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Best Western Grand Hotel Francais

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Even though we spent only a night there before catching our train to Paris, we can recommend this well managed hotel. My wife has a knee problem and they put us into one of their approved rooms. Excellent large fully arranged room on first floor. The breakfast is large and has all you could want. Not the best choice if you arrive by car since it is on a restricted pedestrian narrow street. Taxis have access and will take you right front door. Short walk to shopping streets and not much longer to Tourist Office and main square. Very good choice for visitors since front desk receptionists speak excellent English

In the city Center, walking distance from all locations and shops. What a great hotel with all amenities you need for a relaxing city trip. Rooms are well equipped, comfortable beds, lovely breakfast, what else do you need? Perfect. We'll be back.

The hotel is very close to center yet in a quiet street. Perfect breakfast in a bright room. Although rooms are not too big, they are well organized with air conditioning and an espresso machine. Would love to go back

If you new to Bordeaux the best way to access the hotel is by taxi. Driving a hired car with a GPS is a challenge as the number of one ways and tram lanes you need to access are confusing. Adding to that are the bollards and intercoms that allow access in these pedestrian friendly streets. So use a taxi and save time. The rooms are clean, neat and very functional. Most disappointing is the quality of the WiFi especially on iOS devices. Connecting is a challenge or though the instructions are simple, not all devices connect easily and some do not connect at all. Breakfast is a simple affair and typical continental Europe with a wide variety of baked products and cheeses. Overall a great location if you wish to explore Bordeaux on foot as all the shopping and tourist spots are within walking distance.

My mum and I stayed for a couple nights last July in the Best Western Grand Hotel Francais while doing wine tasting in the region and exploring Bordeaux. Our room was rather basic (though good value), had all the necessities, and the bed was very comfortable. We had incredible natural light in a window that looked out onto charming rooftops. Breakfast was one of the best on our trip. Many, many options - something for everyone. Location could not be better - in town centre and easy to walk around the city. I would stay here again.

Nice clean hotel with phenomenally good location right in the heart of the city. Friendly staff and great value. Breakfast is average but no complains about anything else. Great job, will return again!

My wife and I stayed for three nights. The room was perfectly adequate, clean and comfortable. Like many hotels they tend to be stingy on in room tea and coffee! Great location - within walking distance of the sights and shops of central Bordeaux and if you come off the main roads there are some fabulous restaurants. Room (303) overlooked the quiet Rue du Temple. Lovely old building. Breakfast was super - great coffee, fresh orange juice and an ample choice of continental breakfast foods supplemented by sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs. Good value for money hotel which, although only three stars (officially), deserves four for its location and lovely, helpful staff.

We were very impressed with this really good hotel. Very comfortable room, excellent breakfast and super location right in the centre. Parking is very close by...5 minute walk to Les Grandes Hommes where you can get a discount if you ask the hotel. Cost us 45 euros for 3 days and you can take the car in and out with the same ticket.

This hotel is but beautiful. The rooms are spacious and overlook the quaint street. It is situated extremely centrally in Bordeaux and is very good value given its proximity to key sites. It's extremely easy to get around Bordeaux from this hotel. Highly recommend if you don't want to break the bank but would like to stay somewhere that is well placed within the city.

Location is central on a nice side street with convenient access to sights and museums. A very lovely hotel, not inexpensive but worth it especially for the exceptional service. We sprung for a larger room for our stay and was glad we did. The extra room, comfortable bed and expresso machine was wonderful after a day of sightseeing. When we booked, we asked for a room on a high floor, overlooking the street and we were accommodated no problem. Staff was wonderful, spoke English and was eager to help with our (many) requests. Room rates include a full breakfast of sausage, eggs, breads, cakes, juice, yogurt, fruit salad, etc. etc. in a lovely setting. Everything impressive and delicious. Totally recommend this hotel.

12 Rue Du Temple Bordeaux Gironde

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cathedrale St. Andre and Aquitaine Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Bordeaux City Centre, Best Western Grand Hotel Francais is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedrale St. Andre and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Aquitaine Museum. The 35 rooms at this 3-star hotel include minibars and coffee makers and guests can enjoy free breakfast. It's in central Bordeaux and also a short walk from Maison du Vin de Bordeaux and Musee des Beaux-Arts.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 35 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Best Western Grand Hotel Francais features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and free newspapers. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Comfort Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 477 reviews