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Best Western Kemaris

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Located about a 10 minute walk from the beach and 20 minutes from city center, this hotel offers reasonable accommodation for a reasonable ( for Biarritz) price. The rooms are predictably very small, but the shower stall is bigger that usual in this size room. The furnishings are new and spotlessly clean. There is one Basque restaurant close-by, but we did not eat there. Otherwise, you must walk to town for dining alternatives. The staff are friendly and helpful and speak excellent English

We booked the cheapest room and knew it would be quite small but perfectly acceptable. Comfortable and clean with a nice shower room. It is in a side street but we did hear some traffic noise in the early morning. It is only a short walk to the beach or town. We had a room at the front in the traditional building and our room had a street light outside and no shutters. We didn't mind but some might. Also make sure you book parking as on street parking is impossible even in April. We didn't have breakfast preferring to collect croissants from the local baker and eat them watching the surfers.

Good location. Short walk to the city center or beaches. Friendly welcome thanks to reception staff Yann and Dorine. Renovated and very clean room with all required amenities. We booked the room with breakfast buffet. The buffet contains a selection of regional products which we really liked. Breakfast ist generous and the staff keeps the buffet in top shape. Quiet area at night so one can have a good rest even though there are a couple of bars close by. This hotel offers a really good value for the product and services offered.

We decided on a few days in Biarritz and this looked like a quaint hotel with all the things we like: good parking, free internet, large rooms with large beds and a breakfast. It has been re-haved and everything is top draw. WE had a large room on the top floor with nice balcony with views over the town to the ocean. People are very knowledge and helped us. We found that most good things are closed on Monday so had to work hard to find good places to see and eat. One important note: this hotel is on a "one-way" street and you need to do your homework when first trying to drive up to the front door. Parking is in a private lot and totally safe. Clean, neat, and cozzy....we enjoyed our time and the people and recommend this as a nice place to use as your hub to getting around Biarritz. The hotel personal are topnotch and go out of their way to make your stay special. Highly recommend...many thanks to the two ladies on duty in the morning!!!

I have stayed there 2 nights by myself, maybe that's why they have given me the smallest room on the floor (someone has to have it right ?) The room was clean but with a funny smell. Nice balcony, No amenities, and I could hear my neighbors doing their thing at 1am... Staff is very nice though

Located in south central Biarritz, the Kemaris is a few blocks east of the the beach, but is definitely within walking distance. Compared to other rooms we have stayed in in Europe, these rooms are a little bit larger, with larger bathrooms. Our room had a balcony, and even though we were a few blocks from the beach, we could see the sun set over the ocean from our balcony. We were traveling with a large group of students (35) of them in June of 2015 (November is as far back as I could post), and checking in took a little time but the lobby/bar area accommodated us just fine. I would definitely stay there again. A very quiet neighborhood with a wonderful staff!

Very claen house, super breakfast buffet! Best is the both competent and very friendly staff! Kemaris is located in a very quiet little street, 5 - 10 minutes by foot from city centre and downtown beach. The hotel felt much more like a family run house than a world wide chain business...

Stayed in BW Kemaris - Biarritz for 3 nights in September 2016. Arrived at the hotel about 11am and unsurprisingly the room wasn't ready but the friendly man behind reception was happy to take our cases while we went exploring and told us our room would be ready at 3pm. Once checked in the room was nice and clean and the bathroom was a decent size. The room wasn't huge but it was fine for us to sleep in for 3 nights. The hotel is actually located on both sides of the road which seemed a bit odd, it almost looked like it used to be 2 separate hotels but this wasn't a problem at all. No tea or coffee facilities in the room but these were available in the breakfast area all day (at least i think we were ok to be helping ourselves). Talking of breakfast, this costs 12 Euros per person. Standard sort of breakfast which does the job if you'd rather not leave the hotel but probably slightly overpriced for what you get. Location wise the hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the surf beach and about the same to the restaurants and cafes of Rue Gambetta and Rue Des Halles so overall not bad at all. It is situated down a fairly quiet street so we didn't have any trouble with noise and the shutters on the windows made the room nice and dark, perfect for a goods nights rest. If you are getting the bus from the airport i think the best stop to get off at would be Jardin Public and then walk from there (we missed this and got off by the casino). This is only about 10 minutes from the hotel but uphill for some of the way so may not be ideal if you have very heavy cases. Overall we were happy with the hotel, we only really needed somewhere to sleep at night that wasn't too far out of town and wasn't too expensive and i feel this fitted the bill well. Just a final point on Biarritz, it was slightly quieter than i was expecting but this was probably due to us going after the summer break. It is a really nice place with lots of nice views and we felt very safe walking around in the day and at night. Enjoy.

This hotel is of a good standard with comfortable spacious rooms. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It is just a couple (10) minutes walk from the centre of everything. We were delighted with our choice of accommodation and we will be back.

On the last day of my stay at the Best Western Kemaris, I slipped on sandy steps to the beach in the center of Biarritz. The hotel staff called a doctor for me and went personally all the way to Bayinne to pick up the prescribed orthopedic splint as well as taking the necessary measurements and providing bags of ice and lots of sympathy.They were helpful in every possible way during my stay, event before my accident. I cannot say enough about my positive treatment at this small, clean, reasonable, friendly hotel.

34 Avenue du Marechal Joffre Biarritz Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cote des Basques and Casino Barriere
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center

Best Western Kemaris places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Cote des Basques and Casino Barriere. This 48-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a business center. It's in central Biarritz and also a short walk from Asiatica Museum of Asian Art and Biarritz Aquarium.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 48 soundproofed rooms feature free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water. 21-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Safes and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Kemaris enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. Self parking is available for EUR 13.00 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Connecting Rooms

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Terrace

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 355 reviews