Our 10 favorite hotels in Biarritz

Our 10 favorite hotels in Biarritz

In the Basque Country, a breath of spring freshness is blowing over the hotel industry. We have selected the prettiest addresses in the city to discover without delay.

For the view

The Cafe de Paris****

An institution in Biarritz. The Café de Paris, taken over by former ski champion Annie Famose and her children Sarah and David Brémond, has undergone a total makeover thanks to the talent of decorator Sarah Lavoine. A small establishment with only nineteen rooms, but all benefit from a panoramic sea view. The suites on the top floor enjoy terraces overlooking the Grande Plage, the Hôtel du Palais and the lighthouse.

Of course, we recognize Sarah Lavoine’s touch, her iconic blue on the ceilings of the restaurant and in touches on the carpets in the rooms. A relaxed seaside house atmosphere that plays on the details with woven straw panels, terracotta-colored porcelain stoneware tiles and hammam showers in the bathrooms. The icing on the Basque cake, the restaurant menu is signed by starred chef Cédric Béchade.

What you will like: the location in the heart of the city and the terrace to have breakfast facing the ocean.

From €183 per night in a double room. Breakfast: €19.

Hotel Café de Paris, 5, place Bellevue, 64200 Biarritz. Such. : 05 59 24 19 53.

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Carlina Lodge

With its surf motel atmosphere, the Carlina Lodge has kept its style seventies. Yaelabrot

Difficult to be closer to the ocean: the Carlina Lodge is located on the beach of the Côte des Basques. Twenty-three rooms and apartments with terrace give the impression of living on a boat. Sensitive ears, bring earplugs because the noise of the surf can disturb. At high tide, the waves slam on the rocks below. The change of scenery is guaranteed. With its surf motel atmosphere, the Carlina Lodge has kept its 1970s style with its transparent Plexiglas light fixtures and small earthenware tiles in the bathrooms. It has seen all the legends of world surfing: Miki Dora, Greg Noll, Nat Young… Of course, the equipment is not the latest, but the experience is unique.

What you will like : get out of your room in a bathing suit to take a dip in the ocean.

From €142 per night. Breakfast: €6 for a hot drink and a pastry, or €12 for a full meal.

Le Carlina Lodge, 9, boulevard du prince de Galles, 64200 Biarritz. Such. : 05 59 24 42 14.

With family

The Jules Verne***

A godsend for introducing young people to a part of French literature. Photo press / The Jules Verne

The Best Western chain is evolving and has expanded with a collection of literary hotels. After the Gustave Flaubert in Rouen and the Swann in Paris, here is the Jules Verne in Biarritz. But what relationship between the author of Twenty thousand leagues under sea and the seaside town? Jules Verne was not a regular in the Basque Country, however, the two have something in common with the ocean and travel. Located just opposite the Asiatica Museum, the hotel offers 78 rooms including a 26m² family suite and a 70m² apartment. The rooms do not bear a number but the name of the author’s works. Watercolors by Jean Aubertin on the wall recall the “vernian” characters. All these nods to the travel writer are a godsend for introducing young people to a part of French literature. At the reception, a multilingual library of 500 works by the writer. The opportunity to re-read the great classics.

What you will like : the pleasant swimming pool at high tide when the city beaches are crowded, a coworking and the Vélibleu electric bike station just in front of the hotel to get around the area.

From €114 per night in a double room. Buffet breakfast: €16 (free for children under 4 and half price up to 12 years old), express breakfast: €7, parking: €14 per day.

Hôtel Littéraire Jules Verne, BW Signature Collection, 2, rue Guy Petit, 64200 Biarritz. Such. : 05 59 22 20 20.

Hotel & Coliving Saint Charles Biarritz ****

Almost all rooms have been renovated and furnished with vintage pieces. Emily Blondi

Just push open the wrought iron door of this mansion and pass under the wisteria to feel completely out of place. An English garden and a terrace with games for children will make you feel ” like at home “. We are a far cry from standardized chain hotels. Almost all rooms have been renovated and are furnished with vintage pieces. Some can accommodate up to four people, convenient for families. On Sundays, a brunch open to outside customers is offered in the garden. At the reception, there is still the key board as in the old hotels. Out of season, the hotel welcomes coworkers.

What you will like : friendliness and very low prices for co-living in low season. From €29 per night for a minimum of 7 nights.

From €85 per night in a double room. Breakfast: €9. Brunch between €19 and €24. Private garage by reservation: €15 per night.

Hotel & Coliving Saint Charles Biarritz, 47, avenue de la Reine Victoria. 64200 Biarritz. Such. : 06 19 75 27 97.

For breakfast

The Saint-Julien***

It’s almost in the countryside! Photo press / Saint Julien

It almost feels like being in the countryside, yet the Saint Julien is only a few minutes walk from the Les Halles district. But, the view of the Mazon park gives it a bucolic air. At Saint-Julien, the impression of a family home is immediate. The parquet floor of the staircase creaks underfoot, the living room at the entrance on the left with its fireplace makes us say that on rainy days, we will be happy to curl up in the leather sofas and that the table football a little further will keep the kids busy for hours. In the same spirit, the rooms in pastel tones invite you to rest. Some have a small alcove with a single bed and can accommodate a couple with a child. Breakfast gives pride of place to local products.

What you will like : the Stay and Surf offer which allows you to book a room at the same time as a surf lesson with a former champion and the ephemeral restaurant in collaboration with the Toulouse wine bar Maître Renard which will offer plates to share throughout the ‘summer.

From 137 per night in a double room. Breakfast: €12. Parking: €20 per day.

Hotel Saint-Julien, 20, avenue Carnot, 64200 Biarritz. Tel: 06 24 83 66 96.

AMA Hotel Biarritz***

The AMA hotel has managed to recreate the atmosphere of a family home. Photo press / Hotel Ama

Ama in Basque is the diminutive of amatxi which means grandmother. The stage is set ! The Ama hotel has been able to recreate the atmosphere of a family home with a small lounge at the entrance, Chesterfield sofas for resting. The reception desk is an old piece of furniture from the owner’s family and the pretty dining room makes you want to take your time for breakfast. Let’s talk about it. On the menu, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, sheep’s cheese and especially granola, spreads and jams prepared with love by Anaïs, one of the hotel employees. The upstairs bedrooms were renovated last year. A pretty wallpaper with large flowers on the walls, which takes us back to our memories of holidays with our grandmothers. Some have a small wrought iron balcony which gives them charm.

What you will like: the location a stone’s throw from the Grande Plage and next to the Epoq grocery store-restaurant, our iconic address.

From €101 per night in a double room. Savory and sweet breakfast: €13. Parking: €12 per day.

AMA Hotel Biarritz, 8, rue de la Maison Suisse, 64200 Biarritz. Such. : 05 59 22 64 60.

For the atmosphere

Hotel de Silhouette****

Wallpapers with tropical motifs transport you to the end of the world. Press photo / Hotel de Silhouette

Just opposite the famous Halles de Biarritz, the Silhouette has just reopened after several months of work. The twenty-one rooms are brand new. The location is ideal, just opposite Les Halles, which has become the fashionable district of the city. We cannot recommend too highly those overlooking the magnificent garden and the ocean in the background. A warm decoration imbued with Mediterranean touches. The sofas are upholstered in Casa Lopez fabrics. Wallpapers with tropical motifs transport you to the end of the world. The whole gives a nice set certainly eclectic but very harmonious. A real originality when many hotels today seem to adopt the same style.

What you will like : live jazz concerts in the evening at aperitif time, quiet lunches in the garden and car park, a real plus in the center.

From €270 per night in a double room. Breakfast: €19. Parking: €19 per day.

Hotel Silhouette, 30, rue Gambetta, 64200 Biarritz. Such. : 05 59 24 93 82.

The garage****

This former abandoned garage has been transformed into a boutique hotel. Photo press / The Garage

This former garage abandoned for thirty years has finally found a buyer. Of this cult place which in the 1950s welcomed the beautiful American cars of the customers of the neighboring Regina hotel, only the facade remains. Twenty-seven rooms including twelve suites. The two largest between 40 and 70 m² have taken up residence on the top floor. Equipped with huge terraces, they have a breathtaking view of the ocean. The rooms on the lower floors have a patio. A swimming lane in the heart of a green space with very colorful garden furniture in recycled PVC from the AMES brand. The wooden and metal wardrobes were made by Blunt, a carpenter from Biarritz. Some sections of the walls have kept the raw side of the concrete, a nod to the garage of the time, and the rounded headboards recall the arched facade. Opening scheduled for early August 2021.

What you will like: the boutique hotel atmosphere, the shop where you can discover local designers such as Albertine swimwear.

From €197 per night in a double room. Buffet breakfast: €20.

Hotel Le Garage Biarritz, 50, avenue de l’Impératrice. 64200 Biarritz. Such. : 05 86 98 02 20.

The Palmito***

Biarritz… Or Hawaii? Photo press / The Palmito

The tone is set from the entrance with a rack and surfboards at the entrance. The Palmito is similar to a hotel inn for customers looking for an easy, well-located place and a relaxed atmosphere. The first-floor lounge takes you straight to Hawaii with books on the destination and Tiki-shaped statues. About twenty rooms including two dormitories with capsule beds like in Japan, double rooms nicely decorated with rattan headboards and furniture brought back from Marrakech. Finally, an apartment on the top floor for four people with a rooftop. In high season, ask for rooms on the back, which are quieter.

What you will like: a pretty personalized decoration where you immediately feel at home. Rental of surfboards, electric bikes on site and in-room massages by reservation.

From €123 per night in a double room. Buffet breakfast: €18.

The Palmito, 7, rue du Port-Vieux, 64200 Biarritz. Such. : 05 59 24 16 56.

[Initialement publié en juillet 2021, cet article a fait l’objet d’une mise à jour.]

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