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Best Western Hotel De France

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband, daughter and I stayed in the suite for 3 nights and chose this hotel based upon the excellent reviews here and in guide books. Our suite was very spacious and comfortable. This was a perfect mid-trip stop to give everyone a little space and break from the small triple rooms of our other accommodations. The beds were restful and the air conditioning kept us cool. The staff is excellent with good advice and assistance. The breakfast was very good with a large selection. Nearby parking was perfect. We highly recommend Hotel de France!

I confess that Best Western is not the first hotel chain I look for when traveling in the US, but I may give them more chances after our stay in Chinon. This was a delightfully charming inn with excellent service. It was our mid-way stop on a week long hike, and our only hotel along the way with air conditioning -- a welcome surprise. Centrally located and less than five minutes walk to everything. We would gladly stay here again.

Last minute booking during our travels of France necessary because the Accor hotel group had cancelled our booking made months earlier at the Saumur Mercure hotel but without any communication with us. What a real gem the Hotel De France turned out to be. Our room overlooked the Place du General DeGall where all the restaurants had their outside tables, fantastic atmosphere and great food (although from the adjoining restaurant, hotel only serves breakfasts). Room was small but clean and comfortable with effective and quiet air con. Staff very obliging and speak English. Breakfast offered good selection of fresh hot and cold plates. If I have to mark them down slightly it's because they didn't serve decaf coffee. All in all a great hotel in a perfect location and definitely recommend.

We stayed here for two nights as a base camp for visiting the chateau's in the surrounding areas. Everyone was friendly and nice. It was quiet and clean. I loved that our windows opened and overlooked the fountain square. It's a very convenient location for this charming friendly town. I highly recommend it as a resting place in between castle explorations. I read the book Splendour Falls after I got back from my trip and it was delightful to hear the area and hotel described. It really makes me want to return. It's very close to the chateau de Chinon, restaurants, bars, shops, and chocolate store!

Stayed here several times since 2003. Rooms have been modernised and now include a/c but are a little small. If you have trouble with stairs then this is not for you as no lift. Great location in centre of Chinon overlooking square but rooms overlooking square can be noisy particularly in summer as bars/restaurants open till late and bin collections at 6 a.m can wake you up. Free wifi bonus.

My wife and I love this Best Western hotel from the pefect, central location, to the superior, friendly service at the reception desk and very courteous servers at breakfast. Our room was a junior suite with air conditioning which was needed because of the warm weather. The room was very clean, made up beautifully every morning, and it had a French balcony which faced the square with all the cafes and restaurants. There was no noise because of the double glazing on the windows. There is a upper patio/terrace on which to relax which was lovely. Some of the staff even helped me with my French. All of the staff was helpful with discussing items from parking to places to drive to in the area. There is no elevator, but the young gentleman at the reception desk brought all of our heavy luggage up to our room which was really nice. The parking was easy, very close to the hotel at a reasonable cost, and there was free parking at the Joan of Arc parking area near by. We would definitely highly recommend this hotel to anyone. What I like least about it was that we had to leave. We have found that Best Western Hotels in Europe are great value for your money, and many are really quaint and situated in beautiful buildings. This one in Chinon is aperfect example of what I mean.

We had a very comfortable one night stay in early October. Comfortable bed and well appointed but small room. The en suite was fine but on the small side. We had a balcony overlooking the square which fortunately was not in the least noisy. Very good breakfast in the self service style. Parking in the adjacent public car park, free overnight but otherwise cheap. The hotel is adjacent to the lift that takes you to the chateau on foot so very convenient location for visiting the superb chateau. Very friendly staff. A compact hotel with considerable charm and best western standards.

This best Weston will take you back in time with its fantastic detailing, very old building but well appointed and smack bang in the middle of the towns square, it's easy to find and loads of parking right next to the hotel, it has a restaurant that serves traditional French cuisine that leans more towards fresh seafood but for the meat lovers out there don't despare as there are is an abundance of choice literally on your door step. A hotel not to be missed and reasonably priced.

The hotel is perfectly situated adjacent to the Chinon town square. You walk downstairs and have a nice choice of eateries and some small shops. The hotel staff is terrific.....they were all extremely courteous and helpful. They are a amazing team! The room was spotless at all times. It must be noted that there is no lift and the rooms are on a series of floors. My room was on the third floor but included more than 3 "flights" of stairs. It is a winding staircase with rather narrow steps. My view was of the fort on the hilltop which was lit at night.....simply gorgeous.

We went there for a wedding and the hotel is right in the centre of the town. the facilities and room was clean. the staff especially Stephen was so helpful and courteous. will definitely go back to this hotel.

47, 49 Place Du General De Gaulle Chinon Indre-et-loire

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a 5-minute walk of Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Chinon, Best Western Hotel De France is within a 15-minute stroll of Chateau de Chinon. The 28 rooms at this 3-star hotel include coffee makers, TVs, and premium bedding. Domaine Couly-Dutheil and Maison de la Riviere are a short walk away.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Best Western Hotel De France's 28 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Ceiling fans, safes, and phones are also available.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Hotel De France enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and express check-out. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, Multiple Beds, Bathtub

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 188 reviews