Best areas to stay in Bordeaux?

We are going to spend two nights in Bordeaux next fall. I have been looking at maps, and the area south of the Jardin Public seems to have the most "sights." Suggestions on the best parts of town to stay would be welcomed. We will be on foot and public transportation until we pick up our car the last day on our way out of town. Thanks.

Posted by Roger
Monein, Pyrenees, France
425 posts

The tram system in Bordeaux is excellent. Pick a hotel near ANY tram stop and you are sorted.

Posted by Robert
891 posts

I would highly recommend Hotel des Voyageurs: While it's on the other side of the river from most sights, it's not a far walk over the nearby bridge, and there's a tram stop across the street. It's currently the No. 1 rated hotel in the region on Tripadvisor ( We stayed there in April, and will be staying there again next March.

Posted by Grier
Carmel, IN
1185 posts

I really liked the Hotel Tour l'Intendance which was a few blocks from the public garden which was very nice. We walked everywhere we needed to go in Bordeaux.