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About Biarritz

A glamorous seaside resort town since the mid-19th Century, beautiful Biarritz boasts Belle Epoque and Art Deco architecture galore. Facing the vast Atlantic Ocean and just a short drive from the Spanish border, it’s a fantastic foodie destination, as well as a great choice for a beach break as a couple or with family and friends. With everything from intimate townhouse hotels to grand châteaux, the best places to stay in Biarritz promise something for a whole array of budgets and interests.

Biarritz’s dramatic Atlantic coastline is impossible to ignore. Gather on La Grande Plage to surf, sunbathe, sail, swim or stroll along golden sands. The Phare de Biarritz, at one end of the beach, is particularly striking at sunset, whilst the craggy Rocher de la Vièrge makes for the perfect daytime lookout point. The Plage de la Côte des Basques is also wonderful for beach trips. To discover more about the Atlantic, visit the Musée de la Mer or the modern, wave-shaped Cité de l'Océan.

Lively Place Sainte-Eugénie, dominated by its imposing church, is great for people-watching, and the Musée Historique de Biarritz will delight history buffs. Don't miss the chance to enjoy restorative thalassotherapy treatments at Biarritz’s marvellous spas before tucking into delicious fare at its many cafés and restaurants. The fusion of fresh seafood, Pays Basque produce and both French and Spanish influences makes Biarritz’s culinary scene a particularly exciting one. Many of the top spots to eat are also within easy reach of the best places to stay in Biarritz!

The Best Places to Stay in Biarritz

For a Central Stay

  • Hotel de Silhouette is a beautiful sandstone house with funky modern rooms and a lovely garden — unusual for its super-central location. Close to the market, trendy bars and cafés, this newer addition to the Biarritz hotel scene is a great pick for both couples and families. Very hip.
  • Hôtel Edouard VII is a lovely 19th-century mansion with a classic French feel. Expect white and cream interiors with some floral wallpapers, private balconies and big breakfasts on the terrace. Shared spaces are filled with antiques. Families can book a room with extra bunks for little ones. Very central.
  • Hôtel de l'Océan is an airy boutique pad overlooking the ocean on Place Sainte-Eugénie. Rooms feature teal and coral tones, cosy armchairs, private balconies and stained glass windows. A fun choice for couples or families, in the heart of the historic action and close to the coast.
  • Maison Garnier is a simple townhouse hotel in a central location. Book one of seven individually designed bedrooms, some of which have private balconies. Adults-only, affordable and well-placed for exploring for the city and the beaches.

For a Tranquil Escape

  • Château du Clair de Lune is tucked within beautiful gardens and parkland studded with mimosa and rhododendron. Ten elegant rooms are hidden within the 19th-century manor house, and there are a further eight, some of which have flexible spaces for families, in the more modern hunting lodge. Swim in the pool, relax in the verdant grounds or dine in style at creative L'Atelier, located on the estate grounds.
  • Le Beaumanoir sits two kilometres inland from Biarritz, with eight lavish rooms and suites, a Dom Perignon bar and a refreshing swimming pool. A quirky heritage house promising a luxurious stay in restful rural surroundings. Best for couples or friends travelling together.

For Seaside Luxury

  • Hôtel du Palais is an opulent Biarritz icon, perched in an enviable seaside location on Grande Plage. Soak up marvellous Bay of Biscay views from some of the 150+ sumptuous rooms and suites, enjoy restorative treatments at the spa, or cool off in the indoor and outdoor pools. Multiple fine-dining options and direct beach access add to the appeal of this grand dame.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Biarritz Pays Basque Airport, just a few minutes by bus or taxi from the heart of town. Alternatively, travel by TGV from Paris in under 5 hours.
  • France is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel between May and September for warm weather (with temperatures peaking around 25°C) and perfect for a beach holiday. Spring or autumn visitors can expect cooler temperatures.



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Best Hotels in Biarritz

  • Edouard VII Biarritz 18 rooms from £69

    Families  -  Family rooms are available, with bunk beds for children
    City Style  -  Charming residence, in the centre of Biatrritz
    Local markets  -  Explore the local french markets both in Biarritz and further afield.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Rocher de la Vierge and the Eglise Sainte Eugenie
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    Charming and oh-so-French address in the city centre. A 19th century mansion keeps its original interiors - wood panelling, wooden floors, and old mirrors - which compliment the rooms' elegant creams and whites. The breakfast terrace is the pièce de résistance. Relaxed and family-friendly. See More

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  • Hotel de l'Océan Biarritz 26 rooms from £77

    Beach Life  -  Set a stone's throw from the beach in Biarritz, book this hotel for your next Basque Country seaside break
    Local exploring  -  With easy access to the coast and to the city centre, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring
    Romantic Break  -  Book a luxury Ocean View Suite with a private balcony for added indulgence on your romantic getaway
    Surfing  -  Biarritz is a surf haven, with great conditions off the coast; the hotel can arrange surfboard delivery to get you started
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    Nestled by the coast in Biarritz, this hotel is perfect for a Basque Country seaside break. The hotel's cream-white facade is traversed by two balconies, providing sit-out terraces with sea views for several guestrooms. Start the day with breakfast on the hotel terrace in Place Sainte-Eugénie. See More

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  • Maison Garnier Biarritz 7 rooms from £78

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located for getting the best from Biarritz and the surrounding Basque Country
    Beach Life  -  Situated just three minutes walk from the beach.
    Sights nearby  -  5 minutes walk from the Casino de France
    Restrictions on children  -  This is an adults only establishment
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel, Sawdays

    A refined sea side hotel within walking distance of Biarritz's beaches. Just seven individually designed bedrooms with an art-deco vibe, some with private balconies. An intimate and charming hotel with plenty of style right in the centre of town. See More

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  • Château de Clair de Lune Biarritz 17 rooms from £121

    Private villas  -  There is a separate hunting lodge and a separate villa on the estate
    Families  -  Lots of space for children to roam
    Country Escape  -  In a beautiful estate
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant comes highly recommended
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    Set in a large leafy estate stands a chateau, a hunting lodge and a villa - an ideal spot for foodies, families or groups touring the Basque country. A wonderful restaurant, beautiful period-inspired interiors and lovely garden. A really magnificent place to explore Biarritz. See More

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  • Hotel de Silhouette Biarritz 20 rooms from £143

    City Style  -  A smart hotel in the lively Quartier des Halles
    Beach Life  -  Just 300m from the beach
    Restaurant  -  Serving breakfast and lunch - traditional, seasonal cuisine
    Local markets  -  Daily market just a few steps away
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    Airy and contemporary addition to Biarritz’s hotels. A beautiful sandstone building with funky modern rooms and a lovely garden. A charming place to stay, nestled in the town's streets, with great restaurants and a daily market place close by. See More

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  • Le Beaumanoir Biarritz 8 rooms from £201

    Honeymoons  -  5* luxury awaits in this French hideaway; beaches a short walk away, beautiful pool, French cuisine and romantic rooms
    Cooking classes  -  Many schools in Biarritz: Uhart Shop, La Table d'Aranda and Phillipe Restaurant
    Great walks  -  Climb the 248 steps of the Lighthouse!
    Surfing  -  Over 10 surf schools in the area
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A luxurious Five Star hotel close to the beach. Contemporary rooms in Baroque style have large marble bathrooms. An outdoor pool, library and excellent bar. Superb regional cuisine and plenty of intimate spaces to relax in. Dramatic, romantic and understated. See More

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  • Hotel Du Palais Biarritz 154 rooms from £286

    Families  -  Family rooms and plenty of space for little ones to explore plus a lovely spa for adults
    Beach Life  -  Just steps from Biarritz’s beach.
    Sights nearby  -  Just half an hour from the hotel is the fairytale like Abbadia Castle.
    Fishing  -  Sea fishing in the Bay of Biscay.
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    A grand hotel overlooking the Bay of Biscay. Opulent interiors throughout with chandeliers and heavy draped curtains and frescoes. The rooms are standardly large and impressive. An indulgent spa and indoor and outdoor pool. Steps from the beach. Multiple fine-dining restaurants. A spoiling stay. See More

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