Where To Stay In Arcachon, France: 10 Stays You Will Never Forget - Updated 2024

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From the historical local Arcachon Villa to modern apartments, there are different ways of experiencing the Arcachon lifestyle by choosing a hotel. It depends on what you want to do or experience during your stay in Arcachon. The 150-year-old Arcachon has a lot to offer, a fine beach with a splendid view, a mild climate which is neither too hot nor too cold, nature where you can go hiking and cycling or go sailing or snorkeling in the sea. The recommended accommodations, including hotels and vacation rentals, are located in different areas of Arcachon where you can explore, and each of them has something unique to offer.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 04, 2024.

1. Hotel Le B d’Arcachon: Enhance your stay with an awe-inspiring sea view (from USD 183)

​For all the beach lovers out there, Hotel Le B d’Arcachon is your best option as it is just one-minute walk to the beach. To get closer to the beach, enjoy your stay in the superior rooms with a breathtaking sea-view by paying about 45 EUR (48 USD) more. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, lay back on the comfy sofa-bed and enjoy the sea view; there is no other way to be more relaxed. And also, be prepared to be overwhelmed by the warm hospitality of the staff who are very helpful.

Don’t worry about your food as buffet breakfast is served every morning for around 15 EUR (16 USD). If you are not that fond of a buffet, you can find a café and restaurants within walking distance from Hotel Le​ B D’archachon such as Chez Pierre where there is seafood and sushi, and Creperie Bretonne Ty Coz, which is famous for their crepes.

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Hôtel Le B d'Arcachon by Inwood Hotels

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 4, Rue Du Professeur Jolyet
6.6 km (4.1 mi) from Parc de La Coccinelle

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

2. Hôtel Le Dauphin: live a bourgeois lifestyle (from USD 97)

‘Arcachonnaise’, which means Arcachon villa, is the architectural style you can see on the older houses built in France. From the 19th century till today, the glamour and allure of Hôtel Le Dauphin, which is one of the majestic Arcachonnaise style villas, never fades away.

Friendly staff speaking English, French, and Spanish break through the language barrier to serve you and make you feel at home. Even your pets are able to enjoy this relaxing holiday with you.

For you, a nature lover who loves hiking and cycling, Dune of Pilat, Europe’s largest sand dune, is just a 10-minute drive away and Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park is just a 17-minute drive away. Hôtel Le Dauphin is only a 15-minute drive from Banc d’Arguin Nature Reserve. If you are an adventurer, Hôtel Le Dauphin is your best choice!

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Hôtel Le Dauphin

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 7, Avenue Gounod
6.08 km (3.8 mi) from Parc de La Coccinelle

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

3. Hôtel Ville d'Hiver: experience the taste, sight, and touch (from USD 215)

The story begins when Natalie and Oliver Arnoux decided to turn a hill of remnants and remains of the waterworks that supplied Arcachon’s water in the high tourist season into a travel destination. Now, it is a gorgeous, boutique resort surrounded by nature standing on top of the hills of Arcachon.

You are guaranteed to not be disappointed by the food they provide. Passionate and creative chefs prepare you generous, mouth-watering cuisine from fresh ingredients, leaving a ​memorable flavor on your taste buds. Try the famous croissants and you won’t regret it. In addition, the friendly atmosphere and attentive staff of the restaurant make your meal a perfect one.

Pamper yourself with facial and body care by the skilled bio-beautician Yolande Randrianaivo. Relaxing massage and steam baths are also available to ease your mind from stress in this buzzing world. Have a relaxing and stress-free holiday in Hôtel Ville d'Hiver to rejuvenate and recharge yourself.

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Hôtel Ville d'Hiver

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 20 Avenue Victor Hugo
6.23 km (3.9 mi) from Parc de La Coccinelle

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace

4. Appartement & Grand Jardin: find peace and tranquillity in your second home (from 72 USD (63.27 EUR))

Laurent’s apartment is one of the cheapest vacation rentals​ in town. Located in a laid back but friendly, family neighbourhood, you can enjoy a peaceful and favourable stay here in Laurent’s apartment. What makes you feel at home is the English period furnishings and decorations that bring​ about memories of Laurent’s father and his family nautical traditions.

In the beautiful garden just outside the apartment, where kids can run about, there are BBQ pits for you to cook your food. Otherwise, chef Laurent, who has an extreme interest in gastronomy, is always there to cook you a delicious local meal.

Other than cooking, Laurent also has a wide knowledge of Arcachon. So whenever you feel lost about where to go and what to do, turn to Laurent, he will lead you the way.

Appartement & Grant Jardin Pres Plage a Arcachon

Price: from 72 USD (63.27 EUR)

Number of Guests: 4

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5. Beautiful 1BR in the heart of town: no worries, everything is at your doorstep (144.50 USD)

This is a modern apartment in the heart of Arcachon where everywhere is convenient. This vacation rental might be a little pricey but it is really worth it. The interior is neat and clean just like your own apartment. Just treat here like your own home; there is an oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker​, freezer, dryer, and everything you can think of.

Talking about convenience, restaurants, shopping, and the municipal market is just opposite the apartment. Casino, train stations, and boat trips are also near at hand. From the pier, you can access many locations like Ile aux Oiseaux, Andernos, or Cap Ferret. Plan your travel itinerary at the tourism office which is just 300 metres (984.3 feet) from the apartment.

To fulfill your adventurous spirit, sailing, kite surfing, jet skiing, skydiving, snorkelling, and many more other activities will be awaiting you at the Arcachon Basin. If you want to explore neighbouring towns or go to Dune du Pyla, free buses are available for you.

Beautiful 1BR in the Heart of Town

Price: from 144.50 USD (126.54 EUR)

Number of Guests: 2

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6. Residhome Arcachon Plazza: cook, relax, make yourself at home (from USD 95)

Spacious and cosy, this place is literally like your own home, furnished with nice furniture in the room and living room and most importantly, a complete set of cooking facilities in the kitchenette including crockery, cutlery, saucepans, two ring cooker, microwave, and dishwasher. A supermarket is just around the corner, where you can buy ingredients like mussels, vegetables, fruits, wine, and more.

With this equipment​, you get the chance to show off your cooking skills and make a meal for your family. After cooking, enjoy your food on the balcony overlooking the view of the market square which is available in some rooms. For breakfast, you can get fresh baked goods from the bakery nearby. Alternatively, you can venture around the area with restaurants, bars, and shops or dine in the hotel restaurant. When you are done eating, walk 2 minutes to the beach and enjoy the scenery.

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Residhome Arcachon Plazza

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 49 avenue Lamartine
6.77 km (4.3 mi) from Parc de La Coccinelle

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

7. Résidence Vacances Bleues Villa Regina: relax in the tranquil villa (from USD 52)

Built in France’s Second Empire, this old, Chateau-style hotel is full of historical ambience. As it is 400 m (1312 feet) from the city centre, and is really quiet for you to have some peace or me-time. It is so quiet that you can leave your room window open at night and won’t be disturbed by any noise. Bury yourself in a book from the library in the hotel and have a peaceful reading, enjoy a competitive game of French billiards in the lounge with your family while enjoying the garden view, jump into the outdoor swimming pool or go bowling in the bowling alley. If you are an explorer, Arcachon Town, the Medoc, the Dune du Pilat, and Bordeaux can be reached. You can also go kayaking, jet skiing​, or cycle along the coastal path.

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Résidence de Tourisme Vacances Bleues Villa Regina

Wifi Available

Address: 11 Allée Corrigan
6.57 km (4.1 mi) from Parc de La Coccinelle

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Free parking Internet services Lift Heating

8. Grand Hôtel Richelieu: great view, great location (from USD 135)

There are two things going for this hotel: astonishing sea-view (pay extra) and a convenient​ location near a market, bars, and restaurants. And of course, the staff are attentive and friendly. The building is designed with a graceful Victorian architecture. The rooms are luxurious in a contemporary style and spacious, some with a balcony overlooking the sea. The train station can be reached within minutes.

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Grand Hôtel Richelieu

Wifi Available

Address: 185 boulevard de La Plage
6.8 km (4.3 mi) from Parc de La Coccinelle

Pets allowed Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Casino

9. Chambre à quelques pas de la plage: feel the warmth of the host, Eric (from USD 67)

Despite being a small house, you will find everything complete and in place. It has a spacious living room, a kitchen, dining room, lounge, and a room connecting to a terrace. The bed is of high quality so don’t worry waking up with a backache. As he has been a resident in the basin for a good while, Eric has a broad knowledge about the area and places to visit. He is always ready to advise you on your travel plans. According to the reviews, Eric is a very welcoming and friendly host.

Make full use of the two bicycles available instead of renting one. There are free electric buses right in front of the house; all you have to do is raise your hand and hop on The house is close to nearly everything. Delicious breakfast is served every morning.

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Arcachon, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France
6.08 km (3.8 mi) from Parc de La Coccinelle
501 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
eric lent his bicycles for us and made us a great breakfast
breakfast was lovely and we were able to borrow bicycles for exploring
the room opens out on to a little private balcony - it is very comfortable and tastefully furnished
the bathroom was so comforting
he prepared a lovely little breakfast and was very helpful
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean
the room is clean and the bed is comfortable
the space was beautiful and impeccably clean
the house and the room was very clean and cosy
the house and room were super clean and cozy and the breakfast was very yummy
Host:
eric was a lovely host
eric is a great host
he was one of the best hosts i've ever seen
eric was a super host
eric’s home was beautiful and he is such a generous host - highly recommended
Location:
location is pretty good too
this place has an ideal location in arcachon
located in a quiet beautiful neighbourhood but also close to the beaches town center and the train station
the location was perfect we can't wait to visit again in the summer
very nice flat in great location
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10. Center Arcachon T2: apartment right in the centre of town

Sitting in the centre of Arcachon Town, the train station is right in front of this homey vacation rental. A family of four can comfortably fit. Parents will have the bedroom with a king size bed and the kids will have to share the sofa bed that can be turned into a double bed in the living room. It also has a washing machine for you to do laundry and a kitchen for you to cook, equipped with a freezer, traditional oven, microwave, hob, dishwasher, and coffee maker.

Being in a prime location, the apartment literally leads you to everywhere, from the central beach, the casino, the municipal market, shops, and Mauresque Park, which are all within a 5-minute walk. For breakfast or afternoon tea, you can get fresh bread from the bakery just across the street. There are also buses going to Pyla Dune, which is 10 km (6 miles) away.

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Arcachon, Aquitaine, France
6.27 km (3.9 mi) from Parc de La Coccinelle
330 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good apartment with all amenities
clean spacious with a nice balcony and well equipped kitchen
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and functional
inside the apartment was very clean and well organized
the place is really well placed clean and functional
comfortable bed kitchen well equipped with utensils clean - great for a short stay in arcachon
very punctual and responsive host apartment is exceptionally clean and convenient
Host:
jérôme was really kind and always trying to help us
jerome and his wife were extremely nice and helpful
we met jerome's lovely wife who was very helpful
jérôme was on time and very friendly for check in
jerome´s wife met me at the train stations and was very friendly when showing me the apartment
Location:
great location near the train station in arcachon
location is very good just in front of station
nice apartment in front of the train station and 300m from the sea side
great location next to a train station; however quiet and appropriately 300m from the ocean
great place with good location and great hosts
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End your day perfectly in the right accommodation

Sleep is very important while travelling as you need to recharge yourself after a day of fun and enjoyment. Therefore, accommodation is very important. The accommodations recommended are uniquely different in location, food, architecture, environment, and service​. Choose one that meets your needs and expectations. Every accommodation is different but one thing guaranteed, it will paint a memorable impression and make your stay worthwhile.

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