaurants, shops and wine. I think Ribeauvillé is a great place to visit, although I have no idea why it is more popular than other wine road villages that are just as beautiful. There are also three castles above Ribeauvillé that you can hike up to and back in three hours if you're interested...
3 miles/5 km
Kientzheim (not Kintzheim) is a beautiful little wine road village near Kaysersberg and it's also home to the Confrerie de Saint Etienne and their Alsatian Wine museum. If you want to learn more about the history of Alsatian wine and how it was produced, you might want to stop by.
4 miles/6 km
Kaysersberg is a just as beautiful medieval wine road village as Riquewihr with the added bonus of a ruined castle only a 15 minute hike away. The photo at the very top of this webpage was taken in Kaysersberg to give you an idea. So if you want to avoid the crowds in Riquewihr, Kaysersberg might be a good choice for your Alsace vacation. And it's the birthplace of Albert Schweitzer too.
4 miles/6 km
You'll probably pass Ammerschwihr on your way from Turckehim to Kaysersberg and you will definitely see it! It's the one with the huge tower (the Schelmenturm)... If you stop by, you'll have a choice of over 40 wine makers to choose from as you wander through the village. And for those of you who love to golf...
5 miles/8 km
Bergheim is a quiet little village on the Alsatian Wine Road just past Ribeauvillé. One of the most amazing things about Bergheim is how it was managed to preserve almost ALL of its medieval city walls. You can walk around the village and see them for yourself before or after trying some of the local wine and food.
8 miles/12 km
Turckheim is a beautiful little village on the Alsace Wine Road with a train station! So you can drink as much as you can want... Turckheim has a particular tradition that it has continued (with only two stops) for hundreds years. The Nightwatchman makes his rounds (May 1st to Oct 31st) at 10am every night.
The Hotel le Sarment d'Or is a small family owned hotel inside the historic center of Riquewihr. The rooms are nicely decorated, clean and reasonably priced for a touristy village. The restaurant is very good. Parking is available.
The Hotel de la Couronne is located in a beautiful 16th century building in the center of the village, so you can expect rooms with wood beams and lots of Alsatian charm. No elevator. Prices are relatively reasonable for a Riquewihr hotel. Parking available at the hotel.
The Hotel le Riquewihr is located outside the historic center of Riquewihr, but makes up for it with air conditioned nicely decorated modern style rooms. You'll also find a sauna, fitness center and indoor swimming pool. Breakfast, WiFi and parking available. Be aware that this hotel accommodates a lot of tour buses.
The Hotel le Schoenenbourg is a Best Western hotel, so you have an idea of what to expect. Air conditioned nicely decorated rooms, Outdoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness center. Parking and Wifi available. Restaurant on the premises. Rooms for physically disabled are available in this Riquewihr hotel.
The Hotel l'Oriel is a pretty little hotel built in beautiful old medieval buildings in the center of historic Riquewihr. Rooms are quaint and Alsatian. Some rooms are nicer than others. Breakfast and WiFi is available. There is parking nearby this Riquewihr hotel.
The Hotel au Dolder is a pretty little Riquewihr hotel near one of the village's medieval towers named the Dolder. The rooms are small as you would expect in medieval buildings, but they are clean and quaint. Limited parking is available at the hotel for a fee. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the restaurant.
The Hotel au Cerf is a small hotel in the middle of historic Riquewihr in lovely old medieval buildings. The rooms are relatively nice, but don't expect luxury in this budget Riquewihr hotel. Breakfast is available and the restaurant serves lunch and dinner too.
La Maison Kiener has 2 vacation rental apartments both tastefully decorated with sitting rooms, dining rooms and kitchens. All in 16th century buildings built into the city walls of Riquewihr. Room for up to 4 or 6 people.
B Espace Suites is a bed and breakfast (with a few gites available) in the historic center of Riquewihr. The rooms are very tastefully decorated in historic old buildings. Breakfast is available downstairs in the restaurant. Very good lunch and dinner available in the restaurants as well.
Le Bastion de Riquewihr is a small bed and breakfast in a beautiful old barrel maker's home built into the city walls of Riquewihr. Rooms are large, traditionally decorated with kitchenettes in some. Gardens and patio outside. Nice breakfast.
La Maison Dissler is a bed and breakfast located in 16th century buildings inside the historic center of Riquewihr. Each room is tastefully decorated with antiques that are also available for purchase. Parking is available. Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
L'Adrihof is a beautiful 16th century bed and breakfast located in the center of Riquewihr. The rooms are simple, but large for a medieval building. Parking available. There is a well equipped communal kitchen at your disposal and a rooftop terrace. Prices are reasonable for a Riquewihr hotel.
The Hostellerie au Moulin is located inside the historic center of Riquewihr in beautifully decorated medieval buildings. The rooms are nice, not particularly special, just nice. Prices are reasonable for a Riquewihr hotel. Breakfast is available and the restaurant serves lunch and dinner as well.
If you're looking for a luxury gite on the Wine Road in Alsace, this could be just what you are looking for. A two bedroom vacation apartment in a 16th century building actually built into the city walls of Riquewihr. Air conditioning, fireplace and many other amenities.