Fodor's Expert Review Best Western Le Grand Monarque

22 pl. des Épars, Nantes, Pays de la Loire, 28000, France

On Chartres's main square, not far from the cathedral, this converted coaching inn warmly evokes the 19th century; many guest rooms are outfitted with brick walls, attractive antiques, lush drapes, and modern bathrooms (the best are in a separate turn-of-the-20th-century building overlooking a garden, while the most atmospheric are tucked away in the attic). Downstairs, the stylishly decorated—and Michelin-starred—Georges Restaurant serves such delicacies as pheasant pie and offers prix-fixe menus. It's closed Sunday and Monday, but the hotel's brasserie La Cour is open daily.

PROS

  • old-fashioned charm
  • spa and fitness center offering beauty treatments and massage
  • Michelin-starred restaurant on-site

CONS

  • best rooms are in an annex
  • uphill walk to cathedral
  • some decor is worn

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Service, Views
Lively
Central
Grande Dame
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -02–37–18–15–15

HOTEL DETAILS

50 rooms, 5 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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