Any recommendations for these areas? These would be one-night stays so, as much as I would love to stay in a B&B, our time is limited. Looking for clean motel, reasonably priced as all we are doing is sleeping there.
I highly recommend Hotel d'Argouges in Bayeux. We've stayed there at least 6 times and love it. Owners and staff are wonderful. In the heart of town, yet down a driveway and is very quiet. They have two lovely gardens, lots of flowers and free pkng. Rooms are large, bathrooms are large, good beds, very clean. Free breakfast in a beautiful dining room. Rates are very reasonable. Hotel is recommended in RS France guide book.
If you are doing D Day tour I would recommend the Hotel Churchill in Bayeux,it is 300 ft from the D Day tour mini van pick up point and is close to the Tapistry Museum which gives the story of Wm the Conquerer of England in 1066,we enjoyed our stay there.
Hotel d'Argouges is an easy walk to the DDay van pick up point.
We stayed at Le Mouton Blanc on Mt St Michel last year and liked it. Staff was friendly, helpful and spoke English. The ground floor is a restaurant but we didn't eat there.
Next year we'll be staying at La VIelle Auberge. Following RS advice, we're getting a room with a terrace overlooking the bay. Can't give you a first-hand review yet, but we haven't yet suffered from following RS advice.