An attractive, secure compound in a residential area, Le Héron is one of Djibouti City’s best-value hotels, with 29 rooms that are well appointed and clean as a whistle. The slightly off-the-beaten-path location on a peaceful street means you can actually get a good night’s sleep here. Credit cards (Visa) are accepted but there's a 3% commission. Book ahead.
Nice extra: a shuttle service is available to drive you to the centre (by reservation). Avoid rooms which have only interior windows.