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.