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Hotel Saint Nicolas

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Well designed, small but well appointed room, great breakfast, friendly and helpful staff. Bonus is secure underground parking for €10 La Rochelle itself is well worth a visit and the hotel is well situated to see everything in the town.

We discovered this great little hotel a few years ago, and have been returning ever since. It’s very well situated, in a lovely little street near the port. There are lots of restaurants within a stone’s throw. The hotel itself is spotless and stylishly understated. The staff are very pleasant, in person and on the phone. Everything is very well presented, from the accommodation, to the decor, to the buffet breakfast, which consists of a range of cooked and cold options, as well as fresh bread, pastries and excellent local butter and preserves. A wood-burning stove welcomed us in the breakfast area at 6.30 this morning. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Was recommended to me by the people I was visiting on business in La Rochelle. Good choice. Comfortable room. Great location and pleasant staff. Convenient to the pedestrian centre of town and would be a great holiday or short break base.

It was my second time in this hotel. If the first time i was in the main building and my experience wasn't the greatest, this time around i was staying in the small building they opened in front, and it was much better, as the room and bathroom are more spacious over there. But the bedding and pillows are not a great quality. It is pretty calm, service is good. Though the breakfast room is really nice with a huge glass window, the breakfast itself isn't crazy. Apart from fresh oranges that you can squeeze yourself, it is pretty standard, and lack stuff for gluten and lactose intolerant people. I always find it crazy that some places do not serve clients vegan milk when it is a fact the the majority of the world population grows intolerant to cow milk while growing up! Nonetheless and overall a pretty good hotel.

We booked 2 weeks before we checked in and I messaged the hotel to ask if they could make it extra special as it was our anniversary. My phone rang immediately and the hotel offered us a "romance package" we accepted and it was so worth it ❤ Great location for the town and bars/shops etc. Very friendly English speaking staff and so helpful. Will definitely be back to stay again. Breakfast was excellent too. So much choice and all fresh.

What a find! A very, very charming small hotel in the heart of La Rochelle. Renovated and very clean. Since parking is impossible in the city, the fact that this hotel has underground parking is a BIG plus. Cost was € 10 per day. The hotel is very close to the port and all of its attractions. Breakfast was very good, and featured some local products.

I liked everything about the hotel. The room was a bit too small and basic but that’s about all the cons. Located near the plaisance harbor and good areas to walk and enjoy the historic streets. I would recommend this hotel to all types of travelers

Great location in the old town, with underground parking garage which is a bonus. Comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Excellent breakfast included in the room rate. Definitely a good hotel for a short stay in La Rochelle.

Spent 4 nights here over October half term. A very comfortable hotel. The room was well appointed and very clean. Found the bed very comfortable and slept well. Breakfast was good. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location being next to the old port was excellent. Parking was provided and was very good. I would not hesitate to stay here again. I can highly recommend this hotel.

Arrived on Friday. A word of warning!!! UPDATE your sat nav before you travel as most of the roads in La Rochelle are one way and were changed again a few weeks ago. Whole hotel clean and bright. Staff really friendly. Bed comfortable. I would stay here again without hesitation. Safe in the room really handy. Parking good and a must as most of the hotels don't have any and parking in town is very difficult. Cars are obviously being discouraged, which is great for everyone. Just mind the silent bikes when out and about! Lots to do. We were here for the rugby but managed most of the attractions in three days.

13 Rue Sardinerie La Rochelle Charente-Maritime

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to La Rochelle Hotel de Ville and Tour St. Nicolas
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in La Rochelle City Centre, Hotel Saint Nicolas is within a 5-minute walk of La Rochelle Hotel de Ville and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Tour St. Nicolas. This 86-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central La Rochelle and also a short walk from Musee du Nouveau Monde and Musee des Beaux-Arts.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Hotel Saint Nicolas's 86 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Saint Nicolas enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a computer station. Self parking is offered for EUR 13 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 799 reviews