Done up with impressive style, this 17th-century town house, built into the ancient city walls and near the Porte St-Louise, is a little gem of sophistication in touristy St-Malo. The lobby welcomes with large sash windows, 400-year-old wood beams, and comfy mod furniture. Downstairs, breakfast is served in a majestic cellar with ancient stone walls and beams; upstairs, five floors of guest rooms in "Les Armateurs" attempt to channel the spirit of the fabled privateer
Robert Surcouf with the use of antique Breton chairs and armoires. The most spacious rooms are on the top floor: No. 509 has a fine view of the harbor, No. 510 looks out over the intra-muros Old Town. Next door, "Les Skippers" is a smaller abode with north-facing rooms and a more modern look.