The Best Cheap Hotels in Angers, France
Slow Village Château des Forges offers a retreat-like feel, just a 10-minute drive to Angers centre | Courtesy of Slow Village Château des Forges / Expedia.com
Tasting menus, characterful rooms and the best French wines on tap await at these budget-friendly places to stay in the Loire Valley.
Nestled among chateaux, this gateway to the Loire Valley is a pleasure to simply wander. It’s a centre of French history, with fairytale architecture from the Middle Ages and renaissance periods. You’ll also find several great museums, as well as a strong food and wine tradition – why not sample a bottle or two in one of the many hip bistros? Stop for a night or two en-route from Paris, which is just a three-hour drive away, then journey on to wild beaches along the Atlantic coast.
Hôtel 21 Foch
4.6/5 (69 Reviews)
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Right in the centre of town and just a stone’s throw from both the train station and tram, this is a sparky boutique hotel with a mid-century aesthetic, polished wooden floors and plump beds. One perk of staying here is the sunny outdoor dining area; another is the free breakfast, with hot croissants on hand each morning. A switched-on team mans the front desk with flair.
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Named after the cherished French beverage, this station-adjacent hotel has smart rooms with desks, room service and whizzy wifi – great if you’re getting work done on the go. If you’re travelling solo, the snug single rooms with slanted roofs are a character-packed base. Make sure you take advantage of the free bike room, which leaves you free to flick through guidebooks over breakfast before heading out to see some sights on foot.
ibis Angers Centre Château
4/5 (256 Reviews)
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This bright, contemporary budget hotel has tons of zesty colour and youthful decor; trailing house plants, chalkboard-effect murals, dangling exposed bulbs and bar stools fill the lobby-cafe. Meanwhile, in the rooms, minimalist white beds and pine furniture equip you with the essentials. Around-the-clock food service and a chatty, hands-on front desk mean you can come and go at any time, and hail taxis or book tours with ease.
Hotel Marguerite D'Anjou
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Built in the mid-19th century, this handsome cream building with teal shutters is just a three-minute walk from the fanciful Château d’Angers. As a result, most of the rooms here come with enviable castle views. They’re unfussy, but have cosiness and colour thanks to the locally themed art and pot plants. Take your inclusive breakfast on the pavement cafe tables to watch city life roll by, or pre-order a bottle of local Crémant sparkling wine to top off a romantic break.
Slow Village Château des Forges
5/5 (6 Reviews)
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This cutesy three-storey building – with peaked roofs, frilly balconies and a lavender-trimmed outdoor pool – is storybook perfect, even if it is slightly out of town. Best for travellers with a hire car, it’s a 10-minute drive to Angers centre, which gives it a retreat-like feel. Hop off on bike rides through the Saint-Aubin nature reserve and return to lovingly crafted interiors. Expect rooms with Chinoiserie murals, linen throws, woodburners and indoor cacti. However, the real star is the high-ceilinged lobby with parquet floors, period mouldings and cascading plants.
Hôtel Saint Julien
4.1/5 (122 Reviews)
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Clinking glasses on the cushioned al fresco drinks terrace, it’s easy to forget that Saint Julien is among the best-value stays in town. The neat rooms have crisp white bedding and bright feature walls, while a chic downstairs bar and breakfast room has been decorated in vivid peacock hues. A nifty room service menu of meunier meals, such as boeuf bourguignon or veal blanquette, comes in steam-heated verrine dishes.
Hôtel de France
4.1/5 (165 Reviews)
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Opposite the TGV rail station, this scalloped Haussmann-style building is an elegant spin on the budget hotel. Inside are rooms with simple white bedding and snuggly grey carpets, some with lacquered black headboards, desks and chairs. You won’t likely linger in the business-like breakfast room, but you’re striking distance from charming pavement cafes, historic taverns and wine bars.
Bed and Breakfast
4.9/5 (19 Reviews)
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This black-and-cream B&B is set in a 16th-century house, wowing visitors again and again with a peaked roof and stained glass. Follow the intricate medieval staircase up to rooms with ceiling beams, fireplaces, pebble-smooth modern bathtubs and farmhouse-style furnishings.
Les Chambres de Mathilde
Bed and Breakfast
4.8/5 (26 Reviews)
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This 19th-century mansion with classically styled rooms gives you arguably the best breakfast in town. You can pick from an array of hot flaky pastries, homemade jams and yoghurts, fresh juices, and creamy French cheeses. The communal lounge – stuffed with vintage books, mustard-coloured chaise longues and a piano – is a charming spot to plan your day; outside, a small garden with deckchairs beckons.
Grand Hôtel de la Gare
4/5 (109 Reviews)
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This fresh-feeling stay is great for shops and transport links. Inside, you’ll get snug rooms with soft fabric headboards, minimalist desks and industrial-style clothing rails, as well as a light, modern breakfast room with a generous morning buffet. Outdoor tables mean you can take your coffee into the sunshine, while a top-notch 24/7 front desk team are on hand for everything from bookings to tour-guide tips.
Les 3 Lieux
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Right on the banks of the Loire River, this peaceful stay is lovely for dipping into the city but having an element of rural retreat. The rooms are elegant and pared-back with pops of crimson. Book a hammam scrub in the spa to leave feeling refreshed. Have at least one dinner at the restaurant, which has various dainty tasting menus. Try the wagyu beef with lemon, or the smoked chocolate and hibiscus pudding.
Logis St Joseph
Bed and Breakfast
4.9/5 (18 Reviews)
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In downtown Angers (close to the main hotel and restaurant zones), this convivial B&B has arty white rooms with primary-coloured accents, some with fridges and washing machines. The owners can arrange borrowed bikes and picnic baskets, sort out meal deliveries and point out preferred local restaurants – everything you’d want to see is well within walking distance. Book the Loft-d’Exception for wood beams and the cosiest cottage vibes.
These recommendations were updated on May 24, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.