Most accommodations in Lourdes, France are locally owned. I learned this while searching for familiar hotel brands to stay at on our family trip. The only big chain hotel brand I came across is Best Western. It is not a Best Western Plus brand, and I was concerned. My husband and I are not very impressed with Best Western. We had stayed at Best Western Hotels in the United States and they were not satisfactory. Therefore, I read many reviews and perused numerous photos of Best Western Beausejour before making reservations. I set my expectations pretty low so as not to be disappointed. When we got there, I was pleasantly surprised. Best Western Beausejour looked pretty quaint and charming. Everyone in the family liked it.
Best Western Hotel Beausejour is 10 minutes walk from The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, the attraction that brought us to Lourdes, France. It’s a pretty good location for able bodied folks like me and members of my family. Although, the seniors in the family would probably have appreciated more a much closer accommodation. Another plus for the hotel is its location to the train station. It is literally across Gare de Lourdes. As my family drove to Lourdes, this was not a factor we considered. The one advantage we loved was it is right next door to restaurants. It also has a restaurant on location which serves delicious French food! Excitingly, the hotel offers a fabulous view of the Sanctuary and the Pyrenees mountains. To me, the location is perfect!
I could blame it on jet lag, but while in Lourdes, I woke up at 3am Lourdes time and could not get back to sleep. But, it was because our room was a bit warm. The first night there, we thought the room did not have a thermostat, because there was nothing that resembled a thermostat from our experience. The second night, we figured out where the thermostat was, but perhaps, we did not set it right. However, I slept better on the second night as I did not feel anyone moving about until about 0630am.
Our rooms are small by US standard. But we were in France, so the size is what one would find in many hotels in Lourdes. There were three single beds in our Superior Room furnished with a desk and a chair, and a safe. I loved that there is a small veranda with a fabulous view. The bathroom was comfortable enough for a person to move about. Plus, the wifi signal in our room was great!
The family appreciates the service at Best Western Beausejour very much. We were welcomed without French snobbery that one reads about. There was one personnel who spoke English and he was very helpful. The hotel could use more English speaking personnel as they do get guests from all over the world. However, the language barrier did not take away from the excellent service we got from this hotel’s people. The family appreciate their efforts in assisting us.
We got a good value for what we paid for at this hotel. It is located within the city of Lourdes. The rooms were way more than we expected. Definitely much better than the Best Western that we had stayed at in the US. It would have been best if we had breakfast with our stay. It was off season when we were there, I would consider that a great value for the internet rate of 121.6 euro a night for a Superior Family Room.
Our room was clean and our bathroom, equally so. I did not hear any family member complain about the cleanliness of our rooms. The restaurant, lounge, and garden look well cared for. The hallways’ carpets looked regularly vacuumed. It looks like there are no violations in sanitation at Best Western Beausejour!