IN THE CENTRE OF TOWN
Beautiful hotels in the city centre complement their luxurious environments with spa facilities that have gained an international reputation such as the InterContinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hôtel, hôtel de Sèze. Concept hotels also charm visitors, such as the Seek’oo, which paved the way with its futuristic design, followed by the Boutique Hotel (a hotel and wine bar), the Mama Shelter designed by Philippe Starck, the Hôtel de Tourny with its contemporary décor. 100 metres from the Opera, the Best Western Bayonne Etche Ona hotel welcomes guests with an art deco-curiosity cabinet atmosphere. The private, luxurious Hotel des Quinconces and the Yndo display 5 stars. The new Cardinal hotel offers 10 elegant rooms near the cathedral. The Konti Hotel was renovated in an arty decor.
30 MIN BY TRAM
With direct access to the city centre by tram, the hotel chains in Mérignac and Bordeaux Lac are no longer reserved for a business clientèle, and now attract tourists throughout the year, especially families who appreciate the services and amenities (swimming pools, proximity to the centre, etc.).
The Radisson Blu with its rooftop bar opened in 2018, offering excellent views of the Bassins à Flot and the nearby La Cité du Vin. To the south, close to the train station, the brand-new Hilton Garden Inn has 166 rooms. The Golden Tulip has 111 rooms near St Jean train station. The Central Hostel youth hostel recently opened in the centre of town, with a restaurant that is also open to the public.
STARS AMONG THE VINEYARDS
In the heart of Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s vineyard in Martillac, Les Sources de Caudalie was officially classified as a luxury hotel in 2016. The property also offers a Vinothérapie® spa, three dining options. Hotels offering starred cuisine can also be found in Pauillac (Relais & Châteaux Cordeillan-Bages) and Bouliac (Relais & Châteaux St. James). In the Sauternes region, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey has opened a 5-star hotel-restaurant decorated by Lalique.
EASY ON THE WALLET
Several establishments in the heart of Bordeaux offer friendly service that extends all the way to the bill. Near the Place de la Comédie, the Hôtel du Théâtre has 23 rooms decorated in a highly original style. The Hôtel Clémenceau and the Hôtel Gambetta offer modern comfort with the charm of an eighteenth century Bordeaux stone building. On the other side of the river, across the Pont de Pierre, in the La Bastide district, the Hotel des Voyageurs offers rooms from 75 euros for two people.
BEAUTIFUL BED & BREAKFASTS
Superb town houses and “bourgeois” residences offer guests a taste of a privileged Bordeaux lifestyle, with establishments such as La Casa Blanca and La Course, Une Chambre en Ville, L’Hôtel Particulier, and the Maison Fredon. For fans of more unusual accommodation, Airbnb has some real gems among the 8,100 offers listed for Bordeaux on the site last year.