Vintage daguerreotypes prove that this is one of Deauville's oldest establishments. Opened in 1866, its once-picturesque building—shoehorned into a triangle plot and topped with an elegant mansard roof—was painted by Eugène Boudin himself; the famed Impressionist wouldn't appreciate the modern signs that now blemish the exterior, but renovations have created an inviting interior. Flowering plants, comfy chairs, and snug but tranquil guest rooms make this a good bet,
especially because it's close to the train station yet within easy walking distance of the town center. In pricey Deauville, the Continental is a find.