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).

Best Lists

Sleeping

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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.

B&Bs

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.

Design Hotels

  • 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.

Booking Services

  • 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.

Price Ranges

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

€€ €90–190

€€€ more than €190

Where to Stay

NeighbourhoodForAgainst
Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & QuinconcesClose 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-VctoireClose 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 & FondaudègeThe 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 & BacalanClose 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.