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Best Western Hotel Du Pont Wilson

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here for two nights and found the experience very good indeed, I walked from the main station (part-dieu) and it took around 15 minutes, the hotel is located as its title suggest next to Wilson Bridge and its a short walk to the main bars and restaurants so the location is very good. The staff were welcoming and spoke english and I was lucky enough to be complimentary upgraded to the suite on the 6th floor which was utterly superb with fantastic views of the Basilica and lots of space, as well as being modern and tastefully decorated. The WiFi was good and breakfast excellent, a really good little hotel.

It's a good budget hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable and the room was of a reasonable size. I thought the breakfast was very expensive for what it was and unfortunately there's not many places to eat nearby.

The hotel is located a 7 minute walk to Bellecour and about double that to Vieux-Lyons, as well as within 5 minute from a metro taking you to gare Part de dieu station. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and quite spacious. Like in most hotels I stay, I would prefer to have some more artificial light, but the room was very quiet. Breakfast is self-service, and although there are 2 formula´s, how it works was not really clear, although I got charged automatically for the large breakfast.

I liked the room very much and the location was close to the city centre and the touristic places. The only thing that bothered me was the noise in the street at night. We staff was extremely nice and helpful

Super friendly and helpful staff. Very convenient location close to river. Easy walking distance to many great restaurants and markets. Rooms gave AC. Nice room with comfortable bed. Overall excellent value.

This Hotel is situated on the left bank of the Rhone (Part-Dieu area) in a small side street not far from the main road fronting the river. It is easily accessible from Lyon Part-Dieu Railway Station (the taxi fare was 15 euros). Our Standard Room on the 3rd floor, was of good dimensions (248 sq ft) with a full length French window providing lots of light, comfortable twin beds, small but good en-suite providing lots of hot water for shower or bath. There is a comfort tray, safe and air conditioning which was most effective in a warm September and electric sockets available for charging camera batteries, phones etc.. Breakfast is served in a small room on the ground floor and it was simply excellent. There was a choice of fruit juices, fresh fruit, cereals, muesli, meats and cheese, croissants, pastries, breads, coffee of all kinds from an excellent machine, hot water on tap for tea, eggs to boil, and a choice of hot food. There were too many other things to list, but all I can say is that it was the best choice of breakfast I have ever had in France. In the reception area there is a free choice of newspapers in different languages and the receptionists are very helpful. The hotel is well situated for a bus/tram services both from Rue Servient which runs behind the hotel and from Quai Victor Augagneur beside the river. The bus from Quai Victor Augagneur goes over the Guilloterie bridge direct to Place Bellecour on Presque’ile where are the shops and restaurants. To walk to Place Bellecour would be about three-quarters of a mile and take about 15 minutes, but it was helpful to us (elderly but active) to have the choice of public transport. All in all, this hotel proved to be comfortable and the staff very friendly. Our only complaints were (1) there were no drawers at all in the room or in the en-suite; our clothes and all the additional things one travels with, were restricted to a floor to ceiling cupboard with 4 shelves, situated in the entrance hallway, or in another cupboard with some hangers. The top two shelves depended on being fairly tall; (2) there was only one hanger in the bathroom for bath towels and two hangers below the basin unit for hand towels. This made drying the large towels almost impossible, so despite our wish to “save the environment” by retaining our towels for a day or two, we found it necessary to have fresh towels each day, which were supplied and of good quality. The management did say that the rooms were soon to be refurbished and that they would take our comments into account. It may seem a small thing, but whilst the lack of drawers may be acceptable for a stay of one or two days, it becomes very irritating over a full 5 day stay. In the hotel’s defence, it seems that this is a trend with a number of hotel groups. Although we enjoyed our stay, I think the correct rating for this hotel would be 3 Star as it really does need some refurbishment to bring it up to 4-star standard.

Hotel has a peaceful location a short walk from river though we found most places in Lyon are easily walkable. Staff friendly. Never had breakfast as cafes around are far cheaper. Only negatives would be size of room. Very small. And there were some maintenance issues in the bathroom; sink didn't drain, shower seal broken so bathroom flooded when you had a shower. Lack of a towel rail or place to hang towels meant they had no chance of drying though were replaced every day apart from 1.

Good location but overall disappointed - no one told beforehand that the whole building would be cased in scaffolding - a fire alarm went off at 4.30am every morning (for 20-30 mins too) - the breakfast looked expensive for what is pretty much bread and coffee (not a hot breakfast) - very noisy area (loads of refugees and homeless people hang out on the river bank a stone through away) - see attached photo - close to river so nice walk along there to anywhere (nice market on Sunday mornings too!) - mini bar expensive and contained no alcohol - air conditioning leaked all night (kept me awake) one night and in the morning the wall and carpet where wet through

This hotel is a good compromise between cost and location. Anywhere on Presqu'ile or in the old town is expensive, although the most convenient for the main sights and best restaurants. The hotel is in the next area to the east of the Rhone, which is not particularly attractive but it is very close to the river side , with its recreation facilities and boat bars,and crossings to Presqu'ile ' ile., and to tram route T1 which links to the Part Dieu and Perrache stations, and the Confluence regeneration area. Rooms are adequate, clean and the staff are friendly, and the breakfast choice is good. However, there is no bar, or lounge, and minimal public space. The breakfast room is rather cramped.

I made mistake in booking dates for this hotel.5 min later I realized that and call to change the dates. They said it can not be changed or canceled and will be charged at full price. I guess that the way they doing business

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bellecour Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in 3rd Arrondissement within a short walk of Bellecour Square, Best Western Hotel Du Pont Wilson is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Textile Museum. This 54-room, 4-star hotel has in-room conveniences like minibars, coffee makers, and LED TVs. It's in central Lyon and also close to St. Jean Cathedral and Lyon Opera.


Dining

Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

All of Best Western Hotel Du Pont Wilson's 54 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. 42-inch LED TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include phones and desks. Private bathrooms are not ensuite.


Property features

Renovated in 2012, Best Western Hotel Du Pont Wilson offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a computer station. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 654 reviews