Accommodation options are plentiful across all categories, with several delightful options sitting splendidly in the town centre around the cathedral. Book ahead in season (spring to early autumn).
- Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux Crème de la crème of Bordeaux hotels.
- L’Hôtel Particulier Luxurious chambre d'hôte and self-catering hybrid.
- Hôtel Continental Three-star hotel with bohemian-chic rooms in the Triangle d'Or shopping district.
- Hôtel La Cour Carrée Romantic midrange hotel with chic, Scandinavian furnishings and hidden courtyard in gentrified Saint-Seurin.
- Mama Shelter Philippe Starck–designed hotel with sharp rooms and sensational rooftop terrace in Saint-Pierre.
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- Ecolodge des Chartrons Old-world charming, eco-conscious B&B in Chartrons.
- Maison Fredon Bourgeois guesthouse on a foodie street in St-Michel.
- Mama Shelter Sharp snappy, Philippe Starck–digs in a 1927 tower block.
- Hôtel La Cour Carrée Contemporary decor and gold-stone walls meet in a 19th-century townhouse with peaceful courtyard in upmarket Saint-Seurin.
- Hôtel Bordeaux Clemenceau Three-star family favourite wedged between shops on a busy street near the Triangle d'Or.
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- Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux The ultimate historic and luxurious choice with Michelin-starred dining and sensational rooftop 'beach' bar.
- Chez Dupont Contemporary, design-driven B&B in Bordeaux's wine-merchant district.
- L’Hôtel Particulier Thoughtfully designed rooms and self-catering apartments in a historic mansion right by the cathedral.
- Hôtel de Sèze Chic spa-hotel by the upmarket Triangle d'Or.
- Le Boutique Hôtel Four-star luxury in a beautiful 18th-century hôtel particulier in chic Saint-Seurin.
- Yndō Hôtel Uber-chic boutique hotel with stunning contemporary-art collection.
- Maison Fredon Five-room B&B in a bourgeois townhouse near Saint-Michel.
- Chez Dupont Ten chic, vintage-dressed rooms in village-like Chartrons.
- Ecolodge des Chartrons Eco-friendly rooms and bags of old-world charm in Chartrons.
- L’Hôtel Particulier Luxurious period rooms near the cathedral.
- Les Chambres au Coeur de Bordeaux Homey, midrange choice on the fringe of Saint-Pierre.
Historic Hôtels Particuliers
- Hôtel La Cour Carrée Unpretentious, midrange address with a peaceful courtyard in chic Saint-Seurin.
- Hôtel Continental Check into an 18th-century hôtel particulier (mansion), known as Hôtel du Coq 'Or in 1912.
- Yndō Hôtel Compelling contemporary art marries perfectly with this luxury boutique hotel's historic setting.
- Le Boutique Hôtel Four-star luxury in a beautiful Saint-Seurin mansion from the 18th century.
- Seeko’o Hôtel Dazzling, all-white and curvaceous, contemporary design near La Cité du Vin.
- Mama Shelter Bright white walls broken with bursts of colour are trademarks of this Philippe Starck art work.
- Yndō Hôtel Outstanding contemporary art by Bordelais artists and chic designer furnishings in a historic townhouse.
- Hôtel de Sèze Four-star spa-hotel named after a St-Émilion count.
- Hôtel de la Presse Cheap 'n' cheerful hotel in Saint-Pierre with a giant dog in the breakfast room and print-themed rooms.
- Bordeaux Tourisme (www.bordeaux-tourism.com) Comprehensive accommodation listings (hotels, serviced apartments, B&Bs, hostels etc) from the tourist office.
- Bordeaux Apartments (https://bordeauxapartments.fr) Stylish, self-catering apartments in central Bordeaux.
- Lonely Planet (lonelyplanet.com/london/hotels) Recommendations and bookings.
The following price ranges refer to a double room in high season, with private bathroom (any combination of toilet, bath-tub, shower and washbasin).
€ less than €90
€€€ more than €190
Where to Stay
|Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & Quinconces||Close to sights, nightlife, shopping and a huge choice of dining. Easy access to the riverfront and Esplanade des Quinconces transport hub. Wide range of sleeping options for all budgets.||Hotels in pedestrian Saint-Pierre are only accessibly on foot or accessible by car at limited times. In cheaper hotels, rooms overlooking major pedestrian thoroughfares in Saint-Pierre's medieval heart can be noisy.|
|Saint-Michel & Capucins-Vctoire||Close to the train station, city's premier food market and main nightclub strip. Several budget one- and two-star hotels in the train station area, including the city's primary hostel.||Accommodation options are very limited. The area around the train station and Marché des Capucins is not the most salubrious and can feel slightly shady after dark.|
|Saint-Seurin & Fondaudège||The oldest part of the city, squirrelling away its most ancient sights and some fantastic off-the-tourist-trail dining options. Midrange and upmarket boutique hotel options are as elegant and bourgeois as the largely residential neighbourhood.||Zero budget options. Dining out generally requires a short walk home afterwards.|
|Chartrons & Bacalan||Close to the artsy boutiques and dining-drinking hybrids of village-like Chartrons, with some utterly charming and unique B&Bs and midrange hotels in historic townhouses. La Cité du Vin and the riverfront are right next door. Fewer tourists.||Accommodation options are limited and major sights are a tram-ride or vigorous walk away.|