Although it is only the ninth biggest city in France, Bordeaux is certainly one that should be at the very top of your French to-do list. Not only is it the heart of the famed wine-growing region, the entire city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it has more protected historic buildings than any other city in France except Paris (there are 347 listed buildings in Bordeaux). To see the city, its glorious architecture, and its excellent cultural offerings properly, you need to stay in the city center in one (or several) of the best hotels in Bordeaux, France, for every budget.
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Where are the best hotels in Bordeaux, France?
The best seven hotels in Bordeaux, France, for every budget
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Le Palais Gallien Hôtel & Spa
Le Palais Gallien is a 19th-century private residence that was turned into five-star luxury hotel. Located in the center of the city, the property is only three minutes on foot from the monument after which it was named: Palais Gallien, an amphitheater dating back to the third century, the oldest Gallo-Roman monument in Bordeaux. The hotel is also less than a 10-minute walk to the Saint-Seurin Basilica, a 11th-century Romanesque church that is very much worth visiting, and less than 20 minutes to the quays that run up and down along the Garonne river. But Le Palais Gallien Hôtel is exceptional for more than its great location; with only 22 rooms and suites, all beautifully and individually decorated, it’s an intimate and welcoming place to stay. Of course, there’s also the spa, the outdoor pool set up in the hotel’s garden, the bar, and the gourmet restaurant: La Table de Montaigne.
Where: 144 Rue Abbé de l’Épée, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Price per night: $756
Le Boutique Hôtel & Spa
A former private mansion built in the 18th century, Le Boutique Hôtel & Spa is a five-star property centered on the theme of wine. Located in the city center, the historic hotel is less than 15 minutes on foot from the most famous area of Bordeaux: La Place de la Bourse, and only 10 minutes from the iconic Place des Quinconces, both of which sit on the quays facing the Garonne river. There are only 27 rooms and suites in the hotel, making for a very quiet experience. While the rooms and suites vary in size and amenities (some have balconies and others have jacuzzis), they are all impeccable in their elegant and contemporary decor. The on-site spa allows guests to enjoy a sauna, a steam room, a heated half-indoor half-outdoor pool, as well as a variety of treatments, including massages and facials. The onsite Wine Bar offers wine tasting and fine cuisine.
Where: 3 Rue Lafaurie de Monbadon, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Price per night: $421
Renaissance Bordeaux Hôtel
Away from the historic city center, Renaissance Bordeaux Hôtel is a four-star property located in the Old Docks area. The Old Docks, like its name suggests, is a former industrial zone alongside the port that has been reinvigorated with new businesses and cultural venues. The Renaissance Bordeaux Hôtel takes full advantage of this industrial past and has set up its lobby into an old concrete silo, setting the tone for a hotel that’s modern and trendy. The decor is elegant and contemporary with touches of bright colors, eccentric patterns, and funky furniture to keep guests on their toes. There’s a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop on site, but the highlights of the property are the indoor pool and the topfloor terrace, both of which offer great views of the incredible architecture of the Cité du Vin, Bordeaux’s most exciting museum, entirely dedicated to wine and its history. Cité du Vin is only three minutes on foot from the hotel.
Where: 16 Rue de Gironde, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Price per night: $349
Hôtel Cardinal is an 18th-century mansion transformed into a bijou hotel that’s located in the historic center of town. The property is situated in between two of Bordeaux’s main sights: the 11th-century Saint-André de Bordeaux Cathedral and City Hall, both of which deserve your full attention. With only 10 suites, all of which make good use of rich materials like brass, marble, and velvet to accentuate the feeling of privacy, opulence, and coziness, the property is reminiscent of a jewelery box. While there’s no spa or restaurant on site, there’s something even better: A wine cellar filled with 400 bottles that you can choose from. Also, there’s a fancy patisserie chocolate shop next door and you can enjoy everything it has to offer during the hotel’s breakfast and afternoon tea.
Where: 4 Rue Elisée Reclus, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Price per night: $339
Marty Hotel Bordeaux, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Marty Hotel Bordeaux is a brand new four-star property whose warm and trendy Neo mid-century interior is sure to cheer you up. The highlight is the lobby, with its glass partitions and beautiful color palette, but all 61 rooms are just as fun and elegant, featuring modern and uplifting artworks, unusual pieces of high-quality furniture, cool light fixtures, and more. There’s a beautiful bar on site, as well as a lounge area where guests can relax, but no restaurant — although room service is available and so is breakfast. The property is in the city center, close to all the big Bordeaux attractions, including the Place de la Bourse and the 18th-century Grand Théâtre less than 20 minutes on foot, and the Saint-Seurin Basilica and the Cathedral Saint-André just a few minutes away. La Chartreuse Cemetery, which makes for a great and curious walk, is next door for those who don’t mind taking a stroll among impressive headstones and monuments.
Where: 153 Rue Georges Bonnac, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Price per night: $276
Hôtel La Zoologie
Formerly a university building dedicated to the study of zoology, Hôtel La Zoologie is determined to make the past part of the guest experience. The 40 rooms, all unique, have stone or clay walls, large windows, and feature large illustrations about botany, wildlife, and exploration, giving guests the feeling that they have landed in the jungle rather than in the heart of Bordeaux. The four-star property has a bar, a restaurant, and a small shop on site for all your food and drinks needs. As far as outdoors space go, it’s hard to beat the rooftop terrace and the greened-up inner courtyard of the property where guests can leave the city behind to fully relax. For more leisure time, there’s a great spa with a sauna, a jacuzzi, a steam room, and where you can book massages and such treatments. Hôtel La Zoologie is 12 minutes on foot from the magnificent Saint-Michel Basilica, and only 16 minutes from Grosse Cloche, a 13th-century belfry that houses an impressive bell that rings only on the first Sunday of every month and on certain holidays.
Where: 151 Cr de la Marne, 33800 Bordeaux, France
Price per night: $237
FirstName Bordeaux — part of JdV by Hyatt
First Name Bordeaux is a newly renovated four-star hotel located in the city center, next door to several must-visit attractions, including: the Beaux-Arts Museums, City Hall, and the Saint-André de Bordeaux Cathedral. While the beautiful bar, French-cuisine restaurant, lounge, and lobby have a trendy, modern-art vibe to them (the large stuffed animal by the reception should help you clue in), the 147 rooms are all about comfort and simplicity, offering a pared back, Japandi aesthetic.
Where: 14 Rue Claude Bonnier, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Price per night: $224