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What We Love

  • Central location in the historic “Golden Triangle” and close to all the major sights
  • The Grand Hotel fills a series of 18th-century interconnected buildings, so no two rooms are the same
  • The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Pressoir d’Argent, serves a signature lobster dish made using a $40,000 silver Christofle press
  • The brunch spread at Brasserie Le Bordeaux

What To Know

  • Labyrinthine corridors can make finding your room difficult
  • Plenty of stairs to navigate in the hallways
  • The city center can get congested with traffic, so plan ahead to catch your train or flight
  • Better for couples than families
  • Winter in Bordeaux means short, gray days
  • Pets are allowed for an additional cost of approximately $30 per day
  • Smoking is not permitted on the property


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Taking full advantage of its setting in Bordeaux’s UNESCO-listed historical center, the stately Grand Hotel de Bordeaux brings the meaning of traditional hospitality back to the city’s hotel scene with a slew of period features and contemporary amenities.

The hotel is actually made up of interconnected 18th-century buildings across from Bordeaux’s famous Grand Théâtre, and it was renovated in 2007 by designer Jacques Garcia. Thanks to its idiosyncratic layout, no two of the 127 rooms and 21 suites are exactly the same, so if you find a room you like, ask for it next time.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/2047/prop-63145-1321387278-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”After a spa treatment, head to the rooftop Jacuzzi for relaxation and spectacular city views.”}

Adding a jaunty note of nostalgia are friendly doormen wearing tricorn hats who usher guests into the hushed lobby. Those with time to spare settle in for afternoon tea in the bright, summery-green Orangerie, or for a cocktail at the almost-secret Victor Bar.

Upstairs, along labyrinthine corridors, the guestrooms have been decorated with an eye toward the Napoleon III Empire style, replete with mahogany furniture upholstered in jewel-toned fabrics, flowing curtains, whimsical headboards and opulent bathrooms covered in pink and white marble — everything you’d need for your own 18th-century salon, only with modern amenities like WiFi and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs.

The hotel recently opened Les Bains de Léa, by Nuxe Spa, which has 12 treatment rooms, a hammam and a sauna, a fitness club and my favorite spot, a rooftop Jacuzzi terrace overlooking the city. The signature experience at the Grand Hotel, however, is dinner at the Michelin-starred Le Pressoir d’Argent, where guests can opt for a lobster dish made tableside by the gracious staff using one of only five Christofle silver lobster presses in the world.

How to Get There

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel
2-5 Place De La Comédie
Bordeaux, 33000 France


4.5 Very Good 1781 Reviews
Splendid historic and expensive hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I treated myself to a night here (using IHG points) after two days of meetings in Bordeaux. Check-in was reasonably quick and the member of staff showed me to the room, which was reasonably large (for a standard room) and beautifully furnished. The historic nature of the hotel meant that getting from the lift to the room involved walking up some steps - guests in other rooms would then have had to walk down more steps. I visited the pool, which was small, but pleasant, and the sauna from which there was a view of the city. I had dinner in the brasserie which was excellent, but expensive. Had to leave early so didn't get to try breakfast. Overall, a lovely hotel, but pricey.

Classic Hotel Great location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our river cruise we wanted to explore Bordeaux for a few days before heading home. We love old hotels and this one was beautiful.
We arrived at 10 am from our river boat cruise but had to wait for check in at 3pm (?) So we hopped the tram and took a tour of the Wine Museum...it was interesting..
Got back and went to our room. The halls were a little confusing to navigate and there were some small stairways to climb. Glad the bell hop was bring the suitcases.
The room was two rooms plus a shower/tub room and a separate WC. The entrance way room had a coffee area plus a desk. A small bar fridge was in the closet that set up as a bar area. They also provided an iron and ironing board. The decor was beautiful. Bed was comfortable with top quality linens. There is a turn down service in the evening. No clock but I'm sure everyone has a phone or tablet one now. The rooms were so small I couldn't leave one open suitcase let alone two. The closet was hug but I wasn't unpacking for two nights. The view from our window was of another building. We did go to the roof top bar for a drink and had a fabulous night view of the whole city!
It's nice to stay in a quality hotels.
The location was the best, we walked the old city and took trolleys to get around.

Beautiful Building in a great location.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for one night on very short notice. This may have been the reason we were given a room that was very clean but small and crowded even by European standards. It had so much dated furniture that there was no place to put our two pieces of luggage. Be aware the two ice teas at the bar ( tasted very good ) were about $24 US each. Service in the hotel was very good and friendly.

Reviewed 1 month ago

This hotel was over the top awesome. Every corner you turned was special. The location is perfect and the staff was very accommodating. For being a 5 start hotel it was so easy to relax. The rooftop bar provides some of the best views of the city!

Great location
Reviewed 1 month ago

Stayed here for three nights. The location is very central and close to all the attractions. The staff were very helpful . The food was excellent and had a large room . The only downside is that the room could have been a little brighter.