Hotel François 1er

3.0 star property
Beaux Arts hotel with bar/lounge, near La Rochelle Hotel de Ville

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Hotel François 1er

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Bar (on property)
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Lobby sitting area

Overview of Hotel François 1er


Very good

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
13-15 Rue Bazoges, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, 17000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Off-site parking available

Room options

Superior Double Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed


  • 57 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed and 3 Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Superior Quadruple Room

  • 56 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Superior Room

  • 5 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In La Rochelle City Centre
  • Bay of Biscay - 1 min drive
  • Vieux Port - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • La Rochelle (LRH-La Rochelle - Île de Ré) - 15 min drive
  • Bordeaux (BOD-Merignac) - 123 min drive
  • La Rochelle Porte Dauphine Station - 12 min walk
  • La Jarrie Station - 15 min drive
  • La Rochelle Station - 16 min walk


  • Café de la Paix - 3 min walk
  • La Tour de Pizz - 3 min walk
  • Académie de la Bière - 5 min walk
  • Brasserie de la Poste - 3 min walk
  • Nomad - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel François 1er

A great choice for a stay in La Rochelle, Hotel François 1er is only 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from the airport. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and buffet breakfast is available daily.


English, French, Spanish


Sustainability practices

Electric car charging station
Energy-saving switches
Housekeeping on request
Change of towels on request
LED lighting (80% minimum)
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 6 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • On-site self-parking (EUR 15 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic soft drinks bottles
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Energy-saving switches
  • LED light bulbs
  • Water-efficient showers only

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.65 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 13.50 for adults and EUR 6.50 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for EUR 8.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 8 per pet, per night


  • Self-parking costs EUR 15 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel François 1er offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel François 1er does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel François 1er?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel François 1er?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 8 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel François 1er?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 15 per day. Parking spaces may be limited. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel François 1er?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6 AM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel François 1er?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Barriere de La Rochelle (19-min walk) and Casino de Châtelaillon (15-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel François 1er and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include La Rochelle Hotel de Ville (3-min walk) and Vieux Port (5-min walk), along with Tour St. Nicolas (11-min walk) and Parc des Expositions de La Rochelle (0.9 mi).
What's the area around Hotel François 1er like?
Hotel François 1er is in La Rochelle City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from La Rochelle Hotel de Ville and 3 minutes' walk from La Rochelle Central Market.



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10/10 Exceptional

Laura, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Mal, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Duncan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Slawomir, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very happy generally but would prefer to have AC
It's excellently located yet quiet at night. We were in a family room so it was great to have the beds upstairs. The only thing we would have liked to have was air conditioning - I image it will get very hot in the family room during the hotter Summer months. They provide you with Dyson fans which are OK but still make a reasonable amount of noise.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Emma, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Canvey Island brick layer gets drunk
I booked this hotel for a friend,who ended up getting drunk and spending the night in a police cell.But I went to the hotel earlier with him and everyone was really nice and the room was clean and fresh
Warren, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

anna, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful hotel, very friendly.
Warm welcome, parking available, very friendly staff. 24hr reception, privately owned. Wonderful stay.
AWJ, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location, close to the marina and the centre of the city. Comfortable rooms and a more than adequate breakfast. Recommended.
philip, 1-night trip
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