An eclectic range
Magnificent 4* and 5* hotels, both in the city and surrounding area, focus on wellness, with world-renowned spas (InterContinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hôtel, Les Sources de Caudalie, Hôtel de Sèze, etc.).
The international brand hotels are concentrated in three main areas: Mérignac, Mériadeck, and Bordeaux-Lac. The Mercure Château Chartrons is currently considered the largest hotel in Bordeaux, with 215 rooms, while the Pullman Bordeaux Lac offers elegant comfort and easy access to the Médoc vineyards. Several hotels boast Michelin-starred restaurants: Relais & Châteaux Cordeillan Bages in Pauillac, Relais & Châteaux Saint-James in Bouliac, and La Grand’Vigne in Martillac, while concept hotels are proliferating in the city centre. Seek’oo was the forerunner in futuristic design, followed by the Boutique Hotel (and wine bar), Mama Shelter, designed by Philippe Starck, Hotel Yndo, and Hotel de Tourny. The Best Western Bayonne Etche Ona hotel, just 100 metres from the Grand Theatre, has recently renovated its two 18th-century buildings, offering a choice of two styles: Art Deco or "curiosity cabinet".
For travellers on tight budgets, several hotels right in the heart of Bordeaux are guest-friendly down to their prices and offer rooms from 60 Euros in low season. The Hotel du Theatre, near Place de la Comédie, has a surprisingly quirky décor, with 23 rooms named "Hawaï", "Namaste", "La Plage", etc. Hotel Clémenceau and Hotel Continental offer every modern comfort in charming, 18th-century stone buildings, typical of Bordeaux.
Bed and breakfast boom
There has been spectacular growth in the number of bed-and-breakfasts, with 100 now open in the urban area, including 70 in Bordeaux itself! Owners of city mansions and elegant homes invite their guests to share a certain Bordeaux lifestyle (Une Chambre en ville, L’Hôtel Particulier, la Maison Fredon, la Course, etc.).