Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hôtel Moderne

21 av. Bernadette Soubirous, Lourdes, Occitania, 665100, France Fodor's Choice

After braving the pilgrim-packed streets, this hotel—built in 1896 by one of Bernadette's nephews—may seem like the answer to your prayers; after all, it promises comfortable rooms, attentive service, and an excellent restaurant right in the center of everything. Now owned and managed by a fashionable couple with family ties to one of Lourdes's larger group travel companies, the hotel has been renovated but maintains its Belle Époque charm with mosaic tiled floors and solid wood bannisters on the stately spiral staircase. Splurge on a master suite with 180-degree views of the nightly candlelight procession—you'll get great seats without having to join the crowds.

PROS

  • premier location across from the Grotto
  • warm service
  • good restaurant

CONS

  • attracts large groups
  • driving into the heart of town is tricky

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Service, Views
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -05–62–94–12–32

HOTEL DETAILS

111 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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