Fodor's Expert Review 81 L'Hôtel
81 av. de la République, Deauville, Normandy, 14800, France
While this boutique hotel pours on the gloss, the nicer original features of the 1906 mansion—parquet floors, stained-glass windows, impossibly high ceilings—remain to complement the added postmodern touches (think faux-crocodile chairs, silver furniture, shrouded chandeliers, and ersatz-Baroque beds); the top-floor "Hippodrome" suite offers a nice view of the famous racetrack, and others have terraces. Eight stylish, spacious studios next door let you feel like you've snagged your very own designer apartment. Note: although the hotel is on a main road, it's set far enough back so that guest rooms are quiet.
- rooms outfitted with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs
- easy parking
- no restaurant
- a walk to the beach
Rate Includes: Closed 1st 3 wks of Jan., Free breakfast