Hotels in Bordeaux Region
When looking for hotels in the Bordeaux region, you can choose from country-style inns, opulent chateaus or city hotels. Any can get you great access to the wineries as the city hoteliers are happy to help hook you up with directions or tours to the vineyards. Just book way ahead of time if you plan to come in summer (and especially if you would rather stay in the countryside). Check in to one of the best Bordeaux Region hotels for an idyllic setting for your French explorations.
The Regent Bordeaux is a 232-year-old palace that sits across from the National Opera. Even with modern updating this Bordeaux Region hotel still has a fabulously ornate, 19th-century vibe, with French furniture, richly colored brocade fabrics, and luxe marble bathrooms. Even though it has neighboring buildings that date to the second century, La Maison Bordeaux is a luxury bed and breakfast with a sleek, contemporary ambiance, and excellent service.
Cinderella could have slept at Grand Barrail Château Hôtel & Spa. The Bordeaux Region hotel in St.-Emilion is located inside a Belle Époque château and sits next to the St.-Emilion vineyards. You're not far from the town’s medieval village, but the hotel offers the diversions of an excellent spa and a dining room that sits beneath a stained-glass dome. Château de Sours is an immaculate Bordeaux Region hotel, located in Saint-Quentin-de-Baron. It now belongs to an English businessman who added several large rooms, cooking classes, and an art gallery.
This former bottling plant has a classic bistro with an extensive wine list from the region’s best vineyards—including 30 organic vintages. The 12 guest rooms are furnished with Napoleon-era antiques and modern steel-and-bamboo campaign beds.
To mark its 10th anniversary, the renowned French hotel and spa commissioned the avant-garde fashion house Maison Martin Margiela to revamp its stand-alone suite, a favorite with local residents. Black-and-white photographs cover the walls, and white curtains are draped over cowskin floor mats.
Like a beacon on a hill, this boutique hotel sits atop a scenic cliff overlooking valley vineyards and the lights of Bordeaux. The exterior is a bit deceiving, as this Relais & Chateaux property is set inside three tobacco barn-inspired wood buildings with huge picture windows.
The property, just southwest of Pomerol, is now in the hands of Martin Krajewski, an English businessman who has added several large and immaculate guest rooms, regional cooking classes, and a freestanding art gallery filled with John Hoyland and Terry Frost canvases.
This half-timbered Basque hotel has eight suites done up in crimson and cobalt blue. All of the rooms look out on the wide caramel-sand beach, which is flanked by the Beaux-Arts villas of the families who summer here.
For its renovation of the 232-year-old historic palace across from the National Opera, Regent tapped Jacques Garcia to revamp the 250 rooms. The whole place verges on the ornate, with 19th-century French furniture, richly colored brocade fabrics, and vast marble bathrooms.