Les Menuires isn’t a place for quaint hotels. In fact, it’s not really a place for hotels at all – most families rent an apartment. La Croisette is the original area; there’s still the (at best) uninspiring indoor shopping centre, but some of the worst buildings have been bulldozed, and new apartments and a focal-point church have made it a lot better.
As you get away from the centre, it gets prettier, with new but traditional architecture. The hillside hamlets of Reberty and Les Bruyères are charming little places in themselves. Free buses get you to the outer reaches of what has become a bit of a sprawl, while lifts stay open late and act as transport.