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Best Western Grand Monarque

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is short 5 min walk to Chartres Cathedral, its very central on a main modern road just outside the old town, The hotel is a classic 'grand' hotel affair with a posh facade, traditional interiors, chateau like building, with a lovely well designed outside terrace/inside bar. Reception was really friendly and helpful, and your car is parked by a valet (must be a tight squeeze). Our room was large and spacious, traditional in style, with large high ceiling windows, round bath, airy and a fantastic mattress so snug and comfy. Breakfast was a simple affair but perfect, great coffee, a selection of meats and cheeses, toast, croissants, jams, fresh orange juice and yoghurts to set you off for the day perfectly. My beef - well the room needed updating really, the separate toilet with a broken fan wasnt good, the bathroom was dated and a tad tatty the toiletries smelt like an old ladies. The decor of the main room needed refreshing, the plain blue chequered material walls could do with a pattern, and just a few more luxurious furnishings and design details. It was €148 a night so for the price I would expect that really. However I would recommend this hotel, the staff alone are a delight.

There is secure valet parking which is very helpful in such a busy town. The staff are very courteous and efficient and although it is a busy hotel you do not feel anonymous. Our room was good and quiet and we had a good night's sleep. We ate dinner in the restaurant and it was a first class meal. Breakfast was very good with a huge buffet and lots of choice. A great experience.

We had a fabulous stay at the Grand Monarque and enjoyed a superb dinner at Le George. Hotel is in the heart of Chartres, perfect location, easy access to Chartres Cathedral and all the sites, shops, restaurants and train station. Room was excellent, as was the service and staff, special "Merci Beaucoup!" to Wendy for all her excellent assistance! We plan to return for the hotel's 50th anniversary next year. Highly recommended!

Super service from the minute we arrived, chap came and took keys and sorted parking of our rather large car! Great & interesting room, we only had only had one night but wished we had longer! Our friends loved their room too. Excellent breakfast but do eat at the Michelin star restaurant, it was a highlight of our two week holiday. To cap it off, the very friendly and excellent front desk girls advised we see the light show and we walked back to the cathedral. It was mind blowing, moving and one of the most beautiful things we have ever seen. It's on till October so do see if you can fit a one nighter here!

We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel . We stayed here twice this year once in March and again in May. The first visit I booked a prestige room and it was superb. Very large with a modern bathroom. The second visit I booked a deluxe room which wasn't as large as the first one but it was still good. The hotel restaurant was excellent and the reception staff friendly and extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Excellent value for money.

What a fabulous hotel in a fabulous city. Lovely rooms,very helpful & friendly staff,delicious food & breakfast. The bar served a great Gin & Tonic too!! Very luxurious all round. Right in the centre so easy to look around. The Cathedral is beautiful & well worth a quick visit. Well worth every euro!

room was fancy and quite big, quiet. we were surprised the spa in only open during 10-18. and only available as a full expensive package. guests are unable to use sauna etc. hotel restaurant has a michelin star though we did not try it. hotel had no available parking for us. be sure to ask in advance to reserve

Lovely boutique hotel. Beautiful hotel, generously sized room with lovely amenities. Located within an easy way to the Cathedral and old city. Our room was large with a lovely bath and lovely robe and slippers.

We had a one night stay in mid-May in one of the deluxe queen rooms. We really enjoyed the visit; wished it could have been longer. We especially enjoyed the old fashion feel of the hotel and room. Room was very good sized, with a very comfortable bed and large bathroom with large tub. Great bar on the ground floor with a terrace and restaurant and another nice looking restaurant inside the hotel. The best part of the visit, aside from visiting the Chartres sites, was the front desk staff, especially a young man named Alexander, who couldn't do enough. He was helpful, welcoming, checked us in, handled our car and luggage and any and all questions. Wonderful guy and a tribute to the hotel. The other staff we encountered were also very helpful and welcoming. We really enjoyed Chartres and the Grand Monarque and will definitely return.

My brother and I stayed here over the weekend 19/22 May 2017 as we were going to the Moto GP in Le Mans. We had driven from Dieppe and were a little nervous about locating the hotel but we found it easily. Check in was efficient and friendly and they had room in the hotel car park for us (10 euros a day) which was very lucky as we hadn't pre-booked. I would recommend booking this if you do have a car, as parking was at a premium in the area directly around the hotel. The room itself was very nice. Very clean, with lovely bathroom (and a great bath). Comfortable beds, and fairly quiet (although there was a little noise on the Friday night as the bar/restaurant downstairs was extremely popular). We didn't use the bar or restaurant ourselves but they looked very nice. There are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity, as well as McDonalds / Subway and a very good supermarket Monoprix. Free wifi in room worked well, and there was a gym which looked pretty modern. Chartres itself is a great town for a weekend away. Fantastic old cathedral, with a lovely old town. There is a light show in the summer evenings which was very good, and as I say, lots of nice bars and restaurants.Was friendly and safe feeling. Next time I am in France with the wife, i will definitely bring her to Chartres and the Grand Monarque.

22 Place Des Épars Chartres Eure-et-Loir

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 24-hour fitness center

Best Western Grand Monarque places you within a 10-minute stroll of Chartres Cathedral and Fine Arts Museum of Chartres. This 4-star hotel has 58 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Church of Saint-Andre.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Le Georges Restaurant, which specializes in French cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 58 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, free bottled water, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Best Western Grand Monarque enjoy access to a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is available for EUR 10 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a steam room, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms.

Room options

Family Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (with Sofabed)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (with Sofabed)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed (Larger Room;Twin bed on request)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Exclusive Room, 1 King Bed (Larger Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 995 reviews